Originally Posted by babgvant
I just got two i3's in, planning an HD2500 v. HD4000 review. This is back of the queue so it might be couple weeks, will let you know when I get this part tested though.
Yep. Other than the PAL and 3D issues I'm really happy with the DH77DF. It + the Pulse-Eight CEC adapter make for a really slick HTPC solution.
My understanding is that this is in the BIOS (something with the VBIOS) and not a hardware problem. I reported this a couple months ago so it's disappointing that it's still outstanding. Will have to bug them again
Thanks for the suggestion to bug them.
But TBH, the PAL bug as you call it (it is known as the '42s' or 'Mali-Buh' bug in the German MCE forum) is of far more importance to me, and probably all others, who actually can live with the hardly noticeable 23.976 issue.
I for example use my HTPCs to watch TV at least 85% of the time, and of that again 80% of the 42s-buggy kind. The most disturbing thing (from the WAF POV), is that my earlier clarkdale system always worked on those channels.
Anyway thanks for continuing to publish this.
BTW, I agree fully with your reviews of the Intel media series boards, which really have (had) an outstanding choice of components (HTPC-wise). I have 3 generations of them here: DG45ID, DH57DD, DH57EB
DH77EB . You see I tend to stick with the uATX Form factor.
Not only the CIR, but also Intel NICs, which, I can't stress this enough, as a DVBLink user has probably spared me a lot of issues. My mistake seems to be to have omitted the DH67GD and jumped straight to the 7Series.
Cheers,Edited by Robin Mitra - 10/17/12 at 3:19am