Thank you for purchasing MINIX NEO X5.
Follow this guide to setup your device.
MINIX NEO X5 is a revolutionary smart media hub based on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core Mali-400MP4 GPU and the latest Android™ 4.0/4.1 OS. Sign into Google Play Store to download the favorite applications and install them directly into NEO X5.
YouTube™, Internet radio and lots of other applications are all readily available on Google Play Store. Alternatively, you could also download the applications through other third-party stores or to install the .apk files directly with the preloaded ApkInstaller.
MINIX NEO X5 comes with Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection; you could connect to many of your devices within the same network and share the contents amongst them, such as videos, music and photos.
What’s in the box
- MINIX NEO X5 x 1
- MINIX remote x 1
- 5V Power adapter x 1
- Micro-USB cable x 1 (connecting to a PC)
- OTG cable x 1 (extend one more USB port)
- HDMI cable x 1
- Setup guide x 1
Use with the included MINIX remote to control MINIX NEO X5.
The LED glows when the MINIX NEO X5 is on.
To power on MINIX NEO X5, press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds until the power LED glows. To power off MINIX NEO X5, press and hold the power button and the display will prompt out the confirmation dialogue for power off, select OK to confirm; OR hold the power button for 8 seconds to force power off, the LED will be off.
Connect to an external audio output device such as earphone or speaker.
Connect to a microphone for voice input.
SD/MMC card slot
Increase the storage size or read files directly from a SD/MMC card, support up to 32GB max.
Connect the micro end of the micro-USB cable to this port and the other end to the computer for synchronization and upgrade purpose. This port also serves as an extra USB port while used with the Micro-USB OTG cable bundled in the package.
This button is to be used together with the OTG port when connecting to a computer for service/upgrade purpose. Simply press and hold this button before connecting to the computer’s USB port and release it once MINIX NEO X5 is powered on.
Connect MINIX NEO X5 to the HDMI port of a high-definition TV or PC monitor using an HDMI cable.
Optical audio port
Connect to the optical audio input of an external sound processing unit, such as an amplifier.
USB 2.0 ports
Connect an external USB device to MINIX NEO X5 such as USB flash drive, receiver of wireless keyboard and mouse, USB mouse, receiver of wireless headset…etc.
Connect to the Ethernet cable for Internet access. If you need advanced setting such as PPPoE dial-up, go into the setting page at: Settings ->More…
While connected with the Ethernet cable, MINIX NEO X5 can be used as a router and also a Wi-Fi hotspot; if you need to use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature, please make sure that the Wi-Fi feature is OFF before you enable the Wi-Fi hotspot service at: Settings ->More…
DC 5V Power-in jack
Connect the 5V power adapter supplied in the package to this port.MINIX NEO X5 requires less than 1A to operate however we have supplied a 5V 3A adapter with consideration that you need to connect to other power-drawing external devices such as an external hard drive.
What you need
To start using MINIX NEO X5, you need the following:
High-definition TV/ PC monitor
A high-definition TV or PC monitor that can display 720p or 1080p video with at least one HDMI input.
An HDMI cable to connect MINIX NEO X5 to your TV.
A wired network cable or an 802.11 a, b, g, or n Wi-Fi wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or n), your wireless network name and password.
Software and accounts
To play content (videos, photos, music) from a smartphone or PC on MINIX NEO X5, you need:
- A UPnP™/DLNA® software pre-loaded in your smartphone or
- A Google account to sign-in to Google Play Store to download
the corresponding applications (e.g. iMediaShare,
eHomeMediacenter) necessary for streaming the content from
a smartphone or PC.
- Other accounts may be required for full access to some
Setting up MINIX NEO X5
MINIX NEO X5 connects to your TV or PC monitor through an HDMI port that delivers both audio and video. Before you set up MINIX NEO X5, look at the ports on the side/back of your TV or PC monitor to make sure you have the right cable:
- An HDMI cable: You can connect MINIX NEO X5 to an HDTV
or home theater receiver that has an HDMI port, using an
HDMI cable for both video and audio.
Step 1: Connecting the cable
1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your TV/ PC
2. Connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI port of MINIX NEO
Step 2: Connecting the power
Connect the 5V power adapter supplied in the package to this port. Press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds to power on MINIX NEO X5 and the blue power LED glows when done.
Step 3: Turn on your TV/ PC monitor and select the input
Simply turn on your TV or PC monitor and select the corresponding HDMI port connected to MINIX NEO X5.
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