Thursday, February 11, 2016

News: SkyStream X5 Android TV Box with an ATSC Tuner

On the market is a lot of TV Boxes equipped with digital HDTV tuners. Everyone will find a suitable device with a tuner for themselves depending on the country in which you live, it may be a DVB-T, DVB-T2, ATSC, ISDB or ISDB-T. In addition to the standard features of TV Box added value of this is the ability to watch HDTV channels. Skystream Technologies – streaming media company introduces its offer TV Box called SkyStream X5 based on Amlogic S812, mostly advertised as an Android Streaming Media Player, but still with one ATSC tuner to watch free-to-air television in North America, and a few smaller countries.

Skystream Technologies on its website writes: “The SkyStream X5 Streaming Media Player is a tiny box that connects your TV to a world of unlimited online streams! It delivers unlimited streams of your favorite movies, TV shows & sporting events using our pre-programmed KODI or any of your favorite subscriptions and streaming services that you can download through the Google Play Store. With programs like KODI, Netflix, Hulu and more – this little box can be your source for all your streaming TV needs! The SkyStream X5 also comes with a built-in TV tuner & DVR! This will allow you to watch all your local channels in HD and record them for watching later (HD Antenna required and not included).This is truly NEXT LEVEL STREAMING!”

SkyStream X5SkyStream X5 specifications:

- CPU – Amlogic S812 quad core Cortex A9 processor @ 2.0 GHz
- GPU – Mail-450 octa-core
- Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 16GB flash + SD card slot
- Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4 with HDCP support + 3 RCA ports for composite and stereo audio
- Video Codecs – MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, ISO, TS, VOB, DAT, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, FLC, WMV, FLV, RM
- Video Subtitles – SRT, SUB, IDX, PGSAudio Codecs – ACC, AC-3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MS-ADPCM, PCS, RV40 Vorbis WMA, AAC+ (HE-AAC vi), eAAC+ (HE-AAC v2)
- Tuner – ATSC Tuner with DVR function
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi
- USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
- Power Supply – 5V@2A (100-240V, 50/60Hz)
- Dimensions – 16.5 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm

In the package you will find: SkyStream X5 Streaming Media Player, Power Adapter, Air Mouse Remote Control, Antenna for Local Channels (Not HD), HDMI Cable, SkyStream Quick Start Guide & Manual. The X5 Streaming Media Player runs Android 4.4 Kitkat (rooted) with SkyStreamTV user’s interface, and Kodi 15.2 pre-installed with over 40 video streaming add-ons. SkyStream has posted several videos on Youtube where you will find an overview of the features available on SkyStream X5 Streaming Media Player. DTV app with DVR function that we could see also in TV Box called Mygica ATV586 (review here) with DVB-T2 tuner. Below Skystream X5 DTV App (Built in Live TV) video.

SkyStream X5 Streaming Media Player is available for $199.99. For more information about device and features can be found on Skystream X5 product page.

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