[mythtv-users] 2021: Good cheap frontends for sports?

Greg Woods greg at gregandeva.net
Thu Jan 28 21:55:56 UTC 2021

Just as a data point: I use a Raspberry Pi 4 as a frontend, set up as
described in the MythTV Wiki, and it works fine. I watch a lot of NFL
Football and some NHL Hockey, and it looks great. I get my content from HD
Comcast channels.

For me it was worth a shot because I had a couple of extra Pi 4's already.


On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:37 AM Josh Rosenberg <mythtv at desh.info> wrote:

> Hey, all. My Zotac ZBOX-ID84 that I bought used 4 years ago might be
> biting the dust, so it's time for a new frontend again. Since I watch a
> fair bit of sports, I don't think Raspberry Pi or the Android-based
> frontends give quite the oomph I need for 720p/1080i sports, let alone
> higher quality. (See my previous thread at
> https://lists.archive.carbon60.com/mythtv/users/626703 .)
> My instinct is to buy another ZBox and use VDPAU again, but I haven't kept
> up on the latest developments with VAAPI or NVDEC. From a quick search, it
> seems like buying hardware with a plan to use VDPAU might not be the best
> option in 2021. Does anyone have any specific suggestions for something
> that's Zbox sized or smaller and would make a good frontend for a sports
> fan in this day and age?
> Thanks!
> Josh Rosenberg
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