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Small system for the TV

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mikey, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. Mikey

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 5,870

    Location: South Coast

    I've got a few films off iTunes (got them for my iPhone when I was on holiday)

    What recommendations do people have for playing onto the TV and Hi Fi for iTunes content.

    I assume I can get away with something low end etc?
     
  2. StevenRaith

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2009

    Posts: 688

    Depends - if you want HD content, stay clear of Atom based solutions - even the latest, fastest ones are a bit iffy when it comes to HD content.
     
  3. Mikey

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Dec 2002

    Posts: 5,870

    Location: South Coast

    Ideally yes HD content as I've got a nice 40" Sony LCD TV

    In time I am hoping to get a 23" in the main bedroom
     
  4. StevenRaith

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2009

    Posts: 688

    ion based chipsets are the best bet for Atom+HD, but even then it's dodgy; expecting it to work out of the box is perhaps a bit much.

    I tend to mention this a lot, but Asus T3 AMD variant? DX10, slap in a mid range Athlon/Phenom, job jobbed.

    not too big, not loud at all, worth a peek?

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-057-AS

    Also has HDMI out on the mobo, saving you the bother of using dongly adaptoid thingies.
     
  5. mdjmcnally

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 May 2004

    Posts: 1,598

    Well for playing back my iTunes library I was really lazy and bought an AppleTV. Plays back all iTunes content fine.