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Raspberry Pi™ 3 Model B Media Center By Raspberry Pi (83-16562RK) MCM Part #83-16562RK

2.5 stars 2 reviews
$64.99 

Not only is the Raspberry Pi a great, low-cost computing platform, it also makes a terrific player for all of your stored digital content. This kit includes the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, power supply, pre-loaded microSD card, enclosure, and necessary cables to create your own media custom media player.

Specifications Top

Ever since the Raspberry Pi was launched folks have attempted to use it as an inexpensive media player. By leveraging the Pi's VideoCore GPU and open source projects like XBMC (now KODI) these efforts have paid off, making a media player one of the easiest and most rewarding projects for the Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B includes built-in WiFi making it even easier to turn it into a hub for all your digital content. Simply install OSMC (was RaspBMC) or OpenELEC from the NOOBS menu (accessed by holding the 'shift' key on boot), plug into your TV with the included HDMI cable, and connect to your wireless network. From there you will be able to access content on shared or NAS drives, or stream content directly from the internet using add-ons. Additionally, you play content from an attached USB drive and even use Apple AirPlay right from your iOS device.

Includes:

  • 1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • 1 x 16GB microSD card w/adapter pre-loaded with the NOOBS image
  • 1 x Enclosure
  • 1 x 5.25VDC 2.4A USB Power Supply
  • 1 x 6ft High-Speed HDMI Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide with downloadable manuals

Find out more about the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Not only is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B the fastest Raspberry Pi to date, it's the first one with built-in WiFi (802.11B/G/N) and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity allowing you to get connected right out of the box.

Raspberry Pi Enclosure

Keep your Pi safe, sound, and looking good! The shape and colors of enclosures used in the kits may vary but all serve the same purpose and allow you to access all the ports on your Raspberry Pi.

Find out more about the 16GB NOOBS microSD card

The NOOBS operating system is the easiest way to get started with the Raspberry Pi. It allows you to install a variety of operating systems and restore them to a previous state in the event of an issue.


Links and Downloads:

Additional Information:

Be sure to keep your Pi's software up to date by typing the following commands into the terminal:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo rpi-update

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-16562RK
Raspberry Pi Part #:83-16562RK
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:1.35 lbs.
Hazardous:No
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:11.5 in.
Width:8.5 in.
Height:4 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by ddrennen

    on 5/22/2016

    Enjoy the Pi, the add ons not so much.

    Overall: 3 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I own 4 Pi's. This is the first that I purchased in a kit. I purchased the Media kit because it included the power supply, SD card, generic case and HDMI cable. One of the Pi's is already used as a Media Center, this one is being used for DIY projects.

    Had a couple issues,
    1. One end on the HDMI cable was bent. It came with a protective cover, so the damage was done prior to the placement of the cover. Cable was usable after bending back into shape. Not a big issue, it looks like new now.
    2. The SD card provided with the kit was unreadable. Reformatted and installed noobs. System booted but failed after 10 minutes. Had a spare SD with the current Raspbian (5-10-16) Installed and system is still working fine.
    I question the quality of the SD card provided, read other reviews that had similar results with the SD cards provided with the kits.

    Buying as a kit may make sense if the price is right, but not worth it if quality components are not used.

    Love the new Raspberry PI 3.

  • by CanadianIce

    on 3/13/2016

    Raspberry PI3

    Overall: 2 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I received this media bundle from MCM a few days ago. The Pi3 board itself works great now that I have it configured the way I like....

    The bundle is not much more than an attempt to drive up the price. The case it comes with is extremely cheaply made, it works but don't touch it after because it will come apart way too easily.

    The Noobs pre loaded Micro SD card... The Raspian operating system looks great but has some major flaws yet. In particular the newly added WIFI chip. You cannot "forget" a wifi network once connected and you cannot disable the wifi. The right click on the network icon saying disable wifi does nothing.

    I tried to install KODI the media center program. Nothing but a headache. Bad integration and no matter what I tried could not get it to play HD content. Kind of important these days for any media related device.

    Both versions OpenELEC op included on the MicroSD card are not compatible with the new Pi3's architecture. Why bother including them at all then? As for the other options available in Noobs I have no idea. I ended up installing the latest version of OpenELEC/KODI from the OpenELEC website. Works perfectly now.

    I plan on getting a few more of these Raspberry PI3's but they will just be the single board only. No more kits for me.

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