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Pivos XIOS DS Media Play Smart TV Companion with 802.11N, Ethernet, USB, HDMI-Official XBMC Sponsor

by PIVOS
3.3 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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  • Powered by Android 4 ICS and team behind XBMC who brings you the Official XBMC development platform
  • Built in 10/100 Ethernet connection and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connections for all your audio, video streaming demands from internet, networked or DLNA devices
  • Get the latest Internet technology on your TV including a web browser supporting the latest HTML 5, Adobe Flash 10.x, Chrome V8 and Java support
  • Support weather, calendar and hundreds of desktop widgets such as weather, calendar, clock, search, internet radio, photo album and hundreds more
  • Supports a wide range of USB peripherals such as XIOS Sence wireless motion remote, wired/wireless keyboard, mouse, webcam, card reader, digital cameras and more
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  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.9 x 1.8 cm ; 454 g
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PTGMCXDALU-US
  • ASIN: B0088IGPM8
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 10 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,607 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

PIVOS PTGMCXDALU-US Xios DS Media Play Ultra Slim Android ICS 1080p WiFi LAN HDMI MicroSD 3XUSB UPnP Google Apps

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What is the XIOS DS?

Turn any TV into a Smart TV with the XIOS DS streaming media player featuring Android 4.0 and XBMC. This box is super slim with a sleek, glossy design and is packed with thousands of Internet and mobile features. You can access the Google Play store through this device and access popular apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, and more. Powered by the ARM Cortex A9 processor, it is built on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform which allows the unit to natively support HTML5, Chrome, and Flash web technology. All together, the XIOS delivers a rich home entertainment viewing experience in full 1080p high definition playback!

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The XBMC Experience - Content, content, content!

Pivos is the official development sponsor for XBMC. This robust and flexible interface allows users to automatically organize their media files with a custom interface, which is why its one of the most popular platforms used. XBMC will even download IMDB information and beautifully display it on your HDTV from your own media library.

Further empower it with widgets, apps, custom themes, emulators, ROMs and more to make this your very own entertainment center.

 

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Universal Capabilities

The XIOS DS supports virtually all video and audio codecs available! Easily update firmware and features by connecting to XBMC’s online repository through the built in WIFI (B/G/N) or Ethernet port to continue to expand its capabilities.

Dedicated Video Processing

Handle the mangitude of features and multi-tasking capabilities, the XIOS DS employs a deidicated Mali-400 video processor. That allows you to use the main processor for browsing, installing, or customizing your unit while your enjoy your media simultaneously.
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Whats in the Box
  • XIOS DS Media Play Unit
  • Standard XIOS Remote (battery included)
  • Power Adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
What You'll Need
  • Compatible HDTV with HDMI Input
  • Internet Connection and MicroSD Card (for updates and content)
  • Keybaord and Mouse (optional)
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Customer Reviews

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I love this device...

I did not even power it up running android. First thing I did was install the linux firmware from the Pivos site. I use XBMC on my computers and tablet. I use XBMC backup to keep my plugins the same on all devices.

It plays movies stored on my server with no issues, streaming off the net, music, etc.

The main thing I would like added is buffering video to the micro SD card, would help when streaming HD contact. You can set the micro SD to store some data to free more internal storage but not to buffer at this time.

The device is not quite open box, plug and play. Have a computer savvy person help with the setup, preferably someone who uses XBMC themselves.

I would recomend this device to most people.
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Complex to load XBMC and initially works well but over the last 4 months I've seen this device slow down and encounter problems. I have my unit plugged into my router via Ethernet yet there still buffering problems and challenges even loading some of the different programs. The remote is clunky, mine arrived with a dead battery. Also, the remote is an infrared (IR) so you'll need line of site and close proximity to the base unit. For the price the Pivos is really a disappointment. I think I'll look to get the similarly priced OUYA next time.
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It's okay if you're technically inclined as it's not a straight open the box and enjoy. It's also not worth the cost at $110. I do like that it's small, but it's slow when trying to stream off the net. The wifi is problematic, would suggest to hard wire to ethernet.

The box I ordered came with a dated version of XBMC on it, so I flashed the android rom. The android rom is very slow and trying to use XBMC with android on this box is frustrating! I went on the pivos forum and downloaded the hydra xbmc 13.2 which runs pretty good.

I just want to clarify - if you're using XBMC to stream through add-ons it's slow to load, but video does play smooth with no lags. I played 15 GB HD MKV movies with no issues off a hard drive. So if your primary use for the box is to play movies off a hard-drive, then the box is good.

I also have an OUYA with xbmc and the performance is much better with the ouya hands down. You can really tell the difference going from ouya to the pivos. It seems like I'm always waiting with the pivos.

Also for the price, no on board storage, you'll need a micro sd card.. which is ridiculous.

final thoughts - too expensive for what you get! I wouldn't pay more than $50 this (I bought one for $46 from amazon warehouse deals). if you're looking for an XBMC box the OUYA rocks, I hear Amazon Fire TV box is even better than the ouya for XBMC. Just my two cents,.
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Works great gets all the addons you will ever need.I would buy a separate remote because the one that comes with it is junk.plays hd and sd with no trouble
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In one word "Awesome"!!! Once it''s setup in Linux it's fantastic. Stream any movie or TV show or series you want.
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I found it works best to run Linux not Android to use xbmc. other then that great little tv box.
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great box don't read much into the negative reviews pivos is committed to these boxes and making them better constantly what was once a basic system is now a great media streamer.I have owned about 10 not because I have to replace but because people see them and want it!.
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Easily flashed to linux, boots directly to xbmc.
Fast wired internet connection recommended for faster/smoother performance. You will lose a little speed over a wifi connection. Navigation through menus can be a tad slow, but still acceptable.
Good price for a great product. No more paying for cable!!

Only 4 stars because the remote that comes with it is quite sub-par. Used a wireless USB keyboard for the easy but tedious xbmc set up. Now using my Harmony remote, HUGE improvement over the pivos remote.

Another recommendation: need of an SD card, so user data doesn't bog down the internal memory of the box. I use a Class 10 32GB SD Card (best possible & they're only 25 bucks, so why not?!).
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