Giveaway Week – VidOn Box XBMC Android Media Player

Vidon Box is the second item for the Giveaway Week organized on CNX Software. This nice looking media player is powered by Allwinner A31s with 1GB DDR3 and 8GB internal storage, and runs Android 4.4 with VidOn’s own XBMC version.

Vidon Box (Click to Enlarge)
Vidon Box (Click to Enlarge)

VidOn Box is certainly not the fatest device around but in my review I found out that it mostly did the job with excellent Wi-Fi performance, and good XBMC support, but for some reasons transfer from USB hard drive was particularly slow, at least with the firmware version I used during testing. Some features that you may take for granted like Blu-ray playback and audio pass-through require a $15 one year membership, but one free year is included. I’m not sure if the one-year free card is transferable, so the giveaway winner may not be able to enjoy the remaining membership options without paying extra. Basic functionalities will work fine. You can check VidOn Box unboxing post to find the differences between non-subscriber and subscriber.

Vidon Box and Accessories (Click to Enlarge)
Vidon Box and Accessories (Click to Enlarge)

To enter the draw simply leave a comment below. To make the contest more interesting, you may want to share why you want it, or what you plan to do with it instead of the usual “I’m in”. It won’t improve your odds though, as all entries will have the same weight.

Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10am (Bangkok time) every day. Comments will be closed after 48 hours.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Shipping
    • Free EMS for winners with a shipping address in Thailand
    • $19 Registered Airmail Small packet for the rest of the world payable via Paypal within 48 hours once the contest is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) if you win.
  • I’ll post all 7 prizes at the same time, around the 18th of March
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this week giveaway, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

VidOn Box can be either purchased on Vidon.me for $69.99 including shipping, or third parties like GeekBuying and Aliexpress with the latter now selling the device for just $49.99.

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Bruce
Bruce
5 years ago

🙂

Luke
Luke
5 years ago

Another day another chance to win. Thanks 🙂

Sanjay
Sanjay
5 years ago

nice

Rob Hart
Rob Hart
5 years ago

“I’m in”

Been looking for a Android Based media player to take away on holidays

Thanks Rob.

Yohanes Nugroho
5 years ago

lets try this again.

Josh
Josh
5 years ago

Android boxes are rad, that’s why.

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
5 years ago

I’m in! 🙂

NAM
NAM
5 years ago

I’m In

Nghia
Nghia
5 years ago

I’m in

Hope I’m a winner

Nitin Bhaskar
Nitin Bhaskar
5 years ago

Count me in!!!

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

I could use it!!! Count me in!!

Angel
Angel
5 years ago

I’m in of course.

Daniël Bos
5 years ago

I’ll never win

Robin
5 years ago

Hello, I am in.
Wish you good luck!

Sean
Sean
5 years ago

Count me in.

TOS
TOS
5 years ago

Nice!

Balaji S
Balaji S
5 years ago

I will take it

Jirasak
Jirasak
5 years ago

Opt me in pls

TumpangLalu™
TumpangLalu™
5 years ago

I’m In

Gung Sukma
Gung Sukma
5 years ago

I’m in.
I don’t have plan about what to do with it, yet.

I think you should specify when you will draw for the winner and when you will contact one by email.
Is it after the 48 hours or is it after the Giveaway Week.

octal
octal
5 years ago

This would be nice to have

Konrad
Konrad
5 years ago

I’m in 🙂

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

me too

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Thanks!, i am in 🙂

Gamal
Gamal
5 years ago

I’m In

Anders
Anders
5 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity. I would be delighted.

Joshua Boyd
Joshua Boyd
5 years ago

I’d try using it as a headless audio player via the optical out.

Freejack
Freejack
5 years ago

Another chance……….. I would see if I could flash it with another version of android and maybe changeout the XBMC to Kodi.

Umar
Umar
5 years ago

I will take it

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

I would also take this one

Nerijus
Nerijus
5 years ago

Would love to replace my aging RPi I with 256MB RAM to something snappier. So please count me in 🙂

Markus
Markus
5 years ago

This time I want it too.

Alexandru Drăgan
Alexandru Drăgan
5 years ago

One more try…

Wojtek
Wojtek
5 years ago

Wi-Fi performance+
XBMC support++

Flo
Flo
5 years ago

Count me in! Good Luck!

gromez
5 years ago

Looking for a solution with XBMC to replace my old WDTV Live, it must be a good alternative 🙂
I’m in!

