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Review: VidOn Quad Core XBMC Preinstalled with HD Audio Output 3D Smart Android TV Box


If you want the best remote for an android TV and a beautiful, but still powerful box, check out the VidoOn. I did struggle with some of the software but once I installed a clean version of Kodi on the box everything worked smoothly.

Pros:

  • Best remote I have ever used with an Android TV box
  • Beautiful design with a metal case
  • Powerful quad-core processor
  • External hard drives are supported up to 3 TB
  • Inexpensive compared to other Kodi devices

Cons:

  • My Rii i8+ keyboard did not work with the VidOn (Note: the touchpad did, but not the keyboard or quick buttons)
  • No 4K support
  • VidOn preinstalled Kodi version is still XBMC Gotham

Some features are only available with a $14.99/year subscription:

  • HD Audio Pass-through
  • Access to VidOn XBMC Pro
  • Blu-ray Menu Navigation

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The VidOn does lack 4K support, but if you don’t have a 4K TV why pay the extra cost for something you can’t use?

The Pro version of the VidOn is perfect for anyone who wants the HD Audio Pass-through or have a lot of Blu-ray ISO files laying around. So if having a digital copy of your Blu-rays is important to you the VidOn is the Android Box for you.

There is one big reason to get a VidOn box over many other Android/Kodi boxes; the VidOn box can work with a 3TB external hard drive, whereas other Kodi boxes I have tested top out at 2TB external hard drives. So, if you have a lot of content the extra 1TB of data could definitely be enough to make the VidOn the device for you.

In short, the Vidon has great hardware and an amazing remote. If you are looking for a cheap but powerful Android TV box you should check out the VidOn.

Specifications:

Operating System:Android 4.4

CPU Brands :AllWinner

CPU Model :A31S Cortex-A7

CPU Cores :Quad-core

GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2, Octa-core

Memory :1GB DDR3

Internal Storage :8GB

External Storage Capacity :Up to 3TB hard drive/USB host, can support up to 8 USB devices via USB Hub with separate power supply.(no card reader port)

Wifi Connectivity :802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz

Video Supported :M2TS, TS, MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, H264, MPEG2, RMVB, FLV, WMV, etc.

Audio Supported :AC3, DTS, MP3, PCM, etc.

Picture :JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, etc.

HDMI Port :Standard HDMI

HDMI Version :HDMI 1.4, up to 1080P

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  • paul josephs

    Thanks for the good work you are doing. I live in UK and we’ve never had pay TV in this house. At the moment we pay Virginmedia £31.75 per months for Internet only. We use freeview which is built in all TV these days. All the TV’s we have has all the major catchup services built in, both free and paid ones like iPlayer and Netflix. We also have 3 raspberry pi 2 running Kodi. For telephone, we use mobile and we also have a Linksys PAP2 connect to the router which allowed us to make very cheap calls over VoIP.
    I like these Android boxes and thinking of getting one. It could be very good if in your reviews you go into the settings menu and show us like what version of android they run and RAM and storage.
    Keep up the good work.
    Paul.

  • JANE MORE

    This Android box is very well,I like it very much.then I bought a iPazzPort Mini wireless portable keyboard with touchpad(KP-810-10LL) works for the box and android smart tv,to use more convenient!