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Topic # 114494 21-Feb-2013 13:38
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anyone have an Arctic HTPC

I discovered them on openelec.tv homepage, the only model I could find with a AU plug was a MC001-E Barebone PC.  Doesn't come with HDD or RAM, but shipped to NZ at USD$194 so all up around NZD$232 + cost of HDD and RAM.

does come with a built in DVB-T tuner, I wouldn't use this but nice to have and others would use this.

thinking about getting one, i have an ouya coming in april, which is half the price, but err might be better, since its a full computer but one designed for a HTPC.

sadly has a power brick and no built in power supply though.

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  Reply # 767073 21-Feb-2013 14:29
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I like. Looks nice.




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  Reply # 775561 6-Mar-2013 11:06
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Would be borderline/not fast enough for live 1080i decoding (dependent on your media centre), so wouldn't recommend this for live TV in NZ.




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  Reply # 775566 6-Mar-2013 11:09
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kiwijunglist: Would be borderline/not fast enough for live 1080i decoding (dependent on your media centre), so wouldn't recommend this for live TV in NZ.


Yeah pity.  Pity you can't get similar with an A6/8/10 or i3/5 CPU.




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