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Ultimate Geek
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  # 1336619 3-Jul-2015 19:50
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Kodi can sync display refresh to video fps also

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Master Geek
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  # 1336657 3-Jul-2015 21:24
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BigPipeNZ: WDTV plays pretty much every format, including high bitrate 1080p, nice and smoothly.

Interface isn't 'amazing' but is totally fine.

Most cheaper players won't play many video formats.

So stick with WDTV in my opinion.

Occasionally, I see minor judder with some files during playback - so minor that the rest of the family aren't bothered (but I am).

I can fix by via the 'Audio/Video Output' setting by setting video to match the source file - eg either 720p or 1080p, and then selecting the htz rate of 60 htz for video from the US and 50 htz for UK/Europe/Asia regions. A minor inconvenience, only takes a second to change, but a pity that the auto setting doesn't get it right on some occasions.

Other than this, it is a trouble free simple solution for watching virtually any file type.

I don't believe that any off the shelf box will do this. The auto you talk about is for detecting your TVs optimum setting not for analysis of the video stream being fed to it. This is one of the key reasons I use a PC with Mediaportal as it can analyse the stream and reset the video card to output the correct refresh rate. Equals perfect smooth video no matter what you throw at it. Makes a big difference on a projector screen.
Almost any relatively recent x86 PC hardware will do auto frame rate switching to match the video using kodi. My chromeboxes do.

Also it is not a case of 50 Hz v 60 Hz. Most movies are 24p (which is actually 23.976 Hz). This is probably the most important frame rate for movie buffs.


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  # 1336737 4-Jul-2015 06:34
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Good to know that Kodi also has this feature. And your right that 23.976 is a really important one and looks pretty bad if you cant match it.

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  # 1341279 11-Jul-2015 18:54
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I have a nexus player arriving from Amazon in the next few days, can install kodi direct from the play store on it now. Looking forward to having a play.

Cost me about 120 all up I think

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  # 1343392 14-Jul-2015 22:07
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Very impressed with the Nexus Player - Kodi installed straight from the play store, 1080p streaming from my MyBook Live no hassles (even with my crappy Vodafone Router)

Good bit of kit

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  # 1357645 3-Aug-2015 11:15
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I just purchased a MXIII-G, seemed pretty good for the price. Has Kodi preinstalled, and Android 5.1.1 update for it too.

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  # 1357688 3-Aug-2015 11:53
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I have a Pipo X7. It's a Windows 8.1 box. Very small, light and works a treat. I've just upgraded it to Windows 10. Cost roughly $150 when it first came out. 

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