March, 2011 - All Posts

Power saving with grano.la

Yazan: admin | 28 March 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo

Stumbled across grano.la at the weekend so thought I would try it out. Because the Revo is so low powered and for convenience I just leave the backend/frontend (Revo R3610) runing 24/7. Yes I know I could use BIOS wakeup events but it gets used for watching/recording TV and also for watching films and playing […]

Which USB Tuner for MythTV?

Yazan: admin | 10 March 2011 | No Comments
Categories: MythTV

After much research i went for the Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-TD for its twin tuner capability. No problems at all to set-up just plug into the Revo R3610, boot up Mythbuntu and configure. Have since added a second tuner to give 4 simultaneous tuners to allow for running the remote MythTV frontend and still give a recording […]

Comparisons between Revo 3610 and 3700 for MythTV & XBMC

Yazan: admin | 10 March 2011 | No Comments
Categories: Acer Revo, MythTV, XBMC

Having been running a Combined MythTV frontend/backend plus XBMC on a Revo R3610 the time came to buy another so which one…the 3610 or the 3700. At the time I could get both for the same price albeit with a slightly smaller hard disk and less RAM (4GB in the 3610 and 2GB in the […]