Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 4th Nov 2006 01:11 UTC
Multimedia, AV Apple is working furiously to get their ITV product into market early next year. However, this type of product is not a new idea. There have been a number of similar remote multimedia products since 2003, most based off the Syabas software stack. Geeks.com were very generous sending us over ADS' MXL-581 Media-Link Entertainment Receiver for a review, a Syabas-based device that's using the uCOS-II real-time kernel (introduction [.pdf]). Check inside for our review and many screenshots of the system.
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RE[2]: S-video can't do HD
by zztaz on Sat 4th Nov 2006 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE: S-video can't do HD"
zztaz
Member since:
2006-09-16

I read the review. I know you mentioned the DVI and component outputs (not inputs), which of course are capable of HD. That's why I thought it odd that you mentioned using s-video for HD, which won't work.

I'm interested in devices like this, and appreciate the time that you took to do the review. Because of that interest, I took the time to read the review closely. Closely enough to spot a minor error, one that I've had to explain to others under different circumstances. There are a surprising number of people watching SD on HDTVs because they used an s-video cable to connect to their cable box, and the manuals weren't clear that s-video is used only for SD. I thought OSnews readers might want to avoid that.

But I was wrong, as it seems that not hurting your feelings is more important than accurate information. I promise not to do it again.

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RE[3]: S-video can't do HD
by Eugenia on Sat 4th Nov 2006 07:17 in reply to "RE[2]: S-video can't do HD"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I never said that I ran HD video on my TV via an HD cable. I used the cable it came with. You will have to purchase different cables in order to output from the other ports. I have an HDTV, but of course, normal video was output'ed from it, not an HD signal. The device is not able to decode HD video, but it is able to go high on resolution for other stuff.

Also, there are no input video ports. All video is coming via Ethernet or Wifi.

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RE[4]: S-video can't do HD
by netpython on Sat 4th Nov 2006 08:29 in reply to "RE[3]: S-video can't do HD"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

The device is not able to decode HD video,

You mean the MXL-581 multimedia HUB isn't capable of decoding HDTV MPEG2?

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