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    Smile Hello!!

    Hello guys and gals!!

    Another longtime lurker has registered. Have been reading this site for a few months and have finally decided to register and participate.

    Am hugely impressed at the projects displayed here. Keep it up. I might just get up enough confidence to build my own car computer at some stage.

    Speaking of car computers....and all things small......have a look at the latest news on the epiacenter site about the most current revision of the Via Epia-N board. It's finally starting to take shape. Might make the basis of a future car computer system for me......providing Via behave themselves and stop putting their prices up.....

    http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.ph...rticle&sid=543

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    Welcome to the forum

    The via epia-n board has been posted and covered a few times we are all aware of it as a high % of people here use mini ITX boards

    Are you gonna build a carpc to start with and then upgrade the pc later to a epia-N when it comes out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiN^_^NiN
    Welcome to the forum

    The via epia-n board has been posted and covered a few times we are all aware of it as a high % of people here use mini ITX boards

    Are you gonna build a carpc to start with and then upgrade the pc later to a epia-N when it comes out?
    Cheers!!

    I've got a home PVR system using a mini-itx board and have played around with mini-itx format boards for a couple of years now. I'm holding off putting a car system together for the moment until I get a new car.....which will probably be a few months off. I don't want to start ripping the dash of my old car apart, only to have to sell it immediately after. I'm planning to start off with a mini-itx board for my system....although I might stump for a nano board if they are available and not too expensive.

    I agree that the nano boards are nothing new to MP3car...I've read a few posts about the nano-itx boards here, but my post was more to alert people about the recent revisions that have been made to it.

    Maybe Via are planning to actually sell these things sometime soon.....although probably not....given Via's past history with slipping release dates!!

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    but via have good reasons to push it back they bring out quality products so i think the time delay is worth it when you get the end product

    btw what software you using for your pvr? im bit curious what your got setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiN^_^NiN
    but via have good reasons to push it back they bring out quality products so i think the time delay is worth it when you get the end product
    That's fine by me too!! Let's hope they improve their quality control.

    Quote Originally Posted by NiN^_^NiN
    btw what software you using for your pvr? im bit curious what your got setup
    I'm currently running the PVR on Windows XP professional and I'm using GBPVR as an intermediate solution. I have tried trial versions of SageTV and BeyondTV. Both programs are nice to use, but I didn't feel strongly enough about either to stump up for the full version. GBPVR is a great program and supports my PVR500MCE dual tuner board.

    I'd like to play around with linux soon and will switch to using something like MythTV.

    I recently bought an Epia SP13000 board. As far as I can see, drivers for the video system are not quite ready for linux yet, so I'm holding off until they get sorted out. I'm a linux novice, so I don't want to get lost from the start.

    My current PVR setup is :

    Epia SP13000 board
    1Gb PC3200 ram
    80Gb Hitachi 2.5inch HD
    Hauppage PVR500MCE tuner card
    Belkin wireless pci card
    Panasonic slot load DVD player/burner
    Dual pci riser
    custom case (modified wooden storage box - still needs some minor modifications to finish properly)

    It's cool. I originally had a M10000 board. Worked well, but the SP13000 runs noticeably faster.

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