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Do I need a VPN on My Android TV box?

Getting a VPN for your Android TV box is a good idea, particularly if you’re planning on streaming video online.A good VPN service will keep your browsing activity private from your ISP, allow you to access more streaming content by bypassing geoblocks and more.

What is difference between the Android TV Box and Tablet PC?

TV box is attached to TV and use the TV as a monitor. You need a separate keyboard and mouse to use it. It works exactly like the tablet and has almost same apps. They usually have USB ports for external devices like hard drives, keyboards, etc. 

What is a HLS stream?

What is a HLS stream?HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based media streamingcommunications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. as part of its QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS software. ... Later versions of the protocol also provide for trick-mode fast-forward and rewind and for integration of subtitles.

What is difference between Amlogic S905D2 & Amlogic S905X2 and Amlogic S912?

This is a title S912 S905D2 S905X2  FREQ1.5Ghz  2.0 Ghz  2.0 Ghz GPUMali-T820MP3Q31 MP2Q31 MP2MemoryDDR3/4, DDR3/4, LPDD2/3 DDR3/4/3L, LPDDR3/4DDR3/4/3L, LPDDR3/4GPU APIOpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.1, DirectX11 FL9_3, OPenCL1.1/1.2OpenGL ES3.2, Vulkan1.0 and OPenCL2.0OpenGL ES3.2, Vulkan1.0 and OPenCL2.0Video Decord4k2k H.265&VP94k2k H.265&VP9&AVS2-P24k2k H.265&VP9&AVS2-P2Video interface HDMI1.4, HDMI2.0HDMI1.4, HDMI2.0, HDMI2.1HDMI1.4, HDMI2.0, HDMI2.1Audio interfaceI2S, SPDIFI2S, PCM, SPDIF, Audio, DACI2S, PCM, SPDIF, Audio, DACUSBUSB2.0USB3.0USB3.0

What are the advantages of buying an Android TV as opposed to an Android TV box?

This is a title What is Android TV: Simply put, Android TV is designed to bring the sorts of things you enjoy on your phone to your TV. That doesn't mean you'll be taking calls through your TV or trawling through emails, but it's about ease of navigation, access to entertainment and simple interactivity. It's about making your TV smart and doing it with an interface that's recognizable and easy to use. What is Android TV box : An Android TV box is simply a TV box running the Android operating system. This is the same operating system as the one running on your smartphone, tablet and millions of other devices throughout the world.  An Android Box will turn any TV into a Smart TV where you can stream media content. However, Smart TV has everything because you only need to connect to an internet and are able to stream media content. The difference is, Smart TV has various features and therefore is expensive. Whereas, Android Box will have a large app library and will cost lower than a Smart TV.

Frequent asked questions on Sunshine Top Android TV Box

1) Is the Android TV box legal?                                                                                     Yes. Streaming, or watching without downloading is legal. However, downloading is illegal. uploading copyrighted material is illegal, copying and selling material is illegal. Our Android TV box does not download, upload or store any Media, has no association with the websites that host media. Our Android TV box only connects to websites and temporarily streams data. Movies, TV shows, Sporting events and Music are all types of data that can be streamed by the Android TV box and are available to be viewed but are never stored, copied or retained.2)Do I need cable for the receiver to work?                                                                  No, all you need is an internet connection 12mb or faster. 3)How many TV's will the receiver work on?                                                                Each receiver works with one TV at a time but the unit is so small it can easily be moved into other rooms. You can also easily take it to a friend’s house to show it off or watch the UFC fight at their house.4)How much will I save after switching to Android TV BOX?                                   The average android tv box user saves $80 a month after downgrading or canceling their cable provider. Check out this price comparison chart for a more detailed breakdown. 5)What all comes with the receiver?                                                                       Each receiver comes with a remote, HDMI cable, power cord, and operation guide for setting up and maintaining your box.

