START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2017-01-12, 17:59)nealsil Wrote: Gents/gals, I'm currently running Kodi 16.1 on a Lenovo 420 with the following specs:

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Core i5 2.50GHz Notebook 6GB 320GB
Intel Integrated HD Graphics Discrete NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1GB VRAM ) with Optimus Technology

I generally have good performance with Kodi but I'm wondering if I'd get better video if I ran Kodi on one of the android or ATV4 boxes....
What do you mean by "Better Video" ?
Pls be specific !

Better video could mean - HDR10 output to a compatible HDR display, 4K10 bit HEVC actually output at in a 10bi colorspace, using Hardware decoding.

Frankly unless you buy something like a nVIDIA Shield that can actually get hold of "Better Video" - 4K HDR10 content from the Amazon and Netflix streaming Apps - you will be brainwashed into thinking "Oh I must buy HDR capable Kodi hardware" by lots of marketing BS.

Even HDR or UHD 4K Blurays cannot be self ripped due to uncracked copy protection. HDR test clips on a repeat loop will soon bore you to death ! Sleepy

Android TV OS on the likes of the Shield and tvOS on the ATV4 devices will certainly give you a nice Graphic User Interface to play with using a bunch of pretty slick Apps. I personally would not be buying an ATV4 as there are some codec playback limitations with it. 10bit HEVC is problematic I believe. There are better, more open Kodi hardware options.


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