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  Reply # 1798480 12-Jun-2017 14:07
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I have to say that OSMC on a raspberry pi works brilliantly well - so the VERO must be superb.

 

The lastest OSMC update (on a RPI 2) seems able to play x265 1080p mkv files smoothly - it never used to - in fact I only played a file like this by accident last night and was very surprised when I realised it was playing without juddering.

 

(or maybe I just got lucky with an odd file it could cope with).

 

 

 

I refence to the above about remote controls etc - I assume the VERO also supports HDMI-CEC - so in fact 'theoldfarter' can probably just use his TV remote to navigate around OSMC?





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  Reply # 1798482 12-Jun-2017 14:08
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@boland

 

I have been looking at the NZ Customs website to see if I can figure out if I will have to pay GST on the Vero 4K.

 

It is not too clear. If the GST is under NZ$60, there may not be a charge to me. There is also mention of a "Customs Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF)".

 

So, you can understand my interest in what your Vero 4K cost you by the time it got to your house.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1798496 12-Jun-2017 14:15
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robjg63:

 

I have to say that OSMC on a raspberry pi works brilliantly well - so the VERO must be superb.

 

The lastest OSMC update (on a RPI 2) seems able to play x265 1080p mkv files smoothly - it never used to - in fact I only played a file like this by accident last night and was very surprised when I realised it was playing without juddering.

 

(or maybe I just got lucky with an odd file it could cope with).

 

 

 

I refence to the above about remote controls etc - I assume the VERO also supports HDMI-CEC - so in fact 'theoldfarter' can probably just use his TV remote to navigate around OSMC?

 

 

There were improvements in the May update to improve HEVC performance on Raspberry Pi.

 

While the VPU can't play H265, parts can be offloaded to the GPU. Currently, you can play back 8-bit content without issue. 10-bit is still a no-go on Pi, but will work on Vero 4K.

 

Vero 4K supports CEC.

 

 


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  Reply # 1798497 12-Jun-2017 14:15
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theoldfarter:

 

@boland

 

I have been looking at the NZ Customs website to see if I can figure out if I will have to pay GST on the Vero 4K.

 

It is not too clear. If the GST is under NZ$60, there may not be a charge to me. There is also mention of a "Customs Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF)".

 

So, you can understand my interest in what your Vero 4K cost you by the time it got to your house.

 

 

You shouldn't pay customs fees

 

We ship DDP

 

Sam




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  Reply # 1798504 12-Jun-2017 14:20
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sn:

 

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you like our support. Even here, I'm keeping a close eye on things to make sure we can get you the best experience possible and nothing gets neglected.

 

I wanted to address some of your minor points:

 

  • If you'd like automatic library updates, you can install an add-on called Library Watchdog. This should ensure that your library is updated without having to manually scan. Alternatively, you can enable Library Scanning on startup and reboot each time you've added new content, but this is going to take a bit more time.
  • We will add support for automatic / unattended updates in future. For now however, we aren't doing this because we're not quite ready for this yet. We'd hate for a user to go to their device and find it non-functional and not even know their device had been updated. We release one update a month, and updates shouldn't take more than five minutes to install. So while this is on the roadmap, it's probably not something you'll see until the end of the year.
  • DVD playback should work, but you will need to power your DVD player with an external power supply if you're using one. 
  • Logs are anonymous if you don't share the link with anyone. They can't be guessed trivially and you're more than welcome to PM me the URL of the logs personally on the forum so that only I can see it. Alternatively you can email them or upload them to Dropbox or another place. The key you send to Sonos is effectively the same as the code we give you when you upload logs: it's not necessary to share this code publicly. 

Hope this clears things up. Thank you for your review and I hope we can keep improving things for you. As usual, if you need anything or have any questions, give us a shout. 

Cheers

 

Sam

 

 

Thanks Sam! Great to see you here too :D I was planning to flick you an email about this discussion but you found out yourself :)

 

The "Library Watchdog" doesn't seem to work over Samba. Does that require NFS?

 

Regarding logs: The key from Sonos is just a number; in your case it's a link to the log files. So that's a bit different.




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  Reply # 1798506 12-Jun-2017 14:21
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sn:

 

theoldfarter:

 

@boland

 

I have been looking at the NZ Customs website to see if I can figure out if I will have to pay GST on the Vero 4K.

