I just received my Vero4K+ after ordering it 1,5 months ago.
I Installed it and was very eager to test out the 4k beast it states it should be. Well, that turned out to be the opposite
I moved from an Intel NUC with i3 4 series processor to the Vero 4k to be able to play 10bti hevc files. The Intel NUC would play anynthing you would throw at it, except HEVC files above 80mbit bitrate . Seeking and overall performance of the menu (i use (fuse)neue) is super fast and snappy. Skipping movies (10 sec or 10 mins) goes without any stutter or delay and is almost instant. This while playing 1080p BluRay rips (18gb filesize). I would expect that the Vero4K would have no issues playing these files too, and would be able to play the 4k 10bit files to.
When turning on the Vero4K for the first time, i was already greeted by a 20% overscan for some reason, so after fixing that, i would go and test my Jellyfish 140mbit HEVC 10bit file. After some initial buffering, the file would play perfect (yay!!!11). But after some time, stuttering and buffering So i tried a smaller file (120mbit), that one plays fine without any issues.
Then I started noticing that seeking through the movie was really slow. Even the smaller 1080p or 720p files would buffer after every seek of 10 sec, and sometimes even takes a second or two to continue playing the movie.
I also noiced that the overall menu performance was a lot slower and less “snappy” than on the good 'ol Intel NUC, so I was getting more and more dissapointed.
Then the IT person in me started working on the issue. So i tested the network performance first. Iperf3 gave me a perfect 1,08gbit to the Windows Server 2012 R2 server, hosting the files. So that should not be it. Then I check if i have all the needed updates, no updates available unfortunately.
Then fired up another 10bit HEVC movie sample, a 10bit HEVC 4K movie trailer. First thing I noticed was how dark the picture was. Just to be sure I checked a regular 1080p version, which was a lot better. To rule out the sample itself, I fired up the Intel NUC again. The 10bit file played with a stutter, but did not show the darkness the Vero4k showed.
In all, a lot of issues with the 4K+. I am wondering, do I have defective unit? Am I missing a setting somewhere? If this is really what the 4K+ is capable of, I am really hoping i can get a refund, because this is not as promised…