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Don't forget that Opera is always an option. I'd be using it if the extensions library weren't abysmal.
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post #292 of 778
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Why would you spend ~200$ on a PC to do that? A 30 EUR ARM thumb-stick is enough for that if that is really all the uses for that system. Ofc x86 based platform is a bit more general as software selection at ones disposal is still substantially wider. But even for a ARM stick there are non-android solutions available, for example, Lubuntu is something I have personally tried very briefly on such a system. Was something on the lines of 1.5 GHz arm core, mali 400, 1 GB of RAM, WiFi, HDMI, SD card slot plus 2 USB ports (for keyboard and mouse). Very limited ofc but it can to the very basic tasks (as long as you do not open more than 3 tabs in web browsing ofc).

Interesting, I've had the opposite experience as you when it came to arm based android PC's. Owned a Minix Neo X7 with quad core cpu and mali graphics, and it was nothing but a pain in the a$$ trying to get streaming video apps to work on their own or even trying to watch in a browser... quickly sold it. I suppose if you're just reading email or the news, it's fine.
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post #293 of 778
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Interesting, I've had the opposite experience as you when it came to arm based android PC's. Owned a Minix Neo X7 with quad core cpu and mali graphics, and it was nothing but a pain in the a$$ trying to get streaming video apps to work on their own or even trying to watch in a browser... quickly sold it. I suppose if you're just reading email or the news, it's fine.

You probably chose the wrong product.

XBMC on my Ouya is excellent. Pretty happy with the $70 I paid for it.

So probably try another product.
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Does XBMC allow you to view HBO Go, Watch ESPN, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video without some software like PlayOn on your X86 PC? If so, yeah that'd probably be a good way to go.
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Does XBMC allow you to view HBO Go, Watch ESPN, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video without some software like PlayOn on your X86 PC? If so, yeah that'd probably be a good way to go.

XBMC is the software I run on my Ouya (android gaming console). XBMC allows me to watch movies, tv shows etc.

I am confused by your question confused.gif

If I want to watch netflix, I would have to install the netflix application on my Ouya.
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Yeah, I'm aware of XBMC... but from what I understand, XBMC alone doesn't allow you to stream from these services, and you need a separate software, PlayOn to get them to work with XBMC. I believe the Netflix app worked, but the others would just give me a black screen when I tried to load a video on the app. If there's away to get those services in an android PC, then I'm all ears.
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Yeah, I'm aware of XBMC... but from what I understand, XBMC alone doesn't allow you to stream from these services, and you need a separate software, PlayOn to get them to work with XBMC. I believe the Netflix app worked, but the others would just give me a black screen when I tried to load a video on the app. If there's away to get those services in an android PC, then I'm all ears.

No you dont.... You need to add a repository.

I don't think XBMC supports services like HBO and stuff you are seeking.

I was just trying to make the point that android streams HD video very well.
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Oh okay, I thought you were implying that I needed to choose a different android PC when you said to choose another product. So yeah, if you browse the web but also like to watch video from those services, then a Kabini build wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Oh okay, I thought you were implying that I needed to choose a different android PC when you said to choose another product. So yeah, if you browse the web but also like to watch video from those services, then a Kabini build wouldn't be a bad idea.

Yea Kabini and Windows media center would be best for you I think.
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Actually right now you need a decent cpu for good web browsing. An old A64 wouldnt provide good browsing experience right now.
True. I have a friend who's still using a Socket 754 system with an overclocked Sempron 3100 at 2.17 GHz. Five years ago, the thing would blow through anything you threw at it as far as Web browsing was concerned. Today, it's a complete slug. I wouldn't want to go online with anything less than a dual-core now. Even an old laptop I have with a Pentium M 755 has trouble handling it now. I could probably breathe some life back into the Sempron by putting it on Linux, but my friend would freak out.
     
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