CuBox-i a new possibility?

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rabeeh Offline
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It should support that. We haven't tried it yet.

Maybe woflgar can shed some light on this.
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(2013-09-23 12:01)deksawyer Wrote:  Quick noob question - will this allow HD Audio passthrough if running openelec or XBMCbuntu on it..?
D.

I'd be quite interested, too, to have the Cubox-i transporting HD-Audio via optical or async USB - should the optical out suffer from a cheap hi-jitter implementation (who knows?).
My objective is to connect it to a Musical Fidelity V-DAC II for audiophile grade HD music (at least 24/96), via optical or async USB.

Any ideas? Many thanks
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Preordered 4 CuBox-i4Pros for me and a few friends for testing, seemed the best option to try the flagship - two of them will be tested as clients for cloud stuff or whatever and two as XBMC MC; with what distro, we don't know for now, as the shiping dates are around december and there is still some time, but probably we will start with Xubuntu & GeexBoX, see here http://www.solid-run.com/phpbb/viewforum...cc66d3cfa6 Btw I don't know why they have another forum, seems a barely implemented phpBB... http://imx.solid-run.com/forums/index.php
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fakemoth - have the Geexbox team announced support for the Cubox-i? They suppport the Cubox, but that is based on a very different SoC.
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(2013-10-27 12:31)noggin Wrote:  fakemoth - have the Geexbox team announced support for the Cubox-i? They suppport the Cubox, but that is based on a very different SoC.
On the front page of http://www.geexbox.org/ they claim that support has begun in their development tree. Also, the author of Raspbmc (image for Raspberry Pi) has announced support for the CuBox-i. Don't know if OpenELEC will provide an image as well.
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(2013-10-27 12:31)noggin Wrote:  fakemoth - have the Geexbox team announced support for the Cubox-i? They suppport the Cubox, but that is based on a very different SoC.
Indeed they did, also take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7s2cBGpVI It would be nicer an OpenELEC image though, agreed.
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(2013-10-28 11:12)fakemoth Wrote:  
(2013-10-27 12:31)noggin Wrote:  fakemoth - have the Geexbox team announced support for the Cubox-i? They suppport the Cubox, but that is based on a very different SoC.
Indeed they did, also take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7s2cBGpVI It would be nicer an OpenELEC image though, agreed.

Though that Youtube clip is a of a Cubox, not a Cubox-i. I have run Geexbox on a Cubox and it was OK-ish. Still some limitations which meant it wasn't properly useful to me. The Cubox-i looks to be a lot faster, and the Geexbox site suggests they are supporting it. (There is already a hardware accelerated XBMC build for the SoC the Cubox-i uses)
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Since this looks promising for XBMC, I put in order for an i4-pro about a month ago. But now, I'm leaning towards the NUC D34010WYK. Obviously there is a difference in price, but I don't mind paying it if it will be a noticeable improvement. For the i4-pro, I would need the power adapter and an sd card. As for the NUC, I'm looking at purchasing RAM, planning on using a 16GB Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 for openelec that I have. Hope you guys can help me make a decision. Thanks in advance.
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Quote: Hope you guys can help me make a decision.

Cubox is bleeding edge technology. For $100 it should work. But expect to fiddle around a lot, and rely on beta builds. Some peripherals will work, and some won't. You'll be reliant on developers (mostly unpaid) to have it working right.

NUC is leading edge technology and will have teething problems. We know what works an x86 platform and what doesn't. Its a PC. Hardware you buy will have drivers that get updated by manufacturers. You have your pick of OS (openelec,xbmcbuntu, win7, win8, linux). Problem is it costs $400 to put together. Soon there will be the forest canyon celeron nuc which will cost about $129 for the barebone but it won't be quite as capable.

Both could be resold to friends if you no longer want them. The NUC is a good replacement for an old PC, and where it could pay for itself on power consumption alone.

The Cubox could also be used for other things, like running a NAS.
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-30 19:32 by joelbaby.)
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(2013-10-28 15:48)noggin Wrote:  
(2013-10-28 11:12)fakemoth Wrote:  
(2013-10-27 12:31)noggin Wrote:  fakemoth - have the Geexbox team announced support for the Cubox-i? They suppport the Cubox, but that is based on a very different SoC.
Indeed they did, also take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7s2cBGpVI It would be nicer an OpenELEC image though, agreed.

Though that Youtube clip is a of a Cubox, not a Cubox-i. I have run Geexbox on a Cubox and it was OK-ish. Still some limitations which meant it wasn't properly useful to me. The Cubox-i looks to be a lot faster, and the Geexbox site suggests they are supporting it. (There is already a hardware accelerated XBMC build for the SoC the Cubox-i uses)

I didn't say it is a Cubox-i maybe because it's not out yet? But they did announce the Geexbox support, both sides did, http://www.geexbox.org/2013/09/28/solidr...m-45-only/ but can't find now the announcement from SolidRun, it was pretty much the same.
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Boxes running i.mx6 processors look very exciting for xbmc. It appears a lot of effort is being put in by the manufacturers to ensure strong developer support.
Cubox-i2Ultra is only $94.99 and it looks like it could run xbmc really well. Utilite is also worth looking at, but more expensive. It will be interesting to see if Pivos new hardware is also based on this processor.

The cubox forum has a good detailed post explaining that xmbc will be supported.http://imx.solid-run.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=230
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Hi Joelbaby, the Cubox-12Ultra has not shipped yet so there is no review available. I am interested in this but I am also looking at the new Haswell Celeron to be released early 2014. At this point, should I take a leap of faith with the Cubox or should I wait for the Haswell Celeron, not saying the Haswell does not have driver problem. My main use would be HTPC-XBMC. I have the Lenovo Q190 with XBMC at the moment. Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

PS I read the link to the cubox forum you provided. Thanks again.
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Quote:Cubox or should I wait for the Haswell Celeron

Like you say - Cubox has not shipped yet, but you could look at other i.mx6 devices (I think cubox is the only one with in-built IR).
Keep the Lenovo and wait and see what happens.
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Thanks. Great advice. That's what I will do. Do you follow UConn BB?
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(2013-10-30 19:25)joelbaby Wrote:  Cubox is bleeding edge technology. For $100 it should work. But expect to fiddle around a lot, and rely on beta builds. Some peripherals will work, and some won't. You'll be reliant on developers (mostly unpaid) to have it working right.

Noob here. At the $100 price point would the Ouya be a better option?
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