[mythtv-users] System specifications review...

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Mon Nov 16 09:02:17 UTC 2009

On Mon, November 16, 2009 2:37 am, Patrick Doyle wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com>
> wrote:
>> Patrick Doyle wrote:
>>> Graphics:
>>> ASUS EN9600GT SILENT/2D/512MD3 GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121324
>> That sure is a monster!  I'd be a little worried about the cooling pipe
>> that
>> loops out of the top (see 3rd image) - I think it might stop you getting
>> the
>> lid back on the case without some "modification" (i.e. cut a bit hole in
>> the
>> lid!)  But you might just be ok...
> Hmmm... I hadn't noticed that heat pipe until you mentioned it.  Now
> that you've mentioned it, I've gone back and looked at all of the
> reviews in Newegg.  It's odd that nobody mentioned it there.  So
> perhaps it isn't that much of a problem.
> What _is_ a problem though, is the fact that it doesn't have an HDMI
> output (which I only noticed upon careful reading of the reviews --
> thanks for taking the time to comment on this and thus encourage me to
> go carefully read the reviews).  I am planning on hooking this box up
> to my LCD TV via HDMI.  It would have been a real bummer to get the
> box put together and find that I didn't have a place to plug in the
> HDMI cable.
> For some reason, I feel drawn to the GeForce GT220, despite the fact
> that the wiki doesn't say anything about its capability to handle
> 1080i.  There was a fanless version announced, apparently fairly
> recently, (see
> http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/NewsRoom/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1299&MenuID=13&LanID=0),
> but I can't figure out how/where to buy it.

> Does anybody have a better recommendation for a low power fanless
> VDPAU capable board that can support Advanced (2x) deinterlace?

I've been thinking about buying one of these:

But I'm not really sure if it's up to the job of Advanced (2x)...  On the
plus side (for me anyway) it's fanless and only takes up a single slot...


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