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

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Wed Oct 12 18:51:46 UTC 2011

On 11-10-12 02:32 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
> I have now assembled two systems based on the Zotac ZBOX line.
> The first is a HD-ID11 acting as combined backend/frontend
> with 250GB internal hard drive and a single HVR-950Q USB tuner.
> Works perfectly -- silky smooth Advanced/2X playback during record/commskip.
> The second is very similar, using a Zotac HD-ID41 nettop.
> Slightly faster CPU, plus USB3 (not used yet), otherwise pretty similar.
> Again, a single HVR-950Q USB tuner and running combined BE/FE.

I thought you were going to contradict my position that "real-processor"
based machines can be reasonably priced and sit behind the wall-mounted
TV (and therefor be quiet also) but both of these machines are nettops
in the same fashion as my own argument.

> Of course, the same boxes would make great FE-only machines too.

Not for the crowd here that doesn't like Atoms due to their
future-limiting nature.  I certainly don't like that aspect of them, but
it's lesser of two evils AFAIC.


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