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$25 Raspberry Pi computer handles 1080p video, coming soon

By Matthew · 12 replies
Dec 26, 2011
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  1. It's been a while since we've heard any major news about the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer, but according to a recent BBC report, the barebones rig is well on its…

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  2. Pretty awesome. Look forward to hearing more.
  3. I see Intel, MS, Apple filing a Patent lawsuit. Somehow the little PC that could will disappear.
  4. Impressive...Most Impressive
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,002   +184

    Cool they should slap one of these on the back of every tv.
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 705   +65

    wow that is crazy, a cheap PC like this tho would def be a threat to PCs as a cheaper alternative.
  7. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 153

    I doubt it'd be of much interest to the avg consumer, but I could definitely see this being a viable portable media player/streamer thanks to the small size, low power consumption and the muscle to play 1080p30 video.
  8. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    I cannot wait to hear more and I want this project to be a success.
  9. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    i've been tracking the pi's for awhile now. I'm a part of a local hacker/maker network and they are looking into the possibilities of using the pi to control certain hardware/embed into certain projects (a cheap arduino). It's definitely a versatile little machine and I hope much success to it, and I hope the aforementioned (lawsuits) do NOT happen. The Developer has sunk everything into this and is a genuine guy with a genuine dream.
  10. On raspberrypi.org it shows the board running a 1080p trailer for Star Trek (2009). It also shows a game running at 1080p and there doesn't seem to be a hitch with either.

    I'm getting one!
  11. limpangel

    limpangel TS Member Posts: 64

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity, so US patents are not valid in court.
  12. I wonder if it can run XBMC?
  13. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    my thoughts exactly!!!

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