MINIX NEO U9-H : Quality android box

I would recommend this product. I have previously struggled with other boxes to play all variety of file formats but i can confirm this box is adept. The 5 ghz connection to my wi-fi also allows a very fast (>400 mbps) connection to my home network router without limitations of power-line av and inherent delays in ping and drop outs. The box was easy to use from first setup.

Bought one in july for upstairs and runs brilliant so bought one for downstairs. Better than standard android box no lagging and box always updates the air mouse is a must. Great box spend that bit more you will not be disappointed.

After the problems i had with the nvidia shield turning itself off all the time, i was looking around for a new android box. Reading the reviews for this minix box and it’s capabilities, i decided on this one. I’ve had it a couple of weeks now and been very impressed. It’s just as quick as the nvidia shield and allows more customisable home screens etc. The downloading of apps couldn’t be simpler, and the most popular apps are already installed. It’s stable and gets regular firmware updates from minix. It’s well built and the keyboard on the back of the remote makes entering text so much easier.

After having to return one of the cheaper boxes i’d bought because there was a problem with the box responding to the remote i decided to try the minix neo u9 and very glad i did. The u9 is a high spec compact box which comes complete with all the cables required and all the appropriate connections. A small standard remote is included which is very easy to use but i purchased it with the a2 double sided remote which incorporates a keyboard on making it a lot easier than using the on-screen popup keyboard. There is an option of connect via wifi or ethernet and chose the cable option so i could site the box on a shelf under the tv. Once connected to my system it worked a treat, the is ui easy to use and with a very fast response time – far quicker than the previous box even when it was working okay. There are plenty of pre-installed apps and many more available via the google play store. I’m mainly using netflix, youtube and the iplayers and all so far have worked perfectly. As this is my first media box i’m looking forward to exploring all that is possible via the u9. Bottom line is it’s a great box which is well put together, easy to use and excellent value for money – i would recommend this to anybody who is planning on upgrading or like me buying their first media box.

Features of MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A2 Lite, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

The Ultimate Home Theater Experience –

Well i had the minix neo u1. It was a great box did everything i required. I bought another box for bedroom from competitor but every time i tried to put a kodi fork on it threw me out. I’d heard that minix was bringing out the new neo u9-h but no time scale. Well it’s here i bought it and i am so glad i did,it works great. I have downloaded all my favorites,no buffering, slightly quicker than the u1. It’s a great bit of kit very light but also very substantial. I would recommend it to anyone. One bit of advise get the neo a2 handset with it. It’s a must, and cheaper it you buy them together.

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. There’s no real malware or bloatware readily installed on the device like some of the other similar boxes on the market, there is maybe a few fairly un-useful apps but apart from that its just the basics. Gaming is also very capable on this thanks to its separate gpu and 8 core cpu, allowing it to run android like a dream, very quick and fast, i have yet to experience any lag or freezing.

I bought this package deal as i wanted the minix tv box with theneo a2 lite remote. I read the reviews an decided to give this brand a go. This is a very powerful android tv box with a very fast 8 core cpu and the a2 remote is actually a wireless mouse and is very accurate. I enjoy watching movies, playing games. I can actually do work on this too, by installing word and excel and attaching a keyboard. This is not just a tv box, it is a powerful android pc and you can do literally everything on it. Great buy, highly recommend.

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To put it simply, you get what you pay for when buying a device of this kind and minix never fails to deliver. I wouldn’t look elsewhere, the minix boxes are absolutely flawless and the neo u9-h is no different. From the moment you open the package the quality oozes through. Simple instructions accompanied by the few parts you need to connect and away you go. You can literally have the box up and running within a matter of minutes. 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.

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. It looks exactly the same as my minix windows 10 platform.

Most excellent box i have used and i’ve used a few . This box runs without fault and the support is amazing. Very impressed with the updates to the os that come through and keep things running smooth. Unlike other boxes that are not supported. This fact alone makes it a must buy.

Picture Perfect –

Great box would benefit from the remote being back lit.