Which technical knowledge do I need to use a OTT TV BOX?

If you are familiar with a web browser, that’s enough. Adding assets to a TV channels is as simple as uploading files using drag and drop or selecting them on your computer. Creating a live session within your TV channel only requires to know how to press a record button, either on a smartphone, tablet, computer or SDI/HDMI transcoder we can recommend.

The difference between H.265 and H.264 decoding encoding

1. H.265 vs H.264 Compression Ratio & Bandwidth UtilizationFor video services, the ultimate goal of compressing a movie is to reduce the size of the movie file, so that it can take up less storage space, reduce the network bandwidth consumption in transmission and increase streaming speed.Compared with H. 264, H. 265 has a higher H.265 compression ratio which is primarily used to further reduce the design flow rate, in order to lower the cost of storage and transmission.IIn other words, at the same quality of coding, H.265 provides more powerful tools like CTU to save around 50% of the bit rate, and the coding efficiency can be doubled than H. 264. For example, in H. 264, each macroblock is fixed to the size of 16 x16 pixels, but the coding unit of H.265 can be widely chosen from a minimum of 8 x 8 to the maximum of 64 x 64.2. H.265 vs H.264 QualityYou can also see how the two codecs affect video quality further from the picture below.0n the left hand side as the illustration shows is using traditional H.264 standard, and each macro block is fixed; In H. 264 coding technology, the giant sections of data is completely independent to each other, so coding distortion situations are likely to happen in border areas of the giant block.It is H. 265 standard on the right, the size of code unit is determined by the regional information. From the image contrast, we can see the video quality enhancement and the more delicate character’s skin H. 265 presents, which is much better than H. 264.3. H.264 vs H.265 File SizeThe size of a video is defined as duration and bit rate. On the basis of the experiment on H.265 vs H.264 file size, we find that bit reduction is inversely proportional to video image quality and also positive to file size. As H.265 encodes the same information with lower bitrates but the same video quality when compared with H264, it’s advisable to convert the video from H.264 to H.265 for saving more space.For example, a 132MB video compressed under H.264 will turn out to 37.7MB, while under H.265/HEVC the size of this is shrink to 17.4MB.

What is the difference between a Full HD LED TV and an Ultra HD LED TV?

What is the difference between a Full HD LED TV and an Ultra HD LED TV?What is Full HD (1080p)?Full HD displays have 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall on the screen. Compared to traditional 720p HD Ready displays these are capable of displaying more clearer and high-resolution picture frames. The display ratio for Full HD display will be 16:9, hence better for viewing wide frame videos or movies.What is Ultra HD Technology?Ultra HD 4K displays are of 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.29 megapixels), which is almost four times more than the Full HD display. As the number of pixels is huge, the picture clarity will be at it’s best. These displays too have the 16:9 ratio and gives you the best movie/video watching experience.

Does the box pre-install XBMC?

Yes.All boxes have pre-installed the XBMC,and we can also help customers to pre-install their own apps or add-ons if needed.

What is an OTT TV Box?

      OTT stands for “over-the-top,” the term used for the delivery of video, audio, and other multimedia content via the internet without being governed by a traditional cable or satellite operator that controls the distribution of the content. An OTT tv box is the hardware device, which in this situation, replaces the traditional “set top” cable or satellite box with a device that allows the content to be streamed directly to a TV or display device. The most popular OTT tv boxes normally operate on the Android operating system extending the capabilities of the device even more by adding the ability to install and run applications that can be downloaded and installed from any location including app stores like the Google Play Store.

What is Amlogic S905X ?

Amlogic S905X: Hybrid tv box . This model is based on Amlogic S805 chipset, including all S805 performance, it is the quad core android tv box with dvb-s2 function. support , very easy to operate.http://www.sunshinetopbox.com/pid18135910/Amlogic-S912-Octa-core-ARM-Cortex-A53-CPU-up-to-2GHz-SM-92.htm