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XIOS DS Streaming Media Player for TVs (with XBMC capability)

3.3 out of 5 stars 216 customer reviews
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  • Turn any TV into a Smart TV with this streaming media player and access all the latest Internet technology including web browser, HTML 6, Adobe Flash 10.x, Chrome V8 and Java support
  • Access the Google Play store and download popular apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, and Gmail
  • XBMC capability allows you to customize your media interface and create your own entertainment center
  • Supports a wide range of USB peripherals so that you can access personal media including XIOS Sense wireless motion remote, wired/wireless keyboard, mouse, webcam, card reader, digital cameras, and more
  • Features built-in 10/100 Ethernet connection and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connections for all your audio, video streaming demands from internet, networked or DLNA devices.
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Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi Wi-Fi WIFI Wireless
Total USB Ports 3 2 0 4
Number of HDMI Ports 1 1 0 1
Model Year 2012 2014 2014 2014
Dimensions 3.9 inches x 3.9 inches 3.42 inches x 3.42 inches 3.34 inches x 0.98 inches 5 inches x 5 inches
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What is the XIOS DS?

Turn any TV into a Smart TV with the XIOS DS streaming media player featuring Android 4.0 and XBMC. This box is super slim with a sleek, glossy design and is packed with thousands of Internet and mobile features. You can access the Google Play store through this device and access popular apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, and more. Powered by the ARM Cortex A9 processor, it is built on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform which allows the unit to natively support HTML5, Chrome, and Flash web technology. All together, the XIOS delivers a rich home entertainment viewing experience in full 1080p high definition playback!

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The XBMC Experience - Content, content, content!

Pivos is the official development sponsor for XBMC. This robust and flexible interface allows users to automatically organize their media files with a custom interface, which is why its one of the most popular platforms used. XBMC will even download IMDB information and beautifully display it on your HDTV from your own media library.

Further empower it with widgets, apps, custom themes, emulators, ROMs and more to make this your very own entertainment center.

 

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Universal Capabilities

The XIOS DS supports virtually all video and audio codecs available! Easily update firmware and features by connecting to XBMC’s online repository through the built in WIFI (B/G/N) or Ethernet port to continue to expand its capabilities.

Dedicated Video Processing

Handle the mangitude of features and multi-tasking capabilities, the XIOS DS employs a deidicated Mali-400 video processor. That allows you to use the main processor for browsing, installing, or customizing your unit while your enjoy your media simultaneously.
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Whats in the Box
  • XIOS DS Media Play Unit
  • Standard XIOS Remote (battery included)
  • Power Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
What You'll Need
  • Compatible HDTV with HDMI Input
  • Internet Connection and MicroSD Card (for updates and content)
  • Keybaord and Mouse (optional)
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Technical Details

Brand Name Pivos Technology Group, Inc.
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.7 inches
Item model number PTGMCXDALU-US
Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Color Name White

Additional Information

ASIN B0088IGPM8
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 216 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #63,226 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#1,294 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#13,057 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available June 3, 2012

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By A. Soror on June 18, 2012
Update 01/08/14: Official XBMC Gotham nightlies (Android) now comes with XIOS full hardware acceleration support. Happy New Year :)
Update 05/07: Netflix aspect ratio issue on M3 fixed check yt=v=3P8hpt5iyqM , UVC USB camera support added check yt v=ttC8sXJzpKY, user accessible space on M3 increased to 1GB.
Update 01/28: Netflix issues fixed for ICS, check yt v=hdCNZrStoYg
Update 10/09: Major updates for XBMC both Linux and Android, synced with XBMC mainline, most add-ons now work without issues.
Update 8/13: XBMC Linux port released
Update 8/6: Latest GB based released with support for Bluetooth devices.
Update 8/6: More elaborate review for XBMC (most recent version has compatibility for usb pointing devices), check YT video v=6SnPveEkNPc
Update 8/5: The wifi antenna reception issue fixed, check YT video v=cQysHr8mcJg
Update 7/14: Pivos got XBMC running on the XIOS-DS, check YT video v=y4o-k1DxF5w

Pivos just released an Android based super slim box to complement its successful AIOS HD Media Center, Full HD 1080p, Gigabit Network, USB 3.0 data, Flash Reader, 3.5" SATA 2 ? Is Android really the holy-grail of media players ?! well ... read on and tell for yourself.

Unboxing:
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Check my pictures in the gallery section, a DVD used to get an idea about the size of every thing in comparison.

The retail box: though small and humble is huge compared to how small the actual XIOS is.

Package contents: No quick start leaflet included, quick start guide printed on the inner box.
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The device arrived in it's original box in perfect condition. Setup was super easy, I just plugged in some cables and I was set. The first boot took about 5 minutes, but that was expected. Subsequent boots only took about 30 seconds. I didn't mess around much with all the Android stuff because I didn't have interest in that to begin with. Now onto the main reason I purchased this device ... to run XBMC.

I tried the Android version of XBMC and it isn't really ready for primetime yet (imo). The app froze multiple times and I couldn't get any videos to play all the way through without buffering every few seconds; it was a frustrating nightmare. With that said, the app is in beta and definitely has future potential. Had I not done my research about this product I probably would have given up and requested a refund. But since I did do my research, I have this thing working almost flawlessly since I opted to do the XBMC-linux version install.

For those who don't know, doing an XBMC-linux version install will make your PIvos a dedicated XBMC player. That means you will no longer have access to any Andrioid applications (including the Google Playstore); your box will boot straight into XBMC. Installing XBMC in this manner was not very difficult. If you're familiar with rooting Android phones, you won't have any problem. Configuring XBMC can be time-consuming but worth it. I did find the linux version was a lot more stable and after some tweaking, it runs so smoothly compared to the Android version.

Now onto the box itself. It does get a little warm but I have yet to experience any heating issues even though the unit doesn't contain a fan, and because of that, it runs very quietly.
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I have this XIOS Media Player for almost a year now and I have experimented a lot with it. If you are looking to put XBMC on it I HIGHLY recommend that you do not use Android's OS and then install the xbmc apk. It will run very slow, lot's of lag, etc. This is what I did:
1) Copy update.img file to mSD card (don't use USB pen drive). You can find this download image at [...]
2) Install the mSD with image in the box.
3) Turn the box upside down and locate the "Upgrade" pinhole at the bottom side of the box.
4) Using a paper clip/pin press and hold the "Upgrade" button on the box, keep the button pressed while turning on the box using the green power button (press once), keep holding the upgrade button several seconds, you will see the system update screen, box will reboot once update is finished.

This will completely erase you Android OS so every time you turn it on it loads right into XBMC. From there follow these easy steps...
1) Scroll to where it says 'System', go into file manager, then you will see an option in the root directory named ''Add source", click on that and then double click where it says enter paths. Then type this EXACTLY like I show.... [...] then hit done and name it fusion.
2) Go back into System but this time click on 'Add-ons' then choose install from zip file, locate fusion, and then it's up to you on what you want to install. I defiantly would put Navi X on there, and 1Channel.

This is irreversible, and whoever tells you otherwise obviously doesn't know how to do it. I have done it so it can be done. You will need to have a computer and SSH into the Media player so you can get into recovery.

People like SacDave should probably not post a review like you did unless you know more about the product.
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