Starting from version 19.11.4, armbian TV supports Tanix TX6 with Allwinner H6 processor, 3Gb RAM, USB 3.0, LAN 100Mb, mali T720.
Given that Panfrost has added support for the mali T720 (which is used in this model), it is a promising enough model to use.
There are already Libreelec and Armbian for this TV box model.
+ Eachlink H6 (Allwinner H6) Hurry up to buy these models before the sellers learned about this possibility and raised the price ....
First of - massive thanks to@jernej, @hexdump and @balbes150 for making these devices useful!
I have two TV boxes that successfully boot balbes150's armbian distros:
The first one is called T95max+
This is a quad-core Amlogic S905X3 device
I have 4G RAM/32G rom version.
Booting armbian with meson-g12a-sei510.dtb,
I quite like this box, it's cheap on aliexpress,
it's easy to open, got a small-ish board,
real 4G RAM (not like the H6 one). Will be building
a compute rig of several of these!
T95max - I foolishly thought it'd have the same
hardware as the first one but alas it's an Allwinner H6
Using the RK_AML_AW repo with U-BOOT-TANIX-TX6
and sun50i-h6-tanix-tx6.dtb - booting successfully!
Many thinks to the abovementioned guys for getting this
one covered as I was preparing to toss it to the bin ;
It's a 4G RAM but only ~3 available, HDMI+sound+eth0
work. This one is crappy as a TV box, only does 720p
max in android so I would no recommend it. But it will
be useful after the "upgrade"
@balbes150 I love your choice of the test clips! ;