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(2016-07-08, 04:21)wrxtasy Wrote: I'm going to disagree with buying a RPi3, why - simply because its now looking like pretty old hardware and you will have to upgrade again very soon to satisfy future decoding needs. I would be considering more than just a 1080p Live TV streaming hardware platform in 2016.

The RPi3 has no 8/10bit HEVC hardware decoding, no HDMI 2.0, no 2160p support, no HD Audio passthrough, weak 2.4GHz only WiFi, no dual band AC WiFi, no IR receiver, no GigaE Ethernet, no fast eMMC memory and you have to supply your own case and power supply plus mpeg2 and VC1 licences. The SoC GHz clock rate is relatively slow as well compared to other hardware platforms.

I would still use the RPi3 for cheap multichannel FLAC Audio, 1080p 3D, VC1 Bluray playback and to attach all manner of external hardware and dongles - which will come with excellent support.

Which hardware would you recommend?
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