Sumvision cyclone Android X2 ( Geniatech ATV1200 ) Android / Linux XBMC MKV usb/network player with AIRPLAY £59.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Sumvision cyclone Android X2 ( Geniatech ATV1200 ) Android / Linux XBMC MKV usb/network player with AIRPLAY £59.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Found 7th Jan 2014
Also known as Geniatech ATV1200/MyGica EnjoyTV 1200 that currently retail for around £89.99.

Supports full hardware acceleration with Android XBMC ,iplayer,Netflix,

There is now a Linux XBMC installer that works better with full Airplay audio/video support for iphones/ipads

Also supports Bluetooth USB dongle (possibly only with Geniatech firmware)

Specification -

CPU - ARM CORTEX A9 AmLogic 8726 M6 DUAL CORE, 1500MHz, 3D engine
RAM - 1GB
GFX - MALI400
Google Play pre installed
4GB Flash memory (expandable using SD/SDHC card)
Input - 4x USB port, SDHC slot,
Output - HDMI, AV, component, optical port, coaxial port
LAN - RJ45 and Wi-Fi 802.11n 150Mbps
Video Output - 1080P
Andriod - 4.1.2

If the rom that sumvision provide isn't any good then you can flash the Geniatech rom to it which is updated more often and very highly rated.

Useful Links:

A better remote is the MELE F10 Airmouse ( around £18) it doubles as a keyboard/mouse

Latest official XBMC nightlies now support hardware Acceleration on this box

Guide to install Linux XBMC (This removes android): forum.xbmc.org/sho…446

Geniatech Firmware (20130805) includes XBMC
geniatech.com/new…asp

Patch to remap some Mele F10 Airmouse keys:
javadump.wordpress.com/tag…le/

XBMC Forum ATv1200 thread:
forum.xbmc.org/sho…ast

73 Comments

Well. Is it a bargain? And advantages over using the pc or tablet?

Original Poster

jobibear

Well. Is it a bargain? And advantages over using the pc or tablet?



Low power, has proper digital audio outputs for use with an AV receiver, small, Ethernet connection.

Wifi isnt stable enough for 1080p streaming usually.

With android on this you can do lots, e.g play games/browse web/emulators or install the latest android XBMC.

With the linux XBMC (Beta) , its a much smoother XBMC experience but you lose android ( you can revert)

Its more comparable with an Apple TV or WD TV LIVE.

It does have some quirks, but from all the ones ive tried , this is the best
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 7th Jan 2014

An Intel NUC will be my next XBMC device. More expensive but more capable

interesting looking gozmo but I think I'll hold out for the nexus TV

Love mine.

XBMC works really well; and the PSX emulator works for the majority of games I have tried

Better than minix.?

Original Poster

shinds

Better than minix.?



Which one? The x7? Never used one, but this is about half the price.

The x7 doesn't have digital audio out so can't hook upto an AV receiver for surround sound unless your AV receiver has hdmi

love mine, play 1080p on stock player (no need to install external player)

So this will do 1080? I was under the impression android xbmc was a bit choppy on HD content or are we talking the Linux version? I have an Apple TV in the bedroom at the moment and airplay from different online sources but an xbmc I could link to the nas would save me a lot of aggro.

Original Poster

ms2005

So this will do 1080? I was under the impression android xbmc was a bit … So this will do 1080? I was under the impression android xbmc was a bit choppy on HD content or are we talking the Linux version? I have an Apple TV in the bedroom at the moment and airplay from different online sources but an xbmc I could link to the nas would save me a lot of aggro.



previously you had to use the pivos xbmc builds or the version of xbmc that comes with the hardware to get hardware acceleration and thus play 1080p smooth.

now the latest gotham build of android xbmc come with support for this hardware.

the linux install is pretty new, but works quite well considering its only in Alpha since december 2013. i've played a 48gb blu ray rip just fine on linuxbmc with it.

both work well, but for me im sticking with the linux install as movies and airplay is all i want it for,and thr airplay on linux is more stable (for me)

How are the menus on xbmc Linux? Are they smooth and fast, is there any better/cheaper ways to get xbmc up n running(not raspberry pi)

I have the 1200 and it is fantastic. Worth it for xbmc on its own but I love using the web browser as well as android apps on a TV. Be sure to buy an airmouse though !

Had one of these a couple of months back, unless theyve sorted out the bugs be prepared for a lot of faffing, playback was choppy to say the least and if you use any of the plugins for streaming services they were also laggy as anything and constantly froze. Got a Skybox F5s instead and thats more than enough for my viewing needs. However, these are a cool looking little gadget, justa pity the one I had didnt live up to the hype.
Edited by: "robw1978" 7th Jan 2014

Got my dad something on the same lines for Christmas but struggled getting it going. The extra info in top post is very welcome. Heat awarded for that alone!

