On Sat, 2009-11-14 at 21:23 +0100, Carsten Koch wrote:
> I was thinking along the same lines and I have just bought
> an ION board.
> The main board comes with a CPU and with GeForce 9400 graphics,
> so that will be cheaper than the sum of a normal board + CPU +
> GeForce 9400 graphics.
OK, i finally found the time to complete a VDR PC
based on the ION board.
The good news are:
+ 1080p plays back smoothly with xine/vdpau
with very low CPU usage.
+ sound over HDMI works.
+ the streamdev-client plugin works - even with HD channels.
+ the xine plugin works fine - also with HD channels and HD
recordings. I had to tweak a few config items.
The not-so-good news are:
+ The fan is a bit loud and so far I have not found
a silent replacement fan.
+ I originally set up the system as a diskless (nfsroot)
system, but KDE 4 (I am using OpenSuSE 11.2) performs
unbearably slow, so I was forced to install a hard disk.
So, as it turns out, I do not need a DVB card in the PC
(the server has 2 DVB-S cards and one DVB card).
If I keep it that way, I really do not need the PCI slot,
so I could use one of these passively cooled main boards
I currently use this (actively cooled) main board:
Using a passively cooled main board would solve the
fan noise problem.
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