Raspberry Pi Type B 512MB Only £25.92 Delivered @ RS - HotUKDeals
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Few days ago it went hot for 27.97 with voucher code - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/raspberry-pi-type-b-single-board-computer-512mb-only-27-97-delivered-rs-1427163
I found way to order it for 25.92 with FREE delivery without even using voucher code (but it may still work - giving extra -10% making it 23.32 !).

The trick is that instead of ordering it from special page http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com You will just need product code from it 756-8308 and paste it in "Quick order" thingy on main page.
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1 Like #1
showing out of stock
#2
Heat added. Ordered one fine! I was looking at paying the full price about an hour ago so im glad i waited and by coincidence bumped into this post. OOS but says expected to be back in on the 11th, im in no rush.
#3
Says out of stock for me unless I select pick up at counter then it says next day?

Not that I want one as by the time I buy a case, cables,psu and keyboard I'd probably be better buying a media player.
#4
Free delivery if your a business, though not sure when it will apply the £4.95 P&P.
1 Like #5
just curious iv seen a few of these on here, what are they and what do they do?
#6
Very small computer.
#7
Moscha
just curious iv seen a few of these on here, what are they and what do they do?

Rasberry Pi
#8
oh so like a small teaching computer, got it.
#9
you dont need to do the quick order thing, its that price now anyway
#10
Yes. It is a small teaching computer but it also runs XBMC very well and can be a proper media centre for a relatively small amount of cash.
I've got 2. One runs xbmc the other as a basic computer for one of the children. Thinking of sorting one out to use as an ip cam too. They are really rewarding when things go right.
#11
voted hot, ordered, cheers.
#12
ok think I'm finally going to buy one of these as they look pretty cool
I plan to use just for xbmc
Before I do can someone tell me...
Do I need to buy anything else I.e. power supply etc
Wheres the best site to figure how to set this up as never used Linux etc before
Can it handle 1080p ok and what is the output for audio, e.g optical or coax

Thanks alot
#13
Luv Ras pie
#14
hmm....nearly worth to think about a second one to build a cluster for fun
#15
R_C: power is supplied from usb port - but if You want to use it for same extreme tasks like decoding big videos, better buy 1500mA USB power supply. You will need also SDHC card - min 4GB, HDMI cable to connect Your TV and optionally WIFI dongle.
Audio Out is HDMI only, if You want to connect it to 500+pounds amplifier, then buying rPi is waste of money, but for normal purposes audio is ok :)
JJ69: yep, I get confirmation with free P&P and im private person without any business.
#16
R_C
ok think I'm finally going to buy one of these as they look pretty cool
I plan to use just for xbmc
Before I do can someone tell me...
Do I need to buy anything else I.e. power supply etc
Wheres the best site to figure how to set this up as never used Linux etc before
Can it handle 1080p ok and what is the output for audio, e.g optical or coax



Thanks alot

A phone or tablet charger with micro usb works.

You can google the site/s, don't be lazy. If you're wanting to use this as a media center try installing OpenElec.

It can handle 1080p and there's a 3.5mm audio output.

Read the info on the Raspberry Pi site.



Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 01, 2013 20:04
#17
Yeah just doing my research now looks straightforward enough

One last question. What's the crack with the audio. At the moment I have an optical or coax input into my amp but not sure how I can get it to work with just a 3.5mm jack or hdmi?
#18
Dinth
R_C: Audio Out is HDMI only, if You want to connect it to 500+pounds amplifier, then buying rPi is waste of money, but for normal purposes audio is ok :)

Unless your 500+pounds amp has HDMI and then this would be perfect, XBMC will put out HD audio over HDMI.
#19
Building a Riak Cluster on Raspberry Pi

http://basho.com/blog/technical/2012/11/01/rasp-pi-cluster/

-Greg
#20
R_C
Yeah just doing my research now looks straightforward enough

One last question. What's the crack with the audio. At the moment I have an optical or coax input into my amp but not sure how I can get it to work with just a 3.5mm jack or hdmi?

Yea you probably wont be able to, unless your TV has an optical output that you could connect back to your amp.
#21
So what do I do if I my amp doesn't have hdmi?
#22
You can use Your TV audio output
#23
R_C
So what do I do if I my amp doesn't have hdmi?

Like I said you might be out of luck. I have the Raspberry Pi outputting audio via hdmi to the tv and then an optical out from the tv into my amp. Not all TVs will be able to do this though.

The only other option is a hdmi audio stripper that will output an optical signal but then they cost ~£90 so suddenly the Pi isn't so cheap
#24
R_C
So what do I do if I my amp doesn't have hdmi?

Buy something else that suits your needs maybe.

