EXPIRED Android TV Box S912 Octa Core 6.0 EgoIggo TV Box 16.1 Ethernet 100/1000M Dual Wi-Fi 2.4G+5G Bluetooth4.1 Android Box - £48.99 @ Sold by EgoIggo UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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EXPIRED Android TV Box S912 Octa Core 6.0 EgoIggo TV Box 16.1 Ethernet 100/1000M Dual Wi-Fi 2.4G+5G Bluetooth4.1 Android Box - £48.99 @ Sold by EgoIggo UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 15th Feb
I know it says it RRP's at stupid amounts, but I paid £64.99 over christmas for this box and haven't seen it cheaper on Amazon. I would recommend it to anyone. Was looking at prices, as was recommending to a friend and figured I would post it here.

This is 8-cores, hence the price jump as the standard for these boxes tend to be 4-cores. The S912 processor is the best one you can get at the moment, the next down is the S905 and S905X. There have been mixed reviews about the speed difference between 4 and 8 cores, which is due to the firmware not yet being optimized for the S912 (yet). There STILL is a speed difference though, I have this box and you have 8 cores working instead of 4.

The 2GB RAM, is good much better than 1GB. You can get 3GB RAM boxes, but they seem to cost alot more. I personally don't believe the RAM is bottlenecked at much 2GB, even with alot of add-ons open I've never seen it rise above 1.5GB. Whether it utilizes the RAM better, because it has more available (similar to Windows 10) I can't say for certain, but would imaging dropping down to 1GB would mean a big performance drop in these boxes. I know I picked up a ProBox about 4 years ago, and its currently in the loft because of how slow it is compared to todays.

Just to compare with the current trends, the Q-Boxes range from £40-£50 but they are all Quad core. They are still VERY good boxes. S905 is great, and its the one I have in another room. The linked box has a better spec, with a lower price. Haven't really tried the others. I know you can get a quad core for £20 if you wait long enough, but it doesn't tend to tick ALL the boxes and usually either has older firmware, 1GB Ram, no Gigabit ethernet, or less video encoding options.

Here is another box that is £2 cheaper:
amazon.co.uk/Wec…H96

The spec seems exactly the same, but I don't own this box. If you wish to save the £2 you can get this. I know it has Kodi 17, but personally I prefer the look of the one I linked because its been on the market for a while (and fulfilled by Amazon).

There is a performance tweak recommended by another user: Start kodi, Go to Settings or System, then Video, scroll down to Acceleration,there will be 3 options enabled on the right, the top one that says, Allow hardware acceleration-amcodec, UNCHECK THAT OPTION. then just restart Kodi.

I didn't actually need to perform this on mine over christmas, but just making you aware incase it doesn't have the latest update installed out the box. I don't think this is needed anymore though.

Even if you don't agree this is a deal, its still good for the HotDeals library that Oct-Core S912 boxes were at a low on Amazon at this point in February 2017.

It's money off RRP, its a deal. But just because its cheap doesn't mean you need to buy it.

Happy hunting!

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Thanks for the effort

I use Movie HD and Mobdro etc and cast it from my phone to TV.....does this offer anything different?

Original Poster

zx636r

I use Movie HD and Mobdro etc and cast it from my phone to TV.....does … I use Movie HD and Mobdro etc and cast it from my phone to TV.....does this offer anything different?



Nope, its the same. The only difference will be the spec. If you bought a QuadCore one, you don't really need to upgrade. They pretty much do all they're going to do now, but if you don't have one already I would recommend picking up this one.

I recently bought a firestick, any reason to get this?

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?

The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription in the last 6 months or so...ever since the FireStick/Box deals were on here. Now I see there is even a big 'guide to Kodi' in the latest WebUser mag...I honestly don't know how they have the cheek to publish it whilst giving advice on how to install Exodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. I'm not saying people shouldn't use Kodi for this reason but it's far too out in the open now, and it's only a matter of time before the Movie studios and pay broadcasters start clamping down heavily on something that was great...illegal, but great!

...sounds a decent price for the spec though, so heat

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is … Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?



