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Re: [vox] Good quiet hardware for Myth TV
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Re: [vox] Good quiet hardware for Myth TV

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 12:59:04PM -0700, Bill Broadley wrote:
> On 04/21/2011 11:39 AM, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > Wes' presentation Monday night got me thinking that I should
> Sadly I missed it.
> > build a Myth TV box. I guess the biggest thing I am thinking about is
> > noise and size, similar to my existing Tivo box. It is very quiet.
> > Any recommendations on cases and fans?
> Well the cooler your CPU/GPU is the easier silent cooling is.  I've seen two 
> approaches.  Some folks have a big beefy machine with tons of disk/cpu for 
> ripping/transcoding/hdtv cards and a thin client (just for video out/remote 
> control).  Others go with a single box.  If you want near silent, a couple 
> disks, and a CPU that's good at compression/decompression/transcoding and 
> related duties I'd consider this:
> http://www.silentpcreview.com/silverstone-gd05

I think I will start with the single box. The multi-box way sounds like
the way to go, but the project would probably never get off the ground.

What about remote controls? 

Brian Lavender

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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