MINIX NEO U9-H – Great TV Box! Super Fast!

Need a good android box ?then this is the one . Minix have got it right everything is made correct from the box to the remote even the software preloaded is very easy to use & just really looks great. The minix neo u9 -h is the newest model & definitely does not disappoint it runs on android marshmallow 6. 1 & has 2g ddr3 (32-bit) memory16g storage so enough room for plenty of apps. 0 up to 4k a great addition due to 4k being used more frequently than ever. It has 4 usb ports ethernet port & has to be connected to the tv using a hdmi cable. I my self use mine for kodi to watch stuff but you can research that your self. This model comes with the neo a3 wireless air mouse with a multimedia keyboard full qwerty six-axis gyroscope a must for navigating through kodi’s menu’s searching the web or various apps plus voice commands.

Say that the minix branded products are of a superior quality than many of the other cheeper models available. I have owned and tested quite a lot of android tv boxes and mini pc’s and can say that the minix branded products are of a superior quality than many of the other cheeper models available on amazon. This mini u9-h is excellent and really does a fantastic job running android, the whole system preforms flawlessly, this model uses a s912-h cpu processor that is one of the most powerful mobile processors out at the moment allowing for the general usage of the tv box to be quick without delay, it also comes with 2gb of ddr3 ram that is more than sufficient to run several applications simultaneously, for example you could play music whilst browsing the internet, something this tv box manages no problem. One of the big benefits of this android box is that it runs the latest android 6 out of the box, so because of this the google play store is fully compatible, there are thousands of games and applications freely available on the google play store, it is just like playing mobile and tablet games on your tv. As the tv box has a 2gb mali 820 gpu there is more than enough power to play some more graphically intensive games without lag. As with some other minix products i own, build quality is excellent, this unit has the same design as the mini windows pc i also own so it must be a common design minix use for their units. It is made from a matte non-reflective material that does feel very high quality, i like the fact that finger prints and dust are not attracted to the unit. The included remote control within the box works however it pretty basic, to make full use of this product i defiantly recommend the a3 remote, it has sensors within so you can use it to play all sorts of games, the a3 remote is also a matte type texture and really feels like a proper tv remote, high quality and sturdy. As with a lot of tv boxes nowadays, it does have support for 4k output that would look excellent on a 4k compatible display, myself i only have a 1080p screen however the image stills looks sharp and high quality.

Amlogic s912h processor, mali t-820 gpu, 2 gb ram, 16 gb storage“good thing come to those who wait”, my mother used to say. She also said, “if ifs and ands were pots and pans, the world would be a kitchen. ” she was full of pithy stuff like that. But in this case, she was right. The minix neo u9-h may not have released back when everybody else was flooding the market with s912 android boxes, but boy was it worth the wait. I’ve seen a half dozen or more of those early s912 releases and i’d be hard pressed to tell you any difference among them. They were faster than the last generation of boxes (kinda). They ran kodi 17 (until it crashed). Here are the specifications for the MINIX NEO U9-H:

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  • The Ultimate Home Theater Experience – Supports Wide Variety of Formats
  • Picture Perfect – 4K Ultra High Definition & High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support
  • Rich Cinematic Surround Sound – Dolby Digital Audio
  • Dual DRM Support – Play Ready 3.0 + Google Widevine Level 1
  • Gyroscopic Mouse with QWERTY Keyboard, Dedicated Multi-Media Playback Controls & Voice Input

I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting. Minix products feel well built and work. I have been setting up raspberry pi media streamers recently, as a feature in a sitting room or work area, this feels much more professional (but you do pay for it. )i have already reloaded kodi, and run a plex server, so this operates as a streamer for that and works very well. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting a 4k media device.

This is a quality box and the voice control on the a3 remote is a great improvement on the previous version. I can confirm that the following streaming apps are working fine:amazon prime, bbc iplayer, itv player, channel 4 on demand, channel 5, netflix hd(in 720)my past 3 boxes have all been minix and i have found that the support for these boxes to be great. I have got regular firmware updates and stability is hard to match, if you are fed up with cheap poor quality boxes that seem to lock up for no reason, try one of these.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • and I have to say it’s a fantastic product! I had considered the new T8 from
  • Quality product with good support
  • So good I bought another one!

