START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2016-03-29, 03:48)Matt Devo Wrote:
(2016-03-29, 03:26)willowgate Wrote: See below my criterias:

- Most of the time I will stream my own library with KODI
- I want a good and stable hardware
- A fast navigation and and fast playback
- A fast wifi 802.11ac 5GHz
- Audio passthrough

I selected 3 models and I would like to know the best pick for my criterias. If you know a better model let me know:

- Amazon Fire TV 2 (4K)
- WeTek Core
- ASUS Chromebox

does audio passthrough mean HD audio bitstreaming? If so, the AFTV2 and Wetek are out, though the latter does decode HD streams to PCM, which to some is "good enough." The Haswell Asus Chromebox only has 802.11 abgn, not AC, though throughput isn't an issue. The Haswell Dell box has AC, as do all the Broadwell based Chromeboxes (of which I have an extra Acer dev/test box here, if you're interested).

What I mean for the passthrough, it is like my WDTV, the box does not decode the audio, the audio it just pass all to the AV receiver to decode it. I read a lot, but is not easy to pick the best one...
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The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
RE: Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated March 2016) - by willowgate - 2016-03-29, 04:06
Thanks for the Help! - by jmc15john - 2016-11-09, 16:44
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