There are lot of Amlogic S912 Android TV Boxes in the market. What make MINIX NEO U9-H special? First of all, it has dual DRM support – Play Ready 3.0 + Google Widevine Level 1 with its Amlogic S912H processor. That's not easily found in any other S912 boxes. Furthermore, it is loaded with 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Dual-Band Wi-fi. And of course, supports 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos and HD audios as well. Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow with lot of nice features like Adoptable Storage. Alright, let's have a closer look on it...
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- Picture Perfect – 4K Ultra High Definition
- Realistic, True-to-Life Imagery – High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Rich Cinematic Surround Sound – Dolby Digital Audio
- Cutting-Edge Technologies
- Adoptable Storage
- Streaming Made Simple – Connectivity
- Dual DRM Support – Play Ready 3.0 + Google Widevine Level 1
- Committed Support & Updates
MINIX NEO U9-H comes in a well protected black packaging. And there are lot of accessories included too. Once taken out NEO U9-H, you can find MINIX IR-Remote, dual-band antenna, power adaptor, HDMI, micro-USB, OTG cable and multi-language setup guide in English, Deutsch and Chinese. FYI, you will get the correct plug for your region. No worry...
Build Quality & Design
Excellent build quality as usual. No doubt on this new NEO U9-H too with solid plastic as frame. And still having stylish design. Yup, there are infrared receiver and LED light indicator in front.
On the right, there are power button, 3 USB 2.0 ports, TF slot, Kensington lock and microUSB OTG port.
Headphone jack, microphone jack, HDMI port, optical audio port, Ethernet jack and DC input at back. And the antenna is on the left. FYI, there is a recovery button (tiny dot) at bottom near microSD slot if you look carefully.
The bundled IR remote is decent. Usable for simple navigation. However, you will need air mouse like MINIX NEO A3 for form input as this one does not even have mouse pointer function. And D-pad does not help here.
- Processor: Octa Core Cortex A53 Processor (64-bit)
- GPU: Mali-820MP3 GPU
- Memory: 2GB DDR3 (32-bit)
- Wireless Connectivity: 802.11ac 2x2MIMO Dual-Band Wi-fi
- Operating System: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
- Video Output: HDMI 2.0, up to 4K @ 60Hz, Supports HDMI-CEC, HDR
- Audio Output: Via HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm stereo jack, optical
- Peripheral Interface: RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet - Supports hotspot sharing via Wi-fi, Micro SD Card Reader, USB 2.0 port x 3, OTG port x 1, Kensington lock ready
- Power: DC 5V, 3A adapter included (CE, FCC certified)