If you are looking for an android box, look no further. The minix neo u9-h is up there with the best android tv boxes available on the market. I own an amazon fire tv box and the nvidia shield tv so i know what a good android tv box should perform like. If you do not wish to read the full review, i will summarise my experiences with minix u9-h for you. The u9-h is absolutely fantastic and has taken its place as my main tv box. It performs flawlessly, it is fast not only for video streaming (kodi, netflix etc. In full hd and 4k) but also for games, browsing the web and accessing the millions of apps available on the google playstore. If you are looking for an android tv box, look no further than the minix u9-h. If you want to know a little more about the box, please read on. The minix u9-h maintains the simple but stylish black box design as with previous minix models.

 nice stylish android tv box. Supports a wide variety of the most popular file formats, so you get the freedom to enjoy all your media from an array of sources on any tv, can download the apps online, watching video, playing games and so on. Neo u9-h is a smart streaming media player with64-bit octa-core media hub for android [2gb/16gb/4k/hdr. Neo u9-h’s innovative passive cooling solution prevents overheating no matter how strenuous the task, while operating in absolute silence. 1 os introduces adoptable storage; the ability to adopt external storage media to act like internal storage. Expand the built-in 16gb emmc internal storage on your neo u9-h simply by connecting a micro sd card or external hdd. ]

Great little media player that packs a punch in terms. Great little media player that packs a punch in terms of performance. Recently upgraded to new nvidia shield pro – however found it wasn’t as customizable and flexible as my old minix neo u1.

Perfect apart from the colour contrast. Everything works well with the box, easy to set up and a nice launcher theme to use. The only downfall with this product is watching movies or tv shows. Anything that is dark will show as completely black. I think this is something to do with the firmware and hope that it can be fixed by minix. Apart from that it’s amazing. Streams wonderfully easy, no buffering.

Dolby digital not available in netflix/amazon video. Purchased the neo u9-h when first available on amazon. Initial impression was very good, although some videos appeared very dark, but could be adjusted via av receiver. My main disappointment was audio output, although u9-h can handle dolby digital, when using netflix & amazon video apps both apps did not support dolby digital 5. I appreciate one of the main use could be for using kodi, not having 5. 1 audio with netflix/amazon video was a deal breaker, retuned the u9-h and purchased amazon fire tv (about 1/2 the price) and find this meets all my requirements.

Minix u9-hlet me start off by saying i have never used anything like this before and since i already owed a minix product, i thought it would be good to take a look at their latest release to see if they have kept up with similar quality of some of their other boxes. It was no surprise when i saw they had bringing both value, build quality and simplicity to the table once again. The u9-h is made from a mixture of tough plastic and metal (aluminium i believe) and has a very small foot print making it great for hooking up to the home tv or even a computer monitor. It comes with a range of accessories already in the box including a little controller which although its fairly sturdy and does the job, i still recommend purchasing one of their a2 or a3 controllers which i will be talking about further on in the review. Setup is a doddle and honestly one of the easiest to read instruction booklets i’ve ever seen actually so thumbs up on that. Minix supplies it with their own sort of android shell on top of android marshmellow 6. 1 but if your want to change it back to the normal android layout, its easy to do so.

And i have to say it’s a fantastic product. I had considered the new t8 from. I’ve had this for almost a week now, and i have to say it’s a fantastic producti had considered the new t8 from droid box, but as i had previously looked at the minix u1, i thought i’d give this a go after reading the many positive reviews. I definitely made the correct decision; it is absolutely lightning quick and very responsive. The layout is very intuitive with an apps page with all you would expect. Adding to them is a breeze with the playstore app. Kodi is pre installed, if that’s your thing, and i doubt you will find a box on the market that can handle it as well as this one. I went for the option of the additional a3 air mouse and i must say it is a quality remote. It has the look and feel of something you would expect from panasonic or sony. If you’re new to android boxes, i would say please don’t waste your money on cheap alternatives as you pay for what you get, and you would not regret this purchase.

So good i bought another one. I bought the neo u9-h after doing some research as for an android box that fully supports dolby/dts as i have it directly connected to my av amplifier. I returned my previous box (h96 pro +) in favour of this model and i am so happy that i made that choice. I have my movies on a nas connected via my gigabit lan network and now have glorious dolby/dts surround sound being passed through to my av amp (using kodi 17. 3 set up with an nfs share – no dubious addons – and mx player pro using various kodi test files). The picture quality is superb and the interface is snappy. I had an issue with the a3 air-remote not working well – i contacted customer services and a replacement unit was sent out immediately. I now have a new remote and love it – credit to john for providing great communication and excellent customer service. The remote is brilliant, well made and easy to use. I use it as my main remote rather than the basic one that is also provided.

