[mythtv-users] System specifications review...
bill at bbqninja.com
Mon Nov 16 09:28:37 UTC 2009
On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM, Robert <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> 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...
I've got a fanless Palit 9500GT which does advanced 2x and has digital
audio passthrough. Highly recommended.
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