START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
If you want Kodi on a media player - it's LibreELEC I will be talking about in the following text....

The RK3399 boxes are not close to being stable & ready for prime time demanding Kodi usage yet - especially not Kodi Krypton and definitely not for HDR or anything to do with 1080p TV / DVD deinterlacing. I doubt hardware deinterlacing will ever work. They are very much a WIP.

That leaves the pretty snappy AML S912 which will do nearly everything you need audio and video wise. If the USB Hub is externally self powered I would see no problems with Multiple HDD's and LibreELEC.

The pick of the devices is the MINIX U9-H simply due to the quality of the hardware, it has the best thermal heat management out of all the AMLogic boxes.
Use a Wireless MINIX A2 lite mini keyboard remote with it, the included IR one is rubbish and highly directional - just like all IR remotes on AMLogic boxes. The newer MINIX A3 lite remote has wake from sleep issues.

Be aware you will not get losless 24bit FLAC > 24 bit LPCM audio out of any AMLogic hardware, it will be 16bit LPCM only.

BTW: LibreELEC running on the AML S912 can do up to 11Mbps 1080p 10bit H264 aka Anime - CPU software decoding (I've personally tested it)

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The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
Thanks for the Help! - by jmc15john - 2016-11-09, 16:44
Jarvis crashes and wipes - by gotthis2000 - 2017-01-10, 22:14
RE: Jarvis crashes and wipes - by nickr - 2017-01-10, 22:58
T95Z Plus Android TV Box - by gooner1971 - 2017-03-17, 13:04
RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated February 2018) - by wrxtasy - 2018-05-05, 12:25