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The Nagrace HPH NT-V6 TV Box arrived in the post securely packaged up in its cardboard shipping box where I did not notice any signs of damage from shipping. Opening the plain cardboard packaging that the product shipped in I was greeted by nice looking matte black packaging which displayed the product name on the front. The graphics used on the box were simple and looked good. On the rear of the box, you will find the Trace website address, small product photo, and some specifications. The packaging was sturdy and nothing rattled around inside the box which was nice.
HPH (named after “Happy Home”) NTV6 is a brand new model based on the latest Rockchip SOC available, the RK3288. NTV6 is a powerhouse, with a performance that surpasses most of the SOCs out there today, and hardware support for 10-bit color TS files.
The design is quite identical to that of the older (RK3368 based) NT-V8. With one small difference: HDMI-in port instead of one of the USB ports. The box is small and made of black plastic with silver accents. The external antenna is quite big, and all the ports and connections are to the back and right of the box. The On/Off button is on the left of the box, not far from the antenna.
The HPH NT-V6 comes in the familiar casing that we are used to seeing in a lot of Android boxes which is a good thing as the case looks nice and clean. There are no invasive logos or obscure design choices that cause the box to stand out for all the wrong reasons. The device is nice and clean and should fit in with most home theatre setups seamlessly. The build quality of the device is great with no cheap feeling plastic parts to it.
HPH NT-V6 OTA Updates:
The HPH NT-V6 supports OTA updates which are great. In order to update Android boxes you generally need to load the latest firmware on an SD card or USB and then manually flash the latest update. The issue with this is that its time consuming and there is always a chance you can brick the device.
With OTA updates you can simply click the check for updates button and if there is an update simply hit the download and install button and the HPH NT-V6 will take care of the rest.
The Nagrace HPH NT-V6 Android box comes with an HDMI input which allows you connect an external video source to the media player and display the video as a picture in picture on the device. The process worked quite well and I did not notice any major issues when trying this functionality out.
Where to buy Nagrace HPH NT-V6 TV Box
You can buy the Nagrace HPH NT-V6 TV Box from GearBest, Amazon or Ebay
- CPU : RK3288 28nm Cortex-A17 Quad Core
- GPU : Quad-core Mali-T764 3D GPU Support OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0,OpenVG1.1 , OpenCL1.1 and Render script , Directx 11, 2D GPU support 4K input , 4K*2K output
- OS : Android 4.4
- RAM : 2GB DDR3+16GB eMMC Flash( 32GB/64GB Optional)
- WIFI : 5G, AP6335 802.11 AC.
- Network : 1000M LAN
- A/V Out : Composite Audio/Video, HDMI port, SPDIF Coaxial(digital audio)
- Interface: USB2.0, OTG, 100/1000M RJ45 port, TF Card reader, DC 5V/2A power input.
- Format : ts,m2ts,tp,trp,mkv,mp4,avi,rm,rmvb,wmv,asf,flv,vob,dat,mpg,mpeg
- Codec : MPEG1/2/4,H.264/H.265/4K*2K/AVC,MVC,VC1,XVID,DiVX,Realvideo 8/9/10,VP6
- Video System : PAL/NTSC/720p/1080i 520Hz/1080i 60Hz/1080p 520Hz/1080p 60Hz
- Audio Format: mp3,wma,aac,ape,flac,mka
- Picture Format: JPEG,GIF,BMP,PNG
- Subtitle Format : SRT,SMI,SUB,SSA,IDX+SUB,PGS
- File System : NTFS,FAT32,EXT3,EXT2
- NT-V6Quad Core Android TV Box
- HDMI Cable
- Power Adapter
- IR Remote Control
Fast new processor
Excellent 3D graphics performance for games
Stable and fast firmware.
Memory and Storage capacity (4GB / 32GB)
Excellent Wi-Fi performance, when it works
Fast eMMC, both for reading and writing speeds.
Both 720p and 1080p user interfaces are supported
Video Output – 1080p support 24, 25 ,30 , 50 and 60 Hz output. 4K @ 60Hz should be supported (not tested).
Partial HEVC/H.265 video decoding support in XBMC.
OTA update appears to be support
Proper power off/standby handling.
Nagrace HPH NT-V6 TV Box
XBMC has too many issues: VC1 not supported, H.265 support only partial, audio/video sync issue, some MPEG-2 and XVID videos are skipping frames, some of the 4K videos I used could play properly, etc…
Some MPEG-2 file won’t play smoothly in either XBMC or MX Player
Potential Ethernet issues confirmed with my Gigabit switch (D-Link DSG-1005A) and 10/100Mbps D-Link router (configured as a switch).
Video output – Component and composite do not work at all (black screen)
Webcam not working properly (black screen) in Skype and Hangouts
Relatively slow write speed on NTFS/USB partition.
Wi-Fi may be unstable at times
HDMI In support is quite basic (only as HDMI switcher)