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cvpn-hd04 media player as md or thin client
« on: July 18, 2010, 12:33:19 am »
hello, I'm new to linuxMCE, and I'm in the planning stage of building a core. I have all the parts and components priced and researched. A few months ago bought a network hd media player hdd enclosure. the model name is cvpn-hd04. any searches on the model name will give you results for shopping and purchasing the player, but I do know that it has the Realtek 1073 chipset. my question is can this device be used as a MD. if so how could it be done. this device displays in 1080p, has hdmi, component, and composite output. optical and coaxial sound output. 2 usb ports, and 1 usb(pc) port, and a Ethernet rj45 to also comes with a remote. it can accept up to a 2tb sata hard drive. plus shipping this device cost about $100.00 us. I included some pics of the player and the board. here are the specs i could find on this board.(400mhz, 128MByte DDR2 RAM, 256MByte NAND flash ROM) ]. this player has very good play back over the network, would be nice to have this as a MD or thin client in the bedroom or kids room, it's cheap and has good functionality. I don't know if anyone has one of these or something like it, but if it can be done I will gladly test it on my device.
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Re: cvpn-hd04 media player as md or thin client
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 01:11:39 pm »
I've got the Sumvision Enclosure MKV, which runs the same/similar chipset and was thinking the exact same thing. It would make a great little MD, but chances are it won't be compatible. If anybody has any experience with these I'd be glad to know how you got on.

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Re: cvpn-hd04 media player as md or thin client
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2010, 02:52:08 pm »
Neither of these machines are going to be able to be configured as a MD. However they could be used as uPnP renderers and possibly controlled for play/pause/fwd/rew etc etc by an Orbiter.

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