Is the Revo 3610 still a good long-term solution for a Boxee box? Based on the official 10.1 release of Flash and the number of websites switching to HD streaming it seems like some people are having stuttering problems they didn't have with the Flash RCs. One of the memory slots on my HTPC went out yesterday so I'm debating whether to put money into:
- Rebuilding the jacked HTPC (purchase a new motherboard, CPU, memory, Hard Drives)
- Getting a Revo and re-purposing an old Full ATX machine into a WHS box with a bunch of HDs for network storage. (purchase a Revo, several hard drives, and WHS)
My requirements are:
- HDMI output capable of 1080p/60 output (possibly 24Hz in the future, but my current set doesn't support it) and 7.1 audio. Currently my Radeon HD 4850 handles all this no problem.
- Playback of 1080p MKV (HD-DVD backups; damn obsolescence!), and HD H.264/M2TS (up to 1080p), all possibly streamed from a remote server over Gbit LAN.
- Good Boxee support with decent CPU reserves while running idle (i.e. at home screen).
So what do you think? Fix my HTPC and get less remote storage, or get a Revo and make EVERYTHING remote storage?