Have you guys heard about the G-Box Midnight? I ordered one today from amazon. The reviews I read all seem very positive. Things that look good are 4 USB ports, and the Cortex A9 w/Neon/Mali400 gfx.
Looks like they offer decent firmware updates too. I wonder if their source is available?
I received this unit a few days ago, and man, what a nice box!! I had also purchased two Vizio Co-Star boxes at the same time as well, but they are now going back. This G-Box Midnight is WAY better, imo. It runs XBMC nearly PERFECT, even with 1080P MKV files. I have yet to find an app on the Google Play store that is not compatible, but not saying I won't. I already ordered two more for Xmas presents for my family.
The unit comes pre-rooted, but you still need to install Superuser from the Play Store. I also had to change the vold.fstab file so the external sdcard would be the primary storage. It defaults to 2gb of internal storage. The only issue I have found so far, it runs rather warm, but I think I might add a small fan to the top of the unit. Also, there is a slight lip-sync issue which appears to be system-wide. Not just XBMC. My Vizio TV allows me to correct it, but I would rather correct it at the source. I will also try it on another tv in the next day to two, as that could even be the problem.
I have NOT tried Netflix on it, because I do not have a netflix account.
The Vizio Co-Stars (googletv) are very crippled. No root, no way to get root, and very limited apps are allowed to be installed. XBMC side loaded does not even work. It crashes on startup.
Edited by Lexridge, 16 December 2012 - 08:07 PM.