HTPC

Chips&Media this month has started to license out its Wave510A hardware decoder IP, the industry’s first AV1 video decoder. The base decoder core supports decoding up to 4Kp60, but it can be scaled out to handle 4Kp120 and 8Kp60 resolutions as well. The IP is designed to be integrated into SoCs for various applications, including televisions, STBs, smartphones, and PCs. Meanwhile, since the Wave510A only decodes AV1 streams, it will likely be licensed by parties who want to add AV1 to their existing SoCs. The Wave510A video processing unit (VPU) IP is based on two fundamental units: the V-Core and the V-CPU. The 32-bit V-CPU controls the whole IP block, communicates with host CPU, parses bitstream syntax from sequence to slice header unit, and prescans...

Dell Zino HD 410 HTPC Review

Dell is one of the leading vendors in the PC market to have a play in the SFF HTPC (small form factor home theater PC) space. In 2009, they...

69 by Ganesh T S on 2/19/2011

ASRock ION 3D - A Next Generation ION HTPC

ASRock has yet another Mini PC in its lineup, this one makes use of an Atom dual-core processor and NVIDIA ION Graphics. In this review we will attempt to...

30 by Cameron Butterfield on 1/14/2011

SilverStone GD04 HTPC Case: Cool, Not Quiet

The Silverstone "Grandia Series" GD04 comes as a well regarded, oft recommended media center case. It has an attractive, understated look and the choice of silver and black lets...

69 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/25/2010

The Boxee Box Review

Content aggregation has been instrumental in the development of the web. In the early days of the web, destinations held all the power. If you wanted news or reviews...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Ganesh T S on 11/23/2010

Zotac ZBOX Blu-Ray HD-ID34 Review

Zotac has become quite popular in recent times for their entry level products in the mini-ITX motherboard, Atom / ION nettop and nVidia GPU space. Their mini-PC lineup started...

40 by Alan Lueke on 10/19/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430: The Next HTPC King?

It’s been 7 months since the launch of the first Fermi cards, and at long last we’re here: we’ve reached the end of the road on the Fermi launch...

121 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 10/11/2010

ASRock's High-End Vision 3D HTPC Reviewed

ASRock is one of the companies held in high esteem by everyone here at AnandTech. We have been reviewing their HTPC offerings since they first came out their Ion...

51 by Ganesh T S on 10/3/2010

Boxee Box: The Inside Story, Swapping Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100

Boxee and D-Link announced the availability of the Boxee Box for pre-order on Amazon today. At CES 2010, they demonstrated the Boxee Box with the Tegra 2 SoC inside...

53 by Ganesh T S & Brian Klug on 9/13/2010

ASRock Core 100HT-BD : Bringing HTPCs to the Mainstream Market [UPDATED : Noise Issue]

Anandtech has evaluated many systems in search of the utopian HTPC. However, every one of them has ended up with some issue or the other. When ASRock offered to...

107 by Ganesh T S on 7/19/2010

HD Video Decoding on GPUs with VLC 1.1.0

VLC 1.1.0 was released on Jun 22, 2010. Since the monolithic VLC bundle obviates the necessity for installing external codec packs, it is an indispensable install for many HTPC...

75 by Ganesh T S on 6/25/2010

The Patriot Box Office Review: A Portent of Great Things to Come

Patriot sent us its first foray into the streaming media market. This tiny little box will let you stream everything from ripped movies to full blown Blu-ray images to...

79 by Alan Lueke on 2/16/2010

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