(Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 25th, 2013, 3:21 pm

@ Charlie, OK - hope it comes soon. :)

I found this video which rather explains why my TV remote controls my Pi when running raspbiamc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... PyOyJsnB1o
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 25th, 2013, 11:00 pm

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 26th, 2013, 12:43 am




Nice one! I ordered a HDMI to DVI adapter to use the Pi on a 19" dell monitor. Seen that keyboard you have ordered before, but never got it as I know I would love it but never use it (I.e. Can not convince wife) - <Of topic> Just ordered an Android Dongle MK809 to mess about with.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 26th, 2013, 2:39 pm

Got my Pi from CPC today :D

Set it up with Raspbian and connected it to a 19" Alba TV via HMDI, however I had to modify the config.txt

1st I had to uncomment "config_hdmi_boost=4" as all I was getting was a blue screen:
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# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display
config_hdmi_boost=4


Then I had to add the following for it to display at a reasonable size that was NOT blurry:
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hdmi_group=1 # CEA 1 DMT 2
hdmi_mode=4 # 720p  60Hz

What I don't get is that I can not get it to display (& be clear) at 1080p 60Hz - and this TV is capable of that (well should be).

UPDATE:
Looks like the following is the best settings at high res' so far

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hdmi_group=1 # CEA 1 DMT 2
hdmi_mode=32  # 1080p 24Hz
config_hdmi_boost=7
hdmi_force_hotplug=1
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 26th, 2013, 3:43 pm

TIP:
As I am currently editing the config.txt (a lot) using nano on the Pi, then rebooting, the num lock on the keyboard is off by default on each boot and was a pain as I would auto use the numberpad to change the HDMI number settings.

Do the following to set NumLock on by default:
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sudo nano /etc/kbd/config

(remove the comment hash (#) before LEDS=+num)

Ctrl-X,Y, Enter (to save changes)

sudo reboot
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby BobC » March 27th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Trashcooky wrote:
If I had known how good it would be for so little money I would have bought one last year.
Of course another great flexibility of the R Pi is that by having a collection of SD cards you can swap out OS's and projects as the mood takes you.


It's only this year that the Pi got an additional 256Mb of RAM - most of us started with 256Mb and I doubt if these would have provided the performance needed for Video (mine used to struggle with MP3 audio if there was anything else going on) The 512Mb version makes it well usable for things other than its original "educational" purpose.

My "last year" version has now been retired till I find another use for it (perhaps a local Webserver using Lighttpd)

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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 27th, 2013, 3:06 pm

BobC wrote:
Trashcooky wrote:
If I had known how good it would be for so little money I would have bought one last year.
Of course another great flexibility of the R Pi is that by having a collection of SD cards you can swap out OS's and projects as the mood takes you.


It's only this year that the Pi got an additional 256Mb of RAM - most of us started with 256Mb and I doubt if these would have provided the performance needed for Video (mine used to struggle with MP3 audio if there was anything else going on) The 512Mb version makes it well usable for things other than its original "educational" purpose.

My "last year" version has now been retired till I find another use for it (perhaps a local Webserver using Lighttpd)

BobC



I can understand that and I do find even with the 512 ram that if a remote button press doesn't work quite immediately then don't press again just wait a second and it responds otherwise you end up with a buffer full of commands you then have to undo to get where you want to be.

I wasn't sure about the codecs - if I needed them or not - but reading has informed me that one is for coding/decoding for files that xbmc wont recognise in its native format and the Vc one is for Windows media that otherwise won't play. Fortunately for me my entire collection is in H264.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Charlie » March 29th, 2013, 5:53 pm

Got my 3g ZTE MF112 Dongle to work with my Raspberry Pi :D I only needed to do up to step 2, see here for details.

For this to work you will need to get minicom installed on your pi, use the following code in terminal (internet connection required)
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sudo apt-get install minicom

-Type y when prompted on-screen, once terminal returns the prompt it should have been downloaded & installed.

and to install the driver PPP
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sudo apt-get install pppoe

-Type y when prompted on-screen, once terminal returns the prompt it should have been downloaded & installed.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 29th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Nice one Charlie.
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Re: (Raspberry Pi) TV Common interface socket possible uses?

Postby Trashcooky » March 31st, 2013, 1:30 pm

I am disapointed as the three Sandisk 8 Gig SDHC-Ultra class 10 cards that I just bought are not compatible with my Pi :evil:
I can only assume they are too sophisticated.... good job they work in the camera I can now go out and take thousands of photo's before they each fill up - :lol:
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