[mythtv-users] Is the Acer Revo still the best frontend?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 9 17:48:37 UTC 2010

  On 11/09/2010 11:12 AM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Apple Mac Mini + Broadcom Crystal HD then. Latest flash player 
> actually offloads to the crystalhd reasonably well, though its not yet 
> 100% stable. Or Apple Mac Mini w/nVidia graphics running Mac OS X, 
> where there's decode offload to the GPU.

Of course, with the software scaling and compositing in Flash, you're 
fixing the 5% problem and leaving the 95% problem with the CrystalHD.  :)

That said, a modern Mac Mini with appropriately-chosen CPU and 
VDPAU-compatible NVIDIA GPU is a great frontend system.

Yeah, you can *choose* to buy an under-spec'ed Mac Mini.  But you can 
/not/ choose to buy a sufficiently-spec'ed Atom-based system.

Or, for those who don't want to pay Apple prices, there are other ways 
to get the same benefits as the Mac Mini for cheaper.


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