Completeness of facilities and competitive prices makes it so compelling Android player. Xtreamer Prodigy is one player device that is intended for entry level consumers. Users generally expect such a capable player at an affordable price. Let’s see what it habits.
As with any digital player, Prodigy is ready with a variety of output connections including RCA, component, optical audio and HDMI 1.4 is ideal for watching movies Full-HD 3D. Other available ports are USB host, USB 3.0 (type B – to a computer), cardreader, and gigabit LAN.
WiFi is now also available with an additional antenna to amplify the signal reception. Interestingly, for disk storage compartments 3.5″ designed to be easily removable plug into the player. The trick, pull the tray to remove the hard drive.
In addition to functioning as a player, Prodigy also function like Android Box. You can add apps from the market, called an App Center. Unfortunately, the application is not available on the market is forced to be downloaded (from the computer) and installed manually. And, as Prodigy uses MIPS-based system chip (not ARM), its application is limited counted. No wonder if some of the popular applications in gadget can not be installed on this player.
Using the player on Prodigy countless fun with support for a variety of audio-video formats, including Blu-ray ISO. There are also additional options with a digital tuner for DVB-T digital broadcasts, including recording the shows to your hard disk. For the exercise control, the remote control supplied with a very diverse menu. To be able to access the Android system is more convenient, also included a wireless keyboard with touchpad like a tiny mouse.
Despite of the audio-video looked fun, these devices seem less satisfactory for displaying 3D graphics and applications. Realtek RTL 1186 chip is a lot of multi-media to adopt new technologies, but less ideal for running Android applications on the ARM architecture. Oh yes, some bugs that we had encountered it can be minimized through firmware updates, currently at version 3.0.5
So far Xtreamer Prodigy is quite complete and comfortable as a multimedia player. This is compounded by the Android system thus making work activities and entertainment together in one device. The combination of facilities and affordable mainstay product.
|Testing||Android TV Box||Xtreamer Prodigy|
|Smartbench 2011 – Productivity||1303||–|
|Smartbench 2011 – Games||1887||–|
|Linpack for Android||29.353 Mflops||9.84 Mflops|
|processor||Realtek RTL 1186X 750 MHz|
|RAM||DDR3 512 MB|
|graphics chips||PowerVR SGX531|
|internal storage||2 GB NAND Flash|
|wireless||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)|
|other connections||USB 2.0 (2), USB 3.0 (1 – USB B), RCA, component, HDMI, LAN, optical / coaxial audio, cardreader|
|resolution||1280×720 pixels (16:9 ratio)|
|weight||1.17 kg (without hard drive)|
|Price range*||$ 149|
Plus: Attractive design; many features and I/O ports; supports many formats and 3D; bonus keyboard-mouse; support community/forums; affordable prices.
Minus: Android performance is not very good; Android applications is limited; minimal file management.
Score Assessment - Performance: 4.2 - Facilities: 4.5 - Ease: 4.25 - Price: 4 - Total Score: 4.26