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(2015-08-31, 22:23)Ned Scott Wrote: Chromebox will be a huge improvement in UI speed. WeTek's tuners I think use USB anyways, just via a custom header. Using USB tuners on a Chromebox won't hurt anything.

But would using a wetek just as a tvheadend backend server for a chromebox hurt anything vs using a USB tuner? Would it be much slower or general downsides? I'm not sure if i'm thinking of a stupid solution just because the difference between a dual dvb-s2 tuner and the wetek full box is about £10.
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From my experience using the WeTek.Play as a streaming server usually improves channel switching time as seen here in this example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qeDSIErJJY

However I would recommend using a wired connection to the WeTek as the wifi is not so good.
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(2015-09-01, 13:56)mr.Gru Wrote: From my experience using the WeTek.Play as a streaming server usually improves channel switching time as seen here in this example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qeDSIErJJY

However I would recommend using a wired connection to the WeTek as the wifi is not so good.

Wow I didn't think it would improve it, thought perhaps it could match it. I think i'm sold on that instead of a usb tuner, just need to either bargain hunt a good chromebox or get the Revo RL85 that's currently £129.99 at tesco.
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(2015-09-01, 10:08)noggin Wrote:
(2015-09-01, 03:02)dhead Wrote:
(2015-08-31, 22:23)Ned Scott Wrote: WeTek's tuners I think use USB anyways, just via a custom header.
Probably not, Amlogic SoC supposed to have ASI / MPEG-TS interface or some EE black magic (fraking NDA), the teardown on CNX-Soft clearly shows that the demodulator (for DVB-S2 it's AVL6211, not a USB device) is connected directly to the SoC, no USB bridge used.

Yep - the AMLogic SoCs have a parallel TS input, and I think that is how the DVB-S2 AVL6211 has been interfaced. Certainly that was the case on an older AMLogic DVB box I had a year or two ago, that I got OpenElec running on via netbooting.

Nice, I wasn't aware about that. Still, I wouldn't expect performance to be significantly different than that of a USB connected tuner. It's not like the picture quality will be any different, etc.
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(2015-09-01, 13:03)ianuk2005 Wrote: But would using a wetek just as a tvheadend backend server for a chromebox hurt anything vs using a USB tuner? Would it be much slower or general downsides? I'm not sure if i'm thinking of a stupid solution just because the difference between a dual dvb-s2 tuner and the wetek full box is about £10.

I don't believe it would hurt anything. The WeTek box could easily serve as a PVR backend for your entire network, which is something a lot of people do (with WeTek or other hardware). Running TVheadend over a network connection vs locally on the same box as Kodi doesn't seem to make a noticeable difference in tuning speed, as far as I could tell the last time I did something like that.
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Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me a few details on enigma2, most the info on it seems to be non English and i'm having trouble finding any info if it's a suitable alternative.

-What exactly is it?
-Can it be used as a PVR for kodi if I installed it on a wetek?
-Advantages/disadvantages vs tvheadend etc on openelec
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according to Google:

Quote:enigma2 is a framebuffer-based zapping application (GUI) for linux. It's targeted to real set-top-boxes, like the DM7025, but would also work on regular PCs. Enigma2 is based on the Python programming language with a backend written in C++. It uses the [LinuxTV DVB API], which is part of a standard linux kernel.Nov 7, 2011

But actually when referring to Enigma2 you look at it as a whole OS.

-Can it be used as a PVR for kodi if I installed it on a wetek?
There are some addons like VU+ / Enigma2 client which allow you streaming Live TV from E2 receivers to KODI clients.
E2 projects are still in BETA/ALPHA phase so I'm not sure if this functionality works

-Advantages/disadvantages vs tvheadend etc on openelec
Don't know
Any further discussion into this is more about personal preferences then any real advice.

Some videos of WeTek running OpenATV
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_q...ek+openatv
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WeTek hardware as Lighthouse for Outernet

http://blog.outernet.is/how-we-made-lighthouse/

http://www.outernet.is

Maybe this will be interesting for some owners of WeTek Play or OE Box device.
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(2015-10-14, 11:18)droidelec Wrote: WeTek hardware as Lighthouse for Outernet

http://blog.outernet.is/how-we-made-lighthouse/

http://www.outernet.is

Maybe this will be interesting for some owners of WeTek Play or OE Box device.

That's very cool - kinda like a modern day better version of worldspace. I used to be a teacher in rural Africa, this would have been really useful.

Good work!
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Hello,

I would like to ask about "WeTek OpenElec Edition". As far I know is the same hardware as the WeTek Play but with the OpenElec flashed in the internal memory instead of Android. Is this correct?

