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4.0 out of 5 stars Uphill but getting there, 14 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Quad Core Android 4.2 TV Box (MINI PC) "ATV" with 1.8GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, Full HD Output, HDMI DLNA WIFI 8GB HI718 (Electronics)
I eventually got this going then the tv screen kept 'blacking out' every 30 seconds or so for 2 seconds at a time, went on for 45 minutes. gave up, strarted to write an email to the supplier asking them to take it back. Suddenly brainwave, looked at display settings of the ATV, switched it to PAL format for Europe, peace at last.
Real headache using the supplied remote, it does have a sort of mouse control, which is useful, but very very clunky. Plugged in a Microsoft bluetooth mouse using one of the USB ports and it worked 'instantly, could not believe it! Am looking at ordering a wireless keyboard too as the onscreen one is a pain.
I did email the support people about using my mobile as a remote control and they jut directed me to the android 'forums'. I fear that may speak volumes.
Worked out that you hold down the mouse Click and move the mouse to pull a webpage up or down.
The power supply they provide is a thin 2-pin arrangement, and I have an adaptor, but never happy to see gravity pulling the 2-pin plug partly out of my adaptor. Found another 3-pin supply (5.5v 2.2amps) and I'm a lot happir with that arrangement.
So far I give this device 4 stars not because it can't do what it claims but because I'm finding it an uphill struggle to get it working as I want it.
It does look promising though. Oh one more thing, when I click the Power off opton the unit just restarts. Hopwe to get to the bottom of this in time.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2013 21:52:20 BDT
brian says:
Hi can you tell me who your seller was mine was hossen no problems with mine standby mode etc i see when i view this device different sellers change on an hourly basis some days and also where did you purchase other power lead and plug

cheers bri

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 22:32:06 BDT
Hi Bri, Yes Hossen was my supplier too, I will have to work on the On/OFF standby mode thing. Cant help much on the 'other' power supply, I just had it over from another device that I no longer have. It was made by Sunfone a company in China. My son does Electronic Engineering and says that the extra .5v and extra .2 amps from the Sunfone supply should not be too much extra for the ATV, but to make sure it doesn't get too hot!! :) :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 23:57:55 BDT
brian says:
cheers for reply as for your standdby mode me thinks you have dodgy device mine works ok just lucky maybe but must admit me and misses have had hours of free media entertainment youtube movietube bbc iplayer videomix pro XBMC etc

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2013 09:39:24 GMT
Ahh spank me says:
ANY supplier selling electrical goods into the UK market MUST give you a UK spec 3 pin plug or power transformer plug pre-fitted. To do anything else is illegal and in some cases potentially dangerous..!
Ask 'Hossen' to give you the correct power supply or get your money back.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2013 11:14:11 GMT
Hi Ahh spank me, I have just sent off an email to Hossen and await their reply with interest. Thanks for that advice. Let's see if the supplier wishes to continue selling in the UK market...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013 19:54:07 GMT
theres too much of these people getting away with selling us uk wrong dangerous plugs surprised amazon is allowing it, surely they must know the 2 pin plug is a danger lots of people don't know this so putting themselves and their families at risk

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2013 21:52:16 GMT
Well I caved in in then end, i.e I realised that the only thing they were going to do was pay for a different kind of 2-pin to 3pin adaptor. Considering I'd luckily already found an alternative 3-pin supply at home, that works, I didn't have the where-with-all to push them any further. Yes I was being lazy.

Posted on 3 Feb 2014 11:57:07 GMT
Skywank says:
You say in your review:
"Plugged in a Microsoft bluetooth mouse".

I cannot find any mention of bluetooth in the product description OR by Googling the model number (HI718).

Can you confirm please?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2014 21:09:30 GMT
You're correct, I didn't see any mention of Bluetooth either. But I was so put off by having to buy some mini remote that I thought, hang on, I wonder if it will work with conventional Bluetooth. So this was a total gamble.
I bought these 3 things, but based on what I liked the look of, no technical input here:
Bluetooth keyboard [LOGIK LKBWLPP13]
Bluetooth Mouse Microsoft [Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000]
Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port [Ultra-Mini Hub F5U407]

So I just plugged the first Bluetooth module into the Hub, plugged the hub into the Android, let the software load,
then plugged the next Bluetooth module into the hub, and let that get installed.
It all works, and feels far more normal.
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