Mvix Minx HD Home-Theater


mvix minx mx 3250hd

Interesting… MvixUSA has jumped into the mini HTPC space and is announcing the availability of Mvix Minx (MX-3250HD) HD Home-Theater. Unlike the current crop of Intel Atom + NVIDIA ION products grabbing the headlines, Mvix Minx leverages AMD’s Dual Core 3250e processor and ATI 3200HD graphics (full 1080p decoding & DirectX 10 ready) built on ATI’s Avivo platform. Mvix Minx offers Gigabit Ethernet (optional 802.11n USB adapter available), HDMI / DVI / VGA video out, 2GB of RAM (up to 4GB), 160GB 2.5-inch SATA HDD, and a bunch of other goodies. Retail price for the base unit is $399 and is targeted to Digital Home enthusiats who want to build an energy efficient, mini HTPC running Windows Media Center, SageTV, Beyond TV, MythTV, Boxee, XBMC, and the like.

mvix minx mx 3250hd rear view

TV-System Compatibility: NTSC / PAL / AUTO
Power: 65W (AC-DC Adapter, included)
Package Contents: Mvix “Minx” HTPC, USB2.0 Cable, AC-DC Adapter, HDMI1.3 Cable,
Model No:: MX-3250HD
PC Requirements: Compatible with WinXP, Vista, Win-7 or Linux OS
Supported Video Formats: MKV, H.264, AVI, MPEG, DIVX, RM, RMVB, FLAC, MOV, ISO,
A-V OUT Options: HDMI, DVI and VGA (Dual-video out)
Dimensions: 9in x 7in x 2.5in
PC Interface: HDMI, DVI, VGA, e-SATA, PS/2, 1xCOM, 1xIR
HDD Format Compatibility: EXT3, HTFS, FAT
HDD Compatibility: 2.5inch SATA HDD (160GB HDD included)
Standards: Built-in Radeon 3200HD Graphics + DirectX 10 Ready
LAN Port: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 LAN Port
Memory: 2GB SODIMM installed (max 4GB)
Warranty: 1yr Warranty on Parts and Labor
Features: 1 x PCI Express x4 Slot (PCI Express 2.0)
Network Features: Wired LAN port. Wireless-N via USB Adapter (optional)
USB Features: 6 x USB2.0 Ports (Back), 2 x USB2.0 (Front)
Processor: AMD Dual-Core 3250e 22W CPU




Tags: , , , ,
Filed in: Entertainment PCs


  • rednurd

    awesome price !

  • http://dbone1026.blogspot.com dbone1026

    Just keep in mind it does not come with an O/S so if you go with something like Windows add on another $100 (if you go linux then no additional cost).

    I also think it is funny that they list out the supported video formats, how can they do that when no O/S is loaded???

  • http://smart-home-blog.com nite_man

    As I know the ATI 3200HD is not so good supported under Linux as nVidia. So, for Linux-based HTPC it'd be better to buy nVidia Ion nettop such ASUS eee or Acer Aspir Revo with more or less the same price :)

  • http://www.ehomeupgrade.com Alexander Grundner

    I was curious about this as well. ATI's Linux driver FAQ says its drivers “currently provides hardware acceleration for 3D graphics and video playback.” However, it looks like it's only supported on “Radeon 8500 and later AGP or PCI Express graphics products, as well as ATI FireGL 8700 and later products.” Mvix Minx uses Radeon 3200HD.

    http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html

  • http://smart-home-blog.com nite_man

    Not sure about that. But IMHO for Linux and HDTV the best solution is nVidia + VDPAU

  • rednurd

    Nvidia ION's implementation of FLASH playback is HORRIBLE. Got 2 Atom 330 ION boards and returned them the same day – as they couldnt even cope with youtube videos. ION is a good start – but needs some more work.

  • daskino

    can you elaborate on that? I haerd that the n270 atom cpus could not handle flash video, but i did think that the dual core 3330 could hanlde flash video, how bad was it and whihc sites did you try it out?

  • daskino

    can you elaborate on that? I haerd that the n270 atom cpus could not handle flash video, but i did think that the dual core 3330 could hanlde flash video, how bad was it and whihc sites did you try it out?