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Friday, April 3, 2015

Review of the Vigica C90T DVB-T2 & C90S DVB-S2 Quad Core Android TV Boxes

In this article i'm gonna review two new boxes from Vigica. The C90T & and the C90S

They are both identical but they have one major difference.

The C90T supports DVB-T2 while the C90S supports DVB-S2

This means that you can connect the TV Box with an antennaand watch TV channels if your monitor doesn't have antenna input.

DVB-T2 is for terrestrial and DVB-S2 for sattelite.

Very useful and great feature i must say

The devices have a black matte exterior with the Vigica logo on topand on the front we have the C90 logo and a power led

On the sides we have nothing and on the back we have various ports

  • 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1x HDMI out
  • 1x SPDIF Digital Audio Output
  • 1x A/V Output
  • 1x MicroSD Card Slot
  • 1x Ethernet
  • 1x D/C Input
  • Antenna In & Out Ports
When we first switch on our TV Box it asks us to scan channels

I'll skip this for now and let's take a look at the software

Vigica has done an excellent job delivering a great user experience and this is obvious by the software iteration.

The standard mediabox launcher we have seen on various other android tv boxes is available but this time Vigica has taken it a step further matching some other elements to the launcher's theme perfectly well.

The included IR remote does a great job and as a matter of fact this review is shot using this to navigate through the menus

The usual folders are present such as Online Video and My Recommended Appsand they are both editable

We have an app drawer of course, a file manager and some shortcuts you can edit on the bottom line

On the top right corner there is the date and time and if we go into the settings we see the 4 tabs we have previously seen on other android tv boxes

Network: where we see our wireless networks and ethernet connection

Display: where we can set up our screensaver and HDMI output mode etc

Advanced: where we have the miracast function, remote control, Google TV remote, CEC control etc

And the Other tab where we can find our model number, android version etc. From here we can update our system and go to the stock android settings

The most important feature of the C90T and the C90S is the ability to support DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 in order to let you watch tv channels even if your monitor doesn't support antenna input

I have connected the C90T with an antenna and now let's open the DTV app and search for channels

As i mentioned before, Vigica has created some apps to match the main launcher and we can witness it with the DTV app

It's interface is great and it works as a seperate launcher too where you can add your own apps or access them all from the app drawer

Also we have the settings tab where we can find

Network Settings

Display Settings

Sound Settings


Time Settings

Memory Clear

System Upgrade

System Information

Channel installation was easy and you either choose Auto or Manual search

On the main DTV home page we see a virtual TV Monitor broadcasting our current channel and on the right we have the installation options, channel manager, EPG showing us the TV program and DTV preferences

The quality of the picture is great and it is even better than the picture from my TV.

XBMC/Kodi and Video Playback
Kodi comes preinstalled and the operation is quite smooth and fast

I connected  hard drive and tried some test videos

The first one is 1080p 40 Mbps

The second one is 1080p 10 Mbps

They both played great without frame loss 

Benchmarks and Specs
Antutu Benchmark gave me an average score of 15222

and 3D Mark 2327 points

These scores are not on pa with the higher specced TV Boxes out there but you will buy the C90T and the C90S for their DTV features

Although the scores were not that high, the devices still gave me a smooth and fast user experience

As we can see these two TV Boxes sport an Amlogic S805 CPU along with a Mali-$50 GPU, 1 GB of DDRIII RAM and 8 GB of Internal Storage

Antutu Video Tester gave me very good results with the devices lacking only on 4k playback

C90T and C90S are two great TV Boxes from a very responsible company

The built in DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 give you the option to use them as a TV enabled set top box. That;s very handy if you've connected it to a pc monitor with no antenna input

I totally recommend them to you

  • DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 functionality
  • Great launcher and user experience
  • Great software features
  • Price
  • No overheating issues
  • Great Kodi/XBMC support
  • Good wifi reception
  • Great DTV video quality
  • Smooth 1080p playback
  • Support for external HDD 2.5'' without the need for a seperate power supply

  • 1 GB RAM
  • Build quality could be better but it's still good
  • Only 2 USB ports but you can overcome it with a USB hub
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