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Old 08-25-2019, 12:50 PM
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Dedicated Fanless SageTV server?

I am thinking about building up a fanless (no moving parts) PC to use as a dedicated box for SageTV - intending to record TV to a NAS box.
  • Would it be practical to run the Linux version of Sage...just to save a buck on the OS?
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  • Does anybody have any hardware recommendations? I'm thinking Sage does not need a lot of horsepower - or does it? I have one remote user which seems to invoke trans-coding on the server side.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:30 PM
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I am using an Intel NUC as my Sage server. Works great. I was able to load Windows 7 on it (it is a NUC7 with only USB 3 ports - I also have a NUC8 and I can't get Windows 7 to load). I use Ceton and HDHR cablecard tuners.

I don't see why you couldn't run Linux on a NUC but I can't answer that specifically.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:30 PM
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I very seldom use SageTV usually for only watching LIVETV. I run it on a windows VM in my synology NAS. My Main Choice for DVR is Channels DVR which I also run on my NAS.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:23 PM
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I think unRAID Linux should be anyone's first choice for a SageTV PC.

I have two HTPCs that are fanless and completely solid state but these are intended to be used as clients rather than servers. They use HD-Plex cases where the case acts as a heat sink with heat pipes that draw heat from the CPU to the case. I have the earlier generation H3 and H1.

https://www.hdplex.com/

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Old 08-26-2019, 07:29 AM
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All you need to run SageTV is a $200 NUC.... no need for a large Power hungry server.
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