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Droidplayer Quad Core Android (Kit Kat 4.4) TV Box Streaming Media Player £54.99 @ Amazon lightining deal
Droidplayer  Quad Core Android (Kit Kat 4.4) TV Box Streaming Media Player £54.99 @ Amazon lightining deal

Droidplayer Quad Core Android (Kit Kat 4.4) TV Box Streaming Media Player £54.99 @ Amazon lightining deal

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Original Poster

Android for your TV - enjoy all your favourite Android Apps on the big screen.
Full HD up to 4k (4 x 1080p) Media player, stream and play Movies, TV Shows & Sports etc. from the internet, supports subtitles.
Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A5 HD CPU & Quad Core Mali450 3D Graphics Processor.
Supports Airplay, Wifi, DLNA, files directly from USB drive, SATA drive or SDHC cards, or stream from the internet.
Worry free 1 year extensive device warranty with lifetime support & free updates

If you look around Amazon/Ebay this spec was always around this price. For a few pound more (around £5) you can get 2gb ram and for maybe £10 more you can get 5ghz WIFI channel support also. The MX111 boxs also have a Mali 450 Octa-Core GPU. Fedup looking through so many of them to replace my old M8 box to post links!
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 27th Dec 2014

What's the difference between this model and yesterday's model. (apart from the price). The spec looks the same.. I got yesterday's one but thinking of cancelling that and getting this..

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cecilmcroberts

If you look around Amazon/Ebay this spec was always around this price. … If you look around Amazon/Ebay this spec was always around this price. For a few pound more (around £5) you can get 2gb ram and for maybe £10 more you can get 5ghz WIFI channel support also. Fedup looking through so many of them to replace my old M8 box to post links!

Fair comment, but you do get the Amazon after sales service that youmay struggle with on the likes of ebay.

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arnie

What's the difference between this model and yesterday's model. (apart … What's the difference between this model and yesterday's model. (apart from the price). The spec looks the same.. I got yesterday's one but thinking of cancelling that and getting this..

The processor looks different this one is not the M8.
Today's.......Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A5 HD CPU & Quad Core Mali450 3D Graphics Processor
Yesterdays...... Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A9 HD CPU & Octo Core Mali450 3D Graphics Processor

thisismark

The processor looks different this one is not the … The processor looks different this one is not the M8.Today's.......Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A5 HD CPU & Quad Core Mali450 3D Graphics ProcessorYesterdays...... Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A9 HD CPU & Octo Core Mali450 3D Graphics Processor

less memory as well

thisismark

The processor looks different this one is not the … The processor looks different this one is not the M8.Today's.......Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A5 HD CPU & Quad Core Mali450 3D Graphics ProcessorYesterdays...... Powerful Quad Core Cortex-A9 HD CPU & Octo Core Mali450 3D Graphics Processor



Also, I think yesterdays had 2GB Ram as opposed to this model with 1GB.

thisismark

Fair comment, but you do get the Amazon after sales service that youmay … Fair comment, but you do get the Amazon after sales service that youmay struggle with on the likes of ebay.



Still thinking myself of going for the Fire Tv box as its now down to £64 and more or less has one of the best specs around for an android Box. If you don't mind playing around to get XBMC installed. Agree with the Ebay after my last box (just over a year old) stopped working and the seller doesn't reply to emails. Hence had been looking at the zillion options through Amazon Prime still undecided!
Though XBMC on the Linx tablets works very well which is what I'm currently using just.
Got Plex working on my NowTv box also.

Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 27th Dec 2014

arnie

What's the difference between this model and yesterday's model. (apart … What's the difference between this model and yesterday's model. (apart from the price). The spec looks the same.. I got yesterday's one but thinking of cancelling that and getting this..



I got a box with these specs, can get slow. I would keep the other and have the extra ram for the few extra quid you pay.

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Yesterdays spec

Amlogic S802 Quad Core Cortex-A9 HD CPU
- Mali450 Octo Core High Performance 3D GPU
- 2GB RAM (DDR3)
- 8GB Total Internal Storage
- USB Storage Extendable (Flash Drives/HDD)
- SD Storage Extendable (Up to 32GB!)
- 802.11b/g/n internal Wifi
- HDMI v1.4 video output
- 10/100 Ethernet Port
- Optical Audio Output (Surround Sound)

