MECOOL KM3 Android TV 9.0 Certified TV Box Sells for $65.99 (Promo)

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Several Amlogic S905X2 TV boxes have been launched in the last few months, but most of them are still running a modified version of Android 8.1 for smartphones. MECOOL KM3 is said to be a Google certified TV box running Android 9.0, which has to be Android TV 9.0 since Google will not certify a TV box without their TV optimized operating system.

MECOOL KM3MECOOL KM3 hardware specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905X2 quad core Arm Cortex-A53 processor with Mali-G31 MP2 “Dvalin” GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR4
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video & Audio Outputs
    • HDMI 2.1 output up to 4K @ 75 Hz with HDR/HDCP 2.2/CEC
    • 3.5mm AV port (composite + stereo audio)
  • Video Codecs –  VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K 60fps, 10-bit H.265 up to 4K 60fps,   AVS2-P2 up to 4K 60fps,  H.264/AVC  up to 4K 30fps,  H.264 MVC up to 1080p60,  MPEG-4 ASP up to 1080p60 (ISO-14496), etc..
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Fast Ethernet,  dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2T2R WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc – IR receiver, power LED
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 10.9 x 10.8 x 1.7 cm
  • Weight – 130 grams

Android TV 9.0 BoxThe TV box ships with a remote control, an HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a user manual in English.

Having a Google certified TV box mean the TV box will support YouTube 4K (3840×2160 @ 30 fps), Google assistant via the remote control, Google Cast, OTA firmware update to the latest Android version,  and so on. Note that Netflix certification is a different matter, and the product page do not mention anything about this so you may be limited to SD stream for Netflix.

MECOOK KM3 can be purchased for $65.99 on GeekBuying with coupon MECOOLKM3, or alternatively, the box can be found on GearBest for $68.99.

Via AndroidPC.es

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GunterO
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GunterO

Why do they stick with 100Mbps LAN???

k c
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why not? its a tv box, not torrent seeder. and hd stream is ~5-15mbit

willy
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willy

At least because it fucks all your network between the source and the destination with flow-control slowing all the traffic down.

k c
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only to the first switch? 😉

willy
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willy

No, to all the chain of switches between the first and the last one since buffers remain full while waiting for flow the control timer to expire. Usually it’s the “backbone”, especially in a home where it’s common to chain switches between rooms or stairs.

h. n.
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h. n.

afair i understand switches (unless they are braindead), they dont send the same data to all ports. so if you use the device with tv streams, it only gets what’s destined to it and you dont get full buffers anywhere

GunterO
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GunterO

Ok, but what about 4K @ 75 Hz?

willy
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willy

It’s written “Gigabit Ethernet” (I checked as well :-))

willy
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willy

Ah so in the end the description was wrong. Indeed, 10/100, like 20 years ago.

TLS
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TLS

Because Gigabit tends to require an external PHY which adds about $1 cost to the device…

mark
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mark

just go get USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

L.Peter
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L.Peter

I dont speak spanish at all, but how/why did you manage to translate “10/100” to “gigabit”?

Hawski
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Hawski

Can such a box play Netlifx via Google Cast (Chromecast protocol) without Netflix certification? I guess not.

51333
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51333

No, indeed.

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Having had a Mecool which I bought recently I really wouldn’t recommend this company. That TV box is really crap and almost nothing works properly. They chose very cheap components and especially a very cheap Wi-fi chip and such.