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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Bluetimes BT919 Android TV Stick

     There are good android TV Sticks and there are great android TV Sticks. The BT919 is one of the great ones. It is extremely good looking with a black slick glossy design and a vibrant and fresh orange colour on the dual wifi antenna and the HDMI plug cap
     This dual antenna provides an excellent wifi reception and it supports 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0, wifi direct and miracast are also present.
     The ports of the device consist of 2 MicroUSB (one of them is OTG), a full sized USB 2.0 and a MicroSD card slot. It also has an Fn button for firmware upgrade. It is worth to mention that the HDMI plug is gold plated to provide the best picture signal and it succesfully does.

     Hardware-wise, this dongle is powered by a Quad-Core Rockchip RK3188 (NOT RK3188T) clocked at 1.6 Ghz constructed at 28nm, the graphics are handled by the very famous Quad-Core Mali-400 MP4 GPU running at 533 Mhz, it has 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of NAND Flash from which 1 GB is for apps and 5.5 GB for the user.

There are some reports that the device is choppy during video playback. With the stock rom provided i too had frame drops but when i installed Finless 1.4b with a kernel that had an overclocked GPU and DDR i experienced the best and smoothest playback i had ever came across between these devices. The best part is that even though the kernel has an overclocked GPU and DDR there is no indication that the device gets hot. After about 5 hours of watching videos on XBMC and streaming soccer matches from Sopcast the Stick was slightly warm and was working great. I will post a guide on how to upgrade to Finless 1.4b later

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