Just to be clear, I cannot speak officially on AMD's behalf while posting in the forum. I will answer questions to the best of my ability, but none of my answers would be official statements or AMD policy or future plans.
Of course. Now give us the inside scoop
With that said...
We are working with other vendors, but I cannot really speak on the status or plans of other vendors.
Cool. Economy probably doesn't help either. Just keep a little pressure on.
AACS: I am not really able to put a time frame down just yet. We are actively working this issue though so hopefully we can nail down in a timely manner.
Future Direction: We are scoping this out now, no firm decisions made just yet, but we hope to continue evolving this platform to better target this market segment.
Regular board: Not sure what you mean here...if it is about the amp card, then no. It must be used with the Maui board due to the D2 chip being integrated into the board design.
Yep, that's what I was getting at.
Inputs: Currently, there are 2 inputs (2 channel line in, SPDIF In). Vista does not provide a clear way to "monitor" the inputs as it tries to capture that inputs instead of just passing them through. Win 7 fixes this so that you can bring external sources into the platform and then pass them out to the amp /pre amp cards.
Thanks for the explanation.
AMD Page: Currently, we have our AMD@Home blog. In addition to this, we are working on improving our at Home page on AMD's webpage and will have more info on this platform posted soon. Stay tuned for this one.
We are planning on continuing improving the current Maui platform through BIOS updates for the board and F/W updates for the amp card. As mentioned, we are scoping out the requirements for a 2nd gen platform to see how we can better serve the HTPC community.
Yep, would like to see more at the AMD site. I'm sure you know, but thegreenbutton and avsforums are good htpc sites. This one ain't too shabby either
Hope that helps.
A pretty quick look at the site doesn't reveal anything, doesn't make someone want to plunk down some cash on a concept that might get dumped next quarter.
I don't see the validity of that comment. I mean, OK, so you buy this board & build a system around it... and liked ANYthing you buy, in time, it's surpassed by other things. So what? How many old cell phones do you have kicking in your drawers? How many old PCs? (I have $6000 in a turntable that I hardly ever use any more...
Well, cell phones I use until they are broken. Then buy a used one that fits the bill. I am on my 3rd phone w/Verizon, last two have been used. Still have my old Nextel i60 activated on Boost mobile as well.
I've always been fairly confident that the cell phone companies are, you know, going to stay in the cell phone business. I don't have to worry that the phone will be useless and unsupported soon. Which is a very real concern when it comes to drivers for new OS's, patches for the ever changing DRM landscape and media capabilities, and even just the spare part aspect.
Especially with the economic landscape today, and the ever obnoxious and very short term outlook of many stockholders (ITS MY MONEY, AND I WANT IT NOWWW), I would hope to see a bit more of a commitment/investment from DAAMIT. Even if it is just a 5 minute to design static webpage
I would think the all new HTPC platform would at least show up in a press release when doing a search on their site
Can I have your turntable?