Develop MINIX NEO U1 Android 5 – Perfect Living Room Media Centre

I mainly use this for a plex server and it works great. I would of probably gone with something with more ram and a better cpu, but this is doing great so far.

If you know what you are doing or can follow easy on line instructions from youtube etc then you will find it easy to set up the variety of apps and if you are inclined to set up kodi it will handle it easily too. I used this to browse the web on tv with a full size wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s just like using a pc but much smaller and less intrusive. Performance wise i have never had a problem. Now all the other people in my family want onehighly recommended.

Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point. Only used a short while, works from the box so i was impressed there. Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point in time i’m well impressed. If i hit any snags i will return to this review and post 25/4/17. Here are the specifications for the Develop MINIX NEO U1 Android 5:

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  • MINIX NEO U1 Amlogic S905 Quad-Core Android 5.1.1 Google TV Box w/ 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM Hardware Decording 4Kx2K & Full 2160p H.265/HEVC
  • Android 5.1.1 TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Streaming Media Player Supports 4K, Kodi 16.0, 3D
  • Amlogic S905 Hardware Decoding 4Kx2K & Full 2160p H.265/HEVC, Gigabit Ethernet, 2*2 MIMO 802.11 AC Dual-band WIFI, Voltage protection, HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @60fps ,Bluetooth 4.1, Kensington lock
  • Comes with 3 USB port, Optical SPDIF port and Gigabit Ethernet, Support 4K2K UHD Video Playback, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.0, up to [email protected], support HDMI-CEC

Very good, alot better than expected. This product is extremely good, the postage time was very fast, package was posted on friday and arrived on monday, easy to setup, easy to connect to internet, wireless connection is very fast, streamed movies on the computer with no problems what so ever, will 100% recommend the box to friends/family and it saves so much room compared to the computers i have at home.

This is a really professionally built and supported android tv box. Regular updates keep it running smoothly. I’m happy i spent the extra on a quality product instead of buying a cheaper unit. . I can seamlessly stream all the movies and tv shows i desire. Thank you for building such a brilliant product.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Problems upgrading to Windows 10 Creator’s Update
  • Super little units
  • This is great piece of kit

Very good, alot better than expected. This product is extremely good, the postage time was very fast, package was posted on friday and arrived on monday, easy to setup, easy to connect to internet, wireless connection is very fast, streamed movies on the computer with no problems what so ever, will 100% recommend the box to friends/family and it saves so much room compared to the computers i have at home.

Very nice lightweight device. Could do with 1 more usb port to power speakers.

This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.

Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point. Only used a short while, works from the box so i was impressed there. Using 19’hdtv as monitor great picture. As a basic user at this point in time i’m well impressed. If i hit any snags i will return to this review and post 25/4/17.

This is a great tv box, as i have had this for just over a year now. It plays everything i throw at it, and works solidly. The keyboard remote is a big plus, especially the mouse button. I would recommend buying one of these.

If you know what you are doing or can follow easy on line instructions from youtube etc then you will find it easy to set up the variety of apps and if you are inclined to set up kodi it will handle it easily too. I used this to browse the web on tv with a full size wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s just like using a pc but much smaller and less intrusive. Performance wise i have never had a problem. Now all the other people in my family want onehighly recommended.

I purchased this one as it was recommended by the tvaddons website in their hardware review section. This is the second media streamer that i have purchased over the last couple of weeks. (previous device was the scishion v99). The last one was a present for someone, and this one is for me. Similar to my previous review, there are a plethor of these devices, so have a look around. I purchased this one as it was recommended by the tvaddons website in their hardware review section. This is slightly more expensive than the previous device i purchased, but i think it is worth the extra cost. Technically the previous media player had a slightly improved processor, but the rest was pretty much the same spec. 64bit, 16 gb emmc hard drive and 2gb ddr3 ram. This device come with android 5 (instead of the latest version 6 like some of the latest streamers and the previous device).

Items arrived on time, packaging was very good and the computers were easy to set up. These were bought for my grandchildren and were the perfect size to fit on their desks next to their tv’s (doubled up as their monitors) software and apps were easy to install and the computers themselves sit their and perform in total silence. Really think that these are great bits of kit and would recommend to anyone. Grandchildren are over the moon, and so are their parents, as they hardly seem them anymore lol .

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  1. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Lovely product, and super-fast service. Minix is compact solution for your tv mostly, i don’t believe it can replace the speed of a pc but for your tv it will work guys.
  2. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Lovely product, and super-fast service. Minix is compact solution for your tv mostly, i don’t believe it can replace the speed of a pc but for your tv it will work guys.
    1. It’s ok seems to work as intened. Just need to work ourt how to get skype to work properly.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    It’s ok seems to work as intened. Just need to work ourt how to get skype to work properly.
    1. Problems upgrading to windows 10 creator’s update. This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
      1. Problems upgrading to windows 10 creator’s update. This is a nifty device and feels perfectly responsive for web browsing and other lightweight tasks. One problem i encountered though was that it was really difficult to upgrade to “windows 10 creator’s update”. The c: drive just didn’t have enough space, even after uninstalling all programs and deleting everything, and this made the update fail. The other problem is that the boot partition was too small to support the upgrade. I found technical workarounds for both of these issues but it is not at all straightforward. Overall, i think they skimped just a little too much on disk capacity. I mount the documents and downloads directories to my nas, and you can add a second usb hdd to the usb3 port.
  4. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.
    1. Not very powerful, but more than enough for multimedia and movie streaming, bought two of those.
      1. Perfect living room media centre. Replacing a large, traditional style media centre in my living room – this is perfect for streaming from the internet, via dlna etc. Proper windows os, so could be used as a basic pc for work functions too.
  5. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Perfect living room media centre. Replacing a large, traditional style media centre in my living room – this is perfect for streaming from the internet, via dlna etc. Proper windows os, so could be used as a basic pc for work functions too.
    1. Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
  6. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Great little box and keyboard. Peacefully quiet and seems to perform well so far.
  7. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    Worked perfectly out of the box first time, up and running in around 2/3 minutes.
    1. Worked perfectly out of the box first time, up and running in around 2/3 minutes.
  8. This review is from : MINIX NEO U1 Android 5.1.1 Smart TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-core Cortec-A53 Supports 4K Mini PC

    I needed a better wi-fi connection than my laptop could provide in my caravan. Fixed this high up on the wall and used wireless keyboard and mouse – fast and great wi-fi.
    1. I needed a better wi-fi connection than my laptop could provide in my caravan. Fixed this high up on the wall and used wireless keyboard and mouse – fast and great wi-fi.
      1. Small and portable media device. Small and suitable for windows media server, couldn’t get linux to play. Hence the loss of a star, otherwise a great little box that can be easily carried around and used with a 12 volt supply, even in your car, or caravan.
  9. Small and portable media device. Small and suitable for windows media server, couldn’t get linux to play. Hence the loss of a star, otherwise a great little box that can be easily carried around and used with a 12 volt supply, even in your car, or caravan.