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Brilliant price for Android on your TV

Convert your TV into a Smart TV

Connects to the HDMI port of any regular TV (even your 5-year-old TV) and converts it into a Smart TV. It's basically a fully functioning computer which runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) much like today's latest smartphones. The processing power will allow you to display Android on your TV turning it into a mega-sized tablet (just imagine a 50 inch iPad). You can download apps from the Google Play Store to stream videos, play games, connect with your friends on Facebook, catch up on news, do some work or simply surf the web. You can even attach a video camera to do Skype video-calls… Yes, all that on your TV!


UPDATE 26-JUN: More stock is due to be ready for despatch on 4-JULY. We are now accepting pre-orders for this batch.
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Rickardo 27 Likes
chaplin
you can do all that on a PC.Seriously I dont get the point of all these crossover devices. Android is for handheld devices not 40" TVs.
You're right, I'll go and buy a PC for £55 instead - oh, wait...
dms05 5 Likes
I'm running an Android TV box. Not this one but one with Android 2.3. It displays everything at 1920 x 1080p via HDMI and runs many Android applications. I paid £42 on eBay (price was delivered from China - took 5 days to arrive). I've attached a wireless keyboard/mouse which auto installed. It's about as fast as my Android 2.3 phone for displaying Apps. It runs Flash. It's cheap and fun at a tiny fraction of a Tablets price. So I consider it to be another way to access 'content' and not a Pc, or a tablet. In my view its decent quality at a reasonable price. But would I pay almost £60? Probably not.

I also have a Raspberry Pi and you shouldn't even consider it as a competitor. The Android TV is at least 10x as fast as the Raspberry Pi for displaying webpages but isn't as good for other uses (for example the Raspberry Pi may eventually run XBMC). At this time the Android TV has access to Google Play and will run many (but not all) Apps. Raspberry Pi runs a version of Debian and therefore is running full applications and not Apps. It's horses for courses.

Edited By: dms05 on Jun 16, 2012 12:46: Added comments

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Joe90_guy 2 Likes #1
Can't you do all of this with a simple Android tablet via HDMI??
kstainsb#2
Bought this for £55 last week. Nice box, but they have put the price up, so voting cold...
tek-monkey 1 Like #3
Now sure I'd want to run android without touch controls, be a bit odd?
reddit 1 Like #4
kstainsb
Bought this for £55 last week. Nice box, but they have put the price up, so voting cold...

How are you finding it?
ataritheone#5
is it any good?
skykid3#6

Fully featured network Media Player combined with Android 4 ICS. Cortex A9 CPU with Mali400 GPU for great video format support+performance. Built in Wi-Fi. 3xUSB ports. Full Play Store with iPlayer, Facebook, Twitter. etc.

Chipset: Amlogic 8726-M1 (2012)
Networking: 10/100 LAN Internal Wi-Fi
Storage: USBHost x3 SD Card
Video Output: HDMI Video Composite
Audio Output:HDMI Audio Analogue L/R Coaxial TOSLINK
chaplin 2 Likes #7
you can do all that on a PC.Seriously I dont get the point of all these crossover devices. Android is for handheld devices not 40" TVs.
ra2000#8
Looks an interesting bit of kit. Trying to find reviews and found this one :

While only 512MB of RAM on this player is fine for Android 2.3 it's a different story with Android 4, you really need 1GB of RAM for Android 4 to run smoothly.

Amlogics 8726-M3 is the variant that comes with 1GB of RAM, that's really what they should be using as Android 4 does not run smoothly on 512MB 8726-M1 boxes.
abzzyy#9
so do you just connect a keyboard and mouse to it to use it?
UKseagull#10
It looks like it has a remote control, pics are on the site linked.
kstainsb#11
reddit
kstainsb
Bought this for £55 last week. Nice box, but they have put the price up, so voting cold...

How are you finding it?

Haven't used it in anger yet, but the interface looks slick and the box/remote look decent quality. I wanted a media player with coaxial sound out and this has that too.
Rickardo 27 Likes #12
chaplin
you can do all that on a PC.Seriously I dont get the point of all these crossover devices. Android is for handheld devices not 40" TVs.
You're right, I'll go and buy a PC for £55 instead - oh, wait...
linuxlinks 4 Likes #13
Cheaper than £55, Raspberry Pi springs to mind
Jefft 4 Likes #14
linuxlinks
Cheaper than £55, Raspberry Pi springs to mind

Not once you add on PSU etc
steviecross 1 Like #15
I briefly owned an android device for under the tv, I found a fair few of the apps would crash and in all honesty it was just a waste of money. I own android phones and they are great, android for a tv, Mmmm. Perhaps be better putting money towards a streamer or smart box.
tek-monkey 2 Likes #16
Jefft
linuxlinks
Cheaper than £55, Raspberry Pi springs to mind
Not once you add on PSU etc

A wall plug to USB adapter and a micro USB lead will cost you about £2, if its XBMC you want to run then there is a free app that turns your phone into a remote.
googleboogle#17
Does this run xbmc
strocky#18
Does this pass through hi-def audio?

Looking at the specs, no

Edited By: strocky on Jun 16, 2012 10:31
linuxlinks 2 Likes #19
Jefft
linuxlinks
Cheaper than £55, Raspberry Pi springs to mind
Not once you add on PSU etc
Yes, still under £55 even with PSU, keyboard/mouse, SD card, ethernet cable, and runs xmbc

Edited By: linuxlinks on Jun 16, 2012 12:00
UKseagull#20
chaplin
you can do all that on a PC.Seriously I dont get the point of all these crossover devices. Android is for handheld devices not 40" TVs.

Not really, they're putting Android into TV's already. I fancy a device similar to this, something that hardly uses any power, is quiet, doesn't take up much space. Just waiting to hear of a decent one. I was going to order a Pi but I don't think it's for me.

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