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Jim Henderson
28-Dec-2013, 22:34
I'm considering the purchase of a kit - including case, power supply, wifi
adapter, and possibly a wireless keyboard. Oh, and the board itself (the
model b).

Wondering if anyone has seen any good bundle deals for those in the US?
I've found a few on Amazon, but would hate to miss something that's well
known. :)

Jim
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malcolmlewis
29-Dec-2013, 07:02
On Sat 28 Dec 2013 09:34:23 PM CST, Jim Henderson wrote:

I'm considering the purchase of a kit - including case, power supply,
wifi adapter, and possibly a wireless keyboard. Oh, and the board
itself (the model b).

Wondering if anyone has seen any good bundle deals for those in the
US? I've found a few on Amazon, but would hate to miss something that's
well known. :)

Jim


Hi
I prefer the pie version with ice cream......

You could check the opensuse-arm channel on Freenode as they are up
with the play on hardware......

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lhaig
29-Dec-2013, 19:44
On 28/12/2013 23:34, Jim Henderson wrote:
> I'm considering the purchase of a kit - including case, power supply, wifi
> adapter, and possibly a wireless keyboard. Oh, and the board itself (the
> model b).
>
> Wondering if anyone has seen any good bundle deals for those in the US?
> I've found a few on Amazon, but would hate to miss something that's well
> known. :)
>
> Jim
>


Hi Jim,

I have a Pi but I bought mine in the Uk so would not be much help with
where to get yours.

They are quite versatile and I currently use mine as a media player but
there are loads of uses.

Jim Henderson
29-Dec-2013, 20:42
On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:02:39 +0000, malcolmlewis wrote:

> Hi I prefer the pie version with ice cream......

I was thinking of playing with Android on the device, too, though I
understand Android builds are a bit slower).

> You could check the opensuse-arm channel on Freenode as they are up with
> the play on hardware......

That's a good idea - thanks. :)

Jim



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Jim Henderson
29-Dec-2013, 20:43
On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:44:34 +0000, Lance Haig wrote:

> I have a Pi but I bought mine in the Uk so would not be much help with
> where to get yours.
>
> They are quite versatile and I currently use mine as a media player but
> there are loads of uses.

Yeah, I've had a few ideas. Some of the kits include a breadboard and
jumpers, which would take me back to my microprocessor class (in a manner
of speaking), building stuff controlled by the Pi. But if I really
wanted to dig into that, I'd probably do an arduino instead. :)

Jim



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Anders Gustafsson
02-Jan-2014, 09:50
Lance Haig,
> and I currently use mine as a media player but
> there are loads of uses.

Audio? Video or both? I am contemplating the same.

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Anders Gustafsson
02-Jan-2014, 09:50
Jim Henderson,
> But if I really
> wanted to dig into that, I'd probably do an arduino instead. :)

Or a PIC, because then I'd be able to help you :) Knowing you and
assuming you'd rather code than solder, then I guess the Pi is the
right bet for you. If you want to get nitty-gritty then pick a suitable
Microchip PIC and a breadboard and use either C or assembly. People
with a strong C background tend to be disappointed with the Arduino
libraries.

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lhaig
02-Jan-2014, 14:37
On 02/01/2014 10:50, Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> Lance Haig,
>> and I currently use mine as a media player but
>> there are loads of uses.
>
> Audio? Video or both? I am contemplating the same.
>

I use it for both.

raspbmc is your distro :-)

Lance

Anders Gustafsson
02-Jan-2014, 14:57
Lance Haig,
> I use it for both.
>
> raspbmc is your distro :-)

Perfect. Are you US or Europe-based? (As standards differ)

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lhaig
02-Jan-2014, 15:18
On 02/01/2014 15:57, Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> Lance Haig,
>> I use it for both.
>>
>> raspbmc is your distro :-)
>
> Perfect. Are you US or Europe-based? (As standards differ)
>

South Africa Actually,

But my TV etc.. are UK made. So you should be OK :-)

Lance

Jim Henderson
02-Jan-2014, 20:57
On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:50:13 +0000, Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> Jim Henderson,
>> But if I really wanted to dig into that, I'd probably do an arduino
>> instead. :)
>
> Or a PIC, because then I'd be able to help you :) Knowing you and
> assuming you'd rather code than solder, then I guess the Pi is the right
> bet for you. If you want to get nitty-gritty then pick a suitable
> Microchip PIC and a breadboard and use either C or assembly. People with
> a strong C background tend to be disappointed with the Arduino
> libraries.

