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by numanoids
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Please be gentle with me :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: Please be gentle with me :-)

raspbmc - don't bother, the install procedure should be idiot proof - maybe I'm beyond "idiot", 6 attempts and 6 fails at install. Plus the "architect" of raspbmc is very quick to take pot shots at the other two distros - even if he's wrong. I'd steer clear of raspbmc until it, and it's maintainer,...
by numanoids
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Please be gentle with me :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 3677

Re: Please be gentle with me :-)

take what I say about raspbmc with a pinch of salt ... it may be that I'm a superior idiot :D Its also been my experience that raspbmc has been problematic. I live in hope though that the problems I'm having with performance may be sorted out soon with newer XBMC & Raspbmc builds so will try them a...
by numanoids
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RaspBMC Video Scaling
Replies: 7
Views: 5936

Re: RaspBMC Video Scaling

At risk of bringing on the ire of the Raspbmc crowd (i did try it, unfortunately way too sluggish for me, may go back once issues ironed out) - have you tried xbian? I installed 0.8 and then ran the update to 0.8.1 beta and I've found XBMC to be very snappy now. Not sure if it would resolve your sca...
by numanoids
Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI CEC and XBMC
Replies: 98
Views: 185769

Re: HDMI CEC and XBMC

I've been playing with Raspbmc and Xbian's latest builds. Xbian is much snappier but the CEC mapping is missing the context menu which works fine on Raspbmc using my Samsung's Return button. I've been looking through the logs and on Raspbmc it correctly identifies the button in the logs: 20:04:41 T:...
by numanoids
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 51428

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

That response has been used multiple times with the order batch changed to fit the order you happen to be in. So they can't even follow their own published process about what should happen when they process an order? Poor excuse. Both valid points !! I can confirm that my Pi was eventually dispatch...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

so I refute your suggestion it harms the foundation to be showing a supplier's inadequacies. I call your refute :) You've read stories in the papers where you know the true facts? - Yes? So what is going to happen if some "not worried about the true facts" big journalist start writing about this? Y...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Ok I've waited 14 weeks already, yes I'm going to cancel and start waiting for it again and then have to wait another 2 weeks for a refund when I *should* be hitting the top of the waiting list. Perhaps not. I think the fact that there are plenty of other threads complimenting the likes of CPC/Farne...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 51428

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

That doesn't sound too good for me now considering I havent even had a despatch email yet. They say should be sent Thursday but now I think its a tactic to keep holding on. The last two orders I had from RS were sent by post. There was never any shipping notification and there was no tracking. They...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

But basically treats thousands of customers in a completely disrespectful fashion? Possibly breaks UK selling regulations in their actions by holding onto cash when they haven't been able to supply goods within the period advised? (whether their actions break regulations outside the UK I'm not bothe...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 51428

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

And now it gets worse, another yarn from RS """Good News! I can confirm your order was dispatched on Thursday 27th September. On your dispatch confirmation email it states that we are expecting shipping to take 5 working days for European countries. As for why DHL have not also sent a confirmation ...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 209
Views: 51428

Re: Latest Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

That response has been used multiple times with the order batch changed to fit the order you happen to be in.
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Ok now I'm really suprised. Ordered this morning at 10AM and this is the status now at 16:21 Order Management Order ID Date Status Tracking Number Grand Total Details xxxx 2012-10-02 10:13:50 Order Shipped RJ683585560GB £61.15 click here Almost time to play with my slice of pi xD You haven't said w...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin Electronics (UK) now have Raspberry Pis in stock
Replies: 64
Views: 13530

Re: Maplin Electronics (UK) now have Raspberry Pis in stock

I don't think I needed command line stuff (although on the different OS raspbmc I did) I am in work so can't look at stuff, but as I remember in the wifi config screen You will need the name of you router ( sid ) You will need the authentication key from your router ( mine uses wep authentication )...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

The blame for any RS failure lies entirely with RS for not taking on advice given by the Foundation, and the Foundation is in no position to force they multinational companies to do anything they don't want to do. Ok so perhaps there is no option to cancel the contract/agreement in place but if you...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

You know, those contracts that companies have that means people cannot just drop out of deals without cost implications? Are you seriously telling us that the foundation didn't negotiate certain terms and conditions in those very same contracts in order to protect the image and reputation of the ch...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS news on shipping time
Replies: 66
Views: 19919

Re: RS news on shipping time

I've already posted the first part of my order number, I'm not posting it again.

Why 70 quid? Maplin selling their kit for 70
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS news on shipping time
Replies: 66
Views: 19919

Re: RS news on shipping time

you have to check your order number , and if people are gong to maplins then why not go yourself , or cancel and re-order from farnell I've already ordered from RS The money's been taken and I dont really have budget to be out 70 quid whilst waiting up to 3 weeks for a refund from RS I have all the...
by numanoids
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Looking through this and other threads, RS Phone customer services don't provide updates to Pi orders as they seem to treat it as a separate part of the business.
by numanoids
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)
Replies: 105
Views: 20693

Re: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)

I ordered my raspberry pi from RS Online and did not receive a confimation email of an sort and i dont know how to go about seeing my order number or anything of that nature Send an email to [email protected].com from the address you used in the order and ask them to check it out. It may take a few...
by numanoids
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Remember all that under UK distance selling regulations you've got 7 days to return the item so if you really want to get a rev2, be careful what you do with packaging etc and you can just send it back and order the rev2 from places you know you can get it. It may not harm RS in any way but it would...
by numanoids
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)
Replies: 105
Views: 20693

Re: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)

I finally got a response from the email address and was told they expect to be shipping mine (order 101XXX) on Thursday of next week with a Friday delivery.

We shall see
by numanoids
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)
Replies: 105
Views: 20693

Re: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)

DanielG wrote:Finally, they sent my Raspberry Pi. I ordered it june 21 (925xx). Better late the never :)
Based on that, hopefully mine won't be far behind it.
by numanoids
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maplin Electronics (UK) now have Raspberry Pis in stock
Replies: 64
Views: 13530

Re: Maplin Electronics (UK) now have Raspberry Pis in stock

You can already get bare boards from [..] RS As you know well enough, Jamesh, there are many in these forums whose experience has been otherwise. If you must make this sort of comment, at least point people towards those suppliers who are actually supplying. Please. I am not allowed to recommend on...
by numanoids
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 149611

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

Success at last - Order number 82*** ordered June 20 email received from RS today - ORDER DISPATCHED Hopefully this will be a light at the end of the tunnel for everyone thats been waiting so long.. :D Glad to hear someone has had some success although I'm about 18000 being you in the queue so doub...
by numanoids
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)
Replies: 105
Views: 20693

Re: RS & Allied Update #3 (27 Sep)

Like the above poster said, you're expecting the November deliveries to be the rev2 board whilst if we had ordered from another firm we could get the rev 2 in the next few days? At the very least you could actually give some useful information about which order numbers are expected to be processed b...

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