[mythtv-users] Advice on small FE, please

john blue rwc at bestpond.com
Wed Sep 8 00:58:02 UTC 2010

On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 02:43:53 pm Tyler T wrote:
> > Or would it be better to build a mini-itx (or slightly bigger)system with
> > better video improved cooling etc.
> If you do go this route, choose your case carefully. I still have heat
> issues with my mini-ITX case, requiring two small fans that aren't
> nearly as quiet as I would like.

Thanks Tyler, what case was that? Do you have a link?

> > 2. Are there any small UpNP media players, now available  that could do
> > the job? Or any major limitations with UpNP that would make it
> > unsuitable in this scenario.
> Well the issue with a UPnP FE is Myth-specific features like
> scheduling new shows; you'd need to resort to a PC/VM to run the FE
> occasionally or use MythWeb to do such things. I'm also not sure if
> you can delete a recording from a UPnP FE, something you might wish to
> do fairly often (say, after watching each one ;) ). This is where
> something like a NMT/PopcornHour which can play shows off an SMB/NFS
> share may offer a better experience due to limitations of the UPnP
> protocol.
> Also, you may miss such features as timestretch and possibly CC
> support if you use a non-Myth FE.
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