review of the MX10 TV Box: good Apple TV with support for 4K video
A new model TV box MX10 — a great device for watching your favorite TV channels and videos on your TV. Budget gadget has impressive technical features, so users can use it even as a gaming console. Improved performance contributes to powerful configuration 4 GB RAM (DDR-3) in combination with 64 GB of internal memory and innovative chipset Rockchip RK3328.
to Order a TV console MX10 (the version with 64 GB of internal memory).
If you need Apple TV for 4K TV that is capable of precise image detail and has HDR, it is a good choice at a reasonable cost.The smart set-top box supports 4K videos with hardware decoding codecs, which gives excellent picture on any TV.
The main technical characteristics MX10 TV Box:
- CPU: Rockchip RK3328, 64-bit, Quad-core (4 core), Cortex A53 (up to 2 Hz);
- Graphics accelerator: Penta-Core Mali-450, 750 Mhz+;
- RAM: 4 GB (DDR3);
- Built-in memory: 32/64 GB (eMMC);
- Interfaces (connectors): AV, DC Power Port, HDMI, LAN, SPDIF, USB2.0, USB3.0, Ethernet port (RJ-45) 100 Mbps;
- Support memory card: SD card up to 128GB;
- Wireless interfaces: WiFi 2.4 GHz. 802.11 (b/g/n);
- Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo);
- Decoder format: H. 263, H. 264, H. 265, HD MPEG4;
- video Formats: 1080P, 4K, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP6, VP8, VP9;
- audio Formats: AAC, APE, DDP, FLAC, HD, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA;
- image Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF;
- Advanced: 3D game, 3D video, DLNA, Miracast, AirPlay, Multi->
- Power supply: input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, output 5V, 2.5 A;
- Dimensions: 115 x 115 x 25 mm;
- Weight: 450 grams;
- Color: black.
Compact unit wrapped in a translucent film. It is packaged in a factory carton in black with gold inscriptions on the front side. Along with the box included are the user manual in English, power supply, remote control (powered by two AA batteries) and an HDMI cable.
TV-box looks like a small box weighing 450 grams and dimensions of 11.5 × 11.5 sec with a height of 2.5 cm. The body is made in stylish black color. On the front side of the product is made laser engraved in gold letters with the name of the model. The device itself is designed in modern stylish design. The side faces are rounded edges and glossy finish.
At the left edge is a slot for full sized SD cards, one USB 3.0 port (not blue) and two common — 2.0. Unfortunately, due to the size of the device, it does not support the ability to connect micro-SD card. To connect need adapter.
On the back cover there is an additional USB 2.0 port, AV outputs and SPDF connectors to access the Internet, connect the HDMI cable, video and audio, and a round hole for the power supply. On the bottom are 4 small rubberized feet and numerous ventilation holes. To enhance ventilation is possible during operation to supply a unit on the edge.
OS and interface.
The device runs on Android 8.1. When enabled, you can see the standard launcher. Desk is made in the same style as the model X-96. It is maximally simplified, so users will not find any navigation or notifications. However, if you want you can download any app and put a shortcut to it on our home screen, which provides complete customization.
In the settings presented advanced mode from Android Oreo. Here you can calibrate the picture position, adjust the color balance of brightness and saturation as well as enable auto framerate. On TV-box initially has a working browser, log in the popular social network and YouTube channels, a music room, Play Market, as well as file Manager. At long Peers viewing the TV, Lol!TV and Torrent TV dongle performed perfectly — no comments.
The working firmware allows you to immediately begin using the device without the need for updates. If desired, the OS can be replaced by putting boot system with Windows or Linux.
The console runs on Android OS 8.1 (32-bit) and 4-core processor Coretex A53 with a clock frequency up to 2 Hz, so it is possible to achieve comfortable operation and fast performance. The device supports 4 GB of RAM, of which for maintaining the operating system uses only 600 MB. In the version with 32 GB of ROM for storage of personal data and applications available to the user of 26.7-29 GB of permanent memory. Keeping the OS uses only 3 GB.
The screen resolution of 1920 × 1080 allows you to display a presentable picture on most TVs, turning even an old model into a full-fledged Android device or mini PC. On the box is already installed SuperSU, and then is rooted for deeper system settings to fit your needs.
The box catches Wi-Fi even in the presence of obstacles. He consistently maintains a good signal at a distance of 10 meters from the router. With Bluetooth, things are not so rosy. Despite the claims of the developer, this feature in the device is missing.
Due to the size and the presence of ventilation channels along the bottom edge of the device maintains optimal temperature at 65°C degrees. Analogues of the previous series, this figure is higher by 10°C. the Manufacturer notes that in some cases, the allowable temperature can make the leap to 80°C, but this is not critical, since the chip can run stably at 125°C. Smart console supports output 5.1 surround sound and allows you to run almost all audio formats and decoders.
In the presence of the controller, the console can be used as a gaming platform, but the games according to the technical requirements above Asphalt 8 when operating the device in this mode for more than 30 minutes can lead to throttling (a mechanism to protect the CPU from overheating).
Applications to connect to the TV.
In Playmarket available applications, with which you can quickly download and configure one of the available packages of channels without the need for IP television. The most popular are Lime HD TV, Peers and TV Lol!TV.
- Excellent performance without flashes of frames.
- To the console, you can connect the old TV models.
- When you connect the joystick to play various games based on Android.
- Support for most video and audio formats.
- No way to connect the micro-SD card without an adapter.
- Do not pull demanding games.
- the Lack of bluetooth.
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Summing up: Apple TV has a good build quality, the software runs stable, without crashes and glitches. Video formats played back with no jerks or freezes. Exactly go even with heavy rollers in high quality (for example 4K).