Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X Quad Core Processor  [2GB+16GB + UK PLUG] £25.65 Delivered! @ Gearbest
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Mini M8S II 4K Smart TV Box Amlogic S905X Quad Core Processor [2GB+16GB + UK PLUG] £25.65 Delivered! @ Gearbest

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Found 18th Nov 2016Made hot 18th Nov 2016
Cracking price for a box of this spec - cheapest it's been

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Main Features:
● Amlogic S905X quad-core CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high-speed feedback and smooth response.
● Penta-core ARM Mali-450 as GPU of this TV Box which gives you the high definition pictures and videos.
● 64bit Android 6.0 stable and smooth system.
● 2.4GHz WiFi ( IEEE 802.11b / g / n ): it offers a more stable WiFi signal for you to enjoy higher quality video experience.
● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD vision enjoy.
● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you.


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180 Comments

Excellent find OP Heat added

`● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD vision enjoy.
● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you......`
Nothing like the honest real opinion of an actual owner`

Great find but why don't these boxes ever have 5 GHz Wifi?

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand

Good box but WiFI is ****!

How does this compare to an amazon fire stick for Kodi?

jasee

`● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD v … `● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD vision enjoy.● Infrared remote control let you enjoy your wonderful life which the wireless brings to you......`Nothing like the honest real opinion of an actual owner`



​its got a remote and you can watch stuff on it,

not bad

ministrymason

How does this compare to an amazon fire stick for Kodi?



I don't own this box but a similar model, and it is far better than my firestick, firestick is so laggy and crashes far more often, also the fire stick is a lot more limited to which builds you can use because of its smaller hard drive space, I would go for the box everyday of the week

Naruto

Great find but why don't these boxes ever have 5 GHz Wifi?


They can and do, but realistically not around the £25 pricepoint.

Thanks x

I own this, works great for the price, need to google bits about kodi, add couple of add-ons and here you go. 4k works with LAN connection, over WiFi you'll struggle, recommend also buying a mini keyboard with this, very helpful...

shinds

Good box but WiFI is ****!



​can you recommend a box with better wifi?

wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, the hubs are usually to blame so unless you have your own network or have fantastic WiFi already...

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly!
As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.

bleachershane

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from … Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly! As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.



You don't need to use VLC, unless of course you prefer to. Kodi will play the files quite happily.

bleachershane

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from … Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly! As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.



Kodi has support for that, why would you need VLC?

dealcatcherer

wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, … wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, the hubs are usually to blame so unless you have your own network or have fantastic WiFi already...



The wi-fi in this box has known issues and is appalling compared to other boxes.

phuqfaze

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download … i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand



Wireless or wired?

Cenobite

You don't need to use VLC, unless of course you prefer to. Kodi will play … You don't need to use VLC, unless of course you prefer to. Kodi will play the files quite happily.


Good stuff, I'll need to look into that, just that I've been using VLC on a PC for years so used to it. I take it Kodi is a decent quality media player?

bleachershane

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from … Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly! As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.

dealcatcherer

wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, … wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, the hubs are usually to blame so unless you have your own network or have fantastic WiFi already...

phuqfaze

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download … i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand


I didn't realise Kodi was a fully fledged media player, I've been using VLC for years and heard it can play DVD files (I want to backup up all my physical DVD discs to a hard drive and eventually get rid of the discs).

But now you've got me wondering about the wireless issues. I could easily use it in a wired configuration, I'd probably set it up like that anyway, any known issues with its wired performance or should I cancel my order... If I can?
Edited by: "bleachingshane" 18th Nov 2016

bleachershane

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from … Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly! As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.

dealcatcherer

wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, … wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, the hubs are usually to blame so unless you have your own network or have fantastic WiFi already...

phuqfaze

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download … i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand



​was not aware of the specific issue with that one, mine is wired, I still think that most boxes do struggle with Wi-fi due to the source of the WiFi itself... people should be aware of that, this is a problem for most people across all devices...

Heat added .. U.K. Priory shipping is free as well might help with quick delivery

Great Deal

So is this worth going for or not?
Currently use a firestick, interface is laggy and crap but when its working its fine.

