I've been running a Shuttle SK43G with 2.2Ghz AMD, silentPC fan, silent 250W 
psu and replaced all the mobo fans with heatsinks for 3 years.

time to replace.  The fan is still quiet, but now the case vibrates a 
little, and the whole thing runs about 61 degrees - which isn't ideal.

I'd like to go fanless and cool.  What I like about the shuttle is it's 
size.  The 1x PCI is fine, as is the VIA unichrome VGA & s-video out.

Any ideas on a small compact fanless (DEAD quiet) case & motherboard??

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To: <vdr@linuxtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [vdr] Mid range CPU choice

>>is the order. HDMI is digital und should those provide best quality 
>>(equals to DVI.
> My list is a bit other way round, as beauty of the picture is in viewers 
> eye.
> S-Video
> Composite
> Component
> Don't get me wrong, as already years ago I have played with HDTV stuff, 
> and naturally with DVI-based to my projector. Problem is that DVB-C / 
> DVB-T is so bad quality signal (in Finland at least), lots of blocking 
> artefacts so it looks very lousy. By using DVI (and probable upscaling to 
> 720p/1080i) picture gets to sh*t. So I abandoned the idea 2 years ago. 
> (VDR-Xine with DVB-C & DVB-S when Euro1080i/HD1 was open for all).
> So best non-HD output would be S-Video (and composite) which hides the 
> blocking and picture errors, and gives stutter free output of the program. 
> RGB starts to show more MPEG features. With Component/VGA/HDMI you 
> probably need to use computer-based output, and I haven't seen stutter 
> free output.
> With this I mean X server config, you cannot get exactly 50Hz output, but 
> you can get 50.04Hz output. That might lead to micro stutter on picture.
> But the list I quoted is the best order in terms of video connection 
> quality, but not the best picture quality for viewer.. :-O
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