Alfawise H96 Pro+ Android 7.1 Kodi 4K TV Box 3GRam 32G storage. £45.87 @ GearBest
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Alfawise H96 Pro+ Android 7.1 Kodi 4K TV Box 3GRam 32G storage. £45.87 @ GearBest

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Found 14th Aug 2017Edited by:"amb47uk"
Maybe the best priced budget box available on Market?

7day expedited postage available for ~£2 but suggest go for the unmarked postage option to hopefully avoid import duty/handling fees.

Model: H96 Pro+
Type: TV Box
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3
System: Android 7.1
CPU: Amlogic S912
Core: 2.0GHz,Octa Core
RAM: 3GB
RAM Type: DDR3
ROM: 32G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: 2TB
Color: Black

Media supported.

Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265
Video format: ASF,AVI,DAT,FLV,ISO,MKV,MOV,MPEG,MPG,RM,RMVB,TS,VOB,WMV
Audio format: AAC,AC3,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes

Product details.

5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Support
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC Power Port,Ethernet,HDMI,SPDIF,TF card,USB2.0
Language: Multi-language
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: 3D Video
External Subtitle Supported: No
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Gopher4216 m ago

I thought Kodi had been shut down ?


google KODI and educate yourself please
mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be buying. it's like £28 and supports DRM and full hd netflix unlike this.
lukemack14 m ago

How's Kodi doing nowadays?


Kodi is doing very well. It continues to improve. Some of the uses of Kodi however, may be more problematic..
Edited by: "Countyforever" 14th Aug 2017
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Impressive stats
I guess the "7day expedited postage available for ~£2" will increase likelihood of circa total £20 VAT+handling import fee?
mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be buying. it's like £28 and supports DRM and full hd netflix unlike this.
Fantastic price for a excellent box
danfr35 m ago

mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be …mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be buying. it's like £28 and supports DRM and full hd netflix unlike this.


Have you got one / can you confirm that's the case? A box that cheap that can do HEVC 10 bit and Netflix would be very appealing (Do you know if Amazon Video is the same?)
Pyrrhic8 m ago

Have you got one / can you confirm that's the case? A box that cheap that …Have you got one / can you confirm that's the case? A box that cheap that can do HEVC 10 bit and Netflix would be very appealing (Do you know if Amazon Video is the same?)



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amb47uk9 m ago

TURD: https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/31639575


! That's a shame. What I'd really like is Amazon to have a special flash sale on one of their fire tv 4k boxes. I'd easily buy another for £50. The first is perfect for playing basically everything.
Pyrrhic1 h, 24 m ago

Have you got one / can you confirm that's the case? A box that cheap that …Have you got one / can you confirm that's the case? A box that cheap that can do HEVC 10 bit and Netflix would be very appealing (Do you know if Amazon Video is the same?)

​yes, it does 1080p netflix, I have three. it's 720p with the stock rom, but 1080p with android TV ROM from freaktab. best box ATM, has nougat, and because of the widevine it will be well supported and any bugs will be fixed.
amb47uk1 h, 19 m ago

TURD: https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/31639575

​i think scuba is the only one who has had problems
danfr10 m ago

​i think scuba is the only one who has had problems


Yep, a poster says that it's the pro version with the issues, not the pro plus. Worth checking but possibly not a turd.
the pro is s912, with no widevine level 1, and Pro plus is s905x with widevine level 1. you can check with an app like DRM info. In theory it would be capable of 4k netflix like the wetek play 2/hub or Xiaomi Mi box 3.

Amazon won't do above 480p on pretty much any android box, apart from Amazon fire stuff.
Don't see the point of these android boxes. You won't get 4k HDR through netflix or amazon and never will.
jaydeeuk14 m ago

Don't see the point of these android boxes. You won't get 4k HDR through …Don't see the point of these android boxes. You won't get 4k HDR through netflix or amazon and never will.



Plenty of points really, of which Netflix and Amazon make up less than 1% of my uses.
​well, the xaiomi mi box does 4k HDR through netflix. which is an s905x chip, like the mecool m8s pro plus. so it has already happened. wetek make boxes that do 5.1 uhd, but it's s905 which doesn't support hdr.





I think with updates and tweaks mecool could play 4k hdr eventually.

more and more boxes will do this in an attempt to go more legit, and not just rely on kodi support.
Edited by: "danfr" 14th Aug 2017
jaydeeuk144 m ago

Don't see the point of these android boxes. You won't get 4k HDR through …Don't see the point of these android boxes. You won't get 4k HDR through netflix or amazon and never will.


Do people really buy them for Netflix and Amazon though?
I thought Kodi had been shut down ?
Gopher4216 m ago

I thought Kodi had been shut down ?


google KODI and educate yourself please
How's Kodi doing nowadays?
lukemack14 m ago

How's Kodi doing nowadays?


Kodi is doing very well. It continues to improve. Some of the uses of Kodi however, may be more problematic..
Edited by: "Countyforever" 14th Aug 2017
I have this. Excellent
kendosteve1 h, 32 m ago

Plenty of points really, of which Netflix and Amazon make up less than 1% …Plenty of points really, of which Netflix and Amazon make up less than 1% of my uses.