Speedy delivery great product.

Very reliable box, easy to use, fast, excellent support with over the air firmware updates to keep the box up to date, this is my fourth minix box, never had a problem with any of them, would definitely recommend them and the a2 controller which is a big upgrade on the stock remote.

Rich Cinematic Surround Sound –

The box is very nippy, works out of a box, is small and has all necessary sockets. Remote works brilliantly and with kodi preinstalled you can start watching things immediately. Hdmi cec support is really nice too. 16gb of storage comes handy as it’s android based so you can install quite a few apps. Haven’t tried any games though as i need to buy a suitable controller. Tried to root it but box is still quite new so no instructions are available yet (march 2017). But generally speaking good laptop / tv pc replacement.

Having purchased the previous incarnation the x8 h plus, i had been very pleased not just how it had performed but the quality of the device as well, the build quality, the technical support via o. A updates i knew what i got is what i am paying for. So when i first found out that minix was releasing a new box with a new chipset (s912) octa-core & running with android marshmallow 6. 1 operating system i knew what my next upgrade would be, don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of life left still in the x8 h plus but for the purposes of streaming i wanted something with more longetivity. When it had arrived it was as much as the same as my older box in looks but once i had powered it up, the menu was much the same, for me i’ve kept with their own minix launcher on the home screen (see pics) the only difference was that now the power button was on the main menu as to restart/shutdown or the sleep function which saved me going into the apps screen. First thing was to connect it to my wifi & set the picture quality settings to my tv, i did buy a separate, better quality hdmi 2. 0 lead just to get the most out of my box than the one that came with it.

Dual DRM Support –

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 2.2 cm ; 240 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
  • Item model number: NEO-U9-H-A2-Lite
  • ASIN: B06X186PRW

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  1. Wanted this as a replacement for a windows 10 pc. It is very frustrsting to use because of its slow speed and the remote does not work with some games. Was hoping to use it for steering but does not work with bbr.
  2. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A2 Lite, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Wanted this as a replacement for a windows 10 pc. It is very frustrsting to use because of its slow speed and the remote does not work with some games. Was hoping to use it for steering but does not work with bbr.
    1. Spent 3 hours trying to get this set up and accept my details, wouldn’t recognise my password, returned.
  3. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A2 Lite, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Spent 3 hours trying to get this set up and accept my details, wouldn’t recognise my password, returned.
    1. Unfortunately the experience wasn’t too goodthe a2 lite gyro remote did not work at all even after trying lot of things off your forum site it seems a lot of other people have the same issue?the neo u9 h i had to reset twice as it kept freezing, then it would not hold my wireless connection plus when i finally got round to playing back my 1024p hd files i could not get the software to playback the films smoothly even after forcing the settings correctly in kodi5 hours later its boxed back up and returnedi did contact the company and they were willing to give me a discount for a replacement but i decided not to go ahead, i am sure this machine will be fine for other users but it wasn’t for mei was going to replace this for my ageing wd tv live box but i will keep it a bit longer it may be slow to boot up but it plays flawlessly anything i throw at it.
  4. This review is from : MINIX NEO U9-H + MINIX NEO A2 Lite, 64-bit Octa-Core Media Hub for Android [2GB/16GB/4K/HDR/XBMC] and Six-Axis Gyroscope Remote. Sold Directly by MINIX® Technology Limited.

    Unfortunately the experience wasn’t too goodthe a2 lite gyro remote did not work at all even after trying lot of things off your forum site it seems a lot of other people have the same issue?the neo u9 h i had to reset twice as it kept freezing, then it would not hold my wireless connection plus when i finally got round to playing back my 1024p hd files i could not get the software to playback the films smoothly even after forcing the settings correctly in kodi5 hours later its boxed back up and returnedi did contact the company and they were willing to give me a discount for a replacement but i decided not to go ahead, i am sure this machine will be fine for other users but it wasn’t for mei was going to replace this for my ageing wd tv live box but i will keep it a bit longer it may be slow to boot up but it plays flawlessly anything i throw at it.