START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
(2017-10-26, 04:24)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2017-10-24, 18:52)joe_sun Wrote: It's not so great for old SD content but that's mostly my kid's stuff and they use the Plex app that's built into our TV anyway.

All refresh switching and 720p (SD) / 1080p / 4K resolution switching works on AMLogic S9xx devices when setup and HDMI connected properly.
All SD content plays properly on numerous LibreELEC Kodi boxes I've tested, when Kodi is configured correctly for Hardware video acceleration.

What Kodi itself, on any box cannot do is Auto resolution switch downwards from 1080p > 720p
It can only go up like 720p > 1080p or 720p > 4K.

That has nothing to do with Hardware used. It the same for all Kodi devices and is a Kodi limitation.

AMLogic LibreELEC Kodi will also not have the Software Upscalers for 480p content Intel LibreELEC has. AML LE developers really have not seen the demand for such upscaling even tho the AML S912 would have enough CPU grunt to do some Software upscaling.

If you mostly watch 720p video content, set the Kodi GUI to 720p and let your 4K TV do all the 720p > 4K picture  upscaling.
Mostly 1080p content then set a 1080p (standard) Kodi GUI resolution and let your 4K TV do all the 1080p > 4K picture  upscaling.
4K content will auto resolution switch and output at 4K without the user needing to do a thing.

A LOT of Kodi Android devices cannot Auto resolution switch, or get colorspace outputs correct after resolution switching for 4K HDR Kodi, and its why a bunch of us are using AMLogic S905X / S912 LibreELEC.

Thank you for the reply. That clears it up for me. Helpful as always.
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