Magicsee C300 is a $70 DVB-T2/C & DVB-S2 Android Set-Top Box Powered by Amlogic S905D SoC

Amlogic S905D processor is an evolution of Amlogic S905X with Gigabit Ethernet support, and TS interfaces for digital TV tuners. That explains why most devices launched with the processor come with tuners. So far, we’ve covered or reviewed a few including Sen5 STB (2x DVB-T2/C), Mecool KI Pro (T2/S2), and TX95D TV box with a single DVB-T2 tuner.

Magicsee C300 is another Amlogic S905D Android STB that comes with DVB-T2/C (Terrestrial & Cable), and DVB-S2 (Satellite) tuners, and sells for just under $70 on Aliexpress, and can be found on other shops such as GearBest.

Magicsee C300 specifications are quite similar to the ones for Mecool KI Pro:

  • SoC –  Amlogic S905D quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.5 GHz with penta core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60Hz with support for HDR10 and HLG, and 3.5mm AV (composite video) jack
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV (stereo audio), optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – 10-bit H.265, and VP9 Profile 2 up to 4K60, H.264 up to 4K30, AVS+ and other codecs up to 1080p60
  • Tuners
    • DVB-T/T2/C tuner with coaxial antenna input connector
    • DVB-S/S2 tuner with F antenna input connector
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – Power button and LED, IR receiver
  • Power Supply –  DC 12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions – 14.80 x 12.00 x 3.30 cm
  • Weight – 195 grams

The only differences are that they used DDR3 memory instead of DDR4, Fast Ethernet instead on Gigabit Ethernet, and a slightly more powerful power supply (18W vs 12W). The ports layout is exactly the same, so I suspect Magicsee is using Videostrong KI Pro board with DDR3 memory, and no Gigabit Ethernet placed into a different case.

The set-top box is said to run Android 6.0.1 according to Aliexpress/GearBest, and ships with a power adapter, a HDMI cable, an IR remote control, and a user manual.

Shenzhen Intek Technology may be the manufacturer of the device as they list Magicsee C300 on Alibaba. There’s one key difference however, as they claim the device runs Android 7.1.2 support instead of Android 6.0.1. Android Nougat would make more sense, as KI Pro is running the more recent operating system.

Via AndroidPC.es

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anotherone
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they say android 6 but maybe it arrive with 7

GIJoe
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A bit overpriced, MECOOL KII PRO TV Box is 66$ with ddr4, and gigabit ethernet…

paul M
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I’d really like it if CNX could buy and analyse one of the Xtrend boxes:
Manufacturer’s site is so slow as to be almost unusable: http://www.et-view.net/

I believe they run linux

this seller’s website seems more usable:
https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk/satellite-and-terrestrial/digital-receivers/xtrend

Pelican
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So, it is C300 (as in the article) or C100 (as in the title)?
Anyway, it is just a stupid idea to change gigabit to fast ethernet.

theguyuk
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MariuszK
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this device would be ideal tvheadend server, if it have CI/CI+ Slot

Paul M
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@cnxsoft

thanks for that perspective.

Stane1983
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@cnxsoft
Yeah, this seems like VideoStrong pcb inside. If you look on Alibaba page, last image before “Company information”, there’s app drawer with silver background with some black gradient, same one that VS uses.

And box itself looks suspiciously similar to wetek play 🙂

@MariuszK
I don’t think CI/CI+ slot is issue… Licensing it probably is.

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Help in my box in the installation menu I can not find a smart data manager for cccam. Is there a procedure to enable cccam? who can help me thanks