I've said it before and I will say it again.
Please stop. I am hoping that I could connect this to a larger screen or tv once in a while, if ever. I dont want to speed more money or carry around extra hardware (a separate media player as you suggest), or more wires.
Netbooks are for portability....
Exactly, thats why i am soo interested.
A Netbook is not for putting under the TV to watch video.
The idea was to quickly plug it in and watch something, TV show, movie, youtube (If I were a youtube fan), hulu (for example). I am in no way saying that is the primary purpose or i am going to replace the dvd player. I want the video (and audio) out as another use, easily.
is your position on hdmi due to a particular tv set having only such an input, or is it from principle? if the latter, as a dvi+vga side-by-side-on-the-same-desktop user i can assure you that vga outputs fine singnalling in comparison to dvi.
I have noticed with digital the image usually fits the screen better and vga is a little off center. The correct screen screen size and aspect ratio is more likely to be correct; no square screen stretching. And hdmi has audio, less wires. Overall just easier to quickly connect.
I dont expect genesi to make any changes, I believe their design is more or less finalized ? I am just really disapointed that its lacking hdmi or display port.