The Raspberry Pi was designed as an inexpensive educational computer, not really designed for media playback although it can do it.

You should be able to do this depending on your TV. Raspberry Pi > HDMI > TV > Optical Out > Amp




Edited By: fishmaster on Jan 01, 2013 20:36: i/o
#25
Ordered thanks
#26
Ok think I may have to rethink
Currently have a small shuttle pc but it struggles with hd
Might look at reinstalling something like this openelec on it to improve Kane

Cheers anyhow
#28
You can output sound via USB to something like this I think
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000KW2YEI?qid=1356804737&sr=8-1
If that has an optical out...?
#29
Ordered Thanks, heat added...
Anyone got a good link for all the software etc we need?
wanna run xbmc plus emu's & roms etc (neo geo) is that possible?
cheers
#30
R_C Aaaa, yep I forgot about that. You can use any usb soundcard, even hifi ones with digital outputs. Just check if it has Linux support.

[edit]
And another option - wait till April for Ouya instead of buying rPi.

Edited By: Dinth on Jan 01, 2013 21:08: edit
#31
Hey guys. I wanted to get this to run XBMC and by connecting my portable external HDD to it, use it as a media streamer for the devices in my house. Is this possible? I can stream videos from my laptop to my iphone fine using XBMC but can you do it from the Raspberry Pi? Also how can you connect a universal remote such as the Logitech Harmony 300 to it?

Thanks
#32
Anyone know if you still have to pay for a MPEG-2 decode licence if you are using as an XBMC device?
#33
If you're planning on buying this for XBMC I suggest you just buy a Media Centre. XBMC has problems playing music files, problems playing video files, no working rewind/ffwd and so on. Takes quite a bit longer to boot than my Sumvision box as well, even running it from the faster USB.

Perhaps all these problems will be fixed one day but until then, you're probably better off with a purpose built working unit, which will probably work out cheaper once you've bought a couple of incompatible PSUs, etc anyway.
#34
Can't stress how important it is to get a stable psu. I have been playing around with mine today trying to install Raspbmc but the thing keeps switching off after about 10 minutes during the install. I have tried about a dozen different combinations of cables and usb psus today.

I have tried a Kindle charger, Blackberry charger, iPad charger, LG phone charger, PS Vita charger and four different microcables all with the same result.

It was working with Raspian, but can't be bothered with it now.
#36
doveman007
If you're planning on buying this for XBMC I suggest you just buy a Media Centre. XBMC has problems playing music files, problems playing video files, no working rewind/ffwd and so on. Takes quite a bit longer to boot than my Sumvision box as well, even running it from the faster USB.

Perhaps all these problems will be fixed one day but until then, you're probably better off with a purpose built working unit, which will probably work out cheaper once you've bought a couple of incompatible PSUs, etc anyway.

Thanks for the reply. I will probably look to invest in a WD Live box, The 1TB version meets all my needs but comes with a hefty £150 price tag.
1 Like #37
doveman007
If you're planning on buying this for XBMC I suggest you just buy a Media Centre. XBMC has problems playing music files, problems playing video files, no working rewind/ffwd and so on. Takes quite a bit longer to boot than my Sumvision box as well, even running it from the faster USB.

Perhaps all these problems will be fixed one day but until then, you're probably better off with a purpose built working unit, which will probably work out cheaper once you've bought a couple of incompatible PSUs, etc anyway.

Been using XMBC for 5 yrs and never had any of the 'problems' you say....as have 1000's of others....and why would anyone buy an incompatible PSU as it clearly states what it needs and isn't rocket science.


Edited By: Likely2 on Jan 01, 2013 21:42: Added Info....
#38
talkshop
For less than £10 you can buy a real PC from ebay.

Why bother with this PI?

The small size maybe lol.
Much easier to hide behind the tv if using XBMC

or beside a hifi system if running airplay reciever
2 Likes #39
Just saying.. the Farnell ones are made in the UK if you feel like supporting British jobs rather than Chinese ones :p
#40
R_C
ok think I'm finally going to buy one of these as they look pretty cool
I plan to use just for xbmc
Before I do can someone tell me...
Do I need to buy anything else I.e. power supply etc
Wheres the best site to figure how to set this up as never used Linux etc before
Can it handle 1080p ok and what is the output for audio, e.g optical or coax

Thanks alot
1A is usually ok, bit more if you need USB devices added on that need power. A good mobile phone charger will do, but I have mine running off the 1A USB slot on my TV (so the TV powers up/down the unit).

Google Raspbmc. That'll have all the info including how to burn an installation image and set up. Connect it to USB drives, a network with a NAS or just a router with access to a PC and you're laughing. 8+Gb (faster the better) SDCARD'll do for XBMC.

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