Great media player, used it for a dumTV, so it was clever, worked very well, good range of wifin, fast, and takes relatively little place, definitely worth buying instead of an entire computer standing up at the television, I run a wireless mouse to , easier to write with such a ..
I bought this media player to replace my old workhorse WDTV Live. I wanted to accomplish the following:
First AirPlay support (for streaming services, streaming in a MacBook Air)
2nd Fast User Interface
3rd Support for SVT Play, TV4 Play and Others without having to cave me down too much in Linux.
Even if I chose another support for AirPlay than the one delivered with Minix neo x7 result was unacceptable. The chopped in a way that the experience was so negative that the only option was to turn off. This despite the fact that my home network is state-of-the-art.
Navigation in the play-apps (including any other app whatsoever) is abysmal. This is mainly explained by the abysmal remote that comes with the product.
Another thing that works crappy thing about this product is the media playback from NAS. Getting into digital audio requires the use of an optical cable. Support via HDMI missing. Though it is a trivial thing to fix to get you to think about which app to use to get multi-channel sound out of the system depending on which file you want to play. 1080p with DTS sound, played back in XMBC gives a dull and choppy experience. I tried some other apps / combinations where it worked best (ES File Explorer with MX Player), but there was instead the user interface clumsy and not very intuitive to the uninitiated. I want a solution that all the family can handle.
On paper, saw this product out to be just fine. My experience of the contrast is on par with the worst in the class (although it might be ok / good group android-boxes).
Looking for a product that makes your old tired TV to late Smart TV, this might be the product for you. If so, be sure that your needs are not to play media that is not deposited in the product or connected physically to the product (USB Drive or Memory Card). All potent media playback through the network tends to disappoint you.
So, how do you solve this? I did the following:
First Minix neo x7 got to go back to the supplier
2nd Apple TV had to move into
3rd WDTV Live got to remain
Results: AirPlay works acceptably for streaming media (thanks Apple). Multichannel Audio and High Resolution image works like a dream (thanks WD). The user interface is intuitive and fast (thanks Apple) or acceptable (repentance WD!).
Do not buy this product if you have fairly reasonable performance expectations.
What a machine!
Incredibly good for just that simple, ie through online run Netflix, Viaplay, svtplay etc.
Compared with the previous operator, ie my hembygge (Dual Core P (2nd, 2.6), 4 GB RAM, 1 GB standalone NVIDA GPU) is totally cool and seems barely draw any electricity at all. Strange!
The only thing I miss is that I do not long to roast eggs simultaneously on the PC while I watch Netflix and other online services.
XBMC: can not find my servers (so far).
I am completely satisfied and gives full marks "for now".
Very good performance for the price
WiFi worked directly
n / a
Works perfect. Tried first one Tizzbird ST20, but after a lot of messing around, I got to try something else. Minix Neo X7 is fast and plays all the material without lag quite flawlessly.
A really good media player with Android 4.2.2 as the OS. All my favorite apps I could download via Google Play when everything looks exactly like an Android phone or tablet.
No chopping with the image when running full HD videos in MKV format.
And since it's Android running on it so one can run DTS audio without problems. You may only add a codec or decoder to MX Player including (The ignorant who can not play DTS may Googling or YouTube to see how to do it)