 

It is not too clear. If the GST is under NZ$60, there may not be a charge to me. There is also mention of a "Customs Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF)".

 

So, you can understand my interest in what your Vero 4K cost you by the time it got to your house.

 

 

You shouldn't pay customs fees

 

We ship DDP

 

Sam

 

 

Yep, received duty free, as it's below the threshold.


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  Reply # 1798517 12-Jun-2017 14:36
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boland:

 

The "Library Watchdog" doesn't seem to work over Samba. Does that require NFS?

 

 

The SMB protocol doesn't support inotify, so there's no way for Watchdog to know when files change.

 

Otherwise you can set up a scheduled task (cron) to automatically update the library periodically

 

 

Regarding logs: The key from Sonos is just a number; in your case it's a link to the log files. So that's a bit different.

 

 

The link is actually just a random set of characters (effectively a password) appended to a paste URL. If you don't share it, then only we have access to it, so it can serve the same purpose. You can obviously use other methods to send us those logs as well. 




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  Reply # 1798525 12-Jun-2017 14:42
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Yeah re SMB: Cool, I understand now. I guessed that as well, but in the forum thread nobody confirmed that :)

 

Regarding the log link: If you would only expose the random ID, I could send that to you without someone being able to see my log files. Then you could craft the full URL with whatever hosting solution you use to store the logs.

 

But you're exposing the full URL in OSMC, that's my point :)


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  Reply # 1798565 12-Jun-2017 15:29
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boland:

 

Yeah re SMB: Cool, I understand now. I guessed that as well, but in the forum thread nobody confirmed that :)

 

Regarding the log link: If you would only expose the random ID, I could send that to you without someone being able to see my log files. Then you could craft the full URL with whatever hosting solution you use to store the logs.

 

But you're exposing the full URL in OSMC, that's my point :)

 

 

We provide a URL, but it's only publicly accessible if you provide that code / URL combination publicly. If you don't, no one will be able to guess the URL trivially, nor identify you in the unlikely event that they stumbled across a log. We strip any personally identifiable information, as well as usernames and passwords from logs. 

 

Sam


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  Reply # 1798594 12-Jun-2017 16:08
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Really sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly does OSMC do over Kodi? Why would I buy this over getting a Nvidia TV and running Kodi?

 

I watched the video on the OSMC front page and it looked like a Kodi skin. A very nice skin, don't get me wrong, but a skin.

 

Surely there is something more to it, to cause the folks in this thread to go nuts like this?


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  Reply # 1798773 12-Jun-2017 18:38
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Just ordered one.

 

Lots of happy buyers found at https://discourse.osmc.tv/top/all

 

That's what I go for, actual users impressions.

 

Forgot to mention that my TV is 3D and both my wife and I love good 3D. Most of my 3D is SBS.


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  Reply # 1798812 12-Jun-2017 19:27
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ripdog:

 

Really sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly does OSMC do over Kodi? Why would I buy this over getting a Nvidia TV and running Kodi?

 

I watched the video on the OSMC front page and it looked like a Kodi skin. A very nice skin, don't get me wrong, but a skin.

 

Surely there is something more to it, to cause the folks in this thread to go nuts like this?

 

 

 

 

Yeah was wondering the same???

 

 

 

PS: SPMC is mint on the Shield as then you get HD Audio, integrated voice search etc - recommend you install if you haven't already.


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  Reply # 1799008 12-Jun-2017 23:16
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ripdog:

 

Really sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly does OSMC do over Kodi? Why would I buy this over getting a Nvidia TV and running Kodi?

 

I watched the video on the OSMC front page and it looked like a Kodi skin. A very nice skin, don't get me wrong, but a skin.

 

Surely there is something more to it, to cause the folks in this thread to go nuts like this?

 

 

OSMC isn't a skin for Kodi.

 

You can learn more about the differences between OSMC and Kodi here: https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/frequently-asked-questions/.

 

OSMC is a full Linux OS. 


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  Reply # 1799098 13-Jun-2017 09:14
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@boland

 

 

 

How long did your Vero 4K take to get to you?




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  Reply # 1799119 13-Jun-2017 09:37
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theoldfarter:

 

@boland

 

 

 

How long did your Vero 4K take to get to you?

 

 

I think it took about 2 weeks. 

 

Enjoy, you won't regret it :)


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