I've read through everything I could find on the XBMC Hardware forum about the Zotac ID82, but I'm still unclear where this nets out as a top of the line nettop...
Eskro, I know you really liked the device specs at first. How does that initial impression hold up against real world performance and feedback.
I'm seeing some reports of Intel video bugs.
Is this device everything it was hyped to be?
Is it the perfect solution for both Windows 7/XBMC and/or OpenELEC?
Zotac ID82 Feedback?
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2012-06-21 19:28 Post: #1
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2012-07-03 22:08 Post: #2
Owen, I got the ID82 based on Eskro's recommendation. I installed Win7 x64 and went through all the drivers and all.
The end result was a framerate of 100+ (donno if this info it matters at all), but the picture quality and jitter was unbearable. I was disappointed.
One fine day, when i had nothing better to do, i did a fresh install of Win7 but this time i used x86 and installed only the latest essential drivers (LAN, GPU and Audio). Everything worked perfect without a glitch, without needing to change any of the default settings. Installing all the drivers i figured that the Chipset Driver i installed this time around was the one Intel's Driver Detector told me to install (without installing the driver from Zotac).
I have used up to 720p only and it has been flawless. I have used XBMC on a crappy EeePC which couldn't play 720s, and i only watch SD TV Shows and Movies up to 720p, so I am in no position to give you a relative comparison, but all i can say is that it does all i need flawlessly.
The only negative feedback is about it's remote receiver which picks up a ton of interference from some of bulbs in the living room.