Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Odroid XU4Q

From HardKernel
I bought this to replace our home media centre, which is still working great using Kodi.

The specifications are good:

  • Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex™-A15 2Ghz and Cortex™-A7 Octa core CPUs
  • Mali-T628 MP6(OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile)
  • 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP stacked
  • eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 Host
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • HDMI 1.4a for display
  • Size : 83 x 58 x 20 mm approx.(excluding cooler)
  • Power: 5V/4A input
  • Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS


  • The open source Android TVOS combined with the 32-bit ARM Cortex-A15 (originally for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in 2014), was unable to cope with h265 decoding at 1080p, which was a requirement for WAF
  • The machine did get too hot after about hour of use

So we recouped about 70% of the purchase price via eBay. Let's keep trying.

Further Info:
Kodi settings

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