[mythtv-users] Silly Idea for a Parttime frontend: HP Microserver?

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 12:18:31 UTC 2012

Anthony Giggins wrote:
>Anyone running one of these as a frontend, possibly with an Nvidia 
>card to run VDPAU?
>claims to have a 16x PCI-E slot...

I don't think I'd call it a silly idea, though perhaps a bit overkill.
Fairly small box, very quiet (it has a big 6" (?) fan in the back), 
and low power (my backend takes about 40-50W with two HVR1300 tuners 
and two HDs in it).

It doesn't come with an optical drive installed, or the cables (SATA 
data, and Molex to SATA power adapter) for one. And you'll want to 
tape over the light behind the big bright blue HP logo on the front.

Best thing about them is that they seem to be on perpetual cashback 
offers from HP - and after allowing for that, there's quite a bit of 
machine for your money.

Simon Hobson

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