Video review of the TV set-top box UPVEL UM-522TV

"THE UM-522TV allows you to turn any TV or monitor with HDMI interface in a computer running the Android operating system. The device expands the functionality of the TV, making available thousands of apps – from games to text editors", –...

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"THE UM-522TV allows you to turn any TV or monitor with HDMI interface in a computer running the Android operating system. The device expands the functionality of the TV, making available thousands of apps – from games to text editors", – reports the manufacturer.

Video review of the TV set-top box UPVEL UM-522TV

In fact, this device is not simply extends the functionality of your TV, it turns any TV or monitor into a full-fledged PC on Android, and there are opportunities galore, we not only had the 3G module, but wifi solves this drawback.

the Device is connected is very simple: find your TV HDMI port and plugging the device. It is powered from the USB port of the same TV or outlet. Next, attach the antenna for more reliable reception, Wi-Fi, which comes and switches TV or monitor to HDMI mode. Notice that without connecting keyboard and mouse to control console will not work. You can also connect the hard drive, but then you have to get another USB hub. This connection is completed, will only need to customize Android as you like.

Testing the device is in FullHD resolution five popular benchmarks, we found that power and performance a console can compete with more expensive devices. These tests require high performance and can easily heat a piece of metal under test, but passive cooling in our unit is enough. The device was heated only up to 46 degrees.

Twisted movies with flash and Internet TV in popular applications found that this device copes with a FullHD picture, but unfortunately, the games refused to work properly, partly because most of them focused on touchscreens of tablets and phones. But when connecting wireless keyboard office programs work great, and the presence of camera and microphone allows you to communicate with friends via Skype for example, or to use Google Now.

Summing up I would like to say that these games in the future will inevitably displace bulky home PC. And no wonder – after all, this console is at extraordinarily low cost performs all the same functions, but also has a tiny size and easily fits in a jeans pocket.

it is possible to watch movies and show presentations, and connecting to any modern monitor to work in office programs, browse the Internet and much more. The ratio price – quality and compact dimensions combined with good performance and neat design will leave a positive feeling from purchasing this console.


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