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post #1 of 5 Old 01-10-2013, 05:15 AM - Thread Starter
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hi, i was looking to try a different box to allow me to run XBMC. i have tried ATV 1/2 now i wanna try something new. what are some options. i have seen a few but wondering what other people are using and suggest. i would need a wifi box and hdmi. i have see these just wondering what the best choice would be.. feed back please would be great:

G-Box Midnight Android TV Box Mini PC
XIOS DS Media Play
512MB Raspberry Pi Project Board Model B
G-Box xD
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i have seen good things about the first 3 just wanted some opinions from people that might of used them. i really would just like to use it for streaming options from installed addon's using XBMC.

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The Pivos XIOS DS is what your looking for it's the closest thing to an ATV2 XBMC style experience but a bit better, use the linux/xbmc firmware with it. There are also XBMC developers working for Pivos on it, the Raspberry Pi is the only other with XBMC devs behind it, all the other (XBMC) solutions are people just taking what Pivos release and running it on their box then hoping for the best.

Boxee Box is dead don't bother with it.
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great thanks for your feed back.
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If i have an external hard drive and plug it in to this can i play my .mvks on it from the external drive? and also did i read this doesn't do hd sound like 3.1 or 5.1, dts and dolby please help.

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has anyone actually tried the Pivos XIOS DS with XBMC? is it flawless playback on huge 1080P videos? and does it allow skin support for xbmc? like can I load the refocus skin on it? also can it run things like sabnzbd?
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