Android Solutions Media Player Questions

Discussion in 'Media Players' started by tdosha, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. tdosha

    tdosha Member

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    I recently ran across an ad for Android Solutions Quad core MX6 media player. It promises unlimited access to a ton of channels. It sells for $180 and no monthly fees. I admit I'm very skeptical and am looking for any reviews/input on these or android boxes in general. My experience is in Roku's and Plex on my HTPC.

    Thanks for in input.
     
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  3. thecaribbeancanuck

    thecaribbeancanuck Member

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    If I had to take a wild guess I bet the machine advertises this feature based on accessing IP TV services through XBMC. When they work it is awsome, when they don't it is painful. 180 is a lot of money to pay for one of those boxes. There are less expensive solutions.
     
  4. tdosha

    tdosha Member

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    That appears to be what it is. My guess is the up charge is for the programming that has been done. Any other suggestions for a fully programmed box?
     
  5. tdosha

    tdosha Member

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    Anymore thoughts?
     
  6. sweller

    sweller New Member

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    Hi. New here, too.

    I've been through several Roku boxes, several Android boxes, a Raspberry Pi, and a couple of HTPCs, And I just got an Amazon Fire TV (box not stick). All worked (more or less) for their intended purpose, but IMHO the performance of the Fire TV is stellar. It's still a walled garden like a Roku or an Apple TV, but if you're lucky and a bit skilled, you can root it and install custom firmware.

    Good luck!
     
  7. tdosha

    tdosha Member

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    Thanks, I'll look into that.
     
  8. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Staff Member Community Manager

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    What kind of functionality does rooting it give you beyond the ability to install cus to firmware? What does the custom firmware give you?
     
  9. sweller

    sweller New Member

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    The first thing would be a more familiar Android launcher. The stock launcher won't natively show side-loaded apps, and to me it just looks cluttered.

    The second thing is the ability to load apps directly from Google Play - without the need to side-load.
     

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