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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:59 pm

Excellent, that was a nice easy profit then :mrgreen:




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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby RobD » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:26 am

Not cool Ekona, not cool ;)
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:03 am

My setup is now as follows:

Bus-powered external hard drive plugged in to my router via USB, which then shares it on the network (AFP and SMB).
Raspberry Pi (running Raspbmc RC5) plugged in via ethernet, mounts the shared drive.
Content can be either transferred to the drive over the network, or directly streamed to the Raspberry Pi via AirPlay.

One thing I still need to fiddle with is controlling Raspbmc. I can control it via my telly using HDMI-CEC, but it seems a bit temperamental at the moment. Full integration with my Harmony remote is the goal.

Dan - are you using a USB IR receiver?

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Dan » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:14 pm

Nope, just CEC. Works beautifully with my housemates Sony TV remote (after a button remap or two as I mentioned before).

With the right distribution I'm sure it can manage 1080p. The recent floating point optimisations, other various bugfixes, the new turbo mode and the ever increasing hardware codec support have come together to improve the performance quite a lot. Haven't tried RC5 of Raspbmc yet cos I don't have any method for reading a SD card with me. Oops. Any noticeable improvment over RC4?

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:43 pm

I didn't really use RC4 enough to judge - all I can say is that it is silky smooth in both menus and playback.

Bought one of these cases for it. It's a bit fiddly to assemble, but the end result looks pretty smart.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:06 am

From today all RPis come with 512 MB of RAM at the same price point (Ekona - those that have pre-ordered but not received yet will get the 512 MB model).

I'll be interested to see what this means for projects like Raspbmc: At present the 256 MB is split 50:50 between system and GPU, giving only 128 MB RAM. Assuming that the GPU doesn't really need any extra memory, they can now give the system up to 384 MB. Doubling the RAM might mean a tripling of the the usable space!

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:01 pm

This is awesome news \o/ Seems like I might have a fighting chance now of getting the thing running smoothly.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:07 pm

Sad I got mine early now. Whilst I'm not currently wanting for more memory, I suspect that this change will lead to more bloat in software for the Pi, which is going to create a two-tier system of software.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby kingweed » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:23 pm

Awesome. Might buy it. They need to hurray up and release a 1gb one lol


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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:20 am

Followed this set of intructions: Catch up TV on Raspberry Pi Raspbmc

iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 on my RPi. :D

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby kingweed » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Tinlad wrote:Followed this set of intructions: Catch up TV on Raspberry Pi Raspbmc

iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 on my RPi. :D


Surely easier to just use your sky box?

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:19 pm

It might be. If I had Sky...

I do have iPlayer and ITV Player via my Freesat box, but not 4oD or 5.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:23 pm

People don't have Sky?!?! HEATHENS! :shock:

I'm getting pissed off waiting for mine now, if I'm honest. I know there's only so many to go around, but either ramp up production or don't let me place an order until you have the fuckers on the shelf.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:29 pm

Who did you order from? RS are being crap but apparently Farnell are delivering with a few weeks.


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