Review: WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box

By | July 19, 2017

Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Media Center 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box

The WeTek 2 is a Hybrid android TV box that has a built-in TV tuner, that can play movies and TV shows from an antenna or cable/satellite connection.
 
The combination of being able to playing free over-the-air TV, or streaming videos from online makes it an-all-around media center.
 
This makes it a great unit for cord cutters who like online streaming, but also want DVR options such as play, record, pause Live TV from an over-the-air TV antenna.
 
Specifications
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Specs
CPU: Amlogic S905H
GPU: Mali MP-450
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Internal Storage: 8GB
Optional ATSC, DVB, Tuner
WiFi: 802.11n Dual Band
Custom Android 5.1 WE OS
Video: 1080p, 4K Ultra HD
 
The box comes with the unit, remote control, power cables, instructions, and HDMI cable.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid ALL
 
The box is about twice the size of most android TV boxes.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Box Unit
 
The back of the unit has a power port, 2 USB, Ethernet, coaxial input output, RS-232, HDMI, component, and Optical SPDIF.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Box Unit Back
 
The side has a SD-card and another USB slot.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Box Unit Side
 
The coaxial input output is a module that can be replaced with another module for ATSC, DVB, and so on depending on the Country it is used in.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Coaxial
 
For example ATSC is used in the United States and DVB in the United Kingdom.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid ATSC DVB
 
Swapping out the module is quick and easy to do if necessary.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Card Swap
The box comes with one TV Tuner which can be chosen, ATSC or DVB, but both can be bought if necessary.
 
The remote control comes with programmable buttons, and at the bottom Record, Pause, and Play buttons for Live TV.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Remote Control
 
Turning on the unit it comes up to a nice Home Screen with access to apps and other features.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Home Screen
 
To use the TV Tuner hook up an antenna or cable signal and scan the channels from the WETV APP.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Scan
After channels are scanned they are ready to be watched.
 
Pressing the Blue button on the remote brings up a TV guide.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid TV Guide
 
Another very nice feature is the live TV recording which can be setup with the record button.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid Record 1
This is a great Tivo/DVR like option especially for those who use an over-the-air TV antenna and would like to Record, Play, and Pause.
 
Hardware Test
Testing the video I ran a new 4K ultra HD video and it ran with no problems.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid 4K Ultra HD
 
A quick basic WiFi test with SeedTest.net gave a speed of 34Mbps Down, and 9Mbps UP.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid WiFI Test
 
Antutu Benchmark test gave a result of 36848.
Review WeTek Play 2 ATSC Hybrid AnTUTU
 
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Summary
The WeTek Play 2 is a unique solution for cord cutters looking to get rid of Cable or Satellite TV.
 
The ability to play, record, and pause live TV from an antenna along with the ability to stream from online sources make it a nice box.
 
Its modular tuner for broadcast playback and recording can be bought Country specific for ATSC or DVB and is easy to swap out if necessary.
 
The hardware while not the fastest is plenty enough to stream HD videos to a TV.
 
I am still testing the unit so far with good results and will update if anything changes.
 
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
 

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