Which Raspberry Pi configuration to buy?

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I'm looking for a Rise player with analog video output, and it seems like the only native solution is using Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, my experience and knowledge about Raspberry Pi can be summed up like this: I know it exists, Rise Vision has a player for it, and that it has composite-out.

I know some in the community are running rPi players, so I need advice on which hardware to get. If anyone has advice on where to order an rPi with the basics needed to run Rise Vision (wifi, etc) it would be a huge help.

I need to be able to use the composite video output for the player. I can't seem to find any other solution for getting Rise Vision via analog output (apart from a string of adapters and converters, or scratch-building a full-size computer with analog video out), and I'm hoping rPi will be the solution. It doesn't need to run video, and I'll settle for a simple slideshow, so long as it can be updated remotely through the Rise Vision platform. If anyone has used Rise Vision with analog video, I'd love any tips you might have. I've found various guides to fine-tune the composite output (and I've read that there are some difficulties doing it with the regular NOOBS package), so I'm willing to give it a go, but any help along the way would be much appreciated!
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I've only used the HDMI output on the Pi I have here. Without knowing what troubles you've read about setting it up in NOOBS, I did find this piece of information: http://www.element14.com/community/th...

If anybody else has any bits of information, we'd love to hear about it.

Thanks!
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I bought my rPiB+ from the big "A" company and found a Banana Pi G2 with more RAM, and processing...says very much like rPi.... going to try it to see if it will be a little faster. I had the first one up and running after all updates, etc. recommended on the site, about 8 hours . I am a first time RPi user. Working with the OS is very much like working in Centos, just slower.
The Bananapi G+ (tinyonesystems.com)is running same version of RaspberryPi as the RaspberryPiB+. I used all the recommended setup steps. It is noticeably faster, but also costed about double what I spent on the Rpi kit. Screen loads are faster, presentation updates are faster, the setup was faster. Drawbacks...fewer USB ports and I don't have a wireless keyboard. Did not complete the VNC installation. That is the next part of the experiment.
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I can't find the exact link, but a few comments online had mentioned they had problems configuring the composite with NOOBS. Most were probably from it defaulting to HDMI, but I've found some helpful information to guide me around that: http://www.cpmspectrepi.webspace.virg...

I figure I'll tackle all that when the time comes, I just don't know which rPi package to order to start the process. I'm just guessing that if I order the one I think is correct, I'll undoubtedly overlook something simple and stupid that has to be ordered, slowing everything down. :)
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I've not had any problems with NOOBS, but it is solely on HDMI. I would say that whatever you go with, ensure you use a good SD card. Generally, faster cards are better than slower ones.

Thanks!
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Hey Chad,
My players are working great over HDMI but I have not tested over the analog port.

If you're still looking for a solution let me know and I can test this out for you.
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Has anyone tried this yet? I have a need to provide output in analog format and am still looking for a solution.