[clug] cheap pvr

Adam Baxter voltagex at voltagex.org
Fri Apr 9 00:43:50 MDT 2010

I have a SheevaPlug, if anyone has a suggestion for a well-supported USB
tuner I'll try out MythBackend or even a dodgy hack involving streaming data
from the stick over my LAN.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Angus Gratton <indogus at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Hal,
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Hal <hal.ashburner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Asus wl700gE with PATA hard disk
> I actually have one of these at my house in pieces, which I'm slowly
> trying to turn into a RAID-1 NAS (via an IDE<->SATA bridge.) When I
> have it running again I'll benchmark the USB vs. IDE performance for
> you.
> > and then someone claims to have done it with a wl500gP which would be a
> lot
> > cheaper.
> The WL700gE was only $100 "lightly used" on ebay. I'm not sure if
> either of those models are readily available new for <$200 in
> Australia at the moment (may be wrong.)
> > (but probably with a bunch of hassle - not the thing for your parents if
> > they're much like mine).
> Yeah, just compiling mythbackend & co against ucblic instead of glibc
> (for OpenWRT) is probably a medium-sized effort in itself.
> Something like a SheevaPlug might do the trick though, as a backend
> box, and is even cheaper than these routers.
> Although for $320 you can buy a dual core Acer Revo on ebay, which is
> beefy enough for combined backend, frontend & transcoder box. So
> that's where I intend to head when I upgrade my XBMC Xbox.
> - Angus
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