The JynxBox Android HD Set Top Box is the set top box version of the JynxBox Android HD Mini that was reviewed earlier. The JynxBox HD has a few differences with the mini Android TV stick version but they have more things in common than not. Both devices are powered by the Amlogic 8726 M3 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 chip. Both have 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 4GB of NAND Flash for storage. Additional storage is via a Micro SD expansion slot.
The JynxBox Android HD Set Top Box of course comes in a set top box form factor. The design is simple but the minimalist design is attractive and bears a striking resemblance to the Apple TV with its black housing and rounded corners.
The main differences between the set top box and the TV stick versions are the addition of a Ethernet port for wired LAN support and support for a USB ATSC Tuner which allows you to watch free to air digital content. The JynxBox HD also comes with an air mouse controller instead of the simple IR remote that came with the Jynxbox Mini. The look and design of both the controllers do look rather similar however. The air mouse controller does make controlling the JynxBox HD a much easier task. Interestingly, the JynxBox HD has a built-in IR receiver as well. The air mouse controller comes with a USB 2.4 GHz receiver so it can also be used with the JynxBox Mini.
Since both versions of the JynxBox has similar hardware, it is not surprising to find out that they perform similarly as well in real world tests. The single core Amlogic processor seems a little jaded compared to the newer dual core and especially the newly released quad core Android devices.
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