Broadcom HD card with OpenELEC

Booboy

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Jan 20, 2014
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Hi, I've had a quick search through this thread and I don't think my question has been answered yet, forgive me if it's already been covered.

I am running OpenELEC and have just received the Crystal HD card.

After I install the card, will I have to do anything else to get XBMC to use the new card?
Will I have to do a reinstall, or will an update via the update option in OpenELEC configuration work?

Best if I find out BEFORE I install the card, so I can properly prepare for the next steps.

Thanks in advance.
 

Booboy

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Well, i got impatient and went ahead and installed the card anyway. What the heck, I could always do a complete re-install if needed.
On the first start-up, I seemed to have no network connection. (Obviously I was connected via ethernet)
I rebooted and now everything seems fine.
I have a new setting (System > Settings > Video > Acceleration) where there is an option to enable the card.
I got the card from Amazon for less than £20 incl. postage, so I'm well pleased.
Hope this info helps anyone else who is thinking of doing this upgrade. I recommend that you go for it!