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Interesting looking frontend?
Atom D525 1.8GHz box with a Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip.

https://www.firstin.co.nz/products/foxconn-home-theatre-barebones-system-5573/

No RAM or HDD is included though.

Cheers!


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Re: Interesting looking frontend? [ In reply to ]
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Andrew Ruthven <andrew@etc.gen.nz> wrote:
> Atom D525 1.8GHz box with a Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip.
>
> https://www.firstin.co.nz/products/foxconn-home-theatre-barebones-system-5573/
>
> No RAM or HDD is included though.
>
> Cheers!
>

Shame it's not ion based :(

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Re: Interesting looking frontend? [ In reply to ]
On 15/07/11 10:30 AM, "Nick Rout" <nick.rout@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Andrew Ruthven <andrew@etc.gen.nz>
>wrote:
>> Atom D525 1.8GHz box with a Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip.
>>
>>
>>https://www.firstin.co.nz/products/foxconn-home-theatre-barebones-system-
>>5573/
>>
>> No RAM or HDD is included though.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>
>Shame it's not ion based :(

But it does have a BCM70015 in it (as far as I can tell from the specs)
which will do all the video decoding in hardware which is supported under
linux.

I made a similar box up a while ago
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/LennonNZ/7131 with crystalHD card (BCM70012 -
very similar) and it was fast enough to run xbmc or mythtv well.

Thanks
Craig





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Re: Interesting looking frontend? [ In reply to ]
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Craig Whitmore <lennon@orcon.net.nz> wrote:
>
>
> On 15/07/11 10:30 AM, "Nick Rout" <nick.rout@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Andrew Ruthven <andrew@etc.gen.nz>
>>wrote:
>>> Atom D525 1.8GHz box with a Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip.
>>>
>>>
>>>https://www.firstin.co.nz/products/foxconn-home-theatre-barebones-system-
>>>5573/
>>>
>>> No RAM or HDD is included though.
>>>
>>> Cheers!
>>>
>>
>>Shame it's not ion based :(
>
> But it does have a BCM70015 in it (as far as I can tell from the specs)

Where does it say that?

> which will do all the video decoding in hardware which is supported under
> linux.
>

There is initial support only in mythtv and further support seems to
be bogged down by Broadcom's rather feeble support for linux. All talk
and no action seems to be the go. See the mythtv users list, where one
of the devs for the driver resides. I wouldn't rely on one of these
cards whe ion works out of the box.

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/481792?search_string=BCM70012%20;#481792

For $500 on trademe you can get a revo with ion complete with ram and
hard drive. By the time you add a drive and ram to the foxconn you'll
probably be over that and still be without graphics acceleration.

> I made a similar box up a while ago
> http://www.geekzone.co.nz/LennonNZ/7131 with crystalHD card (BCM70012 -
> very similar) and it was fast enough to run xbmc or mythtv well.
>
> Thanks
> Craig
>

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