To be honest, if you are looking for live football and expect a perfect rock solid and HD picture you'll be disappointed. You can get HD occasionally but very rarely for the whole match without buffering...usually, you may get 2 or 3 minutes before it throws a wobbly! You are better off looking for reasonably good quality SD sources and being happy that you can actually watch the match...as for 4K, forget it! X)

Just ordered this and a wireless mini keyboard to replace my Amazon Fire TV Stick. without doing the usual three weeks of review reading. :-)

The QII mentioned yesterday is still available for £39.99 with exactly the same spec. Posted it as a deal as people seem to be missing it - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/android-6-0-tv-box-s912-octa-core-2gb-ram-16gb-rom-5g-2-4g-dual-wifi-1000m-ethernet-2618774

Voted hot anyway, for all the detail and effort you've put into the OP :-)
Edited by: "decanay" 15th Feb

Best boxes to get at the moment are the Beelink GT1 or Alfawise S92 and then flash this custom firmware on them:

freaktab.com/for…rom

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Krinkle

The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription … The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription in the last 6 months or so...ever since the FireStick/Box deals were on here. Now I see there is even a big 'guide to Kodi' in the latest WebUser mag...I honestly don't know how they have the cheek to publish it whilst giving advice on how to install Exodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. I'm not saying people shouldn't use Kodi for this reason but it's far too out in the open now, and it's only a matter of time before the Movie studios and pay broadcasters start clamping down heavily on something that was great...illegal, but great! :(...sounds a decent price for the spec though, so heat



​get over it, you think KODI is some exclusive little club just for you

Banned

Krinkle

The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription … The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription in the last 6 months or so...ever since the FireStick/Box deals were on here. Now I see there is even a big 'guide to Kodi' in the latest WebUser mag...I honestly don't know how they have the cheek to publish it whilst giving advice on how to install Exodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. I'm not saying people shouldn't use Kodi for this reason but it's far too out in the open now, and it's only a matter of time before the Movie studios and pay broadcasters start clamping down heavily on something that was great...illegal, but great! :(...sounds a decent price for the spec though, so heat



So let's see, basically you are streaming pirated content and are annoyed others are too meaning yours may get taken away from you?

Krinkle

The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription … The whole Kodi experience has been spoiled by massive over-subscription in the last 6 months or so...ever since the FireStick/Box deals were on here. Now I see there is even a big 'guide to Kodi' in the latest WebUser mag...I honestly don't know how they have the cheek to publish it whilst giving advice on how to install Exodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. I'm not saying people shouldn't use Kodi for this reason but it's far too out in the open now, and it's only a matter of time before the Movie studios and pay broadcasters start clamping down heavily on something that was great...illegal, but great! :(...sounds a decent price for the spec though, so heat



Ahahaha... Oh wait, you're serious.

Awww, are you upset that other people have found out about your super secret free films? Has your experience been "ruined" because Adobe other people also having free films? Get a grip.

Will the prison service let you take this to prison with you

zoso1313

​get over it, you think KODI is some exclusive little club just for you


That's not what is being said.
All this publicity simply means that this is the beginning of the end of Kodi as we know it. I doubt it's worth investigating £40 anymore. Go for a cheaper box..

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is … Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?

I would reccomend a
LOUGHBORO.GUY

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is … Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?


I would recommend a subscription service for sports, I use Sportsmania.eu and I get every sporting event in HD with no buffering, works out about £4 a month. Had this for about 4 months now and would never go back to the days of buffering and trying numerous sources over and over.

Is it easy to get my PIA vpn set up on this?

solid

That's not what is being said.All this publicity simply means that this … That's not what is being said.All this publicity simply means that this is the beginning of the end of Kodi as we know it. I doubt it's worth investigating £40 anymore. Go for a cheaper box..



Kodi has been well known since before it was kodi, they have been selling android boxes specifically for piracy openly on amazon for years. The recent publicity is just it filtering to the last level of less technical people, the movie studio's etc. were already well aware of it.

What is killing it is greed, now that people are trying to charge for better access to streams etc. things have changed. Same with a lot of things, like private plex servers. When people are making money off piracy that's when the cops start appearing and things start clamping down.

Krinkle

To be honest, if you are looking for live football and expect a perfect … To be honest, if you are looking for live football and expect a perfect rock solid and HD picture you'll be disappointed. You can get HD occasionally but very rarely for the whole match without buffering...usually, you may get 2 or 3 minutes before it throws a wobbly! You are better off looking for reasonably good quality SD sources and being happy that you can actually watch the match...as for 4K, forget it! X)



Could always pay for content rather than stealing? Legitimate sources will give you a perfect picture.

