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Topic # 205647 21-Nov-2016 16:44
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Is it possible to source a semi-decent box to run Kodi on without ordering from overseas (and at a somewhat resonable price)? Will the trade me options do the job? Want to get it ASAP and dont want to wait for oversea's shipping. Cheers.


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  Reply # 1675075 21-Nov-2016 16:48
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A useful guide to Kodi boxes is located here:


http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=252916

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  Reply # 1675089 21-Nov-2016 17:07
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R.Pi 3, you can probably find one locally.





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  Reply # 1675107 21-Nov-2016 18:08
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I think the Odroid C2 from hard kernel smashes anything you can get locally performance wise and they ship internationally. It only took 1 week for it to turn up for me. With the eMMC it boots in around 20 seconds. This is what I would get.

 

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php

 

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G141637559827 (as the cable is really useful)

 

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G145622510341 (8GB eMMC would be a good start or go larger)

 

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G143730080763 (A case is good)

 

I've used these extensively and find them rock solid.






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  Reply # 1675695 22-Nov-2016 21:32
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+1 for a RPi 3 running OSMC

 

Pick up the full kit at PB Tech https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SEVRBP0071/Raspberry-Pi-3-Model-B-Kit-with-OS-16GB-SD-Card--I

 

 


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  Reply # 1677253 25-Nov-2016 10:04
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+2 for a RPi running OSMC. I'm running it on a 2B and it's pretty much flawless.


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  Reply # 1685985 11-Dec-2016 11:44
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BarTender:


I think the Odroid C2 from hard kernel smashes anything you can get locally performance wise and they ship internationally. It only took 1 week for it to turn up for me. With the eMMC it boots in around 20 seconds. This is what I would get.



 


Are you using it for KODI?  Do you run Kodi from inside Android? Or run LibreElec?  How's HEVC working for you?


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