[mythtv-users] New frontend... Atom?
totallymaxed at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 11:44:26 UTC 2009
On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Steve Hill <steve at nexusuk.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Richard Morton wrote:
> In brief, yes; but make sure you buy a board with VDPAU supported
>> chipset like the Zotac boards otherwise the small Atom chips wont cope
>> with HD.
> Hmm, ok. That means getting an nVidia chipset though, and I swore off
> nVidia many years ago after getting bitten too many times by their crappy
> drivers and lack of giving a damn about my bug reports... :(
> I'm tempted to err towards a Core 2 based mini-ITX system, just for the
> safety of knowing I have enough CPU grunt without relying on crazy-ass
> proprietary drivers.
> - Steve
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Well the Atom/Ion combo is a fantastic combination - low energy usage,
virtually silent in operation, compact and it with VDPAU enabled the
de-interlacer, picture quality is truly impressive. My family cannot tell
the HD picture quality from a Freesat HD box...and thats impressive in my
The nVidia 185.xx drivers are very reliable in my experience and you really
will be missing out if you dont use an nVidia based GPU.
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