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For H264 and GPU decoding use PDVD8. FFDShow doesn't use GPU. For MPEG2 it's not very important, mpeg2 generally doesn't use much CPU power. However if you want to use GPU then you should choose CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (PDVD8) from that list 780G might be a bit slow for 1080i HDTV, users with vista seem to report less...
For H264 and GPU decoding use PDVD8. FFDShow doesn't use GPU. For MPEG2 it's not very important, mpeg2 generally doesn't use...
I didn't do my research, I read some reviews and got some feedback that 780g based mobo was the best thing for a htpc solution...
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Also Mp menus etc are fine.
Also Mp menus etc are fine.
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/celeron/X10/X10SBA-L.cfm I just bought this puppy for around 150 eur in germany...
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... before the Kabini boards arrive, MSI are saying they'll have a Mini-ITX board available with a 10w Intel Bay Trail CPU (Celeron J1800). I'd expect this to be the real competitor to Kabini, with a weaker GPU and stronger CPU, should be more than enough GPU for offloading 1080p though. Details...
... before the Kabini boards arrive, MSI are saying they'll have a Mini-ITX board available with a 10w Intel Bay Trail CPU (Celeron...
Hi, I know there are numerous threads on the site, & the web about this. I can't locate specific information relative to my...
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MP1 MP2 RAM Question DE
Thanks receiverbox, good to know that there is a logical reason. It's not an issue really, as I'll just get a 4Gb strip instead
Thanks receiverbox, good to know that there is a logical reason. It's not an issue really, as I'll just get a 4Gb strip instead
I have upgraded the RAM in one of my Zotac ZBox ID41 clients from 1 x 2Gb to 1 x 4Gb. All fine and working great. I then decided...
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MP1 MP2 AMD e-350 For client and server (1 Viewer) DE
Hi all! I have a HTPC with E350 (gigabyte MB, 8GB RAM, SSD HDD 32GB, Win 8.2 x64). CPU ir overclocking to 1700MHz,RAM 1333 MediaPortal 1.7RC + USB DVB-T + MDAPI plus. Installing SAF 6.2.3 and optimized hardware decoding. Play 1080p video ~36% CPU with VLC; ~50% CPU with WMC Play 720p video ~17% CPU with VLC; ~25% CPU with WMC Run...
Hi all! I have a HTPC with E350 (gigabyte MB, 8GB RAM, SSD HDD 32GB, Win 8.2 x64). CPU ir overclocking to 1700MHz,RAM 1333...
Hi! I was planing to build my HTPC based on AMD e-350. And have some questions. HTPC Hardware: MB - ASROCK E350M1 RAM - 4Gb HTPC...
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I have the same MB, using it as a WHS 2011 server. I'm thinking of also adding TV-server on it.
I have the same MB, using it as a WHS 2011 server. I'm thinking of also adding TV-server on it.
Have someone tried to use an ATOM 330 (dual core) cpu as a MP server, where it is only used as server? I want to make a server...
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Did not build an AMD APU system yet but they seem to suit the needs of a HTPC quite well. I hope the desktop trinity models become more readily available soon. The A10 seems to be a good performer, maybe overkill for a HTPC.
Did not build an AMD APU system yet but they seem to suit the needs of a HTPC quite well. I hope the desktop trinity models become...
Hello everyone, So I am putting together a new TV Server and client running HD content. I have always used AMD processors...
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I have used ASRock J3455-ITX and J4205-ITX. 8-bit HEVC decodes fine and plays fine but 10-bit HEVC results in a stutter every minute or so when the screen resolution is set to UHD. The decoding isn't the issue for 2 reasons. Firstly, the CPU isn't being taxed and secondly, when outputted to 1080P display, there is no stutter...
I have used ASRock J3455-ITX and J4205-ITX. 8-bit HEVC decodes fine and plays fine but 10-bit HEVC results in a stutter every...
Hi, Been waiting for 4k@60Hz capable micro or mini ITX MB for a long time now. Looks like ASRock has the monopoly on this for...
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This guy managed to make an i3 go as low as 10w! i3 @ 10W - translated from dutch -> english with google
This guy managed to make an i3 go as low as 10w! i3 @ 10W - translated from dutch -> english with google
Every Watt Counts: AMD E-350 vs. Intel Core i3-2100T - X-bit labs Inspired by this article I exchanged my old Core2Duo setup...
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MP1 MP2 Asus Z97-WS (1 Viewer) DE
Here are some tips and information about Asus Z97-WS motherboard. Reviews: From pcper.com. Looking at the back of the card you can clearly see that only the main two PCIe slots have 16 lines connected, the other two have only 8. To change the language of AI Suite 3 in case the installer did not set it up properly you'll need to...
