Mygica ATV586 Quad Core Android DVB-T2 Receiver Unboxing and Teardown

Today, I received both Mygica ATV1900AC and ATV586 from Geniatech. I’ve already taken apart ATV1900AC, so it’s now the turn for Mygica’s latest Android DVB-T2 receiver powered by Amlogic S805 to get photographed and torn down. If you don’t like in a region where DVB-T2 is supported, Mygica also sells a version with an ATSC tuner.

Mygica ATV586 Unboxing

That’s the retail package for the receiver that shows the tuner type (DVB-T2), and that the box is based on a quad core processor supporting HEVC/H.265 video codec and running Kodi in Android 4.4.

Mygica_ATV586_packageThere are quite a lotf of accessories in the package including the usual HDMI cable, 5V/2A power supply, and IR remote with two AAA batteries, but there’s also a TV antenna set with an indoor antenna and mounts. I’ll try the indoor antenna, but it’s unlikely to work in my location, so I’ll probably connect the box to my roof antenna during testing. A Quick Start Guide is provided, as well as more detailed user’s manual in English, which might be useful for this type of device.

ATV586, Power Supply, TV Antenna, Cables etc... (Click to Enlarge)
ATV586, Power Supply, TV Antenna, Cables etc… (Click to Enlarge)

The set-top box has an IR receiver and power LED on the front, two USB 2.0 ports and a micro SD slot on the side, as well as a single RF input, an HDMI output, an Ethernet port, a WiFi antenna, and the DC jack on the rear panel.

Mygica ATV586 (Click to Enlarge)
Mygica ATV586 (Click to Enlarge)

You may also want to watch the unboxing video.

Mygica ATV586 Teardown

There aren’t any screws to remove from the case, and you need to  a sharp and rigig pastic tools to pop the bottom cover. It does not really come off easily, but I still managed to take it off without breaking any clips.

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Bottom of ATV586 Board (Click to Enlarge)

There’s no much too see on the bottom of the board, except the firmware recovery button, and the metallic plate used to cool the device, but without direct contact with the board…  Let’s loosen the four screws that hold the PCBA in place.

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ATV586 Board (Click to Enlarge)

The silkscreen markings read “RMF1029 VER 1.1, 20150124, RD_hfy”. Amlogic S805 is a low power processor, and Geniatech did not feel it necessary to add an heatsink. Two NANYA NT5CB256M16CP-DI DDR3 chips are used to get 1GB RAM, and a Samsung KLM8G1WEMB-B031 eMMC 5.0 flash (100MB/s read, 6MB/s write) provides 8GB storage. A Wi-Fi module based on Realtek RTL8189ETV adds 802.11 b/g/n WiFi to the board. I could not find more information about the tuner, since the shield is soldered to the board.

Mygica ATV586 is available now, and can be purchased either in quantity directly from Geniatech/Mygica with either a DVB-T2 or ATSC tuner, or online on eBay for $149.99 including shipping. [Update 24/8/2015: It’s $109 on Mygica Aliexpress store] That’s about double price a bit more expensive than Videostrong K1 (aka GX-TVA30), another Amlogic S805 Android receiver with a DVB-T2, so Mygica firmware will have to be outstanding to justify the price different. That’s what I hope to find out in the full review.

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4 Replies to “Mygica ATV586 Quad Core Android DVB-T2 Receiver Unboxing and Teardown”

  1. “A Wi-Fi module based on Realtek RTL8189ETV adds 802.11 b/g/n WiFi to the board.”

    skimping on the wifi and not using an 11ac chip in 2015 seems rather counter productive if they intend selling any in volume , the low ram does nothing to help matters ether , to little for to much, give us more ram/wireless/ethernet/ and for gods sake someone put a few sata ports on these quad/octacore and better soc etc and sell them….

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