Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, UK Model) - £24.98 (with delivery) via Aria.co.uk
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Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, UK Model) - £24.98 (with delivery) via Aria.co.uk

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Found 21st Mar 2014
Great little bit of kit and a few quid cheaper than the last deal. £24.98 with delivery from Aria.co.uk (online only).

Arm710 700MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, HDMI, UK Model, Credit Card Sized PC

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Original Poster

Currently using mine as a DLNA network attached storage device (NAS) with FTP access. The things you can do with it are quite limitless.

Whst can I do with this device??? Isn't it easier just to buy an android mini computer. It's a small device thst u connect to ur tv

Orders as need for another XBMC box. Good spot!! +heat

I'm using mine as a FLAC streamer through my Hifi using a HiFiBerry DAC. Brilliant piece of kit and gives decent sound for not much money.

Original Poster

bargainmadness60

Whst can I do with this device??? Isn't it easier just to buy an android … Whst can I do with this device??? Isn't it easier just to buy an android mini computer. It's a small device thst u connect to ur tv



That's a bit of a tricky question. It depends what you'd like to get out of the Raspberry Pi. Specs wise an Android stick would come out better, however the Raspberry Pi community is very large and the device does have a number of expansion headers (so you can even add a camera!). Although Linux is available for Android, several different variations are available for Pi (and officially supported). Hope that helps!

bargainmadness60

Whst can I do with this device??? Isn't it easier just to buy an android … Whst can I do with this device??? Isn't it easier just to buy an android mini computer. It's a small device thst u connect to ur tv



There isn't room to list all the things that people have done with Raspberry Pi, it's a very flexible tinkering device that runs linux and has a powerful graphics GPU that is just being opened up for use. The strength of the Pi is the size of its community of tinkerers and the amount of material out there for a standard platform.

There are other devices like Arduinos that you can program to control stuff, if you don't need a display and user interface.
There are other little "pi clone" computers that have some advantages in terms of some hardware improvements - but none of these has the community resource that Pi does.

When the real clever people get to grips with the new GPU documentation for the Pi then I expect it will take a real step forward in capability, because it has a beast of a chip on there that has until recently been locked away.

Edited by: "androoski" 21st Mar 2014

It's actually £22.60 and there's one left

aria.co.uk/Sup…002
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 21st Mar 2014

was about to post this, really tempted to buy one. since you can change boards and make it into something else needed so quickly.

What are the best add-ons to buy?

KinanswerMe

Currently using mine as a DLNA network attached storage device (NAS) with … Currently using mine as a DLNA network attached storage device (NAS) with FTP access. The things you can do with it are quite limitless.



what os are you running on yours?

Just been refreshed 6 in stock now!!

Now OOS

Original Poster

DevilzGtr

Now OOS



It's going in and out of stock it would appear

Original Poster

johnthehuman

It's actually £22.60 and there's one left … It's actually £22.60 and there's one left :Dhttp://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Raspberry+Pi+Model+B++%28512MB+RAM%2C+UK+Model%29+?productId=60002



Plus delivery...

Just ordered on via PayPal postage is £1.99 by Royal Mail - great find thanks op

Aria usually re-release superspecial stock slowly so they don't all sell out in a few minutes in the morning. Keep checking and DON'T EXPIRE if you notice it's OOS.

KinanswerMe

Plus delivery...



facepalm.jpg. Sorry yeah missed that.

charjoe

what os are you running on yours?



If you want a REALLY simple but great sounding music streamer have a look at this:

volumio.org/

You can have it up and running in < 5 minutes. As long as you have your music available via network storage or USB hard drive then you can stream it using Volumio with any mobile phone, tablet or computer. It also supports Apple Airplay.

I've got mine up and running and it's great. So good in fact that I've just sold my Cambridge Audio DAB tuner because I can just turn on internet radio on Volumio using my phone now.

This isnt expired I just got 1!!

Some people find it really hard to read comments evidently

NOT EXPIRED.

Great device I use mine as a XBMC box world like a dream download Yatse on Android for a remote

Plenty in stock again, got one. Cheers!

HOT! Just ordered one!

How good is it at playing sd/hd video files on a flat panel tv via hdmi? I might invest one of these to play videos on my 42", instead of using my hp n54l microserver

KinanswerMe

It's going in and out of stock it would appear



Thanks, got an order through. My 2nd Pi on impulse buy.

Just wondering, are they going to release a newer Pi soon?

rimz790

How good is it at playing sd/hd video files on a flat panel tv via hdmi? … How good is it at playing sd/hd video files on a flat panel tv via hdmi? I might invest one of these to play videos on my 42", instead of using my hp n54l microserver



With openelec/ raspbmc, it does the job perfectly. 1080p with transmission running in background is no problem with the 512mb version

I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything.

