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  Reply # 588941 1-Mar-2012 15:57
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jbard:
Must have stayed up far to late waiting for windows 8 ;) 


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I stayed up until around 3.30am as well for the Windows 8 launch. but as soon as it was available to download, just set it downloading and then went to sleep.

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  Reply # 588949 1-Mar-2012 16:21
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Sorry - been a bit lazy and haven't read all the posts or technical docs - can anyone tell me if this thing will be fast enough to stream HD video with XBMC?

The reason I ask is that I've just tried XBMC on Ubuntu on an "old" PC I had spare (was top spec ~4 years ago) and HD streamed video is jerky and breaks up. VLC plays the same streams fine (very well in fact) so it seems the hardware is up to the task.

This makes me wonder how it will run on the Raspberry PI, given that it's a substantially lower spec than the PC I'm playing with.




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  Reply # 588951 1-Mar-2012 16:25
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LookingUp: Sorry - been a bit lazy and haven't read all the posts or technical docs - can anyone tell me if this thing will be fast enough to stream HD video with XBMC?

The reason I ask is that I've just tried XBMC on Ubuntu on an "old" PC I had spare (was top spec ~4 years ago) and HD streamed video is jerky and breaks up. VLC plays the same streams fine (very well in fact) so it seems the hardware is up to the task.

This makes me wonder how it will run on the Raspberry PI, given that it's a substantially lower spec than the PC I'm playing with.


Yes their is video of it playing full 1080p mp4 files.  

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  Reply # 588953 1-Mar-2012 16:27
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jbard:
Yes their is video of it playing full 1080p mp4 files.  


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NR57ELY28s

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  Reply # 588955 1-Mar-2012 16:28
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Ah - sorry, should have mentioned, my XBMC on Ubuntu plays HD files ok - even from the same source as the streamed content, it just fails with the streamed ones.




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  Reply # 588968 1-Mar-2012 16:37
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LookingUp: Ah - sorry, should have mentioned, my XBMC on Ubuntu plays HD files ok - even from the same source as the streamed content, it just fails with the streamed ones.


Yeah no one is quite sure how it works with streaming as far as i know.

It will be the first thing i will check.

It doesn't have built in wireless so I will be getting a USB wireless adapter to test it with, only time will tell i guess. 

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  Reply # 589005 1-Mar-2012 18:07
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If you were streaming 1080p wouldnt you just go cable?

This thing amazes me! How do they get something that is conventionally 'underpowered' to play 1080p? There are some smart fellas around huh.

edit: sorry... did you mean streamed off the net? got confused lol

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  Reply # 589011 1-Mar-2012 18:26
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chevrolux: If you were streaming 1080p wouldnt you just go cable?

This thing amazes me! How do they get something that is conventionally 'underpowered' to play 1080p? There are some smart fellas around huh.

edit: sorry... did you mean streamed off the net? got confused lol


Well i personally would like to stream wirelessly to my tv from laptop.

If i used a cable i may as well use a hdmi and not has a raspberry pi.

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  Reply # 589054 1-Mar-2012 20:19
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From .au.element14.com

"Unfortunately due to the unprecedented global demand, at this time we aren?t able to commit a delivery date to you. We hope to be able to advise you in the coming week of a firm delivery time."

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  Reply # 589056 1-Mar-2012 20:20
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my setup will be:
- raspberry pi strapped to back of tv
- powered from usb from my tv (hopefully this works, have 2 usb ports on my tv)
- hdmi cec adapter from pulse eight (or MCE ir usb receiver if i get sick of the limit keys support of the cec)
- ethernet networked
- running xbmc pvr with tvheadend
that should playback my 1080ps, hulu, free cable, and watch live tv from tvheadend.

xbmc has airplay support so i believe you can play something from your laptop/phone/pad and have it played from xbmc. never tried this though.

the only sad thing is no netflix support, ill still need my ps3 for that. hopefully when netflix comes out with a linux client (they announced they are working on one, but its low priority) xbmc can be made to work with that.

how are people planning on housing their units? my best solution so far is a couple of lego boards and put it between those (got that idea from a sample lego case design on raspberrypi), not sure if its a good idea to strap the raw board directly to tv.

this is a pretty exciting year for tech, with these cheap style of computers coming out, and the padfone style phones/tablets/laptops. in a few months i suspect ill only have 1 full blown computer anymore and that will be my server. (currently have 2 mac minis, windows desktop pc, ipad, iphone, macbook pro, and ubuntu server)

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  Reply # 589070 1-Mar-2012 20:53
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managed to order one as well but i don't when it will be available.  funny, i was waiting from 7pm and when they announced it, jumped straight to farnell but the site was down.  i returned after an hour and managed to put an order thru.. 

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Reply # 589172 2-Mar-2012 08:05
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The New Zealand RS site now also has it listed:
http://newzealand.rs-online.com/web/p/microcontroller-processor/7568308/

Although it's at $63 (excl. GST), at an exchange rate of 0.80 that makes it about US$50, 42% more expensive than what the Raspberry Pi foundation has been pitching at.  Money Mouth
At least Element14 is playing ball with the whole affordability thing.

Availability is also undetermined at this stage of course.




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  Reply # 589243 2-Mar-2012 10:32
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There seems to be two Raspberry Pi devices on Element 14's NZ site. Can anyone see what the difference is other than the price?

http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-chipset/chipset-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081347

http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185


From what I can see they are both Model B's yet a significant difference in price!

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  Reply # 589423 2-Mar-2012 14:43
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styxgeist: There seems to be two Raspberry Pi devices on Element 14's NZ site. Can anyone see what the difference is other than the price?

http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-chipset/chipset-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081347

http://nz.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-pcba/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b/dp/2081185


From what I can see they are both Model B's yet a significant difference in price!


The top one talks about a chipset, so if you ordered it you probably wouldn't even get a 'proper' Raspberry-Pi.

Interesting price difference.  The Pi itself roughly $48 here and GBP22.5 on the UK site.
The chipset $78 here and GBP14 on the UK site.

Sadly enough , 2 days later, the lead-time is still stuck on 38 days as well.




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  Reply # 589485 2-Mar-2012 16:21
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Received an update on my one from element14.
Estimated Delivery W/C 12/03/2012.

This was for one that was ordered quite late due to wasting my time trying to use my old account (had to create a new account).

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