MAGICSEE C500 PRO complete Box with triple tuner, 2.5″ bay and Android 9

Although we have the Chinese this week on holiday, news continues to appear in the Android TV-Box market and today we find the complete MAGICSEE C500 PRO.

This is an interesting Box for those looking for a multimedia player that includes a satellite, DTT or cable tuner and the possibility of internally installing a mass storage unit, since this box includes a bay for 2.5″ disc. In addition, for complete functionalities the MAGICSEE C500 PRO includes PVR and the satellite tuner is compatible with CCCam, Newcamd, PowerVU and Biss, The media player facet is perfectly resolved with the Amlogic S905X3 SoC capable of moving with ease 4K video files of high bitrate and everything type of the latest generation apps and games.

MAGICSEE C500 PRO Box android

SoC, RAM and storage

The Smart Box MAGICSEE C500 PRO includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12 nm 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 a comparison article for the S905X3. 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 DDR4 RAM and 16/32 GB of eMMc storage memory and an internal drive bay with a 2.5-inch SATA 3 interface that supports up to 4 TB capacity drives.

Other specs

In the field of wireless connectivity we find integrated into the board Wi-Fi aC and Bluetooth 4.2 with an internal antenna. The connectors included in the plastic box are a micro SD card reader, USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, AV connector, SPDIF port, 10/100 Ethernet and an HDMI 2.1 video output.

In this TV-Box we have Android 9 operating system and a basic IR remote control is included as standard with which we can use this box from the first moment.

Price and availability

  • The MAGICSEE C500 PRO TV-box can be purchased in the online store for about $121 in its version with 2/16 GB including shipping.


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Does it take 2.5″ SSD only – or can you use regular HDDs?
Asking because I saw someone said the N5 PLUS only takes SSDs, and that the bay is too small to “fit” regular HDDs.

Could anyone clarify?

Shakil Khan

Where is the menu for servers?


We don’t know, ask your shop.
In the previous C400 was here: Inside the TV-Setup menu press “6699” to see hidden menu.

Mido sha

I have c500 pro. It dont copy to sd card. Or ssd. It say dont have permission!!!! It recognized but dont copy.

Philippe BLANGER

I tried to insert a 2.5 “160 GB hard drive but the system does not recognize it, so I cannot even use the” format “function of the Magicsee C500 Pro. , no user manual is provided with this model Do you know if there is a specific formatting to be done beforehand for this hard drive to be recognized?

Try with FAT32.

Philippe BLANGER

Magicsee C500 Pro: Time shifting problem Hello, I am disappointed with the use of PVR (viewing TNT TV channels) because the time shifting is unusable because it is limited to 1 hour maximum. For example, if you want to watch a movie with a delay of 20 minutes, after an hour, the delay returns to live and you lose part of the viewing of the film. Too bad because time shifting management is one of the most interesting uses of PVR features?

Contact with Magicsee maybe have a fix.

Philippe BLANGER

I have contacted Magicsee and I am awaiting their response. I also found that the images freeze every now and then when using Time shifing.

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