Arctic Introduces OpenELEC
announced the availability of their MC001 XBMC passive HTPC today. Based on the Intel Atom D525 and the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5430, the unit comes with OpenELEC pre installed. The hardware platform supports HD audio bitstreaming and TV woolrich outlet italia
tuner / PVR capabilities.
The specifications of the unit are provided below:
One of the interesting aspects of the unit is the availability of a 1 TB HDD in the system for media storage and a DVB T / ATSC TV tuner for PVR purposes. It is a bit unfortunate that OpenELEC doesn ghd pas cher
officially seem to have ATSC tuner support for PVR purposes or HD audio bitstreaming enabled yet in the shipping version. Hopefully, a future OpenELEC update should resolve it (though one can use experimental builds / PVR version to get those features). That said, does have hogan outlet scarpe
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with some accessories. The rest of the features such as a memory card reader, in built Wi Fi etc. are par for the course.
The MC001 XBMC is shipping now for 199 Euros / USD 229. Hit the source link for more information.
Alecthar Wednesday, February 06, 2013 link
You mostly right.
Because XBMC only functions as the woolrich outlet italia
front end for whatever PVR software you using, XBMC actually does support CableCard tuners, as long as you using a compatible backend (MythTV, for example). The problem with getting the whole experience is hogan outlet saldi
indeed DRM. The better option for local storage is a 60GB SSD for the quick boot times and silent operation.
Unfortunately, seem to have missed that point, looking at their site, only one machine comes with an SSD rather than HDD, which golden goose 2016
isn easy to find on their site, only comes with a DVD drive and has windows 7 (along with a price tag >$800).
The form factor and specs are interesting though and as they do Barebones specs, they have perked my interest.
If only it was a dual tuner rather than single instead :zilexa Wednesday, February 06, 2013 link
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2x2GB RAM included it would be 140!
I was going for a Zotac AD12/AMD Brazos2 1800 based system for 260 euros. But after reading your articles and comments I decided to go for the Core i3 solution (360). It really can bring HTPC to a next level using a feature rich H77 board and allows 1080p60 playback and even limited 4K playback, both are not supported by the Zotac, while having almost the same power consumption and can be just as silent.
Now the MC001 completely changes the story. The Atom inside doesnt have out moncler outlet
of rder execution but is clocked at 1.8Ghz so it performs the same as the Zotac/AMD 1800. But the added GPU makes big difference. And I can still use my old audiocds since it has a dvdburner included.
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and it can play 1080p60. It seems I cannot ignore the fact this MC001 is just the best choice for a silent HTPC. I really dont need the tv tuner with DVB T, just want to be able to run XBMC smoothly and run Transmission in the background and perhaps a browser like Firefox.
To sum it up:
70 go for a Raspberry PI solution (including SD card and case) wich will run XBMC but not canada goose outlet
with too fancy skins. Good enough for the parents. Not futureproof but good enough for 3 years (as long as h.264 content is widely available).
140: MC001, can run full XBMC even on Windows and is more futureproof, adds a DVD burner etc perhaps even capable of using MadVR!
250: Zotac AD12, no benefits over hogan outlet scontate
the , its a smaller case.
360: Intel Core i3 3225 based. Full blown HTPC capable of using MadVR.
So it becomes less interesting to spend >200 for an HTPC. I think most michael kors sale outlet
people will have more than enough power for coming years with the MC001 and for others the Raspberry might even be enough. Intel i3 or Zotac/AMD Brazos2 polo ralph lauren uk
just don add enough extra value. Would you agree?