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Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - rmunawar9 - 07-04-2015

Hi,
Can you please guide which one is a better choice to build OPENELEC media player to watch 1080p movies, either Intel Celeron N2820/N2830 process or new Intel Atom processor i.e. Z3735F


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - klojum - 07-04-2015

Personally I'd wait for Braswell boxes like the Asrock Beebox. The N2820 is already past its expiry date and the Z3735F seems to me to not have not enough punch for handling the bigger skins or basic Kodi/OE internal handling. If you want to watch only 1080p videos, get a Raspberry Pi 2 package.


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - rmunawar9 - 07-04-2015

What about N2830 which replaces N2820?? BTW this is the box i'm building for a friend who will primarily using it to watch max 1080p movies but mostly watching movies and shows from Add-ons like Genises etc.
BTW you think Raspberry Pi 2 would be better than Intel Atom in Power and Video handling?


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - klojum - 07-04-2015

Define 'better'. The RPI-2 GPU (same as in RPI-1) can handle upto Bluray stuff. I guess that makes it pretty good.
As far as addons like Genesis go, don't bother mentioning those here. We're pretty itchy when it comes to illegal addons.


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - rmunawar9 - 07-04-2015

Thanks, what i was asking is if compare with Intel Atom say Z3735F do you think RPI-2 GPU is better?


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - klojum - 07-04-2015

Again... Define 'better'. I know the RPI-2 is pretty rock solid. The Intel Z3735F and its variants have had its problems even installing OE, since the BIOS on the Intel sticks was fixed on 32bit and unsuable for OE boots. Likely because of some Microsoft Bing protection thing. No idea how Windows+Kodi runs on those things.


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - rmunawar9 - 07-04-2015

Hum... i think "Better" mean i'm looking for a device/HW which can help me run OE without problems/issues but problem/issues i mean stuttering, frame skip etc while playing 1080p Movies. But my problem is i don't have much budget to spare cash to buy a intel core i3 kind of device or that Asrock Beebox you suggested.
So what other options i got devices like RPI 2 or Intel Celeron/Atom based NUCs fits my budget. So i ask among these which one will be the least hassle free especially cuz these will be operated by kids or wife.


Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - klojum - 07-04-2015

A RPI-2 is more than capable displaying the usual 1080p stuff. Try to avoid insanely high-bitrated videos, and use cabled network where possible. Most wifi dongles do not perform as advertised.
Or, get a 2nd hand PC and put in a Nvidia GT520/610 graphics card. Of course, a PC is a lil bigger than a RPI and NUC.


Re:Re: Intel DN2820 (Celeron N2820) or Intel Atom Z3735F) - nickr - 07-04-2015

Given budget is an issue rpi2 is good for you. or spend a bit more and get a chromebox.