Review: EntertainmentBox T8 V Android TV BOX 2017 Version

By | June 2, 2017


This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results below.
 
The EntertainmentBox T8 V is an android TV box built to stream videos with Kodi or from other sources.
 
Specifications
Processor: Amlogic S912
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Storage: 16GB
OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Wireless: Dual Band 2.4 GHz, 5GHz
 
The box comes with everything needed including the unit, instructions, power supply, HDMI cable, and remote control.

 
The side has 2 USB ports, SD-Card slot, and Restore button.

 
The back has OTG, USB-HDD, Optical, composite video, HDMI, Ethernet and the power port.

 
A very nice feature is the ability to add an internal hard drive to the T8 V. The bottom has a spot for a SATA hard drive to be inserted into the unit.

This would be a nice option for anyone who has a large video or music library and would like to store them with the unit.
 
Of course a flash drive, SD-Card, or External HDD drive can be also used be used to store files.
 
The remote control that comes with the T8 V is nicer than most with more options and sturdy build.

Remote controls have always been very easy to customize with Android TV boxes. There are many low cost android TV remote controls that come in all shapes and sizes.
 
Powering on the T8 V it has a display that shows the time and a power button on the front.

 
The screen comes up with a easy to follow guide including selecting the language and connecting to WiFi or Ethernet.

 
It boots into the Ebox Media Center interface.

 
A lot of Apps come installed of course this is easy to customize.

 
A version of Kodi called EBMC is installed which is based on Jarvis and works the same.

No add-ons are installed which is easy to do with the many online tutorials.
 
I installed Exodus and had no problem finding and playing videos.

 
Going into System–>System Info the resources being used is low and ready to stream 1080p or 4K Ultra HD videos.

The T8 V will have no problems using Kodi and streaming HD videos.
 
Next I did a internet speed test over the WiFi which gave me 38Mbps Download and 5Mbps upload speed.

During this test I connected to 2.4GHz band to a router 10 feet away past a wall.
 
The minimum Download speed to run HD 1080p video is 5Mbps, and 25Mbps for 4K Ultra HD videos. The T8 V should have no problem streaming video over WiFi of course using a Ethernet cable is always a better option.
 
For the last test I ran Antutu Benchmark which gave a good score of 41336.

This was a slightly better score than other S912 android TV boxes such as the AKASO T95Z PLUS which gave a score of 41158.
 
Of course the scores are close and about what to expect from a S912 box. The slightly better score shows the T8 V has a good build quality.
 
Summary
The Ebox T8 V is a good android TV box and will have no problems playing movies or TV shows using Kodi.

The new S912 processor is slightly better than the S905 and much better than the older S802/S805 processors.

The combination of S912 CPU and 2GB of RAM give it plenty of room for future upgrades, such as when the new Kodi 17 Krypton is finally released.

Having a bay to install a hard drive is a very nice feature and will make it easy to store videos or music on the unit.

It also has Over-The-Air updates and good support which most boxes don’t have and can be invaluable when a update is needed or something goes wrong.

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