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Magicsee N5 Plus Amlogic S905X3 TV Box Comes with a 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD Bay

Amlogic S905X3 TV boxes have been announced since June. S905X3 is Amlogic’s first Arm Cortex-A55 processor and targets 4K UHD HDR TV boxes.

If you plan to play files locally, you may do so from a USB hard drive connected to one of the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports, but Magicsee N5 Plus offers another option thanks to a SATA bay for 2.5″ hard drives or SSD’s. Magicsee N5 Plus specifications:

The box runs Android 9.0, and ships with an IR remote control, a power supply, an HDMI cable, and a user manual in English. There’s CLOSE/OPEN switch to open the lid and install the drive, so no tools appear to be needed to install a hard drive.

The manufacturer’s website does not mention 8K video support, but resellers do write the box can handle 8K up to 24 Hz. That probably means the TV box can indeed decode 8K, but video output may be limited to 4K resolutions.

Magicsee N5 Plus (4GB/64GB) is currently sold for $59.99 and up including shipping on shops such as GearBest or Aliexpress.

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