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    MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T / C TV Box Amlogic 905D

    MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T / C TV Box Amlogic 905D 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265
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    Main Features
    ● GPU: Amlogic S905D Quad Core 64-bit Cortex-A53
    ● CPU: Penta Mali-450
    ● OS: Android 7.1
    ● Storage: 1GB DDR3 RAM + 8GB ROM
    ● Support Windows XP, Window 7, iOS, Android
    ● 2.4G WiFi
    ● Support 4K, H.265

    Gearbest
    Last edited by trebor; 08-13-2018, 06:47. Reason: No BT
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    Today thanks to Gearbest we can have a close look at the

    MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T / C TV Box Amlogic 905D 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265

    The Box


    Contents of the Box


    Close up remote


    Only Ports on rear



    Underside:


    Remove the Lid not a lot to see


    Remove some Screws our with PCB, Heat Sink and thermal pad should be OK


    Top View, Amlogic 905D



    Last edited by trebor; 08-13-2018, 06:48.
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      #3
      Interesting little unit,
      Has its own UI on top of Android TV, usable for sure.
      Also has L1 widevine, but no HDCP2.2
      Netflix Plays HD 1080 with 5.1 so far tested.

      Only 1/8GB might become a good little streaming unit.
      Aptoide is installed, (thank you) makes it a little easy to get the apps you need as this is running ATV Google Play store ETC.

      Setup Google ATV Style or quick and easy update ups OK so far, after updating Netflix still working

      More tinkering as I start the Dloads etc for a bit of testing etc


      MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T / C TV Box Amlogic 905D 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265

      Gearbest





      Last edited by trebor; 08-13-2018, 06:48.
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        #4
        Lets have a look at the UI and some info

        UI

        Installed Apps



        Settings



        Clicking on Model for 10 or more clicks will bring up the normal A7 system menu etc

        Ota uptodate

        Root explorer

        DRM L1

        RAM


        Ram and Storage Truth



        Ethernet Speed Ok Wifi soso


        CPU-Z



        Temp

        Manual


        Ram speed very slow and app kept crashing.

        Youtube if updated will crash from launcher, can run form apps but then freeze after a minute
        Uninstall the update and it all becomes good again..

        I mentioned Netflix all good HD, 1080p 5.1
        Generally ok, for a 1/8 it may struggle but so far Ok

        The Only Bad at the minute is the box will not detect for local TV channel while scanning
        Finds nothing I see the signal meter raise to 50% to 80% but Nothing.
        If I use another Mecool box, older model, all good so something not 100% in the DTV area at the minute.
        And as we know all these new boxes can be a bit flakey when they get out in the real world.

        All fixed due to Region/scan error in APK or something fix further on reading.

        But for what it has and can do as mentioned most likely be a good streamer


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        Last edited by trebor; 08-14-2018, 01:27. Reason: Update errro problem
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          #5
          When the main selling point is the DVB - T2 / T / C functionality and it doesn't work at all, then that is not flaky but abject failure.
          R-TV BOX S10, Beebox N3150, Chuwi Hibox, Nvidia Shield, A95X Max

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            #6
            Well yes it is, all in good time we can hope or its dead
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              #7
              But in saying that a bit of a look at the KIII and the range of frequency it scans
              looks as tho the M8S is not getting correct Region info in settings to scan,
              So a simple fix to a abject fail,

              All in good time



              And further digging i find if the region in the DTV app is set to England (how ironic) it appears to scan/detect,
              The setup of tuner is basically the same as other MECOOL DTV.
              Last edited by trebor; 08-14-2018, 00:48.
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                #8
                DTV settings on the MECOOL M8S Plus DVB - T2 / T / C TV Box Amlogic 905D 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM 2.4G WiFi 100Mbps Support 4K H.265
                Just a quick run thru on setting up DTV as mentioned same as other Mecool DTV units.

                Remote has all functions to set/adjust/record and must say for an IR remote appears to be working well.



                Menu (can be found on remote)


                DTV preference: few things to fiddle with.


                Area Setting (lots of luck with that) DTV Preference/General


                Scan for channels: Menu Installation


                Once scan is done will drop to a channel:


                7day EPG




                We can hope for a OTA Update soon to fix this Region TV scan issue, all good so far...

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                  #9
                  HI.

                  Please link original android rom.Pc version

                  Many Thanks.

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                    #10
                    Freezes randomly, what is the reason?

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                      #11
                      Looking for more recent firmware shown in https://youtu.be/ZXkHOE4J0Gc and https://shopee.vn/MECOOL-M8S-Plus-DV...098.1460144531
                      The build date is Fri Aug 10 11.49.28 CST 2018 and comes with android tv launcher.
                      Last edited by gpmg; 09-15-2018, 03:40.

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                        #12
                        Found, https://dropmefiles.com/tbRmE

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by gpmg View Post
                          Thanks for the link. Any review of the new FW? Can solve the freezing problem?

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                            #14
                            Just installed the firmware from recovery after twrp backup original firmware from July.
                            Playstore is normal version, not ATV. Launcher is the same, not ATV leanback launcher as seen in the youtube link.
                            Junk app like gmail added, disable them at settings.
                            My complain for the previous firmware is that dtv app hangs the os and needs power recycle. So far i have 1 such occurance during 2 hrs use, still monitoring.
                            Other iptv and streaming apps works well like before.
                            I hope atvXperince firmware comes to this box soon, https://www.atvxperience.com.

                            The firmware link i received is from the seller of vontar m8s plus dvb-t2, the youtube link version is probably from mecool. Maybe mecool owner can request latest firmware from their seller.
                            Last edited by gpmg; 09-21-2018, 13:50.

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                              #15
                              I found a design fault that overheats and sometime hangs app and the os: the heatsink and vents are at the bottom but should be at the top.
                              Going to need some mod to cool it down.
                              Last edited by gpmg; 09-22-2018, 13:05.

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