Question for HTPC/MadVR users
After a few months of seeing various posts about how many people swear by HTPC/MadVR setups for HDR tone mapping etc, it's made me wonder if I should put together an HTPC for that purpose.
My hesitation is I've been down that road in the past and came away very frustrated. I used an HTPC with Kodi for several years, but between iffy 3D playback support, audio devices that would become deselected upon restarting, and constant pings for windows 10 updates, I felt like I was spending more time troubleshooting the PC than watching movies.
I'm currently running a Vero 4k+ that I'm mostly happy with, but there's no clear timeline for when it will get HDR tone mapping, and whether that feature will be competitive with MadVR.
Tl;DR: Are people using HTPCs still running into issues with 3D, audio devices that reset themselves and annoying update prompts, or is it possible to setup an HTPC that truly feels like a dedicated appliance?
Also, for JVC users, how much better is dynamic mapping than a well setup static curve?