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News Habey has Atom box playing true HD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. markwalker84

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    surely this is the holy grail of the HTPC world?
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    it's very reliant upon having the GPU do the decoding though, isn't it. this won't work for MKVs and a lot of downloaded stuff.
     
  4. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    The chip inside the popcorn hour and other NMT's (SMP8635) does all this without the need for a pricey atom PC? :>
     
  5. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    It certainly is its future. Me like.
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    i want to game on my htpc so sadly this does sort my issues also whats teh audio solution on it?
     
  7. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    And you could do the same with a atom + nvidia 9300/9400 chipset. Damn Intel!

    Nvidia has the best hardware acceleration support ATM. With updated software you'll have trouble finding H264 content it won't accelerate.
     
  8. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    EDIT::: im an idiot. i didnt read the article properly

    i like now ive read things
     
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  9. cjoyce1980

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    look and anandtech review of the the atom with nvidia 9400, you will find that the nvidia 9400 just doesn't cut it and forces the cpu to do most of the work, forcing frames to be dropped, especially with blu-ray

    i would like to see some real world test first, but it does sound just like what intel and nvidia have promised and failed to delivery
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I'd like to see this one in action though I'll definitely have to wait for any word on pricing before I can say "I like".
     
  11. Zider

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    IR in the front and guaranteed linux access to the decoder chip and I'd definitely get one. Funny tho, I don't see that gigabit port anywhere on the case..
     
  12. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    it's on the FRONT. the box is designed for signage applications. the box and board design are, funky, to say the least.
     
  13. War-Rasta

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    Sounds interesting... I'm currently using my original Xbox (which is modded of course :-D) with XBMC for all my media needs but it won't play anything bigger than 720 as the hardware won't handle it without MAJOR skipping. If I can get one of these and load XBMC on it I'd definitely be buying one, unless they turn out to be too expensive of course.
     
  14. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well the way they word it, sounds more like you either have an Ethernet port on the back OR you have a Wi-Fi card, not both.
     
  15. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    *sigh* people these days, never googling.

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    as i said, the board is funky
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    it looks like these things aren't going to be sold in huge quantities; judging by the bulgin switch on the front of that they're all handbuilt too!

    moar info:
    http://www.habeyusa.com/EmbeddedBarebone/bis6550.html
     
  16. Stonewall78

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    Not all Vandal resistant switches are made by Bulgin... Why the heck is the SD slot on the back??
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    To keep the clean look. :D
     
  18. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Except native BR playback, some ISO playback issues and not playing all MKV containers.

    This new toy got potential, XBMC anyone?
    I also miss the optical/digital audio output...
     
  19. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Still waiting for AMD to come out with something.
     
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    Is it me, or does the image in the article look (badly) photoshopped from a flat image of the front and a generic image of a ITX case? There's no depth to any of the ports, or that antenna...
     
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