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  • read_only 25 Jul 2014 16:28:58 147 posts
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    A friend is running a Kickstarter for an NFC (near field communication) board that works with Raspberry Pi and Arduino. There some demo videos of cool things you can do with in the updates.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donatien-garnier/micronfcboard-easy-nfc-for-the-internet-of-things

    Hope you find it interesting.
  • HoriZon 26 Jul 2014 23:33:24 13,721 posts
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    There is a new model B (B+ I believe) out with same RAM and processor but it has 4 usb and a Micro SD instead of an SD card slot.
  • ozthegweat 31 Jul 2014 08:00:22 452 posts
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    I'm hoping for the C model, whenever it will come out, to support 1080p60 H264 playback. It's probably the only thing I'm missing from my OpenELEC/XBMC media center.
  • Salaman 31 Jul 2014 10:33:39 20,395 posts
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    ozthegweat wrote:
    @Salaman I'm in the same boat. Just google "ideas raspberry pi" and start from the top. It'll take a while ;)
    Whoops. I'm still at the same stage as I was at the end of April.
  • bunglebonce 31 Jul 2014 11:53:53 2,332 posts
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    I got the B+ Pi earlier in the week. I'm not competent with code, so got a pre-loaded MicroSD card with OpenElec. Literally plug and play, the most difficult part was assembling the case.

    I don't have any 1080p60 content to test it, but everything else works smoothly. Not that I've had much time to experiment.

    It's such a dinky wee thing though, I stuck it to the back of the telly and it just works. Delighted.

    Edited by bunglebonce at 11:54:47 31-07-2014
  • ozthegweat 31 Jul 2014 11:56:39 452 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:I don't have any 1080p60 content to test it
    It won't really work. I tried the Uncharted 4 trailer in 1080p60, and the playback was very choppy. According to the specs, it doesn't support it, so no surprise there.
  • bunglebonce 31 Jul 2014 12:36:22 2,332 posts
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    Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right? That'll be fine for me.
  • Mr_Sleep 2 Aug 2014 23:13:59 18,155 posts
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    Thanks to the people on here who mentioned using the pi for xbmc, I have had a pi sitting in a draw now for a while and I have finally got around to doing something with it and have it connecting to my wd live hub and streaming music.

    It took a bit of farting around but now I can browse and choose music from my phone which is better than my wd ever allowed. It really was quite straight forward and it is ace.
  • K-Project 3 Aug 2014 12:30:15 391 posts
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    Well I've been playing about with Retropie on my Pi. Lots of fun, but can be a bit of a pain to set up, especially joypad configs. But if you have the inclination it's great when you get it running.

    Some folks claim to have N64 and PSX running on it, but even with heatsinks on mine and turbo overclocking it doesn't make them run to any decent standard. Best to accept what it can do, such as 8 and 16 bit consoles, and play to those strengths. At least in my case anyway.
  • ozthegweat 4 Aug 2014 09:17:36 452 posts
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    bunglebonce wrote:
    Most 1080p content is at 30Hz, right?
    Movies and TV shows yes. Games are sometimes captured at 60Hz, especially now that YouTube allows upload of 1080p60 content and this resolution now becomes more popular in console space with PS4/XBO.

    Trying to watch the Uncharted 4 trailer was when I found out that the Pi doesn't do 1080p60.
  • Rodpad 2 Feb 2015 09:26:07 2,545 posts
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    Raspberry Pi 2 has just been announced. Coming to stores imminently.

    The main new features
    900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
    1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)

    Full backwards compatibility with all A/A+/B/B+ models.

    Another interesting thing is that they've there'll be a Windows 10 build for it.

