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post #1 of 4 Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I have an unraid server with TV shows, movies and full quality blu ray rips. I want to get away from using wmc so I'm looking at xbmc. I need to get a box that can handle all the files listed above and handle 1080p and HD audio.

I can't decide between building a small energy efficient PC, dune 400, roku, raspberry pi or an android xbmc box. I'm currently trying a RPi but having trouble playing back blu rays. Thinking if I built box I could always have option to upgrade parts. The dune 400 seems like an easy option but no live TV. Any ideas are welcome, ty

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Me too . I have tried Sony 790 and penny 220 as streamer. No luck
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For XBMC it's probably best to wait a bit for set top boxes to mature or look at the Pulse Box as an off the shelf XBMC HTPC.

The Pivos XIOS with it's linux/xbmc firmware is a light weight box, it's not in the same league as a PC version with lots more processing power. HD audio is planned for the XIOS but there is no ETA. Likewise it doesn't do 24Hz either so if after those it's not the best option at the moment. The XIOS does have working PVR support and very active development.
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