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H2s or h5 2s ?

Discussion in 'Zgemma-Star H.2S' started by mikegally, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. mikegally

    mikegally Registered

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    Hi there,

    has anyone switched from the H2S to the H5 2S.

    Id like to know your experience of both, how do they compare and what are the main differences ?
    I cant find much information about peoples experiences with the H5 2s model.

    cheers,

    Mike
     
  2. wooshman

    wooshman VIP Member Forum Supporter

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    The only difference is CPU and that the H5 2S is capable of playing streams and videos which have been encoded in the H.265 format. This is a higher compression but less lossy format than the previous H.264

    As the UK has no h.265 live streams and at present there isn't much in the way of pre-recorded stuff in H.265 format there is no difference at all - BUT there is nothing saying it won't be come big. It is also the same upgrade a lot of boxes are making.

    Performance - Processor is dual core on the H5 2S, which is slightly better than the dual thread of the H2S.
     
  3. djgarf

    djgarf TK Veteran

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    Although I do come across quite a bit of x265 encoded stuff its still nowhere near as popular as x264 is
    I guess things will change in the future but I can't see the warez scene making the change anytime soon which means x264 is still going to be the standard for a while yet
     
  4. ran

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    Is the hardware different noticeable? If you were buying a new box, would be it worth paying the extra £14?