The MINIX Neo X8-H PLUS (NEO-X8-HPLUS) is an Android-powered set-top box that’s designed to bring a vast array of applications to your TV. The Neo X8-H PLUS features a quad-core processor, 8-core GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, support for high speed dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, hardware H.265 decoding, HDMI 1.4b support, a media card reader, 3.5mm headphone and mic jacks, optical audio, 3 full-sized USB ports, 1 Micro USB port, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and an IR receiver. This breadth of features allows the Neo X8-H Plus to easily be integrated into any modern home theater setup.
The Neo X8H is incredibly slim, making it easy to put almost anywhere in a home theater. Included with the X8H are an HDMI cable, USB cable, USB OTG cable, AC adapter, IR remote, and Wi-Fi antenna.
Setup was easy, once we had the Neo X8-H PLUS hooked up how we wanted, we were greeted by an intuitive setup wizard that got our Neo X8-H PLUS hooked up to our local dual-band network. The Neo X8-H PLUS is fast and responsive, with MINIX providing a custom home screen called, "Metro," that makes navigating to settings and select app categories easy. The hardware in the Neo X8-H PLUS gives Android 4.4 plenty of room to fly and comes pre-loaded with Google’s Play Store to download all your favorite apps and games which all run great (though we’d recommend a Bluetooth controller for games).
The Neo X8-H PLUS also comes with a version of XBMC, a fully-featured media center application, so that users can get straight to enjoying movies and music from local storage devices or by streaming from their media server. Also pre-installed on the system are a 4k video player, Netflix, YouTube, Google TV Remote support, and a media server app that allows you to turn on DLNA and AirPlay for streaming content from Apple devices.
MINIX’s Neo X8-H PLUS is an impressive Android-based media set-top box that gives users the power and flexibility to enjoy a wide range of media applications on their televisions. The Neo X8-H PLUS is currently available in limited quantities at select Altex stores. For any questions regarding the MINIX Neo X8-H PLUS’s features and availability, feel free to contact us or check out the product page for more info!