I'm a bit cautious of the legality of these, but was given a "trongle s1pro" for Christmas and have used kodi and "Wookiee" to give me "exodus" which lets me stream many things neither my Netflix or Amazon accounts have, so that's nice. Not quite as good quality though, and considerably worse sound (seems to be only stereo) but I'm a 4K user with fancy surround sound so am used to a different level of experience, and I appreciate this isn't to be expected to be as good as a paid experience.
Anyway, is there any reason to get this box instead? I can't say the s1pro has ever felt slow. The only slow bit is a "waiting" message when looking for streams, but that's surely internet searching not box speed dependant.
Edited by: "Sampson" 16th Feb

zoso1313

​get over it, you think KODI is some exclusive little club just for you



...no, never said that at all...try reading the post again! What I'm saying is that Kodi used to be great but is now so popular it's not so great...just pointing out the inevitability really

...although I do think 'fully loaded' boxes for sale and nationally published mags printing guides on how to get illegal streams should be prosecuted...that's just taking the p155!!!

MrScotchBonnet

So let's see, basically you are streaming pirated content and are annoyed … So let's see, basically you are streaming pirated content and are annoyed others are too meaning yours may get taken away from you?



...nope, never said that either

Banned

Krinkle

...nope, never said that either



Didn't need to say it!

willyvwade

Ahahaha... Oh wait, you're serious.Awww, are you upset that other people … Ahahaha... Oh wait, you're serious.Awww, are you upset that other people have found out about your super secret free films? Has your experience been "ruined" because Adobe other people also having free films? Get a grip.



...zzzzzzzzz ...and what's Adobe got to do with anything?

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router … Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?

LOUGHBORO.GUY

Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router … Is the sky sports bt sports and sky movies perfect picture ? My router is 3 feet from tv do I need high speed fibre boadband ?



That's very interesting, I'll check that out as I don't mind paying...just not the obscene amounts Sky & BT want!

Note:If Android TV Box often crashes, it is often related to Amlogic Chips and Android 6.0. Go to Settings or System, then Video, scroll down to Acceleration, there will be 3 options enabled on the right, the top one that says, Allow hardware acceleration-amcodec, UNCHECK THAT OPTION. Then just restart the box

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Krinkle

...no, never said that at all...try reading the post again! What I'm … ...no, never said that at all...try reading the post again! What I'm saying is that Kodi used to be great but is now so popular it's not so great...just pointing out the inevitability really ;)...although I do think 'fully loaded' boxes for sale and nationally published mags printing guides on how to get illegal streams should be prosecuted...that's just taking the p155!!!



​ofc you don't use KODI for that do you, you just use it for its media streaming capabilities lol

let's get real here, who would buy an Android box just to.use stick KODI, about 0.000001% of buyers.

no.use saying they should prosecute mags, but not people using it, that's called hypocrisy. Again, you are inferring magazines shouldn't advertise so that it doesn't ruin your exclusive little KODI club.

can't have it both ways my friend......

Original Poster

Sampson

I'm a bit cautious of the legality of these, but was given a "trongle … I'm a bit cautious of the legality of these, but was given a "trongle s1pro" for Christmas and have used kodi and "Wookiee" to give me "exodus" which lets me stream many things neither my Netflix or Amazon accounts have, so that's nice. Not quite as good quality though, and considerably worse sound (seems to be only stereo) but I'm a 4K user with fancy surround sound so am used to a different level of experience, and I appreciate this isn't to be expected to be as good as a paid experience. Anyway, is there any reason to get this box instead? I can't say the s1pro has ever felt slow. The only slow bit is a "waiting" message when looking for streams, but that's surely internet searching not box speed dependant.



If you're happy with the speed, there is no need to upgrade.

Still expensive when your only wanting it for Kodi.

Original Poster

WheresMeNuts

Still expensive when your only wanting it for Kodi.



Yeah it can be for some, it boils down to how much value it would have in your house. You can't exactly hook your PC to the TV in the living room for example. There are some great deals on Kodi boxes that are around £20 if you don't want the best tech though. I believe somebody mentioned the S1pro, and weren't complaining about the speed.

zoso1313

​ofc you don't use KODI for that do you, you just use it for its media s … ​ofc you don't use KODI for that do you, you just use it for its media streaming capabilities lollet's get real here, who would buy an Android box just to.use stick KODI, about 0.000001% of buyers. no.use saying they should prosecute mags, but not people using it, that's called hypocrisy. Again, you are inferring magazines shouldn't advertise so that it doesn't ruin your exclusive little KODI club.can't have it both ways my friend......



