XBMC and Revo (ion Chipset)

#1
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?
 
#5
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

http://lifehacker.com/5391308/build-a-silent-standalone-xbmc-media-center-on-the-cheap
http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=53888

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

YouTube
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
Flickr
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
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
 

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