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    Amlogic make chipsets that are used in some Arm based media players, would it be possible for these to be supported in GeeXbox ?

    The latest one is the 8726 which has a Cortex A9 1Ghz CPU with the Mali 400 GPU, it has hardware acceleration for MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264 up to about 40Mbps. There is a [url=http://openlinux.amlogic.com/wiki/index.php/Arm]wiki dedicated to linux [/url]on Amlogic boards with drivers and other info supplied.

    Now the tricky part might be booting a media player which has an OS already baked into it’s firmware but [url=http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=824864&postcount=541]Davilla hinted[/url] at he had linux booting from the Geniatech ATV1000 via SDcard. The [url=http://www.geniatech.com/pa/android-tv.asp]Geniatech boxes[/url] are now available through [url=http://www.asiapads.com/index.php?cPath=190&osCsid=408b8e7467d4d5e084775b1cbb7eb492]Asiapads.com[/url] and [url=http://www.meritline.com/mygica-atv1000-android-24g-tv-box—p-68060.aspx?source=fghdac]Meritline[/url]. I actually got my hands on the ATV2000 model and it’s a nice player with USB, SDard, HDMI 1080p, component, fanless, WiFi built in, ethernet with 446MB of RAM and 3760MB of storage flash.

    The Geniatech remote is an unsualy creation it’s for controlling Android 2.2 which runs on the player but behaves like a WiiMote wand that you wave about, it has a QWERTY keyboards that is actually quite good but ut’s not at all suitable for use as a media player remote, being able to use the Boxee remote with this player would be the way to go.

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