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Android -  MINIX NEO U9-H (64-bit Octa Core Amlogic S912-H/ 4K UHD HEVC, HDR, Dolby Audio)
@wrxtasy I installed your build on my new U9 and it works great. What is the process for updating LE & KODI?

Thanks!
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What I meant about updating is when there IS an updated build, what is the process for doing the updates? Do I need to flash the new build to box or is there any update feature? Since I'm using @wrxtasy custom build, just not sure about steps.
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(2018-06-19, 02:04)misterwiggles Wrote: what is the process for doing the updates?
https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/5556-h...12-device/ read the updating bit half way down. Basically just copy the update.tar/dtb into the update folder and away you go
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@komplex thank you!
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I'm planning on purchasing a Minix U9 and want to use it with Plex on my Synology NAS. I will connect the HDMI directly to the TV and then the optical cable directly to my Yamaha Receiver for sound as it's not HDR compatible through HDMI.

Will I be able to play 5.1 sound over optical?

I have a few 4K movies and will have more in future so is this going to be possible with Kodi and the Plex add on?

Is 4K playback possible over gigabit Wi-fi? 

Do I need LibreELEC?

I'm not really one for spending hours and hours messing about with custom firmware and unreliable updates etc so any tips would be welcome.
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(2018-06-19, 11:36)jonbennison Wrote: I'm planning on purchasing a Minix U9 and want to use it with Plex on my Synology NAS. I will connect the HDMI directly to the TV and then the optical cable directly to my Yamaha Receiver for sound as it's not HDR compatible through HDMI.

Will I be able to play 5.1 sound over optical?

I have a few 4K movies and will have more in future so is this going to be possible with Kodi and the Plex add on?

Is 4K playback possible over gigabit Wi-fi? 

Do I need LibreELEC?

I'm not really one for spending hours and hours messing about with custom firmware and unreliable updates etc so any tips would be welcome.
 I have the U9 and am running @wrxtasy latest build successfully. It plays 4k movies with HDR and Atmos surround audio just fine. So your setup should also work with no issue. I also run a Plex Media Server and decided that I would install Plex for Kodi to try it out. I have now defaulted to having PfK auto-launch when I start up the U9. It's the best of both worlds in that you have Plex for managing your media and the Kodi client decoding the files being handed off by PfK. Gigabit WIFI is a bit of a contradiction in terms since I think the U9 supports AC only. I have mine hardwired with Gigabit ethernet and 4K streams just fine. But you should try with your WIFI signal to see what throughput you get. LibreELEC is part of the Kodi build available in this thread so that comes along for the ride. But overall this is the best setup I've had for high quality video and audio playback.
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Make sure you follow the simple install instructions link that @wrxtasy provides in his build post in this forum. It's really as simple as flashing the build image to the mSD card that comes with the U9. Then booting from that card per the instructions. Once you are in to Kodi you can do a basic settings adjustment to configure for your audio setup. There isn't much tweaking or hours of messing around required for a basic setup where you just want to play videos. Good luck. Lot's of people helped me here in this forum but I would encourage you to just read this forum from the beginning as that is what I did and it gave me 98% of what I needed to set it up without having to ask any questions.
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This is all I set in LibreELEC Kodi Audio Settings:

- Channels 5.1 or 7.1
- Best Match
- And I can leave all passthrough audio options on.
5.1 / 7.1 AAC audio get's decoded to 5.1 / 7.1 PCM as confirmed by my Yamaha AVR and all Passthrough audio works. Smile

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Thanks for the information. I will give it a go when I buy the Minix. What is Pfk?
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Do you have a link for that thread as I can't seem to find it. Thanks.
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@wrxtasy 

I am having some problems getting Wake on Lan to work on my U9, is it working for you? I have entered the MAC adress but still doesnt work.
I see that the U9 shows a green lamp, is it in sleep?

I am using the offical Kodi remote app using IOS.
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(2018-06-20, 10:59)jonbennison Wrote: Thanks for the information. I will give it a go when I buy the Minix. What is Pfk?
 Plex for Kodi
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