Pick the Right Kodi Box (UPDATED FEB 2015)

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(2015-02-27 22:46)poofyhairguy Wrote:  I know and that makes me so nervous lol! I am a worrier sometimes though.

Pretty please give some feedback if you get one!

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Yes please. Keep us posted how well this works for you.

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(2015-02-27 17:40)jhummun Wrote:  Hi friend,
I'm new to this community.
In fact I'm looking for a good hardware for a nice kodi experience. And I have to precise that my TV set doesn't have any HDMI connection. So I need a hardware that will allow connection to the TV set with AV cables.
I thank you very much in advance for your valuable advices. Blush

The ATV1 can output 1080p over component AV cables. If you run Crystalbuntu2.0, and the Broadcom CHD15 card. The GUI speed is about par with a RPi 2. We even have Kodi 14.1 with CHD hardware acceleration working again, and it works well. Plays everything I throw at it. Smile
They are selling at bargain prices if you hunt around too. Avoid ones with a blinking orange light tho - motherboard defect detected.

http://www.crystalbuntu.com/
http://forum.osmc.tv/showthread.php?tid=16811
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I used Matt's setup on my HP Chromebox installed Linux mint 17 and Kodi daily build and it works great.I have a few things that won't run but I think it is because of the daily build other than that it works great minimal grief.PS I am glad I bought before Christmas I noticed prices have went up quite a bit since.
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(Yesterday 04:37)bagator Wrote:  I used Matt's setup on my HP Chromebox installed Linux mint 17 and Kodi daily build and it works great.I have a few things that won't run but I think it is because of the daily build other than that it works great minimal grief.PS I am glad I bought before Christmas I noticed prices have went up quite a bit since.
Is that better than OE install ?
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I think so but I am a Linux user and felt more comfortable with it and have a full distribution for my wife to shop on the couch she likes that
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How about this ONE as a competitor for the Asus Chromebox? Maybe should be considered as a competitor for an Intel NUC.

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(Yesterday 05:12)mpmp Wrote:  How about this ONE as a competitor for the Asus Chromebox? Maybe should be considered as a competitor for an Intel NUC.

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Too pricey. Far too pricey.

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(Yesterday 04:43)bagator Wrote:  I think so but I am a Linux user and felt more comfortable with it and have a full distribution for my wife to shop on the couch she likes that
Great idea using your telly for shopping. Can imagine items appearing larger, even life sized, but with even larger prize tag!

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(2015-02-27 21:17)mpmp Wrote:  
(2015-02-27 19:29)poofyhairguy Wrote:  Personally I would prefer an Intel NUC over those fanless Mini options. I will admit though the i5 one looks nice. I wouldn't do the Celeron one though, that is an Ivy chip which means a worse GPU.

Yeah ... that i5 does look nice.

This i5 Chinese box has only 15 watts of power consumption. It should run pretty cool. It has a very user friendly price.

A similar configured NUC would cost about 4 times as much.

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That's what I thought, pretty and cheap Big Grin Appreciate the feedback though.

Think I'll pick one up and see what it's like, will let you know what I think...
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Would chromebox still be preferred now that the Steam Mini is out for not much more and comes with Windows?
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Windows is no advantage. Also AFAIK stream mini is not very available world wide.

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But, would the two ram slots(at least over the HP chromebox model) be an advantage?
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