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Kryton 2002 - The return

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Jeff, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. Jeff

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    Its nearly a year since I put Kryton together so it's time for a major overhaul. Here is the new spec.

    VATYX 3U desktop case
    Asus TUSL2-M motherboard.
    PC Power Cooling Silent 400
    PIII 1.266 512Kb model
    512MB Crucial 133 CAS2 sdram
    ATI Radeon 8500LE
    Terratec EWX 24/96 sound card
    Pioneer 106s DVD rom
    Sony 3.5 " FD
    SDI Silk video input card
    Seetron VFD display
    40GB Fujitsu fluid baring HD - removable
    Drive bay 4 port USB hub.

    Main software components are;

    Windows XP
    Zoomplayer with Cinepalyer 4 video decoder and PowerDVD XP audio decoder.
    DScaler 3.10 SDI version

    There are a lot of new components so it will take a while to work out all the bugs. It should be singing and dancing by the time Event 2 come along.

    Jeff
     
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    Can't wait to see it at event 2, Jeff.
    Thanks for all your hard work at the bleeding edge and for keeping up your number of helpful posts.

    I'll be keeping a close eye on developments

    Much appreciated
    Regards
    Alex
     
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    Jeff

    all this must be costing you a fortune, not to mention how much of your time it must take up. You probably could have bought a Rock and saved all the hassle;)
     
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    Errr hassle = fun ;) Surely!
     
  5. Jeff

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    It certainly is fun, besides Kryton is far more than the Rock, its also a DVD player, a music player, broadband internet access, a games machine and an aquarium. So from that point of view its still great value for money. Last night I installed the new mobo and CPU. The power and elegance of the PIII 1.226 512kb is breathtaking, it runs DScaler greedy high motion with all the options switched on without breaking sweat.
     
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    Jeff,

    Where did you buy your PC Power Cooling Silent 400 and SDI Silk video input card from?

    Steve.
     
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    Cheers Jeff for the links.

    Steve.
     
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    Can you expand on the use of the SDi card ie what are you going to feed in using sdi?
    Also what was its cost inc shipping = vat etc?
    And is the new power supply totally silent and superior to quietpc.com?
    By the way I have a Rock and am still playing with HTPC for fun although my wife's not over impressed!
    Cheers
     
  10. Jeff

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    The SDI card was purchased from www.sdisilk.com for $445 (including shipping). As I'm currently happy with DVD playback I only use the SDI as a clean input for analogue sources. I have a Kramer FC-4045 which will convert most types of analogue (composite, svideo, rgb, component) and convert them to anything you wish including SDI. The only sources I have currently are a Sky + box and a playstation 2. The setup works very well, but I am getting some minor diagonal noise from somewhere in the loop. My PSU works well (it should do for $200) but its not silent as its name suggests, to get around this I have replaced the fan with a Papst 12db fan.
     
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    If you're still getting noise does that mean that you and Richard didn't get to the bottom of things on Friday?

    John
     
  12. Jeff

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    It was setup for this coming Friday, unfortunately Richard has had to cancel.
     
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    I've done a bit more work with the diagonal noise issue and its definitely the Kramer. I moved it into the playroom and did a simple svideo - svideo from a Playstation 2 to a Panasonic TV and I get exactly the same problem. It is also posterizing quite a bit which explains a few other problems I was seeing.
     
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    Oh dear, do you think it's a general Kramer problem or just a problem with your unit?

    John
     
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    I'm sending the unit back for replacement, I can't imagine that what I'm seeing is within spec.

    Jeff
     

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