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Question Needed: Reliable UHD / HDR player via USB


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Advice needed folks

I am using my Sony XE93 Android TV as my player for movies on my HDD but the Sony has a problem playing 5.1 audio via VLC or any other app. (Except the built in Video player, but that's not reliable)

Can anyone recommend a well priced (Not Shield TV money) media player for 4K / UHD playback from HDD?

Thanks loads



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If you can compromise and plug the HD into a server like a PC or NAS then you get get away with a cheap Firestick/Kodi combination though there would be no atmos that way which probably isn't that important to you anyway if currently you plug into a TV. You could even use your current XBOX and Plex if the files are served to it.

If you have to plug directly into a player then the cheapest is probably from Minix at under 100, or a Vero at around 120. The Vero is a decent MKV player as long as you don't need 3D. Both use Kodi for file management and playback.


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My TV is connected via ARC into my amp, so HD audio would be nice. (Atmos not needed though)


Prominent Member
As mtenga said the vero 4k is a great player i use it with 2 hdd's connected

Vero 4K plus? Looks great actually, thanks folks!

Joe Fernand

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ARC does not support HD Audio and many ‘older’ TV’s are limited to 2.0 on their HDMI Inputs - best to confirm what your TV supports.


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