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philippefs35

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Media Director SD
« on: November 18, 2008, 01:54:23 am »
Good day,

What would be the cheapest media director to read various video formats (mpeg2, mpeg4, etc.) with simple TV-OUT (7 pin s-video?) capabilities and probably UI2 capabilities for an SD television? I can also build a box myself if it comes cheaper...

Thank you very much,
Philippe
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008, 03:25:46 am by philippefs35 »

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:40:02 pm »
The MSI Media Live is supported wonderfully out of the box, and can provide a solid upgrade path to HD.

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 05:49:07 pm »
The MSI Media Live is great, it looks nice, just slap a processor and ram in it, enable the boot rom option on the bios... plug it in and turn it on.... just patience while its building the image and 1 quick reload on the core and its up and running.... 1 minor tweak to the web interface to get the lcd running.

Definitely a viable option.  I know newegg carries them.... Don't buy from provantage though.

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 07:31:35 pm »
The MSI Media Live is great, it looks nice, just slap a processor and ram in it, enable the boot rom option on the bios... plug it in and turn it on.... just patience while its building the image and 1 quick reload on the core and its up and running.... 1 minor tweak to the web interface to get the lcd running.

Definitely a viable option.  I know newegg carries them.... Don't buy from provantage though.
Hi,

I'd kindly for some more info about MSI MEdia live :
- you're talking about MSI Media Live barebone (whole system including case) ?
- if yes, is there also motherboard alone that would be the same as in barebone to be used in other cases ? I already have a case, and am seeking for well supported motherboard...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 08:47:31 pm »
Yes, the barebone, which is based on the (now no longer sold) MS-7329 multimedia motherboard.

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 08:52:23 pm »
bulek: this is documented in the wiki: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/MSI_Media_Live_Mainboard

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 11:00:47 pm »
By budget's really kind of tight. Aren't there any cheaper solution? If you add tuner cards to the pack, taxes, shipping, etc. for three TVs... it's about 2000$. The MSI Wind PC seems like a good option, do any of you have suggestions for the connexion with the SD TVs? Furthermore, is an old 700mhz HP computer enough for a core, considering that I'll probably be recording or watching at least four feeds at the same time?

Thanks,
Philippe

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 06:54:45 pm »
I wanted to try one of these but everyone is saying it's discontinued.

Anybody know anything about this, is it a dead product, is a replacement coming out, anything?

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 07:05:18 pm »
The MSI Media Live is still at Newegg.

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 07:22:59 pm »
I only see the mobo's on newegg, not the barebone machine.  Would you be kind enough to post a link to the barebone?

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 07:24:27 pm »
oh holy shit. Damn, they're gone... my bad :-/

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 10:48:04 pm »
I found it on the Canadian site though... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856167020
Any thoughts for a cheaper MD?

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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 05:51:37 am »
Oh wow, they're gone off newegg....  Few other places too! .... Hmm... there's 1 on ebay at the moment...

I guess they discontinued them, and they're selling the motherboards, what a shame its a nice looking case/package.

Taking another look at ebay the guy selling them says 'More than 10 available ' in Quantity, get em before their extinct!
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Re: Media Director SD
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 09:56:09 am »
oh holy shit. Damn, they're gone... my bad :-/

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The Media Live Barebones was discontinued several months back... but there were a load in the channel so they are only now getting hard to find.

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