After approximately 10 years of using XBMC, the old name for Kodi, I have tried a variety of hardware end-points.
- Raspberry Pi B Model
- Raspberry Pi B+ Model
- Customer built $700 HTPC
- Low profile $350 mini-HTPCs
Update: Some other readers noticed hardware omissions, I'd love to hear feedback on other hardware users have had success with, but a comparison always helps. Here are a few I would love some more performance comparisons on:
There are a bunch of approaches, with the only real restriction being the hardware your running it on. I have tried the following:
Update: One attentive reader, +Samuel Petat, noted the omission of Pulse-Eight's CEC adapter. Utilizing the CEC adapter leverages your current TV remote to take care of the basic HTPC functionality. I personally find I want a few more buttons, but if you need the basics this is certainly worth investigating.