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    Legacy kills Kodi on 4K boxes

    With all developers effort, the Kodi/XBMC experience on older E2 boxes is not very "exciting", I guess due slow processing power.

    However, the newer 4K machines, for instance Uno 4K, with ARM dual core*Broadcom 7252s processors shall be able to run full Kodi at a fraction of the available power. Actually they are some of the most powerful boxes on the market at this time.

    Unfortunately Kodi implementation on the 4K new boxes is the same as on the old boxes, it forces Kodi to use the E2 player which has very limited capability, not even subtitles, most plugins don't work, broken CIFS, no IPTV, no PVR plugins.
    Generally speaking, if you never seen the real Kodi, the E2 kodi implementation is so basic that is nothing to look forward for.

    Is it possible to have a standard Kodi implementation only on 4K boxes, something maybe not compiled in, just a ipk that users can update to the latest Kodi release and having all Kodi standard features?

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    The Vu Kodi app is developed and provided by Vu so I would imagine you would need to talk to them.
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    Or better: use a dedicated Kodi device; an STB has been developed for TV-reception, not to make coffee


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob van der Does View Post
    ... an STB has been developed for TV-reception, not to make coffee
    You realize you've just revealed the next step in the Apple TV product line?
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    I've got kodi running on my solo 4k using openspa image I have to say I think its really good. I compare it against my firestick which I also have kodi on and although I dont not think there are as many results/streams available to view all the time it still works well.

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    Comparing an E2 box running Kodi and a Firestick running kodi is no comparison, neither is meant to run a fully featured media server front end.
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    I will check the Apple TV for a coffee app, it should be one there !!
    Now Kodi is a very low demanding software, it runs on a lot of underpowered boxes. I run it on the first generation Apple TV with one 1GHz Pentium M and 258 mb memory.
    A bit sluggish, but much better experience than Kodi on Uno 4K.

    So it is hard to believe that the super Uno 4K which can record, play and stream 8 4K signals simultaneously cannot run Kodi ???

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    Why should it? Its a satellite receiver and the hardware is designed for that purpose. You don't buy a car if you really need a van do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by york View Post
    I will check the Apple TV for a coffee app, it should be one there !!
    Now Kodi is a very low demanding software, it runs on a lot of underpowered boxes. I run it on the first generation Apple TV with one 1GHz Pentium M and 258 mb memory.
    A bit sluggish, but much better experience than Kodi on Uno 4K.

    So it is hard to believe that the super Uno 4K which can record, play and stream 8 4K signals simultaneously cannot run Kodi ???
    And this does the 4k (and any other STB, even 5 year old ones) with a CPU load below 5%. That's because all this hard work is done in the hardware.


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