Probox2 EX Extreme Media Player unboxing & first impressions

Posted in Jan 20, 2015 in Reviews, TV Boxes, no comment

I received this extraordinary Android TV Box & Extreme Media Player some months ago, but this article is not a full review, this is just an unboxing and I’ll share with you my first impression on this amazing device.

Probox2 EX

Probox2 EX is a very powerfull Android Mini PC with a Amlogic S802-H processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC storage. This device is using the same hardware as Minix Neo X8-H, but it comes in a more complete configuration, it has dual band Wi-Fi and hardware DTS and Dolby audio decoding. It also has a gamepad with integrated sound and it claim to be the best Android Mini PC available on the market in the present.

Probox2 EX Specifications
CPU: Amlogic S802-H Quad Core Cortex A9 CPU, up to 2Ghz
GPU: Octo Core Mali-450 GPU, up to 600Mhz
Memory / Storage: 2GB DDR3 / 16GB eMMC
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11n Dual Band WIFI (2.4Ghz / 5.8Ghz), Bluetooth 4.0
OS: Android KitKat 4.4
Video Output: HDMI 1.4b, up to 4K** @ 30fps, Support HDMI-CEC
Audio Output: Via HDMI 1.4b, optical SPDIF
Power: DC 5V 2A adapter (CE, FCC, CCC Certified)
Peripheral Interface: RJ-45 Ethernet Port (10/100Mbps), USB 2.0 Port x 2, OTG Port, TF Card Reader, AV Port, IR Sensor (Remote included)
Dimensions / Weight: 115mm * 115mm * 26mm / 200g

The Probox2 EX Extreme Media Player package includes:
– Probox2 EX Extreme Media Player
– Probox2 Remote+
– IR Remote controller
– HDMI cable
– USB cable
– AV Cable
– DC Adapter
– user manual.

Download from here the second firmware release SD Card version for Probox EX (20141015)
Download from here Custom ROM v1 powered by Freaktab for Probox2 EX TV Box
Tutorial 1: How to easily flash firmware from PC on Probox2 EX Media Player with Amlogic S802-H CPU
Tutorial 2: How to easily install firmware from SD Card on Probox EX TV Box
Download Probox2 Ex English User Manual v1.0 from here.

Probox2 EX is a very powerfull Android Mini PC powered by Amlogic S802-H processor

First Boot & First Impressions
The set-up of the media player is very simple, just connect the HDMI cable, WiFi or an Ethernet cable, the Wi-Fi antenna, the RF dongle for Remote+, the power adapter to Probox2 EX and you’re done. Now pressi the power button on the box and it will boot very quickly. The User Interface is awesome, it has big tiles like Metro / Modern UI of Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. This is very useful for the smaller display TVs. In Antutu X Benchmark this great device scores an amazing 37.245 points; so this is one of my favorite tv boxes.

Probox2 EX Extreme Media Player

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