InstaBox MX4 Android 4.4, Streaming Media Player, Amlogic S812 Quad Core, 4K Ultra-high Resolution, 2G RAM, Preloaded XBMC £72.99 delivered @ Amazon sold by Barsoom.eu. - HotUKDeals
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InstaBox MX4 Android 4.4, Streaming Media Player, Amlogic S812 Quad Core, 4K Ultra-high Resolution, 2G RAM, Preloaded XBMC £72.99 delivered @ Amazon sold by Barsoom.eu.

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Seems like a good price for the latest S812 chipset and reasonably future proof, tempted to replace my old WDTV Live with this.
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Seems like a good price for the latest S812 chipset and reasonably future proof, tempted to replace my old WDTV Live with this.
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#1
Looks interesting but still not sure to go with the amazon fire tv as it has some very good reviews for running xbmc
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1 Like #2
Pokerkingbouch
Looks interesting but still not sure to go with the amazon fire tv as it has some very good reviews for running xbmc
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whilst the Fire TV runs xbmc very well, keep in mind that the UK model cannot be (as yet) rooted. For me, this prevents me from adding a VPN app onto it. Others are annoyed they can't use the usb port for playback
#3
Anyone used one? I'm also looking to move from WD but the last 'state of the art' Android box I tried (a MiniX NEO X7 Mini 2) was a total joke and went back after a day...

Edited By: steve1221 on Dec 28, 2014 12:33
#4
steve1221
Anyone used one? I'm also looking to move from WD but the last 'state of the art' Android box I tried (a MiniX NEO X7 Mini 2) was a total joke and went back after a day...
I very nearly went for one of these boxes but getting a decent review for one can be difficult, instead bought the FTV yesterday at current price if £64 quid I feel excellent value, really easy to side load, just use fire installer android and ping your apps across couldn't be easier, the gui is excellent and the speed and smoothness fantastic. I've downloadef software ready to install Kodi which hopefully I'll get done today. I wasn't aware UK couldn't be rooted but certainly don't need to do this to add any 3rd party apps of Kodi (xbmc). The remote is simple but great, the box even feels superior quality and quite small. I think I'm going to be really happy with this, tried iplayer app and even on WiFi streams beautifully. Think this box will get better and better. Best selling media device on the US thus Christmas. The other android box sellers seem to pride themselves on the fact that Kodi is pre installed,hiwever guides like this make it easy, it's the one I'll be using today. Even seems to have function to root and mount external hard drive if you wish however can't confirm if this will work or not... http://www.tvaddons.ag/install-kodi-amazon-fire-tv/
#5
why bother put xbmc on ya phone get a Chromecast and just cast screen
#6
I agree with the_ghost. In the day and age of chromecast, these boxes are redundant in my opinion
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mattyr30
I agree with the_ghost. In the day and age of chromecast, these boxes are redundant in my opinion


Not really. How is my girlfriend meant to stream XBMC to Chromecast from her iPhone?

My Fire TV is sat by my TV, has XBMC, YouTube, iPlayer, live TV, Premier League football, Netflix and all works from my TV remote, or my phone. Chromecast is fine if you've got one person, and you want to stream Plex, but then I've got DLNA built into my TV so I could just use that, but I want something a bit more user friendly and with more flexibility. Even Google recognises this, hence the Nexus TV. Otherwise they'd just leave people with Chromecast and be done with it.
#8
ghost is the man , Chromecast is where its at
#9
Wanted to buy WD TV Live to play media and movie files from My Passport. Should I buy the WD TV Live? Is this dated or are there better options?
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ladmag
ghost is the man , Chromecast is where its at

what about the formats Chromecast can't support?
the_ghost
why bother put xbmc on ya phone get a Chromecast and just cast screen

And then have no use for the phone apart from battery drain whilst casting?

ladmag
ghost is the man , Chromecast is where its at

what about the formats Chromecast can't support?
#11
the_ghost
why bother put xbmc on ya phone get a Chromecast and just cast screen


Not a 'One For All' Option there (to be quite honest with you ... ) as it purely depends on your 'angle'? .. if simple 'Media Streaming' is your flavour then Chromecast will be perfect .. but if you want your thang to have more 'meat' to it (as it appears that some of these guys do?), then .....

the way I see it, it depends on the 'Individual' really?
#12
so no 24p playback on this (or chromecast) , anyone ?

