Interesting Box with Android and at a fairly good price that we have for the C500 MAX that includes the solvent AMlogic S905X3 SoC that gives us a wide range of possibilities.
This Android Box stands out for having a dual tuner with inputs for satellite and DTT HD with which we can set up a complete multimedia system in our living room with this box. The C500 MAX also includes PVR functionality and the satellite tuner supports CCCam, Newcamd, PowerVU and Biss protocols. The multimedia player facet is perfectly resolved with the Amlogic S905X3 SoC capable of moving high-bitrate 4K video files with ease and all kinds of apps, next-generation games and that is compatible with different emulation systems such as EmuELEC.
C500 MAX Specifications
The Smart Box C500 MAX includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm with ARM Cortex-A55 processors that reach 1.5 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, you can see the power of this SoC in the S905X3 processor comparison article. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG support.
This Box has versions with 2/4 GB of base DDR2 RAM and 16/32 GB of eMMc storage memory and a micro SD card reader.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we find integrated Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.2 on the board with an internal antenna. The connectors included in the plastic box are a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, AV connector for analogue audio and video, RJ45 Ethernet 10/100 network connector and an HDMI 2.1 video output with support for 4K@60fps resolutions.
In this TV-Box we have Android 9.0 as the operating system and a basic IR remote control is included as standard with which we can use this Android box right out of the box.
Price and availability
- The C500 MAX dual-tuner TV-box can be purchased on AliExpress from around $87 with free shipping and taxes included.