Choosing a S905 / S905X / S905D / S905W / S912 box guide

  • I will answer your question if you answer mine.

    What are the winning numbers on the lottery next week? :)

    How knows what hardware will available then?

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II (coreelec.org 9.2.1), H96 Pro (coreelec.org 9.2.1), ODORID N2 (coreelec.org 9.2.1), VIM3 PRO (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Beelink GT King (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Denon AVR-X2600H, LG 60SJ810V
    pel.hu

  • sorry - thats not the question. Not talking about Hardware in future, but Hardware from today with Software in near future.

    If you buy a Android tv box today it will see Kodi 18 - but will it run without problems or will there be problems again like wrong audio api Version seen with Kodi 17

  • If you buy a Android tv box today it will see Kodi 18 - but will it run without problems or will there be problems again like wrong audio api Version seen with Kodi 17

    What do You expect ?

    LE != Android

  • I really don´t understand your answers...

    the headline of this thread is :

    Choosing a S905 / S905X / S905D / S905W / S912 box guide


    so I asked in posting #179 which choice I should make and described what I do with it


    Why do you attack me ?

  • The Mecool M8S Pro L for less than $60US is a very nice box that plays Netflix in 1080P and YouTube in 4k. libreELEC is easy to install and works fantastic.


  • Is the only difference between Mecool m8s pro L and the h96 pro plus that the Mecool doesn't have a gigabet network adapter?

  • And the H96 Pro Plus does not have Widevine L1 & HDCP 1.x needed for 1080p Netflix streaming. It and other copy protected Android Apps will be limited to 480p Max resolution video streaming. But yes it does have Gigabit LAN.


    The M8S Pro L already has an inbuilt Android TV Playstore out of the box for direct install of Android TV Apps. There is hardly any need to even install an Android TV ROM for Dual Boot purposes.


    The S912's running kszaq's LE are stable enough for a bunch of us to use a daily LE platforms, particularly for the price you can get them for and the pretty snappy performance with working BT & 2.4/5GHz WiFi.


    I suspect kszaq has his developers hat on and is being ultra cautious due to the Hybrid GPU video drivers used. ;)

  • I really don´t understand your answers...

    You asked:

    "If you buy a Android tv box today it will see Kodi 18 - but will it run without problems or will there be problems again like wrong audio api Version seen with Kodi 17"This question isn´t about LE - wrong audio api depends KODI running on Android


    My experience:

    S905x box running Android 6 - audio passthrough not working with KODI Krypton(official build)

    S905x box running LE - audio passthrough works with LE-KODI Krypton - stable

    S912 box running Android 7.1 - audio passthrough working with KODI Krypton(official build)

    S912 box running experimental LE - audio passthrough works with LE-KODI Krypton, but LE isn´t 100% stable


    BTW:

    Most LE problems based on third party addons

  • Which one is the recommended S905X box now? CEC and LE are needed.

    It seems Beelink MiniMXIII II S is discontinued...

  • It seems Beelink MiniMXIII II S is discontinued...

    Try another S905X box from reliable seller.

    or try a recommended S912(Android 7.1) box

  • Try another S905X box from reliable seller.

    or try a recommended S912(Android 7.1) box

    My supposition was that someone has already tried another S905X box from reliable seller and can share the experience.

    I have concerns regarding S512. AFAIK the driver source is not available for LE development.

  • Hard to recommend anything, because manufacturers change the boxes and sell them on the same name.

    My M8S II is perfect but I heard newer versions of it with unsupported Wifi chip-

    RPI3 1GB, Z4 RK3368 1GB, MINI MX-G 2GB, Mini M8S II (coreelec.org 9.2.1), H96 Pro (coreelec.org 9.2.1), ODORID N2 (coreelec.org 9.2.1), VIM3 PRO (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Beelink GT King (coreelec.org 9.2.1), Denon AVR-X2600H, LG 60SJ810V
    pel.hu

  • I want to give my dad my old x96 s905x box with libreelec, so I can choose a new box for myself. I want to use the box in my bedroom where I dont have wired internet. So I need a box with 5ghz wifi. I dont have a 4k tv so 1080p streaming is the max for me. I only want to use libreelec on the box.

    What is the fastest s912/ s905x box from below boxes:

    S912

    H96 pro 3gb

    X92 3gb

    Mecool m8s pro L 3gb


    S905x

    X96 2gb

    Mini m8s ii 2gb

    Tanix tx5 pro 2gb

  • There is a guy on youtube who has done antutu scores.


    go to 9m 28secs this is just one example, beaware, some are Rockchip

    Samsung RU7400 Onkyo HTX22HDX Nvidia Shield HD Homerun Duo (Living Room)

    Samsung UE40ES5500 H96 Pro, X96+, Fire TV 4K Stick (Bedroom)

    Synology DS920+ Plex Pass

    :)