[mythtv-users] Frontends all around the house

cythraul cythrault at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 19:53:43 UTC 2004

That settles it. Thanks for the info! :)

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 19:32:42 -0000, Will <egroups at klubbing.com> wrote:
> cythraul wrote:
> > What I'd really like is Via's EPIA N nano-itx board in a Silverstone'
> > SST-LC07 case. It's got the CN400 chipset for MPEG2 hardware decoding
> > and MPEG4 acceleration. Sound and S-Video output is onboard. Though,
> > with this solution, I would not be able to reuse much stuff. Beside,
> > the case is so damn expensive and I can't locate the board on any
> > retailer site to get an idea on price... Also, it's not clear to me if
> > anything but the board will fit in that case. Laptop HD, CF, Cardbus?
> The Epia-N hasn't been released yet afaik, hence no price info. This
> interview is the closest I've seen to a guide:
> http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=53
> "This depends to a very large degree on the country in which you buy the
> mainboards. In Europe, the price would be in the region of 290 euro
> including VAT for the EPIA SP, but might differ slightly from country to
> country. Due to the high level of integration of the VIA EPIA N Nano-ITX,
> these boards will most likely be more expensive than Mini-ITX mainboards
> currently in the market."
> > While I like the CN400 chipset, it's currently offered only on EPIA N
> > boards. But, the CLE266 chipset has been around for some time and
> > people seems to be happy with it. The Unichrome drivers seem to have
> > matured enough for this project. Beside, if there were a mini-itx
> > board with a CN400 chipset, it would be as expensive as the EPIA N. :)
> The Epia-SP above (290 Euros) is the only announced CN400 mini itx board I
> believe. IMHO it would be a waste to get as soon as it's launched as the
> Mpeg4 decoder will likely not be supported for some time under linux, and
> when it is, they will be cheaper to buy.
> Will
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