I’ve been using OSMC since it was RaspBMC for the RPi alone.
I was the very lucky winner of the Vero4K+, so I am now ext lucky enough to see the full evolution of the efforts put in by @sam_nazarko (&Co.) over the last few years.
This Vero4K+ will be replacing my Raspberry Pi (1) Type B Rev.2.
Here’s a photos of the old bugger (which is actually being powered off my router’s USB port):
Here’s a few photos of my shiny new Vero4K+ (the amount of photos doesn’t even cover my amount of excitement):
Now unfortunately, I find myself in a situation where I currently don’t have a television, as I’ve moved recently to the US for my wife’s post-doc. This doesn’t mean I can’t harness the Vero’s capabilities however. OSMC being a fully fledged Debian and me being a heavy linux user, I can still get a lot out of it (as I do with my RPi currently). This means the Vero now sits on the floor under my chest of drawers as the power cable is a wee bit to short to put it on top (I don’t want to leave it on top of the heater where I took those photos).
I’ve installed aml-vnc and setting it as a systemd service so I can configure the UI the way I like it (for when I hopefully get a TV). The range on the remote is pretty amazing, it works from 2 rooms over (distance between Vero and my laptop). This setup allowed me to configure Wi-Fi, my library, and anything else, really.
I currently watch my content by copying the download link of my content from Chorus into VLC. I hope to use the Vero to reencode my content with embedded subtitles (deferred,not live) so I can just stream directly through Chorus.