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- CrashX - 2010-08-23 17:11
- Hannes The Hun - 2010-08-25 19:30
there's another ARM-based HD player we could try to get XBMC on
shipments are supposed to begin september 10, and the best thing: it's dirt cheap!
downsides: doesn't seem to have any integrated storage and nobody knows how big the system ROM might be. also no LAN connectivity which is kind of a bummer for XBMC use. we'll see...
- davilla - 2010-08-25 20:31
Hannes The Hun Wrote:there's another ARM-based HD player we could try to get XBMC on
ARM Cortex-A8, $50. Hell I'd buy one just to take it apart
- CrashX - 2010-08-25 22:19
davilla Wrote:ARM Cortex-A8, $50. Hell I'd buy one just to take it apart
If you were able to put xbmc on it .. perhaps sell it as xbmc box ...
- TugboatBill - 2010-08-26 00:04
No storage and no lan port? Without that it's a waste of $50.
- davilla - 2010-08-26 00:17
TugboatBill Wrote: No storage and no lan port? Without that it's a waste of $50.
Last time I checked they make a nifty USB device called a hub to which you can attach all sorts of neat USB devices
- Starstream - 2010-08-26 10:15
The HDX-Bone is another Arm player also turned out be running linux and a version of mplayer. Has ethernet and USB storage uses the Telechips 8900 platform, dont know is thats good enough for XBMC.
There's also the Samsung WMG160 but it's probably not a good candidate
* requires DLNA DMC remote control (only available on Samsung/Android I think ?)
* has wireless
* no USB only SD card reader
* Runs WinCE embedded 6.0 with custom player can handle up to 720p
I think Samsung just stuck one of their phone CPU's inside the box these are the details on the CPU after I took it apart
- McGeagh - 2010-08-26 12:38
The MP-501 is NOT a cortexA8. Although confusingly named, it is actually an ARM9.
If i were to guess (as i dont know for sure) I would say perhaps it could be the ZMS-05 (from ZiiLabs)
The HDX-Bone is quite good. ARM11 based with a Mali-200 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0)
As for the Samsung WMG160, Im unsure whats in this device... another guess would be a Cortex A8.
- TugboatBill - 2010-08-26 17:19
davilla Wrote:Last time I checked they make a nifty USB device called a hub to which you can attach all sorts of neat USB devices
LOL. I missed the USB port. Regardless, I can see it now:
How do I get XBMC to show the correct time?
Why doesn't it show the weather?
Where is my fanart?
- Hannes The Hun - 2010-08-26 22:27
we already had some discussion about the HDX bone and AFAIK some guys are in contact with HDX regarding the possibility of a full XBMC port but I wouldn't get my panties wet just yet