October 15, 2009 at 8:45 am #202682
I did read the whole thread; I think you may have misunderstood me. I understand the wifi card didn’t work in the 2nd slot, but could there be a chance that the broadcom HD card would work? If so, I could buy a wifi draft n card for slot 1, and broadcom HD card for slot 2?
I’m looking forward to reading your updates when the new hardware arrives. I’m almost as excited as you are! 🙂 Fingers crossed for best case scenario!!!October 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm #202573
What Banzai and others are saying is Broadcom HD decoder will not work at 2nd slot since 2nd slot only supports USB interface. that was why i ordered a new wifi card that is USB interface. (otherwise, i could just order HD chip and was good to go ^^).
HD decoder on 2nd slot is also tried by a guy who owns Lenovo s10-2 netbook which also has 2nd slot open for HSPD but ended up replacing his stock wifi card with HD decoder.
edit: i was wrong on this least in n120.. please read on..^^October 16, 2009 at 2:23 am #202574
Ladies and Gentleman.
Let me introduce world’s first Samsung N120 that can play 1080p with WIFI working same time. ^^
Today, my Broadcom HD decoder arrived (it took only 3 days)
i was going to wait for my WiFI card(which is coming Monday 19th) to start the experiment but what the heck.^^
Opened up n120 and was about to unplug the stock Atheros Wifi card. Then…..
i just had a wild thought, “what if…. i put HD card on 2nd slot will it work?”..^^
I had some time to kill so.. i inserted BC HD decoder on 2nd slot and rebooted the system.
it found a new hardware so i installed the “driver” expecting similar situation would happen as stock wifi card try out i had before.
It finished the installation and gave me a error message saying “Hardware was installed but it may not work properly until you reboot your blah blah..”.
I rebooted the system. when i rebooted and checked on control panel/device manager.
There it was..” it was installed ” (but stock wifi card was just like this when installed)..
In order to find out, if HD decoder was installed properly and most importantly was working properly, i went ahead and install Arcsoft Total Media Theater software.
After installation, it asked to reboot the system. so i did.
Now. here was the hardest part. i did not have any 1080p file to test LOL.
i searched the internet and found some nice files from Microsoft about 100MB each.
after short downloading, i finally clicked the movie and then…
I was speechless….October 16, 2009 at 2:27 am #202575
Video presentation is coming shortly..October 16, 2009 at 3:30 am #202576
i don’t know how to post youtube video here
here is the linkOctober 16, 2009 at 5:31 am #202678tdahleMember
lilydreamy, awesome results! Now I know what to order with my 2gb memory next week.October 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm #202577
let the good news spread..!!!October 16, 2009 at 1:23 pm #202635
That’s really good news and even better you didn’t need to lose or change the wifi!!!
I envy you! 😀
From the youtube it seems you’re using Windows Media Player to play thouse HD WMV clips, what version are you using?
I did not think to check HD WMV’s but looking at the CPU usage and smoothness it does look really impressive!
Good stuff! Roll on the HD revolution for netbooks! … Next stop accelerated Flash! Come on Adobe bring it on!
BanzaiOctober 16, 2009 at 1:36 pm #202578
Big thanks to you.. you were my inspiration ^^
it was Arcsoft Total media Theater software not windows media player on youtube video..(remember? it is the only software that can take advantage of this mod?)
i just tried to play those clips using WMP .. CPU 100% choppy video and audio.. etc..
yes. i wish Adobe will bring it out sooner..October 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm #202636
You’re very welcome! This should give others more hope!
My mistake! It looked like WMP for a minute!October 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm #202579
Installed and tried under Windows 7 (RC) and it works just fine..October 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm #202683
Ahhh good news!! I thought this would be the case, hence asking to try it in the 2nd slot! 😉 I guess it’s not USB powered after all!? Maybe the stock wifi card doesn’t work here because it’s switched off by default, and the motherboard doesn’t have the ability to “turn on” the wifi in slot 2? (when I say turn on, I mean enable the card to send/recieve NOT to power on).
So, I should now be able to buy a 802.11n card to replace the stock card, AND have the HD broadcom card installed also!! Woohoo!
Only thing to make this even more perfect… a mini PCI-e card with wireless n support, AND HSDPA built in! Now that would be amazing! HSDPA, wireless n and HD video playback! The ultimate netbook! 🙂October 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm #202684
Installed and tried under Windows 7 (RC) and it works just fine..
Even better news for me! :o)
Thanks for all your excellent posts, lilydreamy!October 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm #202485RsaeireMember
lilydreamy, I’m glad you have your new Broadcom card working. I was just wondering, since the file you tested only has an overall bitrate of just under 8.5 Mbps, could the Broadcom card, in its current mini PCI-E port, handle Blu-ray content? It would be interesting to see, since Blu-ray’s maximum transfer rate maxes out at 54 Mbps.
If you wouldn’t mind, could you test this on your N120, if possible, and see what results you receive?October 16, 2009 at 3:08 pm #202637
If you know where we could test out such a high bit rate video (a trailer or sample) I’d like to help out too… if only I have a external Blu ray drive… could strip from my PS3 – but…nah! 😉
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