This is my first post here, so hi there from Brazil!
Well, I'm looking forward to build a media center/server and I'm trying to figure out what's the best cost-benefit of hardware for running LibreElec/Kodi smoothly.
I'm kindda inclined to choose Raspberry Pi because, well, they're fun, inexpensive and their community is amazing, but I'm worried about performance.
Also, a huge concern of mine is 5.1 audio passthrough capabilties via HDMI. This seems to be a recurrent problem in a lot of devices, android based or not. For example, I just found out that the Odroid Xu4 is apparently uncapable of 5.1 passthrough via HDMI; There's a ton of people complaining about it on their forum and apparently there's no solution to it.
Anyway, I'm accepting other suggestions other than SPCs.
I just want a setup that works smoothly, is natively compatible with my 5.1 home theater system and simple enough to attach a hard drive to it and make it work as a media center on my network.
Thanks in advance and have a good day,