[mythtv-users] No-name Android TV boxes

Justin Alcorn justin at jalcorn.net
Wed Jan 19 17:19:36 UTC 2022


I'm tempted (there are at least a few with Android 11) but the big
question for me is does this run the "pure google" Android TV or are they
forks that won't have the security updates?
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Justin B. Alcorn
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On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 11:34 AM Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
wrote:

> On 19/01/2022 16:01, Steve Greene wrote:
> > I just bought a "X96" android TV box. The specs are really good, but
> > apparently the box mixes Android TV and stock Android apps, so not all of
> > those apps are "remote aware". Fortunately, I was able to use a Logitech
> > keyboard and touchpad I had laying around. Plugged in the adapter and it
> > just worked.
> >
> > I think it may be rooted, since I didn't need to burrow into the security
> > menu to get it to use ADB to add mythfrontend. It mostly handles the
> MPEG2
> > files ok, but the video does drop a few frames. I may need to customize
> the
> > Video Playback settings more. Does anyone else use this box? What
> settings
> > are you using?
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > Steve Greene
> > (301) 842-8923
> > historicity.co
> > An independent archival professional specializing in still photography,
> > moving images and recorded sound.
> >
> It looks as if there are three different boxes answering that description,
> all at stupid cheap prices:
>
> https://www.amazon.co.uk/x96-android-tv-box/s?k=x96+android+tv+box
>
> It also looks as if these are all cheap chinese knockoffs but that does
> not rule them out. I notice
> that one further down the list even has a keyboard/joystick remote!
>
> --
>
> Mike Perkins
>
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