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LinuxLookup: Neuros OSD Review

Dec 21, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Neuros OSD is small. Very small. At only 14cm wide, 14cm deep and 3.2cm high, it fits comfortably in just about any hole you'd care to stow it.

"It's a great concept--a completely open source set top box running Linux that can be programmed to do whatever you like. Except, it's not that straight forward. While almost all of the environment is open source there are some components that are closed source, such as several kernel modules. The modules in question are related to several of proprietry onboard chipsets such as A/V encoding and decoding. It isn't ideal but it's a necessary evil, otherwise the low-spec. CPU wouldn't be able to handle the decoding to play back video, never mind the encoding...!"

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