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MK808 Dual Core Android 4.1 Jelly Bean TV BOX Rockchip RK3066 Cortex-A9 Stick $59.99 Shipped

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i know it looks very "similar" to another deal which is currently active:
http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/81769

however, this one is MK808 which is said to be far better than UG802.

I am not sure if this MK808 is same as "that" MK808 (http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/81260)
anyone knows´╝č

anyway, the one sold on http://www.geekbuying.com/ is cheaper than the one from http://lightake.com/ by a couple of dollars.

so, your choice! and let me know if they are same, which one is better? i want to place the order myself.

the coupon code takes $3 off.

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    Should be the same as that sold by Lightake except the Lightake unit comes with the original 1 Amp power supply and Geekbuying give a better 2Amp power supply adaptor. But that's irrelevant since they're both US power plugs anyway.

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      but i notice one cpu is faster than the other (1.2ghz vs 1.6ghz), although both are 3066. typo?

      • +1 vote

        The processor is actually a 1.6ghz processor. However the current Jellybean firmware has the CPU underclocked at 1.2GHz.

        I believe the manufacturer was going to or has released ICS firmware utilising the maximum CPU speed. Don't know if there'll be a Jellybean firmware update that will do the same.

        EDIT: Looks like there is a Jellybean firmware update available. The steps look simple to follow.
        http://blog.geekbuying.com/index.php/2012/09/28/mk808-mini-p...

        Both stores are probably trying to clear their stock then to make way for stock with the latest firmware already installed.

    • +3 votes

      I trick I use with US power plugs for this sort of thing - you will usually find the plugs are in place independently housed in the plastic. If you use a set of pliers, set them at the base of the power prong (one at a time) and give it a small rotation - WHALLA! - it is now an Australian power supply (so long as it works on 240 volts). Rotates in the plastic and is held in place nicely.

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        Legend ! :)

      • +4 votes

        Unsafe, isn't it? Just buy an adapter.

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        HAHA…. I also do this and its safe. I find that the cheap adapters provided are crap as the plug falls out all the time unless you tape it

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        I've never had a problem doing this either. Some will twist in the plastic, some will twist the pins. A shonkier way of doing it (with no twisting) (for US plugs) is to jam it into a kettle cord plug.

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        can you please elaborate with some pictures included

        Are you saying you just rotate the prongs? How does that work? Does it somehow switch the voltage?

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    i thought it's tablet at first sight

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      me too~~

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    Same

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    Can u still use USB power from the TV since it needs more than 1amp?

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      It might work for the short term but actually cause damage after a while if it is trying to draw too much current consistently. I'm no expert, but I wouldn't risk it if it really needs 2 amps and the TV USB is 1 amp or even the standard 500mA.

  • +2 votes

    As a video media player connected to a usb external HDD, which is better? This or a WD live?

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    Where do you enter the coupon code?

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    Any thoughts on how this will work with the android NBA.TV app? All I won't is something to watch the NBA with on my plasma that doesn't involve hooking up a laptop. Damn you Logitech Revue!

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    No wifi n?

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      Depends where you look, the specs on some sites say its B, G, N, but geek buying does not list it as N.

      Its probably N.

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        I wouldn't be so sure, after rummaging around the interwebs, it seems most of these Android sticks are only b/g.

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        I believe it's technically capable of N standard but is being held up by the firmware again. Looking through forums it seems many have had problems getting wireless N to work.

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      The current firmware has the wifi limited to 65Mb, a new firmware is due any day but not sure if it will fix it.

      I'm also hoping they fix the webcam & USB audio, it worked on the UG802.

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    How would it go with Justin.TV?

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    I saw this one on DX, and whilst being mildly more expensive, it seems technically better. Suspiciously good CPU though?

    http://dx.com/p/gemini-s1-android-4-0-cortex-a9-dual-core-go...

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      Edited
      So are these Cortex A9 Dual Cores are better than Rockchip RK3066 Dual Core?

      The one at DX got ICS - hence the CPU speed is 1.6GHz I guess? (as per linni's comment above, JB underclocks the CPU unless you update the firmware)

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    Can this be used to watch ABC iView via the web?

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      I think iView requires flash, which JB doesn't have by default, but as Scotty said yesterday you can get the flash apk off XDA developers and it runs fine. I did hear that iView are making an Android app but not sure of the details.

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    Anyone that has one of these sort of things, it has one USB which you would use for the wireless controller, as it doesnt come with a controller. does this mean you need to unplug this to watch somehitng on a USB drive or load everything on a micro SD?

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      You can use a powered USB hub to add USB ports.

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    This could be a stupid question.

    Is this better than WD or other Media players (with manufacturer specific firmware) available on the marktet?

    Some say the that there are problems with the Wifi. Has anyone got this unit can give us a feedback pleas?

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    You can't root, or do anything with this model, wifi problems, and the screen stretches.

    The latest firmware brought back ADB, but it still isn't customisable.

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    Does anyone know if it supports Google Play and App installation such as XBMC?

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    Anybody got any feedback/thoughts on the bundled Lenovo keypad?

  • -1 vote

    I was looking at a tablet from another deal and came upon this

    http://zzkko.com/two-android-tv-box.html

    It's $40 here, so 20 cheaper.

    However, I don't know how trustworthy this site is as I have never used it.

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      The problem with this one is that its the MK802, and this model has many bugs, such as heating, freezing and poor wifi, and many unhappy buyers of the product, the MK808 is much better and improved on.

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    Ahh looks potentially interesting, but will this be able to recognize my Keyboard (Logitech Review)?

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