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H96 Pro Plus Amlogic S912 2GB RAM 16GB ROM TV Box - Banggood - £46.48

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Great spec Android TV Box with Kodi, they also have the 3GB/16GB version for £52.99 or the 3GB/32GB for £57.05 H96 Pro Plus Amlogic S912 Octa-Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 6.0 2.4G 5.0G WiF… Read More
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Great spec Android TV Box with Kodi, they also have the 3GB/16GB version for £52.99 or the 3GB/32GB for £57.05

H96 Pro Plus Amlogic S912 Octa-Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 6.0 2.4G 5.0G WiFi 1000M Gigabit LAN 4Kx2K 60fps Bluetooth 4.1 HDR10 H.265 HEVC Android TV Box Mini PC

CPU: Amlogic S912 Octa core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz (DVFS)
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 GPU up to 750MHz (DVFS)
RAM:2GB
ROM:16GB EMMC
OS: Android 6.0
Ethernet: 100M/1000M
WIFI: 2.4GHZ/5.8GHZ 802.11a/b/g/n /ac
Bluetooth: BT4.1
Video Decode: VP9-10 Profile-2 up to [email protected], H.265 HEVC [email protected] up to [email protected]
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#1
What's the difference between this and this one for nearly a tenner less ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LX0VELN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_weCFybAEB8SG4
#2
The main purpose of these boxes to me is to decode better than the built in decoders in my tv. There are a few types the tv simply won't decode. And sometimes it won't allow me to add a seperate subtitle track or choose a different sound channel. Also, actually selecting these features on the remote is difficult. Even fast forward or reverse is not just a single button press. Also, if the file is very big, 10 gigabytes or more, then it sometimes won't work at all or stutters.
I did purchase one of these 4K boxes, in the hope that if it was capable of decoding 4K, then it should be very good at full HD. But this wasn't the case. Not surprising really when you consider the amount of ram, inbuilt graphics card etc.
It's quite possible that my network isn't fast enough, it's just 100megbits or that it's too congested with other traffic
#3
pennyfarthing88
What's the difference between this and this one for nearly a tenner less ...https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LX0VELN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_weCFybAEB8SG4

4 vs.8 cores

jasee
The main purpose of these boxes to me is to decode better than the built in decoders in my tv. There are a few types the tv simply won't decode. And sometimes it won't allow me to add a seperate subtitle track or choose a different sound channel. Also, actually selecting these features on the remote is difficult. Even fast forward or reverse is not just a single button press. Also, if the file is very big, 10 gigabytes or more, then it sometimes won't work at all or stutters.
I did purchase one of these 4K boxes, in the hope that if it was capable of decoding 4K, then it should be very good at full HD. But this wasn't the case. Not surprising really when you consider the amount of ram, inbuilt graphics card etc.
It's quite possible that my network isn't fast enough, it's just 100megbits or that it's too congested with other traffic

Are you connected via wifi? I have had weaker spec android boxes (ie s905 quad core) decode 20+gb 1080p .mkv from a WD NAS ok albeit I am hardwired via a gigabit connection.


Edited By: sinder201 on Jan 17, 2017 07:29: Additional info
1 Like #4
i can see people forking out for these boxes that have 3GB of ram and 32gb of rom because they think they have to but the only use I can see for 3GB of ram is maybe better, and quicker, 4K processing.

for the majority of people who use these boxes for general streaming and media playback, the box posted by pennyfarthing is more than adequate.
1 Like #5
Time to educate peeps

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=252916

Buggiest Android Kodi Box award of the quarter goes to: Sad

- Any AMLogic S912 box running Android Marshmallow 6.0, like the Beelink GT1 as an example. Don't get hoodwinked by clever marketing and Tech specs people. Its been awarded a D by our very own @hdmkv. A D for Do Not Bother!
There is NO LibreELEC Kodi support for AML S912 devices either.


Edited By: csf on Jan 17, 2017 07:49
#6
Bought this one last week, https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NCK4UN8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, to play films off a hard drive. But disappointed with the picture quality compared to when the drive is connected to our Samsung Blu-ray player. Is this normal with these types of android box?Or does it need some sort of tweaking with the settings? Appreciate any suggestions.
#7
The Alfawise S92 and Beelink GT1 are better supported by the always needed custom ROM's and are around the same price.

http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/amlogic-based-tv-players/s912/others-aml-s912/firmware-roms-tools-by/611261-rom-beelink-gt1-alfawise-s92-superceleron-beta-v5-rom

