Just bought U3 to run XBMC connected via HDMI with my av-receiver 1080p movies works perfectly on android XBMC (Gotham stable android arm release) but without passthrough i cannot use it for replacing my Raspberry Pi as an HTPC. I'm quite disappointed as i spend so much money (shippment plus customs to Germany). A lot of friends are awaiting my comments/ experience with U3. They have as well Raspberry as MediaCenter and want to replace this slow machine. Are there any plans to get passthrough running? Is this a problem because of hardware limitations?
Hopefully I get a positive answer and I can replace the RPi soon. -.-
odroid wrote:DTS is decoded on ODROID and down-mixed to stereo.
Unfortunately, there is no plan to support the pass-through because we have limited knowledge on that.
memeka wrote:You might have success with some external sound card (USB) -- if they are supported in Linux (have drivers that support passthrough).
KanagawaDude wrote:These are developer boards; so there is a bit of assumption the buyer knows what they're getting into before hitting the checkout button. If HK's market was entertainment, diddling with 1080p 50/60 Hz (or whatever else they use in the rest of non-civil, non-NTSC world) wouldn't even even an issue I'm sure.
That said, I haven't seen really any ARM SoC truly suitable for a HTPC. Yeah, the Raspi gets there with video, but blech, you can't do anything else with it.
schmulschubiak wrote:+1, sorry, i know it's a developer board, but pass through for media center could be a killing feature!
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