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I was wondering if anyone is using any sort of mini android pc as a HTPC (primarily for streaming) and what there thoughts are on them. I was looking at http://www.amazon.com/MK802-Android-Google-Player-Allwinner/dp/B008BFXOZE/ref=sr_1_18?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368143167&sr=1-18&keywords=android+pc+stick or http://www.amazon.com/OEM-MK802-Android-4-0-Mini/dp/B008H3B736/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368143167&sr=1-10&keywords=android+pc+stick any one have any experience with either.
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I have no experience with either but have you looked into Raspberry Pi? They supposedly do a very good job.
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Will do.
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Anyone else have opinion or experience with these devices?
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The raspberry pi is very capable.. what do you want to stream though, movies off a home server or from online resources such as netflix, youtube etc? Streaming 1080p @ 24Hz from a local server isn't a problem and XMBC has a youtube app so it should handle that but I've not actually tried it.
 
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I actually use my asus TF300 tablet with Plex running from my server and it works great as long as I have a good internet connection.
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I don't think they would do a very good job maybe will be fine with SD video but would have a hard time with HD video. I started looking into the little android boxes to replace my htpc but I don't think there quite to that level yet now looking into the Intel nuc

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post #8 of 8
Best off checking out this site - http://www.freaktab.com/forumdisplay.php?135-Android-TV-Player-Support&s=e35b1122eac1ce83145e70344815aca6

I used to have a MK808 + Melee F10 air mouse/remote

Did a little streaming with plex, ran games well etc, it was pretty good once I'd flashed a custom rom, it's been a while since I sold it though and there are probably better options now, I would avoid the Mk802, has known wifi issues among other things.



best MK808 rom is here

http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?3857-NEW-MK808-quot-all-models-quot-Finless-1-7
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