Hey there, I'm looking for recommendations on a board, these are my requirements:
* very good support for HEVC / x265 decoding at 1080p30, 8 bit, high profile
* power over ethernet support
* passive cooling (no fan)
* rock solid stable, preferably few/no binary blobs tied to old kernels etc
* low cost, sub $50 if possible, the lower the better
I get conflicting info over how well the Pi 3+ can handle HEVC at 1080p. I understand that it doesn't have native hardware decoding support but that some wonderful folks have done a lot of work offloading as much of the task as they can to the GPU. I need rock solid 1080p performance though for 8-bit material, I really don't want to see dropped frames other than maybe a few when the program starts.
I'd love any suggestions. Wish the Odroid C2 did PoE.