Being frustrated like many NC10 owners (or any netbook with Intel GMA 945 Video) trying to play HD 1080P video , I search the web to find something to accelerate video and came across the BROADCOM BCM70012 - AVC/VC-1/MPEG PCI Express® HD Decoder Chipset for Netbooks/Nettops - this also led me to a video demonstrating a HP netbook with the card and a Lenovo without playing the same HD video clip... the results look amazing!
Seems Dell, HP, and Acer are already selling these cards as optional... why don't Samsung do this (or maybe they have?!)
I know from these forum's that some Special Edition (SE) NC10's have a spare mini PCI Express slot, and wonder if anyone has tried to install one of these cards on a NC10 / any netbook with mini PCI-E?
I found the only place to buy them is on ebay, and they sell for around £20 ($24). (Search Ebay)
I've not opened my NC10 to check if there's a spare mini PCI-E, but even don't mind sacarificing the wireless mini PCI-E card for one of these, and then use a USB WIFI dongle.
Has anyone ever tried this? I looked around the forums but could not see any mentions apart from "USB Video decorders"....
Is this a mod worth looking into? Some Dell drivers are available here. Not sure if it would work with the NC10, or what video software would work (like Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre or Mediaplayer Class Home Cinema?)
From this Dell Mini forum it looks like someone has sucessfully installed it.
Found another US ebay seller with more info.
Think I might sleep on this but would be good to get thoughts...