This is not the limitation. Companies like Lovefilm are very strict on which devices are allowed to connect to their service. This is to stop people running ripping software to make a copy of their films.econerd wrote:Turns out the pi is just another device that cant do it due to ridiculous plug ins and arguments over weather its open source or not.
Well, that's something.econerd wrote:Ive got it hooked up to the tv fine now, managed to find all the relevant cables. what i meant was the reason for getting the pi was because it would connect to my old CRT TV when no other computer will.
The lack of MPEG2 is very unfortunate, especially if you live in Britten or another country where software can't be patented. If you have another computer and ethernet in your home, though, it would be possible to rip DVDs on that computer with f.eks. handbrake, and play them from your Raspberry Pi on your CRT TV. It's not an optimal solution by any stretch, but it is possible.econerd wrote:However what I wanted to do with it on my old tv was to be able to watch catch up TV and lovefilm on it, as I have no other way of watching it on my main TV in the lounge as I dont have a console or any other device i can connect to my main TV to watch it. Turns out the pi is just another device that cant do it due to ridiculous plug ins and arguments over weather its open source or not.
Exactly what I got, a small cheap hackable system that doesn't run windows and can do most stuff using low power.teeth_03 wrote: What did you expect from a $35 dollar device?