[mythtv-users] Recommendations needed for new FE box
justin.nonwork at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 19:17:11 UTC 2018
> I thought VDPAU was the "better" one here, would VAAPI be as efficient at
> offloading as VDPAU has been? If so - Android may be something to consider
> here. If not, then Intel based nVIDIA graphics where we can utilize VDPAU
> is still something we need folks to give input on regarding a decent FE.
> I am still split between a NUC and RP3 B+ = seems NUC may be priced a bit
> more however has more oomph to drive the HD, 4K and/or H.265 movies (as
> they become more frequently available) ?
I have two Haswell-based NUCs which work really well, and one Kaby Lake NUC
which is a bit of a tire fire. They're rife with issues supporting HD audio
pass-through in general, have problems with HDMI/4k, and in order to do a
firmware upgrade you have to do a full install of Win10 (i.e., booting a
rescue image won't work) AND it has to be connected to an HDMI 2.0 device
at the time of the firmware upgrade.
Some people have gotten some subset of features to work, but I gave up ~2-3
months ago. I have one of my old NUCs hooked up to my nice home theater
system, and the new one hooked up an older stand-alone TV. I was hoping to
future-proof an eventual 4k setup, but ... back to the drawing board.
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