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DROIBOX® Ares 2GB+16GB 4K Android 6.0 TV Box (With Free Air Mouse Offer)Sold by DigiDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon - £39.95

£39.95 @ Amazon
Price @ £39.95, it's already a good price for 2+16 GB box, upon a closer look, there are two offers going on, one of them offer a free air mouse worth about £10, make the box around £30, looks like a … Read More
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Price @ £39.95, it's already a good price for 2+16 GB box, upon a closer look, there are two offers going on, one of them offer a free air mouse worth about £10, make the box around £30, looks like a good offer to me.

Experience the latest android power, Droibox Ares is small in size but big in performance. The streaming Media Player comes with Android 6.0 Mashmellow OS and KODI 16.1, and it is powered by Amlogic's latest quad core S905X Cortex A53X, includes a Penta-Core (5-core) GPU that can reach speeds of up to 2.0GHz. This model provides users a better experience to enjoy 4K Ultimate HD video. With preinstalled Google Play Store and KODI 16.1 and many other apps, you can enjoy smooth multi-tasking, game playing or movie/TV/sports viewing. The unique 'TV Box Direct' wizard keep your KODI add-on selection updated!

Specifications

- CPU: Amlogic S905X Quad core Cortex A53X 2.0GHz 64bit
- GPU: Penta-core Mali-450MP GPU
- Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage: 16GB Flash ROM
- Ports: USB 2.0 x 2
- Card reader: Micro SD/SDHC
- Support the latest HEVC (H.265) decoding
- Support up to 4K*2K Super HD video
- OS: Android 6.0 + KODI 16.1
- Wifi: 802.11n
- Support for wired/wireless mouse/ keyboard

Package Contents

- 1 * Ares Android 6.0 TV Box
- 1 * UK Power Adapter
- 1 * Remote Control
- 1 * HDMI Cable
- 1 * User Manual
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#1
You need to correct the OS to 6.0
#2
good buy and its from amazon nextday del
#3
Just ordered, thought I would give it a go.

Edited By: nickmorc on Nov 14, 2016 18:30
#4
Voted hot but it's been this price since it appeared on Amazon. Having said that, it's only been on there since 11th Nov. I don't know if the 'free air mouse/thouchpad' promotion has existed since then.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/DROIBOX%C2%AE-Android-2-0Ghz-Internet-Streamer/product/B01M1HWFG7
#5
The order went through ok with the free air mouse, which seems to be a must have, according to the reviews.
1 Like #6
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
#7
Is there a full spec available anywhere? In particular, does this support gigabit ethernet? Essential IMHO if you're trying for 4K video.
1 Like #8
I play kodi from my Samsung s7 and use smart view mode to broadcast it to my tv. What's the benefit of using this box?
#9
looks good
1 Like #10
can i watch all satellite channels through it including sky sports free Or Even cheap ??
2 Likes #11
sohi
can i watch all satellite channels through it including sky sports free Or Even cheap ??


Yes and no
1 Like #12
my friend pay every year around £30 subscription and get all channels at 30 quid.. does it work on same way ? please sorry to ask but never used these things. I have got samsung latest smart tv . so what is the advantage of these boxes on smart tvs ?
#13
pennyfarthing88
sohi
can i watch all satellite channels through it including sky sports free Or Even cheap ??


Yes and no


please explain thx
#14
I suppose the critical question for me is does it have HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 ports. If its the former then i won't touch it with a bargepole.
1 Like #15
treb
I suppose the critical question for me is does it have HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 ports. If its the former then i won't touch it with a bargepole.

http://www.amlogic.com/#Products/176/index.html

Video Interface
HDMI 2.0 and CVBS output
#16
Nice one. Thanks mate.
1 Like #17
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?


I would imagine there's an app for that somewhere, it's a software function rather than OS
3 Likes #18
whitehawk
I play kodi from my Samsung s7 and use smart view mode to broadcast it to my tv. What's the benefit of using this box?


Not needing a phone
#19
Looks a good deal
#20
Although Black Friday is round the corner, couldn't resist this deal. Can't see it being beaten for technically £30 (remote mouse being £10). Cheers:)
#21
heat added not a bad deal.. happy streaming!!!
1 Like #22
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
That's down to the apps. Dice player supports variable playback. Works fine on my atv box.
1 Like #23
Tip

Kodi crashes a lot on these new marshmallow Android boxes

Fix here

https://youtu.be/rGNYA4mWsxY
1 Like #24
whitehawk
I play kodi from my Samsung s7 and use smart view mode to broadcast it to my tv. What's the benefit of using this box?
Ethernet, USB storage, mains power, remote control, frees up your phone etc etc
#25
Suspicious reviews on Amazon, one clearly states received for free/cheap in exchange for a review, glad they called that out. The rest read as a bit iffy to me.
#26
chocci
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
That's down to the apps. Dice player supports variable playback. Works fine on my atv box.

That’s just what I wanted, Thanks
#27
Can it be powered from the tv's USB though?
#28
gilford
Can it be powered from the tv's USB though?


no. will have a mains plug
#29
Geemac
chocci
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
That's down to the apps. Dice player supports variable playback. Works fine on my atv box.
That’s just what I wanted, Thanks
Seems to have been removed from the play store so try bsplayer instead
1 Like #30
I don't think so, it's 5v 2a, not entirely sure but I thought a standard USB on a TV or laptop is 0.5a but this may be totally wrong.
#31
bobobalde
I don't think so, it's 5v 2a, not entirely sure but I thought a standard USB on a TV or laptop is 0.5a but this may be totally wrong.


