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 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Another day another chance to win. Thanks 🙂
Been looking for a Android Based media player to take away on holidays
lets try this again.
Android boxes are rad, that’s why.
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Hope I’m a winner
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I’ll never win
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Wish you good luck!
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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.
This would be nice to have
I’m in 🙂
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Thanks for the opportunity. I would be delighted.
I’d try using it as a headless audio player via the optical out.
Another chance……….. I would see if I could flash it with another version of android and maybe changeout the XBMC to Kodi.
I will take it
I would also take this one
Would love to replace my aging RPi I with 256MB RAM to something snappier. So please count me in 🙂
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One more try…
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Looking for a solution with XBMC to replace my old WDTV Live, it must be a good alternative 🙂
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Would like to test it. Thanks
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didn’t work first time?
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O’boy, o’boy I hope i score.
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luck is on my side, thanks JL.
Me too please.
I am in too!
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 😉
i want this one too 😀
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I want this too. Thanks for this giveaway!
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I love CNX! Pick me
Tv box, come over here!
Would be great to have one to test here in Spain for my relatives who live there to get Portuguese streams!
Nice have one !
CNX are the best!
I love lotteries.
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?
I will win!
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
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would be nice to have as a media player
Thank you for the giveaway.
# Number 86
Giveaway don’t pay import fees, in my country. \o/
Count me in…
Count on me!!!!
I’ll try my luck too please.
I wanna be in this contest. Thank you very much.
I want to do linux development on it.
Wish me luck. I am opensource advocate
Would like to win this one
I’d like to try some Linux with it
with great powers comes great responsibility, choose me
New contest, new enty! Thank you Jean Luc
Less people than yesterday…
I’d like one to replace my aging mk808!
would like to join
I’m also in, I hope.
Nice, I’d like this to make a NAS server.
Another try. Thanks in advance 🙂
This One is for ME!!!
entry into bif on contest
Choose me 🙂 .
why not even if iam not a big fan of allwinner a31
Another day, another chance to win !
Count me in!!
Luc you are amazing
argh. I want that one too.
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If i win this would be ideal love the design
late, but present
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Count me in (hopefully not too late)..
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Always up for a contest!
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Now we wait :))
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I want this one
And hanks for the giveaway!
I like the shape of the box! 🙂
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random drawing is random
I am in.
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!
I was looking at these, and was wondering if they play MVC 3D in an MKV container.
159 entries. Not bad.
Random.org is warming up, … and selects #146.