I’ve just received two new devices from theatertvbox.tv, namely Jynxbox Android M6 and Jynxbox Live. Both are Android media player, with the former being a more traditional AMLogic AML8726-MX based Android TV Box with XBMC, and the later being an Internet media streamer based on Rockchip RK3066 that focuses on playing online content from services such as Hulu or Netflix. Today, I’ll start with listing specifications, and showing some unboxing pictures and videos for both players, and write a complete detailed review, at least for the M6, in a few days.
Jynxbox Android M6
The device’s specifications are somewhat similar to other AML8627-MX boxes such as Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2 or Tronsmart Prometheus:
- SoC – AMLogic AML8726-MX dual core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.5GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 4GB NAND flash + microSD/SDHC slot (up to 32GB)
- Video Output – HDMI 1.3 and CVBS (Composite)
- Audio Output – HDMI, Stereo RCA (via CVBS jack)
- Video Playback – Up to 1080p @ 720p resolution. Containers: AVI, RM/RMVB, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4, /WEBM, DAT(VCD format), VOB(DVD format), MPEG, MPG, FLV, ASF, TS, TP, 3GP
- Audio Formats – MP3, WMA, WMV, APE, OGG, FLAC, ACC
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Misc – IR sensor
- Dimensions – 85 x 85 x 21 mm
- Weight – About 170 grams
The device runs Android 4.1.2, and comes with XBMC Media Center pre-installed.
Jynxbox Android M6 comes with an IR remote control and corresponding two AAA batteries, a 5V/2A power adapter, HDMI and AV cables, a Warranty card, and a user’s manual in English.
A closer look at the device shows what looks like a power button, one side features an RJ45 port for Ethernet, CVBS and HDMI outputs, and the power jack, and 2 USB ports and a micro SD slot can be found on the other side.
If you like unboxing videos, I’ve made one just for you 🙂
Jynxbox Android M6 is available for $119 on Theater in a Box and Amazon.
Jynxbox Live specifications:
- SoC – Rockchip RK3066 dual core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6GHz with Mali-400MP4 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 4GB NAND flash + microSD 3.0 slot (up to 32GB)
- Video Output – HDMI 1.4a
- Audio Output – HDMI, and optical S/PDIF
- Video Container Formats – AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV, WMV, MOV, MP4, WEBM, DAT, VOB, MPEG, MPG, FLV, ASF, TS, TP, 3GP.
- Audio Formats – MP3, WMA, WMV, APE, OGG, FLAC, ACC.
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n with external antenna
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 ports
- Misc – IR sensor, network activity and power LEDs
- Dimensions – About 98 x 95 x 21 mm
- Weight – About 110 grams
This media streamer runs Android 4.2.2 with a user interface inspired by Windows 8 Metro style, if we are to believe the user’s manual screenshot. Applications to access Vimeo, Hulu, and Netflix are provided, and I’ve been told there’s also a “Chinese crack” that provides access to over 200 IPTV channels.
Jynbox Live comes with an IR remote control, a 5V/1.5A power adapter with micro USB to USB cable, an HDMI cable, an external Wi-Fi antenna, and a user’s manual in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic. A CR2025 battery is already inserted into the remote.
This Internet media player features 3 USB ports on one side, optical S/PDIF, HDMI out, an Ethernet RJ45 port, a Wi-Fi connector, and a microUSB port for power on another, and a microSD slot, network and power LEDs, and the IR sensors at the front.
Here’s the unboxing video
And you’ll be amazed by the prize! Jynxbox Live sells for $329 on Amazon, and $349.99 on Theater in a Box. I haven’t received an explanation for this “special” price yet, but I’m sure there must be a reason, maybe some online subscriptions (TBC).
Jynxbox M6 vs Jynxbox Live vs Matricom GBox Midnight MX2 vs Tronsmart Prometheus
Usually, I also post pictures of the internals of the products with both sides of the PCB, but I failed to easily open them up to know, and I’d rather not damage them before review.
So instead, I’ve taken a “family picture” with the Jynbox devices, G-Box midnight MX2 and Prometheus, and Jynxbox Android M6 is indeed a nice little device. We’ll have to see how it performs in the upcoming review.
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.