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post #61 of 63 Old 02-11-2015, 03:48 PM
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Yep, I set up my dad's NUC running Kodi over Christmastime. Yesterday I put Plex Media Server on the NUC, and walked him through setting up his Roku Stick in his bedroom to stream from it. He was floored what all can be done today. He is 72, so he's not the most technical guy.

More and more people are going to catch on to this as time goes by, it's just too simple, fun, and to me - useful.

My goal for the Pi2 is to see what I can set up in my motor home so that I can have my movies on the road. I'm an IT guy, so these hobbies are a lot of fun to me.
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That makes it a no go for me... also not sure if it can do 1080p24...
The Pi and Pi 2 both do 23.976p and 24.000p (as well as 59.94 and 60.00) with no problems.

The Pi will output PCM 5.1 at up to 96kHz and 4.0 at up to 192kHz. The Pi2 can software decode Dolby True HD to PCM 5.1 (though 192kHz 5.1 will be down sampled to 96kHz). DTS HD-MA/HRA doesn't have an Open Source decoder so that will only playback at DTS core quality (unless you can offline decode on a PC to FLAC)
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All versions of the Pi have a wired Ethernet port.
No - only the Pi B, B+ and Pi B 2 have wired Ethernet. The Pi A and A+ don't have it.
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