[Amazon.ca] MXQ Openelec TV Box with Fully Loaded Kodi - $59.99 BACK IN STOCK
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aasoror wrote: ↑Well looking deeper into this, OP had a thread removed from BST (violation of "no mass selling" rule) where he was directly selling this very same box (Dec 27, 2015), he comes back in April and since then he has not made a single post outside the thread(s) he creates to promote that box on amazon.
OP permanently banned
Buyers be aware ..
New item on Amazon. MXQ Openelec TV Box. Kodi preinstalled and "fully loaded", so I guess it comes with the video addons (Exodus, Genesis etc). Runs Openelec (based on Linux) and not an Android box. Claims to be much faster than comparably priced Android boxes. I just picked one up and will post a review soon.
EDIT 3: Back in stock on Amazon. I contacted the merchant and they apologized for being out of stock, they've had overwhelming demand in the past few weeks and are working hard to keep the Openelec box in stock. I ordered another box recently and recieved it, the only difference is that the box comes with Openelec 7.0 with Kodi Jarvis 16.1 now. Review is updated below as the WIFI setup instructions have changed.
EDIT 2: Back in stock on Amazon. I've been using this box for the past couple of weeks and I still recommend it. Excellent purchase and a great deal.
EDIT: Looks like we hugged it to death, RFD. Currently out of stock on Amazon. I contacted the merchant and they said they should have stock by the end of the week. Will update when it is in stock.
I will be comparing this box to my MXQ Android box that I have in my living room. I will be using this for my bedroom.
Shipping: Box shipped very quickly as expected with Amazon Prime. I recieved the box in two days.
Unboxing and Install: Plugged in box to power and to TV with included HDMI cable. Remote is a simple IR remote. Comes with two AAA batteries. Turned on box and light went from red to blue. MXQ logo showed up on screen for about 3 seconds, then the Openelec logo for another 2 seconds. Box then boots directly into Kodi. Total startup time is 5 seconds. Faster startup than my MXQ Android box. WIFI Setup: Scroll to Programs, click on Libreelec Config, click on Connections, click on your Wifi network, enter password. That's it, install completed.
Media Player: Before I review the streaming features I wanted to test out the media player functionality. I have media located on my NAS and a portable hard drive. Media consists of movie rips (DVD and 50gb BD rips), HD camcorder footage, pictures (all JPEG), and music (all MP3 or AAC). Pictures and music all played fine as expected. The DVD quality rips all play fine as expected. What surprised me was the playback of my Bluray rips. It played my 50gb bluray rips perfectly with no frame drops or stuttering. Playback was the same on the NAS and on my local hard drive. I will have to do some further testing to ensure it stays like this with a variety of movies but it played everything I threw at it fine. It also did passthrough for the DTS-HDMA audio on the rips (great for my sound system!). My Android boxes could play my DVD quality rips but could never play my Bluray rips without excessive buffering and frame drops. My camcorder footage consists of 1080p AVCHD files which all played perfectly. I have some sample HEVC and 3D footage on my local hard drive as well. HEVC footage played fine. No buffering or frame drops. 3D footage played fine as well, and my LG 3DTV immediately detected the 3D footage and switched to 3D. None of these sample files work on my Android MXQ (playing with Kodi). I have owned several different media players in the past (WDTV, Roku etc.) and this is the best media player I have ever purchased hands down.
Streaming: This box is fully loaded, so it comes preinstalled with addons and the repositories necessary to update them. The following addons are included:
Exodus- Streaming Movies and TV Shows in 1080p quality. Works fine. No buffering or cache issues and source loading is very quick.
Stream all the Sources - Streaming Movies and TV Shows in 1080p quality. Works fine. No buffering or cache issues and source loading is very quick.
Pro Sport - NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, NFL, Soccer, WWE, MMA, and Boxing streams from reddit. SD and HD quality.
Castaway - Same as above, streaming sports addons. More streams available for international sports.
1Channel - Streaming Movies and TV Shows. DVD Quality. Solid backup if Exodus and SALTS go down.
CanTVLive - Canadian channels. Very few channels available. Only working ones were Global, CPAC, and some other channels. TSN and Sportsnet are listed but not working. I don't care because the games are all available on Pro Sport and Castaway and TV shows are on Exodus. I do miss CP24 though.
Cartoon HD - Has all animated TV shows available for kids. Some streams are SD, some are HD. All good quality.
Cartoons8 - Cartoons and Dubbed and Subbed Anime. 720p HD. Excellent addon with all animated shows available.
CCloud TV - IPTV. Best channels I found were A&E, AMC, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Discovery, ESPN, History, Nat Geo, Nick, CW and lots more. Constantly updated. Lots of international content as well.
Football Today - Recorded soccer games. All working. Quality is excellent. Games were updated.
Icefilms - Movies and TV shows streaming in both 480p and 720p. Very high quality addon.
NBA Full Games - Recorded NBA games. Updated. All working in 720p quality.
NBA on Demand - Same as above. A better UI though.
