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New Set Top Android Device - Satechi

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  1. gbeardmore

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    Ran across this just now. Intriguing...

    Satechi Smart TV Box, found at satechi.net

    (Can't post links yet, Google it) Android 4.2, anxious to get more info!
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Here is the link:

    Satechi TV Box (Silver)

    This is not a Google TV box because it doesn't have HDMI In. There is only 1 HDMI Out port. That means this box is one of the numerous android boxes/sticks on the market. The problem with a lot of these boxes is the lack of Firmware support from the manufacturer. The hardware looks pretty good - it's got a quad-core chip and 2 GB of RAM. I like the fact that it has an ethernet port.

    Here is a review of the Satechi TV Box:


     
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    Thank you for taking the time to dig into this! You're right, the lack of HDMI pass-thru is a negative. Too bad, the specs look good. So... what'd be nice is just such a device with HDMI pass-thru (and the ability to gain root). I wonder why something that fits this description hasn't been offered by ANY of the "major" players. Seems to me like it'd be a big success!
     
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    Thanks gbeardmore for the information.

    As CatfishRivers already mentioned this is NOT a Google TV BOX, is a Android BOX... But It is not a better option to get the MINIX NEO X7, that have more support and can be rooted?
     
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