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Title: not impressed with Windows 7 RC so far
Post by: flatcurve on June 09, 2009, 12:32:18 pm
Hulu HD is no better than it was with Ubuntu, and same goes for 1080p video files. Those were my two biggest complaints (not really complaints either) with the ubuntu setup...

It's also a pain to navigate... Is there something I'm missing?


Title: Re: not impressed with Windows 7 RC so far
Post by: thebeancounter41 on June 20, 2009, 02:41:53 pm
the only real reason to use windows on this is to stream netflix movies without needing a 2nd pc running windows and a media server such as Playon.And for THAT,windows works beautifully.Plus windows is Much easier to configure to use HDMI audio output than the vanilla Ubuntu distros I tried.But I DID manage to configure both the link usb stick as well as the jaunty jackalope I installed to my SSD, to use the optical output for my audio which gives me the best sound reproduction of all the various outputs available on this unit.For those who have a reciever/amp with optical inputs as an option,would do well to give the link's optical output a try, it's definitely no worse than HDMI audio quality and WAY ,WAY better than what I got using the analog jack to pass audio to my home receiver.


Title: Re: not impressed with Windows 7 RC so far
Post by: ddubois on November 07, 2009, 08:09:13 pm
Plus windows is Much easier to configure to use HDMI audio output
Can someone educate me as to how?  I installed windows 7 on my Link, but I have no audio.  Windows seems to think I have audio, and the green bars bounce up an down while I'm playign something here:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4730/volumemixer.png)

But the green bars go up an down only when this pulldown option is selected.  I can't figure out if I'm supposed to do something to direct the audio thru a different device, or if this is telling me which devices are working.

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who have a reciever/amp with optical inputs as an option,would do well to give the link's optical output a try, it's definitely no worse than HDMI audio quality and WAY ,WAY better than what I got using the analog jack to pass audio to my home receiver.

This would probably be preferable anyway, since my TVs speakers are not as good as the ones hooked up to my receiver.  But I don't know how to do that either.  This is the back panel of my Yamaha TR-5930:

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8761/htrbackpanel.png)

It's not readable there, but in the box #6 by the square inputs it says  "OPTICAL", then under that "DTV/CBL" and under that "DVD".  I do not have the proper cable, but would be willing to make a trip to RadioShack were I thought it likely I could get optical audio to work.


Title: Re: not impressed with Windows 7 RC so far
Post by: ddubois on November 07, 2009, 10:43:31 pm
Optical cable worked immediately. Wish I tried that before posting. :)


Title: Re: not impressed with Windows 7 RC so far
Post by: mstieb on January 28, 2010, 09:46:27 am
I added a hard drive (alas, via the lowly IDE interface) and 2 extra GB of RAM to my Link and am using 64-bit Win7 (installed via external USB DVD drive) for the purpose stated above - to stream Netflix in IE8. 

I was driven to this after I failed to get IE8 working through WINE in the Link OS.
Importantly, with W7, I can re-use a USB video capture device (purchased for an XP laptop), so I can have DVR functionality.
Thankfully, W7 isn't as annoying as Vista.  Using the BIOS's boot menu I can still choose to boot from the 4GB Link flash drive.