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EDIT released this month is the $65 2GB RAM - ODROID N2 - CoreELEC Edition (click)
*** WARNING ***
Just be aware when ordering direct from HK in S.Korea - you only get a pathetic 4 weeks RMA (click) for a faulty N2.

Local resellers (click) would very likely offer better warranties.






Well 2019 is hotting up with a whole swag of ARM based Chipsets migrating to modern v4.9+ Linux Kernels.
The latest is the new ODROID N2 that looks like a wee beastie indeed for between USD$63 - 79 for the 2GB or 4GB model.

Click the picture or head over to the HardKernel ODROID N2 thread for lot of detail (click)

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Hardware that stands out is HDMI 2.1 which I'm told will support dynamic HDR. There is also a DAC with on-board high quality 384Khz/32bit stereo audio line output. The ARM Mali GPU is a great Bifrost G52 (click)

Reasonably stable CoreELEC Kodi Leia distributions are already available for this wee beastie. Smile
Details over on the CoreELEC forums (click)

AML S922X includes the 9th Generation Advanced AMLogic TruLife Image Engine that can (depends on OS & Firmware):

• Support Dolby Vision (Optional), HDR10, HDR10+, HLG HDR and Prime HDR processing
• Motion compensated noise reduction and 3D digital noise reduction for random noise
• Block noise, mosquito noise, spatial noise, contour noise reduction
• Motion compensated and motion adaptive de-interlacer
• Edge interpolation with low angle protection and processing
• 3:2/2:2 pulldown and Video on Film (VOF) detection and processing
• Smart sharpness with SuperScaler technology including de-contouring, de-ring, LTI, CTI, de-jaggy, peaking
• Dynamic non-Linear contrast enhancement
• 3D LUTs with 17x17x17 nodes, provide 4913 different control points, which is competent for matching calibrated displays to a target colorspace
• High precision HSL color space-based color management with low saturation protection, independent luma/hue/saturation adjustment to achieve blue/green extension, fresh tone correction, and wider gamut for video
• 2 video planes and 3 graphics planes
• Independent HDR re-mapping of video and graphic layer

W. Big Grin
Reserved #1
Its a AMLOGIC S922x soc i hope there will be better GPU drivers.
Really great news! I own 2 C2's and am very happy with them (but in need of HDR capabilities), hence .... :-) ;-) Nod Laugh
(2019-02-13, 17:49)wrxtasy Wrote: [ -> ]Reserved #1
How did you reserve it?
(2019-02-18, 19:31)Sholander Wrote: [ -> ]How did you reserve it? 
 lol, he's reserving the post (#2) so that info can be added to it at a later time. Not a device itself.
No need to reserve anything when you have a long association with HardKernel. Wink
The developer pre-production boards have started arriving this week into the hands of the CoreELEC developers and support work has commenced.

My N2 arrived this morning.

I'm really impressed with the design of the integrated, machined, metal bottom case/heatsink and the slide on moulded Lid.
Makes for a tidy looking package when all closed up.
Great stuff.

Feels more like a Mini PC than an AMLogic board.

Out of the box you have a quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 clocked at 1.8GHz and a dual-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.9GHz
Both CPU governors are default set to "Performance"
With the heatsink design I cannot see these being CPU - thermal throttled.

The onboard DAC should be interesting for media player usage.
The DAC is making N2 hard to resist. I could play anything at a high quality, I would not even need a receiver just for this feature (or I could just get a less smart receiver, but with good audio). Let the CoreElec builds flow like butter Big Grin
(2019-02-19, 11:02)wrxtasy Wrote: [ -> ]Makes for a tidy looking package when all closed up.
 pictures pls Wink
Hint Post #1 hit (click) if it was not already obvious Wink
scrolling to the bottom of the forum page helped Wink tks

I have read the new SoC will make life harder for LibreELEC/CoreELEC devels, I hope this will just be a matter of time!
I hope this gets Libreelec one day.
(2019-02-20, 19:40)lcapriotti Wrote: [ -> ]scrolling to the bottom of the forum page helped Wink tks

I have read the new SoC will make life harder for LibreELEC/CoreELEC devels, I hope this will just be a matter of time!

It's much easier this time around (vs AML S912) now we have actual ARM -->> AMLogic licensed Linux G52 GPU and Frame Buffer drivers Kodi can use.

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The next hurdle is to see how much of a mess the (Android centric) AMLogic modded v4.9 Linux Kernel is in for Linux Kodi usage.

CoreELEC Kodi Progress is already under way HERE
Device with this specifications with CoreELEC (or LibreELEC) + RetroPie would be almost perfect setup for me.
This looks like a very interesting board imho.
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