I just received my new Vero 4k as a replacement for my NUC i5 (which isn’t capable of decoding 4k h265) running Libreelec. After setting up everything there are a few issues left that I’d like to talk about:
I want to reuse my old XBOX360 remote that did a good job on the NUC but the IR reception of the Vero is somehow limited, I need to point the remote exactly at the Vero whereas the area to point at with the nuc was way broader.
Ok, so i thought I’d connect the IR extension cable to the Vero and tape it onto the frame of my screen but this thing seems to be defect, as the range is limited to about 1 meter. Going further away there is no reaction from the remote.
I reconfigured the keys of the XBOX360 remote by using “Keymap Editor” but I cannot configure the large X button of the remote.
Also I think the default mapping for this remote on Libreelec was way more complete by default.
When using the RF-remote and an IR-remote in parallel, how can I reconfigure the keys for both devices? Let’s say I want to have “Delete file” on the RF-Volume-down key and the IR-X key. I can only map it to one key with the Keymap Editor.
As my receiver can’t passthrough 4k HDMI I connected the HDMI from the Vero directly to the beamer and connected the receiver by TOSlink. I configured to use Analogue/PCM as audio out and set the speaker config to 5.1. When playing a movie I could only hear the surround channels.
I enabled passthrough and disabled all HD formats, it still didn’t work. Finally I found a working setup that plays all channels, but this is somehow not very self explanatory.
Banding on 4K-HDR:
As this is currently worked on I will not ask about this here, but I also see it (Sony VW260 projector).
As standby can switch off the blue led and turn on the red one it would be very nice to be able to disable the blue LED on power-on, as this thing is really way to bright to have it standing underneath the screen (needed for IR).
I was positively surprised that it’s no problem to play my highest bitrate UltraHD bluray (Planet Earth II) via NFS without any stuttering, it seems the 100mbit LAN port is not a problem for me at all.
When copying the same file to my external harddrive and playing it locally on the Vero it sometimes stutters! The drive is NTFS formatted if that matters and reads with >100MB/s on my PC with USB3 port.
When accessing the menus “Videos” (I added 5 NFS sources here), Movies (about 200 movies) or Series (about 20 series) the Vero sometimes hangs for about 10 seconds or more, this was never a problem with the NUC. Is this due to the slow LAN port? Would it help to add a USB-GBit LAN adapter?
And as a little sidenote, the Vero is that lightweight that my cables move it up from the sideboard it sits on Maybe put a metal plate in the next revision of the Vero to make it feel much more valueable and steadfast. Ah, and one more thing… the USB ports are a pain in the a**, they are so tight I fear I damage the little device when inserting a plug!
Thanks in advance,