HDR is a major weak point for Windows & third party software, it just does not handle it well unless you want to jump through many hoops, google madvr HDR playback for a taste of whats involved.Was thinking to use a pc, as I’ve tried android boxes in the past and not found them easy to get on with.
what sort of system can manage this? I’m hoping to use an old 5th gen intel i3 or even a modern NUC. But I’m wondering if they have hdmi 2.0.
Yes it will play HDR10 files without tweaking, but not DV as for Dolby Vision that is a complicated matter, there are multiple versions of DV & licensing to factor in, currently either the player built into a DV capable TV or an AppleTV 4K running MrMC is the best way to play DV content (even then there are limitations with dual layer DV content).I’ve used win 10 and a 1060 to play the files using a madvr setup I found on overclockers. It seemed to work well.
I’ll have a look at these Veto boxes. Will it just play the files correctly? Rather than need lots of tweaking? Can it do Dolby vision?
Technically no but effectively yes, HDMI 1.4 does not have the bandwith for 4K HDR, you could push HDR out at 1080p but few devices support that.Does hdr need hdmi 2.0?
Thats a tablet Android box not actual AndroidTV like the Shield, the S912 is a capable chipset however the limiting factor is the software.Also I have one of these:
NEXBOX A3 Amlogic S912 Octa-Core 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Android 6.0 2.4G + 5.0G WiFi Gigabit LAN 4K HDR TV Box
Bought it a couple of years ago. Any good?
If your using Windows or Linux SMB/Samba network shares those are less than ideal.tried Kodi and like it but I find it keeps buffering with some of the larger files I have. any settings I can try?
ive connected the TV via my Gigabit lan and it still does it.