VP9: "Currently software decode only. There is a hardware block that can do vp9 bitstream (cabac style) acceleration but the pixel operations need software decode which is the majority of the work." .. my 2c is that VP9 is never seen beyond YouTube which almost always has other (hardware decode supported) streams so it's probably not high on the list of things to spend time upon.
Thanks, yeah it's videos from youtube where I'd need it. I think I'll hold out for a bit and see how things go. Sounds like a great device otherwise.