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R-TV BOX S10 KODI 17.3 DDR4 3GB eMMC 32GB Android 7.1 4K TV Box S912 AC WIFI Gigabit LAN Bluetooth 4.1 - £48.85 with code @ Geekbuying
R-TV BOX S10 KODI 17.3 DDR4 3GB eMMC 32GB Android 7.1 4K TV Box S912 AC WIFI Gigabit LAN Bluetooth 4.1 - £48.85 with code @ Geekbuying

R-TV BOX S10 KODI 17.3 DDR4 3GB eMMC 32GB Android 7.1 4K TV Box S912 AC WIFI Gigabit LAN Bluetooth 4.1 - £48.85 with code @ Geekbuying

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An AMLogic S912 box with what seems to have some decent specs for the price.

8 Second startup
AMLogic S912 SOC
3Gb DDR RAM
32Gb eMMC storage
Android 7.1 (Nougat) 64 bit
HDMI 2.1 [email protected], HDR and GLC
Dual band WiFi with AC
Gigabit Ethernet
Aluminium case for better cooling
Bluetooth 4.1
4 x USB (1 OTG)
5v/2a AC
Customised Kodi 17 optimised for SOC (allegedly)

With AMLogic also gaining a lot of independent custom firmware builds, it's almost certain to be improved beyond the manufacturers efforts.


There are also other RAM/Storage combinations at different prices.

Apparently there is a dev cooking up a custom firmware to improve on the manufacturer features.

Top comments

neemo9 h, 18 m ago

i think the kodi add ons are on their last legsstick to android and …i think the kodi add ons are on their last legsstick to android and terrarium etc



No, some of the sketchy pirate add-ons are dying out, Kodi and the legal add-ons are alive and doing as well as ever, as is the local media playback.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 10th Jul
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Id like a 4k box to replace my s905 a95x nexbox. But im gonna hold on and see what the near future brings for Kodi and its add ons. Damn you Sky.
Edited by: "hamsterboy" 9th Jul

hamsterboy23 m ago

Id like a 4k box to replace my s905 a95x nexbox. But im gonna hold on and …Id like a 4k box to replace my s905 a95x nexbox. But im gonna hold on and see what the near future brings for Kodi and its add ons. Damn you Sky.

​How dare Sky....

TV licence I think is the biggest scam and should be taken down as Kodi is nothing against it(_;)
So what best 4k reliable box on the market now? There are so many of them?

hamsterboy1 h, 17 m ago

Id like a 4k box to replace my s905 a95x nexbox. But im gonna hold on and …Id like a 4k box to replace my s905 a95x nexbox. But im gonna hold on and see what the near future brings for Kodi and its add ons. Damn you Sky.



The S905 already supports 4k...

dcx_badass12 m ago

The S905 already supports 4k...


The box I have only outputs up to 1080p, newer S905 boxes may well have a 4k output, but my box as it stands does not.
Edited by: "hamsterboy" 9th Jul

hamsterboy15 m ago

The box I have only outputs up to 1080p, newer S905 boxes may well have a …The box I have only outputs up to 1080p, newer S905 boxes may well have a 4k output, but my box as it stands does not.



Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the chipset spec, it's just a buggy software limit if you can't do it. If you want it for kodi just run LibreElec off a decent sd card, it will run a million times faster, has much better support and will output 4k and full surround sound without skipping a beat. If you want it for Android you'll find a fixed firmware with 4k on the freaktab forums.

If your use is Kodi and you're not running LibreElec on any box then you're mental, it's such a significantly better experience than running it on Android.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 9th Jul

dcx_badass8 m ago

Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the …Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the chipset spec, it's just a buggy software limit if you can't do it. If you want it for kodi just run LibreElec off a decent sd card, it will run a million times faster, has much better support and will output 4k and full surround sound without skipping a beat. If you want it for Android you'll find a fixed firmware with 4k on the freaktab forums.If your use is Kodi and you're not running LibreElec on any box then you're mental, it's such a significantly better experience than running it on Android.