My own personal best out of the box experience with the S912 SOC is the MXIIIG-II but a good custom ROM will always give you better results than any stock.
#8
I've got an H96 pro+ but mine has a higher spec than this one and looks different.
#9
sinder201
jasee
The main purpose of these boxes to me is to decode better than the built in decoders in my tv. There are a few types the tv simply won't decode. And sometimes it won't allow me to add a seperate subtitle track or choose a different sound channel. Also, actually selecting these features on the remote is difficult. Even fast forward or reverse is not just a single button press. Also, if the file is very big, 10 gigabytes or more, then it sometimes won't work at all or stutters.
I did purchase one of these 4K boxes, in the hope that if it was capable of decoding 4K, then it should be very good at full HD. But this wasn't the case. Not surprising really when you consider the amount of ram, inbuilt graphics card etc.
It's quite possible that my network isn't fast enough, it's just 100megbits or that it's too congested with other traffic
Are you connected via wifi? I have had weaker spec android boxes (ie s905 quad core) decode 20+gb 1080p .mkv from a WD NAS ok albeit I am hardwired via a gigabit connection.
Via Wifi, and the Media servers are on a megabit network! Probably that is part of the problem but sometimes quite low resolution files won't decode or the sound is missing and it seems to vary from tv to tv! My Media servers are running licenced versions of Serviio on hp microservers.
#10
I've got the Beelink GT1 and it is great
1 Like #11
If you're going to buy one of these you need to do a bit of research. I would not bother with anything using the new s912 chips as there is not much community interest to develop for these. Look for a box that uses Amlogic s905 or s905x with 2Gb RAM if you're going to keep Android on it.

Personally I would only buy a box for Kodi, the first thing I do is ditch Android and install Libreelec, basically Kodi running natively as the OS. Android is usually garbage anyway on these cheap chinese boxes. Libreelec runs reliably and butter smooth even with 1gb. Plays everything including 4k and all the usual addons work fine. Boots up about 5 times faster than Android, the remote from the TV will also operate Kodi too which is a big bonus as long as your TV supports CEC (most newer ones do). It's also really easy to install... prepare an SD card pop it in, boot up with the pinhole reset button pressed... job done! You can even dual boot to Android as a backup. Main thing is kodi almost never crashes!

I've bought several cheap TV boxes over the last 2 years... first a Beelink MXQ (s805), then a Beelink Mini MXII (S905) both only 1Gb and both working great with Libreelec. I'm waiting for a x96 (S905x) which cost £22 from some chinese store on ebay, done my homework and I know that will run Libreelec too.

Hope this helps someone.
#12
madmal
If you're going to buy one of these you need to do a bit of research. I would not bother with anything using the new s912 chips as there is not much community interest to develop for these. Look for a box that uses Amlogic s905 or s905x with 2Gb RAM if you're going to keep Android on it.
Personally I would only buy a box for Kodi, the first thing I do is ditch Android and install Libreelec, basically Kodi running natively as the OS. Android is usually garbage anyway on these cheap chinese boxes. Libreelec runs reliably and butter smooth even with 1gb. Plays everything including 4k and all the usual addons work fine. Boots up about 5 times faster than Android, the remote from the TV will also operate Kodi too which is a big bonus as long as your TV supports CEC (most newer ones do). It's also really easy to install... prepare an SD card pop it in, boot up with the pinhole reset button pressed... job done! You can even dual boot to Android as a backup. Main thing is kodi almost never crashes!
I've bought several cheap TV boxes over the last 2 years... first a Beelink MXQ (s805), then a Beelink Mini MXII (S905) both only 1Gb and both working great with Libreelec. I'm waiting for a x96 (S905x) which cost £22 from some chinese store on ebay, done my homework and I know that will run Libreelec too.
Hope this helps someone.

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
#13
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?

No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?
#14
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?

Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?
#15
makkan00
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?
Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?

If its the MXQ with the red stripe in the corner its the same as I had... its s805 based. You really need to find some pics of one that looks like yours and try and find out the spec.
#16
madmal
makkan00
madmal
makkan00

Thanks for heads up.
I am trying to check which version to download to upload it on the box.
Which one is it?
Generic AMD/Intel/nVidia GPU HTPC?
No idea.... I don't know which box you have ?
Its Mxq android box. Not sure about the specs but I do not think it has more than 1GB ram. Bought it last year from local seller so not familiar with all the specs. Any hint?
If its the MXQ with the red stripe in the corner its the same as I had... its s805 based. You really need to find some pics of one that looks like yours and try and find out the spec.

Found it.
Its
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Streaming-Streamer-Android-Wireless-keyboard/dp/B011QYUVOI

Which says
NPET Quad Core MXQ Smart TV BOX Mini PC Streaming Media Player with KODI(XBMC) Streamer 1GB/8GB, Fully Loaded,Google Android 4.4 KitKat,CPU Amlogic S805, 1.5 GHz +

so considering this, which option should I choose from the direct download drop down menu?
1 Like #17
Dont bother with the pull down menu.... go here https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1173.html read the instructions, find the latest version of the MXQ "SD or Update" file. In the SD tool select it using browse file.

Edited By: madmal on Jan 19, 2017 09:42
#18
madmal
Dont bother with the pull down menu.... go here https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1173.html read the instructions, find the latest version of the MXQ "SD or Update" file. In the SD tool select it using browse file.


