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I was thinking about picking one of these up to use as a google TV and for a fun project

http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/main.php


Does anyone have one though? I would love to here how 1080p video performance is. It has a decent cpu: Exynos 4412, but still just a mali 400 gpu nothing special. It's kind of expensive though and I am a little worried about ending up with a neat looking paperweight that doesn't really do anything useful.
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It is the same chipset that the Note2 has. I have the mini one for playing games, and it works great. Only thing I wish they had is a version with Bluetooth and WiFi built in. Then you wouldn't have to worry about finding USB dongles what work well.

Also you really need the eMMC, or a class 10 or better SD. If not, it will run slow as hell.
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It is the same chipset that the Note2 has. I have the mini one for playing games, and it works great. Only thing I wish they had is a version with Bluetooth and WiFi built in. Then you wouldn't have to worry about finding USB dongles what work well.

Also you really need the eMMC, or a class 10 or better SD. If not, it will run slow as hell.


Yeah I figured I'd get the eMMC option. The only thing better I can find is the way more expensive samsung arndale board, which seems to be a little beyond what a hobbyist like myself could do.
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I mean technically I could get a complete android TV like the Asus Cube but there is less fun in that and having "normal" android is better. I also already have an android tablet. So really the main pro's are a fun project and a dedicated device.
Edited by cavallino - 6/21/13 at 3:08pm
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Not having owned one I wouldn't know but considering the processor and GPU are the same as the Note II ones I would assume it could run 1080p fine, the Note II can and all other android stuff so I can't see it as being a problem
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Man I wish there were more options for development boards or mini pcs that didn't cost so much yet were more capable. Most of the chinese minipc's/sticks seems to have trouble playing 1080p content but I am afraid I won't find enough use for the odroid, given I already have a Nexus 10.
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Yeah I was in the same boat as you, I was looking to get one of those memory stick ones you just plug in it's just they were either under powered or really expensive, I just ended sticking with my Asus TF101 rolleyes.gif
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Ok bit the bullet and got a odroid-u2 with power adapter, 16gb emmc, bluetooth, and wifi module. I kind of wanted to get the X2 but the U2 is almost $50 cheaper, plus it comes with a kind of heatsink stand where as the X2 is just bare and would kind of need something to put it on or in adding to the cost. I can get by with just 2 usb ports. Also debated storage. 16 is cutting it close, but didn't want to pay $40 more for 64gb which is overkill for my needs. I can rely on SD and wifi streaming for movies.

I thought about making a case out of some spare modulin I have but I don't know if its a safe material to use for this kind of thing.
Edited by cavallino - 6/24/13 at 4:18pm
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