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# 208787 27-Feb-2017 16:30
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https://osmc.tv/2017/02/osmc-announces-vero-4k/ 

https://osmc.tv/vero/  

For about $200 including shipping you get an awesome device IMHO. Planning to buy one as I love the simple UI,want it to replace my Kodi Android TV box.


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  # 1727250 27-Feb-2017 16:39
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looks expensive compared to mi box http://www.mi.com/en/mibox/#specs





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  # 1727277 27-Feb-2017 17:01
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Android TV 6.0 doesn't get amazing reviews... But you're right that it's cheaper.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1727287 27-Feb-2017 17:11
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Also see: https://discourse.osmc.tv/t/vero-4k-general-discussion/22904/70?u=boland

Just a matter of support, and different OS. Osmc should run faster and better.

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  # 1727314 27-Feb-2017 18:14
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I assume it's using an AMLOGIC chip (905x?) and all he is doing is profiteering off the community's work to develop decent Linux support for these chips?

An Odroid C2 with LibreELEC would achieve 99% of the same thing for less money. Only difference would be the Kodi skin used.

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  # 1727319 27-Feb-2017 18:28
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PANiCnz: I assume it's using an AMLOGIC chip (905x?) and all he is doing is profiteering off the community's work to develop decent Linux support for these chips?

An Odroid C2 with LibreELEC would achieve 99% of the same thing for less money. Only difference would be the Kodi skin used.

 

Sorry, but that's not correct. 

 

We contribute heavily to Linux and Kodi: contributions to Kodi, LibreELEC (see example) [1] and the fact that we support one million Raspberry Pi users without asking for a single penny.

 

The device won't be for everyone, but it does work for people that just want to buy something that works for the next five years and not worry about anything. We will maintain support until at least 2022 for this device. If anything goes wrong in that time, you have 24 hour support and quick, guaranteed resolution of any problem with your device. A lot of people like this. 

 

This isn't a make a quick buck and fly by the night operation. 

 

Profiteering, no. Making sure that OSMC is around in the future for the users who love it, yes. And we're giving them a device that's above and beyond anything else out there and offering official support. 

 

If you want a device to see why OSMC and Vero 4K are a great fit, let me know. 

 

Sam Nazarko

 

Founder, OSMC

 

 

 

[1] https://github.com/LibreELEC/linux-amlogic/commit/4cd81a91430baed4bf1317c285a94e1cb2f2af9f 


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  # 1727687 28-Feb-2017 14:10
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sn:

 

PANiCnz: I assume it's using an AMLOGIC chip (905x?) and all he is doing is profiteering off the community's work to develop decent Linux support for these chips?

An Odroid C2 with LibreELEC would achieve 99% of the same thing for less money. Only difference would be the Kodi skin used.

 

Sorry, but that's not correct. 

 

We contribute heavily to Linux and Kodi: contributions to Kodi, LibreELEC (see example) [1] and the fact that we support one million Raspberry Pi users without asking for a single penny.

 

The device won't be for everyone, but it does work for people that just want to buy something that works for the next five years and not worry about anything. We will maintain support until at least 2022 for this device. If anything goes wrong in that time, you have 24 hour support and quick, guaranteed resolution of any problem with your device. A lot of people like this. 

 

This isn't a make a quick buck and fly by the night operation. 

 

Profiteering, no. Making sure that OSMC is around in the future for the users who love it, yes. And we're giving them a device that's above and beyond anything else out there and offering official support. 

 

If you want a device to see why OSMC and Vero 4K are a great fit, let me know. 

 

Sam Nazarko

 

Founder, OSMC

 

 

 

[1] https://github.com/LibreELEC/linux-amlogic/commit/4cd81a91430baed4bf1317c285a94e1cb2f2af9f 

 

 

Holy sh*t, Sam Nazarko is a member of GeekZone!?

 

Hey Sam, we know all the hard (free) work you have put into OSMC and the RPi, both now and in the past. We love your work - keep it up : )

 

Long time fan (and donator),

 

Phill


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  # 1727689 28-Feb-2017 14:17
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I am now, yes!

 

Thanks for your kind words and for helping support OSMC. I really think it's going to be a good year and we're going to get a lot done. 

 

Sam


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  # 1727702 28-Feb-2017 14:45
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Welcome to GZ Sam - I am also a long time user and donator to OSMC (Raspbmc previously). In awe of all the work you and the rest of your team have done and wish you all the best with sales of Vero. I recently purchased a couple of your OSMC remotes and use them with my RPi based OSMC clients - they are fantastic and it was nice to contribute to your cause by purchasing something direct.

 

Stoked to have you onboard GZ!

 

 


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  # 1727704 28-Feb-2017 14:51
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Thank you Ben :)

 

I appreciate your support and see quite a few familiar names around here. 

 

Sam




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  # 1735538 13-Mar-2017 09:01
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I've bought one :D Will be delivered today if everything goes OK.


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  # 1735543 13-Mar-2017 09:21
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boland:

 

I've bought one :D Will be delivered today if everything goes OK.

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to the review :)

 

 


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  # 1735641 13-Mar-2017 11:36
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I'm torn between going w/ a R-Pi 3 vs. the Vero 4k. I love the flexibility you have w/ a Pi to be able to repurpose simply by swapping out a SD card. However, the tech specs on the Vero 4k are great for a media player. Does anyone have a comparison of performance from a Vero 4k vs a Pi3?

 

 

 

Thanks for any insight,

 

 

 

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  # 1735674 13-Mar-2017 11:46
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@echo35 see a review here. They're saying it's faster than an RPI3.


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  # 1735693 13-Mar-2017 12:21
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my problem with these is no netflix, no hulu etc.  a single device for one app seems the wrong direction these days.  true android tv boxes (not a chinese box running android), fire tvs etc are more bang for your buck.  


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  # 1735698 13-Mar-2017 12:26
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reven:

 

my problem with these is no netflix, no hulu etc.  a single device for one app seems the wrong direction these days.  true android tv boxes (not a chinese box running android), fire tvs etc are more bang for your buck.  

 

 

 

 

As of Kodi 17 there is a framework in place to allow binary addons I believe. At least now there is the potential to support Netflix etc, but until then my main box is the Nvidia Shield for the reasons you stated.


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