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Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
November 23, 2013
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Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at DroidBuild, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc system that has a 3D-printed faceplate for Ethernet and USB ports, an infrared adapter and external speaker output. While the modification is risky (and certainly voids the warranty), it's much more elegant than hanging the Raspberry Pi off the back of the set. Check Carnivore's photo guide at the source link if you'd like to know how he achieved the feat.

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