is it really worth upgrading from a stable s812 box the is perfectly capable of streaming 1080p videos, and upgrade to a S922x based boxes?
use case: stream up to 1080p. No need for 4k, HDR, emulation, etc
So been using my S812 based box (2GB ram/8gb Rom) for a really long time, been keeping it updated as well, until 8.2.3 (Kodi 17.6)
Is rock solid, and does what I tell it to do.
I have Librelec 8.2.3 on nand, and mess around with different builds on sd card to see if I can find a solid Kodi 18 build (best success has been with Alexelec)
But this got me thinking, maybe its time to upgrade.
Been leaning towards Odroid-N2, VIM3 or Beelink GT King
But...I don't have a fancy setup, just a simple 1080p LG TV, nothing else beside Libreelec/kodi box
I have been seeing often times I have issue with streaming high quality 1080p files.
90% of the time my use case is to use it to stream 720/1080p videos. I have RD, and sort files with max resolution of 1080p and less then 3gb.
10% of the time is using Stalker client for IPTV.
I also have 1gig fiber connection, and kodi box is hard wired.
And more than content with 720p...dont care much for 4k or HDR for my use case.
Most of the wait time is scraping of sources. my normal setup is just 2-3 addons.
On my SD card, have have played with aura mod with widgets, still not terribly laggy.
I think I have had this box for 4 years, and for similar longevity and community support, I am considering at least Odroid-N2 or better.
But is it worth it, I have been doing a lot of research, and been waiting for the last 6 months. I can wait more I suppose, but seeing some good deals on N2 recently
Especially because s812 upgrade path is essentially a dead end. I love to tinker, and great at following instructions. But the writing is on the wall for this box
Thank you for your patience