Linux Minix Neo X8-H review
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Owner of a Beelink M8 (same as tronsmart vega S82 and minix S8 - minix s8H they use almost same hardware and hence firmware).

Very fast android device with latest firmware from Finless (Freaktab) BUT XBMC still has issues with a lot of files. XMBC uses amcodec for acceleration but amcodec is still immature for this devices featuring the S802/S802-H processor.

If amcodec is selected then there are all sorts of problems with:
- Low and high resolution XviDs (stutter). About 10-20% of my XviD collection plays ok though.
- Picture noise in the form of ringing around objects.
- Washed out colors compared to other XBMC platforms (such as the raspberry pi)
- A lot of 1080p material MUST be played through amcodec for proper playback but has the afformentioned problems.
- If software playback is selected then the above problems go away but can't play properly 1080p.
- No real [email protected] kernel.
- Netflix performance lags.

More info for the above issues here and here

The concensus is that they are very capable machines and quite cheap but firmware/amcodec is a long way from perfect. Needs a lot of work from the devs such as Bob finless, oman, Lokie and several others in freaktab but they are trying very hard. My opinion would be to keep an eye at that forum there and see whether it would turn out good or not.
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Messages In This Thread
Minix Neo X8-H review - by Phoenex - 2014-05-31, 22:57
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review "Best XBMC ever" - by vprasinos - 2014-06-20, 17:56
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by minixhk - 2015-07-18, 19:22
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by sandogo1 - 2015-07-23, 16:54
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by wrxtasy - 2015-07-23, 18:09
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by sandogo1 - 2015-07-24, 03:22
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by wrxtasy - 2015-07-24, 06:04
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by Distin - 2016-07-13, 04:05
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by wrxtasy - 2017-05-31, 07:27
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by Martijn - 2017-05-31, 07:33
RE: Minix Neo X8-H review - by wrxtasy - 2017-05-31, 08:10


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