[mythtv-users] Zotac ZBox HD-ID11-U (ION 2?)ships

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue May 11 13:11:41 UTC 2010

On Monday 10 May 2010 10:07:05 pm MarcT wrote:
> A serious consideration, since the only advantage I was expecting from the
> ION2 was the ability to do Adv2x.
> Opinions:
> I'd like to see a couple of RAM slots instead of just 1. Single-channel
> memory
> is so 20th Century.
> I don't like being forced to buy WiFi whether I want it or not. A mini-PCIe
> slot would allow the user to go with WiFi if desired, and also use a
> CrystalHD
> module, also if desired.
> The card reader is unnecessary, the user could just connect a USB reader is
> needed. A cheap "feature" to boost the price without raising the cost.
> The list of "features" seems mostly software-related, and not anything Myth
> would want.
> I don't see any real advantage over the Revo 1600. The second core isn't
> really needed for a Myth frontend.
> _______________________________________________
> I don't get it, you are the second person to say there is no mini-PCIe slot
> when the anandtech article states this on the second page
> "On the other side of the motherboard you'll find the WiFi card as well as
> an open mini PCI Express slot for expansion. Zotac uses two of the NM10's
> PCIe lanes to feed these ports, leaving only a x1 lane for the NVIDIA
> Not that I am touting the system like I used too.. it sounds mediocre.

I based my comment on a reviewer complaining about no mini PCIe slot. 

I should know better than to trust N/E's reviewers.

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