So…first trial: not successful.
Up front I realize I went backwards on versions to an older one and can expect issues. I’m only describing them here for the purpose of information to developers. If it’s redundant I apologize. All of these trials are using the Plex add-on as well, which didn’t seem to cause me any issues on the Pi3 so I am using that as a baseline.
I’ll try to get a video clip of this, but on two different TV’s the Vero, even the Vero interface itself is “blurry” and clears up a few seconds after all movement stops. I mean even the menu items. It’s not the TV and I tried to change some settings in the video like the refresh rate from 60 to 59.96 and back. Didn’t help anything.
4K will play even in Plex add-on (connected to GB Ethernet anyway) but it is exceedingly slow to load/play. I don’t get HDR to register on the TV, but don’t know if that is the Vero or something else in the video chain like AVR etc. I don’t play a lot of 4K so I’ll have to play with that more. Most of mine are UHD rips to HEVC-MKV.
3D TAB/SBS will play as of course it’s only 1080, but does not register on the TV like OSMC on a Pi3 does though the same connection. That will switch the TV into 3D mode through Plex plugin. The Vero does not.
3D-MVC doesn’t play at all…at least through Plex add-on. if I start to play a movie the Kodi 3D mode box pops up and asks what mode I want, then once I select an option (original) and click OK the screen goes black. Period. I thought maybe it is just slow to load, but I waited a few minutes and nothing ever happens. Hitting the down arrow doesn’t even bring up the movie menu with controls at the bottom. It’s like the Vero can’t speak the same language as the TV at that point. If I hit the back arrow a few times I can get it to leave that movie and see the popup saying that it left 3D mode, but can never get past that. I tried several titles, all which play fine on the Pi3 in OSMC and LibreELEC.
If there is anything anyone wants me to try in this configuration I will if it helps gather data. Otherwise I’m going to re-upgrade it to the latest build (I’m guessing I can do that the same way I installed this one:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall vero3-mediacenter-osmc=APPROPRIATE-VERSION
…without having to re-add or change any respositories?
Overall, I like the aesthetic and I think it’s a cool box! Thanks @sam_nazarko for developing this. I look forward to more playing!!
(PS: I love Discourse and want to use it on my sites, but trying to figure out how to get it to run on a commercial host or even an RPi. LOL)