Tomas Morkus
Tomas Morkus
5 years ago

Please add me to a draw

Milan
Milan
5 years ago

Would like to test it. Thanks

Patrik
Patrik
5 years ago

count me in

Dc
Dc
5 years ago

Cool, another toy, would be nice to win!

Dainis
Dainis
5 years ago

I will take it 🙂

dc
dc
5 years ago

didn’t work first time?

gmtii
gmtii
5 years ago

I’m in! thanks!

Joseph Teh
Joseph Teh
5 years ago

Hoping to win!

Christian
Christian
5 years ago

Yes, I’m in!

Roberto Rodrigues
Roberto Rodrigues
5 years ago

I’m in lets see who’s the lucky one.

Josef
Josef
5 years ago

Count me in!

gaogao
gaogao
5 years ago

tks, I’m in!

Peja
Peja
5 years ago

Looks interesting.

errepunto
5 years ago

count me in

Peter
5 years ago

nice!

Jordon Wu
Jordon Wu
5 years ago

interesting it, thanks

Tux
Tux
5 years ago

Looks good, thanks.

sgfamd
sgfamd
5 years ago

I’m in

Gorbeam
Gorbeam
5 years ago

O’boy, o’boy I hope i score.

Gabe
Gabe
5 years ago

Good! Thanks!

chpec
chpec
5 years ago

I’m In!

cinowell
cinowell
5 years ago

I am in!

VP
VP
5 years ago

Yep!

Thomas
Thomas
5 years ago

Please count me in, thanks 🙂

nobe
nobe
5 years ago

luck is on my side, thanks JL.

Vermillion
Vermillion
5 years ago

Me too please.

d1dd1
d1dd1
5 years ago

I’m in

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

I am in too!

Lodycana
Lodycana
5 years ago

Hi again 🙂
Thanks for this giveaway!
I need to substitute the mini PC I have in my living room (I think it’s going to leave me for good any time soon…) so it would be very nice to win one of your giveaway 🙂
Thanks again and good luck everyone 😉

arrhenius
arrhenius
5 years ago

i want this one too 😀

Pete Best
Pete Best
5 years ago

Gotta be in it to win it!

eugene28
eugene28
5 years ago

I want this too. Thanks for this giveaway!

Syphos
Syphos
5 years ago

Thanks for the invite

newbie
newbie
5 years ago

🙂 i’m in

Kyle
Kyle
5 years ago

Count me in!

Nipszx
Nipszx
5 years ago

I love CNX! Pick me

Vitor Morato Almeida
Vitor Morato Almeida
5 years ago

Tv box, come over here!

César Motaco
César Motaco
5 years ago

Would be great to have one to test here in Spain for my relatives who live there to get Portuguese streams!

Andrius
Andrius
5 years ago

Me too!

Zimelemon
Zimelemon
5 years ago

Nice have one !

Samy D
Samy D
5 years ago

CNX are the best!

Evgeny
Evgeny
5 years ago

I love lotteries.

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

I’m a little confused about what the membership gives you… what’s Blu-ray playback and audio pass through as it pertains to this device?

Leonardo
5 years ago

I will win!

iamfrankenstein[nl]
iamfrankenstein[nl]
5 years ago

This could make my week allot better (I think i failed my DSP exam yesterday 🙁 ) Count me in. I may have some time to kill as the next exam is in 2016 :s

Joster
Joster
5 years ago

Count me in!

chris
5 years ago

your awesome!

FransM
FransM
5 years ago

would be nice to have as a media player

dpavlin
5 years ago

I’m in!

Luís Costa
Luís Costa
5 years ago

Thank you for the giveaway.

Miguel Dias
Miguel Dias
5 years ago

# Number 86

feris
feris
5 years ago

Me too.

Freire
Freire
5 years ago

Giveaway don’t pay import fees, in my country. \o/

Luuc Paauw
Luuc Paauw
5 years ago

Count me in…

maurer
maurer
5 years ago

+1

Bravoure09
Bravoure09
5 years ago

Count on me!!!!

Marc LALLIER
Marc LALLIER
5 years ago

I’m in

FatMatt
FatMatt
5 years ago

I’ll try my luck too please.

qwiqooq
qwiqooq
5 years ago

I wanna be in this contest. Thank you very much.

rinosh
rinosh
5 years ago

I want to do linux development on it.

