I reviewed Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 Android set-top box about a month ago, and I was pretty happy with the device with regards to performance, stability, and XBMC support. During my initial review, Wi-Fi was really excellent, the best, by far, I had seen in the dozen of devices I had tested, although an upgrade to my router firmware somehow changed that. This is also one the rare device that will support OTA firmware update. There were still some problems in the firmware I tested: some videos could not play, composite output did not work…, but overall I find it’s a pretty good device. The company also seems committed to fix issues, as they even have a public bug tracking system for the MX2. If you plan to use Android app, and not only XBMC, the IR remote provided may not be the ideal input device, and you’ll probably need to either connect a wireless keyboard or mouse, run DroidMote in the device and your smartphone, or get a “fly mouse“.
Matricom recontacted me to ask if I would be interested in doing a giveaway for my readers. I asked for 3 set-top boxes, and they agreed. The contest is open to all, but shipping will only be free to the US, and winners who can not provide a US mailing address will be asked cover for shipping expenses $29 US payable via Paypal.
There are three ways to enter the contest with one G-Box midnight MX2 awarded for each:
Comment on this post below[Update: 72 comments, random.org returned 2, the winner is Petrut Popa] Retweet if you want to win with #mx2giveaway tag.[Update: The winner is renw0rp] Comment in that Facebook post.[Update: Kerry won the Facebook contest]
Other rules are as follows:
- You can enter all 3 contests, or only one or two.
- Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address. I’ll probably also discard twitter and facebook entries made with newly created account.
- I’ll run the twitter contest for 1 day until Tuesday 10am, Facebook for 2 days until Wednesday 10am, and comments for 3 days until Thursday 10am. Times are provided for Bangkok timezone.
- Winners will be selected with random.org
- I’ll contact the winners by email, twitter or facebook, and send an email to Matricom in order to arrange shipment by Fedex. Winners have to answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another one.
In case you’ve already bought a G-Box Midnight MX2 via Amazon, and would like to get one for your friends or family, Matricom also launched a program called “Review the MX2, and get a free MX2”. You’ll have to upload a video review to YouTube (3 minutes or more) in order to get another device. Check details here.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Looks great! Wouldn’t mind trying this out as I don’t have a dedicated XBMC device yet.
I would love to win one of these wonderful boxes… Gbox + XBMC would be a great combo !!
Count me in. Looks like a nice device.
Well that looks promising indeed…
please do count me in also…
Thank you in advance…
I would love one of those..
the best set top box for my needs to far
Looks nice, does anyone know if it possible to get fullhd resolution/quality for Netflix android app? Last time tried with UG802 there was no possibility to change resolution/quality for video.
This looks cool. Count me in.
I would like one too.
count me in as well 🙂
Hey, I would love to get it.
I don’t have twitter or facebook, so it seems I’m excluded from Matricom’s nefarious attempt at guerilla marketing :p
Count me in too! 😀
Ok .. Lets us if its my lucky day 🙂
I found it funny to read at “2nd box” giveaway a section titled “How do I know I’ll really get a FREE MX2?” – as if they asked in return not to post a review of device on youtube, but doing something bad ;-).
Otherwise, Bug Genie software they use for their bugtracker is pretty slick. It’s open-source and I haven’t heard about it, so I already got something out if it.
me me over here
I’m in, thanks !!
Cool device. I’m in.
Count me in! I bet all my chips on this post, because FB and TW aren’t for me.
It would be nice to test this device.
Thanks for the entry. Looks like a great device.
I would love to get one !
Send one over to me and I’ll gladly pay for the shipping 😉
Good luck to everyone.
Hello guys. Hey Jean. I wish I win this 😀
This one for sure fits with my Sony projector (which currently has no signal source..). I’ll be happy to win this one!
I’m in, thank you !
I wouldn’t mind winning this device.
I would like one too
I’m in! Thanks in advance.
This would be awesome. Thanks for the importunity.
I’m up for this, Thank you kind sir!
I have been thinking about ordering one, does not seem like anything better will be coming out soon.
Looks like something nice to try out XBMC on
I’d really like to win this product and I like your blog
I’m in. Nice action.
Is it okay if I already own one ? i love it and want another 4 free!! 🙂
I’d love to have this. Thank you very much!
Looks good, Thank you.
nice blogs! long time reader, first time commenter, but in 4 1 shot!:)
Thanks! I hope to get one of these!
Hahaha, what a lot of comments. Cool. BTW: I want one too!
Sicne im probably the only one here that already owns one Ill try to answer it for you. The Netflix that comes with it is a little outdated. I installed the one from the Play Store and it works 10 times better. The resolution is great. You can change the resolution right from the Netflix website also. Hope that helps.
Looking into getting one if I dont win this one!!
XBMC for the win…would love to have one of these… =)
This sounds terrific! Please submit my entry!
Count me in!
i have couple android box but non seem to work correctly, included those that use mxplayer as an external player, some movie link, host cannot not be play. Want to see if G-box can do better.
Count me un
I am using a Tronsmart MX908 and it does a pretty good job with XBMC. I’d love to compare this device and then post a comparison review.
I’m interested! This could be the motivation I need to finally replace my original xbox with a modern media player.
This could be the motivation I need to finally replace my original xbox with a modern media player!
Nice competition. Thanks!
Seen some good reviews of this device, please count me in. Thanks.
I want one too! Thanks!
Hope to be lucky just one time !
Looks quite nice!
Would make a nice player with my new TV
Been waiting on a dual core box…I’m in.
Looks great! hope to win it 😉
I would like to win one Cause I am looking for media center device for my new home. Thanks anyway 🙂
Can’t wait to test one of those shiny set-top boxes! I hope to get lucky this time!
I only have basic cable… HELP!!!
I’d love to have this
Crossing my fingers on this one for my TV… 😉
Thank you for your previous review – I think, I will buy this device. I have UG802 dongle but this device looks much more interesting. But …. if there is a chance for getting one free, I will wait with buying 😉 Maybe I will be the lucky boy 😀 Regards, Tomas
Somebody’s got to win it, right?
Let me be the one 🙂
The true test would be to have a guy in his late 50’s, who still remembers black and white tv, having to turn the antenna to improve reception and worse of all, actually get up off the couch to change channels, evaluate it and determine if it’s as easy as plug-n-play. I happen to know such a fellow. 🙂
I’m in for this. Thank you.