Homatics Box R 4K Plus

Don’t have the same problem with my Odroid N2+(never touched hdmi CEC config, so default settings).

Connecting directly to TV is not an option since LG C1 do not support DTS passthrough.

EDIT: Connected directly to TV. Box wakes up from standby, but kodi hangs after waking from standby. Need to reboot box to make coreelec work again. Seems to be a problem with remounting storage(why is storage unmounted?). Sometimes coreelec starts thinking it’s a new install, but mostly just hangs after a few button presses.

My all 3 Homatics boxes works well with LG C2 with CEC enabled. Don’t use sleep mode under CE.

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Yes all CEC seems to be working for me now(disabled/enabled CEC on receiver).
Waking from sleep seems to be bugged though, switched cec config so box shutdown instead of sleeping when turning of TV/receiver(this is good enough for me).

You should/can tweak CEC settings from CoreELEC’s Settings → Input menu.
There are several settings in there which will let you configure the TV/AVR behavior for several scenarios (screen saver,device powering on or off,input change ,etc).

You can even set the CEC device physical address and sometime that is required when the device is connected thru AVR.

Personally CEC works pretty well for me on CoreELEC ,with the device connected thru the soundbar (which is connected to an LG G2 OLED TV).
Btw,sleep might cause issue with this device ,so i also recommend turning it OFF (never use it).

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How many times should be written that suspend/resume IS NOT SUPPORTED. At least not officially.
If you want to use it you have to use partial install to eMMC as written few times above.
Or use extra script which handles remount (also written in my notes).

The reason for this remount is that USB is shutdown on suspend (reason unknown).

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I agree,
have read the thread twice and it’s really long and easy to miss obvious things and search function is not that great TBH.

Also hard to know what information is outdated.

Regarding toothpick method, maybe good to add that continue holding button in when Fastboot is being displayed. Wasn’t that obvious that you should continue holding it in.

Oh I copied the text on Your post to a text file created with Notepad should I leave it like that ? like a text file (.txt). Sorry for asking You all this questions and thanks my Friend.

@DS_DV PM me in homatics Telegram group.

@DS_DV it’s not the first time you’re a bit passive aggressive in this thread. You have to understand that we’re not in the business of selling stuff. We don’t have clients. We have users. We’re here to help everyone but at our own pace and when we can. Everyone in the team is a volunteer. And if you want to know why the wiki has slowed down it’s because the team member that was always on top of it went through a great personal tragedy and we weren’t able to fill in the void (that we hope is temporary).
As an example, it took a few years for people to understand why we couldn’t support new DVB capable devices and we had to explain that the team member that was the master of dvb (in the team and in the *elec world) disappeared in thin air.
So please, and I ask this to everyone, try to find the answer to your questions in the thread, and ask if you can’t find any.
We’re here to help, but we can only do so much.


I am totally confused on which image I should be running on my dune Homatics box. I was happily using the Omega version until we had issue with the Dolby Vision.

I’ve tried Nexus 21, 20, etc. I keep getting a black screen when I play a 4K video. I even tried changing some of the settings for forced display color depth, force color subsampling etc.

I am totally lost.

What image should I be running? Should I expect it to play HDR 10 and Dolby Vision?

You need to check which fw version you have in android. If it’s pre 5310 you have a link in this thread to an older nightly where DV works.

Ok, thank you.
I found out that this one works for me… >>>> CoreELEC-Amlogic-ne.aarch64-20.3-Nexus_nightly_20230729-Generic.img.gz
Working like a charm now…


I think I spoke too soon. When I add Dolby Vision folder directly using CoreELEC, the videos played perfectly with Dolby Vision.

However, when I use Emby for Kodi next gen, then that video kills the video output to my TV. My TV shows no signal.

So apparently, it is a problem with the Emby for Kodi Next Gen. I will have to pass this information on to him.


First and formost i which you all the best and are deeply sorry for your troubles.

I really appreciate the this project. Which is why after installing it my first reaction was looking for a way to donate . The fact that its based on voluntary work and help just made that wish stronger.

Regarding the ‚aggressiveness‘ - I know i reflect alot when someone is rude to me or others. I know its a bad behaviour. So: sorry!

Since as i said i like the project and dont want folks to be driven away when the first response after a FAQ is rude i made my suggestion.
I know documenting is hard and take alot of time in a project. Since it is not easy transparent how many people work on CE my first thought was using the wiki.

But if that is not in the available resource budget that is ok ofc.

Maybe i get a bit spare time at the upcoming weekend and will look how i can reformat my obsidian entry to this forum (and maybe even rewrite parts of it) so you can use it as FAQ Section.

To iterate on that and make clear that my intend is just to help everyone here.
Efficient communication safes alot of resources (its faster and less stress to link to an FAQ section than being so stressed out that you have to publicly caps lock as a reply to new user requests who also dont have the resources to read over a thousand messages [especially if there is no obvious note or hint to do so [and is also not a common thing to do in the www])


  • I dont meant to be rude (i just reacted) – Sorry
  • Thank you for your effort and resources for this great project!
  • As i got a chance now ill try to reformat my notes to fit this forum asap.

