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#1 Glassed Silver

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 22:34

Heya guys!

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as XBMC 12 box right now, but I find the default skin to be WAY too hard to read (and I'm usually pretty fine with small text) from across the room.

I know that for version 11 there seem to be some skins, however I tried installing one of these and they seem to not be compatible.
The default add-on repo only shows 2 skins - both of them being "broken".


Any thoughts?
It's a 4:3 30" or so CRT TV, so yeah, quite a tough limitation.

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#2 slax

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:54

hi

what skin are you using now??

did you try Aeon Nox, i think it is the best skin... let me know how it works for 4:3 / CRT TV...

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#3 Jub Fequois

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:40

Sorry for hijacking your thread GS, but how's that device working out as a media centre? Does it perform (reasonably) well and stuff like that?

As for skins, I really have no idea... If I remember right, though, it should be XML based? If that's the case you should be able to change things quite easily...

#4 JaredFrost

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:43

:( Everyone has a Raspberry Pi but me.

#5 cybertimber2008

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:05

Sorry for hijacking your thread GS, but how's that device working out as a media centre? Does it perform (reasonably) well and stuff like that?

Performs quite well for me. Even when playing HD .wtv recordings.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:12

:( Everyone has a Raspberry Pi but me.


lol, buy one then, they are cheap

#7 +warwagon

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 14:32

I like the Apple TV skin.

#8 JaredFrost

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:08

lol, buy one then, they are cheap


Great Scott!, you're right! heh.

Nah, I can't right now, no one has them in stock and I am moving to another country soon, so I can't really wait for them to ship, sadly my inner geek will have to wait.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 19:14

Great Scott!, you're right! heh.

Nah, I can't right now, no one has them in stock and I am moving to another country soon, so I can't really wait for them to ship, sadly my inner geek will have to wait.


lol, If you have a Maplins near you, you could buy one in-store more than likely, not sure where in the world you are atm

Here is a kit they sell, they might sell them separately, not sure - I'd have thought the demand for them would have lessened by now, I got mine from from here