my situation is as follows. I had run an RPi1 for some years mainly streaming videos from my NAS before I recently upgraded to an RPi3. Reason for that was that I read somewhere that Netflix was already running on it but not the normal Pi. Apparently I ad to figure out that this was already outdated. Back then I chosed the RPi3 just because I have had an RPi and liked the concept. I was not aware about different solutions at that time and did not compare anything which was of course a mistake.
Now I am considering to get an DVB-T2 stick in the near future. Since I am in Germany the DVB-T2 streams are encoded in H.265. So there is in principle no way ever that I can use the RPi3 for it. I read somewhere that I maybe can keep it as a server for the Signal and use a new second device connected to the TV or AV-Receiver.
But this time I don't want to make another mistake and get some advice what to get. Since I don't have any Clou what I need or what could be helpful in the future I try to describe my usecase as good as I can.
So I want to have a small device running LibreELEC. I know that for many tasks there are well functioning devices like Firestick or whatsoever. But I have trust issues and already going to LineageOS from SailfishOS took me a long time. Giving an device access to my NAS and network I prefer using LibreELEC.
I the device to be attached via HDMI to my TV or later AV-Receiver and being controlled via HDMI-CEC. It should be connected via WLan to my router 5GHz would be possible.
I am not the person running hundreds of addons from hundred addon pages. Just the simple streaming of TV-series and movies from my NAS via SMB is what I do 90% at the moment. Music and Photographs maybe in the future but I expect it will work with all devices likewise.
For sure I would need to integrate the DVB-T2 stick. Is there anything else I have to consider beside H.265? I am aware that I most likely will not be able to encrypt pay-TV. In case I want to see other German TV channels I maybe want to use a streaming service called Zattoo for which an Kodi addon exists.
For the DVB-T2 I would like to have the option to use timeshift and to record some shows, movies etc. To this end, I would like to attach a 2.5" external USB3 harddrive to the device.
I still would really like to stream Netflix via the box. I read that with KODI 18 there will be a working addon for this. But the RPi3 most likely can only handle 720p. Would be really nice to have an device which can handle 1080p.
The device should be stored together with the HDD for recording TV and depending on the TV solution with or without TV stick somewhere near the TV and being all time on. So a quite reasonable IDLE Power would be nice.
I already stumbled over the Odroid C2 which is often recommended. But before ordering anything I want to be sure that this will suite all my needs the best possible way.
Thanks for reading.