Originally Posted by Mfusick
I don't have any protected content to worry about. I just want to playback my media on another TV in the basement. It's LCD mounted for treadmill. A USB stick XBMC machine or even a window 7 machine would be fine but I'm looking at costs.
I don't do protected content. I record that on the DVRs.
I think the Raspberry PI could work in the situation you described, but so can any HDMI android mini-computer
I linked to one that was $30 just a day ago, and it comes with the same Mali 400 that is found in the Nexus 10 and Pivos Xios ds
It seems likely that all will soon see H/W support over network shares in XBMC Frodo for Android
I've been using Frodo RC3 on my Nexus 7, and it will play content up to 720p just fine so unless the content you want to view on the treadmill is a full 1080p VC1 or H264 bluray you'll be okay with one of the Mali400 android sticks. The Pivos Xios DS would work the same if you want an ATV look (costs a little more but removes guesswork about power, remote, and network connection)