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Raspberry Pi 1 or x86 computer?

Discussion in 'Hyperion Hardware' started by thesuffering, 26 June 2020.

  1. thesuffering

    thesuffering New Member

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    Currently have Hyperion.ng on a Windows computer running over UDP and getting screen info from Hyperion Android Grabber. Looking to change it to a grabber setup to get outside HDMI sources. I have a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B or a few ~2012ish era laptops laying around. Could I get away with using the Pi 1 with a UTVF007 grabber? To my understanding, a Pi 1 Model B is essentially a Pi Zero W. Would I be better off to use one of the laptops currently gathering dust due to having more processing power?
     
  2. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    i think it is not worth to run a whole laptop for this project...too much power consumption....pi is the better choice
     
  3. thesuffering

    thesuffering New Member

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    Right, but is the Pi 1 Model B powerful enough to handle Hyperion.ng and a usb grabber setup? Would I need a Pi 3 or 4, or would what I have suffice?
     
  4. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    you have it laying arround... just give it a try...but yes