HiMedia Q10 Pro review

HiMedia Q10 Pro review

The Q10 Pro brings together Kodi’s excellent media management and HiMedia’s insane format support and 4K image quality in one stylish Android TV box. But is this the best Kodi box to buy? We find out in our HiMedia Q10 Pro review.

 

HIMEDIA Q10 PRO REVIEW

The Q10 Pro brings together Kodi’s excellent media management and HiMedia’s insane format support and 4K image quality in one stylish Android TV box. But is this the best Kodi box to buy? We find out in our HiMedia Q10 Pro review. Also see: Best Kodi boxes 2016

HIMEDIA Q10 PRO REVIEW: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT DOES

In its most basic form the HiMedia Q10 Pro is a box that connects to your TV over HDMI and allows it to operate as a giant Android tablet, though without the touchscreen (you get a remote control instead). You can install any apps you might install on a phone or tablet, whether that be games, social media, catch-up TV or other.

One of the most commonly installed apps on Android TV boxes is the Kodi media-management app, which is helpfully preinstalled and fully integrated here. But the HiMedia Q10 Pro sets itself apart from most Android TV- and Kodi boxes with a great deal of extra functionality. Also see: Best Kodi builds and Best Kodi add-ons

Let’s start with the obvious: the HiMedia Q10 Pro doesn’t look like your average Android TV box. It’s larger than most – more so when you factor in the rear-mounted detachable Wi-Fi antenna – and yet it’s still easily one of the better-looking examples we’ve seen.

The Q10 Pro has a black premium brushed aluminium casing (that thanks to a rear cooling fan kept its cool during our testing), with a glass panel at the front revealing an LCD display and a useful touch panel. An IR sensor at the centre pairs with a bundled remote that would appear to do it all (except ‘Stop’, though we’re told there is a workaround). The chrome trim and gently rounded corners are nice finishing touches that will allow this Kodi box to slip right into any home-entertainment setup.

 

 

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