[mythtv-users] Reference fanless frontend, frontend, backend, fe/be

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 21:40:13 UTC 2011

I had an online discussion with someone (not on this list) that was
being very patronising and abusive while telling me that hi is
transcoding a bluray rip to 2gb (from 25gb) and it is completely

However; this does highlight a point jedi's point. both are 1080p
encodes of a movie, both are in H264 and yet not both will playback on
the same hardware, the more data the more processing required.

Throw into the mix a different codec (and lack of hardware decoding)
and absolutely (unfortunately) one box may play one
720i/720p/1080i/1080p file but not another.

However... in response to the original poster; I have just seen my
next frontend:

designed to be fanless; ION2 system with DC power input (i.e. no
traditional PSU required, just a laptop type power-brick).



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