Edited By: number668 on Dec 28, 2014 15:02
#13
Asam47
Wanted to buy WD TV Live to play media and movie files from My Passport. Should I buy the WD TV Live? Is this dated or are there better options?


Depends purely on what your looking for?.

But all I can tell you is .. a 'Smart Box', or an 'Android Box' will do you BOTH ..... :-)
suspended#14
M8 box also to consider
#15
Asam47
Wanted to buy WD TV Live to play media and movie files from My Passport. Should I buy the WD TV Live? Is this dated or are there better options?

whilst the WD Live is pretty limited, I still keep mine as it plays HD video from network so well despite having two xbmc boxes



Edited By: GNKelly07 on Dec 28, 2014 16:41
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dcx_badass
ranjadaganja
Got one of these myself with xbmc built in and 2GB ram. Can't complain for under 60 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ol/B00K6DN2N8/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=new
No where near as good and I got that exact box in a hdmi stick format for under £25 from aliexpress.


If you want proper XBMC support, AMLogic is the only way to go.
they did well to fit LAN, Optical & USB's onto a HDMI stick (_;)

Edited By: GNKelly07 on Dec 28, 2014 16:46
#17
Following on from my last post I also have 3 chromecast which I got for £18 so bargain at the time... although they are great AFTV is in a diff league, I've just installed xbmc, the remote is great and the unit lightening fast, build quality awesome absolutely no regrets...
#18
dcx_badass
GNKelly07
dcx_badass
ranjadaganja
Got one of these myself with xbmc built in and 2GB ram. Can't complain for under 60 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ol/B00K6DN2N8/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=new
No where near as good and I got that exact box in a hdmi stick format for under £25 from aliexpress.



If you want proper XBMC support, AMLogic is the only way to go.
they did well to fit LAN, Optical & USB's onto a HDMI stick (_;)
No optical, but if you've got a remotely modern amp that's not needed anyway, it's got 2 USB's (one full size, one micro), a micro sd slot and it came with a usb to LAN adapter as well. You can get the full size boxes the same with LAN, optical etc for under £30 on aliexpress as well anyway.
I stand corrected!

Edited By: GNKelly07 on Dec 28, 2014 22:52
#19
dcx_badass
GNKelly07
dcx_badass
ranjadaganja
Got one of these myself with xbmc built in and 2GB ram. Can't complain for under 60 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ol/B00K6DN2N8/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=new

No where near as good and I got that exact box in a hdmi stick format for under £25 from aliexpress.


If you want proper XBMC support, AMLogic is the only way to go.

they did well to fit LAN, Optical & USB's onto a HDMI stick (_;)

No optical, but if you've got a remotely modern amp that's not needed anyway, it's got 2 USB's (one full size, one micro), a micro sd slot and it came with a usb to LAN adapter as well. You can get the full size boxes the same with LAN, optical etc for under £30 on aliexpress as well anyway.


Never heard of the AlienExpress Conpany/Web Site myself personally .. but looks like on account of your 'discussions', i've like learnt something new too .. thanx lol. :-)

Are AlienExpress any good though .....
#20
dcx_badass
ranjadaganja
Got one of these myself with xbmc built in and 2GB ram. Can't complain for under 60 quid

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ol/B00K6DN2N8/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=new

No where near as good and I got that exact box in a hdmi stick format for under £25 from aliexpress.


If you want proper XBMC support, AMLogic is the only way to go.


Yep! .. it looks like AMLogic is the way forward still .....

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