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Topic # 186900 9-Dec-2015 12:47
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Yet another cheap single-board computer.

http://pine64.com/

Looks to have pretty impressive specs for $US15-19.

Can't begin to imagine what will be available in 10yrs time!

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  Reply # 1446892 10-Dec-2015 08:31
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Unbelievable. The mind boggles at the power/price ratio. Wish I had a use for it!!

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  Reply # 1446897 10-Dec-2015 08:37
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love their tag line "The worlds first $15 computer".. sure I could sell one for $15.05 and say "The worlds first $15.05 computer".  so lame, the new pi is $5....



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  Reply # 1446900 10-Dec-2015 08:38
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This has a bit more grunt than the PiZero tho. Each will have its place no doubt.

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  Reply # 1446901 10-Dec-2015 08:39
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I know, I'll probably buy one, just the slogan is dumb.  

specs look good.

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  Reply # 1446902 10-Dec-2015 08:40
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and they have the xbmc logo on their site... that was renamed kodi ages ago.



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  Reply # 1446904 10-Dec-2015 08:45
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Get out of bed on the wrong side this morning reven? ;)

Yeah - will be worth a look for sure - I posted about it on the OSMC forum but the moderators there shot me down saying it wouldn't be suitable, something about no hardware acceleration.

Will be interesting to see the Z-Wave module and how that works - a self-contained device with Z-Wave support running openHAB could be a winner.

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  Reply # 1446911 10-Dec-2015 08:48
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says its support h265, runs android, so yeah def buying one.  now just deciding which model :)

might go for the $29 a64+ one that has 2gb ram....



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  Reply # 1446915 10-Dec-2015 08:50
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Bigger is ALWAYS better...

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  Reply # 1446919 10-Dec-2015 08:58
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on second thoughts, until I see how netflix works on that thing (Im assuming its just the android apk so would need keyboard/mouse to operate) Ill stick with firetvs etc.  

All my tvs already have pi2s, sure this is an upgrade, but its not a needed upgrade.  h265 is really nice, but I can wait and see how well this device is support first.   really thought osmc would be all over it.

ill end up buying one problably from nicegear when they sell them :D



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  Reply # 1446920 10-Dec-2015 09:03
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Yeah I was surprised - thought it would be an ideal platform for Kodi/OSMC. I am the same, have RPi2s on both my TVs running OSMC and they are pretty slick these days.

The potential for running Android + ImperiHome/openHAB on one of these, hooked up to the TV, is interesting tho...

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  Reply # 1446921 10-Dec-2015 09:07
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if I was needing a new one, I would buy it, but yeah not a needed upgrade from the pi2.

the discussion on it over at the kodi forums doesnt look so great (3 posts at time of this posting), just a mention of allwinner chips not working great with kodi, so that could be a problem.

my only real issue with the pi2s are I cant run netflix/hulu on it with a remote.  i'll have the same issue with this no doubt.  If they could get android tv on it, then I would buy one in a heart beat.  h264/h265 + android tv == perfect streaming/playback device.

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  Reply # 1446924 10-Dec-2015 09:11
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sent them a few questions regarding android tv and kodi support.  ill post back if I get a response.

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  Reply # 1447065 10-Dec-2015 12:03
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their response about kodi

 

PINE64 Inc. says:

 

We have been testing Kodi on the board and are updating software to play fluently.

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reven: if I was needing a new one, I would buy it, but yeah not a needed upgrade from the pi2.

the discussion on it over at the kodi forums doesnt look so great (3 posts at time of this posting), just a mention of allwinner chips not working great with kodi, so that could be a problem.

my only real issue with the pi2s are I cant run netflix/hulu on it with a remote.  i'll have the same issue with this no doubt.  If they could get android tv on it, then I would buy one in a heart beat.  h264/h265 + android tv == perfect streaming/playback device.



Have you guys tried the playon addon for netflix on Kodi?

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  Reply # 1447113 10-Dec-2015 13:10
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reven: if I was needing a new one, I would buy it, but yeah not a needed upgrade from the pi2.

the discussion on it over at the kodi forums doesnt look so great (3 posts at time of this posting), just a mention of allwinner chips not working great with kodi, so that could be a problem.

my only real issue with the pi2s are I cant run netflix/hulu on it with a remote.  i'll have the same issue with this no doubt.  If they could get android tv on it, then I would buy one in a heart beat.  h264/h265 + android tv == perfect streaming/playback device.



Have you guys tried the playon addon for netflix on Kodi?


yeah its pretty average, not the ideal way to navigate netflix.

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