I use Kodi for the same reasons most others do...never said I didn't Making money from enabling people to break the law should be prosecutable...as in the example of WebUser and the sellers of 'fully loaded' boxes. What an individual does with their android box is up to them and their conscience...and most probably at some time in the future, the law courts (_;)

...it's not my Kodi club, it certainly ain't little and I'm pretty sure you're not my friend

I am a well travelled elderly man interested in this electronic product. Would this be suitable for watching possibly not legal broadcasts of professional Armenian carpet bowls? And would 320x144 dots at 12bpm be doable on my penny dialup connection? The gentlemen at my local bowling club have suggested so but have lied on other issues recently. A little expert knowledge before investing would be greatly appreciated. Good day sirs.

When playing films from a hard drive does Dts pass through work on this box? I have a problems with other boxes, sound drop outs, etc.

sotv

#Agreed, Sportsnation, their sister company is my choice, due to there … #Agreed, Sportsnation, their sister company is my choice, due to there own GUI Build being better suited to Sportsnation than Sportsmania , but both offer exactly the same excellent content for £27 after currency conversion for 6 months.Also Ultimatemania for just over £50 for 6 months if you want all the worldwide Entertainment channels as well Sports package as well.



Thanks for the info...I think I'm going to give SportsNation a go for 3 months, if I leave it 'til the end of this month it should take me to the end of the season. Cheers

Original Poster

Savo

Just ordered this and a wireless mini keyboard to replace my Amazon Fire … Just ordered this and a wireless mini keyboard to replace my Amazon Fire TV Stick. without doing the usual three weeks of review reading. :-)



Glad I could be of help. All I mentioned was to the best of my knowledge, as I went through the research process over christmas! Even if you bought a different box, its just good for people to know the important differences in the spec and why you pay extra money. Some people don't care about spec and buy the £20 box, but I do what I do with my PC and buy the better/newer tech at the time to get more years out of it (replacing it less often). Probably works out about the same in cost doing it either way (over time).

Edited by: "LeftResponse" 16th Feb

Krinkle

TExodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. … TExodus, SALTS & Specto etc, which are 100% illegal streaming add-ons. I'm not saying people shouldn't use Kodi for this reason but it's far too out in the open now, and it's only a matter of time before the Movie studios and pay broadcasters start clamping down heavily on something that was great...illegal, but great! :()



Please get your facts right, yes it is illegal for a seller to offer for sale a box loaded with your named kodi extras, it is not however illegal to buy one with kodi installed then install and use the addons yourself, provided you are using it to view a stream.

Does this box come with fully loaded applications or does the buyer need them to install?

Original Poster

Baba12

Does this box come with fully loaded applications or does the buyer need … Does this box come with fully loaded applications or does the buyer need them to install?



Mine came loaded. They all tend to these days, as each provider has an image they use. I tend to spend more time removing the ones I don't need though, as opposed to setting it up myself.
Edited by: "LeftResponse" 1st Sep

-=blootoon=-

Please get your facts right, yes it is illegal for a seller to offer for … Please get your facts right, yes it is illegal for a seller to offer for sale a box loaded with your named kodi extras, it is not however illegal to buy one with kodi installed then install and use the addons yourself, provided you are using it to view a stream.



...maybe you should get your facts right...when did I say Android boxes were illegal? What I said is illegal is the selling of 'fully loaded' android boxes which come pre-installed with a whole gamut of add-ons for viewing of illegal content...we all know the illegalities of what we all do, but for people to actually profit from it on amazon FFS is really asking for trouble...and it seems a few of them have actually been arrested now!

...you can buy the box perfectly legally and then, what you do with it, legal or otherwise, is down to your conscience.

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Burnz0

The friend I'm buying the box for is after cancelling SkySports because … The friend I'm buying the box for is after cancelling SkySports because its too expensive. This would probably be something I would recommend to him, are these services as legal as Netflix (out of pure curiousity)? I know its illegal to "use" majority of the Kodi apps, I would imagine they are the same you just pay for convenience?



​seriously man, what do you think? if a non Sky organisation is streaming Sky Sports for a tenth of the price.....you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out the legality do you lol jeez
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