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Satechi Smart TV Box Streaming HD TV Digital Media Player XBMC Android 4.2 Quad-core 1.8Ghz 1080P with Wi-Fi (Silver)

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  • Android 4.2 operating system supports Android apps and games, including: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Pandora, Angry Birds, internet browsers, and more
  • Quad-core 1.8Ghz CPU with 2G DDR3 RAM for high processing speeds
  • Supports online streaming of video, audio, radio, and TV and all networking apps such as movies, games, VOIP, video meetings, and more
  • Supports wireless keyboard and mouse, via wifi dongle and USB interfaces
  • Dual antenna for enhanced network reception, Wireless N and network Ethernet port, 2 USB ports, 1 SD card slot, AV and HDMI video output
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Product Description

The Satechi Smart TV Box is an Android-powered player to access Android apps from your TV. Connect your TV to your network (wirelessly or via Ethernet cable) to download apps & browse the internet.

XBMC
XBMC is a media management app for online streaming of media, streaming live TV, or accessing local storage for media. The Smart TV Box fully integrates with XBMC, allowing the use of plug-ins to watch movies & TV, manage your media, or watch videos from your own personal storage.

Access your media
Watch videos, listen to music, or show photos from a USB drive, network drive, or a computer on your network. Stream movies, TV shows, music, & videos from the internet.

Browse the internet on your TV
Wirelessly connect to your high-speed internet connection or connect via Ethernet cable to browse the internet on your TV.

Connect to your social network on the big screen
Update your Facebook status, tweet, or check emails from your TV.

High-speed wifi
Extended-range Wireless N provides rapid connection speeds to stream HD media.

Sleek design
The brushed silver finish complements any home décor & the compact design fits into any entertainment center.

Remote included
Use the included remote to jump to different apps or switch modes to use the remote like a mouse and freely scroll across the screen. Or use your own keyboard or mouse with the Smart TV Box.

Technical Specs:
Ports: 1 HDMI, 1 optical audio, 1 Ethernet, 1 AV/audio, 1 micro USB (for service & support), 1 SD card slot, 2 USB ports
Video output: MPEG-1/2/4, DIVX, H.264, VC-1, H.263, Real Media, MVC, GOOGLEVP8, WMV
Video codec: H.264/AVC, H.265/AVC
Audio output: MPEG, WMA, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC, ACC
Image format: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG

Includes:
Smart TV Box
User Manual
Remote
5V 2A Power Supply
HDMI Cable


Product Information

ASIN B00EO8X91Q
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #144,486 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#2,416 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#27,742 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com August 20, 2013

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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
this device is very nice, works well and is fast. default software is okay, but not great. **IS NOT ROOTED** despite the youtube review. they must have supplied the reviewer with a different unit. this is very annoying, since I would not have ordered this device if I had known this. also, it seems impossible to use ADB :(
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I love it , its fast...At the beginning it was slow and XBMC it used to shut down for not reason ,i found out it was the internet as soon i got a fast provider it worked fast , i can turn on the device and xbmc run.. just has to be set up to run app ones the box start .Good device...Only the remote makes a lot of noise and its hard to press but its ok.. i installed a blue tooth mouse by the usb port but i never use it, remote works good for xbmc ....for web sites some times needs mouse but ...again xbmc has all that i need by now.
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By Chris on February 10, 2014
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
It was easy setup. But, after that the manual was incomplete. Phone call support unavailable when calling. Wireless internet access worked. Should have had more explanations concerning XMBC not being installed and these comments below:

1. What formats supported for hard drive connected to the Satechi Smart TV?

2. How do I delete a file which is in the download folder?

3. How is XMBC setup on the Satechi Smart TV. I want XMBC to recognize my hard drive.
I formatted the drive to Mac OS Extended Journal and it couldn't locate the files (Satechi Smart TV).

4. What bluetooth enabled adapter should I buy for the Satechi Smart TV Box?

Should anyone have answers to these questions reply if you can.
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
We like the satechi tv box... Fast, looks good has usb ports and net works well with all our phones for file sharing/casting. Stock software not great, but if you want you can change launchers to apex, nova or tv launcher. We like tv launcher. I found an old version of YouTube for google tv boxes which works better for these boxes, plays next video when you want to watch a bunch without having to select the next video. ES file explorer is a must to handle files, sharing, copy, paste, and side loading of apps. ES file explorer is great with handling folders, pics, video, usb, file searching! Archos video player pro a must get it, get the all codecs app as well! Download a version of xbmc that is compatible for rockchip boxes, I have xbmc beyond installed. Mashup is 1 of the best and there are a lot more repos and addons to make xbmc work with sports, video, tv episodes, PBS, Discovery channel, usb drives, etc. This is a must Google search Show box app and install it!!! I have netflex black installed, v2.1.2. Hulu, Red box, amazon prime. No need for cable! We use a Logitech keyboard, better then stock remote. We can mirror/cast to satechi box well with avia app on our phones. If you need help, always google things or youtube and search for other android tv box groups like satechi or others. We all can work together.

pros: looks great, works great with usb, great with file sharing, can cast picks/video from our phones, xbmc, showbox, Hulu, Netflix, redbox, and all the apps you want from app store. Don't forget you can search and side load apps! Best with keyboard. Online tv.
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[UPDATE]

At the suggestion of another Amazon member, I installed the XBMC nightly build on this box and attempted HD playback again.

Unfortunately I cannot raise my 1-star rating. While it really was MUCH BETTER with the majority of my content, it still was not perfect. Playback of 1080p material is still a bit glitchy and often experienced audio sync issues, but both of these issues are easily ignored or fixed by the internal XBMC controls, so perhaps my expectations are a bit high for a low-cost device, and I'll forgive it for not having absolutely perfect playback (even over Ethernet).

That being said, the reason for not raising my 1-star rating is that there are still some 1080P h.264 AVC1 AAC videos in my library that it just doesn't seem to be able to handle. They playback is very jerky, the frame rate is very low, and the audio completely out of sync. The strange thing is, one video of this category will play fine and the next one experiences issues. I will mention that these play perfectly on my android phone and tablet, so I can't really imagine its something to do with the file itself.

Also realize that XBMC on Adroid currently does not support anything other than 720p, so to advertise this box as a 1080p XMBC device is perhaps a bit misleading. Yes, you can set the box to output 1080p, but XBMC currently won't do it. It will downscale 1080p content to 720p. To be fair, this is an XBMC issue and not one with the box itself, but the title of the product on Amazon might lead one to believe 1080p playback is possible with XBMC. It currently is not, though perhaps it may be in the future.

I also had issues using the remote to get out of certain dialogs, both XBMC-related and non-XBMC-related.
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