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Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - tdw197 - 2012-04-03 22:04

(2012-04-03 17:55)krish_2k4 Wrote:  Still nobody has got one? when do people get them?

how can a product get so much hype then not deliver?! classic example of how not to launch a product.

Seems a classic launch to me, lots of hype, small stock, create demand, lots of publicity etc, etc


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - lordindy - 2012-04-03 22:07

Ordered mine. Will most likely get it in 6 months or so Smile Hoping to replace the WDTV Live in my bedroom with XBMC # 2 and share the DB Smile


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - jesterod - 2012-04-05 04:13

same tho i dont know if i can call it ordering they havent taken the money... its still im my bank yet i have an order confirmation


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - saintalan - 2012-04-05 09:31

(2012-04-05 04:13)jesterod Wrote:  same tho i dont know if i can call it ordering they havent taken the money... its still im my bank yet i have an order confirmation

I think with 'Distance Selling' they can not take your money until dispatch.


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - bboo - 2012-04-05 15:06

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/945


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - CrashX - 2012-04-14 09:59

Looks like few people have started receiving their raspberry pi units ... http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1022


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - PaulC2K - 2012-04-18 04:38

I got mine on Monday, only fired it up for the first time 30min ago, as when i came to burn the OS image to an SD card on Monday it kept coming up with an error. Figured about an hour ago i'd put in on a USB stick to try (ive got a pair of 8gb cards which should arrive tomorrow) and that failed with the same error. I'd found nothing last time i googled for ages, and it turned out the path it was using to get the image was too long. Now why it cant say that instead of just 'Error 8' ive no idea. It was on my home server PC, with everything else i download from my main machine, so once i moved it over to my c: it was fine, and we were in business... ish.
It didnt quite like my keyboard. It worked, but sporadically, and sometimes seemed to lock on a keypress, so typing a pw to get into the OS was tough, esp as it doesnt show *** etc for each character, so no way of knowing if i was in or not.

I was using a USB KVM, so removed that from the equation and it didnt even work anymore, i suspect it was drawing power from my PC to help power the KVM, and that was helping power the kb/m. Different USB kb, same mouse, and everything was fine and moments later i was in Debian 'Squeeze'.
Havent done anything with it yet, but nice to see a desktop enviro, and i'll have a bit of a play and look at the alternative OS's with the other SD cards.

The paperwork that comes with is very comprehensive, theres an A4 (single sided) of the compliance & safety info, and another which says:

Quote:
Raspberry Pi

GETTING STARTED
For your free download go to raspberrypi.org/downloads

element14
So i might be a while going through all that first Wink


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - CrashX - 2012-04-18 06:52

Makes sure that raspberrypi is getting enough power on it via usb. Some of the usb charger don't give enough power.

Post the power requirements for the usb keyboard. It should be less than 140mA.

Cheap usb cable issues with raspberry pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/troubleshooting/usb-bus-seems-to-be-shutting-down-after-30seconds
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/troubleshooting/a-word-of-warning-on-using-cheap-micro-usb-cables


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - PaulC2K - 2012-04-18 14:37

(2012-04-18 06:52)CrashX Wrote:  Makes sure that raspberrypi is getting enough power on it via usb. Some of the usb charger don't give enough power.

Post the power requirements for the usb keyboard. It should be less than 140mA.

Cheap usb cable issues with raspberry pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/troubleshooting/usb-bus-seems-to-be-shutting-down-after-30seconds
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/troubleshooting/a-word-of-warning-on-using-cheap-micro-usb-cables
Yeah, i was reading those while trying to get it to work at the time.
Im using a 5" Nokia data cable, its all i have, i didnt realise it was the really tiny one, i just saw it mentioned and thought i'd be the common one. Havent tried networking yet, and im just running H2Testw on the eBay SD card to ensure its legit and then i'll have a look.
The USB cable issue really is stupid though, the foundation knew its a problem, there should have been better attempts to either include a cable or have the new distributors offer a bundled card+cable they've ensured is to the required standard. Instead were waiting for people who've got good ones to tell us what they are (brand) and hope they're right about them, and they're not all £30 mobile phone chargers.


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - CrashX - 2012-04-18 17:21

http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware#Power


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - stefan8bc - 2012-04-19 12:03

Can't wait to order mine Smile Has anyone tried deinterlacing 1080i? Or is that to heavy for the RPi? I would like to watch IPTV with it (1080i MPEG-2 MP@HL)...


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - tsddave - 2012-04-19 12:21

I ordered mine last night. Farnell has opened up orders again but the delivery time is for start of July haha.
Still I ordered it on the basis that if I dont get my order in now then the wait will be even longer.
At least ordering it now you have some idea of when you will be getting it unlike the 1s order batch.

Hopefully by the time mine arrives the xbmc version will be up and running and solid Tongue


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - Mick1152 - 2012-04-19 19:33

Post on raspberrypi.org today says everybody who ordered through Farnell before the 18th will DEFINITELY receive theirs before the end of June regardless of what the estimated date said. Orders from now going forward will be delivered in July. So glad I ordered a few weeks ago and don't have to wait until August!


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - rflores2323 - 2012-04-20 14:56

has anyone received theirs yet and got xbmc running on it??


RE: Raspberry Pi [HTPC] - Wonder if this will work out for XBMC?? - CrashX - 2012-04-21 08:44

Instruction on how to build XBMC for Raspberry Pi:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum/projects-and-collaboration-general/bulding-xbmc-for-raspberry-pi