Sumvision Cyclone Android x4 plus 4k Media Player with Bluetooth and Remote BRAND NEW MODEL! £39.99 @ 7dayshop
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Sumvision Cyclone Android x4 plus 4k Media Player with Bluetooth and Remote BRAND NEW MODEL! £39.99 @ 7dayshop

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Found 29th Feb 2016
Seems to be the cheapest, Fantastic entertainment system for video, games, music, pictures, apps.

Full Description
The Android X4+ has the new and improved S905 chipset alongside a 64-bit CPU provides faster app load times and overall smoother. Performance is up to 50% faster than older S805 chipset, which also means better 3D graphic processing capabilities.

The Android X4+ media player is compatible with 4K media files giving you full 4K resolution videos with ultra high quality crisp image and video quality.
The Android X4+ comes with the latest KODI media centre. Watch your favourite films or perhaps listen to great tunes from your external media. You can download hundreds of add ons available online to further enhance your KODI media centre.

The Android X4+ measures just 17mm tall and 90mm wide, making it the smallest Android media player in the Cyclone Android X4 series. This new small and simple design will look good in any home or environment.
Thanks to the built in Bluetooth 4.0 technology, you can expand your entertainment by adding additional devices such as speakers, headphones, keyboards and many other Bluetooth devices to this media player.

Android 5.1.1 provides a new user interface that makes Android easier to operate than ever before! There are millions of apps and games available for you to download - meaning you can expand your media player with an infinite amount of possibilities.

Specifications
CPU: Amlogic S905 Quad core Cortex A53 64bit 2.0Ghz
GPU: Penta-core Malix-450 GPU @750Mhz
RAM: 1GB DDR 3
Storage: 8GB
Micro SD: Up to 32GB
Input: 2 x USB port, 1 X micro SD/SDHC, 1 x AV, 1 x RJ45, 1 x SPDIF
Wi-Fi: Built in 2.4G Wi-Fi
LAN: Rj45/ Ethernet 10/100
Video output: HDMI 2.0 up to 4K, 1080p
Bluetooth: 4.0
Android: 5.1.1 Lollipop

What's included
1 x Media player
1 x Remote control
1 x HDMI cable
1 x Quick start guide
2 x AAA batteries
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IGb RAM doesn't seem very high spec for 4k
fairytooth

IGb RAM doesn't seem very high spec for 4k



Yeah but has Bluetooth so that's the trade off
jihadijulz

Yeah but has Bluetooth so that's the trade off


Helpful advice, thanks.

Bluetooth v RAM, eh? great trade off (_;)
Edited by: "fairytooth" 29th Feb 2016
fairytooth

IGb RAM doesn't seem very high spec for 4k



​not to bad though for the price
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I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other so-called 4k boxes (with more RAM) which aren't so great. I have a 4k LG TV which streams the 4k content from Amazon/Netflix but stupidly won't handle the HEVC-265 codec direct from a file - moronic! So I want a box that can simply do that. Not much to ask really? The Amazon Fire 4k can do it well enough but at £70 I'll wait until LG get their lame ass fingers out and do a firmware upgrade one day (yawn)
fairytooth

I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other … I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other so-called 4k boxes (with more RAM) which aren't so great. I have a 4k LG TV which streams the 4k content from Amazon/Netflix but stupidly won't handle the HEVC-265 codec direct from a file - moronic! So I want a box that can simply do that. Not much to ask really? The Amazon Fire 4k can do it well enough but at £70 I'll wait until LG get their lame ass fingers out and do a firmware upgrade one day (yawn)


All of the S905-based boxes I have used have handled local x265 without issue via Kodi (16), inc 10-bit x265. MXplayer was my previous preferred local file player but it struggles with 10bit x265, hence now use Kodi. One of the cheapest S905 boxes is around £27 delivered ex-UK. OP item seems decent price for usual s905 spec with known branding.
Cheaper M8s box has 2Gb ram, runs perfect too, sorry no deal here, cold.
i tried 3 of these cheaper boxes but eventually got the Nvidia Shield Tv ... soooooooo much better and worth the extra
VeedubyaGTi

Cheaper M8s box has 2Gb ram, runs perfect too, sorry no deal here, cold.


