[mythtv-users] Inexpensive, preassembled, VDPAU-friendly frontends

Scott D. Davilla davilla at 4pi.com
Mon Dec 1 04:11:26 UTC 2008


>On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Scott D. Davilla <davilla at 4pi.com> wrote:
>>>   > What we need is a machine with an atom processor and an nvidia onboard
>>>>   chip. Perhaps Jeff is right, EPIA with a PCI video card.
>>>>
>>>>   Do any of those epia motherboards have a PCIe slot?
>>>
>>>to answer myself, this series does:
>>>
>>>http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=550
>>>
>>>Don't know exactly what "1 x 16-Lane PCI-E slot (Gen 1)" means in
>>>terms of compatibility with a video card.
>>
>>  Ouch, $251 for the SN10000EG and $281 for the SN18000G at logic
>>  supply. Running those numbers again;
>>
>>  $80      Intel ITX with dual-core atom 330
>>  $20      512MB ram
>>  $60      Nvidia 8400 w/ 512MB PCI
>>
>>  That's $160 right there.
>
>point taken. I was looking for the PCIe option as the locally
>available PCI nvidia options are expensive ($200) and only have 256MB.
>But those intel boards are a good price indeed! Local pricing for what
>you suggest is:
>
>$160 Intel ITX with dual core Atom 330
>$30   512M RAM
>$193 nVidia 8400GS w/256MB RAM PCI

That almost $200 for the nvidia is a real ouch. I see your pain now :)


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