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Tom Brown
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looking for low power, VDPAU, spdif

Post by Tom Brown » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:31 pm

Can any of the integrated nVidia solutions do VDPAU? Elsewhere on this site, I was told the GT220 was the lowest end nVidia GPU that can do deinterlace. I'm guessing that means discrete graphics.

Can ION2 do VDPAU and hardware de-interlacing? Should I even worry about hardware de-interlace? I can't imagine having many files that are interlaced and my TV feed is SD.

I'd like a system that can do HD with the lowest power use possible. I'm concerned about noise more than the power bill.

I'm thinking something like one of the new AMD Brazos platforms with a GT220 card? Maybe Atom?

Any recommendations? Spdif would be nice too.

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Re: looking for low power, VDPAU, spdif

Post by scmm8709 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:18 pm

you can see my post here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2875

the Revo 1600 is not manufactured today, however this is nearly identical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6856119017

Revo's are completely silent and < 20 watts.

HD / ATSC from attic antenna is great stuff, especially NFL games.

with vdpau the cpu is something like 90% idle.

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Re: looking for low power, VDPAU, spdif

Post by Tom Brown » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:44 am

I appreciate the recommend, scmm.

20 Watts would be a treat. The less fans the better.

I see there are quite a few ATOM/ION systems to pick from. Most are pretty similar. It seems like quite a bit of money for the product but the quiet form factor would be a treat.

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