[mythtv-users] Very Low Cost Frontend

Ken Mandelberg km at mathcs.emory.edu
Thu Dec 26 21:57:23 UTC 2019

My 10 year old Macmini/HDHR running Ubuntu Myth front/backend is having 
issues. I'm looking for a very low cost replacement. I build the trunk 
frequently, and want the standard frontend not Kodi. The Mac has an old 
Nvida GPU which worked well for years, and I really want something with 
a GPU that Myth supports.

 From what I read there is no GPU support on the PI4, which other than 
would be a nice price point.

I know a NUC would work, but they start getting pricey once configured, 
and its not clear to me what the cheapest one without media format 
limitations is. I know there are other boxes in similar form factor, but 
don't know if there is a better value than a NUC.

Storage is not an issue, I already use a large USB disk for both root 
and the media on the mini.

It seems like even cheap phone/tablet SOCs have better GPUs than the old 

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