Walmart’s New $30 Onn Android TV Box Is Actually Pretty Good!

In this video, we take a look at the all-new Onn Android TV UHD Streaming Device from Walmart and I have to say it’s actually pretty good for $30! what are the Specs? should you buy one? can it Game? Can we play our favorite retro games using emulators like Dreamcast, N64, PSP? Let’s find out!

 

hey what’s going on everybody it’s eta
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prime back here again today we’re going
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to be taking a look at this brand new
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30 android tv box from walmart known as
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the on
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uhd streamer now recently we took a look
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at the fhd streaming stick that they
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also released for 25
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and performance wasn’t great there so
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i’m hoping for five more dollars on the
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uhd version we can get a better
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experience out of it
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alright so let’s go ahead and get this
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out of the box i’m really eager to test
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it because i do know it has a higher end
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cpu than the one that came in the stick
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version so we should get better
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performance out of it
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for the remote we have the same thing
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that came with that fhd stick it’s kind
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of roku like it does have voice search
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functionality built in and uh here’s the
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box itself i actually thought it would
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be a little bigger than this
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this thing is absolutely tiny and they
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got the layout a little odd because we
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have the hdmi on one side and micro usb
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on the other for power in along with the
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android box and the remote we’re gonna
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get our five volt one amp power supply
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and a six foot hdmi cable so yeah the
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box itself is much smaller than i
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thought it would be but uh like i
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mentioned they do have the port layout a
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little odd here so we’ll have
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to kind of sit behind your tv because on
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one side we have our micro usb
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for power in and on the other side we
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have our hdmi port i figured that we
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could kind of set this right beside the
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tv but the way the layout here is it
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kind of needs to go behind the tv to
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clean up
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all the wiring so i’m not exactly sure
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of the specs
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on this unit here because when it comes
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to these on products they usually don’t
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list the exact cpu model so what i need
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to do is boot this up for the first time
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i’m going to install ida 64. i’ll get
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some information and i will see exactly
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what makes this thing tick but there is
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one thing that i’m sure of this is
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running a true version of android tv 10
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and it’s a super clean version of
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android tv
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they haven’t swapped out the launcher
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for any kind of walmart branded stuff or
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on branded stuff we just have a nice
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stock version of android tv here and
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this is something i really like to see
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because when it comes to these low-cost
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streaming devices one of the main ones
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you’re going to hear about is the fire
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stick or the fire stick 4k
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and personally i’m not a big fan of
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their interface i would much rather have
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real android tv
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like we have here with this one okay so
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after a little bit of investigation i
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found out what we have here for the cpu
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we have the amlogic s905y2 this is a
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quad core a53 cpu running at 1.8
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gigahertz
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the gpu is the mali g31 mp2
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2 gigabytes of ram storage is a bit low
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here giving us only 4.7 gigabytes of
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usable storage but
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otg does work through that micro usb
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port and we’ll take a look at that in
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just a second
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it does have ac wi-fi and bluetooth 4.2
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built-in and it’s running android tv
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10. and as long as they have the
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software set up on this correctly we
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should actually see some pretty decent
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performance out of this little 30 dollar
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streaming device
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i’ve tested a lot of these s905 products
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in the past
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up to the s905x4 and i’m a big fan of it
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so far so good everything’s been super
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smooth here but that was kind of the
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case with the fhd streaming stick that
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we recently took a look at
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this does feel a lot faster than my roku
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tv that i have in the bedroom but it’s
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getting a bit dated
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all of the streaming apps you want to
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use are on the google play store you can
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even side load stuff if you want to
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netflix will give us uhd content so we
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can do 4k here
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same thing with hbo max amazon prime and
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hulu so we’re good to go there with
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widevine on this device
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and just to give you a quick look here
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we are at 4k60
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and i want to test out a little bit of
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streaming from youtube i went through
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and i tested
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hbo max hulu and netflix it works fine
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with 4k as long as you can find the 4k
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content you want to use you’re going to
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be able to run it here unfortunately all
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of that stuff is protected so i can’t
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really show a play in here
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but we can head over to youtube and this
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is kind of one of my go-to tests
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we will make sure that we’re at 4k i’ll
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turn on stats for nerds
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here’s stats for nerds so we can see if
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we got in frame drops here and we will
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double check that we’re at 4k there we
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go
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so far so good and by this time in a
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video like this you’ll know if you’re
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going to be dropping a ton of frames
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we’re at eight drop frames
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but if we take a look at the viewpoint
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we’re only at 1080p and this is kind of
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the case with youtube on android tv
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right now
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the video is 4k but the viewpoint is
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1080p
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but uh we’re actually getting some
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really good performance here and like i
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mentioned i’ve tested the s905x2
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x3 and x4 and for 4k streaming it works
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out just fine
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go ahead and see how long it takes to
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buffer
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not bad at all for a 30 device so when
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it comes down to it the new on
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uhd android tv can handle 4k streaming
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so now i want to get into a little bit
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of native android gaming and then we’re
