[mythtv-users] ION "LE" suitable for VDPAU ?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Nov 10 15:47:46 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 10 November 2009 08:31:43 Nick Morrott wrote:
> 2009/11/10 Brian Wood <beww at beww.org>:
> > Looking at ION platforms, I see an Acer AR1600-U910H for $199, which says
> > it has an "ION-LE" graphics system.
> >
> > Will the "LE" work for VDPAU? A similar system with "ION" (no "LE")
> > graphics goes for $130 more, which makes me suspicious.
> >
> > Often "LE" means "limited edition", or "doesn't do as much".
> >
> > Anyone have experience with the "ION LE" ?
> No first-hand experience, but the nVidia ION pages state the ION LE
> does have Full HD 1080i/p decode support:
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/picoatom_specifications.html
> No information as to what level of PureVideo support it provides though.
> The key difference between the ION and ION LE graphics is the lack of
> DX10-support in the latter, and its unsuitability for Windows Vista/7.
> I'll leave it to someone with more experience to provide conclusive
> answers.

Thanks. DX10 is probably of interest to gamers, not to me. I just want to make 
sure the LE can decode h264 @ 1080i before I buy one, and it seems as though 
it should.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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