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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:04 pm 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135049

This could make for a pretty economical HDTV mythtv box. Most recent proprietary ATI video drivers seem to support the video.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Maybe it's just me.

I've tried on three occasions to build a system based on an ECS motherboard. All three ended in abject failure. In each case I swapped processor, memory, powersupply, and motherboard to see if it was a failed component. So far I'm 0 for 3 attempts, so I pretty much avoid the brand now.

But maybe it's just me!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:20 pm 
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I've never had a problem with them (although my sample size is small . . . just one board), however, it was suggested to me to avoid the proprietary ATI drivers for now. I was directed to look into the radeonhd driver project, but that driver has issues too.
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No 2D & 3D acceleration, no XVideo yet. No TV, Component, and HDMI yet.

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonhd

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I have had luck with ECS boards. My main backend is a ECS based system. Looks like a good deal for a cheap frontend board. Luckily this board has a PCI Express x16 slot if you want to change to a different video solution.


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Based on my experience, avoid ECS.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:43 am 
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cecil wrote:
Based on my experience, avoid ECS.

Whew. Maybe it's NOT just me, then... (I was beginning to wonder.)
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Nope it isn't... I wouldn't build a ECS system for my worst enemy.


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I guess I am in the minority here then. Both myself (Knoppmyth) and my brother in law (Mythbuntu) have Mythtv systems built on ECS boards. I even have the cousin of ECS...PCChips...as a FreeNas Box.


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