XBMC and Revo (ion Chipset)

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by meridian, Nov 26, 2009.

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  1. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Just waded in and bought an Acer Revo with the Ion chipset, decided to replace my old X-Box based XBMC with this new version for HD content, i-player etc

    Anyone tried it?
  2. All the time :roll:
  3. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Sorry mate, which page are you are on :D

    The Cu_nt Colouring Book

  4. 2....I've not got a pink crayon, so struggle a little
  5. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thought I would update everyone on on my adventures with an XBMC media centre.

    Its brilliant.

    Bit of a fiddle to get going but once you get it sorted it it is without a doubt THE best media player on the market and best of all, its free.

    I started with a low spec Acer Revo for less than £150, with a HDMI port for HD connectivity to the plasma. Also, a £10 universal media centre remote


    Installed XBMC


    Did a bit of tweaking and installed a few plugins, just connect over your network via FTP

    iPlayer for BBC HD content, streamed directly over the web
    Some extra weather stuff
    RSS newsfeed
    SVN installer for easy plugin installation direct from the screen
    Tube 8
    Video Devil (various streaming porn sites)



    So, now in glorious HD I can access downloaded video content, pictures and music direct from my network or stream content from the BBC, YouTube, various other internet locations and a spot of streaming porn all for less than £200

    All controlled from an ipod touch (the remote can be used as well)


    It might be a bit geeky but but its neat, small, unobtrusive, silent and easy to use.

    If you fancy a dabble its well worth the money and time.
  6. AhA just spotted this thread well done Mr Meridian. I was looking at one of them my sen but i had heard that the 1080 rendering could get a little choppy, now you having tried such things what is the verdict on the HiDef side.
  7. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Its flawless, make sure you get one with the Nvidia Ion graphics chipset though because with the right drivers XBMC can offload all the HD stuff to this rather than trying to do it with the main processor