What Next? Replacement for Eee Box

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Over the past year I have had a Asus Eee Box connected to a monitor in the living room to watch BBC iPlayer. With the increase in streaming size, the picture stutters and isn't smooth any more. Its fine on other computers in the house so I think it is time to replace the Eee Box.

The Eee Box I have is the first version:
Atom N270
160 GB Hard Drive
1 GB Ram

Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement, I don't mind self build or off the shelf. Budget in the £200-300 bracket.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Martin
 
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Acer Revo R3610 or Zotac Zbox would be a direct swap - small form factor, Nvidia ION, XBMC and Flash support. Both run on Atoms. And under budget :)
 
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Acer Revo R3610 or Zotac Zbox would be a direct swap - small form factor, Nvidia ION, XBMC and Flash support. Both run on Atoms. And under budget :)

Would this be powerful enough to run iPlayer in the high def version. My reason for the upgrade is that the graphics are not powerful enough to cope on my Eee Box.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Martin
 
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Would this be powerful enough to run iPlayer in the high def version. My reason for the upgrade is that the graphics are not powerful enough to cope on my Eee Box.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Martin

Although I have a 3610, haven't really tried IPlayer owing to the poor internet connection :(

I can vouch for 1080p MKVs/TS/M2TS through XBMC.
 
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Nvidia ION doesnt play BBC HD in the iplayer currently, I think it's just a software thing though, so it might work soon.
 
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