Matricom? G-Box MX2 Dual Core XBMC Android 4.2 TV Box + Special Edition XBMC

Matricom? G-Box MX2 Dual Core XBMC Android 4.2 TV Box + Special Edition XBMC

Product Description

About G-Box Midnight MX2:

The G-Box Midnight MX2 by Matricom brings high performance HD streaming from the internet and local media to your TV. The powerful dual core MX processor with the Mali-400 3D graphics engine provides stellar performance for high definition video playback. XBMC runs smoothly with 1080p hardware decoding from local media and your favorite XBMC streaming add-ons.

More Features than Roku and Apple TV Combined

Looking for more than just a simple streaming box? The MX2 does it all. Running the full Android 4.2.2 OS gives you the ability to run virtually any Android app on your TV. Streaming just happens to be only one of the many things that the MX2 is really great at.

Automatic Online Updating:

Over-the-air updating ensures the latest software and brings the newest updates and bug fixes for Android and XBMC to your device seamlessly.

G-Box Midnight MX2 Specifications:

* Amlogic A9 Dual Core Neon HD CPU
* Mali400 Dual Core High Performance 3D GPU
* 1GB RAM (DDR3)
* 8GB Total Internal Storage
* USB Storage Extendable (Flash Drives/HDD)
* SD Storage Extendable (Up to 32GB!)
* 802.11b/g/n internal Wifi
* HDMI v1.4 video output
* 10/100 Ethernet Port
* Coaxial SPDIF Digital Audio Output (Surround Sound)
* Composite Audio/Video Out
* 4x USB 2.0 Ports
* Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean installed
* Supports Wireless USB Keyboard/Mouse
* Google Play Store installed

G-Box Midnight MX2 Support:

This device is manufacturerd by Matricom and features a 1yr extensive device warranty. Support is available online by Matricom and through the G-Box community.

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Five Stars, October 28, 2014
great box

Best box ever, October 28, 2014
I got my box within a week from the order date. It came with everything it said in the description.
Now out of the box it had firmware version 1.1.6 which had problems updating, so I had to manually update it 1.2. The description on amazon says it can play 1080p videos which is not entirely true. This box cannot play 1080p videos while android is installed. I like tinkering with devices so I researched and got the Linux version for this device on the matricom website. After installing it I was able to choose from 720p to 1080p including 1080i.
Apart from the technicalities of it being able to play 1080p or not,this box is good. The videos that are in HD quality plays in HD quality.
I would definitely recommend this box to any one who is looking for a way to cancel cable. This box also has allot of technical support which is a plus for me.

Not enough processing speed, October 28, 2014
Returned the box because it was to slow. It took forever to move from screen to screen. If you have all day to play around with this then it is great. I was looking for something with more power.

Great little box, October 27, 2014
Great little box. Just to use it to watch tons of movies and new one's alone will pay for itself . The price of the gbox is equivalent to a family of 4 going to see just 2 movies in theatre. Popcorn is extra.

Five Stars, October 26, 2014
Loves.

Five Stars, October 26, 2014
Good one.

Did I mention frustrating?, October 26, 2014
I would love to give this a better review but it's the most frustrating thing I've ever owned. Half the time it works half the time it doesn't. It takes forever to get movies/shows running. It drives me insane!! It is insanely not user friendly and unless you are extremely computer savey, good luck.

The Best!!!!, October 26, 2014
Fast shipping and great product!!! Will def buy again!!!!!

likes to freeze,crash & reboot and out of the blue for no reason (see edits at bottom of review), October 25, 2014
When it works..it works ok..most of my problems are with the xbmc version on here..in my first week i have experienced numerous crashes, automatic reboots..just plain freezing up..at a rate of about 2 out of every 4 times i use it...thats 50% of the time it does not work correctly or has a problem that requires me to reboot from the menu or a hard reboot when its froze up.....,addons sometimes are empty or dont work right till i reboot..sometimes have to reboot twice..

.the xbmc I have on my laptop and phone do not do any of this so that tells me right there the root and cause of the problem is the "custom xbmc forked by Matricom" that is loaded on this device.....also a TON of android apps that i use regularly on my phone and tablets all say NOT COMPATIBLE with this device!! seriously? why?

the only reason i gave 2 stars instead of 1 is because it does work SOME of the time..would I recommend this device to friends of mine?...after what I have experienced? ABSOLUTELY NO WAY IN THE WORLD WOULD I RECOMMEND IT..I would recommend they try another device by someone else instead

EDIT:10/25/14... 4 hours after writing this review..this piece of crap now wont load or play any add on channels despite several restarts after locking up yet again..needed 3 reboots just to get xbmc to fricken open and load correctly.I am just about done..this crap is about to get returned...i highly advice you to avoid this poorly done software in this piece of crap

EDIT:10/27/14... got up this morning to watch live tv on gbox..over the next 4 hours..it crashed and restarted at least 4 times..once it did it twice in a row...it crashed and exited to all apps page 3 different times...and it froze up completely at least once the skystreamx4 quad core box for roughly twice the price is looking better and better

EDIT 10/28/14.....So luck was good for matricom this week..the Skystreamx4 I was planning to order then return this crappy buggy gbox for refund.....went on backorder this week after supplies ran dry...so I looked around a bit and after finding and loading the TVMC version (another more stable PRECONFIGURED AND PRELOADED version of xbmc)..I must say it is much more stable than the Matricom version and since using it crashes are almost completely gone now..it loads separately on the app side and you can install it even with another xbmc installed as they dont share any files and are separate installs..I set tvmc up with a different LIVE TV pvr client than the matricom one so now I have access to many more live tv streams as all playlists differ in what is available and what works or wont..for instance..one live tv has 300 channels and 85% work, BUT maybe 20 is all youd be intersted in watching...on the other xbmc live tv has 1300 channels and probably 65% work and most of those are foreign language shows listed in the US channels wich is extremely aggravating..but it has OWN and oxygen and a few others i cant find anywhere else...I will up my review to 3 stars because the forked by matricom xbmc still sucks (it crashed and rebooted 1st time i tried to use just a minute ago)but the ability to sideload another more stable xbmc version from someone else along side it that i can use instead just made this Gbox actually usable for me.

Overall performace is slow and annoying. When streaming content the audio is out of ..., October 24, 2014
Overall performace is slow and annoying. When streaming content the audio is out of sync even when I tweaked audio settings.