[mythtv-users] New frontend... Atom?

Andrew Herron totallymaxed at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 11:39:42 UTC 2009


On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:35 AM, Greg Cope <gregcope at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/11/8 Richard Morton <richard.e.morton at gmail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >> The Intel Atom processors look interesting, but I've not been able to
> find much in the way
> >> of performance specs.  Does anyone know if any of the Atoms are remotely
> capable of
> >> playing HD H.264 AVC?
> >
> > In brief, yes; but make sure you buy a board with VDPAU supported
> > chipset like the Zotac boards otherwise the small Atom chips wont cope
> > with HD.
> >
> > Try searching gossamer threads as it has been covered quite a few times.
>
> I've yet to get mine to play HD; but my Revo R3600 (dual core 330
> Atom+Ion+1gb+160Gb drive is around 160 delivered in the UK(linux
> version)) is nice and cheap.  No DVD Drive, but has ESATA which works
> ok and they are pretty cheap.
>
> Quite (you can only hear the fan when you have you ear next to it),
> low power; What is not to like?
>
> I brought it on the assumption that with Nvidia ION it _should_ do HD.
>
> Greg
>
>
The Acer Revo R3600 uses an Atom N230 actually not a N330. We have this
running well on 0.21 and VDPAU and it handles BBC HD excellently by the way.
No optical drive though as you point out.

Andrew
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