Fieldog Registered User
#16

campo said:
Have a look at the ouya console , it's about 90e but perfect for xbmc


Surely any quad core with 2Gb ram beats a Ouya hands down?

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campo Registered User
#17

Fieldog said:
Surely any quad core with 2Gb ram beats a Ouya hands down?


Depends on what OP wants to use xbmc for , but if just for streaming I find the ouya very good

iba Registered User
#18

campo said:
Have a look at the ouya console , it's about 90e but perfect for xbmc


I was just looking at that box and it seems very good and also seems to be supported by the XBMC community and I'm also looking at this Gbox midnite.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Box-Midnight-MX2-Android-Streaming/dp/B00CH643A8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382459331&sr=8-1&keywords=gbox+midnight

Other ones that have popped up seem to be Odroid, Pivos and ATV 1200

Just finished reading teh thread that zerks posted a few posts back. The main recommended there seem to be Prometheus and the MK908B and MK908II (or maybe they are the same box). Really is a massive choice.

iba Registered User
#19

Fieldog said:
Surely any quad core with 2Gb ram beats a Ouya hands down?



But is a Quad core really needed or is a dual core sufficent?

iba Registered User
#20

campo said:
Depends on what OP wants to use xbmc for , but if just for streaming I find the ouya very good


I would use it mainly for watching 'Filmon' but as I'm only a beginner on XBMC, I'm not 100% sure of its full capabilities and all the things that it is good for yet. I have XBMC on my laptop and Nexus tablet at teh moment and practising with it.

iba Registered User
#21

Something else I think that I have just noticed and that is that teh MK908 is not full HD but only 780p - is this right?

I guess it is better to get a box that is fullHD 1080p

Blade Moderator
#22

iba said:
Something else I think that I have just noticed and that is that teh MK908 is not full HD but only 780p - is this right?


Not sure where you saw that, even the MK808 is 1080p. Anyway it's the MK908II (not MK908) you should be looking at, the one I linked above.

The Prometheus was mentioned because of a huge price drop, not sure if it's still at the low price now and because of it's Ethernet port etc. But some of these devices have some issues regarding heat and it's unclear which versions are being shipped by Geekbuying.

I've a dual core MK808b at the mo, but yes I would most definitely go for the quad core now as it can be a bit sluggish and sure why not for a few quid more!

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Fieldog Registered User
#23

iba said:
But is a Quad core really needed or is a dual core sufficent?


For Jellybean I think Quad core is the way to go, if its was 4.0 ICS dual core would be fine....

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campo Registered User
#24

iba said:
I would use it mainly for watching 'Filmon' but as I'm only a beginner on XBMC, I'm not 100% sure of its full capabilities and all the things that it is good for yet. I have XBMC on my laptop and Nexus tablet at teh moment and practising with it.


It does much more, but I probably cant say what but Youtube is your friend

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iba Registered User
#25

Blade said:
Not sure where you saw that, even the MK808 is 1080p. Anyway it's the MK908II (not MK908) you should be looking at, the one I linked above.

The Prometheus was mentioned because of a huge price drop, not sure if it's still at the low price now and because of it's Ethernet port etc. But some of these devices have some issues regarding heat and it's unclear which versions are being shipped by Geekbuying.

I've a dual core MK808b at the mo, but yes I would most definitely go for the quad core now as it can be a bit sluggish and sure why not for a few quid more!


I looked at that link now - could not earlier on:

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Tronsmart-MK908II-RK3188-Cortex-A9-Quad-Core-1-6GHz-Google-Android-4-2-Mini-TV-BOX-2G-8G-BT-External-Wifi-Antenna-Black-318432.html

its $70 now - thats a good price, yes? Not sure which of the extras I would need though.

Will have a look around that site later on at other boxes that they have; could only look at amazon earlier

tony1980 Registered User
#26

You can get the MyGica510B for 77 euro, order through parcel motel for faster and cheaper delivery. It comes with linux XBMC pre-installed so may not be what you want. It is a fantastic device, I have it about 6 months or so and absolutely love it, boots straight into xbmc in seconds and is very responsive. I have no issues with it, wifi works great on it too!

http://www.futeko.com/products/MP047.php

This is suposed to be brilliant as well, only 53 euros! Whufclee on xbmctalk gave it a great review. He is one of the devs for xbmc.

http://www.futeko.com/products/MP046.php

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Blade Moderator
#27

iba said:
I looked at that link now - could not earlier on:

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Tronsmart-MK908II-RK3188-Cortex-A9-Quad-Core-1-6GHz-Google-Android-4-2-Mini-TV-BOX-2G-8G-BT-External-Wifi-Antenna-Black-318432.html

its $70 now - thats a good price, yes? Not sure which of the extras I would need though.

Will have a look around that site later on at other boxes that they have; could only look at amazon earlier


I think it's cheaper when you pay in USD, but yes 54 Euro is good for a quad core with 2 Gigs of RAM, same price as some of the dual cores mentioned here. If you just want a dual core then you may as well go for the MK808b for 34 Euro:
http://www.geekbuying.com/item/MK808B-Dual-Core-Android-4-1-Jelly-Bean-TV-BOX-RK3066-Cortex-A9-1GB-RAM-8GB-ROM-Mini-PC-TV-Box---Black-313213.html

I would recommend you also go for the Tronsmart remote listed in the bundle I posted earlier, regardless of which of these Android devices you might go for. It's much neater than the likes of the RC11, batteries last longer and it has a motion sensor for games which the RC11 doesn't. If you also want to use the device for Skype or home security through Skype then add that camera from the bundle. Other webcams may not work.

P.S. you can also control these devices through your Android phone with apps like Droidmote or xbmc specific Yatse app, but the physical remote is nice to have.

It's free shipping from that site but as it's coming from China you might get hit for VAT as mentioned and the average wait is about 2 weeks.

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eamonnq Registered User
#28

emo72 said:
Theres one guy on adverts selling one for 109. It's quad core and 2 gig ram and I would go with that to keep it running silky smooth. He also has xbmc installed with all the extras enabled.


Would the 'all the extras enabled' entail much work ? Have only installed XBMC on a PC but have not done much research into the 'extras' yet!!

campo Registered User
#29

eamonnq said:
Would the 'all the extras enabled' entail much work ? Have only installed XBMC on a PC but have not done much research into the 'extras' yet!!


Takes about 5 mins, again google and Youtube

emo72 Registered User
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