[clug] cheap pvr

Angus Gratton indogus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 19:02:39 MDT 2010

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

> 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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