Maybe you remember expensive DVD players or home video recorders in past. When I lost the last of them I decided to go with Raspberry based home cinema. It was three-four years ago and I am still running that 🙂
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B or newer
|Raspberry Pi 2 black case||10|
|Tenda USB dongle or other||15|
|Raspberry Power Supply||2.5mA, micro USB||10|
|TV remote controller|
Connected all together, but before that connect Raspberry to your keyboard, mouse and monitor and install OpenELEC software.
After OpenELEC install you can try that system plays any movie or photos from any USB stick connected to Raspberry USB.
Next connect everything to TV set as shown in picture.
- Keep any image or video storage (USB dongle) connected to Raspberry USB.
- Connect HDMI to TV set and Raspberry.
- Enable HDMI with connected raspberry on your TV set.
- Manage OpenELEC via TV set remote controler. It is really fun!
- Play movies & photos.
Connect Wifi dongle to Raspberry and in OpenELEC setup enter your Wifi credentials and connect Raspberry to Internet.
Now navigate in OpenELEC to Adds-on and choose youtube or any other internet content provider. Now you can play any Youtube videos – my kids love that 🙂
Connect your home NAS
If you were toying with our next hobby post “Build your home NAS” you can simply map network disc from that NAS in your OpenELEC system.