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Users / Will LinuxMCE work with my current setup?
« on: January 03, 2008, 09:25:56 pm »
Here's my setup:

BIOSTAR TForce TF7050-M2 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7050PV HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor Model ADA5600CZBOX
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 500 MCE Personal Video Recorder
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 2600XT
XBOX 360 HD-DVD Drive
1TB HDD (2x500GB)

Home Theater:
Samsung HL-S5087W 50" DLP
Onkyo HT-S780 7.1 Surround Sound System

All other components would likely be built around the box itself since I'm only in an apartment right now and have little need for home automation.  I like my systems to be as expandable as possible and from what I've seen this has some good potential.

My main concern is with HD Content.  My Radeon HD 2600 allows me to fully offload the decoding of VC-1 and H.264 to the hardware cutting down CPU cost by a ton.  From what I've seen so far, ATI doesn't offer this hardware support to Linux users (at least not yet).  Will I still be able to playback my HD-DVD and Blu-ray content (I'm planning on purchasing LG's combo drive as soon as I'm not poor, aka. not in college) or will I have tons of issues?

Thanks ahead of time.

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