Original Poster

robw1978

Had one of these a couple of months back, unless theyve sorted out the … Had one of these a couple of months back, unless theyve sorted out the bugs be prepared for a lot of faffing, playback was choppy to say the least and if you use any of the plugins for streaming services they were also laggy as anything and constantly froze. Got a Skybox F5s instead and thats more than enough for my viewing needs. However, these are a cool looking little gadget, justa pity the one I had didnt live up to the hype.



were you using wifi? thats probably why. there was a wifi bug, its gone on android. ethernet was fine.
we have a linux xbmc build now too. its alpha but so far ive played a blu ray rip and streamed Hd iplayer smooth as you like,

Can you run plex on this also? Any limits on codes? My current sumvision mkv hd streamer hates some codecs

Original Poster

darrencook

Can you run plex on this also? Any limits on codes? My current … Can you run plex on this also? Any limits on codes? My current sumvision mkv hd streamer hates some codecs



There is a plex app for android, I briefly tested it for a other user in the past and it was ok I think but I haven't personally used it enough to give a real review.


There is a plex addon for xbmc too

Is there any advantage in using this over Raspberry Pi for XBMC (Raspbmc)?

I checked the android media jobbies last week (midnight x2) as this was the best about. Ok fir a bit if streaming but extremely limited. If you like your movie collection with full 3D etc, check out a HTPC build! More expensive but superb

Saaj

Is there any advantage in using this over Raspberry Pi for XBMC (Raspbmc)?



I'm curious about this too, as I like xbmc on my pi, but it is a very hit and miss experience. This looks as though it may pack more of a punch, but I may be wrong. Any one seen the two "side by side"?

Original Poster

Saaj

Is there any advantage in using this over Raspberry Pi for XBMC (Raspbmc)?



last i heard, a pi cant play 1080p with dts-hd smoothly.
i made a video months ago, showing the speed and some of the problems with xbmc on this device here

. youtube.com/wat…KVs

it doesnt have those problems now. i'll make another video showing linux xbmc on thursday (day off)
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 7th Jan 2014

I read somewhere that the Ouya is the best for xbmc can anyone please confirm?

Thanks

Crunchie, is Android 4.1.2 still the most recent version of Android on this box?

I've been looking for one of these and see there are ones with quad core 1.8ghz cpu which handles hd content much better. As for wifi especially full 1080 hd over wifi is like ... like .. (thinkng of something better to say than "straw that breaks the donkeys back"?

cRuNcHiE

last i heard, a pi cant play 1080p with dts-hd smoothly. i made a video … last i heard, a pi cant play 1080p with dts-hd smoothly. i made a video months ago, showing the speed and some of the problems with xbmc on this device here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BngAdjkhKVsit doesnt have those problems now. i'll make another video showing linux xbmc on thursday (day off)



That would be brilliant thanks!

Although I love my Pi, it can be a bit laggy at times especially navigating through the menus. I am also running Plex on ATV3 and although I love the overall smoothness its a shame it can't play Livestreams. I am looking for something that combines the two

Original Poster

Overseer

Crunchie, is Android 4.1.2 still the most recent version of Android on … Crunchie, is Android 4.1.2 still the most recent version of Android on this box?



there was an android 4.2 test build floating around but there were issues i think. i never tried it, nor have i heard any more about it.

could be worth looking at now that official xbmc build support the hardware though.

edit: here it is, never tried it. geniatech.net/dow…zip
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 7th Jan 2014

Got this for my dad at xmas for same price. Don't want to risk it with xbmc since he's not so tech savvy. If like me you intend to use it with android, please note that 4od will not run because the device seems to be rooted as standard.

I am tempted to buy one. currently using a pi with xbmc but want something that can handle 3d 1080p....was going to go for the ouya or nuc. still can't decide

bit of a boob question, but how does it play files over the network? via plex or similar?

Doh! *noob*

In looking for a box that will play iplayer,4od(noted above comment it won't play 4od),demand5,maybe ITV play and maybe option to watch Netflix/love film but not essential.. but also want to be able to play local media files from an external hdd MKV,MP4 720/1080p files.

Will this work, im not bothered about xbmc, just mainly catch up TV and local media. I was thinking of getting a Nowtv box and sticking with my hisense/vbridge media player which plays everything, however always nice to have one unit.

Hi crgglerock, For all the catchup services, the Samsung BD-F6500 for around £100 will play all those, it will also play loads of different media types via the USB port. Obviously if you don't need a blu-ray player it could well be too much of an expense!

Hi cRuNcHiE, For Linux XBMC would you recommend this box?

I have two BLUERAY players with support for I player etc. The LG even has plex. But both are laggy as hell when it comes to HD. So gonna try this. Hopefully the reviews on there are of older firmware.

Btw anyone recommend a good gyro remote? Some seem to suck...

bidi123

I read somewhere that the Ouya is the best for xbmc can anyone please … I read somewhere that the Ouya is the best for xbmc can anyone please confirm?Thanks



Yes I have an OUYA and its more powerful than this box, XBMC has a hardware accelerated version for the OUYA to. I would get one over this box for sure.

If you need any info let me know, happy to help

I'd stick with MINIX, much nicer looking boxes...

Original Poster

frowbags

Hi crgglerock, For all the catchup services, the Samsung BD-F6500 for … Hi crgglerock, For all the catchup services, the Samsung BD-F6500 for around £100 will play all those, it will also play loads of different media types via the USB port. Obviously if you don't need a blu-ray player it could well be too much of an expense!Hi cRuNcHiE, For Linux XBMC would you recommend this box?



Well the linux xbmc is in alpha, but it's pretty good already. My only issue is it won't turn off properly.

Can this handle dts-hd bit streaming through xbmc? Anyone have any idea?
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