[mythtv-users] System specifications review...
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>
>> Patrick Doyle wrote:
>>> ASUS EN9600GT SILENT/2D/512MD3 GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
>> That sure is a monster! I'd be a little worried about the cooling pipe
>> loops out of the top (see 3rd image) - I think it might stop you getting
>> lid back on the case without some "modification" (i.e. cut a bit hole in
>> 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
> 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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