[mythtv-users] Latest thoughts on small silent frontends

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Wed Mar 12 05:07:33 UTC 2014

On 11/03/2014 12:00 AM, Daniel Frey wrote:
> I have been trying to determine the best between the NUC, Gigabye BRIX 
> or the Asus EeeBox
> http://www.asus.com/us/EeeBox_PCs/
> http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=47&ck=104
> 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 them.
> 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 
> <mailto:jam at tigger.ws>> wrote:
>     On 10 Mar 2014, at 8:00 pm, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org
>     <mailto: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

I believe there is an VESA Bracket/Adapter that will do this for you, 
probably not as cheap as velcro, but more elegant.

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