[mythtv-users] Latest thoughts on small silent frontends

Stephen P. Villano stephen.p.villano at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:57:56 UTC 2014

On 3/11/14, 12:54 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Michael T. Dean
> <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> ....
>> For me, the best silent frontend is a big, ugly (but inexpensive) frontend
>> system with fans that's in a different room (with audio/video and remote
>> cables through the wall).  So it's not only silent, but it's also completely
>> invisible in the viewing room (which I'd argue is better than even the
>> prettiest case).
> "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it
> make a sound?"
> I would say it does.
> What I think you meant to say is that it is not silent, but inaudible
> in your viewing room :-).
> Gary
> _______________________________________________
Ah, but that is the purpose of the surround sound system!   ;)

OK, I tend to keep the audio up a bit. That is out of necessity, not desire.

More seriously, my BE is an old Dell server, needless to day, it's
infernally loud.
Even by my own diluted standards. So, it "lives" in the basement.
My FE's fans are quiet enough that I can't hear them, more importantly,
my wife doesn't mention hearing them. I suspect that is due to the fan
setup in the two FE's being a bit overcapacity, hence run low RPM and

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