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 http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a467665.html http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a439268.html I currently use this (actively cooled) main board: http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a455388.html Using a passively cooled main board would solve the fan noise problem. Carsten. _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr