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#1
Hi,

I want to replace my old intel NUC, i did some research to find a box and i am pretty confuse right now =D

I'm looking for something to read smoothly 4k, h265 10bits etc running Libreelec.

What do you guys think of the Beelink BT3 pro? it seems nice on paper, but i couldn't really find any info.

I'm open to any suggestions =)

Thanks  !
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#2
Start your journey by reading here.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?u...are_type=t
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#3
(2019-08-14, 08:36)Jedynie Wrote: Hi,

I want to replace my old intel NUC, i did some research to find a box and i am pretty confuse right now =D

I'm looking for something to read smoothly 4k, h265 10bits etc running Libreelec.

What do you guys think of the Beelink BT3 pro? it seems nice on paper, but i couldn't really find any info.

I'm open to any suggestions =)

Thanks  !

If you are playing 4K h.265 10-bit content :

1. Is the content HDR?
2. Do you have an HDR display, or do you need HDR->SDR conversion?
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#4
Quote:Start your journey by reading here.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/topic?u...are_type=t

I did already, it gave me a lot of good informations but maybe it was too much of info for me, ended up confused lol
 
(2019-08-14, 11:34)noggin Wrote:
(2019-08-14, 08:36)Jedynie Wrote: Hi,

I want to replace my old intel NUC, i did some research to find a box and i am pretty confuse right now =D

I'm looking for something to read smoothly 4k, h265 10bits etc running Libreelec.

What do you guys think of the Beelink BT3 pro? it seems nice on paper, but i couldn't really find any info.

I'm open to any suggestions =)

Thanks  !

If you are playing 4K h.265 10-bit content :

1. Is the content HDR?
2. Do you have an HDR display, or do you need HDR->SDR conversion? 

For now, i'm not playing any 4k content and i don't have an HDR display, so no and no.

But i don't want to buy a new box that is not doing it, to have to change it in 6 month if i decide to buy a new TV.
That is why i am looking for this even if i don't need it right now, and in the meantime, i could read those 1080p h265 10 bits video that my NUC is struggling to read.
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#5
(2019-08-14, 15:30)Jedynie Wrote: But i don't want to buy a new box that is not doing it, to have to change it in 6 month if i decide to buy a new TV.
There is hardly any hardware that will last 5-7 years when it comes to HTPC solutions.
Best is to spend your money on something simple that works now, and move on to the next technology in 2-3 years time.

But if you are planning a new TV in 6 months, then you can also plan your next Kodi client box.
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#6
I would suggest a VERO box which is designed for KODI https://osmc.tv/vero/
One HTPC Windows 7 pro 64x running WMC with 2 HDhomeRun on Comcast 6 tuners with MCEbuddy sending everything to WD MyCloud 24 tb over netgear gig network shared to
Four Raspberry Pi-3 
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#7
Vero4k+ seems good, does it support big skin like Aeon MadNox ? Is OSMC doing as good as libreelec?
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#8
(2019-08-16, 21:29)Jedynie Wrote: Vero4k+ seems good, does it support big skin like Aeon MadNox ? Is OSMC doing as good as libreelec?

If you need all the HDR metadata, go for the S905X2 + CoreELEC. The Beelink GT1 MINI 2/32 with Gigabit LAN and AC Wifi is a good choice.
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