@DukeNukem From what I’m reading, there’s no apparent harddrive size limit, e.g. I remember reading someone who inserted a 750GB one. I’m reading some reports that WD disks are not very easy to insert, because the IDE connection, on the disk, is slightly shifted and there’s trouble using it with the PH. Samsung and Seagate should not be a problem. In the meantime, a few warnings: - if you are concerned with noise, maybe a 2.5" HD will be better (of course the sizes are smaller than 3.5"). You will need a 3.5" to 2.5" adaptor. - heat: it appears that the Sigma chip gets quite hot (more or less normal) and, since the enclosure is very small and there’s no fan, it’s likely that some heat gets transfered to the harddisk. Something to consider, i.e. disk lifespan might be reduced. - An alternative to an internal harddisk could be an external one, connected via USB 2.0. However, it seems that there are some problems with lockups when playing via USB. Looks like it occurs more often when playing DVD-VIDEO ISOs, not so much with other types of files. The bug has been acknowledged but is taking some time to be solved. - DTS: only performs DTS passthrough. If you don’t have a DTS decoder, you’ll get no sound. An alternative, would be to reencode the sound, e.g. to AC3, on files with DTS sound. Some (all?) of the alternatives Hi-Jack listed do seem to perform DTS downmix, therefore will always give you sound on DTS. @Hi-Jack Sorry, didn’t understand what you mean with: “These are the best in calles currently beside the TViX M-6500/7000”. “in calles”?
This message was edited at: 08-05-2008 12:49