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bcg30506
July 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
Anyone know if the Powerspec N40 preloaded with Ubuntu can work as a mythtv frontend with 1080p playback?

Powerspec N40 specs (http://www.powerspec.com/systems/system_specs.phtml?selection=N40)

LowSky
July 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM
720p if your lucky, and dont even try to run flash on it

the acer REVO is a much better buy and will do HD video
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=acer+revo

bcg30506
July 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks, LowSky. I was afraid it was too good to be true for the price. Any recommendations on an affordable fanless frontend that can do Flash for Hulu and 1080p recording playback? I know NVIDIA's VDPAU is the way to go but cannot find a small quiet and inexpensive system that does it.

EDIT: LowSky, I just now saw the end of your prev. message about the Revo. I'll look into that. Thanks! Any one else have experience with it using mythbuntu?

LowSky
July 21st, 2010, 10:21 PM
many people here swear by it