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

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 13:32:52 CET 2009


On 10/11/2009, Michael Stepanov <michael at stepanoff.org> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Paul Menzel
> <paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, den 03.11.2009, 09:49 +0200 schrieb Michael Stepanov:
> >
> > > IMHO nVidia Ion is much better option.
> >
> > Did you try both options or is this just your point of view from reading
> > the specs?
> >
> > > Especially for HDTV.
> >
> > As far as I know the Beagle Board is supposed to play 720p without any
> > problems. See for example [1]. The NVIDIA ION is supposed to do 1080p
> > with VDPAU, but I think I do not need it yet.
> >
> > + The Beagle Board should use less power.
> > - More people run and test x86 hardware.
> > • Both use proprietary drivers.
> >
>
> Agree with you. But 720p on the Beagle Board is a hack while nVidia Ion is
> reality ;) In any case this is just my opinion. You can find easily case, MB
> with different options such external PSU, PCI extension or ready made HTPC
> based on nVidia Ion. Regarding the power consumption. I don't think that the
> difference between Ion and Beagle Board is extremely big. More efficient way
> to reduce energy consumption is replace all kitchen appliances to energy
> save ones, use thermostat to control temperature, switch off unnecessary
> electrical devices  and use energy saving lamps :)
>
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >
> > [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdnDpH3543Q
> >
What about the Xstreamer? www.xstreamer.net 100 EUR, sounds like a
good deal, now only a proper implementation of UPnP plugin for such a
device?



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