I have numerous problems with my Vero.
Since I got it in April 2015, I’ve had the issue with the remote acting like its being held down for seconds at a time. I.e. when quickly pressing down once, the Vero acts like I’m holding it down for 2-3 seconds. This happens close to 100% of the time, whether connected to a network or not. No updates have ever changed anything (The problem persists for me as of 2017.07-1). Doing a little research showed me a number of other people have had the same issue and it doesn’t seem to have ever been resolved. It seems to be software related, as I can quickly press the remote button and move the remote completely out of sight of the sensor (under a chair or pillow) and it keeps scrolling. Pointing the remote at a digital camera confirms that the LED stops blinking after releasing the button.
Although this is quite disappointing, being one of the main reasons I got a Vero vs something else like a Raspberry Pi, it wasn’t a deal breaker as I can use Yatse to control it with my smart phone.
EDIT: Re-installing 2017.01-1 seems to have fixed the remote issue somehow (??). Last time I reinstalled 2017.01-1, the remote still acted weird.
Just yesterday, a new issue popped up. Video playback became EXTREMELY choppy. It didn’t matter if it was a h.264 1080p video with DTS-HD sound or a 320x240 Divx file, all videos were getting stuck buffering endlessly. I stream all my videos from a HDD hooked up to my router, and the Vero is connected via Ethernet. My phone and my computer and every other device can stream content from the HDD just fine without issue, so I’m not sure what caused that to happen all of a sudden.
I was on 2017.01-1 at the time because of HD playback issues with newer OSMC versions. So, I tried updating to the latest 2017.08-1, but it didn’t help. A fresh install of 2017.01-1 didn’t help anything. Navigating network folders is also painfully slow, taking 10+ seconds to change folders every time. Nothing on my network has changed in quite a long time, so I doubt it’s how my network is set up.
Also, under a fresh install of 2017.07-1 (2017.08-1 is only available via update at the moment), I cannot connect to my networked HDD at all. It should show up under “Windows network (SMB)” but doesn’t. It’s very odd because my router shows up under UPnP devices, but I can’t actually connect to it. And attempting to connect manually by entering in the IP and login results in “Connection timed out” immediately. I’m not sure what to make of this issue-- it’s definitely connected to the router just fine as it can download the update via the internet and I can control it with Yatse just fine.
It appears this problem only exists for me on 2017.07-1. I did a fresh install of 2017.01-1 and my HDD shows up under “Windows network (SMB)” as it should.
Sorry for the lengthy initial post. I just wanted to include as much info as I could think of. Any ideas on what could be causing any of these problems?