[mythtv-users] Frontend Recommendation
lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 02:16:49 UTC 2019
On Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 10:39 PM Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com wrote:
> On 11/11/18 10:12 PM, jmk wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A few months ago, my D525 ION-based front-end died after nearly a decade
> of service. I attempted to replace it with a RPi3 B+, but it’s a
> significant step down (poor picture quality, issues with video/audio sync,
> etc). I’ve also been using Kodi on a Fire stick, but I strongly dislike the
> > I’m wondering if there are options in the $300 range that folks have had
> good luck with. It looks like the low-end world has moved on from VDPAU.
> Can the current generation of mini pc’s with i3-7100U processors and Intel
> HD 620 graphics display 1080 (OTA) video with the same level of quality as
> VDPAU? My understanding is that Myth doesn’t support VAAPI for
> de-interlacing, so that would need to be done in CPU. Would something like
> either of the following provide me with solid playback:
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
> I had a FE fail this year and went on a search like you. The failed
> device was an Intel NUC 3rd Gen Core i3. It worked great for a Frontend.
> I didn't want to spend much money so I went down the RP3 B+ route with
> Raspbian and Mythtv light. I could not watch HDTV recordings with that.
> I tested Kodi and it's video/audio was much better. Then I tested
> LibreELEC which is Linux and Kodi all integrated together and it worked
> great. BUT you have to get used to Kodi using the kodi-pvr-mythtv
> addon. I keep a linux machine around for lots of things and I run
> Mythfrontend on it because I like managing my recordings that way.
> You may end up not going the same way, but I'd test LibreELEC on your
> RP3 B+ before you spend the $300. I replaced my wife's NUC with a RP3 B+
> and it hasn't been rebooted in weeks. She hasn't complained once I
> trained her on the Kodi interface. Unfortunately, Mythtv frontend is not
> tuned for the RP3 hardware. I'd prefer that interface for a FE.
> Jim A
I have 4 of these running as FEs:
LIVA LIVA X 2GB/32GB Mini PC
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