...searched the forum for quite a while and got partly answers but none so far could convince me so far...
I'm searching hardware to be used as media director together with a 12'' Touchscreen. The MD should be mounted in the room so a fanless, less power consumption system would be appreciated. I came over DTResearch product and ordered a DT160 with VIA C7 cpu (1 GHz). But that one running embedded XP (no ressources for linux so far) and the video output is quite poor... (although video quality is not too much important to me but I don't want to forget about video comletely either...)
can anybody give an advise whether it would be better to send this one back and recommend me another similar product?
thanks in advance,
Any of the C7/CN700 or C7/CX700 mini-itx fanless motherboards should be fine (eg VIA EX15000 and NX12000 or Jetway J7F2) and there are numerous mini-itx compatible enclosures that will mount behind and LCD/Plasma screen using VESA mountings. We have several on test here and they work nicely using the Openchrome drivers under UI1.
For good UI2 performance your best bet is to go with the fire-station back mounted C7 based box below. They are expensive though...http://www.fiire.com/fiire-station.php
Hope the above helps you.