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going to move over to some emulation
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i’ve got a few games here that i wanted
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to test out it’s just stuff that i
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picked up on google play
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and for this i’ll be using a controller
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i’m going to use the 8bito xbox
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controller it doesn’t really work for
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xbox but it’s really made for android
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we’re going to start off light here it’s
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actually a really fun game to play with
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the kids we have
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turbo dismount and i had a good feeling
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it was going to work out just fine here
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next up skyforce just another quick one
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we can get from google play
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and uh you’re going to be able to play
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this no problem at all so i want to take
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it up to some
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3d games
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here’s real racing 3. it’s a very highly
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optimized game it’s actually been on the
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market for a little while and i’ve been
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able to run this at full speed on lower
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end devices so i figured we’d get good
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performance and as you can see here it
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is running pretty well
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and finally dead trigger 2 i usually run
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into a lot of issues with this game on
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low end devices but here it’s working
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pretty good
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so this box does support otg storage but
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we only have one micro usb port on this
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unit so you will need a splitter here
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this is an otg cable with power in super
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easy to set up it’ll work with a hard
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drive a usb drive
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or like i have here a micro sd card and
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a reader
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and uh just to give you a look here that
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it’s working i have a 128 gigabyte micro
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sd card in the reader plugged into that
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usb
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and it’s showing up on the box itself so
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we can access this storage unfortunately
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you can’t make it internal so it’s just
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going to act as portable storage but
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this does come in really handy if you
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want to run some emulators on this
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that way we can store the games on that
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external drive be it a usb drive or a
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micro sd card like i have here
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all right so now it’s time for a little
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bit of emulation first up we have
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dreamcast using redream
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and if you watch my original video on
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the fhd stick we had lots of bluetooth
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controller issues with this one here
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we’re not having
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any issues at all no delay no lag or
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anything like that
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and as you can see marvel vs capcom 2
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using the redream emulator is actually
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working pretty decently but this is an
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easier one to emulate so we’re going to
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take it up a bit
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i got a feeling that this isn’t going to
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do all dreamcast games
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and just as i thought when we move over
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to crazy taxi 2 which is a bit harder to
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emulate than marvel vs capcom 2
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we’re not quite at 60 i’m at the lowest
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resolution here
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and it’s just not going to run it at
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full speed
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moving over to n64 using moo pin 64 plus
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fz from the google play store
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easier to run games just like dreamcast
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are gonna work fine on this device here
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we have diddy kong racing
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and this is fully playable like it is
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right here but uh
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again we need to see if we can emulate
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the harder to run stuff
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like double07 goldeneye and uh we are
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running into a few issues here but it’s
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much better than i thought it would be i
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figured
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we’d be at about 10 fps you know
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stuttering all the way through
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but yeah it’s handling it much better
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than i thought it would it’s not ideal
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but i mean you could get in here and
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play this game
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and finally for emulation we have psp
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using ppsspp
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vulcan back in no hacks no frame skip
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this is an easier one to run we’re at 2x
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with this one
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it’s working great this originally ran
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at 30fps and that’s what we have here
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it’s fully playable so easier to run
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games work pretty well with psp on this
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device
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but i figured we’d run into some issues
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with other games here’s tekken 6 which i
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consider a mid-range game to run
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i did have to turn frame skip on but i
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was able to go up to 2x
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at 1x with all the hacks on it’s only
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going to run at about 53
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fps so in order to play these harder to
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run games you will need to use frame
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skip on this thing
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and the final thing i wanted to test
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here was a little bit of cloud gaming
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using g-force now
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overall it’s really not that bad as long
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as you have a good connection i’m
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actually kind of close to my router and
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it’s a pretty decent router
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you should be pretty good to go every
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once in a while i do notice a stutter
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here and there but it all comes down to
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your network itself
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so overall i’m really impressed with the
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performance of this little 30
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android tv box especially given that
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it’s a walmart branded tv box
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we have full real android tv no skins or
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anything like that
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we do have access to google play ac
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wi-fi
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overall it’s actually looking like a
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pretty decent deal now i do wish they
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would have opted for usb
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type c instead of micro usb and added a
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little more storage here but it’s kind
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of hard to complain at this price point
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when i originally tested the new on fhd
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stick
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i was a little worried that this
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wouldn’t perform much better than that
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thing but we’re getting way better
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performance out of this for only five
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more dollars
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if you’re going to be using this on a
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super high end 4k tv you might actually
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have a little extra change in your
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pocket to pick up something like the
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new google chromecast with google tv
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built in or even the shield tv

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