Many thanks. Will give it a try over the weekend.
#19
madmal
If you're going to buy one of these you need to do a bit of research. I would not bother with anything using the new s912 chips as there is not much community interest to develop for these. Look for a box that uses Amlogic s905 or s905x with 2Gb RAM if you're going to keep Android on it.
Personally I would only buy a box for Kodi, the first thing I do is ditch Android and install Libreelec, basically Kodi running natively as the OS. Android is usually garbage anyway on these cheap chinese boxes. Libreelec runs reliably and butter smooth even with 1gb. Plays everything including 4k and all the usual addons work fine. Boots up about 5 times faster than Android, the remote from the TV will also operate Kodi too which is a big bonus as long as your TV supports CEC (most newer ones do). It's also really easy to install... prepare an SD card pop it in, boot up with the pinhole reset button pressed... job done! You can even dual boot to Android as a backup. Main thing is kodi almost never crashes!
I've bought several cheap TV boxes over the last 2 years... first a Beelink MXQ (s805), then a Beelink Mini MXII (S905) both only 1Gb and both working great with Libreelec. I'm waiting for a x96 (S905x) which cost £22 from some chinese store on ebay, done my homework and I know that will run Libreelec too.
Hope this helps someone.
Hi, did you get your X96 (S905x) yet? If so, do you rate it? This is the one I've been using for a couple of weeks. It's my first foray into Kodi, so still finding my feet so to speak. Any hints and tips to having it running smooth would be very much appreciated. I'm finding that it's taking longer and longer when going through providers, and quite often says there's no stream at all! :(
#20
vegasbaby
madmal
If you're going to buy one of these you need to do a bit of research. I would not bother with anything using the new s912 chips as there is not much community interest to develop for these. Look for a box that uses Amlogic s905 or s905x with 2Gb RAM if you're going to keep Android on it.
Personally I would only buy a box for Kodi, the first thing I do is ditch Android and install Libreelec, basically Kodi running natively as the OS. Android is usually garbage anyway on these cheap chinese boxes. Libreelec runs reliably and butter smooth even with 1gb. Plays everything including 4k and all the usual addons work fine. Boots up about 5 times faster than Android, the remote from the TV will also operate Kodi too which is a big bonus as long as your TV supports CEC (most newer ones do). It's also really easy to install... prepare an SD card pop it in, boot up with the pinhole reset button pressed... job done! You can even dual boot to Android as a backup. Main thing is kodi almost never crashes!
I've bought several cheap TV boxes over the last 2 years... first a Beelink MXQ (s805), then a Beelink Mini MXII (S905) both only 1Gb and both working great with Libreelec. I'm waiting for a x96 (S905x) which cost £22 from some chinese store on ebay, done my homework and I know that will run Libreelec too.
Hope this helps someone.
Hi, did you get your X96 (S905x) yet? If so, do you rate it? This is the one I've been using for a couple of weeks. It's my first foray into Kodi, so still finding my feet so to speak. Any hints and tips to having it running smooth would be very much appreciated. I'm finding that it's taking longer and longer when going through providers, and quite often says there's no stream at all! :(

Yeah it arrived a few days ago.... 10days in total from china, not bad. It's ok works pretty good, im already using with Libreelec from an SD card an it runs pretty smooth so far, can boot into Android but not much point really. Can't help you with your streams though, that's nothing to do with the box, more likely to with your addons.
#21
madmal
vegasbaby
madmal
If you're going to buy one of these you need to do a bit of research. I would not bother with anything using the new s912 chips as there is not much community interest to develop for these. Look for a box that uses Amlogic s905 or s905x with 2Gb RAM if you're going to keep Android on it.
Personally I would only buy a box for Kodi, the first thing I do is ditch Android and install Libreelec, basically Kodi running natively as the OS. Android is usually garbage anyway on these cheap chinese boxes. Libreelec runs reliably and butter smooth even with 1gb. Plays everything including 4k and all the usual addons work fine. Boots up about 5 times faster than Android, the remote from the TV will also operate Kodi too which is a big bonus as long as your TV supports CEC (most newer ones do). It's also really easy to install... prepare an SD card pop it in, boot up with the pinhole reset button pressed... job done! You can even dual boot to Android as a backup. Main thing is kodi almost never crashes!
I've bought several cheap TV boxes over the last 2 years... first a Beelink MXQ (s805), then a Beelink Mini MXII (S905) both only 1Gb and both working great with Libreelec. I'm waiting for a x96 (S905x) which cost £22 from some chinese store on ebay, done my homework and I know that will run Libreelec too.
Hope this helps someone.
Hi, did you get your X96 (S905x) yet? If so, do you rate it? This is the one I've been using for a couple of weeks. It's my first foray into Kodi, so still finding my feet so to speak. Any hints and tips to having it running smooth would be very much appreciated. I'm finding that it's taking longer and longer when going through providers, and quite often says there's no stream at all! :(
Yeah it arrived a few days ago.... 10days in total from china, not bad. It's ok works pretty good, im already using with Libreelec from an SD card an it runs pretty smooth so far, can boot into Android but not much point really. Can't help you with your streams though, that's nothing to do with the box, more likely to with your addons.
Will have a look at the Libreelec. Do you just use Exodus as your primary film goto, or something else? I have noticed that when it updates Goliath always fails? Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks.

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