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    Experience with the CuBox

    Here is an idea of how the CuBox http://www.solid-run.com/ works with livetv from NextPVR

    http://youtu.be/Z7i6hJpjFao

    The channels played are

    1080i
    720p
    720p h264
    480i

    This is using a recent armhf update to a specialized xbmc distro called GeeXbox Overall it is pretty responsive although the microSD card writing seems slow. UI speed is probably on par with my OpenElec ION machine and better than the Pivos XS but the video playback of 720p seems to have slow scaling, 1080i is better.

    Overall while it has a nice form factor sata support, a few linux distros and lots of RAM 1GB, it is a bit expensive compared to the market and GeeXbox doesn't support sub's plugin. It might end up being a MySQL engine for my many xbmc boxes when Frodo stabilizes.

    Martin

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    thanks for the info and video.

    can you take some pics of the device including power supply?

    also can it playback all files you throw at it? DTS? VC-1 ?

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    It is a better computer than media player so I haven't tried a lot of samples with this build but I plan on creating a grid when my RPi comes. I'll include some screen shots too. I got this ugly case today http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3//v...p?f=40&t=10728 and you could fit two CuBoxs inside it with lots of room to spare. It is about the size of the power adaptor http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7...96649cc7_z.jpg and the hdmi and network jack approx double the length.

    Martin

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    yeah pretty big power adapter, hard to hide that behind the tv....

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