There is no doubt that TV box enriches our entertainment lives extremely and let us do not feel lonely anymore. Have you been confused about how to choose a suitable TV box? Do you know the classification of TV box and the detailed meaning of per parameter on TV box? Let’ start our today’s topic -TV box right now.

 

What is TV box?

TV box plays an essential and practical role which offers us the wonderful TV shows and amount of movies resource in our lives. So, what is TV box?

TV box, also called set-top box or set-top unit, is an information appliance device that generally contains a TV-tuner input and displays output to a television set and an external source of the signal, turning the source signal into content in a form that can then be displayed on the television screen or other display devices. They are used in cable television, satellite television, and over-the-air television systems, as well as other uses. TV box not only receives the signal of image and sound that from analog television, but also receive the digital content, includes electronic program guide, internet page, subtitle, and so on. Users can watch the digital television programs directly on TV and get some interactive digital entertainment, education, and business via the network.

 

TV box type

In general, there are three types TV box according to the operating system - Android TV box, Window TV box, and Android + Windows TV box.

Android TV box is a total name that means TV box comes with Android OS and full open platform just like the smartphone. Users can install and uninstall the program that is provided by third-party services, such as software, games, and so on by themselves. TV will get the extended function via these programs, meanwhile, users can surf the internet with TV via the wired network or wireless network. Then, wireless TV has come true.

Windows TV box comes with Windows operating systems, besides that, it’s the same as the Android TV box.

And just as the name implies, Android Windows TV box comes with two systems that users can choose the one they need to run.

Moreover, there is also mini PC and TV sticker (TV dongle). Mini PC just like an intelligent version TV box which can provide more function for users. And TV sticker (TV dongle) is a simple version TV box - but still work powerfully. With mini and portable design, TV sticker can be taken along anywhere.

 

Before selecting a TV box, you should know these concepts

Operating System

Namely, what operating system does TV box come with? And what is the system bit? It has the strong impact on use fluency.

 

CPU

Central Processing Unit, is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output operations specified by the instructions. That is to say, the quality of TV box depends on its CPU.

 

GPU

Graphic processing unit, also called display centre, visual processing unit, and display chip. With a good GPU, the user will get the excellent visual experience from wireless TV.

 

RAM

Random access memory, is a form of computer data storage which stores data and machine code currently being used. A random-access memory device allows data items to be read or written in almost the same amount of time irrespective of the physical location of data inside the memory.

 

ROM

Read-only memory, is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM can only be modified slowly, with difficulty, or not at all.

 

Decode format, Video / Audio / Picture format

Decode format can impact the fluency of video. And video/audio/pic format makes a difference to compatibility.


There is some useful information while selecting

1.If the TV box supports WiFi and Bluetooth, and if it is a WiFi box, what is the WiFi frequency?

2.What port

3.If the TV box pre-install the KODI? And KODI Version?

4.Firmware version

5.If it is a Windows TV box, does it activate?

 

Finally

There is some TV box which has lots of great reviews since they came into the market.

Beelink GT1 4K TV Box :

Amlogic S912 chip, Android 6.0 system, dual-band WiFi, H.265 decode, with 3D noise reduction filter

Beelink GT1 Ultimate TV Box:

Amlogic S912 chip, Android 7.1 system, dual-band WiFi, H.265 decode, with 3D noise reduction filter

 

Beelink W95 4K TV box:

Amlogic S905W chip, Android 7.1 system, 1080P HD video

 

Beelink A1 TV box:

RK3328 quad-core chip, Android 7.1 system, 4K, support WiFi

 

MXQ Pro 4K TV box:

Amlogic S905 quad-core chip, 4K 1080P high-definition video