Here are some tips and information about Asus Z97-WS motherboard. Reviews: From pcper.com. Looking at the back of the card you...
Here are some tips and information about Asus Z97-WS motherboard. Reviews: From pcper.com. Looking at the back of the card you...
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I have already haha. I actually setup the mobo and CPU to suddenly find the PSU was the problem all along. Easter and a misorder meant I only wound up with the new PSU yesterday (Seasonic 360W G Series 80 plus gold). Absolutely zero issues with the Intel onboard. I didn't even reinstall windows/media portal, just had to reactivate the...
I have already haha. I actually setup the mobo and CPU to suddenly find the PSU was the problem all along. Easter and a misorder...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7007/intels-haswell-an-htpc-perspective Lots of improvements in the new Haswell CPU, especially for...
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No, I haven't tried the updated SilverStone drivers yet (I found them yesterday). But the weird thing is indeed, normally you either get an error message on startup, or no errors at all if you have driver problems with USB devices, and those error messages are totally different. I am starting to fear a hardware malfunction in the...
No, I haven't tried the updated SilverStone drivers yet (I found them yesterday). But the weird thing is indeed, normally you...
Hi all, I just bought the hardware for my HTPC, among them a SilverStone LC16 case and a Gigabyte MA69GM-S2H motherboard. I...
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I think that only applies if the disk uses the Image Constraint Token, which down samples the picture to 480i (or Standard Definition). At the moment the studios have backed away from ICT because of the number of people, especially in the US that have non-HDCP HiDef TVs.
I think that only applies if the disk uses the Image Constraint Token, which down samples the picture to 480i (or Standard...
I am about to start my second HTPC project, and was almost complete with chosing witch parts to use. The original conf. where a...
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Thanks people, but I solved the problem with a modded BIOS : Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS with updated SATA :D The harddisk works fine now! :thx:
Thanks people, but I solved the problem with a modded BIOS : Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS with updated SATA :D The harddisk works...
Hello, I use a ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard and tried to install an new Harddisk: Western-Digital 1TB (WD10EACS). With the...
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Hey guys, after installing the latest catalyst drivers the problem has been solved! Thanks! :)
Hey guys, after installing the latest catalyst drivers the problem has been solved! Thanks! :)
Hey guys, yesterday I finally got my hardware and after installing Windows 8 and setting it up I noticed the missing audio output...
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No need for a gaming card as this will be a dedicated HTPC. Also, years back when I built my current HTPC I had an issue with the few ATI cards I tried where once the display went to sleep the card wouldn't "wake" the display when you moved the mouse or accessed the remote. So everytime the display went to sleep I had to restart the...
No need for a gaming card as this will be a dedicated HTPC. Also, years back when I built my current HTPC I had an issue with the...
I've got an extra 2.66G Core 2 Duo E7300 and am considering upgrading my MediaPortal box. What would be a decent motherboard...
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ATOM ION 330 boards are cheap as chips now. Make sure you get ION (nvidia 9400) other wise you wont be able to play HD content well.
ATOM ION 330 boards are cheap as chips now. Make sure you get ION (nvidia 9400) other wise you wont be able to play HD content well.
Hello, Anyone using an Atom D525 with NM10 (GMA 3150) rig for Media Portal? Is it able to playback 1080p materials stutter...
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LDLC seems to sell it (http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00056785.html) in France, Belgium and Switzerland for 100 euro (and in Switzerland even 85 euro)! Though that's probably ex tax, my french is not that good...
LDLC seems to sell it (http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00056785.html) in France, Belgium and Switzerland for 100 euro (and in...
Hi all, I want to build a dedicated HTPC system, and I would like your comments on which CPU to go for. AMD Sempron 3200+...
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MP1 MP2 ASRock J3710-ITX - Any good? (1 Viewer) DE
Finally getting around to write the review… Hardware purchased to a total price of $461.94 (Breakdown below) ASROCK J3710 – ITX Mini ITX Motherboard - $179 Samsung 120GB 750 EVO SATA SSD - $69 Antec ISK 110 VESA Case $105 Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600SO-DIMM Laptop Memory $55 Shipping/Other Costs $55.94 Build Notes/Thoughts...
Finally getting around to write the review… Hardware purchased to a total price of $461.94 (Breakdown below) ASROCK J3710 – ITX...
I am looking for new MP Client as my existing Client starting from way back with MP version 0.9 has finally powered off for the...
