Not sure about this particular stick. I use that on my tablet and it works fine with moderate bit rate HD movies (~5-10GB). 15GB movies may hit the bandwidth limit of wireless network that it does not stream well even on my other network media players and a 4-core HTPC.
guess i'll just have to grab a stick and try it ouy, thanks!
The only thing I need is Netflix. That's it. Is this sufficient?
Just received my MK802 II today. Bought a USB to Ethernet Adapter (you can get it from Amazon) and a powered USB hub. Installed Netflix from Google Play Store. The playback is smooth in high definition. Will try xbmc when I get time.
I've heard bad things about the MK's series especially how their WiFi burns out easily. I recently purchased one of the top tiered Android Boxes, the Minix Neo X5. Apparently it's the most stabilized Android TV out there in the market currently according to the XDA Developer's forums.
Amazon vendor Silverstone LLC is shipping both legitimate Rikomagic units and inferior fakes. If you contact them before purchasing, you'll probably get a genuine Rikomagic unit. If you do get a fake from them, Silverstone has been sending out authentic replacement units to anyone that contacts them after receiving a fake.
Seems like a weird way to run a business, but at least they have good customer service.
If you get a fake, SEND IT BACK. The authentic Rikomagic units are worth the money, the fakes are not. The fakes have a different WiFi chip that is not supported by Rikomagic firmwares. The fakes (in general) don't seem to be as stable. How do you know if you've received a fake? If the box and the unit do not both have Rikomagic printed on them, it's a fake.
To answer some of the other questions.
Video playback? An authentic Rikomagic MK802 II can and will play 1080P video files, in 3D, with full hardware acceleration, no dropped frames when using MX Player, Mobo Player, and a few others. MX seems to be the preferred player.
Overheating? No. The first two generations of Rikomagic MK802 units did have overheating issues. The MK802 II has solved those issues. Unlike the previous units, the MK802 II has voltage regulation and ESD. Even after hours of thrashing these devices, they rarely get warmer than 90 degrees F. The heat issues have been fixed.
WiFI? Yes, WiFi works but is hugely dependent on channel interference in your specific area. Some (like me) who have congestion issues use a $5 USB to Ethernet dongle instead. Monoprice sells a very cheap unit (item 6150) that works fine with most Android devices, including this.
XBMC? There is a version that works, it is a forked version that use MX Player as the core playback engine. Standard XBMC for Android will work, but doesn't have hardware acceleration so is only capable of playing standard definition (though work is being done to support hardware acceleration).
Plex? This may be a better alternative than XBMC at this time. I don't use either, but there seem to be many more proponents of Plex than XBMC for these devices.
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