Raspberry Pi

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby n2o2diver » July 10th, 2012, 3:12 am

DunkB wrote:Hi n2o2diver

I like the look of http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/the-punnet-a-raspberry-pi-case-you-can-download-and-print-2012072/

I guess it won't be massively long lasting but it is a neat idea.

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Thanks!

I've go some card stock lying around. I'm going to print a few out and see how they work out.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby BRisher777 » August 13th, 2012, 5:34 pm

Hey All,

I just ordered a Rpi 12-Aug-12, should be about 3 weeks. I've been scanning through this thread (lunch break) reading some of the audio stuff. I was under the impression Rpi supported audio over HDMI, is this not the case?

For the guys running XBMC and streaming from their server; Are you happy with Rpi and the setup, or have you opted for something else?

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby n2o2diver » August 14th, 2012, 3:25 am

I have been using RASPBMC rc3 for a while now and it works. It has some bugs but it works. I just downloaded rc4 tonight not sure if I will get around to using it for a few days but I will let you know how it goes.

I have my PI's HDMI cable output into my Yamaha Receiver and from there to the TV. The audio seems fine to me. I've played back all kinds of file formats and not had any issues. I use my android cell phone app as the remote control and that works fine as well.

If you have trouble getting a PI let me know. I have two spares that I don't need.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby BRisher777 » August 14th, 2012, 12:38 pm

Nice, minus the receiver, that sounds like what I would like to do with it. Thank you for the offer, I'll keep it in mind. Right now I'm just waiting for newark.com to send my shipment confirmation... lol. Just using my macbook pro to stream right now, but I'd like to clean up the TV area i.e. get rid of all the cables running to the laptop and the laptop itself. Plus, I'd like to be able to take the PI with me when I travel and be able to hook it up and point XBMC to my home server for entertainment.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » August 19th, 2012, 10:55 am

I am trying out Xbian on my Pi http://xbian.org/ and it works really well, although it is difficult to keep up with as the dev seems to be releasing updates every other day or so, most updates can be applied without the need of re-imaging the SD card.

My latest accessories for my are a Edimax WiFi dongle http://tinyurl.com/czbbsk5 or there is this one http://tinyurl.com/buhqxh4 that is a bit cheaper, a mini wireless keyboard/touchpad http://tinyurl.com/9apdy78 which is fantastic and a decent power supply http://tinyurl.com/8m3v5aq which has no problems powering WiFi and the keyboard.

XBMC-XBian, so far seems to be really good solution for streaming media form my media server, and I am sure XBMC-XBian will only get better through time. I can stream avi's over WiFi, I havent got a fast enough wireless network for HD content, from what I can gather wireless can give issues for HD streaming, I can also control XBMC from the app on my Android phone.

I also have other SD cards with different OS's installed including a 16GB card with Raspbian installed, the official distro of the Raspberry Pi foundation, an 8GB card that dual boots with RaspbRazor http://tinyurl.com/dyyt8to and OpenElec another XBMC port.

Ian, if you havent got a slice of Pi, then it is high time you did, if nothing else they are a great toy.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Andy Horn » October 16th, 2012, 7:29 pm

The RPi is now available with 512MB of RAM, should be a lot better for XBMC, I'm now using OpenELEC overclocked to 840MHz as my XBMC distro of choice for the Pi.

Now all I need to do is raid the piggy bank :wtf:


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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby SergeantBort » October 19th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Andy Horn wrote:The RPi is now available with 512MB of RAM, should be a lot better for XBMC, I'm now using OpenELEC overclocked to 840MHz as my XBMC distro of choice for the Pi.

Now all I need to do is raid the piggy bank :wtf:


Andy


Looks like a nice little box... starts adding up if you add a case, the power supply, wireless connection and so forth..

Not to mention at least in the USA, it's back ordered about 12 weeks is the estimate they sent me.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby desertranger » April 20th, 2013, 6:30 am

Andy Horn wrote:The RPi is now available with 512MB of RAM, should be a lot better for XBMC, I'm now using OpenELEC overclocked to 840MHz as my XBMC distro of choice for the Pi.

Now all I need to do is raid the piggy bank :wtf:


Andy



My RPi is on the way. I wanna do the media server too.


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