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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 244978 12-Jan-2019 10:45
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Anyone used one of these to any great degree yet?  I was thinking of getting two to run Kodi primarily on them to replace my Mediaportal setup - one will be connected to a normal tv, the other to a 4k tv.  


They would be connecting to a server running TVHeadend for the FTA freeview channels.  Everything else would be stored on the server as well. No streaming services at this stage other than maybe IPTV if I can be bothered. 


I was thinking of using one of my Rpi 3's but they dont really seem to be 100% up to the task of running some of the channels all that well - lots of artifacts on TV2 but that *could* be from the tuner Im using to test (cheap USB one with a cheap indoor aerial).  I did test on my Libreelec NUC and that didnt seem to have any issues though. 


Speed wise are they pretty reasonable?  I found the RPI's to be very slow at changing channels etc whereas my NUC was very quick.  

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 2213836 9-Apr-2019 19:34
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Hey mate
Bit late but I did kind of what you are saying. We replaced a complex mediaportal setup with just the mi and it works great. We mainly use Netflix now but I do have Emby setup for live TV and other videos. Works well. Highly recommend over an htpc setup now

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