Zoostorm Play Android Tv Box with Remote £59.99 @ Argos
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Zoostorm Play Android Tv Box with Remote £59.99 @ Argos

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Found 21st Aug 2013
Can be reserved to pick up instore

Same price in Amazon, however if folk still have any of the recent vouchers knocking around then can be cheaper.

(I still have my £10 off one, so can get this for £49.99...actually more like £46 as I use a Love2Shop card which gives 8% off)...

Anyhow have beenlooking at the usb sticks, smart tv boxes, etc, this seems like a pretty good and cost effective solution. (Some of the smart blu ray boxes need you to spend extra on a wifi dongle, the usb sticks need to you get a wifi controller, or have other issues...)

Nice for netflix, etc, and has good hardware.

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Chromecast stick man that's what I'm waiting for.

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Dont know what happened to my link... ( ? )

Anyhow its on Argos

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superpal

Chromecast stick man that's what I'm waiting for.



Are we going to get it over here this year ?

Actually just seen this rather positive review of the chromecast, and they think it will be here before Xmas.

independent.co.uk/lif…tml


Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 21st Aug 2013

I'm getting the chromecast shipped to me in 2 week when they back in stock over there

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Still think this Zoostorm is rather a good option, think I will go for it

This review of chromecast is not so overwhelmingpy positive... and I can see its limitations...

m.digitalspy.co.uk/tec…tml

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 21st Aug 2013

"has good hardware"

Sadly not. While 2 years ago the Allwinner A10 was a the fore front of the cheap Chinese based SoC's (was more of a AMLogic fan) it just doesn't cut it in today's market. Using an old A8 single core design with single core Mali 400 GPU to run a full HD screen will make it a painful experience in the long run.

While a quad core one would be best they could (should) have upgraded the product to the A20 which would make it far more usable at a minimum cost ($2.70) as it is pin compatible with the A10. Also a update to the software would have been nice with either 4.1 or 4.2.

So at £60, despite it been the best price it's just too expensive to justify.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

"has good hardware"Sadly not. While 2 years ago the Allwinner A10 was a … "has good hardware"Sadly not. While 2 years ago the Allwinner A10 was a the fore front of the cheap Chinese based SoC's (was more of a AMLogic fan) it just doesn't cut it in today's market. Using an old A8 single core design with single core Mali 400 GPU to run a full HD screen will make it a painful experience in the long run. While a quad core one would be best they could (should) have upgraded the product to the A20 which would make it far more usable at a minimum cost ($2.70) as it is pin compatible with the A10. Also a update to the software would have been nice with either 4.1 or 4.2. So at £60, despite it been the best price it's just too expensive to justify.



Fair enough, I know very little about these machines to be honest, thanks for the input.

I was swayed by this guys reviews, I think the machine looks like it runs rather well...

youtube.com/wat…yer

try the mk808b its a bit cheaper but runs well

PureMAD4

try the mk808b its a bit cheaper but runs well



Or the newer MK908 which can be had for less than £50 from international sellers.

what is the chromecast

DonkeyKonk

Dont know what happened to my link... ( ? )Anyhow its on Argos

There is dual core with a gig of ram and a remote included on Ebuyer for the same price. Sumvision cyclone X2.

I have had one for several months and the box itself serves the purpose I bought it for, i.e. watch movies stored on a NAS.

However, the remote control is appalling! It's supposed to be a gyroscopic thingy that drives a mouse pointer on the TV screen, but moving the cursor is like pushing one wet spaghetti wearing boxing gloves.

An additional shortcoming is that is Android, i.e. made to be used on a device held at arms length, not across the room, so the text is small and illegibile unless you use binoculars or get up from the couch.

With hindsight, I should have bought something else.

If I have time I'll try to install XBMC on it.



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lnz

I have had one for several months and the box itself serves the purpose I … I have had one for several months and the box itself serves the purpose I bought it for, i.e. watch movies stored on a NAS.However, the remote control is appalling! It's supposed to be a gyroscopic thingy that drives a mouse pointer on the TV screen, but moving the cursor is like pushing one wet spaghetti wearing boxing gloves.An additional shortcoming is that is Android, i.e. made to be used on a device held at arms length, not across the room, so the text is small and illegibile unless you use binoculars or get up from the couch.With hindsight, I should have bought something else.If I have time I'll try to install XBMC on it.



Thanks for the info

These boxes are still overpriced imo with limited functionality, especially when compared to a RaspberryPi.

Didn't vote either way!

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Or the newer MK908 which can be had for less than £50 from international … Or the newer MK908 which can be had for less than £50 from international sellers.



Links please ..... :-)
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