I currently use a desktop (reading off an external drive) purely to play movies on my TV via HDMI, can this little thing do that? Can I load movie files onto it via Wifi? Can I have it on 24/7? Can I turn my TV into a PC with it?

What other sort of popular things would one do with it?

Oh, and can I control it remotely via my android phone?

edit: Well that ^ answers one of my questions!


Edited by: "LawLiner" 21st Mar 2014

Great bit of kit for the money - assuming you have the bits you need for it like a micro usb cable and sd card etc.

I use mine dual boot - OpenElec (XBMC) and also PiMAME.

Superb.

XBMC performance demo with latest OpenELEC builds:

youtube.com/wat…Jec

LawLiner

I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently … I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently use a desktop (reading off an external drive) purely to play movies on my TV via HDMI, can this little thing do that?



Yes. Put Raspbmc on an SD card, put it into your Pi, plug Pi into TV via HDMI, plug USB hard drive in. Sorted.

Can I load movie files onto it via Wifi?



Yep. I ftp all my files over from my desktop straight to the USB drive on the Pi.

Can I have it on 24/7?



Yes. It uses about 3.5 watts of power, which is very little, though your USB drive will consume power too.

Can I turn my TV into a PC with it?



You can run many different linux distros on the Pi. Plug in a USB keyboard and mouse, and yes, done.

Oh, and can I control it remotely via my android phone?



For Raspbmc, yes, you can use the XBMC remote app. Even better is the fact you can control it with your TV remote using HDMI-CEC which most modern TVs support.

I really can't rave about Raspbmc enough. Performs brilliantly, cheap to run, easy to control, and XBMC is just such a great media center. It also supports AirPlay, so you can stream music and video from your iOS device. Not sure about Android though, I guess there is an equivalent?

Edited by: "wingedvictory" 21st Mar 2014

LawLiner

I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently … I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently use a desktop (reading off an external drive) purely to play movies on my TV via HDMI, can this little thing do that? Can I load movie files onto it via Wifi? Can I have it on 24/7? Can I turn my TV into a PC with it?What other sort of popular things would one do with it?Oh, and can I control it remotely via my android phone?edit: Well that ^ answers one of my questions!



Yes to all of the above and it can do more, and it uses only 2 watts of power and has no noisy fans.

Edited by: "androoski" 21st Mar 2014

Sold out, for now

Just got one. Thanks

LawLiner

I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently … I don't understand where this Pi fits in with everything. I currently use a desktop (reading off an external drive) purely to play movies on my TV via HDMI, can this little thing do that?

Can I load movie files onto it via Wifi?

Can I have it on 24/7?

Can I turn my TV into a PC with it?

Oh, and can I control it remotely via my android phone?

androoski

Yes to all of the above and it can do more, and it uses only 2 watts of … Yes to all of the above and it can do more, and it uses only 2 watts of power and has no noisy fans.



Thanks very much for your replies, much appreciated. I'll have one for me as soon as they're in stock, hopefully soon.



Thanks!

I keep thinking about getting one of these. But as I already have a PC & laptop and no TV (use Netflix or Blu-rays via PC + BD-ROM drive), I'm really not sure what I'd end up using it for.

Been looking at the Pi for a while, just a quick question, I'm planning on having XBMC running on an old laptop with movies and music connected via an external hard drive. Could I connect a Pi to a TV in another room and have it stream 1080p without any hiccups (via powerline adapters)

Great price BTW, have some heat

Banned

Good price, but the picture of a Chinese made Pi doesn't inspire confidence or the headline UK Model rather than UK Manufactured when in fact they're worldwide models.
Edited by: "Ner3" 21st Mar 2014

stephenjfisher

Been looking at the Pi for a while, just a quick question, I'm planning … Been looking at the Pi for a while, just a quick question, I'm planning on having XBMC running on an old laptop with movies and music connected via an external hard drive. Could I connect a Pi to a TV in another room and have it stream 1080p without any hiccups (via powerline adapters) Great price BTW, have some heat



The Pi with XBMC (openelec or raspbmc) will be able to stream videos shared on the network, so your laptop would be the file server.

stephenjfisher

Been looking at the Pi for a while, just a quick question, I'm planning … Been looking at the Pi for a while, just a quick question, I'm planning on having XBMC running on an old laptop with movies and music connected via an external hard drive. Could I connect a Pi to a TV in another room and have it stream 1080p without any hiccups (via powerline adapters) Great price BTW, have some heat



If you have an external hard drive then you cut the old laptop out of the equation altogether.

Plug the Raspberry Pi with RaspBMC install into the TV. Plug your external hard drive into the Raspberry Pi.

I think it's over-complicated with the laptop involved.

oos

OOS again.

CPC is usually the cheapest at £28.07 delivered (generally next day)
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