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I got mine from Farnell UK who judging by their website have some association with Element 14.
Check out OpenElec mate. It's a super fast customised version of XBMC that is aces imho.

Thanks. Great video btw. thumb.gif

PS what brand of HDMI cable do you have? I have one but I'm convinced it's cheap as the screen and sound is a little fuzzy... frown.gif

I want to get one soon, and may have to buy a HDMI > VGA converter.. if it exists?
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Thanks. Great video btw. thumb.gif
PS what brand of HDMI cable do you have? I have one but I'm convinced it's cheap as the screen and sound is a little fuzzy... frown.gif
I want to get one soon, and may have to buy a HDMI > VGA converter.. if it exists?

HDMI > VGA converters (should) exist, but you'd require an active converter for it to work, so it probably wouldn't be that inexpensive nor convenient.
As for the fuzzy sound, that has nothing to do with the cable itself. It's all digital, either it works or it doesn't. Or if it half works you'd be pretty sure that it's the cable.
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Thanks. Great video btw. thumb.gif
PS what brand of HDMI cable do you have? I have one but I'm convinced it's cheap as the screen and sound is a little fuzzy... frown.gif
I want to get one soon, and may have to buy a HDMI > VGA converter.. if it exists?

Some cheap as chips HDMI cable. Nothing particularly special or a waste of money (**cough** QED Cables **cough**).
    
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I've been pondering about getting on of these for a while now. And know of a few sites that sell housings already for pretty cheap. May still get one just to mess with.
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Thanks. Great video btw. thumb.gif
PS what brand of HDMI cable do you have? I have one but I'm convinced it's cheap as the screen and sound is a little fuzzy... frown.gif
I want to get one soon, and may have to buy a HDMI > VGA converter.. if it exists?

The HDMI cable I have hooked up to my HTPC cost me $1.15 and works flawlessly brilliant picture and sound quality. Check your alsa/pulse settings.
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I'm looking into OpenElec.
Good luck finding one that will install on ARM wink.gif
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PS what brand of HDMI cable do you have? I have one but I'm convinced it's cheap as the screen and sound is a little fuzzy... frown.gif
I want to get one soon, and may have to buy a HDMI > VGA converter.. if it exists?

You only get screen or audio fuzziness from analogue signals. Digital corruption would cause glitching like frames skipping (with the screen going blocky) or even just fail to work altogether.

Also you can't convert HDMI to VGA as you're going digital to analogue. You'd have to reprocess the whole signal, thus any converters would be expensive. Why do you need VGA?
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I'm waiting for the video on how OpenELEC goes.
     
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Good luck finding one that will install on ARM wink.gif
You only get screen or audio fuzziness from analogue signals. Digital corruption would cause glitching like frames skipping (with the screen going blocky) or even just fail to work altogether.
Also you can't convert HDMI to VGA as you're going digital to analogue. You'd have to reprocess the whole signal, thus any converters would be expensive. Why do you need VGA?

Old monitor with Vga. I don't want to have to sit in front of my 32 inch TV.. after a few days it begins to hurt my head frown.gif

@Op, more videos?
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A tiny seedbox to hide in your/a university. 375 mbps down and up ftw!
 
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A tiny seedbox to hide in your/a university. 375 mbps down and up to the police station!

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Good luck finding one that will install on ARM wink.gif

Here's a video of it up and running already.


They have guides up on their site too.

http://openelec.tv/component/k2/item/241-openelec-meets-raspberry-pi-part-1
    
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