[vdr] [OT] ARM based devices for VDR server and client

Helge Lenz h.lenz at gmx.de
Sun Nov 1 21:43:16 CET 2009


As far as I know uses the reel NetClient an ARM core but I am not shure 
which one and if there is an additional graphics processor onboard. As 
long as nobody buys this box and opens it, we won't know.

Helge.

Paul Menzel schrieb:
> Dear list,
>
>
> I searched the Web but could not find a lot of reviews or tests about
> ARM based VDR systems.
>
> The goal is to have a VDR device which consumes the „least possible“
> amount of power. I heard that ARM based devices are good for this.
>
> Does anyone on this list have any experiences using ARM based devices?
>
> 1. Since the boards are mostly small one needs to use mostly USB
> devices, doesn’t one?
> 2. Is the performance high enough to playback SDTV? It should.
> 3. What about HDTV?
>
> 4. Especially the Beagle Board [1][2] was covered a lot in the press.
> But it is not completely free, i. e. the specifications and the
> toolchain is not freely available, is not it [3]? Sorry, if I am wrong
> about this.
>
> If there is any information I missed on the Web, please point me to it.
>
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
> Paul
>
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BeagleBoard
> [2] http://beagleboard.org/
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_TMS320
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