I posted a similar topic in the hardware help section but I’m not getting very many responses. I thought I’d try here since this is specifically a Tvheadend problem.
I’m running CoreELEC on a W95 (S905W) box and it works good overall.
It’s a dedicated Tvheadend backend and I don’t use it for anything else. However, I sometimes have buffering problems when watching live TV or recordings. I suspect it is because I’m “overloading” the box with Comskip processing and simultaneous multiple recordings while viewing a recording or live TV. During testing I have observed that the more recordings I’m making the more likely I have buffering problems.
Another problem I have is sometimes the playback will freeze when I’m watching a program while it is being recorded. The skip controls will do weird things (skip backwards when trying to skip forward, etc.) and I will continue to have problems trying to get past that spot. If I watch the recording after it is completed there will be a bad spot in that area but I can easily skip past it. I suspect that I may have had a short signal loss but I’m not sure.
I use a HD Homerun Quatro tuner and have a USB 3.0 hard drive connected directly to the box for the recordings.
I use a Shield TV box and Fire TV 4k stick to watch the live TV/recordings in Kodi.
The Shield TV, W95 CoreELEC box, and HD Homerun Quatro are connected directly to my router’s Gigabit ethernet ports. The Fire TV is WiFi.
I’m thinking of replacing the 100M S905W box with a S905X3 USB 3.0 Gigabit box but I want to make sure I’m doing something that will solve my buffering problems.
Should I expect to be able to be making multiple recordings while watching live TV or a recording while it is in-process without having problems?
The X96 Max Plus (4/32) seems to be good bang for the buck, would it be a good box for my application?
Is there any advantage of 4/32 memory/storage over a 2/16 configuration for my use?
I might spring for the more expensive (~50%) Ugoos X3 Cube (2/16) if there is a significant advantage of it over a “generic” S905X3 box but I’d like to make sure the value is there for my application.
Thanks for any input