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#1 Nemo

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

Check out our latest review on the Pivos Aios HD Media Centre - http://www.overclock...s_media_centre/

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:32 PM

Upon bootup, the Aios displays what is either a sort of POST code or something very insulting.

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Good review NF, seems like a pretty decent unit for $100.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Check out our latest review on the Pivos Aios HD Media Centre - http://www.overclock...s_media_centre/


Might want to check again.. It does support mouse.

Good write up though! :)

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:25 AM

Can this thing play 1080p MPEG4 without stuttering?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:43 PM

@neozgeo
As I stated, I couldn't get a mouse to function anywhere where the functionality supposedly existed. Perhaps an update is needed to get it working.

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In my experience it can handle some pretty demanding stuff. It easily handled a few HQ 1080p MP4 renders of HD cam footage. Furthermore, it also handled the raw mts files that the camcorder created with finesse.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

I was able to get a small wireless bluetooth keyboard/trackpad to work. Had to reboot the box after I plugged in the USB transmitter.

If anyone is interested. I dismantled mine today to see if there were any sockets to add ram, etc. I've attached a pdf with the notes and pictures.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

I was able to get a small wireless bluetooth keyboard/trackpad to work. Had to reboot the box after I plugged in the USB transmitter.

If anyone is interested. I dismantled mine today to see if there were any sockets to add ram, etc. I've attached a pdf with the notes and pictures.

Here's the PDF.
Attached File  Dismantling the PIVOS AIOS Media Player.pdf   1.81MB   808 downloads



The mouse does have limited funtionality. But so does most of the software. I'll be looking for any firmware upgrades. It's almost beta software that's on it.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

nevermind. I don't know why people write reviews then not respond to questions.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:23 PM

tcool

I remember what your questions were, so I'll answer them. I don't always keep up with questions.

Without a hard drive the unit is near silent. There's not much inside, and certainly nothing that produces much heat as evidenced by the lack of heatsinks.

With a hard drive, the unit is as loud as the drive. Slower and newer drives will be quieter, and obviously, an SSD will add no noise. A Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, which I used, is very quiet, with only head movement and a mild vibration letting me know that something's going on inside. Keep in mind, too, that the addition of a storage drive will increase the internal temperature, and I'm unaware if the fan ever ramps up or can handle very high heat. Even so, the unit itself is rather a large heat sink, so there shouldn't be too many issues if there are.

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