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    News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    The Dorset distributor continues its focus on ION mini-desktops, and adds a bit more processing grunt.
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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    £400, I'd expect blu-ray or a very low end SSD....
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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    Needs to be in the region of £300 to be in with a chance I would think. £400 is far too steep...

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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    So we start with a pretty average laptop, remove the screen and keep the price the same ?

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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    No Optical/coax in a HTPC machine? That's pretty poor!
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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    No Optical/coax in a HTPC machine? That's pretty poor!
    who needs a S/PDIF when you have a 9 pin serial tbh
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    Re: News - Spire brings AOpen socket 775 HTPC to the channel

    just use HDMI! My reciver actually has a rs232 interface for controlling it thou.

    But yes, I think we all think its a bit of a miss.
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