Raspberry pi 4 - Wait for 4k HDR support or buy another board?

  • Hello I bought rpi4 at release date, but still don't have full 4k HDR support. I'm a little bit disappointed because after year rpi don't have these features.

    Sould I wait for support? Or will it be in a long time?


    If it takes a long time, I'd like to buy something else board. Do you have any sugesstions? I look for vero 4k+, but I don't know if there is any better board.

    I want to watchvideos 4k/HDR-10bit with size about 70GB

    thank you so much.

  • I'm a little bit disappointed because after year rpi don't have these features.

    Main problem is that basically nothing has proper HDR support yet (Vero, AML ... use vendor specific apis that are gone in K19) with an proper Kodi integration. Its getting there but not before Kodi19.

  • HDR in any Kodi version (LibreELEC, OSMC, Kodi, etc) is currently still a work-in-progress. And yes, it will take more time to get 'everything' working. Partly because we are dependent on what the RPi developers themselves are providing us. Stuff for the previous RPi devices wasn't ready in a year either, and those devices had simpler tasks to do.

  • Just a question ... HDR with PI 4 will come in future? I´m aware, nothing is final, but just on technical aspect it is possible and well get enjoying this feature?

  • Just a question ... HDR with PI 4 will come in future? I´m aware, nothing is final, but just on technical aspect it is possible and well get enjoying this feature?

    The Pi is capable of decoding 2160p 10-bit HEVC, and we're told the hardware supports output of 10-bit video with Infoframes to flag HDR and switch TVs into HDR mode. (These are the three things necessary for 'standard' HDR10 replay)


    HD Audio bit streaming (for HD video output) has been added recently to the Pi 4B+'s capabilities - so stuff is happening to develop the platform.


    If you want HDR now - then look at some other platforms (though these are using custom Kodi builds to enable HDR) - if you are prepared to wait then HDR support for the Pi 4B+ should happen at some point - but there is no real timeline in the public domain for when.


    One thing to be aware of is that if your TV only supports HDR UHD at 50/60fps at 4:2:0 the Pi 4B+ is not going to besuitable - as it can't output 4:2:0 (which is required for some TVs). There isn't that much 50/60fps HDR stuff - but BBC iPlayer is 50fps for UHD HDR streaming for instance.

  • woah
    all those term are making my brain fry

    i have Rasp Pi 4B with Kodi, will it play h265, 4k, FLAC video formats?

  • i have Rasp Pi 4B with Kodi, will it play h265, 4k, FLAC video formats?

    The answer to your question is not going to suddenly change when you ask it on a different forum...