[mythtv-users] First Nvidia Ion box - Acer Aspire Revo prices revealed
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Thu Apr 16 23:22:39 UTC 2009
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:17 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 08:49:31AM -0700, John Andrunas wrote:
>> It looks like the CPU isn't quite up to snuff.
>> That's too bad. It looks very promising otherwise.
> That is kind of the point to the ION platform. The CPU is low power
> (in both senses of the word), but you have a GPU that is powerful
> enough to play HD video. So it is true that if you are doing anything
> that requires much CPU then none of the ION platform machines will
> likely be useful to you. But for folks who just want to run a frontend
> that plays back recorded TV and their video library, then VDPAU can do
> all of that very nicely (with exceptions if you have some odd codecs
> in your video library). The problem they report with HULU is because
> Flash doesn't support VDPAU (although moonlight has added VDPAU
> support). Somebody has opened a ticket with Adobe requesting VDPAU
> support (http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-1152). Hopefully it will
> come more quickly than 64-bit support did.
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Interesting article on what low-power (Geode in this case) can do - they
specifically say at the end of the article it's not good for video, but
a cool application of these low-power CPUs.
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