What's the best box to buy to get an excellent Dolby sound and a smooth 4K images?

  • I would like to use LibreELEC Os that is a splendid operating system.. but i would like a hardware well supported and used at its best!


    Any suggestions?


    Thanks a lot!


    Nick :D

  • You want excellent sound and smooth 4k ?
    My opinion:
    1. You need "more power"
    2. You need excellent AVR & loudspeakers


    I spent a lot of time using this cheap chinese boxes bases on Amlogig chipset -> It´s a DYI system


    Crosscheck:
    s905x box vs. Kaby Lake Notebook
    Playing problemfiles(banding, stuttering etc.) reported by other users
    Then playing ripped UHD movies


    Result:
    What´s better than more power ?
    Just "more power"

    Edited once, last by Tim_Taylor ().


  • I got a Bose LifeStyle System and a Sony Bravia TV.. i just looking for a good Dolby passthrough device to get the right sound! :)

  • digital sound via HDMI is working good with every box.
    4k video is the first problem, HDR the next problem


    Best choice for me -> s905x box


    s912 = experimental -> Minix U9-H


    Don´t need HDR ?
    Minix U1 based on s905 chip


    Want Power ?
    Intel NUC


  • Thanks for your analysis! :)
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    digital sound via HDMI is working good with every box.


    Not true.. i got a X96 and a T95Z Plus.. sound is 99% only PCM.. very rarely Dolby 2.0 and DTS 5.1 working!


    :)

    Edited once, last by Nick_2017 ().

  • WeTek Hub or WeTek Play2. Those are officially supported and you have dual boot LE and Android.


  • I can´t test every s905 box :cool:
    digital sound via HDMI is no big problem
    Maybee the communication between box and AVR is the problem

  • Now the choice went to -> WeTek Hub 4K UHD


    NUC is powerful but i don't have the space for it.. so i need a small device!


    .. and reading your suggestions and other reviews.. this is the best compromise :)


    Thanks! :D