[mythtv-users] Nvidia ION => NUC - good idea?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Oct 1 16:46:54 UTC 2020

On Thu, 1 Oct 2020 12:25:08 +0100, you wrote:

>I've been using an old zbox as frontend for years now. It has worked 
>really well, especially where it matters: video playback is perfect, 
>interlaced or not, whatever the frame rate, with the TV always set 
>correctly. Where it lacks a bit is in boot speed and a bit of lag in the 
>menus but I don't find that hugely important. What is more of a problem 
>is that I'm more frequently these days wishing to play HEVC encoded 
>content and it just can't handle that at all: presumably because of the 
>GT 610 graphics chip. So I'm considering moving to NUC. Is that a good 
>idea? If so, any recommendations for which to choose?

If you really want a small form factor but with Nvidia video, you
might consider building a mini-ITX motherboard based box.  There are
some with AMD processors and a PCIe slot (PCIe 3.0 or 4.0).  Put an
Nvidia GT1030 card in the PCIe slot and it should make a nice
frontend.  But I have no idea how it would compare price wise with a

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