[mythtv-users] Backend/Frontend hardware (new system)

bhaskins bhaskins at chartermi.net
Tue Sep 18 17:57:51 UTC 2012

On 09/18/2012 10:48 AM, jedi wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:13:16PM +1000, Michael Watson wrote:
>> On 18/09/2012 10:58 AM, Nick Rout wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Michael Watson
>>> <michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au>  wrote:
>>>> On 18/09/2012 9:39 AM, Nick Rout wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Michael Watson
>>>>> <michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au>  wrote:
>>>>>> On 18/09/2012 7:27 AM, Tyler T wrote:
>>>>>>> Do you still intend to record TV for later viewing? I don't see a
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>>> Or are you better to go with the lower power machine if you want to
>>> look after the environment? We burn coal for electricity after all. I
>>> simply don't know the right answer here! I doubt that any one answer
>>> is "right".
>> Coal is not the only material used to generate power.  There are
>> many others including Nuclear, Wind, Solar, and Water
>> But, back to the original statement.  You do not need a new high
>> priced machine to run Myth Frontend or Backend seperate or combined.
>> You can do it quite happily on equipment that is 5+ Years old, for
>> very little out lay.
>      One of my frontends is an 5 year old tower PC that was trailing
> edge hardware 5 years ago. Bought it because it was cheap. It does
> fine though because I put a good video card in it (nv430).
>      I also recently dramatically improved the performance of a similar
> machine by putting a nv8400 in it. A good video card can go a long way
> and a good video card can be a relic itself.
My setup is a cheap, very quiet, very low power old Sempron with
a 1T HD on the backend and a Asus box playing through a
VIsio 1080 FS as the "frontend".
All access to the backend is through wireless laptops and pads.
Any backup of recorded programs is to a NAS.

There is also another box ( loud and power hungry ) that is a combined 
FE/BE which
should cause problems because of more than on BE running
but it works out very well for me.
They are on different, fixed addresses.

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