Only concered about the wifi really, but people say the same about firesticks and wifi on that works fine for me

bleachershane

Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from … Gone for this, cheapest I've seen for the spec and my first order from Gearbest... Hope everything goes smoothly! As well as KODI, etc, I'm hoping I can get VLC up and running on this to play DVD backup rips and HD files from hard drives.

dealcatcherer

wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, … wifi will always be questionable, no matter what any manufacturer says, the hubs are usually to blame so unless you have your own network or have fantastic WiFi already...

phuqfaze

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download … i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand



Wired performance is fine, wireless just isn't the best. I would imagine a wireless adapter could possibly solve that issue.

FrozenFire

Heat added .. U.K. Priory shipping is free as well might help with … Heat added .. U.K. Priory shipping is free as well might help with quick delivery


Noticed that too, I've never really shopped with them before so just selected what looked like the best delivery option, which was UK priority. Paid by credit card so if there's any issues, I'm covered.

johneb

​can you recommend a box with better wifi?



Check out Minix Neo, particular x8. But that will set you back around £100. Otherwise check out lighter models like the x6

M0nk3h

Wired performance is fine, wireless just isn't the best. I would imagine … Wired performance is fine, wireless just isn't the best. I would imagine a wireless adapter could possibly solve that issue.


Good stuff, I'll give it a whirl with my wireless and see what it's like, nevertheless I'll have it wired up to the network too. Hope I've got a spare port on my switch!

johneb

​can you recommend a box with better wifi?



I recently got this and have had no issues with WiFi

maybe not quite the same... amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Edited by: "jeczap" 18th Nov 2016

phuqfaze

i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download … i have mine right next to my xbox one, the xbox i can get 35mb download but this box only gives me 1mb...... if anyone has any tips to improve that speed, would be grand



Use wired Ethernet?

does this have ethernet connection port?

Banned

This would be so cool if I had a 4k tv )+

I bought one from Gearbest. It failed within a couple of days. They refused a refund.

bleachershane

Good stuff, I'll need to look into that, just that I've been using VLC on … Good stuff, I'll need to look into that, just that I've been using VLC on a PC for years so used to it. I take it Kodi is a decent quality media player?



Yeah, it's very good. Used to be XBMC, Xbox media centre, which evolved to Kodi.

I have it running wired as I'd heard about the wifi issues. Haven't even tested wifi on it. Runs far better than a firestick. You can also access the Google Play store to install additional apps.

manuelw

does this have ethernet connection port?


Yes.

kalico

I bought one from Gearbest. It failed within a couple of days. They … I bought one from Gearbest. It failed within a couple of days. They refused a refund.


And that's why I've paid on credit card. That does cover these sort of things, doesn't it?
(turns out that credit card protection is only for purchases between £100 and £30,000... :()

Edited by: "bleachingshane" 18th Nov 2016

Don't put Kodi themes/skins on firesticks - just put the Kodi add-ons themselves. Speed will not be an issue then.

manuelw

does this have ethernet connection port?



It says "100 LAN" so yes.
Edited by: "Ultra_Magnus" 18th Nov 2016

Sorry for being noob but what can I do with this box? How can I get Kodi ? What is Kodi . Does any one has a easy way to make me understand? Or a YouTube video ?

Cenobite

Yeah, it's very good. Used to be XBMC, Xbox media centre, which evolved … Yeah, it's very good. Used to be XBMC, Xbox media centre, which evolved to Kodi. I have it running wired as I'd heard about the wifi issues. Haven't even tested wifi on it. Runs far better than a firestick. You can also access the Google Play store to install additional apps.


Cheers, I've been looking around for an Android box but looking more into the specs rather than what I can run on it. As long as I can plug in a hard drive, play files and it lasts a few years, that's all I want. Streaming, 4K, etc is a bonus.

Just bought a 4K tv. Tempting

Pardon my ignorance. Is this a MiniPC set up to stream video and generally work as a media box?

I can understand it will stream video locally, say over the LAN to your NAS, or from the SD card. Does it stream TV from internet sites? Is that what these devices are frequently used for.

Bloody cheap.


manuelw

does this have ethernet connection port?



Yes. RJ45 is listed in the spec.
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