[mythtv-users] New Rpi 4B - looks like it would make a great frontend

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Jun 24 18:45:56 UTC 2019

I just saw an ad for the new Raspberry Pi 4B that has just been


The specs look very good for a MythTV frontend:

Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (depending on model)
2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
Gigabit Ethernet
2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible
with previous boards)
2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
2-lane MIPI DSI display port
2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient

The gigabit Ethernet port is apparently now full speed - not hampered
by going through a USB port.

If it can really do 4K @ 60 Hz, at that price it makes a frontend per
room easily affordable.  And those specs are better than the PC I
first ran MythTV on.

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