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

Michael Stepanov michael at stepanoff.org
Tue Nov 3 08:49:20 CET 2009


IMHO nVidia Ion is much better option. Especially for HDTV.

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Helge Lenz <h.lenz at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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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Michael
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