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Not what you expect
on August 11, 2013
Alright, so I've taken the time to wipe the device, install the Linux version of XBMC, and dropped the android platform. The unit runs 1000 times better and have no issues with the processor or freezing. I did have an issue with the WiFi not connecting but, if you decide to go with this device, there's a forum that will help you through the problem and it's actually pretty simple to fix. I'd give the ins and outs of what to do but this review would be more of a novel than it already is. Just Google "wifi not working on XIOS DS"
I've upped my original review from 1 star to 3 stars. The reason I'm not giving it more is because its a huge pain to have to go through the process of installing the Linux version of XBMC and getting rid of the Android platform, which is actually a shame because the Android platform has some pretty cool features.
All in all, I still believe this device is better suited for people that know their way around computers. If you're good with computers and have the time to install the Linux version, this device will work great. If you're looking for a box that can run Android and XBMC right out of the box, move on.
The remote...... still terrible!
When I ordered this unit I was expecting a whole lot more than what I actually got. The system is painfully slow and continually crashes. The apps constantly freeze, along with the system. To the point where I have to unplug it from the power source to re-boot it. As well, XBMC does not come installed on the unit and is not the easiest thing in the world to configure. If you don't know how to install XBMC and you're not very good with computers, I would recommend you get a box that comes with XBMC already installed.
I've tried to find the instructions on how to wipe it and start with the Linux version but to be honest, I'm not even sure its worth the time. The processor in this device is terrible and does not have the processing power to run Android properly, let alone XBMC on top of it.
I'm not even going to go into how terrible the remote is..... Do yourself a favor, if you're going to buy this box, get some sort of wireless keyboard and mouse. It will save you a lot of grief!
All in all, if you're looking for a slow, none responsive box this is the one for you.
P.s, this box is so slow, I've written this entire review waiting for XBMC to open!