Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1876 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 686

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1246805 26-Feb-2015 08:55
Send private message

Raspberry pi doesn't have optical out.
Only 3.5mm analogue and HDMI audio outputs.

A.



:)
2897 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  Reply # 1246816 26-Feb-2015 09:02
Send private message

mcraenz:
richms: I had issues trying a USB sound device on the pi - it would have tiny dropouts all the time. Reading up many people had issues which is why those sheilds that went onto the other connector to use the i2s output were so popular.


This is why I wouldn't bother with a pi and will just stick to an htpc. With an htpc you can always make it do whatever you want. With a pi it seems like from day one you're pushing the limits of what the thing can do. The only reason I can see to use a pi is power consumption.


Well as you know, the RPi was never designed as a HTPC - it just happens to be quite good at it. The new RPi 2 is very slick running OpenELEC. I would also go as far as to say under-utilized while playing my videos and shows... (1080p/720p)
If I had a receiver that was capable of HDMI IN, then I wouldn't have needed to create this thread and the Pi would be serving gleefully, it's just my setup is a little "old" in comparison to some of you folk :) 

Not sure I am willing to go the USB audio route though - I either want to go In-line splitter or additional board connected to the GPIO port.. 
Preference is to go for the GPIO port, but getting a case that fits it is going to be the next little issue.








 
 
 
 


2190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361


  Reply # 1246905 26-Feb-2015 10:27
Send private message

If you go the HiFiBerry route just grab one of the HiFiBerry cases at the same time?

Banana?
4517 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1080

Subscriber

  Reply # 1246909 26-Feb-2015 10:29
Send private message

There are inline splitters around, but they seem to cost more 9in NZ anyway) than the RPi.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ADPCYP1034 



:)
2897 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  Reply # 1247082 26-Feb-2015 13:47
Send private message

Wade: If you go the HiFiBerry route just grab one of the HiFiBerry cases at the same time?


Somehow I over looked that... I thought they didn't have one! 

The case is an extra 15 euro's though, suddenly I'm thinking I should have just gone for the CuBox haha.

EDIT: Will also have to send an email to them before I but that case... it looks like they only provide cases for the RCA version, not the Toslink (opt) version... 





4134 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 554

Trusted

  Reply # 1247084 26-Feb-2015 13:48
Send private message

Aaroona:
Wade: If you go the HiFiBerry route just grab one of the HiFiBerry cases at the same time?


Somehow I over looked that... I thought they didn't have one! 

The case is an extra 15 euro's though, suddenly I'm thinking I should have just gone for the CuBox haha. 


Actually another "free" solution.  Is to use Plex and Rasplex.  Against change the files rather than all your hardware.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


361 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Subscriber

  Reply # 1247099 26-Feb-2015 14:07
Send private message

If it's an HDCP handshaking issue there's a good troubleshooting guide here....

http://www.hdcabling.co.za/hdcp_hdmi_handshake_troubleshooting_guidelines.php




McLean

627 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1247223 26-Feb-2015 17:52
Send private message

You can get cheap knockoffs of the hifiberry on deal extreme.

2190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361


  Reply # 1247237 26-Feb-2015 18:03
Send private message

Aaroona: 

EDIT: Will also have to send an email to them before I but that case... it looks like they only provide cases for the RCA version, not the Toslink (opt) version... 


I am guessing its a universal case as pretty much all of their boards look to have connectors in the same place



:)
2897 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  Reply # 1247361 26-Feb-2015 21:36
Send private message

Wade:
Aaroona: 

EDIT: Will also have to send an email to them before I but that case... it looks like they only provide cases for the RCA version, not the Toslink (opt) version... 


I am guessing its a universal case as pretty much all of their boards look to have connectors in the same place


Just posted in the forum and got a response - looks like the cases are built to take both, so on one side it is RCA holes and on the other is the Toslink holes... kinda cool.

PANiCnz: You can get cheap knockoffs of the hifiberry on deal extreme.


I did just have a look at those after you mentioned it. Had a look around on the net about the brand... looks like they don't really have proper RPi2 support yet.


I have just placed an order for the HifiBerry Digi+ and the Digi+ case... we'll see how we go when it arrives.Will try to remember to update the thread.

Thanks all for the responses! Definitely gave me some reading over the last day or so!


FYI: Loving the RPi2 at the moment as my HTPC... even though the audio isn't fantastic, the interface for Kodi is a breeze to use, especially since I can use my standard TV remote through HDMI-CEC... (one of the other reasons I avoided a splitter... No promise if CEC pass through).







1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.