Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I run my own company, and once your income depends on it, you're not going to take any gambles.

Although, one thing I hadn't considered... I can keep the P4 in storage as a backup workstation... Would make ARM an option if the Air Video server runs on ARM?

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IvoLimmen Member since:
2005-07-06

Current ARM processors can easily stream 1080p without making a sweat (in terms of heat ;) ). The Pandaboard I suggested can stream 1080p, and only cost $174, giving you:


* Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) at 1 GHz each. Allows for 150% performance increase over previous ARM Cortex-A8 cores.
* Full HD (1080p) multi-standard video encode/decode
* Imagination Technologies’ POWERVR™ SGX540 graphics core supporting all major API's including OpenGL® ES v2.0, OpenGL ES v1.1, OpenVG v1.1 and EGL v1.3 and delivering 2x sustained performance compared to the previous SGX530 core
* Low power audio

This includes 1GB memory.

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