On 10/11/2009, Michael Stepanov <mich...@stepanoff.org> wrote: > > > On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Paul Menzel > <paulepan...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote: > > Am Dienstag, den 03.11.2009, 09:49 +0200 schrieb Michael Stepanov: > > > > > IMHO nVidia Ion is much better option. > > > > Did you try both options or is this just your point of view from reading > > the specs? > > > > > Especially for HDTV. > > > > As far as I know the Beagle Board is supposed to play 720p without any > > problems. See for example . The NVIDIA ION is supposed to do 1080p > > with VDPAU, but I think I do not need it yet. > > > > + The Beagle Board should use less power. > > - More people run and test x86 hardware. > > • Both use proprietary drivers. > > > > Agree with you. But 720p on the Beagle Board is a hack while nVidia Ion is > reality ;) In any case this is just my opinion. You can find easily case, MB > with different options such external PSU, PCI extension or ready made HTPC > based on nVidia Ion. Regarding the power consumption. I don't think that the > difference between Ion and Beagle Board is extremely big. More efficient way > to reduce energy consumption is replace all kitchen appliances to energy > save ones, use thermostat to control temperature, switch off unnecessary > electrical devices and use energy saving lamps :) > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > Paul > > > > > >  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdnDpH3543Q > > What about the Xstreamer? www.xstreamer.net 100 EUR, sounds like a good deal, now only a proper implementation of UPnP plugin for such a device?
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