MediaBox MBX3 Media Player
List Price R 1,999
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Lenise, South Africa. 12 September 2017
It took a while for me to get it set up with regards to wifi and ethernet, but once all done, it worked like a charm.
I now watch Netflix, Youtube and any of those "Apps" through the player. I've hooked it up to a wireless keyboard and really happy with my purchase.
I would recommend it to any one, especially considering the brilliantly discounted price I paid.
Stephan, South Africa. 31 October 2017
Nicolas above most likely has the most accurate review of this.
Even though the packaging, presentation and design of the device is most likely the best that I've ever seen for quite some time, using the device was VERY disappointing.
In short, it just turns your TV into a huge Android tablet without any touch interface. All the apps on there are that of an Android tablet, so they are not optimised for a TV. The whole idea of having to deal with an "air mouse" to get around is stupid. For instance, after clicking play on a video in YouTube you then have to find the maximize button on the displaying video (which disappears after a while) and somehow click that with this inaccurate air mouse to view it in full screen.
So, I have returned my MediaBox and will most likely go for an Apple TV -- huge price difference, but it works.
Colin, South Africa. 23 October 2017
Product does as it says, but compared to other units of same spec level it is overpriced, which wouldn't be so bad if the local importer responded to emails regarding issues, but they don't.
Had a problem with the wifi on the unit which I queried with mediabox, no response.
Have a problem with the unit not allowing saves directly to a sd card, no response.
Decent product let down by no after sales support from the importers.
Michael, South Africa. 15 December 2017
Brilliant little Gadget - so much better than TV that kills your brain cells by subjecting you to Mind numbing nonsense and adverts for days (what a waste of time) at least this goodie you have a choice of what to watch and if you kill your own brain cells its your own fault because of the choices you have made and what you have subjected yourself to. its great for just chilling, but dont stay on this thing to long or you will be a failure in life and have wasted your time in front of something that could possibly not serve you in any way other than eating your time until you die. so with all that out the way, this is a great nice to have thing, i do not watch a lot of TV i like to watch self development things on youtube and tips and info about photography and things i find interesting.
Etienne, South Africa. 6 December 2017
Kobus, South Africa. 6 December 2017
Excellent product! The remote with the air-mouse could just maybe use some tweaking! Some times little uncomfortable to use, and not accurate if needed to close adds. Maybe pre install a decent add block.
Phillip, South Africa. 22 August 2017
Very happy with this nifty device. I bought this device to watch DSTV using the DSTV Now app and it works very well. Now and again experience playback errors but I think this could be DSTV related. Comes with all the popular apps pre-loaded.
Only drawback is that when it comes out of standby mode, it does not connect to the wi-fi again (although it says "connected") and has to be switched off and re-booted. Apparently this is an issue with all media boxes including Minix. Contacted Mediabox office in Cape Town who advised its ok for the device to stay on at all times as it won't use any data if the apps are not in use. Also I would recommend connecting a cordless mouse to the USB port as the remote is not easy to use for navigation.
The local Mediabox contact centre in Cape Town has been very helpful when contacting them for assistance.
So all in all I would recommend this product. Happy streaming!
Sam, South Africa. 10 July 2017
Very good product change any tv to a smart Tv .Have no problems with it .Pointer the same as all smart Tv's interface.
Nicolas, South Africa. 17 May 2017
I'm incredibly disappointed in this product. It simply does not live up to expectations. While I have to give credit for the build quality of the Mediabox, there are two massive flaws that fail this product miserably and caused me endless frustration to the point where I returned it for a refund.
1 - the "air mouse" remote control pointer. What a disaster. Not only is the pointer sluggish on the screen but it never goes where you point it. The worst part is that the remote buttons don't work on the majority of the apps so you keep finding yourself flipping from air pointer mode to manual mode hoping something will work. It took me almost 10 minutes of struggling to sign into Netflix because of the clumsy combination of the on screen keyboard and the remote that simply does what it pleases. For this single reason I returned my product for a refund. I have no idea how Mediabox can proudly market a product that is so broken.
2 - the user interface is not customisable and because this is a mobile version of Android running on the Mediabox, the user interface is more suited to touch screen than a mouse or pointer, if you can ever get the pointer to work. Navigating the Mediabox and using the apps is an exercise in futility. Frustrating doesn't even come close.
The Mediabox showed promise but it's far from even being mediocre. Do not waste your money on this product.
Rozanne, South Africa. 4 December 2017
Great item & works like a charm. Set-up was a bit tricky though but online support from Mediabox was fantastic. Very happy with my purchase!
Kelly, South Africa. 8 June 2017
DENISE, South Africa. 26 October 2017
What an awesome product and so easy to use. Series, movies, sport and more on any TV unsing just the internet. Watch Netflix, Showmax, Dstv , Utube and much more.
Denise Van Huyssteen
hugh, South Africa. 14 September 2017
Easy,easy,easy, works like a dream.
Loryn, South Africa. 5 September 2017
A clever little investment!
Candice, South Africa. 28 September 2017
Easy to install and connect. So far so good - getting used to the pointer mouse still but device works perfectly. Had to update software on installation
Red_Baron, South Africa. 25 June 2017
Works great for Netflix, Dstv Now, Showman, Amazon and Kodi plugins. Does what is says on the box. I would recommend purchasing a wireless keyboard/touchpad combo as the wireless pointer will test your patience
Simon, South Africa. 12 September 2017
The claims are true.
