Mintbox basic vs pro question

Chat about anything related to Linux Mint

mintbox questions

Postby christian.stassen on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:33 pm

So ive decided to buy a mintbox as it fits my need needs (despite some saying it's overpriced ).

it now comes with mint13, correct? is xbmc still installed as default, and if so, does it autoload? I am going to use it both as mediacenter and regular computer, so don't want it to autoload.

Can the basic play via hdmi? the pro states it explicitly, the basic doesn't, just want to make sure. Any issues with video watching on eiither of the two I should be aware of?

Lastly, does anyone have an idea if the pro will be discounted soon as well? I prefer the pro for better video, but the price difference is almost too big now
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: mintbox questions

Postby christian.stassen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:52 am

More specifically, clem wrote This, does that mean no HDMI sound in basic?

On the mintBox Pro, glxgears runs at 60FPS using the default Gallium renderer and 1000FPS using the ATI drivers. HD video playback is more fluid and sound output via HDMI is enabled once the ATI drivers are installed.

On the mintBox Basic, glxgears runs at 60FPS using the default Gallium renderer and 800FPS using the ATI drivers. 
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Re: mintbox questions

Postby christian.stassen on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:06 am

And is the issue with having to install ati drivers to get it to work with HDMI gone with mint13?
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Re: mintbox questions

Postby christian.stassen on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:44 am

Noone have an answer for this? If not, any suggestion on where to find it?
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Mintbox basic vs pro question

Postby christian.stassen on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:01 am

Trying to post it here as no luck on other forum:

So ive decided to buy a mintbox as it fits my need needs (despite some saying it's overpriced ).

it now comes with mint13, correct? is xbmc still installed as default, and if so, does it autoload? I am going to use it both as mediacenter and regular computer, so don't want it to autoload.

also, clem wrote this on a site, does that mean no HDMI sound in basic?

"On the mintBox Pro, glxgears runs at 60FPS using the default Gallium renderer and 1000FPS using the ATI drivers. HD video playback is more fluid and sound output via HDMI is enabled once the ATI drivers are installed.

On the mintBox Basic, glxgears runs at 60FPS using the default Gallium renderer and 800FPS using the ATI drivers. "

And is the issue with having to install ati drivers to get it to work with HDMI gone with mint13? i don't have a monitor so need it to work with HDMI to my TV out of the box
Last edited by xenopeek on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Same subject, so topics merged. Moved to forum where perhaps may get more attention.
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Re: Mintbox basic vs pro question

Postby christian.stassen on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:26 am

Anyone have any idea on this?
christian.stassen
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Re: Mintbox basic vs pro question

Postby Orbmiser on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:04 pm

I would think forums under their support tab would have more info for you.
http://www.fit-pc.com/web/purchase/order-direct-mintbox/

As they are selling and should support it. As probably are not going to find any here that has one.
.
User avatar
Orbmiser
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1514
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:16 pm
Location: Portland,Oregon

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Chat about Linux Mint

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests