Odroid C1+... Anyone else running one?

FireBean

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I recently switched from an 775 socket HTPC to a Odroid C1+. Other than the keyboard issues I had when it first stared (have to use the Micro-USB to OTG connection) I have not had any issues with it at all. It could be a little faster at certain things but the wife gave it a 9/10 so, I'm happy with it.
I'm running OpenELEC for it. version 5.0.8 appears to be the most stable. I'm using a version specifically built for the Odroid.

I'm also using their WiFi Stick on the 5GHz Band. Still want to use a wire though...


Anyone else running one? I'm also using their WiFi Stick
 

FireBean

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the C1+ is hard to beat for the price. It does have a eMMC port on the bottom but it also supports U1 SD Cards up to 90MB/s. Anything faster than that will probably exceed the performance of the SoC. The XU4 is absolutely wreck the C1+ in performance but Kodi/OpenELEC does not need that kind of humph. I'm using my C1 as just a front end for OpenELEC. Does nothing else then load my libarry and play constant and it is perfectly capable of that.

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Is they anything you would like to know about it? Does the job pretty well. I'm just trying to source a very small HDMI to 5.1 receiver/amp for my speakers. That is being a challenge for something less than $50.

Edit: I found that the CPU on the UX4 is equivalent to to half the perform ace of an i5-2500k in multi-threaded loads.
 

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Been eyeing the market for a solution with gigabit Ethernet, native SATA instead of slow USB-to-SATA converter, decent performance and sufficient memory. Was originally looking at Odroid C1+ or XU4 but the AMD A1100 has my interest especially if priced around $150.

http://semiaccurate.com/2016/01/14/amd-launches-the-opteron-a1100-series-of-64-bit-arm-cpus-for-servers/
Have you checked out the Braswell embedded M-itx motherboards yet?


N3050 dual core $60, not a lot of cpu oomph.
N3150 Quad core starts at $69, this one is good imho.
N3700 Quad core starts at $99, this one is best.

^^^ Firebean, this is the route i'm likely to take, the Odroid C1+ would be for fun and maybe destined for a secondary TV in the home, if i purchase it that is. TY for providing info and your opinion.
 

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Have you checked out the Braswell embedded M-itx motherboards yet?

N3050 dual core $60, not a lot of cpu oomph.
N3150 Quad core starts at $69, this one is good imho.
N3700 Quad core starts at $99, this one is best.

I like the price point but the performance seems to be below my threshold of Core M which a quad ARM A57 competes with very favorably while the AMD A1100 solution is even better with octa core A57. Prefer a more beefy device that serves as all-in-one workstation, file, web and media server and virtualization would be a bonus.
 
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FireBean

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Firebean, this is the route i'm likely to take, the Odroid C1+ would be for fun and maybe destined for a secondary TV in the home, if i purchase it that is. TY for providing info and your opinion.

Yep, that is what I'm using this for. I have a server that just sit in the basement that handles everything. This does work great as a front end only device.
 

endlesszeal

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ive been actually wanting to buy one to try out.

i tried running RPi w/DietPi for htpc/kodi use and the RPi just eats SDcards for lunch. since then, ive been just running my htpc. i wanted to find something relatively powerful with lower power that i can leave on 24/7 without running up the electric bill.
 
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