Not really comparable as M8S uses previous generation S805 / S812 chips & has less featureset than provided by OP that has latest-gen S905. Also not aware of any M8S that has 10bit x265 capability unlike all S905, regardless of RAM.
AndyRoyd

Not really comparable as M8S uses previous generation S805 / S812 chips & … Not really comparable as M8S uses previous generation S805 / S812 chips & has less featureset than provided by OP that has latest-gen S905. Also not aware of any M8S that has 10bit x265 capability unlike all S905, regardless of RAM.



​Good point, but why have the latest cpu and not enough ram to run smoothly anyway? Makes no sense to me personally.
VeedubyaGTi

​Good point, but why have the latest cpu and not enough ram to run s … ​Good point, but why have the latest cpu and not enough ram to run smoothly anyway? Makes no sense to me personally.


I believe one of the greatest challenges to these boxes is 10bit x265 playback, for which my generic S905-based box with 1GB RAM is flawless. I don't feel the need to match the 2GB RAM of my S812 box. I assume another demanding application may be gaming, but I can't comment about any potential benefit of 2GB on an S905 for gaming cos I don't use any Android box for games.
Does this box draw its power via USB port off the TV or PC,or will it need a power supply which doesn't appear to be included? I noticed that the item in post *7 does have a have one supplied,help appreciated.
Edited by: "cjhilton49" 1st Mar 2016
cjhilton49

Does this box draw its power via USB port off the TV or PC,or will it … Does this box draw its power via USB port off the TV or PC,or will it need a power supply which doesn't appear to be included? I noticed that the item in post *7 does have a have one supplied,help appreciated.


Wall PSU is provided in Sumvision retail box. Believe the wall PSU is rated at 2amps output; it is highly unlikely that a reliable and capable power source could be obtained from any USB data socket.
What would be the best way to play H265 on my TV?
I have the fire tv box, and Roku 3 both the vanilla and Sky crippled one.

Thanks

Mike

40gb is not "infinite"
Heat tho
I love my wdtv too much. But it's about time they release a new version which does 4k and has better interface.
mikeypr

What would be the best way to play H265 on my TV?I have the fire tv box, … What would be the best way to play H265 on my TV?I have the fire tv box, and Roku 3 both the vanilla and Sky crippled one.ThanksMike



Buy and use this.
kingpiinx

i tried 3 of these cheaper boxes but eventually got the Nvidia Shield Tv … i tried 3 of these cheaper boxes but eventually got the Nvidia Shield Tv ... soooooooo much better and worth the extra



gabs777


Yes great bx, nee to get some decent games for it though without paying £7.99 per month
fairytooth

I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other … I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other so-called 4k boxes (with more RAM) which aren't so great. I have a 4k LG TV which streams the 4k content from Amazon/Netflix but stupidly won't handle the HEVC-265 codec direct from a file - moronic! So I want a box that can simply do that. Not much to ask really? The Amazon Fire 4k can do it well enough but at £70 I'll wait until LG get their lame ass fingers out and do a firmware upgrade one day (yawn)


I wouldn't hold your breath...

Get ya hand in your pocket ya tight git or you'll be waiting forever!
Where to get that many 4k content to watch???
The m8s I bought which was highly recommended on hotukdeals

Bricked it about 20 times

Can't install twrp

Need USB burning tool and shorting pins out to unbrick

Ap6330 or bcm4335 firmware god knows

Do your homework before you buy for a little bit more you can get a properly supported box

Sorry to sound like a git
jihadijulz

Yeah but has Bluetooth so that's the trade off


I'm confused as to how you can compare bluetooth with ram as both do different jobs,or am I missing something ?

Xsbox S805 runs Kodi very well.
I have 3 of them & no problems at all.Also almost £10 cheaper than this.
gap30

The m8s I bought which was highly recommended on hotukdealsBricked it … The m8s I bought which was highly recommended on hotukdealsBricked it about 20 timesCan't install twrpNeed USB burning tool and shorting pins out to unbrickAp6330 or bcm4335 firmware god knowsDo your homework before you buy for a little bit more you can get a properly supported box Sorry to sound like a git


The M8s have a heating issue & the Xsbox S805 will not let you down.
I've got the Beelink MiniMX which uses same chip and it plays everything I throw at it. Twitch and Youtube Android TV apps are great and Kodi flies on this box. I play back 4K 10bit x265 files and it doesn't even break a sweat.
Best apps for sports on kodi?
Only if it be dual band (wifi) as I use Virgin media. I was looking to buy m8s although got a couple of negative comments not to sure what to get? Any help pls? Thx
I have one of these and it's been a huge disappointment. On paper the hardware specs should make the box very capable but the software stack let's it down.

