START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated January 2020)
(2018-03-25, 14:57)robertoafarias Wrote: @wrxtasy (or anyone else) i already own a U9.
Do you know if Apple TV 4k would provide me better picture quality (HDR and SDR playback)? Or should it be the same?
Using which specific Apps exactly ?
Apple TV 4K = mainly the highly modded Kodi Jarvis - MrMC or Infuse Apps ?

U9 = LibreELEC Kodi Krypton or Android Kodi Krypton ?

Better quality 1080p > 4K picture upscaling on the ATV 4K, but it needs to do that because there is No Auto resolution switching. If you want 4K content output as 4K you have to permanently run a tvOS 4K resolution or manually resolution switch.

LibreELEC Kodi Krypton on the U9 has auto resolution switching based on video content watched. So 1080p content can have superior picture upscaling hardware found in a modern 4K TV upscale all 1080p content to 4K, and then auto resolution switch to 4K when actually watching 4K content.

If you are talking Netflix and iTunes DolbyVision 4K - only the ATV 4K supports that sort of video streaming.

Please read THIS LE U9 post.

LibreELEC Kodi Krypton HDR10 playback test results are found over HERE all S905X and S912 LE AML distros use the same AMLogic Linux Kernel and produce virtually the same results.

It's really hard to split the two devices for picture quality, auto resolution switching narrowly put's S912 - U9 - LE Kodi Krypton playing back mixed 1080p SDR and 4K HDR video content in front due to being able to easily use a 4K TV's superior 1080p > 4K picture upscaling.

I use the Apple TV 4K for excellent easy to use Apps, like 24p Netflix and 24p Amazon Video and a bit of MrMC. Outside of the USA the ATV 4K has better International Apps support vs anything Android, especially for 25fps IPTV / catchup TV markets where you need device Firmware and Apps Frame rate matching functionality support.

And then LibreELEC Kodi Krypton for a full blown version of Kodi with all the self install Skins and Addons bells and whistles. Kodi Atmos and DTS:X passthrough audio - needed. LE on AML S9xx devices wins.

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