WeTek Core (24p HD Netflix / HD Audio / Lollipop / OpenELEC / 4K / HEVC)
(2015-12-10, 02:43)Gmjh Wrote: I've tried the fire tv, the roku and the nexus player. The nexus player was the best but it's severely limited by the android tv platform and almost no apps. All three of those units will not play locally stored movie files without some sort of slight judder or skip. Yes I'd agree that the wetek core seems ideal for you. But maybe you should wait to see some reviews posted from people who've actually used it. My unit is arriving tomorrow.

What do you mean "slight judder or skip"? I thought at least the Roku has an extra channel for local files and you can run Plex on it.

(2015-12-10, 04:58)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2015-12-10, 01:46)Pillendreher Wrote: I'm new to the whole "Streaming-box game". I've been using Kodi on my laptop for over two years now but I want to get an device with the sole purpose of playing media files. I use both locally stored files (mostly MKVs in 720p or 1080p) and files I have to stream (Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now). The locally stored files would either be accessed via a NAS or via my external harddrives. I might add LiveTV later on, but that's not something to bother now.
I've been Beta testing this device since mid August and it keeps getting better with each Firmware update due to the WeTek developer - Christian Troy knowing his Android stuff inside out. And no I have not been drinking too much from the WeTek Koolaid fountain.
With this box, you really get the best of both worlds. A full blown Android Lollipop 5.1.1 system without the Android TV OS limitations already mentioned, and you also get a Widevine Level 1 certified device to playback full 1080p HD video streaming from DRM protected Apps like Netflix, HBO Now etc...
No other Android boxes running the regular Android Lollipop 5.1.1 offer this in the one package.

Yeah, the support of those DRM protected apps is important to me.

(2015-12-10, 04:58)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2015-12-10, 01:46)Pillendreher Wrote: Now based on the posts in this thread I think this box would be ideal for me. Android ensures compatibiliy with the streaming services I want to use and being able to run Kodi would be the cherry on top. Other than movies and TV series I'd watch NBA games, but I don't think that should be a problem, right?
If NBA is one of those paid for Streaming DRM services, then you should not have an issue due to the correct Widevine certification already mentioned. Also please read up on page #1 about known Kodi playback limitations regarding mpeg2 .vob files with any AMLogic platform including the Core.

I'm currently using ballstreams, which provides the streams files unprotected as an mp4. As for NBA League Pass: At least the last time I used it there was a Kodi addon that worked flawlessly.

What are mpeg2 .vob files? Aren't those on DVDs? I remember seeing them on there...


(2015-12-10, 04:58)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2015-12-10, 01:46)Pillendreher Wrote: With this in mind, I don't really need to bother myself with 10bit, 8bit, 3D, HD Audio and all that stuff, right? It might well be 4-5 years until I'm gonna buy a 4K TV and until then the WeTek Core should be great for my purposes, right?
I'm have virtually the same requirements as you. I will wait until my old 1080p TV fails before I upgrade to a 10bit capable 4K model. I may even consider some HD Audio Equipment then as well.
In the meantime the Core has now become my all in one go to media player. In my opinion, WeTek have got the balance right for users with requirements like yours and mine. Smile

You know with 4K I just like to wait it out. As far as I know there aren't any 4K Blurays out there, right? I mean look at this year: There are still old TV series that have only been out on Blu-Ray for a couple of months like the "old" HBO stuff (Sopranos, The Wire). We still have TV stations here in Germany that don't broadcast in HD.
And considering the massive flatscreen you need to even notice a difference to Full HD makes me think I won't need 4K at all in the future.
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RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wesk05 - 2015-09-15, 08:36
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by Skank - 2015-09-15, 09:59
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by droidelec - 2015-09-18, 18:11
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by movie78 - 2015-09-18, 18:18
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wesk05 - 2015-09-18, 19:02
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by looun - 2015-09-18, 22:58
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wesk05 - 2015-09-18, 23:39
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by BORIStheBLADE - 2015-09-19, 00:56
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by SilverBlade - 2015-09-19, 02:43
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by noggin - 2015-09-19, 11:13
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wesk05 - 2015-09-19, 20:13
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by movie78 - 2015-09-19, 23:21
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-05, 06:48
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by tomvs123 - 2015-10-09, 23:15
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-10, 02:55
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by tomvs123 - 2015-10-10, 04:19
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by noggin - 2015-10-10, 10:15
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 11:27
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by couto27 - 2015-10-13, 12:40
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 14:33
WeTek Core 4K - by tredman - 2015-10-13, 13:57
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by hdmkv - 2015-10-13, 14:02
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by tomvs123 - 2015-10-13, 14:04
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 15:20
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by hdmkv - 2015-10-13, 15:54
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 17:00
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by gredawarha - 2015-10-13, 15:06
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 15:57
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by vineet381 - 2015-10-13, 15:23
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by tredman - 2015-10-13, 15:27
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by gredawarha - 2015-10-13, 15:29
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by vineet381 - 2015-10-13, 15:44
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by gredawarha - 2015-10-13, 16:53
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by Atinkler - 2015-10-13, 17:04
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 17:38
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by hdmkv - 2015-10-13, 17:06
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by zag - 2015-10-13, 17:06
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by hdmkv - 2015-10-13, 17:10
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by Atinkler - 2015-10-13, 17:43
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-13, 17:56
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by Atinkler - 2015-10-13, 18:06
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by hdmkv - 2015-10-13, 17:44
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by droidelec - 2015-10-13, 17:50
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by wrxtasy - 2015-10-15, 05:56
RE: WeTek Core 4K - by mwake - 2015-11-25, 14:56
RE: WeTek Core (24p HD Netflix / Android Lollipop / OpenELEC / 4K HEVC) - by Pillendreher - 2015-12-10, 12:42


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