Using wired or wifi...
YouTube doesn't seem to stream higher than 240p. BBC iplayer is pixelated, skips and had sound sync issues. nowtv complains about an unsupported device. netflix works but seems to be low res only. plex too was hitting buffering/resolution problems.

I have an old nowtv, new nowtv and a roku3, and they are all pretty perfect under the same network conditions.

kodi has been pretty frustrating too. I don't think I managed to watch a single thing without buffering probs, timeouts or no working sources.

I don't why the experience is so poor compared to what the hardware should be capable of.
gap30

The m8s I bought which was highly recommended on hotukdealsBricked it … The m8s I bought which was highly recommended on hotukdealsBricked it about 20 timesCan't install twrpNeed USB burning tool and shorting pins out to unbrickAp6330 or bcm4335 firmware god knowsDo your homework before you buy for a little bit more you can get a properly supported box Sorry to sound like a git



The box is well supported as far as I know. Congratulations on bricking it by accident. That's a feat
gazz33

Says in one review on Amazon for S805 lot of apps (probably more than a … Says in one review on Amazon for S805 lot of apps (probably more than a half) from the App Store will not work on it, 1080p rendering is not good at all. The picture quality from its Netflix, YouTube, etc applications is nowhere near HD, Very few options managing display/picture resolution, etc, All apps look on 55-inch TV as on a giant cellphone, no way to scale


99% of Kodi streams that boast HD can't get HD. I've run these boxes on 50" & 2x 42" & no problems at all.You should always delete Kodi on any media box you buy & add it yourself with your own build,that way you get rid of unwanted dead link/apps.
Edited by: "WheresMeNuts" 2nd Mar 2016
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fairytooth

I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other … I agree, it looks ok for the price. But I have tried a few other so-called 4k boxes (with more RAM) which aren't so great. I have a 4k LG TV which streams the 4k content from Amazon/Netflix but stupidly won't handle the HEVC-265 codec direct from a file - moronic! So I want a box that can simply do that. Not much to ask really? The Amazon Fire 4k can do it well enough but at £70 I'll wait until LG get their lame ass fingers out and do a firmware upgrade one day (yawn)




Dito. Really annoying that they don't pay HEVC, would like to condense my library and bandwidth.
Edited by: "maxcovergold" 2nd Mar 2016
not bad at the price
maxcovergold

Dito. Really annoying that they don't pay HEVC, would like to condense … Dito. Really annoying that they don't pay HEVC, would like to condense my library and bandwidth.


As previously mentioned: I have yet to use an S905-based box (as OP) that was unable to smoothly play HEVC and 10bit HEVC from local source.
Have a look at this: http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_282313.html

great bit of kit, have had it for a few weeks now and its superb.
thelegendofmart

I've got the Beelink MiniMX which uses same chip and it plays everything … I've got the Beelink MiniMX which uses same chip and it plays everything I throw at it. Twitch and Youtube Android TV apps are great and Kodi flies on this box. I play back 4K 10bit x265 files and it doesn't even break a sweat.



​+1 for the minimx box. was almost put off by forums worried about s905 and kodi compatibility. so far it works fine with all add ons.
I only download the essential apps and keep my kodi build light so 1gb copes perfectly.
I bought a Ki Plus android box for £30. No Bluetooth but has played all the media files I have available on it. Quite a speedy interface on it as well. Also get OTA updates as it's a common android box.
I have been thinking about buying an android box for about a year but toooooo many opinions leave me nowhere.

I need it for kodi mainly but also browsing is required ( I like a few tabs open at the same time), emails etc.

Am I right in thinking that I need 2gb ram? Any phone with 1gb ram/ 8gb ROM is a bit laggy when browsing with a few tabs open
Be wary of some of these cheaper boxes. The underlying hardware is very good but a lot of the time the firmware they come with isn't even optimised for the hardware. It's not uncommon for major hardware features to be totally inaccessible with boxes advertised as 4k being incapable of actually outputting 4k video. It's also common for 24p support to be absent, not because the underlaying hardware doesn't support it but because the firmware is not tailored to the hardware. It's worth noting that Kodi doesn't currently support 10 bit hevc either.
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