[mythtv-users] Latest thoughts on small silent frontends

Daniel Frey dmfrey at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 13:00:50 UTC 2014

I have been trying to determine the best between the NUC, Gigabye BRIX or
the Asus EeeBox



I forget which one has this, but one of them has a built in ir sensor for
remote control.

Certain versions of the NUC can have the Pulse Eight internal CEC adapted
mounted on a header on the board, but it is only certain models, not all of

I dig this form factor and am planning on either velco or zip tying one of
these to the back of tv I recently mounted on the wall.  I believe the Asus
one is the thinnest and am leaning in that direction.

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 8:52 AM, James Linder <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:

> On 10 Mar 2014, at 8:00 pm, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> > I have a Raspberry PI (256MB Version) and it is in no way ready to be a
> ?LiveTV? fronted. While they have made a lot of progress on the PI in xbmc
> (See this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=184866 ) not
> much has been done to speed up the EPG Guide, and the Channel List. When I
> try and bring up the EPG guide it can take upwards of 10-15 seconds to
> display. Also De-Interlacing support does not seem to be working in the
> latest builds either.
> >
> > I am not sure the PI will ever have enough ooompf to do an EPG with any
> kind of normal speed, no stutter etc.
> >
> > just my 2cents!
> I just played with the new NUC from intel. I used a pretty low end
> (celeron) but hey it is quite watchable, cheap and totally quiet.
> (AS a frontend, It would need USB tuners to be a backend)
> James
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