Kasia
Kasia
5 years ago

Wish me luck. I am opensource advocate

Wor Geordie
Wor Geordie
5 years ago

Would like to win this one
regards Worgeordie

Andrew
Andrew
5 years ago

Fingers crossed

RubenM
RubenM
5 years ago

I’d like to try some Linux with it

omar
omar
5 years ago

with great powers comes great responsibility, choose me

sam
sam
5 years ago

New contest, new enty! Thank you Jean Luc

Jorge
Jorge
5 years ago

Less people than yesterday…

hkguy
hkguy
5 years ago

Nice!

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

I’d like one to replace my aging mk808!

markus
markus
5 years ago

would like to join

Meenakshisundaram
Meenakshisundaram
5 years ago

I’m In.

jose
jose
5 years ago

I’m also in, I hope.

Nico
Nico
5 years ago

Nice, I’d like this to make a NAS server.

LinAdmin
LinAdmin
5 years ago

Mee too!!

Florian
Florian
5 years ago

Good Luck!

nechtej
nechtej
5 years ago

Another try. Thanks in advance 🙂

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Ok

This One is for ME!!!

Thanks!!!!

Zamon
Zamon
5 years ago

Zamon herr
entry into bif on contest

Miklos
5 years ago

Great!

Alexandru
Alexandru
5 years ago

Choose me 🙂 .

adem
adem
5 years ago

why not even if iam not a big fan of allwinner a31

Singman
Singman
5 years ago

Another day, another chance to win !

Hany Elshagie
Hany Elshagie
5 years ago

Count me in!!

Pere
Pere
5 years ago

Luc you are amazing

Nattapong
Nattapong
5 years ago

I’m in.

João
João
5 years ago

Christmas time!

Jev
Jev
5 years ago

argh. I want that one too.

Rita S
Rita S
5 years ago

Me too.

Al
Al
5 years ago

Yes please

hoanhdinh86
hoanhdinh86
5 years ago

A Nice box

Michael
Michael
5 years ago

+1

driv3l
driv3l
5 years ago

Count me in for a win!

Kiran
Kiran
5 years ago

This would be nice to win

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Would love one! Count me in…

Hana
Hana
5 years ago

I’m in!

kriss2fr
kriss2fr
5 years ago

Ce coup ci c’est pour moi ! 🙂

Zamon
Zamon
5 years ago

If i win this would be ideal love the design

Quinn
Quinn
5 years ago

Good Luck!

Carlos Pereira
Carlos Pereira
5 years ago

late, but present

biasio95
biasio95
5 years ago

I’m in too 😀

Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
5 years ago

Count me in (hopefully not too late)..

TrunCkZ
TrunCkZ
5 years ago

it will be mine !!!

xfr
xfr
5 years ago

Count me in!

Fred
Fred
5 years ago

Always up for a contest!

Ms Pinky
Ms Pinky
5 years ago

Yep. Me as well.

Hugo Euge
Hugo Euge
5 years ago

I’m in too.

Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson
5 years ago

yeehaw riding the giveaway train!!!!!!

konvar
konvar
5 years ago

Now we wait :))

Kim
Kim
5 years ago

Te hee 😀

bazsi
bazsi
5 years ago

would love to try it

Mitchell
5 years ago

Count me in.. 🙂
I would like to.. try this unit

madscientist_42
madscientist_42
5 years ago

Interested in trying this unit.

Andrea
Andrea
5 years ago

Nice device. I am in.

Grkk
Grkk
5 years ago

I’m in

abirvalgg
abirvalgg
5 years ago

Count me too.
I want this one

Andjigido
Andjigido
5 years ago

Great idea
And hanks for the giveaway!

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

I like the shape of the box! 🙂

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

I like the shape of the box 🙂

Davy
Davy
5 years ago

I’m in too !

Nedward
Nedward
5 years ago

random drawing is random

Ron
Ron
5 years ago

I am in.

Henning
Henning
5 years ago

I am in :), great chance to get my hands on a RK3288 board, I am really interested how the main line kernel with Linux runs on it. There is a lot happening on the linux-rockchip mailing list. Thanks for the opportunity!

Keith
Keith
5 years ago

I was looking at these, and was wondering if they play MVC 3D in an MKV container.

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