Streams Dstv Now & Supersport, a fit for purpose in that regard.
Live stream M-Net is good with smooth frames on my 10Mbps line.
Wifi is not fantastic, but on ethernet is fine.
Airmouse is clumsy for typing.
Local support team is helpful.
Martin, South Africa. 13 September 2017
Works well, happy that DSTV NOW is pre-installed, however, on youtube when a video is played in HD, the sound and video is not synched.
Paul, South Africa. 17 August 2017
Excellent product. Compared to my Apple TV this unit has more functionality and features (thanks to Google Play Store and apart from a quirky airplay mouse that I could not get used (I have found a workaround using my USB mouse which works very well), I am now a very satisfied customer.
Justin, South Africa. 10 October 2017
Fantastic product all apps works perfectly,the airmouse works and we have an understanding all I will say .
Henry, South Africa. 15 May 2017
Does what it says it does. Streaming quality is good and the optical cable for sound is also good.
Much better than streaming through a laptop. No more Vertical tearing.
solly, South Africa. 9 February 2018
Do not buy this outdated hardware, you will regret it.
Gert, South Africa. 20 June 2017
Great little digital media player, comes pre-loaded with all the necessary apps and is very easy to use.
Bluetooth airmouse is not perfect, but it works and keeps things interesting.
Proudly South African with this little gem.
Niel, South Africa. 4 October 2017
The device had to do a lot of updating before it could be used. Streaming from Internet and DSTV applications were poor (jittery and blurry), compared to the same on a computer in the same room. The USB OTG could not pick up an external drive, so KODI or the same could not be tested.
Leanne, South Africa. 1 November 2017
Danie, South Africa. 12 September 2017
So far so good, it does all that is promised. I just hope we get an Android update. To sell new devices in 2017 with Android Kitkat is a bit outdated
Gideon, South Africa. 22 May 2017
I wanted to support a South Aftican product, so I bought this instead of an Apple Tv. The apple TV would have been better. BUT this is a great product, it works. The DSTV app is crap but it is not their fault. Also the air mouse work well - once you've figured out its foibles. I bought an RII Bluetooth keyboard, but , Im hardly using it.
Overall Im happy, and given the choice I buy it again.
Sherman, South Africa. 25 August 2017
Very nice product. air mouse takes a bit getting used to.
Jason, South Africa. 15 June 2017
Absolute rubbish, stay away! Already own an Apple TV 4 for use in the bedroom and it is fantastic. Bought the Mediabox for the lounge, to save some money over the Apple as the specs looked good. Terrible to setup, horrible remote and even worse interface. Sent it back the next day and bought another Apple TV. Will happily pay twice the price, the Apple is just in another league.
Phillip, South Africa. 3 December 2017
Great value for money. Streams without any issues. Airmouse takes some getting used to, but all in all a great product.
Quintin, South Africa. 8 June 2017
did not have a lot of time with this product, but its playing DSTV now and that is what I wanted. Might recommend a faster internet line than 2mg
Valjean, South Africa. 22 August 2017
Great product still working out how to use all features.
Jacques, South Africa. 20 September 2017
By far the best media player I've tried.
Ezra, South Africa. 3 January 2018
I am very happy with my purchase, i find that, this is a cost effective alternative to the entertainment options out there. I did have a problem with my first unit but it was rectified by the supplier and I have high praise for this product. I agree with the comments before me that the air mouse could use some fine tuning, however this is not a serious issue. I will recommend this product.
Gavin, South Africa. 21 September 2017
I had a faulty one before but this non faulty one is fantastic. DSTV Now, Supersport, Netflix... It's all there. Very impressive
Lawrence, South Africa. 7 June 2017
nice product but the DSTV server is too slow - any decent movie or sport and DSTV buffers. You tube and others are perfect and have no issues just DSTV is poor. so if you getting just for DSTV like i did you may be disappointed
Alexander, South Africa. 27 November 2017
I was previously using my laptop, HDMI cable and TV but this media box just takes things to the next level. Its super convenient, small and has a great user interface. I also bought a wireless keyboard and mouse which connect with ease and make streaming media content a pleasure. What I was most impressed with was the customer service I received when I was initially struggling to set up the device. The owner/founder responded to all my queries and personally called to assist me multiple times even when it sometimes took over 40 minutes. Very happy customer and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great way to stream and manage videos and other media.
Rudi, South Africa. 18 July 2017
Its ok for viewing Showmax, Netflix etc.
But even with a high speed internet connection the audio lags on Showmax and Netflix.
The mouse pointer is a frustration of note! The remote's functionality is impractical.
As far as the interface is concerned I can only explain it as, working on a beast of a computer loaded with Windows xp. It feels like the software is outdated and laggy. (Even after the updates)
This product is just ok...nothing more.
Stephen John, South Africa. 27 November 2017
I bought a Media Box3 and was so impressed I bought the upgraded Media Box4 for the bedroom. This has to be one of the great inventions. It turns an ordinary TV into a smart tv. Amazing.