Originally Posted by Marcus Lame
And what about nvidia shields and apple tv 4k?
If money is of no object. just get a shield appletv and a zidoo and a NAS. all problems solved. DV from appletv, Kodi from shield with best processor for skins etc. for your 4k media etc. zidoo is the best for iso, bdmv support and 3d which unless you have a projector is irrelevant with your OLED. While iso and bdmv support it good with shield. It is far superior on the zidoo. zdmc , the kodi branch is a bit of a slug on the zidoo. I dont find it good at all even though it can turn all player calls over to the realtek native player which is near perfect.
This is my media player rack currently and I also have a gen 5 haswell nuc. but that is rarely used these days with zidoo taking over 3d duties fully. Oppo 203 BD with special sauce may find itself on the for sale block someday in the future. it is the only device owned that will playback dv. from bdmv or network. but no eye candy whatsoever front end Wise. It would definately not come in at a bargain. All these devices take up hdmi ports as well. Be prepared for that scenario and more than average updates requires...however with that said harmony elite will control them all with finesse.
If I had to choose two it would.be the following.
ATV and Zidoo. I use the HTPC mostly for couples shopping in the living room now. The shield is not used for gaming of any kind. I just find it an awesome 2d kodi experience. I give all 4k and 3d activity to the zidoo x9s But I could live with ATV 2d 4k for that using a few select apps. Have to have the zidoo for my 3d and prefer 4k playback on the realtek chip. It's right near bliss.
One other thing to note is ATV will not currently bitstream DTS-HD TrueHD Atmos or DTS-x. Atmos through iTunes uses MAT is great for iTunes Netflix etc. but not for you iso,bdmv local media. Shield has no issues bit streaming.
I hope this is helpful. Netflix and Amazon is more polished experience on ATV. Dont care
about the rest. Do you? They really all are impressive boxes in their own right.
The appletv is the only steamer on market with DV. Notice I said streamer and off the shelf. edit: I guess the firestick 4k does this too now, maybe roku has something too now. Maybe I am dead wrong on that statement. but ATV 4k did it first! legally that is.