I would like to buy either a Khadas VIM3L or a Odroid N2. I made a little research here on forum but I did not see an exact explanation if they are capable of playing 4k HDR (30 fps) without drops, and passtrough audio to receiver. I would just like to use them as a daily use Media Player, either streaming from a NAS or using Plex Media to play them .
Can please someone explain if these devices can do that? I own an Xbox One S and I am not pleased that the internal app cannot let Atmos/DTS:X to my receiver. When using plex media player, it has to transcode true-hd or other hd audio to aac I just want to play my 4k remuxes on my television.
so, you are saying that any box with S905X2 CPU will be capable of delivering my needs ?
I am looking for the cheapest solution just for movie playback on my Home Cinema. I do not care for netflix or youtube. For that I have XBOX ONE S.
Can you please advise a cheap SBC/TV box that can do that ?
I can’t really make recommendations, but you can look at the N2 and VIM3/VIM3L for SBC.
There are a bunch of threads about S905X2 and S922X boxes. All depends on your budget.
Devices running the -ng builds don’t support LPCM, but all HD audio formats can be bitstreamed.
HDR10 in -ng builds also outputs correct metadata to the display.