Is there going to be a barebone version of the Vero? This would greatly reduce the price and attract more people.
Barebone Vero idea(bold=included | cursive = removed):
Dual Core 1Ghz Cortex A9 ARMv7 processor 1GB DDR3 RAM Gigabit Ethernet Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 Integrated IR receiver Optical S/PDIF output 2x powered USB ports HDMI 1.4with CEC (allows you to control Vero with your TV remote) Full HD 24Hz output 3D ready
Vero with 8GB storage OSMC software (download yourself and install to your own sdcard) Official Vero Remote 2M HDMI Cable (Black) UK, EU, US and AU compatible power supply Three years guaranteed software updates Ships February 2015
Or if there’s such a device already, can someone point me to it? Thanks!
There are boards available with very similar specs (or identical?). With/without wifi/bt. I’ve not seen integrated ir on this board, but you could plug one in, inside a box, and say its integrated (Cubox-i has ir) How unique the vero-board is, Sam would have to say. Or we’ll know when they ship and someone picks one apart. But would the difference be noticable with a similar piece of hw (i.MX6 device), or even on the other supported osmc platforms? The thing about the vero is that everything comes in the cute little box. If you don’t want it that way, there are other ways to go.
if you want to use a barebone, take raspberry or anything else. There are other kodi images which support a vast variaty of hardware out there. From my point of view, this 130 € is a valuable price and if compare to pi2 from current amazon pricing it’s absolutly competive… pi2 is 59€, case is 10€ powercord is 10€, sdcard is 10€ plus wifi, plus cable, plus remote… so this is from my point of view absolutly a fair pricing sam has chosen…