I decided to create some sort of “guide” for the beginners ,so hopefully this will avoid people asking the same questions over and over .
Probably formatting still requires some work ,but i will work on that ( topic was created on mobile ,so it would be better doing it from desktop ).
However ,i will try to keep that topic updated with other issues,tips or tricks regarding this device (and its “clones”).

This is the topic → [Guide] Homatics Box R 4k Plus CoreELEC installation and configuration


nice !
Thank you for your work!
when i got time ill just post a reply to your topic with my collected information (:

I’m noticing an issue with a few of my highest bitrate videos in that they seem to not resume. They’ll be stuck paused and won’t resume unless I click on chapter forward/backward. These videos seem to average around 100Mbps. I also use Infuse from my Apple TV and it has no issues resuming these videos (if that’s helpful as a point of reference). All my more typical UHD BD videos play/resume without issue.

Here’s the Mediainfo for one of movies that struggles to resume:

Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 4
File size                                : 85.9 GiB
Duration                                 : 2 h 8 min
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 95.9 Mb/s
Frame rate                               : 23.976 FPS
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v78.0 ('Running') 64-bit
Writing library                          : libebml v1.4.4 + libmatroska v1.7.1
Cover                                    : Yes
Attachments                              : cover.jpg

ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : HEVC
Format/Info                              : High Efficiency Video Coding
Format profile                           : Main 10@L5@Main
HDR format                               : Dolby Vision, Version 1.0, dvhe.08.06, BL+RPU, HDR10 compatible / SMPTE ST 2086, HDR10 compatible
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
Duration                                 : 2 h 8 min
Bit rate                                 : 91.4 Mb/s
Width                                    : 3 840 pixels
Height                                   : 1 504 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 2.553
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 23.976 (24000/1001) FPS
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0 (Type 2)
Bit depth                                : 10 bits
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.660
Stream size                              : 81.8 GiB (95%)
Title                                    : DoVi P8 CMv2.9 (Baked P7 FEL)
Writing library                          : x265 3.5+104+15-ba4e7a2cb:[Windows][MSVC 1936][64 bit] 10bit
Encoding settings                        : cpuid=1111039 / frame-threads=4 / numa-pools=24 / wpp / no-pmode / no-pme / no-psnr / no-ssim / log-level=2 / input-csp=1 / input-res=3840x1504 / interlace=0 / total-frames=184231 / level-idc=0 / high-tier=1 / uhd-bd=0 / ref=5 / no-allow-non-conformance / repeat-headers / annexb / aud / no-eob / no-eos / no-hrd / info / hash=0 / temporal-layers=0 / open-gop / min-keyint=23 / keyint=250 / gop-lookahead=0 / bframes=8 / b-adapt=2 / b-pyramid / bframe-bias=0 / rc-lookahead=40 / lookahead-slices=0 / scenecut=40 / no-hist-scenecut / radl=0 / no-splice / no-intra-refresh / ctu=64 / min-cu-size=8 / rect / amp / max-tu-size=32 / tu-inter-depth=3 / tu-intra-depth=3 / limit-tu=4 / rdoq-level=2 / dynamic-rd=0.00 / no-ssim-rd / signhide / tskip / nr-intra=0 / nr-inter=0 / no-constrained-intra / strong-intra-smoothing / max-merge=4 / limit-refs=1 / limit-modes / me=3 / subme=4 / merange=57 / temporal-mvp / no-frame-dup / no-hme / weightp / weightb / no-analyze-src-pics / deblock=-1:-1 / sao / no-sao-non-deblock / rd=4 / selective-sao=2 / no-early-skip / rskip / rskip-edge-threshold=0.020000 / no-fast-intra / tskip-fast / no-cu-lossless / b-intra / no-splitrd-skip / rdpenalty=0 / psy-rd=4.00 / psy-rdoq=15.00 / no-rd-refine / no-lossless / cbqpoffs=0 / crqpoffs=0 / rc=crf / crf=12.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpstep=4 / stats-write=0 / stats-read=0 / ipratio=1.10 / pbratio=1.00 / aq-mode=4 / aq-strength=0.80 / aq-bias-strength=1.00 / cutree / zone-count=0 / no-strict-cbr / qg-size=32 / no-rc-grain / qpmax=69 / qpmin=0 / no-const-vbv / sar=0 / overscan=0 / videoformat=5 / range=0 / colorprim=9 / transfer=16 / colormatrix=9 / chromaloc=1 / chromaloc-top=2 / chromaloc-bottom=2 / display-window=0 / master-display=G(13250,34500)B(7500,3000)R(34000,16000)WP(15635,16450)L(40000000,50) / cll=1500,370 / min-luma=0 / max-luma=1023 / log2-max-poc-lsb=8 / vui-timing-info / vui-hrd-info / slices=1 / no-opt-qp-pps / no-opt-ref-list-length-pps / no-multi-pass-opt-rps / scenecut-bias=0.05 / no-opt-cu-delta-qp / no-aq-motion / hdr10 / hdr10-opt / no-dhdr10-opt / no-idr-recovery-sei / analysis-reuse-level=0 / analysis-save-reuse-level=0 / analysis-load-reuse-level=0 / scale-factor=0 / refine-intra=0 / refine-inter=0 / refine-mv=1 / refine-ctu-distortion=0 / no-limit-sao / ctu-info=0 / no-lowpass-dct / refine-analysis-type=0 / copy-pic=1 / max-ausize-factor=1.0 / no-dynamic-refine / no-single-sei / no-hevc-aq / no-svt / no-field / qp-adaptation-range=1.00 / scenecut-aware-qp=0conformance-window-offsets / right=0 / bottom=0 / decoder-max-rate=0 / no-vbv-live-multi-pass / no-mcstf / no-sbrc
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Color range                              : Limited
Color primaries                          : BT.2020
Transfer characteristics                 : PQ
Matrix coefficients                      : BT.2020 non-constant
Mastering display color primaries        : Display P3
Mastering display luminance              : min: 0.0050 cd/m2, max: 4000 cd/m2
Maximum Content Light Level              : 1500 cd/m2
Maximum Frame-Average Light Level        : 370 cd/m2

Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : E-AC-3 JOC
Format/Info                              : Enhanced AC-3 with Joint Object Coding
Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital Plus with Dolby Atmos
Codec ID                                 : A_EAC3
Duration                                 : 2 h 8 min
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 768 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 704 MiB (1%)
Title                                    : Atmos EAC3 5.1
Language                                 : English
Service kind                             : Complete Main
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Complexity index                         : 16
Number of dynamic objects                : 15
Bed channel count                        : 1 channel
Bed channel configuration                : LFE

Audio #2
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : MLP FBA
Format/Info                              : Meridian Lossless Packing FBA
Commercial name                          : Dolby TrueHD
Codec ID                                 : A_TRUEHD
Duration                                 : 2 h 8 min
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 3 732 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 1 560 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 8 channels
Channel layout                           : L R C LFE Ls Rs Lb Rb
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 1 200.000 FPS (40 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossless
Stream size                              : 3.34 GiB (4%)
Title                                    : Atmos TrueHD 7.1
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text #1
ID                                       : 4
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration                                 : 1 h 59 min
Bit rate                                 : 55 b/s
Frame rate                               : 0.189 FPS
Count of elements                        : 1359
Stream size                              : 48.5 KiB (0%)
Title                                    : SDH (Text)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text #2
ID                                       : 5
Format                                   : PGS
Muxing mode                              : zlib
Codec ID                                 : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info                            : Picture based subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Duration                                 : 1 h 59 min
Bit rate                                 : 32.4 kb/s
Frame rate                               : 0.378 FPS
Count of elements                        : 2718
Stream size                              : 27.8 MiB (0%)
Title                                    : SDH (Image)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text #3
ID                                       : 6
Format                                   : UTF-8
Codec ID                                 : S_TEXT/UTF8
Codec ID/Info                            : UTF-8 Plain Text
Duration                                 : 1 h 59 min
Bit rate                                 : 50 b/s
Frame rate                               : 0.169 FPS
Count of elements                        : 1210
Stream size                              : 44.4 KiB (0%)
Title                                    : Subtitles (Text)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Text #4
ID                                       : 7
Format                                   : PGS
Muxing mode                              : zlib
Codec ID                                 : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info                            : Picture based subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Duration                                 : 1 h 59 min
Bit rate                                 : 29.0 kb/s
Frame rate                               : 0.336 FPS
Count of elements                        : 2408
Stream size                              : 24.7 MiB (0%)
Title                                    : Subtitles (Image)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

00:00:17.017                             : Chapter 01
00:07:23.943                             : Chapter 02
00:17:47.900                             : Chapter 03
00:26:22.497                             : Chapter 04
00:31:31.014                             : Chapter 05
00:39:46.092                             : Chapter 06
00:46:34.458                             : Chapter 07
00:52:28.186                             : Chapter 08
00:59:07.919                             : Chapter 09
01:06:15.596                             : Chapter 10
01:13:18.477                             : Chapter 11
01:24:33.818                             : Chapter 12
01:32:07.730                             : Chapter 13
01:41:28.499                             : Chapter 14
01:46:24.544                             : Chapter 15
01:56:36.614                             : Chapter 16
02:08:11.892                             : Chapter 17

You didn’t provide enough information, but resume in Omega (CE21) is potentially broken for some files which is one reason that CE20 is now being recommended.

All handling of media with ffmpeg is involved in the “issue”. It looks like it get now a bit work on but no solution is there for now.

Kodi Nexus is affected as well but not that much like Kodi Omega. That’s why we now recommend the use of Nexus, CE-20.

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but wouldn’t we loose DV support when we downgrade to CE 20 ? Oo