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Erm - you might want to read the post date for the last post - You just resurrected an oldie :D I would guess that the OP bought a new card in the intervening 9 months... lol
Erm - you might want to read the post date for the last post - You just resurrected an oldie :D I would guess that the OP bought a...
I have finally decided to upgrade my HTPC, but I do not know which way to go regarding onboard graphic or not. Option 1: Buy a...
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There is a multithreaded version of the xvid codec around, which uses all 4 cores on my Q6600 as does rmvb encoding.
There is a multithreaded version of the xvid codec around, which uses all 4 cores on my Q6600 as does rmvb encoding.
As the title says - dual core, or a faster single core? i.e. is MP or the any of the common codecs multithreaded, do they take...
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My HD 4670 is dual slot which is why it's silent but you wanted a single slot card to avoid wasting a PCI. I don't need PCI slots at this point so it was a good sacrifice.
My HD 4670 is dual slot which is why it's silent but you wanted a single slot card to avoid wasting a PCI. I don't need PCI slots...
Hello, I want to upgrade my system with this objectives faster boot / rewake from hibernate no problems with HD TV (BluRay...
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One more question: From the AMD technical paper: ALL the Athlon 64 with the same core do have the same lowest state power consumption (22W) and the same highest state consumption of 89W. So that means that my 2800+ uses 89W @ 1800Mhz. If I look at a 3200+ which has a higher max state and in addition has several...
One more question: From the AMD technical paper: ALL the Athlon 64 with the same core do have the same lowest state power...
What CPU fits best with a HTPC (specially Media Portal)?! I am going to buy a new AMD board and struggling between the many...
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1gkar - I can see the boot up/post screen on my TV. Yes, I do have to reset the flicker filter everytime I reboot! My telly is connected via s-video. I tried to connect it via component input. I get the POST screen but as soon as the driver loads in XP the screen goes all fxxed. Gave up and have gone back to s-video. Have you got...
1gkar - I can see the boot up/post screen on my TV. Yes, I do have to reset the flicker filter everytime I reboot! My telly is...
Is there one? Ive just replaced my DFI RS482 (socket 939) when I got sick of the random reboots ( known issue for this MB according...
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Have you already tested?
Have you already tested?
I am looking to buy the following to upgrade my HTPC. Asus P8H61-M Pro Rev 3.0 Motherboard Intel Celeron G530 Processor...
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Athlon II x2 235e For anyone interested in these energy efficient parts: I have recently installed an Athlon II x2 235e (2.7GHz) as a replacement for the 4850e. It is running well for full HD TV (1080i). No post-processing has been applied as I think the PQ is fine as is. It was detected by the motherboard (BIOS rev F4) and...
Athlon II x2 235e For anyone interested in these energy efficient parts: I have recently installed an Athlon II x2 235e...
For those in the process of building / considering build options, AMD has just released a new range of energy efficient CPU's which...
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This is all that Biostar have had to say: "Dear Sir when system resume, it will check many places include voltage and clock also bios have problem to program the OC frequency and voltage after resume please don't use standby while OC it might cause problem Best regards BIOSTAR Support"
This is all that Biostar have had to say: "Dear Sir when system resume, it will check many places include voltage and clock...
I've got a Biostar TA790GXBE with an Athlon II X4 630, which works fine at stock settings and indeed overclocks very nicely up to...
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Hi Vector adaptive is an AMD terminus. You won't find this in any Nvidia or Intel GPU. Didn't matter at all, as all modern GPU has adequate technique available. Probably the HD4000 is the best integrated GPU available today if it comes to Media stuff. It's more than twice as powerful as the biggest GPU, AMD has to offer in their A10...
Hi Vector adaptive is an AMD terminus. You won't find this in any Nvidia or Intel GPU. Didn't matter at all, as all modern GPU has...
Hi guys, i want give you a short overview i found out. Maybe it is interesting for anyone. Follow: I take a mini-itx board...
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Asus M2A-VM (HDMI) has a module that will output HD video and audio. For composite it uses an svideo to composite adapter. For audio it uses an S/PDIF connection. I'm sure that there are others out there that will be similar
Asus M2A-VM (HDMI) has a module that will output HD video and audio. For composite it uses an svideo to composite adapter. For...
I currently have a HTPC up and running for about a year now, but its build from old parts and feeling its age. I'm looking to...
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Looks to me it has 7.1 output on the HDMI, would this allow for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD?
Looks to me it has 7.1 output on the HDMI, would this allow for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD?
stumbled upon the new amd 785g chipset... a worthy successor to the 780g? also found an interesting mainboard, the foxconn...
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