That's good to know, thanks - I did end up getting a pi with a breadboard
(it was actually cheaper because of the free shipping than the same kit
without the breadboard - Amazon prime for the first, and not for the
second, even though they're from the same company. Weird).

Jim



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malcolmlewis
03-Jan-2014, 00:02
On Thu 02 Jan 2014 07:57:05 PM CST, Jim Henderson wrote:

On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:50:13 +0000, Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> Jim Henderson,
>> But if I really wanted to dig into that, I'd probably do an arduino
>> instead. :)
>
> Or a PIC, because then I'd be able to help you :) Knowing you and
> assuming you'd rather code than solder, then I guess the Pi is the
> right bet for you. If you want to get nitty-gritty then pick a
> suitable Microchip PIC and a breadboard and use either C or assembly.
> People with a strong C background tend to be disappointed with the
> Arduino libraries.

That's good to know, thanks - I did end up getting a pi with a
breadboard (it was actually cheaper because of the free shipping than
the same kit without the breadboard - Amazon prime for the first, and
not for the second, even though they're from the same company. Weird).

Jim





Hi
I see Larry Finger has one too, running openSUSE;
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2014-01/msg00015.html

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Jim Henderson
03-Jan-2014, 01:14
On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:02:55 +0000, malcolmlewis wrote:

> Hi I see Larry Finger has one too, running openSUSE;
> http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2014-01/msg00015.html

Cool.

I have been thinking about building an sd card that has the openSUSE ARM
distribution on it. I was really surprised, though, to see that the
openSUSE RPi work isn't mentioned at all on the RPi site.

Jim

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Anders Gustafsson
09-Jan-2014, 19:04
What software?

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lhaig
10-Jan-2014, 06:49
On 09/01/2014 20:04, Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> What software?
>


My TV is an Sony LCD that is around 5 years old and was bought in the UK.

My Pi is running the raspbmc distribution
installed with this version

http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/ramdistribution/installer.img.gz

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Raspbmc

http://www.raspbmc.com/wiki/


I hope that is what you were asking

Lance

Anders Gustafsson
10-Jan-2014, 07:39
Lance Haig,
> I hope that is what you were asking

Yes. I watched this yesterday:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4fCGrwrqw

Must get one and find the time to play with it. What do you have
hardware-wise? Ie tuner, storage etc?

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lhaig
10-Jan-2014, 18:29
On 10/01/2014 08:39, Anders Gustafsson wrote:
> Lance Haig,
>> I hope that is what you were asking
>
> Yes. I watched this yesterday:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O4fCGrwrqw
>
> Must get one and find the time to play with it. What do you have
> hardware-wise? Ie tuner, storage etc?
>


I don't use a tuner.

I only watch video backups of my DVD and bueRAy collection.
Makes my disks last longer (Not get scratched)

I cut them to my NAS and then stream from there to my Pi

Regards

Lance

Anders Gustafsson
10-Jan-2014, 19:14
Lance Haig,
> I cut them to my NAS and then stream from there to my Pi

OK. Just wondering. I have a Topfield PVR that I just put a 1Gb disk in
abd I see there are people who have hooked up those as well.

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Jim Henderson
10-Jan-2014, 20:08
On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:29:21 +0000, Lance Haig wrote:

> I only watch video backups of my DVD and bueRAy collection.
> Makes my disks last longer (Not get scratched)
>
> I cut them to my NAS and then stream from there to my Pi

Out of curiosity, do you use mkv files or just mp4?

I'm using openELEC on one sdcard, and with mkv files, I don't get any
audio. I just mount the directory via NFS.

I might give raspbmc a try instead if that's working for you with mkv
files.

Jim



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