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Preee
Hi Guys's
Trawling the internet and being an Avid Android fan i came across Maplins and Found this:
[url="http://www.maplin.co.uk/smart-tv-entertainment-box-powered-by-android-586939"]http://www.maplin.co...-android-586939[/url]

So read a few things about it and off in the car i go lol

Last one in the shop , so quickly grabbed it up and off home.

(Wife not happy )

Plugged it in , Android TV hmmm i'm liking this , Running on Android 2.2 , i soon managed to get the hang of the Air Controller :)
Clicked on Market , hmmm where were all the Apps ! only about 20 listed , not good , thinking now whats the point of an Android box without working market.
Email sent to Maplins , Reading the book i managed to find the Manufacturer and went to the website , intrigued i checked for updates , sure enough Android GingerBread 2.4 update was there , but would it work ?
Maplins reply " Sorry this Android box in not compatible with Android Market"
"what the !"
So now i'm thinking time for it to go back in the box , But first , i may as well try the 2 updates from the manufacturers website see what happens.
Downloaded and installed onto SD card update 1
Arrrrrrrr disaster ! looping boot screen failed firmware update.:(

Oh well may as well try the actual firmware update nothing to lose , as i would take it back as faulty.
Update firmware 2.
10 minutes later , Full success :D GingerBread Android 2.4 , Full Market Access :P
So let me tell you about this little box of tricks.

Air controller with keyboard
Android GingerBread 2.4
WiFi and Ethernet
2 USB
HD 1080P
HDMI
SD card slot
Full Market Access
Full customizable Screens
BBCiplayer
Full Web Access
Many free games
Multimedia player (all film types)
Music player
Youtube
etc
Basically any App on the market will work :)

Some pics.
[img]http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1976/20111219122442.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3914/20111219122400.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7836/20111219122527.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8076/20111219122557.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4294/20111219122838.jpg[/img]
ONETrueSaturday
Now thats a gadget Preee.. ;)

Nice review too.

80 is pretty cheap IMO.
Preee
[quote name='ONETrueSaturday' timestamp='1324306187' post='157219']
Now thats a gadget Preee.. ;)

Nice review too.

£80 is pretty cheap IMO.
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Cheers , after the first hr i was thinking of taking it back as no market and a bit slow , but once i managed to update it , its super fast :)
Playing Angy Birds on a 47" screen is great fun lol
pragmatix
Maplins here I come, Thanks Pree
Preee
[quote name='pragmatix' timestamp='1324317208' post='157258']
Maplins here I come, Thanks Pree
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Let me know if you get one i can send you the links where to download firmware from and how to update it :)
jeebowhite
Good find Preee, looks muchly like it would be a good present... Shame the missus is all spent up on me! lol
Preee
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1324389735' post='157399']
Good find Preee, looks muchly like it would be a good present... Shame the missus is all spent up on me! lol
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This was a present to myself as i could not choose which colour Sock's i am also getting

News update , Maplins have contacted me and ask Me ! how to obtain the updates for this box so they can list them on their website lol
ONETrueSaturday
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1324484573' post='157576']
This was a present to myself as i could not choose which colour Sock's i am also getting

News update , Maplins have contacted me and ask Me ! how to obtain the updates for this box so they can list them on their website lol
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I'd ask them for a future use discount code for your services mate... lol ;)
Preee
[quote name='ONETrueSaturday' timestamp='1324485482' post='157579']
I'd ask them for a future use discount code for your services mate... lol ;)
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:lol: Yeah i never thought about that lol
pragmatix
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1324319091' post='157270']
Let me know if you get one i can send you the links where to download firmware from and how to update it :)
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Yes that would be good links please

TIA Pete
Preee
[quote name='pragmatix' timestamp='1324490285' post='157587']
Yes that would be good links please

TIA Pete
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Hi Pete

PM me your email and i will forward the guides and link's that the manufacturers sent me today , i had already found them when i updated mine , but i had sent them an email which they responded today with a full guide with links which is better than just the links :D
pragmatix
Pree, you have PM

TA
Preee
[quote name='pragmatix' timestamp='1324498493' post='157622']
Pree, you have PM

TA
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Email sent Pete :)

Manufacturers website is :
[url="http://geniatech.com/"]Website Link[/url]

They have some wild and wonderfull gadgets on there that they make , very hard for me not to be clicking buy buy buy buy :lol:
pragmatix
Paul, Thanks all recieved, get box tomorrow, looking forwrd to playing :D :D
ijustwantafile
Just come across this thread.
Do you still recommend people get one after having it a while now?

I've been after something similar for a while but just been sticking with my pc connected to the tv but would like something that's quiet!

What formats does it play? can you play a 10gb MKV 1080p video file?
Preee
So far it plays all formats i throw at it , but i have not tried an MKV file.

It is still a great little box and has , had another update to fix a few errors since my last post , and according to the website they are almost finished testing IceCream android which will be released soon.

I have still seen it in Maplins Shop but it is no longer available online.


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