[mythtv-users] Foxconn NVIDIA ION system and 2G ram stick at newegg
jfwd at phlobus.net
Fri Aug 27 22:04:54 UTC 2010
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Ozzy Lash <ozzy.lash at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> I'm kind of in the same boat. I saw it, posted it here, and before
> getting feedback, pulled the trigger.
> I think I'm going to keep mine, and I figure there are a few options:
> I'm hoping that with Dan's help, NVIDIA will figure out what the
> problem is, and be able to fix it in the driver, even if it is a bios
> or hardware issue.
> If that doesn't work out, I don't really need (or want) the wireless
> for my application, so I might try out a crystalhd card.
> One of the places I want a front-end is the office, which only has an
> old TV. I have a VGA to SVIDEO conveter that I could try to connect
> to the TV. I'm not sure if down-scaling HD to SD would work out with
> this box or not.
Thanks for all the advice. I think I'm going to send mine back, as I
was counting on VDPAU -- two of my tuners are HDHomeRun, and the
display is a 42" LCD so I was hoping for a decent quality output. My
wife would never understand why some recordings play better than
others, or know what to do when it randomly locks up....
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