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Topic # 96260 23-Jan-2012 23:01 Send private message

Anyone here following the development of the Raspberry Pi board? Is a $25 ($35 with Ethernet) ARM based embedded PC and has been posted about a couple of times here already in different forum categories.

They've just done a demo of it running XBMC - and very smoothly too, playing a 1080P H264 video:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/571

Could this be the ultimate hackable media player? Oh and it has HDMI-CEC capability too apparently...

Also I guess once the OS distributions for it mature it could easily be a PVR too with the right tuner hardware and drivers... 

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  Reply # 572572 23-Jan-2012 23:51 Send private message

I'm looking at it as the next set up from an arduino.
I want one but they are still being made in china at the moment.

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  Reply # 572580 24-Jan-2012 00:33 Send private message

Yes i will be ordering one the moment they come out, i can't wait :)

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  Reply # 572618 24-Jan-2012 09:19 Send private message

geez, if these things are as good as they look i might get a few of them, well when they start selling cases with them.

only wish it had builtin IR, CEC is great and all but ive found (using the adapter from pulse eight) that most tvs dont actually send enough buttons via CEC to use it properly (eg cant channel up/down for paging, no number buttons etc)


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  Reply # 572636 24-Jan-2012 10:17 Send private message

man some cool things look to be coming. theyre talking about powering it through USB, so imagine a device that small, running xbmc, with CEC interface powered via usb. u could strap it to the back of your tv, power it form tvs usb, and use tv remote to control it.

so i personally would only have two plugs for my tv, power and ethernet for the raspberry.

definitely buying one of these, or similar device that meets those requirements. if only netflix could run on them.....

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  Reply # 572659 24-Jan-2012 10:59 Send private message

They support USB Wifi adapters so i am crossing my fingers it may be able to do some sort of streaming.

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  Reply # 572679 24-Jan-2012 12:06

Now that's what I call cool!

You would end up paying more for a box to put it in than the board itself....
Makes a hell of a low cost media player doesnt it?




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  Reply # 572691 24-Jan-2012 12:34 Send private message

When will they start building these into TVs?? :D




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  Reply # 572712 24-Jan-2012 13:01

CYaBro: When will they start building these into TVs?? :D


I guess most new web enabled ones do pretty much have something like this built in already - but this looks better cos you can fiddle with it!




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  Reply # 573892 26-Jan-2012 22:49 Send private message

This awesome little device just keeps getting better and better as time goes by!

Apparently it outperforms the GPU on the iPhone 4S, and "soundly" beats NVIDIA's Tegra 2.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/tiny-25-raspberry-pi-linux-board-reportedly-offers-twice-the-performance-of-iphone-4s-gpu.ars

Oh, the possibilities!!
I, for one, can't wait to get my grubby little hands on one. Bring on the Pre-order page!

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  Reply # 574240 27-Jan-2012 22:28 Send private message

You'll be able to do much more with these than what is built into a typically smart TV these days - they are a full Linux capable computer.

We've been talking to them a while back about bringing them in once they are available. Shouldn't be too long now.




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  Reply # 583138 18-Feb-2012 11:54 Send private message

Seems like they are now pushing some Debian images out via torrents, so it looks like they are ramping up for a release very soon.

They are still saying that a release will be happening before the end of Feb, so it must be close! :-)

EDIT: Oh yeah, here's a link: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/645 

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  Reply # 583139 18-Feb-2012 11:59 Send private message

Wondered if there was a Raspberry Pi thread here...

Anyway as Panic said the version they released is basically a developer version, theyre hoping to push out a Fedora build in the next few days

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  Reply # 588489 29-Feb-2012 19:15 Send private message

The Model B board (the better of the two - Ethernet port) is now up for order!!

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

The two order sites that they have linked to seem to be taking a hammering, because I can't load either of them. I'll keep trying though.

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  Reply # 588490 29-Feb-2012 19:17 Send private message

dontpanic42: The Model B board (the better of the two - Ethernet port) is now up for order!!

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

The two order sites that they have linked to seem to be taking a hammering, because I can't load either of them. I'll keep trying though.


The fernell site is better for me, try going to nz.element14.com - seems to be much quicker.

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  Reply # 588497 29-Feb-2012 19:24 Send private message

Cheers for that link. :)

Looks like this is the right one here:
http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185 

 

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