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    And as DLNA it will not likely be gapless.
    Home: VortexBox 4TB (2.4) > LMS 7.9.1 > Transporter, Touch, Boom, Radio (all ethernet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    You'll have to check with Samsung specs, maybe it will. But I wouldn't be surprised if the TV's optical out is limited to 24/48 (24/96 downsampled).
    Ugh!
    You were right. The Samsung Smart TV (which cost ú2k) cannot deal with sampling rates above 48Mhz. Incidentally, a bug in the FLAC codec implementation means it cuts off dead the last 10 seconds of every song. That's what I call attention to detail - NOT. Samsung do have the best TV pictures IMHO which is why I'd buy them after all, but all the software in them is s**t.

    A last desperate question: if (big IF) I go the Raspberry Pi route, do I need to start with a Pi 3 or will an earlier version work as well? Also, what sort of external memory card capacity will I need to create my Duet receiver lookalike? I suppose really I'm asking if there are any guides anywhere on how to do this Pi work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman3 View Post
    A last desperate question: if (big IF) I go the Raspberry Pi route, do I need to start with a Pi 3 or will an earlier version work as well? Also, what sort of external memory card capacity will I need to create my Duet receiver lookalike? I suppose really I'm asking if there are any guides anywhere on how to do this Pi work?
    The earlier versions are fine unless you need to run it as a server doing heavy resampling for multiple players. Lots or RPi guides on the net, but I guess you want something specifically for LMS streaming. Suggest you go for one of the ready-made packages.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman3 View Post
    I suppose really I'm asking if there are any guides anywhere on how to do this Pi work?
    Guide: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...iFiBerry-board

    Parts list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/w...shlist_lists_4
    Last edited by Apesbrain; 2017-09-13 at 06:59.

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    Oh sure, after I spend 3 days scouring the Pi Forums and searching Amazon, NOW you repost this after I placed my order 3 days ago. Parts came to the door last night. Now, which OS to use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone View Post
    Now, which OS to use?
    If your intent is to use it solely for LMS (player/server), there's nothing better than piCorePlayer:
    https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

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    Lost reply

    Hi
    I swear I replied here once but it seems to have been vanished.
    Just to follow up - the Samsung does indeed downgrade to 48Mhz, so I'm thoroughly snookered there. In search of a silver lining, at least I can get digital audio quality from my TV now

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    Use the small pizero w to try

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnB View Post
    Damnit! I was toying with the idea of building a Rasperry Pi player but now I have to find an 8 year old to help me with it.
    Hi try purchasing the pizero w first much lower cost just to prove the concept will work for you before splashing out on Pi plus dac solution.
    You can even by a cheap zero dac if you want to hear the music, or even a cheap USB dac (these little USB plug audio devices about 2.99 on http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Headse...4AAOSwGzxZfH~y)

    Down load picoreplayer to sd card, load on pizero w, use a USB hub with Ethernet to connect to micro c port and gain access to picoreplayer to setup wifi.

    Doing this allows you to use 5yr olds instead...........

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    Thanks for the advice, I will look into it.

    I already have a backup Touch in storage but I will probably try out the Rasp Pi or your suggestion.

    (I already have a decent DAC so I would just need the S/PDIF out.)
    Touch, Meridian G92, Bryston B4 SST2, PMC OB1i speakers, HP Proliant Microserver/Ubuntu, PC/Windows 7, iPad 4, iPeng, Squeezepad.

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