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What Kodi skin(s) do you use?

What Kodi skin(s) do you use?  

30 members have voted

  1. 1. What Kodi skin(s) do you use? (Vol. 1)

    • Ace
      0
    • Aeon MQ
      6
    • Aeon Nox
      15
    • Amber
      4
    • AppTV
      0
    • Arctic: Zephyr
      6
    • Avalon
      0
    • Back Row
      2
    • Bello
      0
    • Black Glass Nova
      0
    • Box
      0
    • Chroma
      0
    • Cirrus Extended
      1
    • Confluence (Kodi Default)
      5
    • Conq
      0
    • Droid
      0
    • Eminence
      0
    • Eunique
      1
    • Hybrid
      0
    • KOver
      0
  2. 2. What Kodi skin(s) do you use? (Vol. 2)

    • Leanback
      0
    • Maximinimalism
      0
    • Metropolis
      2
    • Mimic
      4
    • Nebula
      1
    • Neon
      1
    • PM3.HD
      1
    • Quartz
      0
    • Rapier
      2
    • reFocus
      1
    • Revolve
      1
    • re-Touched
      0
    • SiO2
      0
    • Titan
      1
    • Touched
      0
    • Transparency!
      4
    • Unity
      0
    • XeeBo
      0
    • Xperience1080
      0
    • Other (Specify)
      13


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We wanted to take a quick poll to see what Kodi skin(s) people use the most. We know some of you use modified versions of a skin, and if that's the case, just select the skin(s) that your modified version is based on. Feel free to comment, too! I decided to make a new topic to include all of the skins, now that I know how polling works. :) Please vote again!

I've been flipping between Aeon Nox, Aeon MQ and Arctic: Zephyr.

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I'm using out of the box Amber on my Raspberry Pi.  I have an ubuntu laptop running with Aeon Nox in my daughters room right now, those have been my go tos for a bit there.  I've really liked Aeon MQ as well. 

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Modified Mimic.  And one profile uses a modified Sio2 for my son though he usually just goes to the other profile that uses mimc.  If Sio2 was more configurable I'd probably use it more but Mimic is our most used.

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Rapier here on the RPi2. I like a darker overall feel since I'm using a projector / home theater.

I noticed the poll button seems to get stuck on "Voting..." after I try to vote.

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Vanilla Confluence too.  It's by far the best skin.

99% of all the skins I see look like they are designed for desktop computer viewing (overloaded with info/too hard to read/not easy for kids/wife to navigate, etc.), and not home theater usage.  Others are full of movie stills that you either get tired of, don't like, aren't appropriate for kids/family, etc., etc.

There just aren't enough simple, clean, and professional looking skins out there. :(

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On Tuesday, November 03, 2015 10:26:40, sl4ppy said:

Vanilla Confluence too.  It's by far the best skin.

99% of all the skins I see look like they are designed for desktop computer viewing (overloaded with info/too hard to read/not easy for kids/wife to navigate, etc.), and not home theater usage.  Others are full of movie stills that you either get tired of, don't like, aren't appropriate for kids/family, etc., etc.

There just aren't enough simple, clean, and professional looking skins out there. :(

+1. I've tried around a dozen skins and always switch back to a modified Confluence (CCM Helix). Other skins often seem to lag, have limited functionality or the problems you've stated. I'll keep my eyes open though.

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I'm fairly new to Kodi.. always wanted to try out XBMC but just never got around to it - I have been running Plex on my PC (HTPC essentially) as a basic "server" to the 2 Sony GoogleTV's running down stairs - it has worked pretty well for my needs.. I took the plunge recently so that I am not completely green on working with Kodi once I move my HTPC to an actual "home theater" (in the guest rrom now).. I am still in the decide stage of what skin works for my needs - so I've given Confluene/ Aoen Nox / Rapier a try thus far.. I have a lot of tinkering to do before I settle in on one, my main usage will be movies & music.. thanks for the great work on this fantastic feature.

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I was using the default Confluence skin, but it wouldn't do what I was wanting.  I ended up using Xonfluence.  Same interface, but you can customize it.  Works really well for my needs.

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Aeon MQ all the way. I just found that it works really well both for setting up Kodi as well as simple day to say use. 2nd choice would be Aeon Nox because its even more streamlined for day to day use. I.E. the wife and kids can use it easily.

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I'm using Aeon Nox and recently have been experimenting with Phenomenal. I've been really impressed with how easy Phenomenal has been to customize.

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I was strictly a Nox guy for the longest time but earlier in the year I bought a pi3 to play with and fell in love with Titan.  I used a tiled front page and large icons in the menus which allows for excellent use with my HDMI-CEC enabled TV remote.  My family loves it as well.  It's nice being able to turn on the pi and before I get to the couch it's booted, TV turns itself on, and switched to the Kodi source ready to go.

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I've switched to Estuary in Kodi 17.0 beta3 on my Raspberry Pi2.

It's a bit of a jarring change after using Confluence for so long but I'm really starting to like it. The layout seems a bit more efficient and looks great on the big screen.

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41 minutes ago, Peanut said:

I've switched to Estuary in Kodi 17.0 beta3 on my Raspberry Pi2.

It's a bit of a jarring change after using Confluence for so long but I'm really starting to like it. The layout seems a bit more efficient and looks great on the big screen.

I'm a pretty big fan of Estuary myself. They made a lot of changes for the better.

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Does anyone have an Isengard compatible modified Confluence skin that has suppression support added to get rid of the "working" busy indicators?  I've had no luck finding a downloadable skin for Isengard to modify and changing my Mac Isengard confluence skin results in my FireTV Kodi locking up on a restart for some unknown reason.  All I changed was the Dialogbusy.xml file.  I figured maybe there was something in the Mac file it doesn't like.  I can't stand most of the other skins out there and Arctic Zephyr was almost tolerable but I still got the busy indicator on the final load of the main movie (Metropolis suppressed it completely).  I tried modifying Xonfluence, but it gave a "dependencies not met" error (as does the newer Confluence for 17.1 download).  I can't use 17.1 Krypton because something they changed in the engine kills some of my movies (iTunes sourced ones) that play fine in Isengard and given the attitudes of the developers there, I imagine there's almost no chance it will ever get fixed (they don't even respond to bug reports anymore).

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Edit:

 Nevermind.  I  finally figured out how to get it working in just about any skin (see this post in another thread):  https://cinemavision.tv/forums/topic/947-skins-with-cinemavision-support/?do=findComment&comment=3571

 

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I've only been playing with Kodi/CV for a grand total of about 4 days now, but so far have honed in on the Chroma skin.  Like the interface, and works pretty smooth on the odroid.

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