I have quad DVB-T and quad DVB-S Sat>IP tuners in the system, with tvheadend managing all the tuner/recording/epg/icons etc for the client devices. All housed in media press and distributed over LAN to client devices.
This necessitates the ethernet connection to bring into and send out of Tvheadend, all the data for the live TV and video the clients demand.
Presently a Tanix TX3 mini is doing the job, but I need something with 1GB ethernet ideally.
To the question:
Are there any cheap boxes that do not concentrate on video output but rather on general data handling?
If it comes to it I can always use a second TX3 mini (I have it) and use one for DVB-T and the other for DVB-S duty, which should do for some time, hence this is not an immediate requirement, but something I am looking at for the short to medium term.
I had intended to use an aging NUC but that got hit by lightening some time back
So, anyone see anything really cheap that might do this better than what I can already use?