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HTPC Notes

November 1, 2009

Gadgets 2 Watch
HABEY’s BIS-6540HD mini HTPC

Streaming:

http://www.vudu.com/
http://www.cinemanow.com/
Roxio

Accelerators
LogicSupply’s BCM970012 PCIe mini card decodes 1080p on Intel Atom
Broadcom Hardware Decoder BCM970015 – PCIe Mini Card

Websites:

http://htpctek.com/
http://www.avsforum.com/
http://www.logicsupply.com

Benchmarks
http://www.hqv.com/index.cfm?page=benchmark

Software
Boxee
http://www.snapstream.com/products/beyondtv/
http://www.mythtv.org/
http://www.sagetv.com/
NVIDIA 3DTV Play

General Guides:
Anandtech: How To: Build An HTPC (With Windows 7)

Remote Control:
FireFly
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner Stick/Personal Video Recorder with Clear QAM and Remote Control (Black)

Keyboard
Wireless Rf Mini Multimedia USB Kyb with optical Trackball 2.4GHZ Blk
by Adesso

Media Connections:
ATI: TV Wonder HD 650
Hauppauge: Big Selection

CPU Requirements:
Netflix tech-support says a dual core is needed with Silverlight 2.
Silverlight 3 helps w/ GPU support but still skips on a AMD Barton 2500+
AMD 45W Athlon II X3 Great deal for the money.

Zotac Ion boards are nice but too many complaints about them not being able to handle the whole protected path thing… Will Wait till the Intel Atom or AMD Fusion (eta 2011). VIA CoreFusion could be a contender as well.

12/2010 – Bobcat / Zacate

Mobo:
Asus AMD Fusion Mini ITX

Cooling
Scythe Big SHURIKEN Low Profile 4-Heatpipe Universal CPU Cooler (SCBSK-1000)

Audio:
Anandtech: Understanding 8-channel LPCM over HDMI: Why it Matters and Who Supports it

Case
Coolermaster Fanless TC-100
Coolermaster Fanless TC-100A
Coolermaster Fanless Cube
IN WIN IW-BQ656 Black Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
HFX® micro – M2 black

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