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- stogiesam88 - 2009-06-30 22:42
donabi Wrote:the new version of the zotac has support for wake over usb.
I don't know about the new revision. I emailed support about when the version with wake-on-usb would be available and their only reply was "There is no release information available on this yet." (6/26)
There is a solution somebody posted in another thread though (about $30 I think) - http://www.origenae.com/en/accessory_ir211.htm
The problem the poster had with the above solution was that the zotac model you need (with the ATX psu, I think) consumed lots of power even when turned off.
- hermand - 2009-06-30 23:38
stogiesam88 Wrote:I don't know about the new revision. I emailed support about when the version with wake-on-usb would be available and their only reply was "There is no release information available on this yet." (6/26)
I really liked the idea of that, but it needs a 24 pin ATX power supply so a no go for the Ion with an external PSU. Shame they didn't just power it off a 4 pin molex.
- stogiesam88 - 2009-07-01 03:16
hermand Wrote:I really liked the idea of that, but it needs a 24 pin ATX power supply so a no go for the Ion with an external PSU. Shame they didn't just power it off a 4 pin molex.I don't know that much about the differences of 20/24 pin atx, but it seems like they're similar enough to be able to make it work with a 20 pin atx.
- donabi - 2009-07-01 07:03
the actual revision of the zotac board has no ATX connector at all.
it has just an externel 9 Volt PSU.
and this consumes (at least my one) a lot of power.
but lets wait for the results of hermand.
- duplu - 2009-07-03 20:06
gerner Wrote:Just ordered one of these for myself.
jamie1984 Wrote:just ordered the H1 PC after much deliberating between Aver Revo, ASRock ION 330 and H1.
Good luck to the two of you. I ordered a Ion HTPC from Aleutia on 26th May and I still haven't received it and I live in the UK!
I e-mailed them at one point and they said they had problems getting the Zotac motherboard and it would be another 2 weeks. That was over 3 weeks ago and now they are not answering any of my e-mails enquirying on progress with my order. They have also removed their phone number from their website - not that it was much use as I must have tried it more than 10 times and no one ever answered it.
- sircube - 2009-07-04 08:39
regarding H1 PC: not sure from the specs how you gonna control it remotely and whether you can shut it down and power on with an Ir remote.
Any word on this?
thx in advance.
- duplu - 2009-07-04 09:49
I'll control it either by an MCE IR remote using a USB dongle or via the excellent XBMC remote for my i-phone. I don't think you can shut it down or start it up via the remote, but that doesn't worry me. Also remember I have ordered the HTPC and not the H1 PC, if I ever get it!
- Starstream - 2009-07-04 17:45
duplu Wrote:Good luck to the two of you. I ordered a Ion HTPC from Aleutia on 26th May and I still haven't received it and I live in the UK!
That sounds pretty bad, to be honest I'm not surprised something didn't sit right with me after seeing their website it felt at best amateurish or at worst a bit suspect.
I would caution anyone buying anything from Aleutia (unless someone else here can vouch for them), they are using off the shelf parts anyway that can be gotten from miniitx.com & be put together by yourself.
I hope everything works out for you duplu or you can get your money back.
Edit: By the way gerner the place I got my Asrock Ion 330 system from ships internationally, don't know if it goes all the way to New Zealand but you can email and ask they were very helpful.
- duplu - 2009-07-05 19:17
Starstream Wrote:That sounds pretty bad, to be honest I'm not surprised something didn't sit right with me after seeing their website it felt at best amateurish or at worst a bit suspect.
Checking back over my e-mails the last time they responded to an e-mail was 1st June to let me know that it would be another 2-3 weeks because of the motherboard. Since then there have been no replies from the company and it's now 5 weeks and a whole heap of e-mails from me. I found a phone number on my e-mail receipt but when I phone it an american ladies voice tells me the number isn't in operation even though it's a London dialling code (probably re-routed).
The payment went through Paypal via my credit card and Paypal have been less than helpful for my request to open a dispute. This is mainly because the transaction isn't attached to a Paypal account it was simply paid via a credit card link which takes you through Paypal as the middle man. Paypal told me that if I wanted to dispute I would need to set up a new account using the same credit card, name, address etc... and said the transaction would then 'appear' in the new account so I could dispute it.
That didn't work and I'm now so pissed off with the whole thing that I phoned my bank today. They were extremely helpful and said that because I had waited longer than 30 days the company should have refunded me. As the company aren't answering e-mails or phone calls the bank are going to chargeback the funds and said the money will be in my account within 5 days.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone else receives their goods from Aleutia. I've since bought an ASRock 330 and am more than happy with it for 1080p content and the Aeon skin.
- Howesound - 2009-07-06 07:33
gerner Wrote:I'd like to know about remote controls and the IonStar.
I have a Zotac Ion - TX A running Ubuntu 9.04 and I'm using the Logitech Dinovo Mini as my remote keyboard mouse -it's palm sized and comes with a bluetooth usb adapter. It worked right off the bat with no tweaking required. Apart from the lack of function keys I think it's ideal for an XBMC HTPC: