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  • mendieta
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    That thing has some nice specs:

    Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
    GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320
    Storage 8 GB internal
    Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ

    Not often do you see 2gb ram on an ARM box.
    Ah, that is a good point. Has anyone hacked it to run a vanilla Linux distro yet? Does it even have a Linux friendly BIOS?

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  • hajj_3
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    That thing has some nice specs:

    Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
    GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320
    Storage 8 GB internal
    Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ

    Not often do you see 2gb ram on an ARM box.
    dolby digital plus, optical audio out and hdmi 1.4b too. It has nice specs for a very cheap linux box, just buy a card reader with lots of usb ports built in and you have a pretty sweet htpc/linux pc once you have rooted it and installed linux and xbmc.

    It is a shame that it is 10/100 ethernet and not 10/100/1000 but that isn't the end of the world.

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  • curaga
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    That thing has some nice specs:

    Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core to 1.7 Ghz
    GPU Qualcomm Adreno 320
    Storage 8 GB internal
    Memory 2 GB LPDDR2 @ 533 MHZ

    Not often do you see 2gb ram on an ARM box.

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  • peppercats
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    Originally posted by FourDMusic View Post
    Nope. Hopefully an update will come out supporting this feature since it is one of the features that is frustrating most customers.

    Don't know about the second question. But I imagine you can side-load content onto the sdcard. For a local fileserver, you'd have the overhead of playing through the Silk browser, but I think it's possible. Can anyone confirm?
    Oh, that's a shame. Was going to buy one for my mother if it was easily voice navigatable as she gets lost in the roku I got her for Christmas a fair bit.

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  • FourDMusic
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    Originally posted by peppercats View Post
    Does the voice search work with non-amazon instant video applications such as Netflix? Is there any ability to stream media from a local fileserver/external HD?
    Nope. Hopefully an update will come out supporting this feature since it is one of the features that is frustrating most customers.

    Don't know about the second question. But I imagine you can side-load content onto the sdcard. For a local fileserver, you'd have the overhead of playing through the Silk browser, but I think it's possible. Can anyone confirm?

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  • mendieta
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    I don't know. I own two Kindle Fire tablets. Except for the Amazon Video content (which is good), they are awful. You can't use Google Play. You can't get regular android apps. It's basically not much better than using an Apple device. And to make things worse, the older of the two (1st Gen Kindle) is having the charging problems that many people reported (it just refuses to charge). Amazon won't help.

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  • peppercats
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    Does the voice search work with non-amazon instant video applications such as Netflix? Is there any ability to stream media from a local fileserver/external HD?

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