The Future: Odroid N2

The future is here! HardKernel was so kind to provide most of the Team with a Odroid N2 with Amlogic S922X SoC. Work has already started and this device looks awesome.

https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=176&t=33781

I want to thank Justin Lee from HardKernel for this great opportunity.

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A simple question this marriage can work.
It is possible the union of both to CoreELEC + Tvheadend
ODROID-N2 Amlogic S922X + DVB / DTV Extension Board for VIM2 (VTV)
I do not like DVB USB adapters
I like this idea here!
@Ray Thanks, if you can help

Sat > ip is probably a safer option and isnt much more expensive than the vim dtv board.

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Great news this, looks awsome board. It even looks like Amlogic is taking linux support seriously this time

Unfortunately hardkernel products are nearly twice as expensive in europe which makes the package much less attractive.

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It looks really nice! I have to save to offer me one! Are they really that more expensive here in Europe? What’s the expected price tag?

@Shoog I wouldn’t say that is necessarily true, it depends on the vendor that you buy from ofcourse but just looking at the pricing it is cheaper than some other much older SBC’s that are currently on the market.

KVIM2 -> $99-$140
KVIM -> $55-70
LePotato -> $35-45
Odroid C2 -> $46

Odroid N2 -> $63-79

I think it’s very competitively price and it’s way cheaper than some of the boxes available, take the Vero4K+ or Minix U9-H -> $150-160.

Your getting a hell of a lot for your money imo.

Lastly lets not forget the RPI 3B+.at $44.

(All prices in USD).

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Could you propose a sat ip device?

That’s not expensive, with the specs it has and the support of Coreelec team it can be the right choice. I’m definitely follow the development and get one myself if it has the team’s “seal of approval”!

The only european supplier has similsar hardkernel products at about \€110 which equattes to about $130

@Shoog the only European supplier? odroid.co.uk has the C2 at £49 which is around €55.

If you look at something like the H2 which is comparable then you will see what i mean. I predict an EU price of about €110 and at that price an Intel based minipc starts to look attractive.

Until pricing is available at said retails it is pure speculation but the C2 has a 35% markup on that site which if applied to the N2 would put it at around the €75 mark.

You can always order directly from HardKernel themselves and then there is no markup. :slight_smile:

When i bought my vim2 i went through this comparing hardkernel prices in europe and this where i am basing my guestimates on. Unfortunately, harkernel been a reputable supplier, will charge the import duties on their products which would bring their direct prices up in line with their uk distributor.
Theres no way round it, those fantastic dollar prices are just not so fantastic in the EU

If you order directly from hardkernel the shipping fee is $28.

I see many talking about prices
The reality of Brazil and other
Here the import price comes out equivalent to the price of the product.

And charged import tax of 60% + freight value + value of
product. Where most of the time they play 60% on the value of Freight + Product

Our dream and that the values quoted
certainly it would be better
Just clarifying to @anon88919003 now you understand why we buy the Chinese box, not because they are better and yes they send with less value fitting in our budget in our reality.

As @Shoog aid to Brazil is the same leaves twice as expensive
Detail the value of the dollar is almost 4 times higher than our currency.

Well the question is what is cheap? I understand that not everyone can afford to pay a lot of money but on the other hand I see a lot of people complain about their 20$ AML box not working with their 2000$ AVR and 3000$ TV.

I guess everyone needs to decide for themselves.
Fortunately these AML boxes are way cheaper that the RK3399 boxes. Hopefully the work we do for S922X will be usable for a S905X2 box too. But owning this Odroid N2 now and seeing the build quality and the power I’d not want to get a S905X2 now although it should be fine for CoreELEC too.

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It’s in my todo list.

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Damn, just updated whole infrastructure to Odroid C2 :slight_smile: But considering really high costs shipping+DPH (ordered from HK to Europe - one C2 costs me ~75EUR including power adapter) and the fact, that C2 should handle quite everything in next X years (not HDR interested), I keeping calm :slight_smile:

But one thing I must appretiate: HK+CE team colaboration. Its very nice from HK, and I believe it helps also sales, considering cheap price + trustworthy build, and “certified stability / testing” of nice Home Theatre software :+1:

@JimmyS we also collab with LibreComputer, thanks to their donations we was able to improve on the HDR auto switching code amongst other things.

Support from these 2 vendors has really helped us to continue improving CE.

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