[mythtv-users] Foxconn NVIDIA ION system and 2G ram stick at newegg

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 13:50:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM, William Suethoz
<wsuetholz at centonline.com> wrote:
> ----- Original message -----
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:34 PM, MacNean Tyrrell <dardack at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > > On 23 Aug 10 06:56, Dan Wilga wrote:
>> > > > I am able to play 1080i .mkv or MP2 video using the VDPAU Slim
>> > > > profile on my Foxconn box. However, it does eventually lock up the
>> > > > system (as does pretty much any kind of video). According to one
>> > > > of nVidia's techs, the problem is most likely not the lack of RAM,
>> > > > though.
>> > >
>> > > FWIW, I've not had any lock-up problems with an Acer Aspire Revo
>> > > 1600. at least.)  I've not had any crashes attributable to
>> > > VDPAU...for that matter, I
>> > > don't recall having any crashes with it at all.
>> I'm suffering a bit of buyer's remorse at this point after reading
>> this thread.  I jumped on the Newegg shell shocker last friday without
>> really researching it much, as I was looking for a cheap frontend.
>> It just arrived, but I haven't really unwrapped it yet to test it out.
>>  Should I send it back?
>> Sadly those Revo 1600's don't seem to exist anymore, only the 3610 for
>> a lot more money (>300).  Otherwise I would get one!
> That's what I did. I do have to admit that Foxconn tried to help, it just
> got to the end of the return period and I had to give up.
> Funny thing was that xbmc worked fairly well with this device.
> Bill

I made the same purchase mistake too. which is a shame, it's a nice
little box, especially since it actually has SPDIF output which the
Revo and other similar devices don't.

has anyone tried the BIOS updates to see if that helps?

funny, they have this with 4GB of RAM as today's PM shell shocker
deal, really too bad it won't work properly in linux.

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