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  1. Got my u9 brilliant service from amazon. Installed ares wizard on kodi then installed my usual build everything as normal except when i play i just get the sound and no picture???.
  2. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Got my u9 brilliant service from amazon. Installed ares wizard on kodi then installed my usual build everything as normal except when i play i just get the sound and no picture???.
    1. Quality product with good support. I purchased a cheaper high spec android tv for £50 back in july 2016 not minix. The unit would not update, the keyboard was not mapped correctly plus about four other problems, it went back. My son showed his minix box and recommended it. I looked at the u1 and also the u9. The u9 is more expense, but being able to output 4k hdr, i hope it is future proof and i am able to keep the box for a number of years. The picture quality is very good. Useful to have a device that can handle the h265 codec. H265 codec will product a file half the size of h264 codec with the same picture quality. I have only had minor problems with the u9 so far.
      1. Quality product with good support. I purchased a cheaper high spec android tv for £50 back in july 2016 not minix. The unit would not update, the keyboard was not mapped correctly plus about four other problems, it went back. My son showed his minix box and recommended it. I looked at the u1 and also the u9. The u9 is more expense, but being able to output 4k hdr, i hope it is future proof and i am able to keep the box for a number of years. The picture quality is very good. Useful to have a device that can handle the h265 codec. H265 codec will product a file half the size of h264 codec with the same picture quality. I have only had minor problems with the u9 so far.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    About every 20 minutes replaced hdmi cable with a better quality insulated one but still have this problem have. Picture turns green about every 20 minutes replaced hdmi cable with a better quality insulated one but still have this problem have e-mailed maker no response that’s why only 3 star’s.
  4. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    About every 20 minutes replaced hdmi cable with a better quality insulated one but still have this problem have. Picture turns green about every 20 minutes replaced hdmi cable with a better quality insulated one but still have this problem have e-mailed maker no response that’s why only 3 star’s.
    1. Ok but for not much more the shield is way better. I’ve been using a u9-h here for about a month now and my views on it are mixed. Overall i think it’s a great device and works a treat with their a3 remote (though for me the a2 lite i is better as it does away with the microphone and settings buttons in favour of mute and enter). I also have a fire tv2 but i’m overseas at the moment and the fire tv is useless to me since amazon haven’t updated it’s firmware to support the prime video international service they provide. Hence me needing yet another box – thanks amazon – you won’t catch me a second timemy findings with the u9-h so far:positives* good build quality* fast operating and works great with an air mouse remote like the a3 / a2 / a2 lite (you really need one of these)* stable with kodi 17. 1* uses the google play store and access to regular apps (not the more limited android tv or amazon offerings)* ota updates for firmware fixes* amlogic s912 octa core* 16gb memory* 2gb ram* runs android 6. 1 (adoptable storage)* suggested it will get android 7. 1* 4k support* dts support* good future proofing (but see below re android updates and the xe8)* cool / silent running* 802. 11ac 2 x 2 mimo dual-band wi-fi and gigabit ethernet* good wifi reception* dual drm support – play ready 3.
  5. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Ok but for not much more the shield is way better. I’ve been using a u9-h here for about a month now and my views on it are mixed. Overall i think it’s a great device and works a treat with their a3 remote (though for me the a2 lite i is better as it does away with the microphone and settings buttons in favour of mute and enter). I also have a fire tv2 but i’m overseas at the moment and the fire tv is useless to me since amazon haven’t updated it’s firmware to support the prime video international service they provide. Hence me needing yet another box – thanks amazon – you won’t catch me a second timemy findings with the u9-h so far:positives* good build quality* fast operating and works great with an air mouse remote like the a3 / a2 / a2 lite (you really need one of these)* stable with kodi 17. 1* uses the google play store and access to regular apps (not the more limited android tv or amazon offerings)* ota updates for firmware fixes* amlogic s912 octa core* 16gb memory* 2gb ram* runs android 6. 1 (adoptable storage)* suggested it will get android 7. 1* 4k support* dts support* good future proofing (but see below re android updates and the xe8)* cool / silent running* 802. 11ac 2 x 2 mimo dual-band wi-fi and gigabit ethernet* good wifi reception* dual drm support – play ready 3.
  6. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Upgraded from a minix neo 7 and this is way more advanced. Very easy to set up, and the system is very responsive. Love the design of the minix boxes. Connected through ethernet and have set up a wifi hotspot on the box which helps browse using other devices nearby, no lagging experienced at all so far. After a few ota updates it was ready to use (love the ease of the updates too) very pleased.
