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Minix NEO-X5-116A ARM Cortext A9 Dual Core Quad Core Mali 400 Graphics 1 x HDMI Nano Size Media Hub

  • ARM Cortext A9 Dual Core
  • Quad Core Mali 400 Graphics
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General

Brand
Minix
Model
NEO-X5-116A

CPU Supported

CPU Type
ARM Cortext A9 Dual Core

Graphics

Onboard Video
Quad Core Mali 400 Graphics

Communications

Wireless LAN
802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth
Yes
Max LAN Speed
10/100Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Card Reader
SD/MMC Card Reader (SD 3.0, MMC V4.41)

Back Panel Ports

HDMI
1 x HDMI
Rear USB
3 x USB 2.0
Rear Audio Ports
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Other Rear Ports
Micro USB OTG Port
IR Receiver

Features

Features
1GB DDR3memory

16GB SSD

Open GL ES2.0/1.1, Open VG1.1, Flash 11.1

DC 5V 3A in with AC Adapter or power through USB cable

Video support format:
AVI/RM/RMVB/MKV/WMV/MOV/MP4/WEBM/DAT/VCD format/VOB(DVD format)/MPEG/MPG/FLV/ASF/TS/TP/3GP...etc
Audio Format: MP3/WMA/WMV/APE/OGG/FLAC/AAC..etc

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Yiu L.
  • 10/27/2013 5:21:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this product

Pros: Small foot print, wireless enabled media device.

Cons: Crash within 5 months. Not build to last.

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  • Alejandro T.
  • 8/13/2013 1:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best buy of 2013

Pros: Incredible mediaplayer. Works flawless with XBMC.

Cons: Nothing.

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  • Gregory S.
  • 8/13/2013 9:20:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncomplete product with missing basic feature

Pros: Box does not do 1080p despite being claimed on box. All updates are not done over OTA and erase everything so you have to start from scratch each time. Support people feel you are annoying customer when you try to resolve issues.

Cons: Just not there yet if you want to have reliable way to play 1080p

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  • Daniel B.
  • 5/7/2013 10:59:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot quite ready for primetime

Pros: Small
Low power
Versatile video output

Cons: Difficult to flash - USB cable doesn't stay connected
Android support for set-top boxes is minimal
Built-in media player interfaces are confusing for the non-technical minded (my daughter and wife)
Video playback from a NAS via SMB was dissapointing at 1080p

Other Thoughts: I received this unit in the mail and the box wasn't shrink-wrapped, it was held shut with a rubber-band. The cables inside had obviously already been used, and I did not buy a refurbished/discounted item
Never-the-less, it still booted right up when plugged in. I was able to sync it to a google account and access the play store to try out a number of different options for video playback. My intent was to use this device to stream movies from a NAS that held a large number of varying formats of movies (480p, 720p, 1080p) as a replacement for having our Blu-Ray and DVD disks on-hand where our 2-year old could potentially damage.

The built-in media server requires you to connect via DLNA, which was no problem, but navigating to select a movie is clumsy and cumbersome, and while I was able to do it, it was not an easy process to explain to my 11-year old daughter or wife. I tried XBMC and the support for android, and this specific hardware procesor, is very early in development, and 1080p playback stuttered significantly (720p playback also stuttered). I could not use an alternate media player option, because the media players that worked well (i.e., MxPlayer) do not support playback over a SMB share.

I tried Plex Media, and while that played better, there was still skipping every few minutes which would skip over a few seconds of the movie. The interface, also, for Plex for Android is obviously designed for a touch-screen tablet/phone (as most of these pieces of software are) which makes it very clunky to use as a set-top box on a non-touch screen T.V.

I returned this system and decided on an alternate STB using a dual-core Intel Atom processor, nVidia graphics card, and running Windows XP. It has exceeded my needs and works much better, although it heats up more, and is a bit larger than the Minix is.

Hopefully the android developer community begins to develop software that is designed for use on a T.V. and this device can be useful. As it is now, it just isn't ready for primetime usage as a STB network-based movie player.

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  • justin t.
  • 4/22/2013 8:58:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMinix NEO-X5

Pros: extremely fast delivery, frequent updates, size, zero noise, supports almost anything.

Cons: remote is terrible (mentioned by many others).

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  • Mike M.
  • 4/11/2013 6:24:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMinix X5 Android Toy

Pros: Slick little media player. It's cool to turn my big screen TV into a giant tablet. I connect this to my NAS (Network Attached Storage) for video. This also can make a wireless hotspot. The device is fast and responsive. It's fun to play with.

Cons: This can be picky about playing some types of video files. They really need to include a universal player that can handle all files. Stock remote is worthless so get the Air Mouse.

Other Thoughts: The remote that comes with it is almost completely worthless. Better get the air mouse. It's best to get the Minix NEO-A1-01 2.4G Wireless air mouse. It took a couple of times plugging the USB sensor in to pick up this mouse. Having this mouse/keyboard is a must since the stock remote is really lame.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 4/4/2013 6:29:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMinix Neo X5

Pros: 3 USB inputs for mice, keyboard, ext. drive etc.
Full size SD card slot for up to 32G
All necessary cables supplied
Came with simple remote control
Ethernet port

Cons: Build quality is poor
Power button flimsy and sometimes unresponsive
Interface is quirky
Manual is poorly written and lacks important details

Other Thoughts: Had a little trouble getting the unit to start up. Once it started the display was nice and crisp. It recognized my wireless mouse immediately. I was also able to install an app off of a flashdrive with no problem. XBMC seems to run OK.
The supplied apps are a little crude but there is a lot of stuff available through the Google Play Store.

I think I would have given this more eggs had I not had difficulty with the power button. Will continue to work with this, just wish there was more info in the manual.

All in all, if you are looking for a small media player it's worth a try.

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  • KEY V.
  • 3/13/2013 4:44:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: install and run XBMC from this device without problems. (this is my main reason to buy X5)

Cons: Can't play 7GB ISO file but play fine with 4GB ISO using XBMC.
No Remote control., I have to use wireless mouse to control program.
Can't hide X5 because I have to reach X5 each time to power on the device by pressing the button on the box.

Other Thoughts: Watch out when buying this device from NewEgg because this does not come with remote control. For litte extra, get it from A ma zon site which come with remote.

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  • Lance T.
  • 3/6/2013 5:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Android mini PC

Pros: Fast. Plenty of ports and options. It can play games like dead trigger just fine. PS3 controller support through usb. Comes with all the cables you need. Minix is actively updating this device and they have good support. Android 4.1 jelly bean. Strong wifi and even has Ethernet port.

Cons: None so far exactly what I was hoping it would be.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money on the other android PC sticks they'll end up costing you more than this thing and won't be able to offer everything you're getting with this! Excellent product!

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  • Brian K.
  • 2/25/2013 10:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks but don't count on Flash

Pros: An affordable JB set top device that is able to watch a whole bunch of different video codec minus FLV. Once it is rooted, google play offers a big variety of apps for this device. Definitely recommend a keyboard of some sort to navigate the system.

Cons: My biggest compliant about the device is that it plain sucks at streaming flv. The audio will go out of sync for the majority of flv that I attempt to watch. So if your app or contend is flash based, I recommend finding a different solution. I assume the Ouya with it's Tegra 3 should be better at handling flash, but given Adobe abandoning mobile flash I think the idea of android htpc is moot. Unless all the content providers start moving away from flash.

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