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    Hi guys,

    I am considering another small client (after being disappoint with my existing Zotac ION2 I am wary of these small low power units).

    Has anyone tried/using a Shuttle XS35GS V3 htpc?

    http://global.shuttle.com/products/productsSpec?productId=1587

    FORM FACTOR 1.5 L slim form factor
    PROCESSOR Intel Atom D2700 dual core processor
    CHIPSET Intel® NM10 Express Chipset
    MEMORY 2x DDR3 SO-DIMM slot supports up to 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz
    VGA Built-in AMD Mobility Radeon HD7410M GPU
    Support 1080P and Blue-ray playback
    Support D-sub + HDMI dual display
    AUDIO IDT92HD81
    2.1 channel High Definition Audio
    ETHERNET JMC251
    Supports 10/100/1000 Mb/Sec.
    802.11b/g/n WLAN support
    STORAGE INTERFACE Support 1 x 2.5" SATA HDD, 5400 / 7200RPM
    Support 1 x SDHC/SD/MS/MS Pro Memory Card reader
    FRONT PANEL (1) Power button
    (1) Power LED
    (1) HDD LED
    (1) USB 2.0 port
    (1) 4 in 1 card reader
    (1) ODD bay
    BACK PANEL (1) RJ45 LAN port
    (1) D-sub VGA port
    (1) HDMI
    (4) USB 2.0 ports
    (1) Line out port
    (1) MIC in port
    (1) Kensinton lock
    (1) DC-in
    DIMENSIONS 252(L) x 38.5(W) x 162(H) mm
    POWER Automatics Voltage adjustment between 100 and 240VAC 50/60Hz,
    40 Watts, 2 Pins
    ACCESSORIES PV01 VESA mount accessory
    EXPANSION SLOT (1) Mini-PCIE slot (default for WLAN)


    I am nervous around the CPU, GPU and intenal bus speeds. I had great fun with my ION2 system and latency/DPC issues. :(

    But the size and the fact its passive appeal to me.

    I am swaying to a physically larger system based on a streacom passive case with an AMD A6 CPU (HD6530 GPU)

    J.
     

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    I'm using a XS35GT V1. Like you, I had latency trouble, but I eventually overcame it & it's running really well now.

    During the frustration with the XS35GT, I got an Arctic MC001 to try. Great PQ, but just could not get it to do smooth playback without dropped frames. The XS35GS V3 has better CPU & GPU than that, but my concern is that it still (I assume) has PCIe x1 graphics (due to the Atom architecture) & I'm not sure if AMD/ATI are as good at working around that as Nvidia.

    I'm considering one of these: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_CPU_on_Board/E45M1I_DELUXE/ in one of these: http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=705289&fid=5022033 - no vector adaptive deinterlacing, but still good PQ by all reports.
     

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    Hi there,

    Things have progressed.... :)

    I have now got my ION2 working ok (although it can not cope with IFC), bar that I have smooth playback

    I have also built a client based upon the AMD A6 and streacom case (completely silent/passive) - this has no issues at all (apart from I use wireless and occassionaly get a dropped frame, but I will be changing to wired LAN as soon as the weather is nice for long enough to get outside and run a cable!)

    J.
     

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    You're spot on about IFC - you need a reasonable spec machine to use it smoothly.

    The A6 system sounds good. Can it do vector adaptive deinterlacing?
     

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    I'm hoping the logic behind IFC may change (was discussed), where it does not continually check frames every x seconds, but instead only starts at the begining of playback.

    Yep VA seems to be working ok - need to more tests though :)

    J.
     

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    Hi Jay,

    A bit of a late response, but ... As you may recollect I have two clients (Zotac ID41's) running ION2 - both have IFC working well, (I just disable the HD part of it) although my much higher spec HTPC in my lounge will not run IFC at all - just really bad playback on that, although I may be wrong I just blame the ATI graphics card in that unit. I had to do so much messing around with the codecs etc on the Zotac units I cannot remember what I did.. God help me if i have to reinstall !
     

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    Hi there,

    I'm now running IFC on my ION2 with no HD support (same as you) :)

    IFC works fine on my other machines (with more powerful graphics), but it should still have its logic/code optimized to minimize the impact on displaying content.

    J.
     
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    Oopsie...type above... I've corrected it now :confused:
     

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