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That looks quite enticing. I'll be interested to see pricing and I'd love to find out if it can process/decode HD audio (TrueHD, etc).
 

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If it can bitstream HD codec, I will be in line to get one for sure. It is perfect for bedroom and other rooms in the house to stream HD contents.
 

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this is incredible. I think the entire htpc scene just had their heads explode
 

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this is incredible. I think the entire htpc scene just had their heads explode

Well, I think the Intel guys are not all happy over ION. They are already punishing notebook vendors by withholding MDF, and I expect they will do something similar here.


They stand to lose a lot of money when people combine Atom with a competent chipset.
 

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Damn. Gimme, gimme. I'm putting one behind every plasma, all hooked to the WHS. Finally...maybe my dream for a connected home is coming to reality.
 

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Damn. Gimme, gimme. I'm putting one behind every plasma, all hooked to the WHS. Finally...maybe my dream for a connected home is coming to reality.

+1. Can't wait to get my hands (and feet...and legs and arms..and ...) on it.
 

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I don't get Nvidia they're capable of manufacture cpu( can they?). They should build they own cpu and say da hell with intel, you know. Y? Y? they don't do it.
 

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I don't get Nvidia they're capable of manufacture cpu( can they?). They should build they own cpu and say da hell with intel, you know. Y? Y? they don't do it.

The problem is not the "manufacturing" side of things. It's the Intruction Set.
And Intel even though licenses its intruction set, it does it with strings attached. Why do you think AMD and Intel are the only CPU games in town? (Yes, I know there are things like Freescale, ARM, xscale and what not, but we're talking mainstream)


Software is written for a particular CPU/Intruction set. Introducing a new CPU architecture is very very difficult (almost borderline impossible), there's no incentive for software developers to support a new CPU architecture, since the vast majority of the PCs run AMD or Intel CPUs. (And AMD still licenses the Instruction set from Intel...)
 

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Why are you guys so interested in this? I mean, I think it's neat, but why put one on every TV as opposed to an extender?


VMC won't let you access cablecard recordings with another PC, only through an extender because of the DRM. Sage has extenders already in this size with no windows hassles. Mediaportal and others I don't think share a common recording database.


I mean, what exactly is app you are so enthused about having these at each TV? I am really asking the question to get an answer, not trying to be a troll at all.


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The problem is not the "manufacturing" side of things. It's the Intruction Set.
And Intel even though licenses its intruction set, it does it with strings attached. Why do you think AMD and Intel are the only CPU games in town? (Yes, I know there are things like Freescale, ARM, xscale and what not, but we're talking mainstream)


Software is written for a particular CPU/Intruction set. Introducing a new CPU architecture is very very difficult (almost borderline impossible), there's no incentive for software developers to support a new CPU architecture, since the vast majority of the PCs run AMD or Intel CPUs. (And AMD still licenses the Instruction set from Intel...)

Dang!
I never know that it would be that much complicated. Thanks Kapone for enlighten me.
 

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Why are you guys so interested in this? I mean, I think it's neat, but why put one on every TV as opposed to an extender?


VMC won't let you access cablecard recordings with another PC, only through an extender because of the DRM. Sage has extenders already in this size with no windows hassles. Mediaportal and others I don't think share a common recording database.


I mean, what exactly is app you are so enthused about having these at each TV? I am really asking the question to get an answer, not trying to be a troll at all.


thx

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It's just like Apple mini. It's a pc for low income family(?). It's power efficiency, you can keep it on 24/7 for networking, streaming, with little power consumption. Best of all it's can do 1080i/p and suppose to be cheap.
 

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Any place selling one of those or something similar to that box? Price for a box like that?


It would be7.1 audio capable being a 9400 chipset.


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Why are you guys so interested in this? I mean, I think it's neat, but why put one on every TV as opposed to an extender?


VMC won't let you access cablecard recordings with another PC, only through an extender because of the DRM. Sage has extenders already in this size with no windows hassles. Mediaportal and others I don't think share a common recording database.


I mean, what exactly is app you are so enthused about having these at each TV? I am really asking the question to get an answer, not trying to be a troll at all.


thx

mike

For me, it's the idea of accessing my DVD's off the WHS, which most of the extenders can't do well (or at all). Plus the ability to access the HDHomeruns (2) on the network will give me full audio/video distribution around the house at a fraction of a custom job. I think it will work just grand for me.
 
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