*starts rummaging in drawer for spare sd card*

Thanks for the info, when I get a spare half hour ive found something useful to do

Thanks

dcx_badass

Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the … Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the chipset spec, it's just a buggy software limit if you can't do it. If you want it for kodi just run LibreElec off a decent sd card, it will run a million times faster, has much better support and will output 4k and full surround sound without skipping a beat. If you want it for Android you'll find a fixed firmware with 4k on the freaktab forums.If your use is Kodi and you're not running LibreElec on any box then you're mental, it's such a significantly better experience than running it on Android.



i think the kodi add ons are on their last legs
stick to android and terrarium etc

neemo9 h, 18 m ago

i think the kodi add ons are on their last legsstick to android and …i think the kodi add ons are on their last legsstick to android and terrarium etc



No, some of the sketchy pirate add-ons are dying out, Kodi and the legal add-ons are alive and doing as well as ever, as is the local media playback.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 10th Jul

I need to something for a mate that has 4k output and can play that from USB.
I see the 4k output, but the USB ports are only USB2, does that give enough bandwidth to play 4k without glitching?

And, I've tried Android boxes before and found it impossible to transfer media to an attached USB HD over wifi (which I can do on the current WD Live box). Is this a problem still with v7?

Thanks

Anthonis11 h, 40 m ago

TV licence I think is the biggest scam and should be taken down as Kodi is …TV licence I think is the biggest scam and should be taken down as Kodi is nothing against it(_;)So what best 4k reliable box on the market now? There are so many of them?


if you have the money then I'd say its the nvidia shield.. but its a fair bit more than these chinese boxes

Original Poster

steve1221

I need to something for a mate that has 4k output and can play that from … I need to something for a mate that has 4k output and can play that from USB.I see the 4k output, but the USB ports are only USB2, does that give enough bandwidth to play 4k without glitching?And, I've tried Android boxes before and found it impossible to transfer media to an attached USB HD over wifi (which I can do on the current WD Live box). Is this a problem still with v7?Thanks



It depends on the compression used and what bitrate the video was compressed with,

A decent high end USB stick/drive should be OK but there is no definitive answer.

For streaming, between 15 and 20 Mbps is generally required.

The USB specification for USB 2 is a maximum of 480Mbps but as we all know, they very rarely get anywhere near that but a decent stick should get you 20.

dcx_badass

Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the … Doesn't matter what box, all S905 boxes support 4k it's a key part of the chipset spec, it's just a buggy software limit if you can't do it. If you want it for kodi just run LibreElec off a decent sd card, it will run a million times faster, has much better support and will output 4k and full surround sound without skipping a beat. If you want it for Android you'll find a fixed firmware with 4k on the freaktab forums.If your use is Kodi and you're not running LibreElec on any box then you're mental, it's such a significantly better experience than running it on Android.



I am waiting delivery of a Mecool 912 box,running Android ,to use Libre Elec as you suggest does android have to be removed before installing LibreElec?thanks for any help you can offer.

cjhilton49

I am waiting delivery of a Mecool 912 box,running Android ,to use Libre … I am waiting delivery of a Mecool 912 box,running Android ,to use Libre Elec as you suggest does android have to be removed before installing LibreElec?thanks for any help you can offer.


Nope it dual boots off the microsd card. Make sure to use a decent one with fast 4k rand read/writes. Most are junk for this, especially the newer SanDisk. The Samsung evo/evo+ are really good though and what I use, doesn't need to be too big, I got the 16gb evo+ for about £6.
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 10th Jul

dcx_badass

Nope it dual boots off the microsd card. Make sure to use a decent one … Nope it dual boots off the microsd card. Make sure to use a decent one with fast 4k rand read/writes. Most are junk for this, especially the newer SanDisk. The Samsung evo/evo+ are really good though and what I use, doesn't need to be too big, I got the 16gb evo+ for about £6.



