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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2009, 06:41:19 pm »
before we get demo boards I'd say we check the sdk conditions. If we have to sign NDAs and manage a private closed source branch for it, I'd pass. But I fear there might be no other license option in that area. The moko guys tried hard to get a chip with open 3d specs. Maybe there is sth from Intel, they have their PXA/.. stuff and a good GPU with open drivers..

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ok Hari i agree with the sdk conditions & NDA's etc etc. Re PXA the CPU/IO etc looks fine but the GPU side looks a little light weight tom me? They dont seem to have anything like the Sigma's capabilities? On the other hand if they have open drivers and SDK's then maybe this balances out? Whats you take on this?
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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2009, 07:00:54 pm »
i'm still telling you guys, the omap with ti's DSPs may be the right fit here. See the BeagleBoard.. http://www.beagleboard.org/

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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2009, 07:24:36 pm »
i'm still telling you guys, the omap with ti's DSPs may be the right fit here. See the BeagleBoard.. http://www.beagleboard.org/

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Thom...read my earlier post... this is a discussion...nothings decided yet.

Don't just 'tell' us... 'sell your case' on this board. Does it have fully accelerated & open drivers for full HD playback etc?

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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2009, 07:51:41 pm »
Googleing, I found this thread: http://markmail.org/message/cav3xyrlanfuu773  -  Way over my head, but maybe helpful tidbits of information.

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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2009, 08:40:28 pm »
the beagleboard looks quite interesting, yes.
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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2009, 08:58:45 pm »
Googleing, I found this thread: http://markmail.org/message/cav3xyrlanfuu773  -  Way over my head, but maybe helpful tidbits of information.

Hmmm... but is 720p enough? Should we not look to target a board that can deliver 1080p?

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Re: Popcorn Hour board
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2009, 09:00:40 pm »
Should we not look to target a board that can deliver 1080p?

That was the point I was trying to get across ;)

imho, whatever energy is used to get a working MD on an ARM-like plattform, should be directed towards a fully 1080p capable solution.