MINIX NEO 4K Android TV Box

Last updated: August 5, 2019

MINIX NEO 4K Android TV Box

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Product Details

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the MINIX NEO 4K Android TV Box placed 7th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Immerse yourself in the ultimate home theater experience with MINIX NEO U9-H. NEO U9-H 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. With up to 60 frames of video per second (fps), NEO U9-H delivers smooth, responsive, crystal-clear picture quality. Connect NEO U9-H to a 4K TV and delight in the seamless visual rush of 4K Ultra HD with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. NEO U9-H accomplishes new heights of picture performance with full HDR10 support. HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology widens the colour spectrum, displaying brighter whites and deeper blacks, accentuati g the contrast to create a more natural, vibrant viewing experience. With more and more HDR10 content being served, this truly is the future of TV. NEO U9-H brings the full-theater sound to your living room. Fully licensed Dolby Audio delivers unsurpassed, vibrant sound quality that brings your entertainment to life. Say goodbye to buffering, stuttering or freezing. Thanks to its 802.11ac 2 x 2 MIMO Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet, NEO U9-H makes streaming what you love easy. Licensed support for both Microsoft Play Ready 3.0 and Google Widevine Level 1. NEO U9-H’s implementation of these two Digital Rights Management schemes offers enhanced content protection essential for certain streaming services. Easily control your MINIX NEO U9-H with NEO A3 wireless air mouse. Enjoy the convenience of voice input when using the built-in microphone, giving you immediate access to information and content.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Without doubt, the Minix U9-H is a superb Ultra HD media player with faultless playback of all of our test files.
MINIX NEO U9-H is solidly built and comes supplied with a highly intuitive Metro interface and the “air mouse” that is basically a wireless gyroscopic mouse, which allows for easy controlling of the on-screen pointer and also offers a handy keyboard on its back.
Videos loaded quickly and played without lag. I couldn’t get 4K playback to work, but even in 1080p, the picture looked sharp with no digital artifacts.
Firmware and hardware well tuned.
Another unique feature is the remote control. It has a built-in gyroscope controlled mouse. This allows for finer control of the menu options inside the software. Just point and shoot.

What reviewers didn't like

Some HDMI handshake issues.
Although this box set supports both 4K and HDR10 content, its Netflix, Amazon Prime, and similar-type services streaming is limited to only a full HD resolution, which is great but still can be somewhat disappointing if you own a 4K TV and want to enjoy in each of its benefits fully.
Still, videos loaded quickly and in decent enough HD quality – still no 4K support, however.
While the new version does support voice input, I’ve found that sometimes it just doesn’t pick-up what I’m saying if there is loud background noise. It also confuses words sometimes and I’m forced to enter it in manually.
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