Thanks for info,will give it a go when box arrives,cheers for quick reply.Perhaps you could advise which down load to select? libreelec.tv/dow…ds/

Where's this coming from anyone and if from USA is it liable for duty into UK?

cjhilton497 h, 37 m ago

Thanks for info,will give it a go when box arrives,cheers for quick …Thanks for info,will give it a go when box arrives,cheers for quick reply.Perhaps you could advise which down load to select? https://libreelec.tv/downloads/



You want a community build, read both these links:
forum.libreelec.tv/thr…ce/
forum.libreelec.tv/thr…5x/

dcx_badass

You want a community build, read both these … You want a community build, read both these links:https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/5556-howto-faq-install-community-builds-on-s905-s905x-s912-device/https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/2156-8-0-2e-libreelec-8-0-for-s905-s905x/



Thanks once again

Is this from UK?

dcx_badass

You want a community build, read both these … You want a community build, read both these links:https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/5556-howto-faq-install-community-builds-on-s905-s905x-s912-device/https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/2156-8-0-2e-libreelec-8-0-for-s905-s905x/


Hi,I have this pc stick

Compute Stick Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz 2GB HDMI Windows 10

Can I install Libreelec directly on to it? is it worth it considering the specs of my PC stick?

drsaurabhg2 h, 58 m ago

Hi,I have this pc stickCompute Stick Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz 2GB HDMI Windows …Hi,I have this pc stickCompute Stick Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz 2GB HDMI Windows 10Can I install Libreelec directly on to it? is it worth it considering the specs of my PC stick?



Hi, yes you can but you'll obviously want the Intel builds not the AmLogic, it should run a lot better.

Hey guys, thinking of getting this for kodi 4k, have tried a few 1gb ram boxes and try do struggle, is this the best one to get around this price range?! Don't fancy spending much more this! Thanks in advance

Original Poster

musefan2001

Hey guys, thinking of getting this for kodi 4k, have tried a few 1gb ram … Hey guys, thinking of getting this for kodi 4k, have tried a few 1gb ram boxes and try do struggle, is this the best one to get around this price range?! Don't fancy spending much more this! Thanks in advance



In terms of the specs, it does look very promising and will easily outperform the cheaper 1Gb models.

It could potentially be up there with the best of the S912 boxes and when the first custom firmware comes along, it will improve on the manufacturers efforts.

There are no reviews for it yet because as it's so new but the updated specs from older models with this SOC should make it an attractive proposition.

reddit2 h, 51 m ago

In terms of the specs, it does look very promising and will easily …In terms of the specs, it does look very promising and will easily outperform the cheaper 1Gb models.It could potentially be up there with the best of the S912 boxes and when the first custom firmware comes along, it will improve on the manufacturers efforts.There are no reviews for it yet because as it's so new but the updated specs from older models with this SOC should make it an attractive proposition.

Thanks for the reply, I'll have a read up and see if it's worth the extra £££s.

Sorry for being bit stupid but I don't know anything about these sort of tv boxes

I am looking for a 4k.box that includes 4k channels, sky sports and movies in 4k, bt sport in 4k

Any help will be appreciated

WolverhamptonDealDon11 h, 22 m ago

Sorry for being bit stupid but I don't know anything about these sort of …Sorry for being bit stupid but I don't know anything about these sort of tv boxesI am looking for a 4k.box that includes 4k channels, sky sports and movies in 4k, bt sport in 4kAny help will be appreciated


I think you are expecting too much from these to be honest, from what I've seen the sport apps are all 720p or 1080p if you're lucky, no 4k unless I'm wrong? I've Only seen 4k movies! The sports streams are very hit and miss too!

Do any of these boxes support either HDMI-CEC natively or the pulse eight adapter? I know that the Nvidia Shield does but there's rarely any information about others.

musefan20012 h, 16 m ago

I think you are expecting too much from these to be honest, from what I've …I think you are expecting too much from these to be honest, from what I've seen the sport apps are all 720p or 1080p if you're lucky, no 4k unless I'm wrong? I've Only seen 4k movies! The sports streams are very hit and miss too!


