(Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 22nd, 2013, 10:31 am

UPDATE:
Well Amazon have split my order in two the Pi was dispatched yesterday at 1pm and it has not updated yet. Whereas the clear case left their warehouse at 9pm last night and is set out for delivery today. I did a little digging and the the courier is APLE (a subsidiary of Amazon) and there is a 12 page thread out the bad service from APLE. I have never had problems with deliveries before from Amazon, but they have never been via APLE - So I will find out 1st hand today. I do hope that they are not as bad as they have been made out, as I will not use Amazon (direct) only 3rd party sellers in the future.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 22nd, 2013, 11:59 am

Hope it all turns out OK Charlie, I have had problems with Amazon but I must say they have always responded well either by crediting my account or replacing goods. I recently had a non delivered Norton 360 from them - I waited the required 2 weeks but it never came and they credited my account without question. I have to say it was a bonus because instead of paying the £41.00 for a 3 license product I originally ordered I got a deal direct from Norton for £14.99.

Regarding the case, my Pi came ready cased for me in a clear case.
£27.33 for the Pi in a clear case
£4.96 freight charges
£6.46 VAT
Total £38.75

This looks to be a handy link from the people I bought my Pi from: http://www.element14.com/community/grou ... camera-ban
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 22nd, 2013, 7:41 pm

DISAPPOINTED:
I got the case today but no Pi, hopefully I will get it next week - I wish that I had not bothered with next day delivery now. However both items will be going back, under DSR and I have placed an order for them else where and a lot cheaper too.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby BobC » March 22nd, 2013, 7:50 pm

Didn't I mention that CPC (another part of Farnell) are doing Pis with free delivey

http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/cas ... dp/SC12831

512Mb with transparent case.
£32.80 inc VAT.

Normally V. quick delivery as well.

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 22nd, 2013, 7:56 pm

BobC wrote:Didn't I mention that CPC (another part of Farnell) are doing Pis with free delivey

http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/cas ... dp/SC12831

512Mb with transparent case.
£32.80 inc VAT.

Normally V. quick delivery as well.

BobC


That's where I have now ordered from. - I paid £48.56 for the same to be delivered today from Amazon, which is more money but I would not have minded (and put it down to sods law of finding a cheaper one later) if I had got it today, since I paid for the delivery for today and its been a no show, it will go back to Amazon.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby admin » March 23rd, 2013, 7:53 pm

Hi Charlie, that is so annoying from Amazon, sorry to hear about it, I know exactly how you feel, the same thing has happened to me from Amazon in the past. I try to steer well clear of Amazon if I can these days, as about 18 months ago I ordered a few items on Amazon from marketplace sellers, and my card was cloned (somehow) the same day. My bank said it happened right after I placed my Amazon order, and it was either Amazon passing my card details to one of the sellers (in error) or someone hacking into Amazons order system and stealing card details. Personally I still don't understand how this is possible on AMAZON.... anyone else maybe, but AMAZON!?

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 24th, 2013, 1:53 pm

Well would you Adam 'n Eve it - The Pi from Amazon only turned up today via the courier and was left at a neighbours house as I was out, never known a courier to deliver on a Sunday - So good service if I wanted it today, but I paid for it to be delivered on Friday. This Pi looks like it's from RS and is sealed in a pink (or should I say Raspberry coloured) plastic case. I have my other Pi on its way from CPC so the Pi & case from Amazon will be sent back this week.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 24th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Tip:
Whilst setting up my SD Card (Micro SD, Sandisk, Class 4, 8Gb) with "Wheezy" Raspbian (version 2013-02-09) using "win32diskimager-v0.7-binary" and a USB card reader, I kept getting "Error 5: Access denied..." when trying to write to the card. I did format the SD card to FAT32 before trying to write the .img to the card. I was logged in as an administrator and even did right click to run "win32diskimager-v0.7-binary" as Admin, but no joy.

I just got it to write successful with no errors. I had my UAC setting to the lowest setting - I changed this back to the recommend setting, rebooted back into my admin account and tried again, and this time it worked.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 24th, 2013, 11:16 pm

Glad you are up and away Charlie, I have been playing with rasbiamc skins and eventually came to the conclusion that enabling fancy skins and animations simply grind things to an unacceptably slow pace.
I tried overclocking the CPU from 700 to 800 Mhz and increased the ram cycles and the GPU by 5 cycles.
This not only raised the CPU and GPU temperature by about 12 degrees C but also locked the system up forcing me to power down the bad way by a power interrupt.

Powering down this way scrambled/corrupted the SD card sending me back to start without passing go .... a reformat, re-partition and new downloads from the xbmc servers and I am back in business again.
I have actually now gone the other way and trimmed down all superfluous add-inns and stuck with the perfectly acceptable default skin.

I have to say that rasbiamc/XBMC is amazing providing you set up your file structure so it is fully compatible - video files in file named folders that must both be named exactly as titled in the online Movie Databases. I had previously edited and produced many of my own xml files to provide onscreen details of those films I couldn't get automatic info on from Internet Movie Database (IMDB) in the Windows PC XBMC interface. This Linux based rasbiamc/XBMC seems much better than the Windows version in getting its synopsis', actor, movie ratings and a load more information from a different source to IMDB that I have previously used with my Windows PC. Rasbmc gets its data from a server simply called MDB - and is extremely good at doing it too.

My oldest film is Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks made in 1920 and the rasbiamc/XBMC gets all the fan art, the synopsis and details and images of the actors as well. I am well impressed as I have almost 1,000 movies and it hasn't missed matching a single one of them to fan-art and plot details, even those I had difficulties populating in Windows are no problem for this Linux based XBMC.

I particularly like the ability to present the movie interface in so many different ways. Title, Genre, Year, Size....
In Year mode its lists - in my case starting at 1920 right through to 2012 - and Genre is so easy to please the wife with as I normally just choose comedy and it banks all the comedy films in the library onto the screen :lol:

I am well impressed with the fan-art even applying itself to nested folders faultlessly.

Since my last post I now seem to have the (i)nformation button working on the remote which gives me additional access to the plot, and watch a trailer of the movie automatically streamed from YouTube, and see all the actors and sort my movies by actor if required and loads more.

As a Media centre the R Pi really is the Bee's Knees especially for the little money it costs and you can even access Facebook, Gmail and YouTube using the raspbmc/XBMC interface and if you want to add a USB Tv stick you can set it up with an RPG and record options too.

If I had known how good it would be for so little money I would have bought one last year.
Of course another great flexibility of the R Pi is that by having a collection of SD cards you can swap out OS's and projects as the mood takes you.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 25th, 2013, 9:36 am

Trashcooky wrote:Glad you are up and away Charlie ...<snip>


Not yet as I have only put Raspbian on my SD card and not put it in the Pi to boot it as the box that Pi came in is sealed, and as that one is going back I am waiting for other one I ordered from CPC.
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