[clug] Article on building Linux 1080p media player + DVR for AU$600

Dale Shaw dale.shaw at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 23:01:09 MST 2010

Hi Nathan, and everyone,

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Nathan O'Sullivan <nathan at mammoth.com.au> wrote:
> http://www.ausgamers.com/features/read/2810841
> http://www.ausgamers.com/features/read/2841622

FWIW, earlier this year I picked up a Zotac MAG[1] box for use as a
XBMC system. Like the ASRock, it's a nVidia ION 330-based system.

- No built-in IR receiver
- No optical drive (wasn't a problem for me and helps keep it small)
- A bit noisier than I'd like (I haven't tried tweaking any PM settings yet)
- No built-in Bluetooth, but it's easy and cheap to add a transceiver

- Size
- Cost (~$435, including HP OEM media centre remote)
- Everything else

I'm running the XBMC Live distro on it.

[1] http://www.zotac.com.au


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