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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:34 pm

RS :cry:
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Mr.Clark » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:45 pm

Ekona wrote:People don't have Sky?!?! HEATHENS! :shock:
Some of us don't even have HD Freeview :|
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:47 pm

Fuckin' hell, must get dull rubbing twigs together for warmth in your part of the world ;)

I pay Sky a fortune over the course of a year, and I'm not sure I get full use out of it all really. Still, I'd be gutted if I couldn't have it I think.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby RB » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:51 pm

I tried living with Freesat HD when I got my new TV, purely because it did it. Took me less than an hour to put the cables back in the Sky Box. Too many good things on Sky to ever give it up.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Dan » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:53 pm

Ekona wrote:RS :cry:

I cancelled my RS order and opened a new one with Farnell. Had a Pi the following week. Was a few months back now admittedly, but you can't really do any worse :P

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby kingweed » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Ekona wrote:Fuckin' hell, must get dull rubbing twigs together for warmth in your part of the world ;)

I pay Sky a fortune over the course of a year, and I'm not sure I get full use out of it all really. Still, I'd be gutted if I couldn't have it I think.


Me too. I really couldn't live without it though, sky sports is a godly. Especially with the winter coming up soon.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:31 am

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

:lol:

We don't watch nearly enough telly to justify Sky. And of what we do watch, 95% is free-to-view anyway. And 95% of that we watch via on-demand. The edge cases are where yarrring comes in.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby kingweed » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:38 pm

You must watch some amount of shite then. lol

Dragons Den and Top Gear are about the only good think on the BBC.

ITV has football and Celebrity Juice.

Does channel4 or five actually have good shows?

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Tinlad » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:26 pm

Five, no. Channel 4, some.

Stuff that gets watched by me and/or milady: Doctor Who, The Paradise, Suburgatory, Homeland, Downton fucking Abbey, anything with Hugh F-W or Jamie Oliver in it. That's it really. There are a lot of nights the TV stays off.

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Mr.Clark » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:33 pm

The Walking Dead, Homeland, Castle, Revolution, Arrow, Hunted, Doctor Who, Fringe, Elementary (meh) and Nikita.

Then there's a few things not in the calendar as they're not on at the moment - True Blood, Continuum, Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, that sort of thing.

I have no idea when almost any of them are on Brit TV, Sky or otherwise.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby RB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:35 pm

I'm watching Continuum now on SyFy. Is good. Walking Dead S3 starts imminently on FX as does Elementary but not on FX. Warehouse 13 is also mint. Castle runs relentlessly on Alibi channel. Arrow starts soon on Sky and Game of Thrones and The Newsroom run at the same time as the US.

All in HD

*hugs Sky Box*
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 am

Mine is now due for delivery between 19th and 25th of Nov. Allegedly.

Also had confirmation now of the RAM upgrade. Tell you what, I'm never ordering stuff from RS again, this has been painful.
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:31 pm

Mine has arrived. I have zero fucking idea what I'm doing with it! :lol:

I've got the Debian thing on one decent SD card and XBMC on a shitty SD card. I tried using Win7 to format the discs but it didn't want to know so I can't seem to swap them over, which is retarded. Anyhow, I got both the OS and XBMC up and running, but I can't get XBMC to see my shared folder on the PC to stream stuff for love nor money. I feel like such a newbie retard again :(
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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:28 pm

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Postby Ekona » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:30 pm

Much, much fiddling later and after the realisation that Win7 has two separate share settings (one for Private and one for Public), I now have Raspbmc running! :D

Best bit is that it ran the Avatar trailer in 1080p with 5.1DD sound at full speed with no stuttering or glitching at all, which means that assuming I can get whatever video I want to play into the correct format, I can happily switch to all-digital now and get rid of all these discs up to the loft. Just need a few hundred quid worth of NAS now to do it all...

I've got a TestNAS here I've borrowed off a mate, will have a further play with that tomorrow.
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