Hey guys, got my player at Bestbuy today
The first thing I did with it? Took it apart
Here are some pics (i know, they suck) and my findings:
I didn't take the heatsink off of the main broadcom cpu, but around it are 8 of these (4 on top of the main board, 4 on the bottom)http://www.qimonda.com/download.jsp?...rev111_www.pdf
Considering those are 512 Mega "bits" each, it looks like the main system memory is equal to 512 Mega "bytes".
Off to the side labeled on the motherboard as "NAND2" is a samsung flash chip:http://www.samsung.com/global/system...8uxa_rev10.pdf
This is a 4 Giga "bit" flash chip, which means it is 512 Mega "bytes". I have a feeling this is the players shared firmware and storage. Considering it's only 512MB maybe originally they thought they could keep the OS under 256MB, leaving 256MB for user storage, but at some point the OS outgrew the original estimate, hence why we only have 128MB available. Just a theory and interesting that the player shows that you actually have more than 128MB available ...
Also off to the side is this spansion flash chip:http://www.spansion.com/products/S29GL032A.html
That is only 32 Mega "bit", so I honestly have no clue what this does, cause I couldn't really see firmware fitting in only 4 Mega "bytes" of space lol.
Of course the HQV Reon was there with 4 of these around it (2 on top of the main board and 2 on the bottom):http://www.esmt.com.tw/DB/manager/up...13S128168A.pdf
Those are 128 Mega "bit", or, 16 Mega "bytes". Since there are 4 that is of course 64MB of memory for the Reon proc.
Beyond that it seemed like everything else was ICs and other crap. Of course I could have missed something cause I'm no expert.
Now I'm off to actually plug this thing in and watch some movies haha