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Originally Posted by JonDixonThe hardware mpeg decode accelerator makes no difference in MCE as it is not supported.
Originally Posted by RTT£940 for that?
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi...kinda nice case....I like the on switch and LCD and tbh, Wil, it puts your HTPC to shame
Originally Posted by bebluOur main activity is manufacturing the case itself and as such can be filled with any mini-ITX standard motherboard to suit individual needs. We will be launching both Pentium Mobile MCE and Via SP8000 MythTV (which is completely silent and outperforms the MCE SP13000 quite considerably) solutions for the end of the year.
Originally Posted by bebluFirst of all I would like to say thank you to bit-tech.net for reviewing our system and to everyone here that has, and will be, posting their comments.
We would like to respond to a few of the issues and make some comments on both the review and the post above. The unit that was picked off the production line and sent to bit-tech did indeed have some manufacturing issues. It was one of a very few that did go out with these issues, it was unfortunate that it happened. beblu strives for a the highest level of quality and as we are a young company we have had to make some changes. What I would say is that anyone not completely happy with their unit can either return them for a full refund or send them back (at no cost to them) for any changes or repairs. It is our intent to offer a perfect system to everyone.
With regards to the performance: The main reason for launching with a Via based system, knowing they are underpowered for the resource hungry MCE, is that this is a competitive product to Tranquil, Hush Technologies, and a number of other manufacturers. In terms of cost the beblu unit not only costs less, but comes fully integrated with the functionality essential to a living room PC. The Via does though stand up to most MCE activity quite well considering its performance capability and for the non-power user provides a good all-round solution.
Our main activity is manufacturing the case itself and as such can be filled with any mini-ITX standard motherboard to suit individual needs. We will be launching both Pentium Mobile MCE and Via SP8000 MythTV (which is completely silent and outperforms the MCE SP13000 quite considerably) solutions for the end of the year.
We are very enthusiastic about the beblu products and feel strongly that while they may not be the best performing system (compared to a Pentium 4 ATX based system) they are the smallest most stylish set of cases on the market and a perfect solution for a contemporary living room.
I can be reached at susan'at'beblu.net if anyone has any questions.
Originally Posted by Warrior_Rockeris it just more or did i find the perfect dual tuner card
Originally Posted by BindibadgiTis a lotta wonga. Kinda nice case, not too sure about the fans but it's ok. VIA EPIAs are desperately under powered, Pentium M, even Celeron M's are the way to go. I like the on switch and LCD and tbh, Wil, it puts your HTPC to shame but it's still yet could do with some improvements:
Dual TV tuner?
Pentium M based/Wifi CF
90 degree fan blower like mini-mac? Would make it look better, perhaps.
Looks a bit "bricky"
Originally Posted by KevoThe clean lines of the design are destroyed by the ugly front USB and Firewire ports, Im surprised they didn't go hole hog and stick some multi-coloured headphone/mic jacks on the front
Edit: Just noticed that they have put some jacks on the front of the thing. Ahahahahaha...
Originally Posted by Warrior_Rockerdoes anyone wanna tell me the difference between the digital and analoge cards?, personally since rf is an anloge signal, i fail to see how it can be digital, unless they mean the card can use 'digital cable' signals, which would be kinda cool, however i just dont have the need
Originally Posted by fevI'm interested in the pricing of these cases...
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