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2012-04-27 05:02 AM
2012-05-09 01:17 AM
djm66 wrote: Due to the lack of firmware updates and the fact that some of my movies (mainly recent MKVs) no longer play on Eva (forcing me to stick with xvids for the most part) I recently experimented with 2 new streamers, the Dune HD 301 and the Boxee Box.
Both have been sent back and I'm back with my EVA so it still holds up well after all these years!
Main problems with the other models were:
-no ability to shuffle all music or all photos (unbelievable that these units lacked this basic function)
-no ability to multitask i.e. music and photos at same time
-for the Boxee, it took hours to scan for new media and you couldn't scan on local folders... rubbish
So I'm back to my trusty EVA again.. it's quick, gives you control and can multitask. One killer EVA function is the ability to make new music playlists on the fly whilst your slideshow shuffles on in the background - the other streamers I tried have no where near this kind of multi-task ability.
Out of interest, what have other people gone on to use? I would normally buy a new Netgear model (with assurances that existing functionality is preserved) but not sure what the ongoing support is like?
2012-07-19 01:04 PM
2012-07-19 11:45 PM
sebus wrote: RPi is definitely a way to go.
Cost of the unit, power supply, SD card, case, remote is £60
Make sure you have HDMI capable amp
It does play perfect with Openelec (Raspbmc is still work in progress at RC3)
2012-07-20 02:28 AM
2012-07-20 06:48 AM
sebus wrote: Involved?
Download ready made image - http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/05/13/xbmc-on-raspberry-pi-with-openelec/
write to SD, stick in RPi, all done