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Topic # 83877 23-May-2011 08:37
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Has anyone heard anything about this http://www.geniatech.com/pa/android-tv.asp ?
I couldn't find a single review, nothing at all.




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  Reply # 472755 23-May-2011 08:45
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I've got an Android TV box that I picked up in Hong Kong a month or so back. It's basically a mini-PC - I've been pretty impressed with it.

It can be flaky when playing 1080p MKV files though - even 720p files struggle sometimes. Would pay to ask the question before you grab one.

Other than that - I think they're great little units. 



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  Reply # 472760 23-May-2011 08:49
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BobbySmith: I've got an Android TV box that I picked up in Hong Kong a month or so back. It's basically a mini-PC - I've been pretty impressed with it.

It can be flaky when playing 1080p MKV files though - even 720p files struggle sometimes. Would pay to ask the question before you grab one.

Other than that - I think they're great little units. 


Sounds interesting. Do you have a Geniatech box or another brand? Care to share the hardware specs?




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  Reply # 472761 23-May-2011 08:50
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Here is a youtube video about the Android TV Plus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej6mYZz2jtQ



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  Reply # 472771 23-May-2011 08:59
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grolschie: Here is a youtube video about the Android TV Plus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej6mYZz2jtQ

Thanks, it's hardly a review though, just a quick-fire interview/product overview with a developer rep at a trade-show.




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  Reply # 472772 23-May-2011 09:00
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Mine is:

Android 2.2 Google TV

SAMSUNG S5PV210 1GHz CPU

512M RAM

HDMI Port

Remote Control

Flash Player 10.1 Playing Online Video


Same model as:
http://www.euogo.com/jointech-google-android-tv-box-with-android-22-os-samsung-s5pv210-1ghz-cpu_p440.html 

 



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  Reply # 472821 23-May-2011 10:03
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BobbySmith: Mine is:

Android 2.2 Google TV

SAMSUNG S5PV210 1GHz CPU

512M RAM

HDMI Port

Remote Control

Flash Player 10.1 Playing Online Video


Same model as:
http://www.euogo.com/jointech-google-android-tv-box-with-android-22-os-samsung-s5pv210-1ghz-cpu_p440.html 

 


Cool, so you've got an ARM Cortex A8 based system which would explain the HD choppiness. The Geniatech one is running an A9, so HD playback should be much better.
I just realised that their top-end box comes with a DVB-T tuner and a HDD, which begs the question how long before someone writes a PVR app for these boxes.




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  Reply # 472864 23-May-2011 11:13
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Doesn't play FLAC. Fail.



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  Reply # 472888 23-May-2011 11:44
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Kopkiwi: Doesn't play FLAC. Fail.

Yes, its native capabilities are very limited.


  • Video: Mpeg2, H.264, VC-1 1080P

  • Audio: Mp3, Wma, Ogg, Wave


But it's android, so what's stopping the user from getting an app to play anything they want, besides having a clunky interface?





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  Reply # 475463 29-May-2011 16:36
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Hi,

It seems appropriate to drop my link www.kiiwiii.co.nz

First shipment is due into NZ mid June.

About the High end model with DVB-T... apparently there are still a few issues with the units stability & that is why I have opted not to bring this unit in just yet...

Over all these units are pretty neat... particularly Angry Birds on the big screen.

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  Reply # 475465 29-May-2011 16:49
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Hi KiiWiiiTech.. will you be supplying sources for the GPL based software on the box on day one.

Please think about your answer if you are going to say no and what implications it has on you actually selling them.


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  Reply # 475971 30-May-2011 21:25
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Hi LennonNZ... All sources for the GPL based software will be loaded on the units from day one, these will be listed under legal information which is very easy to find via the main menu.

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