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Hi there guys, complete newbie here!

I just wanted to ask what the cheapest device was on to which I can run xmbc...whilst it it directly connected to the TV....also a device which I can have addons Angel

Looking at Apple TV 2nd gen. It's around 200 plus....

What is there that's cheaper
Raspberri PI $30ish or free computer check Freecycle.org
you can always get a used pc for 5$ as long as it has an output that is compatible with you tv pritty much anything goes

you can also buy one of those raspberry pi computers
http://www.raspberrypi.org/

everything can run the non-os specific add-ons, but not everything has the power needed to run everything smothly, it depends on what kind of add-on you need
I just started a thread on this topic in the openelec forum here:

http://openelec.tv/forum/64-installation...nelec-htpc
mk808 android stick works nicely
If you want a cheap remote and IR receiver you can't go far past this:

http://rtr.ca/sapphire_remote/
(2013-01-20, 03:31)nickr Wrote: [ -> ]If you want a cheap remote and IR receiver you can't go far past this:

http://rtr.ca/sapphire_remote/

Although it you get a Raspberry Pi, and have a sufficiently new TV, then the CEC (aka Anynet or various other names) integration means you don't need to get a remote: you just carry on using the TV remote.
(2013-01-20, 03:31)nickr Wrote: [ -> ]If you want a cheap remote and IR receiver you can't go far past this:

http://rtr.ca/sapphire_remote/

How about this:
http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Wireless-Cente...mce+remote

$8.25 with free shipping if you have a prime account.
(2013-01-20, 00:50)aenoch Wrote: [ -> ]mk808 android stick works nicely

Personally I'm not a big fan of using XBMC over wireless, especially if you have 1080p movies. You could get a USB/Ethernet dongle, but I' e read a few posts where people have bad issues getting the drivers to work. For a newbie I would recommend a wired connection.
Thanks for all the replies. In terms of raspberry pi, does it make any difference to xbmc if it is 256mb or 512mb

Also if it is the first version of pi or latter versions?

Thanks
(2013-01-28, 16:19)Capesurfline Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for all the replies. In terms of raspberry pi, does it make any difference to xbmc if it is 256mb or 512mb

Also if it is the first version of pi or latter versions?

Thanks

well the 256MB (model A) doesn't have a ethernet port
you wanted to watch stuff online right, guess you can get an usb card but then you don't have any port for a keyboard forcing you to use an network remote
also i'm not sure you can run HD with only 256mb

surgest you get the 512MB (model B)
if anything to be on the safe side

PS. MB=/=mb
8b=1B
M=10^6, m=10^-3
1MB=8000000000mb