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#16 Medfordite


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 16:38

I didn't really stick around in those parts of the XMBC other than trying our favorite channels. But from everything else I tried, it was good, buffered fine and streaming wasn't an issue. . The area where it is slow is the navigation of it, other than that it is fine but from what I understand, changing the skin in the GUI fixes that as well to something a little less intensive GPU wise.

My thought on it is basically, you can package the XBMC into the Pi, place it somewhere and use it and probably never notice the speed thing or at least will get used to it.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 21:51

firey, so if i have a wifi dongle i cant use the security that i am running my router which i think is WPA2 i think. i don't wanna buy a pre load SD card just want to know what is a good one and size i should go with.


The wireless adapaters are dependant on a few things. So the one I have may have issues but countless others work no problem. Some work not at all. The RPI site has a list of supported dongles.

As for SD Card.. I bought a 16gb one from future shop for 15$ on sale. It's a highspeed (32mb/s) card and using the tools on the pi site installed the Arch distro to it. Put the card in the pi and booted to console, then I just SSH'd into it and installed what I had to.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 13:06

Just ordered all the parts for my raspberry pi last week. they all came but the main board. should be here tomorrow i would say.

Raspberry Pi Board:
Amazon.com: Raspberry Pi Model B Revision 2.0 (512MB): Computers Accessories

Wifi Dongle:
Amazon.com: Edimax EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless 11n Nano Size USB Adapter with EZmax Setup Wizard: Computers Accessories

Raspberry Pi Enclosure Kit from Built-to-Spec's Store Storenvy

SD Card:
Amazon.com: SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s SDSDX-016G-X46: Electronics

i was told that i can use my iphone square wall charger plus a usb to micro for the power of the raspberry pi. is this ok, because i read its not recommended but it works. what is a good one to get because i also was told i should get a 2A power supply, please help if this is correct would like to order today so i can get by friday if the main board will be here tomorrow to complete the build?

can't wait to get this up and running to see how it handle navi-x, icefilms and 1channel!


#19 OP LilSnoop40


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 15:25

wonder if this is ok:


#20 Jonny Wright

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 17:27

Depending on what other media devices are gonna be surrounding your Pi you may be able to pinch the power supply from there. Mine is in my living room with my TiVo box and I power my Pi from the USB port on the back of that. Saves on another mains plug being used.

PS; I'm using XBMC on my Pi (earlier model with 256 RAM) and I love it :)

#21 OP LilSnoop40


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 22:06

well i ordered this here:


so your saying i could even power off my tv usb or directv box? the only thing i plan on plugging into it is the nano wifi dongle that's it, no hard drive or anything.

should that be ok?