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I wonder what the "HD" media capability of that processor represent? The windows notebook I use for work can handle most of the HD divx available on the net but it is not powerful enough to handle a full HD stream (at least in resolution 1920x1080 but at DVD rate, not HD-DVD nor BR) and not even the maybe 3 years old 2.4GHz PC of my firend could handle it.

Since most of the usage I make from a PC (off work) is browsing, torrent download and divx viewing, and the notbook is from my company my intention is to buy this year a compact PC, as silent and low power as possible, using USB2/e-Sata connection for mass storage and DVD-writer, if possible offering HDMI/DVI with HDCP and optical stereo jack for future compatibility and combined with a RISC OS emulation so that I can still develop for RISC OS.

Now if a RISC OS solution can offer the same functionality I am in perfectly willing to buy it. For that we could always port and optimize a linux multimedia player for that CE2110 processor even without a multimedia API in RISC OS, but I would certainly appreciate RISC OS supporting non-blocking IO (the time spend waiting idly for a block of data to be read from the harddisc could be used by the main processor) and support of USB PC drives larger than 2 GB which I use every week to exchange data with friends (and for which I currently have to slowly transfer data with Samba over my old 10Mb Ethernet connection between my notebook and my RPC).

 is a RISC OS Userandretim on 23/4/07 3:41PM
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