U1 can't play AV1 codec - upgrade?

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Hi,

I noticed that the Minix U1 can't play AV1 formats (& some other formats)from my NAS device, is it a hardware limitation?

I am thinking of buying a new Android box soon because I ordered the U1 back in February 2016 and maybe it's time to look at a new device. I have been doing some research and the U1 has an Amlogic S905 SoC and a Quad-core Cortex A53 Processor, these days the Amlogic S905X4 seems popular with a Quad-core Cortex A55 Processor. So I am wondering after 5+ years is there much of a difference between S905 and S905X4 and between A53 and A55?

thanks!
 

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