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MECOOL KM8 TV Box – Sorry Nvidia Shield TV

Move over Nvidia Shield TV, there’s a new kid in town and he’s a lot cheaper! Introducing the new MECOOL KM8 Android TV Box.

There are few Android boxes that run the Google Android TV OS. The two big exceptions to this are the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and the Xiaomi Mi Box.

Both of these system we’ve reviewed here on AntennaJunkies.com. The new MECOOL KM8 2018 New Generation Smart Android 8.0 Box promises to be a major contender in this arena and cord-cutters like us should pay notice.

Warning

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Now, I’m not going to suggest that MECOOL KM8 2018 New Generation Smart Android 8.0 Box is going to beat out the NVIDIA SHIELD TV in a hardware competition. The simple answer is, it’s not…and it’s not trying to.

At around $75.00, this box intends to compete more the Xiaomi Mi Box. My first impression and judging from the hardware specs it will easily do that. Let’s take a closer look.

MECOOL KM8 Android TV Box – Main Features

The MECOOL KM8 2018 New Generation Smart Android 8.0 Box boasts the following main features that makes it an ideal choice for those looking for the Android TV features at a price point that won’t break the bank.

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Main Features

  • Android 8.0 operation system
  • Amlogic S905X CPU, quad core, Cortex A53, 1.5GHz
  • Mali 450 GPU, penta core
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
  • 2.4GHz WiFi
  • Support HDR10 4K
  • Support Dolby audio

MECOOL KM8 Android TV Box – Specifications

Right away we see that the MECOOL KM8 2018 New Generation Smart Android 8.0 Box boasts some pretty good spec’s for a streaming box running the Android TV operating system for around $75.00.Let’s take a look at some of the general specifications.

General Specifications

  • Brand: MECOOL
  • Type: TV Box
  • GPU: Mali-450
  • CPU: Amlogic S905X
  • Core: 1.5GHz,Cortex
    A53,Quad Core
  • RAM: 2G
  • RAM Type: DDR3
  • ROM: 16G
  • Max. Extended Capacity: TF card up to 64GB (not included)

Now let’s look at some of the supported media in this box.

Supported Media

  • Decoder Format: “HD MPEG1/2/4,4K VP9,H.264,H.265
  • Video format: ASF,AVI,DAT,FLV,H.264,ISO,MKV,MOV,MPEG,MPG,RM,RMVB,TS,VOB,WMV
  • Audio format: AAC,APE,DDP,FLAC,HD,OGG,TrueHD,WAV,WMA
  • Photo Format: BMP,JPEG,PNG,TIFF
  • Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes

MECOOL KM8 Android TV Box – Final Words

The MECOOL KM8 2018 New Generation Smart Android 8.0 Box promises to be another great addition to everything cord-cutting. With voice control, and easy 4K streaming it will be hard to ignore this little guy.

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