[mythtv-users] what is the cat's ass of integrated "set top box" like hardware now?

Ramon Hofer ramonhofer at bluewin.ch
Thu Jul 21 10:49:10 UTC 2011

On 07/20/2011 04:25 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> cat's ass definition:
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cats%20ass
> I've got a Revo 1600 with the ION chipset in it.  In terms of a nice
> small piece of hardware that I can hide behind the TV and it does
> everything (self-contained, VDPAU, HDMI out) I want in a "set top box"
> form factor.
> It's time to move that to the bedroom, with it's lower resolution
> (1300x768 or so) and get something new for the 1920x1080 in the living room.
> What is a good replacement for the Revo these days?  It's not a hard
> requirement (since most of my source is SDTV anyway) but having a more
> powerful (vdpau, or otherwise) decoder might be nice.  But even without
> a more advanced Nvidia chipset, what is the cat's ass in "set top box"
> like hardware these days?  I want it small enough to tuck behind a wall
> mounted TV and quiet enough to have in a living room, so that rules out
> most piecemeal building projects.

Have you had a look at the AT5IONT-I Asus board? [1]
There's one with WLAN and one without.

In combination with a silverstone LC05 (or if you need an optical device 
a LC09) [2] and some ram this would be a nice diskless MiniMyth System.

To be honest I don't know if it's not getting to hot.
It's quite hard to get in touch with the Asus sales service as the one 
from Germany doesn't answer questions from Switzerland and a Swiss sales 
service doesn't seem to exist...



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