MeLE A1000G overview-Android set-top box to the tv
So, Mele A1000G is equipped with a quad-core processor Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7, -accelerated PowerVR SGX544MP2, two gigabytes of RAM and eight gigabytes of memory for data storage. In addition there are adapters 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI ports, S/PDIF, three full-size USB port 2.0 and one microUSB.
This device is gaining in the test Antutu – 10800 parrots.
Mele A1000G cost is about 120 USD, and you can buy it in one of the well-known shops celestial.
Cavity at the top under the lid is to install SATA hard disk format 2.5, useful stuff, but I haven't tested it yet and only drives connected via USB.
To view IPTV, who provides my home ISP I installed app IPTV version 2.3.4, downloaded m3u playlist from the website provider, and my tv box is connected via WiFi.
The first experiments have shown, that player VLC under Android tv periodically went squares or generally disrupt. I killed a lot of time, this sorted out yet. In General, During this Android fuss with box I felt familiar and long-forgotten feelings of familiarity with something new, When a long-long versed in first for the first time with Windows, rearranging it several times a week, then with Linux, trying various distros.
Problems with IPTV, as it turned out, were not associated with device, and so, what IPTV is bad by itself works via WiFi and, connecting the tv box wire to your router Zyxel Keenetic Giga me, Finally, managed to get the desired results. Now tv perked up with multiple channels, some of which in HD quality.
Data transfer speed up to 40Mbps, 3D Movies full stereo pair
Resolution: up to 2160p, 3840*2160
Video I've experimented, searching for a suitable player. Testing with a dozen players from Google Play I left two VLC and MX Player. VLC works more stable, but it inhibit IPTV channels in HD quality, MX Player sometimes falls, but he uses some hardware accelerated codecs, that allows you to watch HD channels without brake. In General, each has its own pros and cons, and if I have problems with the video one of the players — I open it to others, and in principle such, to even video is not played, I haven't had.
Chipset All winner A31 Cortex Quad-Core A7 Quad-core
Processor (CPU) Quad core 4 x 1 GHz
GPU GPU x 8 PowerVR SGX544
The Android operating system 4.1 ( the update to Android 4.2 )
RAM 2GB DDR3
ROM 16GB internal memory
Video and audio output HDMI 1.4
Ethernet RJ45 100Mbps
Wireless Built-in 802.11 n wireless
USB USB Host 2.0 x 3
Micro USB OTG 2.0 x 1
SATA Support SATA
Card Reader SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC)
Disadvantages of the device
Total tormoznutost′. The device sometimes thinks, When this does not showing it — I, What's in Windows, eg, We at least see an hourglass cursor, or other load indicators, razryvaûŝijsâ bang HDD finally, You can immediately 10 times press the application icon or shortcut, nothing happens, then all at once 10 keystrokes. You can get used and "Oooh" it is not often, If you watch the video, then no such, It is only when walking on the menu, mainly. Processor device powerful enough, to play video, but now appeared markedly more nimble tv boxes based on chip RK3188, such as MINIX NEO X 7. Judging by the video review on YouTube — it works pošustree.
Branded shell MeLe. As a matter of fact, the standard type of Android, there is no, the desktop looks like this:
(This is a screenshot with the Chinese for example, actually, English and Russian are supported without problems). That is, there is the usual Android toolbar with buttons for "home" back and other, and no tulbarčika notifications. This is annoying. When this, the device produces odnozadačnym — i.e.. If you run uTorrent and downloading something and return to the main menu, to start something else that is completely turning off the application uTorrent. That is, watch a movie and swing at the same time does not work, at least I have not yet managed to sort this out. By the way, in the aforementioned MINIX NEO X 7 don't have that problem, everything as in the native Android.
Problem with Russian input. On home screen keyboard, that comes with the device, there are no Russian, the benefit I have purchased Smart Keyboard PRO, which I installed with Google Play and Russian immediately appeared, However, it is not saved when you connect the hardware USB keyboard-Russian gain could be, but not FROM the standard layout — OLDŽ, What is not understandable, that is, click on the keyboard, for example "a", and on the screen get "f". I think it is somehow treated, But exactly how is yet a mystery to me.
Well, for many standard procedure — the first thing cover opaque tape LED indicator at the front side. Pounding straight in the eye, When viewing movies, and indeed is annoying, that is not understandable habit sculpt these indicators anywhere without the ability to disable them?
The conclusion of such: device without a doubt ûzabel′no and all, that requires performs, but I would advise something based on RK3188 or higher and with normal Android, such as MINIX NEO X 7, the benefit of it costs about the same and now there are even cheaper models, in the area around the 90$ .
Very helped update the firmware to version V 3.1.2. You can download it ОТСЮДА. With this update you can switch to the standard Launcher, No Mele, and running it is noticeably snappier.
Just bomb. Not tupit, torrent shakes in the background, There is a possibility to change the lounčer.
Plus earned normally multitasking, ie. Now you can simultaneously descargar torrent anything and, in parallel, watch a movie etc.
Plus, learned how to enable a standard Android buttons toolbar back, ««««Home», switching between tasks-to do this you need to install the Total Commander with Google Play, run it, go to the root of the root system, then the system folder, find build.prop file, Click on it and wait until the menu appears.. Select the menu "Edit", find the line
ro statusbar. alwayshide = true
and replace it with
ro statusbar. alwayshide = false
Reboot and you will see a toolbar!