    Edited by Rodpad at 09:26:22 02-02-2015
  • PES_Fanboy 2 Feb 2015 09:32:30 23,571 posts
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    Eben is a silly name. Unless it's short for Electronic-Ben, in which case it's kinda badass
  • dfunked 2 Feb 2015 09:32:48 1,418 posts
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    Awesome... Will have to get rid of my two original models. I would've been happy with dual core!
  • Benno 2 Feb 2015 09:35:34 10,891 posts
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    Damn I only bought a B+ last week :(
  • Dougs 2 Feb 2015 09:47:25 72,131 posts
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    Now I'm definitely interested....especially as a small Kodi box. Which I'm sure isn't the best use of it, but still...
  • Rodpad 2 Feb 2015 09:48:07 2,545 posts
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    I use one as a Kodi box. Without a doubt the best media player I've ever had. It even streams from Twitch at 1080p 60fps.
  • Dougs 2 Feb 2015 09:57:58 72,131 posts
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    Nice. Has it got any audio outputs? Don't have an HDMI-compatible receiver...
  • Rodpad 2 Feb 2015 10:25:16 2,545 posts
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    There's a stereo 3.5mm jack if you don't have an HDMI receiver. No coax or optical I'm afraid.
  • RobAnybody 2 Feb 2015 11:08:54 1,039 posts
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    They're selling out really fast - about 15 mins ago Farnell's stock was 700 - now it's 200 ........ Ebay scalpers incoming!

    Edit: And ....... Farnell have now sold out (but RS still appear to have some).

    Edited by RobAnybody at 11:23:08 02-02-2015
  • Dougs 2 Feb 2015 11:27:45 72,131 posts
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    Rodpad wrote:
    There's a stereo 3.5mm jack if you don't have an HDMI receiver. No coax or optical I'm afraid.
    Arses, cheers. Was hoping for optical at least.
  • paulboy81 2 Feb 2015 11:32:10 53 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Rodpad wrote:
    There's a stereo 3.5mm jack if you don't have an HDMI receiver. No coax or optical I'm afraid.
    Arses, cheers. Was hoping for optical at least.
    Plenty of audio splitters available to extract an optical signal from, had one running on my first Pi. Of course it's another box, another cable and another plug, but it gets the job done.
  • Razz 2 Feb 2015 11:33:04 62,136 posts
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    Seems a little under powered when compared to the competition.
  • RobAnybody 2 Feb 2015 11:52:40 1,039 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Seems a little under powered when compared to the competition.
    Yes, a little, but the competition doesn't have the huge fanbase and vast amount of support that the RPi has.
  • ozthegweat 2 Feb 2015 20:25:16 452 posts
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    As soon as there's an OpenELEC build for it, I'll be getting one. It works with Pi 1, but is a bit sluggish.

    Also, Windows 10 will not only be supported, but also free for Pi 2.
  • Rodpad 2 Feb 2015 22:21:37 2,545 posts
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    Overclock the cpu and the sluggishness goes away. It's a simple edit of a text file on the root of the SD card.

    I'm pretty keen to try out the inevitable ports and emulators that should run pretty well on the new quad core cpu.
  • Razz 2 Feb 2015 22:44:20 62,136 posts
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    RobAnybody wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Seems a little under powered when compared to the competition.
    Yes, a little, but the competition doesn't have the huge fanbase and vast amount of support that the RPi has.
    So like the the other fruit named company.
  • ozthegweat 6 Feb 2015 12:26:01 452 posts
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    Rodpad wrote:
    Overclock the cpu and the sluggishness goes away. It's a simple edit of a text file on the root of the SD card.
    Thanks, but I've already done that.

    Anyway, OpenELEC already supports Pi 2.
  • RightBean 6 Feb 2015 12:52:22 703 posts
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    I wish there was something I could get for my TV, a little dongle, that would take a wirless HDMI signal from PC, and provide a remote control reciever that would relay back to my PC

    Instead of messing about with all these streaming boxes and media center things, a lot of people have a beefy computer that is already capable, all you need on your TV is the video signal and remote control. Why can't I just buy a dongle. You're streaming HD Video from the networked PC anyway, why not just, oh nevermind
  • Fab4 6 Feb 2015 12:56:18 6,648 posts
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    RightBean wrote:
    I wish there was something I could get for my TV, a little dongle, that would take a wirless HDMI signal from PC, and provide a remote control reciever that would relay back to my PC

    Instead of messing about with all these streaming boxes and media center things, a lot of people have a beefy computer that is already capable, all you need on your TV is the video signal and remote control. Why can't I just buy a dongle. You're streaming HD Video from the networked PC anyway, why not just, oh nevermind
    Doesnt Chromecast do that?
  • coastal 6 Feb 2015 12:56:30 5,400 posts
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    @rightbean, this here would do it but it's not little and probably not as cheap as you'd like: http://www.justhdmi.co.uk/hdjuicebox/
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