[mythtv-users] Alternative to zbox for a frontend

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Sun Sep 10 15:45:54 UTC 2017

On 09/10/2017 10:47 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> On 09/09/2017 16:49, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 09/09/2017 10:42 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>>> I've been using zboxs as frontends for some time now, ones with low 
>>> power CPUs and nVidia graphics. They don't seem to last very well 
>>> before dying, but while they work they work well. I think my current 
>>> one is showing signs of dying, and now I look around and don't see 
>>> any with nVidia graphics other than overly powerful and expensive 
>>> ones. Any one know of a good alternative? I'm assuming that moving 
>>> to Intel graphics would not be satisfactory because the 
>>> deinterlacing support is lacking.
>>> Cheers,
>>>     Paul.
>> Raspberry pi 3 ? You can't go far wrong for $50.
> So can the pi 3 decode and deinterlace 1050i content running under
> Mythfrontend?
> P.
1080i content under mythfrontend - yes. I use that all the time. 
Hardware decoding and hardware advanced deinterlace. You need to buy a 
$2 license for MPEG2 and follow the setup instructions for raspberry pi 
in the mythtv wiki.

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