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  Reply # 1316324 2-Jun-2015 16:42
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I'm looking at getting one of these from Amazon.

I'm just concerned about power supply/adapter.  What kind of power supply/plug does it come with? 

Can you just plug it into an NZ socket or do you need an adapter?




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  Reply # 1316404 2-Jun-2015 18:34
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Its a switchmode adapter so just a pin adapter will get you running if you are using it at home. If in a business you will need to replace it with a as/nzs3112 compliant adapter which your test and tag people should be more than aware of.




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  Reply # 1316430 2-Jun-2015 19:13
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Bought one of these last month, upgraded to 6gb RAM and 256gb SSD
Using it as a family PC, loving it :p




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  Reply # 1319375 8-Jun-2015 13:44
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Is anyone using one of these for live TV? How is the deinterlacing of 1080i? Particularly interested in results with Linux/OpenELEC.



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  Reply # 1319393 8-Jun-2015 13:57
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allio: Is anyone using one of these for live TV? How is the deinterlacing of 1080i? Particularly interested in results with Linux/OpenELEC.


Probably completely unhelpful for you on Linux but I'm running Windows Media Centre with DVB-T freeview. I have not detected any issues with deinterlancing. I occasionally see a weird effect similar to the old days with ATI drivers with the dynamic contrast option enabled, but it only occurs on Choice TV. It's where for example is someone moves their head a tiny bit, and their face stays put. It's very subtle though, the family haven't noticed it. Of course it could be choice tv trying to squeeze even more compression from their already rubbish quality bitrate so I'm reserving judgement on it.









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  Reply # 1319396 8-Jun-2015 14:02
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choice have pretty poor picture anyway so I wouldnt blame the hardware. See heaps of artifacts on the US/canada sourced shows because of shoddy and needless frame rate conversion they do. It also looks like they are getting it from a SD feed as the picture is a lot softer than you would expect converting from a 1080 source down to "pal" resolution.




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  Reply # 1319399 8-Jun-2015 14:08
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Yeah, Choice is more likely to be issues with the source than anything at your end. As long as 1, 2 and 3 look good then that's promising.

I've heard the latest generations of Celeron can handle quite spiffy deinterlacing techniques and achieve much better quality than previous generations. I'm using a GT440 with temporal/spatial deinterlacing in Linux and think it looks appreciably better than the Ivy Bridge HD graphics + WMC I built for my dad. However it would be nice to replace the hulking computer next to the TV with one of these adorable little things.

Thanks for your reply.

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  Reply # 1319402 8-Jun-2015 14:11
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Or just stop watching broadcast TV that is needlessly interlaced to support pushing content thru a very narrow pipe to your house.




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  Reply # 1319411 8-Jun-2015 14:22
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richms: Or just stop watching broadcast TV that is needlessly interlaced to support pushing content thru a very narrow pipe to your house.


Interlaced though it may be, the quality of broadcast 1080i is light years ahead of any of the options available for streaming local content. TVNZ/TV3 ondemand in their present form are rubbish. 2mbps at absolute best compared to 12-15mbps OTA.

Anyway, while I don't watch a huge amount of broadcast TV (mostly the news), other members of the household might revolt!


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  Reply # 1319641 8-Jun-2015 18:38
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These have the same hardware as the chromebox's which have been the go to box for a long time on the kodi forums. Should be fine for OpenELEC and live TV.

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