I have just registered, first I am not trying to troll or anything. I have been using XBMC for a long time, Kodi not so long, usually from Openelec, and more recently Libreelec.
I just wanted to explain my little (short) experience for a day with an s905x:
I have two home theaters at home, both with dedicated (silent) computers, 5.1 sound systems, and a Rpi3 on another single tv (yes, the kitchen).
I have been looking for some time for a simple, yet powerfule (x265) solution to use as a kodi player, after reading the forums I decided to get an s905 device Beelink MiniMXIII from amazon. And here the problems began...
I received the player next day, and installed the libreelec on an sdcard. It booted at first try (toothpick), but after loading nothing worked (no usb, no mouse, no controls, etc).
After digging a bit, I discover that although I specifically asked for an MXIII they sent me an MXIII-II, yes, same specs but with the s905x processor.
I remade the sdcard with the correct dtb.img and now I have a workable system. The usb's work, the ethernet too.
Here are my impressions:
wifi didn't work, ok, I can put an ethernet.
remote didn't work, ok, not the most important, and I also read in the forums you need to copy the correct config.
CEC remote (the one from tv, hdmi interface) didn't work either (the Rpi3 worked correctly with this tv)
It's ok, I can get that.
Now the serious stuff. No matter what I did, no matter what I setup, I could not make it work in 5.1. The central (voice) channel was always mute.
I changed the libreelec version (7.2 and 7.9), change settings, tried with libreelec, tried with kodi from the android system... all of them failed in the same way. Stereo worked though, but that is not enough for me.
As a personal note, it also looked like the image didn't have the same quality as my x86 player (thay may have been my impression though).
So my question is, had any one got any similar experience? I understand that the device is under heavy development (thanks kszaq!), and that I have only read half the messages in the post but I am curious to know if anyone has had more luck than me with the optical output.
I returned the device, I will keep an eye on the forum and for sure I will try again in the future, but the first impresssion was... very unsatisfactory.
PD: Sorry I am not providing logs, or more information about the tests I made.