Not your board if you want Netflix in Windows Media Center
1 February 2012
Summary: The title pretty much says it all, Netflix apparantly doesn't support GPU acceleration in Win7 Media Center Netflix, and the CPU just doesn't have the horsepower for it. You end up getting a skippy (1 frame per 1-5 seconds) And the more you update the nVidia drivers, the worse it gets!
Summary: I purchased this motherboard for the HTPC I was building and so far after a month it is a perfect board for this. It comes with a Windows Media Center compatible remote, but you can use your own WMC compatible remote with the IR sensor. Having everything built onto one board is great. The only issue I have ran into is Netflix is choppy in HD. I dont know if this is a Silverlight issue or what.
Summary: The ASUS AT3ION-I Deluxe motherboard is chock full of features. While the description shows you the basics, the company's website will give you a more complete list of features. This board comes complete with an Atom 330 processor, an integrated power supply (with support for the MB and two SATA devices), Bluetooth, WiFi (with an external antenna) alllowing a strong 802.11n connection, and 1000baseT networking with a cable connection.
Summary: Using WD Green 3.5" drive, 2x2GB DDR3, 90W Adapter, DVD Drive, 120mm fan at low speed. Power Consumption: 1W @ OFF 2W @ Sleep (Win 7) 26W @ Idle 30W @ 1080p h.264 mkv 32 @ 1080p h.264 + hulu 480 p (Flash 10.1RC) Overclocking: I had it POST at 2.3GHZ, but doubt it would have been stable. Finally settled on setting FSB at 666, which sets CPU @ 2ghz. This let me set the memory to exactly 1200mhz, which I've found to be the highest this MB will go for memory.