START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
Q. I need Android 5.1/7.1 Audio passthrough (inc. Dolby Atmos/TrueHD, DTS:X/HD-Master) when using Kodi Krypton ?
NOTE: Android devices must meet the Google IEC61937 standard, more details in Welcome to Android MediaCodec standards
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MINIX U9
nVIDIA Shield running Android Nougat (**Be aware - Audio passthrough is unreliable for some users)
Xiaomi Mi Box (uses backported Nougat Audio code)


Do you guys recommend the Minix U9? Pure kodi machine, few add-ons like cinema vision, extra info, and mimic skin.

I have an AV receiver, so audio passthrough is very important. I don't need Atmos or DTS:X but do need HD-Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. I may upgrade to an LG OLED panel in the near future if the 65' model becomes affordable. So maybe HDR support may be important? I would love to be able to control it with my harmony 650. What do you guys recommend. Budget = As cheap as possible while meeting requirements. It will be replacing an HTPC that will be repurpose to NAS machine (unraidHuh). Currently it supports HD audio and 1080P playback thanks to discrete gpu HD 6450. So that's my baseline. The new KODI box will be pulling data from my main machine (windows 10 pro, multiple hdds, multiple drive letters) and the repurpose HTPC (NAS Machine).
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