Today's spec

- Amlogic S805 Quad Core Cortex-A5 HD CPU
- Mali450 Quad Core High Performance 3D GPU
- 1GB RAM (DDR3)
- 8GB Total Internal Storage
- USB Storage Extendable (Flash Drives/HDD)
- SD Storage Extendable (Up to 32GB!)
- 802.11b/g/n internal Wifi
- HDMI v1.4 video output
- 10/100 Ethernet Port
- Optical Audio Output (Surround Sound)
- 4 x USB ports
- Android 4.4 Kit Kat installed
- Supports Wireless USB Keyboard/Mouse
- Google Play Store installed

I already have WD Live media player. Will this give me any more features than I currently have?

i think the s805 has h.265 hardware decoding but the s802 doesn't

The cyclone X4 looks more like this box but is cheaper at £46.99
7dayshop.com/pro…DX4


Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 27th Dec 2014

vikasbhasin

I already have WD Live media player. Will this give me any more features … I already have WD Live media player. Will this give me any more features than I currently have?



It gives you XBMC (youtube it). And anything from the Google Play store. Basically its an android phone for your telly without the phone calls part (well okay you can Skype)
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 27th Dec 2014

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So looking at the specs the ram is the biggest issue for me.

I'm still waiting for the official Android TV.

Would this be better than the amazon fire tv for running xbmc

can u get skysports on this

Pokerkingbouch

Would this be better than the amazon fire tv for running xbmc



Was actually just reading up about that. Appears the Fire Tv does not allow USB playback unlike the droid boxes. Though depends on your setup as it can stream from network drives. Appears that is the only drawback and most report that XBMC runs incredibly fast and smooth on Fire TV. Loads of comments on the below Fire TV post.

hotukdeals.com/dea…615

ashmac

can u get skysports on this



Yes in short. Try installing XBMC onto your PC and play around with it to see if you would fancy having something like this easier to use attached to telly without having PC on. Google "Kodi" (new name for XBMC) and lots of vids on youtube for setting up the channels.

So which one better? Anyone got a link to yesterday's offer? Thanks

cecilmcroberts

Was actually just reading up about that. Appears the Fire Tv does not … Was actually just reading up about that. Appears the Fire Tv does not allow USB playback unlike the droid boxes. Though depends on your setup as it can stream from network drives. Appears that is the only drawback and most report that XBMC runs incredibly fast and smooth on Fire TV. Loads of comments on the below Fire TV post. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-fire-tv-64-amazon-free-super-saver-delivery-59-paying-mastercard-using-code-2097615


I have been using the ouya box for around 8 months but ready for change lol
Thanks for the reply pal going with the amazon tv will just use my blueray player for the USB playback as some of the files on my drive are 20gb + :-)

Pokerkingbouch

I have been using the ouya box for around 8 months but ready for change … I have been using the ouya box for around 8 months but ready for change lol Thanks for the reply pal going with the amazon tv will just use my blueray player for the USB playback as some of the files on my drive are 20gb + :-)



Loads of youtube vids on installing XBMC onto the fire box. Though from reading up it is advisable to watch them first, think when you first switch on the box you may need to not allow the auto update, but further posts I think have a way around it now. Anyhow best to read first before switching it on!

cecilmcroberts

Loads of youtube vids on installing XBMC onto the fire box. Though from … Loads of youtube vids on installing XBMC onto the fire box. Though from reading up it is advisable to watch them first, think when you first switch on the box you may need to not allow the auto update, but further posts I think have a way around it now. Anyhow best to read first before switching it on!

cecilmcroberts

Loads of youtube vids on installing XBMC onto the fire box. Though from … Loads of youtube vids on installing XBMC onto the fire box. Though from reading up it is advisable to watch them first, think when you first switch on the box you may need to not allow the auto update, but further posts I think have a way around it now. Anyhow best to read first before switching it on!


I think you're getting XBMC install and rooting confused (as I have XBMC without rooting).

You can install XBMC with any OS on the FireTV, so no need to prevent any updates - it's very very easy, especially if you use "adbfire" as that includes all the relevant bits and you literally just add the IP address for the FireTV. The only down point is that XBMC won't go on to your "Home" page as it's not Amazon approved, but you can work around this by using a different App called "Llama" (this allows you to change the shortcut from an existing app to launch XBMC instead).

If you want to root it then you need to prevent the FireTV from updating, though I'm not convinced about the relative merits of rooting it (as rumours persist of Amazon borking rooted boxes). IMO, once you have XBMC you don't really need anything else (in terms of media playback), though I appreciate some like to install the Google shop etc.

would you be able to run skygo through this?

Cyclone one not 4k so not comparable… waiting of a hdmi 2.0 box

Can this be used to stream sports that are not aired in the uk???

