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Dynatron TV30 Vintage TV Openelec build

Been looking for an old TV cabinet for a retro Openelec build for some time now. I didn’t want to scrap anything that could be restored as there are too many people doing that, so I was looking round junk shops and Evilbay for a while but discounted a few sets as they were restoreable or in good working condition. 593 more words

Kodi Not Scraping

Kodi Not Scraping

If the System Attribute flag is set on a Windows folder containing a movie, TV shows or music, then Kodi (XBMC) and… 569 more words


Installing Kodi on Raspberry Pi 2 (Raspbian Wheezy)


The time has come to test out Kodi on the Raspberry Pi 2 with the Raspbian Wheezy distribution.

I’ve been wanting a MediaCenter or HTPC with Kodi (formerly XBMC) for a while. 735 more words

Raspberry Pi 2

ViewQwest: Which home theatre setup should you use? (Part 2)

Having ViewQwest TV & Freedom VPN opens an opportunity to try all out all US services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus. So which service is right for you? 270 more words


ViewQwest: Which home theatre setup should you use? (Part 1)

Main Hardware (Output)

There are many options for home theatre setup in the market nowadays. How do you choose one that suits your need? Do you need a full computer setup, Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC), Media Player/Streamer or Media Dongle? 361 more words


Controlling Power Sockets using a Raspberry Pi

The subwoofer we had in our home cinema setup died a few weeks ago, so I did my research and found a nice replacement. The only thing I didn’t spot was the fact it never goes into standby if there’s no signal (unlike the old one). 559 more words


Boot Camp Mac Mini - S3/S4 WOL Solution

Well, I finished documenting the “device hack” to emulate some sort of S5 solution for the Mac Mini, but most of you probably do not know that Boot Camp Windows does not support S3/S4… 898 more words