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What to buy instead of OHC?
09-13-2015, 08:52 PM
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What to buy instead of OHC?
Hi,
I loosing patience to wait for 23.976fps playback fix, can somebody help me find some ideal device? I dont want HTPC just some simple device with Kodi Smile

What I want:
4k support, 1Gbit lan, no shuttering, DTS HD, Dolby True HD etc vide optical od hdmi to receiver (I buy some in future)

any suggestion ???
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09-14-2015, 07:55 AM (This post was last modified: 09-14-2015 07:59 AM by Daveydguk.)
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Look on the kodi hardware forum. It's full of this question.

Personally I'm waiting until Q1 2016 to see what's around then.

4K 60hz hdmi 2.0 @ 10 bit seems to be the main issue of hardware support.

http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=112

Y'know, I think, I think that a week from now, you'll be less in the mood for being amusing.
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09-14-2015, 08:41 AM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
4K 60 Hz h265 also ... i already checked that but i didnt find anything Big Grin
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09-14-2015, 10:00 AM (This post was last modified: 09-14-2015 10:28 AM by Willem55.)
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Try and do a thread like this on any other brands forumCool

Some focus on problems and faults others on solutions and success... no question who is the happy one.

Chameleon 16GB SD 32GB micro SD <-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to a A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.
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09-14-2015, 11:14 PM (This post was last modified: 09-14-2015 11:16 PM by chris57.)
Post: #5
RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Beginning to think Sony are winning in their 4k30 capping for 4k. Still waiting for a 4k bluray release. Playback using Sigma chipsets still look the best on my plasma.

HDR seems to be making more of a splash. You have to look further than kodi as well.

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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10-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Post: #6
RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Just dropping a note here, got the zidoo M6 today

Plus:
boots fast, works as expected, kodi ready to go
VERY smooth 60fps play back
Kodi plays from RAR (one up on Gecko!)
64 bit (well, I care!)

Minus:
23/24 fps playback is jittery
passthrough does not work with most things (no rear speakers like OHC)
echo sound on some files

I will stay with Gecko for now.
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10-28-2015, 09:49 AM (This post was last modified: 10-28-2015 08:12 PM by Daveydguk.)
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Just purchased Asrock N3700 itx, sandisk 120GB ssd, Silverstone Milo case, bequiet PSU and ddr3 1600 sodimm dual channel 2x4GB for £225. This gives upgradability for future by replacing motherboard, rather than shelling out for all these piddly crapola unfinished beta android boxes. Maybe rockchip will release windows 10 for RK3288 when I'm on windows 50 ? ;o)


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10-28-2015, 10:37 AM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
thank you Daveydguk... learned a new word today.....piddleySmile

Some focus on problems and faults others on solutions and success... no question who is the happy one.

Chameleon 16GB SD 32GB micro SD <-->HDMIv1.3<-->Onkyo TX-NR1010<-->HDMIv1.3<-->Panasonic TX-P46S10 + 6 Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
10 NTFS 2TB USB drives on 3 hubs attached to a A400, 2 Seagate blackarmour NAS 3TB, 2 Seagate Central NAS 4TB.
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12-17-2015, 10:06 PM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
interesting looks Minix U1 .. Amlogic S905 4k @60 hd audio etc, kodi supported, only problem now is DTS-MA but support is coming soon
other problem is no Netflix in HD or 4K ... this is very sad because it dont have some certification ...

openhour should also try release some S905 4K@60 device Smile
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12-18-2015, 07:13 AM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
(12-17-2015 10:06 PM)locki Wrote:  interesting looks Minix U1 .. Amlogic S905 4k @60 hd audio etc, kodi supported, only problem now is DTS-MA but support is coming soon
other problem is no Netflix in HD or 4K ... this is very sad because it dont have some certification ...

As i know the only devices with Netflix 4k are the Amazon Fire TV 2 box and the nVidia Shield.
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12-18-2015, 11:34 AM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
now it looks like only one good option with HD netflix and working kodi and hd soud out Smile
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12-18-2015, 12:22 PM (This post was last modified: 12-18-2015 12:24 PM by GFORCE100.)
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
(10-28-2015 09:49 AM)Daveydguk Wrote:  Just purchased Asrock N3700 itx, sandisk 120GB ssd, Silverstone Milo case, bequiet PSU and ddr3 1600 sodimm dual channel 2x4GB for £225. This gives upgradability for future by replacing motherboard, rather than shelling out for all these piddly crapola unfinished beta android boxes. Maybe rockchip will release windows 10 for RK3288 when I'm on windows 50 ? ;o)


Daveydguk

In other words you've gone the expensive but versatile HTPC route albeit choosing a motherboard with an already integrated CPU to cut costs. Mind sharing what you've decided in terms of the remote control? I.e. what remote control did you get (model/bluetooth/IR). What will you be running? Kodi/SPMC? I take it you're building this based on Windows 10?
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12-20-2015, 04:05 PM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
Hi. Using a logitec K400r keyboard with windows 7 and Media Player home cinema. Also using a usb stick to boot openelec. Will eventually move to dual boot Linux Mint and Openelec. I also have 2 esata hd docking stations plugged into the sata on the mobo.

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12-27-2015, 09:05 AM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
I got an Nvidia shield to connect directly to a 4K TV. It took few minutes to upgrade it and kodi and test 4K mkvs, 1080p videos, dts, dd, YouTube 4k. The kodi interface run at 4K. And Anazon prime too. I only scratched the surface of what it can do. The experience after an OHC was like driving a rolls royce after driving a beetle.
The Nvidia shield with a game controller and a remote cost me $150 a bit less than the OHC.

On the low end I got a mini mx with s905 for $38 from gearbest. It upgraded Kodi to 16.something automatically and worked beautifully at 1080p direct to a TV.

The OHC feels ancient.
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12-27-2015, 02:09 PM
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RE: What to buy instead of OHC?
my nvidia shield is also on way Smile
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