Jetway Mini-TOP HBJC600C99-52W-BW - New Ion 2, Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz barebone nettop - Printable Version
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- Geeba - 2010-08-18 10:44
After installing 64bit OS the disk performance went up to 7.4 so pretty pleased with that.
I installed XBMC nightly on the Jetway last night... I dont have a huge amount of HD content as I'm still primarily an Xbox user - but the content I do have which was not possible on xbox played with ease... 1280 x 720 4.5Gb rip of Dexter episode barely hit the cpu... roughly 9% from memory so all good there and the one 1080p rip I have was hitting at about 12% load - so I dont see that there will be any problems with HD - but I'd like to get my hands on the "killa sample" if its still around or any other high bit rate content people could recommend to give it a work out.
The Jetway... hmmmm tough one... was it worth £180+VAT... maybe... not the best quality I've seen... the SSD was the BEST money I have spent on an upgrade in a LONG time thou! it makes my Quad core/Velociraptor/SLi games rig seem sluggish! I can only describe it as - bang, bang, bang! - click any app in windows - bang its open... fire through fan art etc on xbmc - bang its there! It will make buying mechanical drive a real drag now... but my wallet would argue otherwise
One thing that is dire with the Jetway... the remote... its pretty rubbish to be honest... so that is my next mission - so if anyone has a remote suggestion it would be appreciated! That will be the deciding factor really... a decent remote and not having to jump through hoops to get audio to my amp both of which on the Xbox my Mrs could setup!
- jwoolen - 2010-08-18 13:45
How much noise does it make?
- Geeba - 2010-08-18 13:52
jwoolen Wrote:How much noise does it make?
Its barely audible to be honest.... you get the initial burst of fan when the BIOS boots - but after that installing Win7, performance testing it and playing HD the fan is sometimes off completely... I will VESA mount it behind my TV so definitely wont hear it.... noise levels in general thou..... very low.
- jwoolen - 2010-08-18 21:14
Thanks for that info. Looks like I'm about to give this system a try.
- partimers - 2010-08-18 21:22
Thanks for the pics and all info provided.
What about the remote? Is it possible to power-on the machine with it? Or at least resume it from suspend?
Anybody knowing what kind of remote/receiver is that (a.k.a. would it work with LIRC?)
- Geeba - 2010-08-18 21:48
The remote leaves a little bit to be desired XBMC wise... the pad works as a mouse so its fine with windows etc. I wont be using it to be honest... the VESA kit is handy... just in the process of putting mine on the back of the TV.
- Geeba - 2010-08-19 00:55
Right first problem..... this is where I usually get the hump... the htpc goes on ebay as did the last attempts and the xbox gets a dust out and fired back up!
ION..... do I load the drivers for audio off the nvidia site?.... the jetway had SPDIF on it which I was hoping to squirt audio straight to my amp... but it only seems to be analog... I cant use HDMI audio as my TV resolutios are laim with HDMI for some reason so I use VGA... all the drivers do that come with it is install some USB audio driver
- Anastrophe - 2010-08-19 21:46
what platform/version/build of xbmc are you running?
- Geeba - 2010-08-19 22:09
currently on the stable camelot release... tried nightly builds from the 17th & 18th of this month to - I backed off to camelot as I was having some problems with the nightly's and SMB back to my Home Server buy 1 step at a time I guess... I've logged a ticket with Jetway... personally I think the Jetway Nettop needs the Realtek HD audio drivers to function correctly... they said they will get back to me ASAP.
Also pointed them in the direction of XBMC so they could see what I'm trying to do... and maybe they can hone their product round this a bit more! It makes their bundled software look like I wrote it! And I'm a network engineer!! LOL!
- sebj - 2010-08-20 00:56
Thanks for sharing, your experiences with the machine.
Been hovering over "add to cart" on this box for at least a week now.
Knowing the thing isn't loud (SSD might help keep temps down), I guess if this machine can wake from the remote I'm buying it.
Care to try a bleeding edge xbmcfreak ion live cd on it to see if it wakes, sleeps, wakes back again?