Posts by tonyschuite

    Hi there,

    I have been using Kodi/libreelec/openelec since the early days. It is the center of my households media experience.
    I do believe it is in need of a decent upgrade. I have looked at the hardware / choosing kodi box threads but to me it still isn't insightfull. I think I would prefer X86 to amlogic boxes, just because I am used to it.

    Right now I have the following specs:
    Asrock A75M-ITX
    AMD A4-3400
    120GB SSD
    MS-Tech CI-70 (60W)
    Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3

    Although I can do pretty much anything without problems, I do notice it is starting to fall behind a little. Right now I am running the millhouse builds of Kodi 18 and I am especially pleased with the Netflix addon. I have a TvHeadend server in my attic with an HDHomerun 4 tuner tv card.
    I notice lag when decoding the netflix streams and when watching TV using software decoding (I use the high end scalers). Also I have a 318LED Hyperion setup (turned off right now so i can decode 1080p netflix).
    also it cannot do X265/hevc, 3D HSBS and Full SBS work on X264

    so, bottomline:
    I want to upgrade to a more powerfull setup that can handle 4K HDR content to make it future proof.

    Right now I have in mind:
    Intel Core i5-7400
    G.Skill Aegis F4-2400C17S-8GIS 8GB

    rest stays the same.

    so, my question:
    In terms of power I would prefer to spend the extra money on the i57400T (35W TDP) But I am not sure it can handle 4K HDR using software decoding.
    does anyone have experience with this? Intel processors are expensive when compared to amd and I am not about to replace the processor within a few years.

    and what is all the fuss about kaby lake not performing well? I just don't get it when reading the forums.