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Re: Anyone here made a "TV computer"?

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<lkcl@lkcl.net> wrote:

>  you *might* be able to get away with something like an OpenRD
> Ultimate in combination with that broadcom card (if you can tolerate
> non-free firmware) because the OpenRD Ultimate of course already has
> SATA, so you can use its PCI-e interface for the video converter.
>  has anyone ever plugged in a PCI-e card into an OpenRD?  do you know
> if, if you do so, it switches off the Volari Z11 graphics IC?  i.e.
> can you use the Z11 as well as plugging in an external PCI-e card?

 Note3: OpenRD-Ultimate has a switch to select either VGA port or PCIe
slot before powering on.

 arse.  answer: no.  so, well.. you'll need a pci-e bridge / expansion
chassis.  digidesign *cough* *splutter* £2.5k bloody ellfire!! ok
startech do one at £250 but still that's more than the OpenRD

 anyone find anything decent / cheaper?


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