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News Microsoft launches Windows on Devices

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 Aug 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    Oooohh a 'new' version of Windows. Just what the world has been asking for, there's never ever been enough different versions for my tastes.
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    I'd settle for a decent media centre. Seriously, can't we just have a Galileo with a dual TV tuner plug-on board running a dedicated lightweight version of Windows MCE or XBMC? Is that too much to ask? Or is this going to be another glaringly obvious market that Microsoft fails to exploit?
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    FTFY [link], and MS would probably argue that's what the XBone is for... even though it only has the one tuner [iirc], and even then it's an optional extra... that isn't on sale yet...
     
  5. Nexxo

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    Sure, a huge power-hungry box that can only have a single tuner added as a dongle. I mean, they built a console on PC architecture in a big, spatious box; can't even implement add-one as internal PCIe cards, like, you know, a PC.

    Epic fail all around.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I recently reviewed the Matrix Mini-PC: quad-core Freescale i.MX6 ARMv7 with a mini-PCIe slot suitable for digital TV tuners (with more tuners supported via USB) and a pre-loaded version of XBMC (as it was known back then.) That the sort of thing you're after?
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    That is the droid I'm looking for. Thanks! :)

    EDIT: although why do they always have to have only one SATA port?!?
     
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  8. Anfield

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    So you still buy a NAS:D

    Or to put it differently: Why has no NAS manufacturer thought of integrating TV Tuners and XBMC yet?
     
  9. Nexxo

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    Indeed. Would seem such an obvious thing to do!
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    They are supporting TV tuners streaming to XBMC (sorry, whatever it's now called), via this:

    DVBLink
     
  11. Nexxo

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    Still not an all-in-one package. We just need a NAS with dual TV tuner running some media server software. Seems a simple idea, but in practice we just get a lot of different boxes (each needing their own power supply) doing a few tasks but not all of them, having to be set up in an elaborate network.
     
  12. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I wonder if it's possible to get that running on an old slot1 Pentium :lol: It is essentially the same thing as a Galileo ignoring the vast differences in physical size.
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Slot 1 was Pentium II, a different microarchitecture; the Pentium on which Quark is based was Socket 7.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Wonder if I still have my skt 7 Pentium... a whopping 100MHz [t'was my very first pc]...
     
  15. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Whoops my bad, but you get my gist.
     
  16. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    So a PC then ?
    EDIT: Not sure if this is the kind of thing you mean...
    http://dvblogic.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ
     
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  17. Nexxo

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    Except a low power, passively cooled, really compact PC with built-in dual tuner.
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Something like this pico-ITX Bay-trail Atom (single, dual or quad cores):

    http://www.kontron.com/products/boa...bedded-sbc/pitx-25-sbc/pitx-e38/specification

    [​IMG]
    The picture shows an IDE connector, but it's also available with a SATA only or both PATA and SATA.

    With one of those mPCIe tuners: http://shop.digital-devices.de/epag...es/TVCard_Octopus_Serie/Octopus_fuer_miniPCIe

    [​IMG]

    If you need a CAM module, they are also available on their site and need no extra PCIe slot (plug directly of the tuner): http://shop.digital-devices.de/epag...Shops/62357162/Categories/Zubehoer/CAM_Module
     
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