I've purchased one with DVB-C/T/T2 module and I'm trying to get an adapter from F-connector types to coaxial antenna RF male/female in Spain ;-)

I have two questions:

1) Is better to let this device using OE in internal memory or converting to Android + OE in a microSD card? Which advantages do I will have using Android?
2) How this device is compared to an old Raspberry Pi B+ in terms of video/audio reproduction? (i.e. smooth, HD audio, passthrough, etc.)

Thank you very much in advance!
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In my opinion it's better to use OpenELEC instead of KODI on Android (it's more fluid)

now when the OE box came out there was a OpenELEC 5.1 build only for Wetek, that was the official OpenELEC build so I installed it to my wetek play and basically had a OpenELEC box but that includes KODI 14.x so I switched back to the OE6-beta builds.

It might be somewhat tricky to install Android on a OE box because you will need a serial cable (RS232 connector) to flash a new u-boot before installing Android to NAND. I've done that and continued to use OpenELEC on mSD.

Advantage of using OE on mSD:
- HDMI-CEC might work if you enable it in android

compared to a B+ it's smoother on the GUI (still not perfect like with x86 devices). The HD audio (DD True HD and DTS-HD MA) will not work but you will get DD and DTS passthrough audio. If you can tell the difference between DTS and DTS-HD MA it's not for you
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@mr.Gru: Thanks for you answer!

I suppose that I won't notice the difference between DTS and DTS-HD MA because my receiver is a sound bar (it has 7.1 channel but they are "virtual" ones) ;-)

Actually I have my WeTek (OpenElec) Play -I don't know how to right name it- upgraded to 5.95.5 from the 5.0.8 that came after purchasing.

Things that I've seen changed between these versions:

* Passthrough options for DTS-HD/True-HD missing (also a DUMMY S-P/DIF device appeared instead of HDMI ??)
* I can't set channels to 7.1 because these options are missing

Is this a bug in OE, a new feature or a "problem" with the WeTek hardware?

Thanks.
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I can not answer your question but I assume if it's supported by the hardware it might get implemented in the upcoming releases.
You can install KODI or use a x86 OpenELEC build on your HTPC and compare the devices, this might be the best way to understand what you can get out of the WeTek.OpenELEC
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(2015-10-14, 23:04)serieofilo Wrote: @mr.Gru: Thanks for you answer!
Things that I've seen changed between these versions:

* Passthrough options for DTS-HD/True-HD missing (also a DUMMY S-P/DIF device appeared instead of HDMI ??)
* I can't set channels to 7.1 because these options are missing

Is this a bug in OE, a new feature or a "problem" with the WeTek hardware?

Thanks.
No this is not a bug as no AMLogic device currently does HD Audio Passthrough.
7.1 is also missing as you currently only get 2.0 PCM channels for Audio Output on AMLogic.

Quote:Audio Output > AMLogic-HDMI/SPDIF with:
===========================
Passthrough Enabled:
DTS HD MA/HRA > output as lossy 5.1 DTS (or 6.1 DTS-ES)

Dolby True HD > output as lossy 5.1 Dolby (Digital)

AMLogic and WeTek are apparently working on and testing HD Audio Passthrough for the S812-H SoC (WeTek Core 4K).
Apparently the Hardware is fully capable. VidON have this semi-working on the MINIX X8-H Plus. (S812-H). You have to pay about $15 a year to VidON.

When this AMLogic Audio work will surface is anyones guess. I don't know if it will apply to other AMLogic SoC's like the older one in the WeTek Play tho.

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Hey everybody, I'm looking to update my android box and the Wetek hardware has really caught my attention (great reviews, pre-rooted, Openelec support). Before I purchase though, I have some questions about user experience and functionality, mainly in reference to the Live TV support.

In the past, I have used a HDhomerun device to send OTA channels across my network, but I have never run a tvheadend server, so my apologies if these questions are redundant.

With the Wetek play ATSC tuner would I be able to...
-Access an Epg
-Watch live tv simultaneously on multiple devices
-Set device to record a show in the future through the EPG (ie record an event that is playing tomorrow)
-Pause live TV
-I have seen that Wetek provides a basic IPTV service, how many of these channels are actually in English? and will I also be able to record from these sources?

The one concern that I have with the Wetek Play is the size of the internal storage (4GB). On the wetek forum they mention Link2SD as a possible work-around for this problem, but I am hesitant to rely on a 3rd party app. While I'm not a heavy gamer, the problem is there are some light Android games that I currently enjoy playing and I don't want be in a situation where I run out of space and I can't get anything to properly install. Can anyone speak to their experience with the link2sd app or this problem in general?

I'm kind of torn at the moment because I far prefer the specs for the Wetek core, but I really wanted to try out the tuner capabilities on the Wetek play, anyone know if Wetek plans on releasing an updated version of the play with better hardware specs?
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