[mythtv-users] Secrets for low powered front ends ?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Wed Oct 12 16:47:08 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 12:05, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On 11-10-12 11:54 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> And, the crazy
>> part is that with proper planning, you'll have a system that idles at or
>> below the same power usage as the Atom-based system (which has no
>> appreciable idle-mode power savings--meaning that it's always running at
>> the same power usage).
> Power consumption is not my goal (although it's nice gravy) but rather
> small enough to hide behind the wall mounted TV and (for all intents and
> purposes) silent).  Big honking 400W (or even 250W) PSes with fans don't
> fit that profile.

So don't use those big honking ATX power supplies.  Get a mini-itx 
board, stuff it in an M350 case with a picopsu power supply, and mount 
it on the back of your tv with velcro or the integrated VESA bracket.

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