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

Michael Stepanov michael at stepanoff.org
Wed Nov 11 14:59:52 CET 2009


If we're starting to talk about media players then Popcorn Hour can be used
as VDR client - http://smart-home-blog.com/archives/1344

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Theunis Potgieter <
theunis.potgieter at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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-- 
Cheers,
Michael
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