Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Mississauga Ontario
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What's the Best Choice for Local Streaming & HQ Video/Audio?
I have a large collection of movies, some in MKV, some other formats. All 1080p, some are extremely high bitrate (ripped 1:1), with DTS/Dolby of course.
I've used WDTVs until last year, when I got fed up with mine being slow and not having some extra features (Netflix HD etc). Currently, I'm using an HTPC, but I've noticed that VLC doesn't quite provide the audio crispness that the WDTV did. Interestingly, XBMC sounds better than VLC.
I'd prefer a fast, no-hassle box that won't stutter even with 50 Mb bitrates, can handle all the audio codecs (lossless etc.), and ideally, has Netflix in HD (I'm in Canada, so not sure how much value Roku or ATV have for me).
I get the impression Android boxes can't handle high bitrate video or the audio codecs, any truth to that? And Android boxes would use XBMC right?