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Collaborative Comparison Table for HDMI TV Dongles

With so many HDMI TV dongles available on the market, wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a database to compare them all? The only issue is that it’s a lot of work to setup and maintain, so it’s unlikely one person is ready to spend his/her time entering such a lot of data. To work around this issue, and use the power of the crowd, Ian Morrison posted a link on Google+ mini PCs community to a “USB-dongle computers comparison table” powered by socialcompare.com where anybody can add or edit entries with the detailed specifications for each device

I’ve given it a try and added GK802 / Hi802 mini PC. You’ll need to sign-in to Social compare, or simply use Facebook for login. You can then click on “+” icon, then enter the name of the device, and click on “Create an Item”, and a new column should show up on the right of the table. Now simply enter the data like you would do in a spreadsheet software, and save. The process took about 10 to 15 minutes for device. If you don’t have time to add a new device, you can also participate by rating a device you own.

I have not found a way to filter results (e.g. only show sticks with 2GB RAM), so as the table grows larger overtime, it may not be so convenient to compare device.

Liliputing also posted about this tool, and there’s a little discussion about what to do next over there.

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  1. Linuxium
    April 28th, 2013 at 15:15 | #1

    Great post! The concept of filtering seems to have been replaced with sorting. So to see all 2GB RAM sticks, place your cursor over the “RAM” heading and then click on the little black arrow triangles and you will see the table sorted (ascending/descending) by RAM. Make sure that you are not signed in so that there is no possibility of the changes affecting everyone.

  2. floriano
    April 29th, 2013 at 07:23 | #2

    i remember there should be a table online with per % of linux compatibility (ie. wifi drivers for linux, bluetooth drivers for linux)

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