Rasberry pi or bannana pi or humingborad

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yaqh Offline
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Which one is the best to go for, basic xbmc needs.There are loads of these types of pi boards coming out so we spoilt with choice.
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Raspberry Pi is by far the best supported. It may not be the most powerful, but it has a "works out of the box" solution.

Hummingboard could be interesting - but is still quite leading edge. There are OpenElec builds for the Cubox-i, and the Hummingboard is very similar. (The irony that they made the Hummingboard case compatible with the Pi, and then the Pi B+ comes out with a new board design that means new cases...) You might want to look at the Cubox-i if you want a boxed solution?

Banana Pi is based on Allwinner chipset, which historically hasn't been well supported with OpenSource drivers - and those that were released had incomplete codec compatibility ISTR. There appears to be a renewed interest in the platform though.

Bottom line - Raspberry Pi works today and has huge amounts of support.
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(Yesterday 14:38)noggin Wrote:  Raspberry Pi is by far the best supported. It may not be the most powerful, but it has a "works out of the box" solution.

Hummingboard could be interesting - but is still quite leading edge. There are OpenElec builds for the Cubox-i, and the Hummingboard is very similar. (The irony that they made the Hummingboard case compatible with the Pi, and then the Pi B+ comes out with a new board design that means new cases...) You might want to look at the Cubox-i if you want a boxed solution?

Banana Pi is based on Allwinner chipset, which historically hasn't been well supported with OpenSource drivers - and those that were released had incomplete codec compatibility ISTR. There appears to be a renewed interest in the platform though.

Bottom line - Raspberry Pi works today and has huge amounts of support.

so if you would choose out the box xbmc solution now, you would go with the pi+ over the others? even if they have better specs than pi?
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Yes. I'd go with the Pi at the moment unless you enjoy tinkering or like being at the cutting edge.
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