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MK808 Dual Core Android 4.1 TV BOX CortexA9 1GB RAM 8GB ROM 49.99 freeship Canada

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Wrocky wrote:
Nov 30th, 2012 9:20 am
Why is this listed as an American deal?

From their website: Where we located: GuoCheng Garden, Baihua Road, Futian Disctrict, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
When you order it ships $0 cost to Canada no prob.
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kool1 wrote:
Nov 30th, 2012 12:32 pm
When you order it ships $0 cost to Canada no prob.
Think of it as $2 for shipping because if you don't select the $2 box on the shipping page you do not get tracking and insurance or maybe it was just tracking whatever it was it was I did not think twice about spending the two bucks because it seemed obvious to get it.
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I find this little toys fascinating. And there so many mutations available that it is a full time job keeping up with the features.

My recollection (not reliable!) is that there is a lot good about the components in this device and the price. But what you have to think about is: what is the future for firmware.

If I remember correctly, this SoC does not have open-source drivers. I think that the AMlogic processors have had a (possibly inadvertent; due to the Pivos XIOS) source dump and this has lead to XBMC support.
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Hugh wrote:
Dec 1st, 2012 12:28 am
I find this little toys fascinating. And there so many mutations available that it is a full time job keeping up with the features.

My recollection (not reliable!) is that there is a lot good about the components in this device and the price. But what you have to think about is: what is the future for firmware.

If I remember correctly, this SoC does not have open-source drivers. I think that the AMlogic processors have had a (possibly inadvertent; due to the Pivos XIOS) source dump and this has lead to XBMC support.
There is information on that Freaktab website about drivers being made available for the Rockchip RK3066 CPU and the mad hatters are beginning to tear that one apart and do all of their tricks with it. A sfor the future of the firmware there are already custom ROMs available for more than a few that are based on that RK3066 dualcore chip and it seems like at least the imito factory is releasing updates with tweaks. If anything since these are the hot little tinker toy of this Christmas it seems like they will get ample support for at least a little while and the more mainstream the products become the more stable and consistent the releases will be similar to the Android tablets from last year and the year before.
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Does this let you play mkv 720p movies off your external usb hard drive smoothly? And if so, transfer files to this external drive from a computer in another room via wifi? Is a mouse/keyboard needed to play the movies?

If so, then what is the benefit of buying a Western Digital media player or similar device for twice the price?
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felix wrote:
Dec 1st, 2012 3:49 am
Does this let you play mkv 720p movies off your external usb hard drive smoothly? And if so, transfer files to this external drive from a computer in another room via wifi? Is a mouse/keyboard needed to play the movies?
If so, then what is the benefit of buying a Western Digital media player or similar device for twice the price?
That sort of hits the nail on the head I agree why would anyone pay double for a WD player when the PCSticks coming out lately do the same and more for less? There are countless posts online of people using it to stream movies over wifi and mkv files from their computer or saved on a microsd card and using a media player called moboplayer
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Dec 1st, 2012 4:21 am
do not buy it people, this one has wifi issue, if you google it, you will know. and neo g4 will be better than this one
I do not agree with you at all as your comment is written because it seems like and many people have said that the early versions of the MK808 were not built properly and have wifi issues but that the later builds have been revised to include a double antenna for increased wifi reception and also include a double heatsink for increased heat management. Instead I think that you should caution people from buying used models on ebay or try to find some way to buy only the new build version if they are buying from an online webstore. If they buy a new version with the double antenna and the double heatsink and put the custom ROM on it from Freaktab that I mentioned above people seem to believe that they have made the best buy of the entire year with this little PCstick for $50.
In fact they talk about it so highly that I started questioning myself whether or not the MX1 that I purchased was a better buy or not because the MK808 is lower price. The neo G4 is just too expensive for what you get and there are too many cheaper options now that do as much or more than that one.
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Can this be controlled wirelessly using an Android 4.1 phone? Would actually be better than using mouse and keyboard. Is that what the OTG port used for?
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has anyone ordered from this site? is this even legit site? i am thinking of ordering keyboard and the tv :)
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felix wrote:
Dec 1st, 2012 11:52 am
Can this be controlled wirelessly using an Android 4.1 phone? Would actually be better than using mouse and keyboard. Is that what the OTG port used for?
I did not know this before but I found out through trying to make heads or tails of the specs on some of these PCsticks that OTG port just means miniusb port that is what they call it in Asia and maybe Europe too. If you want to control it with your phone you have to use one of the remote control apps that you can get on the Google Android store but I think the one that I found costs maybe $4 or $5 and it is just called droid remote.
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Dec 3rd, 2012 6:26 pm
has anyone ordered from this site? is this even legit site? i am thinking of ordering keyboard and the tv :)
I have ordered from them **mine will be here on Wedensday!** and also seen quite a lot of comments about them when searching for the same question you asked and they have information on them on Resellers Ratings with a review score of 9.5.
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Does xbmc run smoothly on it? I know some sticks had issues, but I don't remember which ones.
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My order is at "Payment Confirmed(Processing)". Anyone know when they ship? I guess it will take approx 3 weeks to arrive from HK/China so we won't see it before Christmas?
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TechDNA wrote:
Dec 1st, 2012 5:47 am
I do not agree with you at all as your comment is written because it seems like and many people have said that the early versions of the MK808 were not built properly and have wifi issues but that the later builds have been revised to include a double antenna for increased wifi reception and also include a double heatsink for increased heat management. Instead I think that you should caution people from buying used models on ebay or try to find some way to buy only the new build version if they are buying from an online webstore. If they buy a new version with the double antenna and the double heatsink and put the custom ROM on it from Freaktab that I mentioned above people seem to believe that they have made the best buy of the entire year with this little PCstick for $50.
In fact they talk about it so highly that I started questioning myself whether or not the MX1 that I purchased was a better buy or not because the MK808 is lower price.
I have read posts that suggest part of the WiFi issue is still software, so to improve things one still needs a modded ROM.
The neo G4 is just too expensive for what you get and there are too many cheaper options now that do as much or more than that one.
Well, all of these things are under $100 so it's not like they're breaking the bank. If the $75 neo G4 truly had better software and stability out of the box, that'd easily be worth the extra $25, at least if it came with Android 4.1 that is. To put it another way, if Google released one of these as a Nexus MiniPC, I'd pay over $100 for it.
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Hey TechDNA,

did you get the unit yet? Any first impressions to report back on? Considering buying one soon or perhaps waiting to hear from others who have posted their impressions.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Dec 10th, 2012 5:01 pm
Hey TechDNA,

did you get the unit yet? Any first impressions to report back on? Considering buying one soon or perhaps waiting to hear from others who have posted their impressions.
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