[mythtv-users] Zotac ZBox HD-ID11-U (ION 2?)ships
beww at beww.org
Mon May 10 23:12:46 UTC 2010
On Monday 10 May 2010 04:50:27 pm Steven Adeff wrote:
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM, White, Joe <wwhite at bankofamerica.com>
> > The first of the ION 2’s. I was kind of excited about this until the
> > reviewer at NewEgg poked some holes in my balloon.
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856173005&cm_re=ato
> what was poked exactly?
> I think the big disappointment in the ION2 platform is that the GPU
> doesn't look fast enough to do Advanced 2x on 1080i material, so it
> looks to be no better than an original ION for MythTV/VDPAU.
A serious consideration, since the only advantage I was expecting from the
ION2 was the ability to do Adv2x.
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
I don't see any real advantage over the Revo 1600. The second core isn't
really needed for a Myth frontend.
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