So far, you have spent most of your time on the command line. Not that that is a bad thing: the Raspberry Pi makes for a good little server. It’s also my favorite way to use the Raspberry Pi. However, it is capable of so much more than what you have seen in the previous chapters. In this chapter you will learn how to set up a media center that can drive a 1080p display. It’s pretty impressive to think that something less than the size of your standard DVD case can play back high-definition content. Only a few years back, you needed a dedicated video card to achieve this feat. And many years ago you needed a decent video card and an MPEG accelerator card installed in your PC just to be able to play back an ordinary DVD. Now you can do all of that with the Raspberry Pi, and with just one connection to the TV as well.
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