A few years ago, there were only a few Android TV boxes with digital TV tuners, but in the last year, more and more models have been coming to market. Winsat, aka Yuwhua Technology Limited, has been making satellite, terrestrial, and cable TV receivers for several years, but their latest V8 Angel model runs Android 4.4, and supports DVB-S2, DVB-T2 and DVB-C.
- Video Output – HDMI and AV
- Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
- Tuners – DVB-S2, DVB-T2, and DVB-C support via LNB IN and RF IN antenna connectors
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Bluetooth, and WiFi
- USB – 2x USB host ports
- Misc – Mechanical power switch, frontal panel LCD display
- Power Supply – 12V
- Dimensions – 156 x 92 x 26 mm
The device runs Android 4.4.2, and supports IPTV & VOD. The company seems to have designed their own Android launcher, and DVB apps.
The package should include the receiver, a remote control, a power supply, an HDMI Cable, and a user’s manual. The company claims the box supports PowerVU conditional access system (CAS), Cccam, and Bisskey.
Since the company operates three websites, information is all over the places. There’s a totally useless product page on Yuwhua, a little more info on Freesat.cn, and page where you can purchase V8 Angel on Winsat for $60 + shipping, as well as an Alibaba page. Some “instructions” are available on the download page.
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.