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by jonnyb
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

I've just found out that boths Pi 3 B+ cases are the same but the Kodi one is branded.... and that's it ... nothing else...
by jonnyb
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

I've just found out that boths case are the same but the Kodi one is branded.... and that's it ... nothing else...
by jonnyb
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

It's definately compatitable with the 3B+. There's a compability note on the ist page ....half way up the page on the right. No idea what the differences are between the two though....
by jonnyb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Getting there: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Official Raspberry Pi 3 Universal Power Supply (5.1V 2.5A) FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case or Kodi Edition v2 - Still deciding as can't work out if Kodo v2 any better... 64GB Sandisk Class A1 Micro SD card - Bought this.. A USB Keyboard or Wireless Keyboard with wirele...
by jonnyb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

Hi,

Thanks for the info ...

This is the new one below ...

https://thepihut.com/products/kodi-edit ... ry-pi-case

I'm going to buy this one or the FLIRC but trying to work out if one has any benifits over the other ..
by jonnyb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard Recommendations for KODI Pi 3b+
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Keyboard Recommendations for KODI Pi 3b+

I'm looking at best keyboard / mouse options for a KODI Pi 3b+ I'm setting up.

Bluetooth seems to be an idea to free up USBs..?

Any suggestions/recommendations welcome...

Thanks
by jonnyb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

Kodi Edition Raspberry Pi Case (v2) VS] FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case

Does anyone have any idea what the difference is between these two cases? The Kodi one is later but I can't see what improvements there are....

Thanks
by jonnyb
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

I see. I've just moved house and now realise that the ariel lead coming into the house isn't in a great place for my Pi so I think this will have to go on the backburner and Freeview will have to wait. KODI or something similar is what I'm mainly looking for. I'll see if I can re-route the ariel out...
by jonnyb
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Great recommendation for a sd card. Thanks .. One thing bought!

I'm just trying to find out the difference between the KODI case and the FLIRC case.
by jonnyb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Thanks ...

I'd be using a laptop (Windows) and/or Iphone or ipad ....

Any suggestions in that dept?

I'm a newbie and so no idea really.
by jonnyb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Thanks for allof this ... so the revised list is: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Official Raspberry Pi 3 Universal Power Supply (5.1V 2.5A) FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case or the KODI case Blank 16GB Sandisk Class A1 Micro SD card XBOX TV dongle (for HD TV Streaming) with LibreELEC (Does it work with NOOBS) Then s...
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

This advice is really helpful. So ... my shopping list is: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Official Raspberry Pi 3 Universal Power Supply (5.1V 2.5A) FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case - Looks good 16GB Sandisk Class 10 Micro SD card - Good enough or is there another spec I need to look at? A USB Keyboard or Wireless ...
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Also ..why do some of the bundle listings mention switches being included?
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Thanks people

Is there a suggested size of memory card.. ? I guess 32gb is ok?
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

I guess you can use the tv as a monitor via the hdmi?
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Re: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

I’ve got a nas already so I guess the media centre storage is less important. It’s more about access TV and films through the Raspberry.. So you think .. don’t buy a package.. buy what I need/want separately. I guess I’d spend about £50 or so.. but I hadn’t factored in the keyboard.. so including th...
by jonnyb
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help
Replies: 30
Views: 2010

Just about to buy Raspberry Pi for Media Centre and would appreciate help

Hi I'm just about to buy my first Raspberry Pi and would appreciate any help and advise. I'm going to get a 3B+ but after that I really don't know what to get. Initially I'm going to use it as a way to recieve tv channels via KODI or another similar media centre software. The problem is that I reall...

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