START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
(2017-11-07, 21:12)Haohmaru Wrote: OK I think I will buy the Minix Neo U9-H then.
One thing bothers me though. If I've read correctly it has an internal eMMC storage but it's not recommended to install LE there and insted you need to use an SD card or USB drive.
Doesn't that mean that the UI will be less snappier ?

From my understanding, its not recommended to install to internal because you could brick your device and then you'd need to find an Android image to install back onto it. Installing LE to internal will overwrite the original Android OS meaning it will now boot straight into LE and you cannot go back to booting into Android unless you get an Android image and install it.

I did my research and decided that I wasn't concerned for two reasons. The first one being that it was ridiculously easy to install LE on this thing. If you are of average intelligence, I just dont see how you could mess it up. The second reason was that I found an Android image on the Minix forums that I could use at any time to reinstall Android back onto the box.


So you don't NEED to use an SD card of a USB drive if your intention is to use this box semi-permanently as a LE box for Kodi. As long as you understand the risks, you can do whatever you want



I ended up getting mine from Amazon. It comes with a basic remote that is just fine for LE. I also have a Harmony Remote, but I am still working on getting it setup how I want.
Don't be an idiot like I was. Use the antenna that comes with it if you plan to use BT devices. I was beating my head against the wall for 2 days trying to figure out why it didn't see my PS4 controllers. Luckily, I would be able to see the antenna inside my media cabinet once I get it built. I dont know about the quality of the HDMI cable. I tend to not use included video cables for anything I buy. I normally keep a stockpile of Monoprice HDMI cables and a roll of Cat 6 so I can make my own ethernet cables.
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