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yes

Pokerkingbouch


N1Andy

I think you're getting XBMC install and rooting confused (as I have XBMC … I think you're getting XBMC install and rooting confused (as I have XBMC without rooting).You can install XBMC with any OS on the FireTV, so no need to prevent any updates - it's very very easy, especially if you use "adbfire" as that includes all the relevant bits and you literally just add the IP address for the FireTV. The only down point is that XBMC won't go on to your "Home" page as it's not Amazon approved, but you can work around this by using a different App called "Llama" (this allows you to change the shortcut from an existing app to launch XBMC instead).If you want to root it then you need to prevent the FireTV from updating, though I'm not convinced about the relative merits of rooting it (as rumours persist of Amazon borking rooted boxes). IMO, once you have XBMC you don't really need anything else (in terms of media playback), though I appreciate some like to install the Google shop etc.



easier way to install xbmc, then just sync it to your fire tv
amazon.co.uk/Sem…LL8
Edited by: "planthead" 27th Dec 2014

What's the best TV Box for similar money? Must have good wifi?

My personal advice would be don't bother unless you can load Lollipop onto it - this android is designed for tv usage. Also I feel Google Cast is a must have feature.

I would wait until you can buy a device with these features is available at a reasonable price.

danthetaliban

My personal advice would be don't bother unless you can load Lollipop … My personal advice would be don't bother unless you can load Lollipop onto it - this android is designed for tv usage. Also I feel Google Cast is a must have feature. I would wait until you can buy a device with these features is available at a reasonable price.



Wouldnt that be achieved anyway if you were to root these Smart Boxes anyway?, or ..... :-)

ambrady

What's the best TV Box for similar money? Must have good wifi?



Tell me bout it .. tooooooo many 'choices' here? lol.

trapstar2020

So which one better? Anyone got a link to yesterday's offer? Thanks



Ditto to that .. what was the link to Yesterdays Smart Box Offer please ..... thanx. :-)

planthead

easier way to install xbmc, then just sync it to your fire … easier way to install xbmc, then just sync it to your fire tvhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Semperpax-SPMC/dp/B00MK49LL8



Planthead .. your xbmc amazon link is dead/not working .. do you perhaps have another one please?, as I was looking forward to that lol .. thanx. :-)

vikasbhasin

I already have WD Live media player. Will this give me any more features … I already have WD Live media player. Will this give me any more features than I currently have?



I've heard a few random people on & off over the Months compare their WD Live Boxes to the then 'new' all singing all dancing Smart Box out there that dared to show a mention on HUKD .. its like comparing a 1990's Electronic Typewriter to a 1990's PC .. yes (with a wee few tweaks & the like?) they'll all get to a 'similar result', but one of these two (by way of its Software if nothing else) will definately always have more tricks up its sleeve then that of the other ..... (whether that's a 'Plus Feature', or a 'Minus Feature', only you the 'User' could ever decide that one, simply put ..... lol) :-)

I'm wanting one of these Kodi android things. Just no idea which is best. Far too many to choose from

N1Andy

I think you're getting XBMC install and rooting confused (as I have XBMC … I think you're getting XBMC install and rooting confused (as I have XBMC without rooting).You can install XBMC with any OS on the FireTV, so no need to prevent any updates - it's very very easy, especially if you use "adbfire" as that includes all the relevant bits and you literally just add the IP address for the FireTV. The only down point is that XBMC won't go on to your "Home" page as it's not Amazon approved, but you can work around this by using a different App called "Llama" (this allows you to change the shortcut from an existing app to launch XBMC instead).If you want to root it then you need to prevent the FireTV from updating, though I'm not convinced about the relative merits of rooting it (as rumours persist of Amazon borking rooted boxes). IMO, once you have XBMC you don't really need anything else (in terms of media playback), though I appreciate some like to install the Google shop etc.



Ty for the advice, was still busy reading through all the zillions of posting. Guess should have started with the most recent ones!

cecilmcroberts

Yes in short. Try installing XBMC onto your PC and play around with it to … Yes in short. Try installing XBMC onto your PC and play around with it to see if you would fancy having something like this easier to use attached to telly without having PC on. Google "Kodi" (new name for XBMC) and lots of vids on youtube for setting up the channels.



How does that pan out? .. are actually using a proper disused PC?, or is it more like an underpowered Net Box your using as a cheap XBMC Box instead?, or ..... thanx. :-)



Looks like our 'answer' was here all along? .. check below .....

trapstar2020

So which one better? Anyone got a link to yesterday's offer? Thanks

Pokerkingbouch

Would this be better than the amazon fire tv for running xbmc

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