What 4k HDR sources do you mainly use then?
kodi is fine. and so is streaming. look on torrentfreak.com for real unbiased kodi/streaming news.
noonecanhelp11 h, 29 m ago

google KODI and educate yourself please

Kodi, it's like a seedbox running Plex, Sonarr and Radarr for poor people.
Edited by: "ollie87" 14th Aug 2017
What is a good set up to get, if you don't have 4k etc
i've had the meecool ms8pro for about 3 months....started off okay but now it keeps switching itself off for no apparent reason.....bought it from china and took ages to arrive.......i wouldn't get another one
ollie871 h, 49 m ago

Kodi, it's like a seedbox running Plex, Sonarr and Radarr for poor people.


I've just got no idea what this means???

I just use the boxes for watching downloaded movies via usb stick but Ive recently looked into getting plex on the android box but it seems to want me to pay for a plex pass for streaming from pc to tv - can it be had without a paid pass?
restyler7 m ago

I've just got no idea what this means???I just use the boxes for watching …I've just got no idea what this means???I just use the boxes for watching downloaded movies via usb stick but Ive recently looked into getting plex on the android box but it seems to want me to pay for a plex pass for streaming from pc to tv - can it be had without a paid pass?

To use it it properly you have a Seedbox running in your own server, with Plex for transcoding and Sonarr and Radarr for downloading the content automatically. Basically it's like having your own version of Netflix, except it has things you actually want to watch.

Plus stuff is added in real time as it appears on the internet.
danfr8 h, 2 m ago

mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be …mecool m8s pro + with s905x and widevine level 1 is the box you should be buying. it's like £28 and supports DRM and full hd netflix unlike this.

I can't find it for that price? Can you help out with a link please
montee3 h, 39 m ago

i've had the meecool ms8pro for about 3 months....started off okay but now …i've had the meecool ms8pro for about 3 months....started off okay but now it keeps switching itself off for no apparent reason.....bought it from china and took ages to arrive.......i wouldn't get another one

​yeah like we already said you have m8s pro not the m8s Pro plus. s912 is buggy compared to s905x. it's on geekbuying for £28.
80 of these sold since I posted, only 56 left... be quick!

Customer service says it supports full hd and 4k netflix - clearly a better box than the meecool
amb47uk3 h, 49 m ago

80 of these sold since I posted, only 56 left... be quick!Customer service …80 of these sold since I posted, only 56 left... be quick!Customer service says it supports full hd and 4k netflix - clearly a better box than the meecool

​thats a lie, it does not play even 720p netflix.
the box in this post came out November 2016, review of specs (states widevine level 3, so Def no hd netflix):

freaktab.com/for…-bt

mecool came out July 2017, review of specs (states widevine level 1 and nogat, which are its main two selling points):

freaktab.com/for…g-n
I'm after a box pretty much just for playing 264/265 content off a stick. Is this box overkill? If so can anyone point me in the right direction please.
I have to say, anyone who logs in a Netflix, Google, or Amazon account on one of those boxes is making a bad life decision. They can be pretty good for Retro Game Emulation though and you can get APKs to install stuff without risking personal info.
ollie8718 h, 26 m ago

Kodi, it's like a seedbox running Plex, Sonarr and Radarr for poor people.


I prefer running Emby over Plex, the integration with Kodi is great as it can take over the library database.
I have a few of these boxes and with a little modding they white wash the competition in this price category.
The biggest issue with this box and many others is overheating which commonly makes the box run sluggish or freeze up. The box simply has no ventilation holes whatsoever and a practically non existent heatsink on the CPU. Once sorted and running android 7.1.1 your good to go. There are currently 4 popular firmware updates for this box the newest being dated 19-06-2017. The commonly noted WiFi issues are simply incorrect antenna placement within the box and easily fixed.
The bonus hidden extra USB ports are also a nice bonus.
Edited by: "modelman" 15th Aug 2017
DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!
I have one and it over heats as the GPU is too powerful for the pitiful heatsink... I also have one that has a dodgy power problem so it just crashes every few mins, despite even using a male - male usb cable to power it... I bought a small usb fan to actively cool it, but its loud as...

If you rip it out the case you will find there are another 2 extra usb ports which they don't cut out the case for...

If you want for Netflix you will be limited to standard definition because even if it supported the DRM Netflix still will not authorise any of these boxes to be able to run at HD or even UHD

It's a fast box when it works, but you're better off getting an Nvidia Sheild (yes a lot more but it will 100% do what you need it to)
metronome1 h, 12 m ago

DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!I have one and it over heats as the GPU is too …DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!I have one and it over heats as the GPU is too powerful for the pitiful heatsink... I also have one that has a dodgy power problem so it just crashes every few mins, despite even using a male - male usb cable to power it... I bought a small usb fan to actively cool it, but its loud as... If you rip it out the case you will find there are another 2 extra usb ports which they don't cut out the case for... If you want for Netflix you will be limited to standard definition because even if it supported the DRM Netflix still will not authorise any of these boxes to be able to run at HD or even UHDIt's a fast box when it works, but you're better off getting an Nvidia Sheild (yes a lot more but it will 100% do what you need it to)

​just about the netflix thing, I can confirm 100% that the mecool m8s pro plus, does indeed play 1080p netflix, because it has the correct widevine DRM. It is the only budget android box with widevine level 1, and it plays 1080p with the ATV rom. I'm not sure people realise how unique the mecool m8s pro plus is.
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