@gilford
#32
Rob_B
Suspicious reviews on Amazon, one clearly states received for free/cheap in exchange for a review, glad they called that out. The rest read as a bit iffy to me.

Most of the 5* reviews on Amazon for these Android Boxes are from those who have been given one to test in return for leaving a review as you say. Best bet is to check the review videos on youtube as these appear to be honest

Not a bad box though with the specs. Can you use a micro sd as expanded storage?

I am waiting for the Beelink Mini MXIII II or a GT1 Android Box to drop in price to around £40. As well as good reviews, you can use a external micro sd to run apps off them
1 Like #33
TH71
Rob_B
Suspicious reviews on Amazon, one clearly states received for free/cheap in exchange for a review, glad they called that out. The rest read as a bit iffy to me.

Most of the 5* reviews on Amazon for these Android Boxes are from those who have been given one to test in return for leaving a review as you say. Best bet is to check the review videos on youtube as these appear to be honest

Not a bad box though with the specs. Can you use a micro sd as expanded storage?

I am waiting for the Beelink Mini MXIII II or a GT1 Android Box to drop in price to around £40. As well as good reviews, you can use a external micro sd to run apps off them


This has a micro sd slot and Android 6, no reason you wouldn't be able to run apps from an sd card
1 Like #34
sohi
my friend pay every year around £30 subscription and get all channels at 30 quid.. does it work on same way ? please sorry to ask but never used these things. I have got samsung latest smart tv . so what is the advantage of these boxes on smart tvs ?
Why would you pay £30 p/year.Once you install kodi with a decent build, then everything is free.
Are you sure he's not using an Openbox or a Zgemma box ?
#35
chocci
Geemac
chocci
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
That's down to the apps. Dice player supports variable playback. Works fine on my atv box.
That’s just what I wanted, Thanks
Seems to have been removed from the play store so try bsplayer instead

Thanks but the hunt continues, Dice player does indeed allow variable playback with audio. But it will not play 265 MKV files (something to do with compressed header) bsplayer on the other hand will play 265 MKV files but I can’t change the play back speed.
#36
sibeer

This has a micro sd slot and Android 6, no reason you wouldn't be able to run apps from an sd card

Yeah I noticed that but wondered if it was capable of running Apps off the SD card although I gather Marshmallow 6.0 allows this

Reason I mention is that some games for example Racing games run great on some of these boxes, but some take up towards 1GB+ of memory and the storage will soon get took up and maybe slow the box down (just guessing like)

It obviously helps with having 16GB storage on this box though


Edited By: TH71 on Nov 15, 2016 08:43
1 Like #37
Voyageur
Is there a full spec available anywhere? In particular, does this support gigabit ethernet? Essential IMHO if you're trying for 4K video.
Most 4k video hits around 60-70Mbps. The Ultra HD blu-ray spec maxes out at 100Mbps but that's just at peaks and not constant. As you can imagine most 4k online streams are much lower in the 15Mbps region.

So I'd say gigabit would be nice but certainly not essential on the box itself.
1 Like #38
TH71
sibeer

This has a micro sd slot and Android 6, no reason you wouldn't be able to run apps from an sd card
Yeah I noticed that but wondered if it was capable of running Apps off the SD card although I gather Marshmallow 6.0 allows this
Reason I mention is that some games for example Racing games run great on some of these boxes, but some take up towards 1GB+ of memory and the storage will soon get took up and maybe slow the box down (just guessing like)
It obviously helps with having 16GB storage on this box though

you can just use a good quality high speed microsd card. on android 6 box, when you insert card you have option to use it as external storage or use as internal flash.
#39
TH71
sibeer

This has a micro sd slot and Android 6, no reason you wouldn't be able to run apps from an sd card
Yeah I noticed that but wondered if it was capable of running Apps off the SD card although I gather Marshmallow 6.0 allows this
Reason I mention is that some games for example Racing games run great on some of these boxes, but some take up towards 1GB+ of memory and the storage will soon get took up and maybe slow the box down (just guessing like)
It obviously helps with having 16GB storage on this box though

you can just use a good quality high speed microsd card. on android 6 box, when you insert card you have option to use it as external storage or use as internal flash.
TH71
Rob_B
Suspicious reviews on Amazon, one clearly states received for free/cheap in exchange for a review, glad they called that out. The rest read as a bit iffy to me.
Most of the 5* reviews on Amazon for these Android Boxes are from those who have been given one to test in return for leaving a review as you say. Best bet is to check the review videos on youtube as these appear to be honest
Not a bad box though with the specs. Can you use a micro sd as expanded storage?
I am waiting for the Beelink Mini MXIII II or a GT1 Android Box to drop in price to around £40. As well as good reviews, you can use a external micro sd to run apps off them

checked other droiboxes, reviews are look ok, that's why i posted this here.
2 Likes #40
Geemac
chocci
Geemac
chocci
Geemac
Do any of these android boxes allow playback of local media at 1.5 or 2 times speed, where you can still hear the sound?
That's down to the apps. Dice player supports variable playback. Works fine on my atv box.
That’s just what I wanted, Thanks
Seems to have been removed from the play store so try bsplayer instead
Thanks but the hunt continues, Dice player does indeed allow variable playback with audio. But it will not play 265 MKV files (something to do with compressed header) bsplayer on the other hand will play 265 MKV files but I can’t change the play back speed.
bsplayer - you have found the variable playback icon I presume (play video and get the playback options on screen and its the bottom one off the three icons on the far right of the screen). Not the most intuitive piece of software ;)

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