Pick the Right Kodi Box (UPDATED FEB 2015)

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mrjezza Offline
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(2015-03-26 23:51)Philmatic Wrote:  Android is what kills it. A Chromebox with Linux gives you waaaaaaaay better performance, and only for $20-$40 more than a Nexus player.

Asus Chromebox is significantly more expensive in Australia. Even if I go via Amazon, before delivery NP is $90USD (delivered $103) whereas Chromebox is $149USD ($163). There are options for a new NP even cheaper but they won't ship to me so I have to pick the Amazon fulfilment option. Is there somewhere to get a Chromebox cheaper than $149 that I can't seem to find?

(2015-03-27 01:11)Tinwarble Wrote:  It hasn't been "glossed over", apparently you just didn't search hard enough. Wink

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...xus+player

I read through that entire thread and found a fair few people saying NP is awesome, now their goto HTPC, etc, but that kinda contrasts with this thread that doesn't mention it anywhere. Was hoping to understand why its not here - I'm hoping that there isn't something I've missed because it seems pretty capable and surely worth a mention. I see the other threads as discussions specifically about the particular units, not really about comparison (which is why I asked my question here).

I see the NP as in the same class as the FireTV box, but I see many pros to the NP. Was just curious why the FTV is the pick over the NP (not just why the FTV is a good pick generally).
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I've seen via amazon warehouse deals the HP Chromebox going for $105, for an open box. If they come back in stock there and they ship to you that is an option no? Or try ebay as I've seen the Acer and Asus both going for under $120 refurb.

Is there a way to install full Linux on the Nexus player? Can ram be upgraded?
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(2015-03-27 02:26)agender Wrote:  I've seen via amazon warehouse deals the HP Chromebox going for $105, for an open box. If they come back in stock there and they ship to you that is an option no? Or try ebay as I've seen the Acer and Asus both going for under $120 refurb.

Thanks for the tip on the warehouse deals - didn't even know this was a thing! Can't find any quite that cheap but $15 off for damaged outer packaging sounds fine to me

Edit: Looks like they wont ship the warehouse deals to me. boooo Sad
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-27 02:36 by mrjezza.)
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Try ebay then?
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(2015-03-27 05:28)agender Wrote:  Try ebay then?

for some reason more expensive than amazon on base price and even worse after shipping. all good. cheers for your help
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