Both of my vero 4k+ units were working fine until the November 2019 update turned them into an ugly hot mess. My configuration couldn’t be simpler as all I do is watch Fios cable in realtime using my Silicondust HD homerun system. Essentially this is used as a non-recording STB. Attachment is via direct ethernet with one intervening switch. I don’t need to be able to freeze and go back. I don’t have a backend media server apart from the HD homerun system. I just want to watch freaking TV in my kitchen without using a verizon boat anchor!
From a cold start, streaming of live fios channels will run fine for a few minutes until things go down an increasingly slippery slope with an increasing incidence of frame drops, momentary freezes, audio dropouts, and then eventually either a complete freeze or looping on about a second worth of video. This seems to be worst on channels that are locally originated but eventually the pure cable channels (e.g., CNN) will degrade but not as severely. Sometimes the audio continues normally even after the video has gone condition brown. Changing channels does nothing. Restarting OSMC does nothing. The only remedy is to cycle the DC power.
BTW, my smart TVs and my Windows and iOS HD Homerun clients have no problem streaming the same feeds.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!