NBA League Pass - Access the NBA League Pass service. Paid. Subscription required.
NHL on Demand - Recorded NHL games. Updated. All working in 720p quality.
NHL Gamecenter Live - Access the NHL GameCenter Live. Subscription required. 1080p quality. If you have an account with Rogers, hover over the add-on and press the menu button (three line button). Then enter your Username and Password and select "Rogers Login".
NFL Game Pass - Access the NFL Game Pass service. Paid. Subscription required.
NJM Soccer - Watch live soccer games in HD. All leagues and country matches available. Very reliable.
Phoenix - A streaming community. A variety of great content. Movies, TV shows, sports and more. Would need a whole review just to describe Phoenix.
ToonMania - Cartoons and English Dubbed Anime. All working and in HD quality.
TwitchTV - Watch people play video games. 1080p.
UK Turk Playlists - Variety of IPTV links, including lots of British channels (BBC, ITV etc.) Also has Turkish channels streaming in HD.
WWE Online - Watch WWE and UFC recorded events. Updated. Most in HD.
Youtube - Working. 720p. For some reason Youtube works on this box and it doesn't work on my Android box (even though its updated on my Android box). Not sure if this is because of Openelec or the merchant has done something. Version number is different compared to Android. Anyways, it works perfectly.
IPTV Stalker PLUS - Paid IPTV Service. Access the NFPS, Rocket, and IPTV66 services here. HD and SD American and Canadian channels. Subscription required.
IPTVSubs - Paid IPTV Service. Access the IPTVsubs services here. HD American and Canadian channels. Subscription required.
Live Mix - Mix of US and UK channels. All excellent quality.
Livestream - Access the Livestream.com service. Free with a search feature.
Release HUB - Movies, TV Shows and Sports events. All SCENE releases. Get it from the source here.
Genesis: Specto - A fork of the famous Genesis add-on. 1080p Movies and TV shows. Works very well and a viable alternative if Exodus is down.
Sportsaccess.se - Paid live sports subscription service. 1080p quality. Subscription required.
The Music Source - Listen to the latest music. High quality MP3 and WMA streams.
UpBuzz - Watch scene releases. Movies and TV shows. 1080p quality streams.
Velocity - Watch Movies and TV shows. 1080p quality. Great Exodus alternative.
VidTime - Movies, TV shows, PPV and Sports events. Excellent, reliable addon.
USTVNOW Plus - Watch US Live TV. Free subsciption required. Basic cable channels working. You get free HD with your first 40 days of subscription. There are also paid options available for more channels and HD service after the first 40 days. You can also just make a new subscription after the 40 days to continue the HD streams. Free and legal.
Addon Installer - App Store for Kodi. Install new addons here.
Raw Maintenance - Maintenance for Kodi. You can clear your cache, purge packages, and clear thumbnail cache. Recommended every 2-3 months.
AzDRAMA.net - Asian TV Shows and Movies. Hong Kong, Mainland Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese movies and TV shows available. All in 720p quality. Both English and native titles. This addon is working 100% on this box in HD. Not working on other boxes though.
GLWiz - Iranian, Kurdish, Turkish, and Afghan channels. All solid 480p streams. Good quality.
Halow - Kurdish channels. All working, good quality (some HD).
Iran Live TV - Iranian channels. All working, good quality.
IsraeLive - Israeli Channels. All working. Excellent quality. Many in HD.
DramasOnline - Pakistani TV Shows. All networks available. Quality of shows is HD.
Einthusan - Hindi (Bollywood), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada movies. All movies are HQ DVD rips with English subtitles. All working.
Hellenic TV - Greek TV. Channels are working in excellent quality.
Shahid Arabic - Streaming Arabic channels from a variety of sources. Quality depends on source. Ranges from OK to HD.
TV on DESI ZONE - Indian TV Shows. All networks available. Most shows in HD quality. (Tip: press the menu button on the episode you want to watch, it will open up the source list and you can then select HD sources)
Aftershock - Indian TV Shows and Movies. Multiple languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam and Kannada. All networks available. Most shows in HD quality. Very easy to use Genesis-style format.
Jagobd.com - Bengali Live TV Channels. 42 channels available. All in excellent SD quality.
Pak India Live - Live TV Channels. Pakistani, Indian, Afghan, Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi and many more languages available. MBC (popular Arabic channel) is available in HD. The add-on was down recently but it looks like its back up and better than ever.
ZemTV.com - Indian and Pakistani channels. All working in excellent quality.
This box streams much better than my Android MXQ box. Hands down. I don't know the reason why as the chips are the same. Maybe it is because of the Openelec software. I'm not sure. Almost no buffering on this box. No cache issues. No frame drops or stuttering with high bitrate streams. Wifi connection is solid. What I like about the box is that the addons all work and they are updated. My Android box came with so many non-working addons and broken repositories that I had to delete the preinstalled Kodi and start fresh. This box on the other hand comes with everything working. This box is also the best local and network media player I have ever owned. Well worth the $10 premium over the other MXQ Android boxes available on Amazon.
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