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« on: December 28, 2019, 11:05 »
Bought myself the Raspberry Pi4 toy for Christmas

Migrated my main HT player from RPi3 to RPi4 in under 2 hours. Most of the time spent on migrating the LibreElec customisation, plus the integration with the Yamaha AVR & PRTG.

The new model is pretty zippy, H265 support, and 4K ready. Now waiting for the heatsink & casing to arrive from CN.




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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 12:14 »
Pi4 runs hotter than 3b+ for sure. www.flirc.tv have nice cases if you don’t need hats. Better Ethernet and usb performance is nicer tho, so could help those needing both interfaces. I use lots of RPi’s for roon endpoint interfaces and some have displays and or amp and dac hats too.


I just replaced one with a microrendu so seeing how much better that will be.


Of course if you have specific needs a pi can be many things...even something like pihole can be deployed.
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 14:19 »
After I shuffle the RPi3 to take over the media player job in the living room, I’ll have a spare RPi2. Can share what other uses? I don’t mind experimenting along the lines of home automation... Any ideas would be welcomed.

On temperature, the new RPi4 runs way hotter, about 12C hotter at 63C. The old one ran at approx 50C. I hope when the heatsink is installed, it’ll run a little cooler.




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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 14:24 »
glad to see a Pi4 thread up (the old Raspberry thread died off), plan to use Pi4 for smart home control, this will be my 2020 new year resolution.....

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 12:07 »
With the heatsink and cover (cover top not attached). The quality of the cover is really good.




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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 14:42 »
Oops, the cover is too good, resulting in heat buildup and operating temp rising to 70C. Thankfully the cover is modular, and I could remove the 3 side panels for better ventilation, resulting in operating temp dropping to 58C.



With side panels removed:




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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 15:47 »
Would a aluminium case be better in heat dissipation for the RPi4?  Saw some decent looking ones on AliExpress with option to install DAC via HAT pins.

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 22:06 »
www.flirc.tv have great cases with heatsink function but can use with a hat
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 07:43 »
You need a cooling fan.  You see the fan mounting holes at the top of the cover?

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2020, 08:13 »
If referring to my post, the case came with cooling fan, but was noisy, so had it removed.

With the side panels removed, I could run it fanless.

So far so good. No over temperature.


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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2020, 12:10 »
seriously get the flirc.tv case if you dont need to run a hat
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 21:01 »
I’m contemplating a RPi and running Logitech Media Server on it.  Seems to be one of the most versatile OS for music playback.  Plex is another option.

Will a RPi3B+ be good enough?  I like the faster RPi4 but the heat issues has me holding off.  Be pretty cool if I can have a screen running off the RPi.

Got to figure out total cost of RPi + HAT + decent DAC.  Will it get to a point better off to just get a Bluesound Node2i or the Onkyo C-N7050 to replace my current NAD C542

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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2020, 07:01 »
Does anyone know if the RPi3B+ can use a ‘smart’ sensing power source (mobile powerbank) or needs a ‘not-so-smart’ 5V/2.5A power adapter (phone charger)?

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2020, 13:42 »
So long as the power delivery is constant, and voltage remains stable, it should be fine.

Do note that when the power is cut off from RPi, that’s it, poof!

Without proper shutdown once anwhile is okay. Do it too often, may result in corrupted SD card. I encountered this situation once only, and had to rebuild the SD card from scratch.


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Re: Raspberry Pi4
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2020, 14:10 »
Ah thanks for the heads up boxer

 

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