[vdr] [OT] NVidia ION mini-ITX arriving

Andrew Herron totallymaxed at gmail.com
Sat May 16 17:20:22 CEST 2009

Yes the Revo uses the HDMI port to route audio out to TV or a Surround amp.

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Nicolas Huillard <nicolas at huillard.net>wrote:

> Magnus Hörlin a écrit :
> > Well, my first imressions of the ION platform (Acer Revo) are very good.
> > It does the vdpau deinterlacing without problems and so far the video
> > decoding has not exceeded 1% cpu load for ANY 1080p clip I've tried.
> > This is the best VDR frontend/XBMC machine I've ever tried. I don't know
> > why, but it works better than my Intel E7200/Nvidia 9400 uATX board. For
> > those interested it uses 34W from 220V with the hdd still attached. I
> > don't know if it's using any power though, since I've disabled SATA in
> > the bios because I boot it off the network. Anyone who knows how to open
> > this wonderful little thing?
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Knowing that my EPIA ML6000 draws 25W from the wall (no HDD at all)
> while hardware-decoding MPEG2, using the same kind of power brick, I'd
> say decoding 1080p with 34W is great !
> I guess the HDD will still spin, even with SATA disabled at the BIOS.
> You could rip 2 more watts off by unpluging it.
> Openning it :
> http://hothardware.com/Articles/Acer-Aspire-Revo-SFF-NVIDIA-Ion-PC/?page=3
> Does digital sound come out of the box on HDMI only ? No SPDIF of some
> kind ?
> --
> NH
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