I know sky do sports amd movies in 4k but i can't get the new dish upgraded as I live in a apartment block which uses a communal dish

Original Poster

WolverhamptonDealDon

I know sky do sports amd movies in 4k but i can't get the new dish … I know sky do sports amd movies in 4k but i can't get the new dish upgraded as I live in a apartment block which uses a communal dish



Some services are not fans of Android, especially where boxes are rooted (unlocked) as they consider them to be a piracy risk.

So best way to check is to see what hardware compatibility each service has.

Netflix won't work in 4K but then neither do 99% of Android boxes.

A windows based box will be another thing though for most services that offer 4K (except Netflix again who have stricter controls on what devices they will allow to stream 4K).

You will pay more for a Windows based box though and the price of some may put them close to that of the Nvidia Shield.

reddit57 m ago

Some services are not fans of Android, especially where boxes are rooted …Some services are not fans of Android, especially where boxes are rooted (unlocked) as they consider them to be a piracy risk.So best way to check is to see what hardware compatibility each service has.Netflix won't work in 4K but then neither do 99% of Android boxes.A windows based box will be another thing though for most services that offer 4K (except Netflix again who have stricter controls on what devices they will allow to stream 4K).You will pay more for a Windows based box though and the price of some may put them close to that of the Nvidia Shield.

Ok thanks for your help mate

WolverhamptonDealDon9 h, 14 m ago

I know sky do sports amd movies in 4k but i can't get the new dish …I know sky do sports amd movies in 4k but i can't get the new dish upgraded as I live in a apartment block which uses a communal dish

Yeah so Sky and BT offer UHD, as do Netflix and Amazon but they are subscriptions you have to pay for. The only way these boxes get any of those services is via Kodi and one of the many dodgy add-ons. I have seen BT sport in action on one an it was barely HD, but pirates can't be choosers

drasim17th Jul

Do any of these boxes support either HDMI-CEC natively or the pulse eight …Do any of these boxes support either HDMI-CEC natively or the pulse eight adapter? I know that the Nvidia Shield does but there's rarely any information about others.


Would love to know the answer to this. Raspberry pi works great with CEC but want something with 4k support.
Edited by: "soton26" 23rd Jul

Anyone know how to install Kodi on this box?

Normal method via kodi website keeps saying it's not compatible?
Edited by: "mbd" 26th Jul

mbd

Anyone know how to install Kodi on this box?Normal method via kodi … Anyone know how to install Kodi on this box?Normal method via kodi website keeps saying it's not compatible?



You got the latest firmware installed?

I have the same image that came on the box. Have not updated it as of yet...

skykid33 h, 35 m ago

You got the latest firmware installed?

Any guides how I can load the latest firmware without USB male to male cable?

mbd

Any guides how I can load the latest firmware without USB male to male … Any guides how I can load the latest firmware without USB male to male cable?



I dont have this model, do you not have ther usb cable needed?

without updating the firmware, what about trying SPMC

or NODI

Original Poster

mbd

Any guides how I can load the latest firmware without USB male to male … Any guides how I can load the latest firmware without USB male to male cable?



I always use Burn Card maker for flash my AmLogic boxes these days.

Some basic instructions and download link here

drasim17th Jul

Do any of these boxes support either HDMI-CEC natively or the pulse eight …Do any of these boxes support either HDMI-CEC natively or the pulse eight adapter? I know that the Nvidia Shield does but there's rarely any information about others.



soton2623rd Jul

Would love to know the answer to this. Raspberry pi works great with CEC …Would love to know the answer to this. Raspberry pi works great with CEC but want something with 4k support.




CEC should work. How well depends on the kernel. Can't say for sure.

I have the same image that came on the box. Have not updated it as of yet...
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