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  Reply # 1222603 26-Jan-2015 17:51
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driller2000: i kinda "want" one of xbmc machines to die so i can justify buying one of these:

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=AS_20141227184844&SearchText=minix+neo+x8-h+plus



Snap! :-)

My Xtreamer Ultra2 just keeps on doing great! (except the last Kodi version has a bug that discovers ".Appledouble" and doubles up all my TV episodes, kind of a limited scope bug, need a NAS share with all the media on it and an OS X machine accessing it, so not holding my breath they fix it urgently :-(

Though I think I will class it the Ultra2 as obsolete soon and get the Xtreamer Prodigy 4K, after all the Ultra2 can't play 4K can it ?  And I obviously should ensure I'm future proof!! ... oh and the TV needs to go to make room for that 70" UltraHD Sony I see in JB HiFi .... ;-)

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  Reply # 1225481 30-Jan-2015 16:57
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Rhinosaur: I have a Raspberry Pi model B with Raspbmc running from an SD card.  It works fine, except that it won't fast-forward, or skip, or rewind - it just freezes if attempted.  I assumed this was a normal limitation of its processing power... but no-one else has mentioned it, so now I'm curious.  The media is stored on a USB harddrive attached directly.


There's something wrong with your setup if it won't do any of that. Mine will do FF RW +-30 sec skip & +- 10 min skip no problem. this works for locally attached or networked media.



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  Reply # 1225722 30-Jan-2015 23:33
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Roku3 or Proper HTPC - SFF / Intel NUC / AMD equivalent (I forget what it's called)

Rasp Pi is too slow.




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  Reply # 1225743 31-Jan-2015 07:55
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I find the R.Pi just find for an XBMC/Kodi box. My PC is a lot more responsive in the user interface, but the R Pi is fine and once things start playing you can't tell the difference.




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  Reply # 1227951 2-Feb-2015 17:46
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New raspberry Pi just got announced with a quad core chip assuming this gets the same level of support as it predecessor it might be worth waiting for.

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  Reply # 1230816 3-Feb-2015 21:45
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PANiCnz: New raspberry Pi just got announced with a quad core chip assuming this gets the same level of support as it predecessor it might be worth waiting for.


Any online NZ shops selling it yet?

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  Reply # 1230823 3-Feb-2015 22:04
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Element14 and RS are selling it. OpenELEC have announced version 5.0.1 which includes support for the rPi2.

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  Reply # 1230841 3-Feb-2015 22:35
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Can't wait to get my hands on the RPi just ordered. The current pentium 4 htpc is noisy and hot.

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  Reply # 1230850 3-Feb-2015 23:17
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Thanks, ordered off Element.

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