After two failed attempts with USBs which were too small, I finally got OSMC all the way to ‘QUIT’ and a successful installation on a USB stick.
Replaced aTV wifi card with a Broadcomm.
However, when I power up aTV with USB in I can see the amber light flashing and the USB being accessed by its blue light flashing but nothing appears for 20+ minutes. When it does all I get is a display with various boxes none of which have discernible text in.
I have the right OS state in it and adjusted the HDMI as suggested. aTV is connected to Pioneer HD TVs via an Onkyo A/V receiver. Is that relevant or what is my issue?
I understood that but was mulling ‘aloud’ how if that then worked and was the only way it would, how I’d get round the subsequent complexities. Also wondering if A/V receivers in general are problematic.
1/ Checked again after 8 hours, still the same blank ‘boxes.’
2/ Powered aTV off, removed USB OSMC stick, powered on and aTV works fine with content on its had drive as before. Does this prove Broadcomm is functioning or could it be pushing out 720p and not using it?
2/ Powered off aTV, connected aTV direct by HDMI cable to another HDMI input on TV (avoiding route through Onkyo), re-inserted USB OSMC stick and over the next few minutes Tux appeared and OSMC loaded. Went through set up steps and it seems to be ok.
So now have to understand how it all works as there seems to be no content.
Also have to see whether, now installed, it can work through Onkyo or I’ll have to work out how to route video direct, through a messy, visible additional HDMI cable (others are buried in out of sight sheathing) and audio separately through Onkyo.
Update: Could not get audio to function despite setting audio in system to ‘HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital S/PDIF’ as I was using an optical cable. So I reset to ‘HDA Intel, HDMI’, reconnected via the HDMI cable to route through the Onkyo and Hey Presto sound and vision.
Trouble is it is slow and re-boots frequently. Going to order a faster USB to see if that helps.
I’ve read elsewhere here that I’ve come to the party late and that you may give up on aTV 1st Gen? Should I press on and use the bits I’ve bought or is there a better, more reliable solution with longevity?
It’s not possible unfortunately. It’s very locked down. Apple TV 1st generation is an Intel device, so a bit more hackable. OSMC is a full OS so we can’t run it as an App under the 4th generation device.
Yes. We expect to have a new OSMC flagship out soon. It will be supported for at least 5 years, so no need to replace it in a hurry.
Without an AppleTV patch for Frontrow (OS X), the CrystalHD card is unused in AppleTV OS.
Good. So seems like reseat worked?
Try a faster stick or a hard disk installation if you want to commit to OSMC on the device.