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- cowfodder - 2012-01-29 18:52

For everyone asking about HDMI-CEC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBs7KaTK5Hk


- deanmv - 2012-01-29 18:59

cowfodder Wrote:For everyone asking about HDMI-CEC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBs7KaTK5Hk

So I could just use my TV remote with it to interface with XBMC?


- pike - 2012-01-30 02:22

Yes you could Smile This device shouldn't need a CEC adapter, because it must have the CEC pin actually connected to something (this is what all PC's lack which thus needs a CEC adapter)


- MilhouseVH - 2012-01-30 07:37

PulseEight have stated they will be adding native Raspberry Pi CEC support to libCEC, so assuming this happens then it's a certainty that XBMC on R-Pi will allow you to use your CEC supporting TV remote control to navigate XBMC - no adapter required! Smile

This is great news for ultra cheap media center installations - no need for a USB IR dongle and nasty Media Center remote control (at about £15 that's over half the cost of an R-Pi) plus it doesn't tie up one of the only two available USB ports (I know you can use a hub, but now you might not have to).


- voochi - 2012-01-30 14:18

That is sweet (HDMI-CEC control).


- castalla - 2012-01-30 17:07

Can the PI support the BBC iPlayer streams - with aac sound?


- deanmv - 2012-01-30 21:57

So, so far the USB in my TV can power it and I can use my TV remote over HDMI-CEC to control the Pi! What a device! Does anyone know if a native version of XBMC will be available on the Pi's release?


- BigO - 2012-01-30 22:14

deanmv Wrote:So, so far the USB in my TV can power it and I can use my TV remote over HDMI-CEC to control the Pi! What a device! Does anyone know if a native version of XBMC will be available on the Pi's release?

Seems like someone is already working on a xbmcpi version so you might be in luck. I cant wait to see how things comes along personally.


- vinistois - 2012-01-30 23:05

deanmv Wrote:So, so far the USB in my TV can power it and I can use my TV remote over HDMI-CEC to control the Pi! What a device! Does anyone know if a native version of XBMC will be available on the Pi's release?

that's almost ridiculous. All users will need is a TV, a pi, a usb cable, and hdmi cable.

Cheapest XBMC hardware by a looooong shot


- NavySealsGuy - 2012-01-30 23:06

BigO Wrote:Seems like someone is already working on a xbmcpi version so you might be in luck. I cant wait to see how things comes along personally.

Where did you see that?


- deanmv - 2012-01-30 23:11

vinistois Wrote:that's almost ridiculous. All users will need is a TV, a pi, a usb cable, and hdmi cable.

Cheapest XBMC hardware by a looooong shot

I am just assuming that if the USB can charge my iPhone then it will be enough to power the Pi and I have LG's "SIMPLINK" which I am hoping would be ok to control the Pi over CEC


- Oddsodz - 2012-01-31 02:22

I Am sure it is here somewhere in this tread. But I am to lazy to go hunting all 20 pages for it. ;-)

Will this neat bit of hardware be able to play full 1080P Video? IE A Blu-Ray rip .MKV file?


- htpc guy - 2012-01-31 02:45

Oddsodz Wrote:I Am sure it is here somewhere in this tread. But I am to lazy to go hunting all 20 pages for it. ;-)

Will this neat bit of hardware be able to play full 1080P Video? IE A Blu-Ray rip .MKV file?

Wow. You said it. Lazy sums it up. 2 seconds of Google Foo will give you the answer.


- davilla - 2012-01-31 03:41

being a google-bitch, we call it Smile


- NavySealsGuy - 2012-01-31 05:51

htpc guy Wrote:Wow. You said it. Lazy sums it up. 2 seconds of Google Foo will give you the answer.

I did google it Tongue Didn't get anything except how great raspberry pi would be for xbmc. Did you mean that someone is making a rasberrypi specific version of xbmc? I figured we would just use openelec.