    1. Upgraded from a minix neo 7 and this is way more advanced. Very easy to set up, and the system is very responsive. Love the design of the minix boxes. Connected through ethernet and have set up a wifi hotspot on the box which helps browse using other devices nearby, no lagging experienced at all so far. After a few ota updates it was ready to use (love the ease of the updates too) very pleased.
  7. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A3, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote with Voice Input. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    J g humphrey, northallerton. I bought the minix neo u9-h and minix neo a3 lite because of the reputation of minix products. In fact, i am highly delighted to own the best product available for my streaming requirements. Everything is faultless and i know that the unrivalled minix support is available should i ever need help. If you are considering purchasing this product then do not hesitate to buy.
    1. J g humphrey, northallerton. I bought the minix neo u9-h and minix neo a3 lite because of the reputation of minix products. In fact, i am highly delighted to own the best product available for my streaming requirements. Everything is faultless and i know that the unrivalled minix support is available should i ever need help. If you are considering purchasing this product then do not hesitate to buy.
      1. Great dual pack at a fantastic price. Minix have done it again 5*’s.  this is my review for the neo u9-h + minix neo a3, 64-bit octa-core media hub for android, c/w [2gb/16gb/4k/hdr] and six-axis gyroscope remote with voice input. Sold directly by minix® technology limited. 90 as on 09/04/2017the items arrived in a cardboard box (recyclable), within it were the retail packaging for the u9-h and the a3 (also recyclable). The contents of the large box was:- a minix neo u9-h, ir remote control, hdmi 2. 0 cable, usb to micro usb cable, otg (on the go) cable, dual band wi-fi antenna, a 5 volt 3 amp power adaptor and an instruction booklet (in english, german & chinese). With the smaller having inside the a3 remote control itself complete with it’s instruction leaflet. (there are no batteries included)the instructions came across very clear and easy to understand for both items. The remote is well designed and sturdy – the sign of a real quality product. The front is well laid out and has 18 entry keys, flipping over you will find a qwerty keyboard, a novel idea, but a great one i think. At each side are the battery covers, under one of them you will find a small usb wireless dongle, this is how communication is achieved between the remote and a minix box. 2 x aaa batteries are required – one at each end and once the covers are back on and the usb dongle engaged, your then ready to go. Lets look around the edge of the u9-h media box.
  8. Great dual pack at a fantastic price. Minix have done it again 5*’s.  this is my review for the neo u9-h + minix neo a3, 64-bit octa-core media hub for android, c/w [2gb/16gb/4k/hdr] and six-axis gyroscope remote with voice input. Sold directly by minix® technology limited. 90 as on 09/04/2017the items arrived in a cardboard box (recyclable), within it were the retail packaging for the u9-h and the a3 (also recyclable). The contents of the large box was:- a minix neo u9-h, ir remote control, hdmi 2. 0 cable, usb to micro usb cable, otg (on the go) cable, dual band wi-fi antenna, a 5 volt 3 amp power adaptor and an instruction booklet (in english, german & chinese). With the smaller having inside the a3 remote control itself complete with it’s instruction leaflet. (there are no batteries included)the instructions came across very clear and easy to understand for both items. The remote is well designed and sturdy – the sign of a real quality product. The front is well laid out and has 18 entry keys, flipping over you will find a qwerty keyboard, a novel idea, but a great one i think. At each side are the battery covers, under one of them you will find a small usb wireless dongle, this is how communication is achieved between the remote and a minix box. 2 x aaa batteries are required – one at each end and once the covers are back on and the usb dongle engaged, your then ready to go. Lets look around the edge of the u9-h media box.
    1. Wow had some android tv boxes in the past but this minix neo-u9-h is the best one i have ever used. Very fast and responsive got everything on it i need. Lost for words it’s brilliant. Wish i had bought one before i got an android q box which lasted 3 months then i had to send it back faulty. Did a lot of research this time and after all the really good feedback from other people decided to go fot this minix neo-u9-h only just got it and so far very happy with it. You only get what you pay for as they say and this is it.
      1. Wow had some android tv boxes in the past but this minix neo-u9-h is the best one i have ever used. Very fast and responsive got everything on it i need. Lost for words it’s brilliant. Wish i had bought one before i got an android q box which lasted 3 months then i had to send it back faulty. Did a lot of research this time and after all the really good feedback from other people decided to go fot this minix neo-u9-h only just got it and so far very happy with it. You only get what you pay for as they say and this is it.