(2012-06-02 01:58)Jimmer Wrote:(2012-06-01 23:36)e8hffff Wrote: I think the RPi is a tinkering toy, not a serious home solution for the average joe to get XBMC.
It's designed to be a tinkering toy. It's designed to get people to mess around with it. There's nothing wrong with that...
however, why is that idea mutually exclusive with some software development nudging this device towards a perfect little lower power xbmc box for a bedroom or office?
I'm hoping it works out well! I've got one ordered and can't wait for it. Both because I want to tinker with it, and also because I'd love it to be a front-end client for a small bedroom display pulling media off my primary htpc. I don't have particularly high expectations, just driving a 720p monitor and a pair of standard computer speakers with a wired network connection. Generally my media is around that quality level (my choice of quality vs. file size, so around 2-4gb/movie), so it should pan out pretty well.
But, even if it doesn't work out too well as a mini-low power-htpc frontend, that's ok. I'll have tons of fun with the little bugger regardless!