BuzzTV XRS4900 – Powerful S922X IPTV Box

BuzzTV XRS4900 IPTV TV Box Review

I believe that BuzzTV has outdone themselves in this model. The new BuzzTV XRS4900 not only delivers the IPTV server hub feature, but does it on the best high performance and hardware currently available on the market. By adopting the Amlogic S922X chipset, they have now expanded even further the things you can do with their box. So not only that you can watch IPTV with its non-buffering server protocol feature, but you can now venture into storing 4K videos via expandable storage, stream movies and TV shows via Kodi and streaming Apks, and now you can even enjoy high-performance Android gaming on the high-performance CPU and the GPU installed in this model.

 

At a price point starting at $199.99, this model is targeted at TV box high end hardware enthusiasts and android gamers would love to take everything on Android to the big screen. One of the nice things BuzzTV did in this model is that they tried not to be as a generic as most of the Chinese manufacturers and tried to give a little more than the usual. So they have included a Bluetooth custom BuzzTV remote, along with a mouse pad and some BuzzTV stickers for you to represent.

 

BuzzTV XRS4900 IPTV Server hub

 


 


BuzzTV XRS4900 Hardware Specs

CPU – Amlogic S9XX2 4X 12.2GHz
GPU – ARM Mali G52 Open GL ES 3.2 w/Vulkan 1.1
RAM – 4GB LPDDR4
Internal Storage – 128GB
Wi-Fi – Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz
Bluetooth 4.2

BuzzTV XRS4900 CPU information

BuzzTV XRS4900 System information


✔️I/O Ports

1 HDMI 2.1
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 Type C
1 Micro SD
1 SATA
1 AV
1 RJ45 LAN
1 Optical

BuzzTV XRS4900 in the box

BuzzTV XRS4900 rear IO ports

BuzzTV XRS4900 Side IO Ports

BuzzTV XRS4900 SATA expandable storage

BuzzTV XRS4900 Front LED

BuzzTV XRS4900 base view


Benchmark

Antutu – 121832
Geekbench4 – 1447 Single-Core | 3941 Multi Core
Ice Storm Extreme – Maxed Out
SingShot – 1553
SlingShot Extreme – 1159
RAM Copy – 7217 MB/s
Internal Storage – 110 MB/s Read | 105 MB/s write
SATA – 153 MB/s Read | 241 MB/s write
Wi-Fi – 2.4 GHz 100% | 5GHz 100%
LAN – 100%

BuzzTV XRS4900 Antutu Benchmark


Pro Features

Amlogic S922X 6X CPU 2.2GHz / G52
4GB DDR4 RAM/128GB Storage
SATA expandable storade bay
Bluetooth BT200 BuzzTV remote w/backlit
IPTV Server hub feature
Alternative launchers work
Google certified/Widevine L1 HDCP2.2
4K 2160p HDR display w/Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos/DTS-X/DD Sur/HD-MA/THX
Navigation Bar
Kodi/APK streaming movies/TV shows
Airscreen mobile casting
4K HDR video playback good
1TB SSD format to shared internal storage
MAX Bandwidth speed on both Wi-FI/LAN
High Benchmarks
Good 3D gaming with keymapping Octopus Key keymapping app only
Premium design
Bluetooth works OK and stable

BuzzTV XRS4900 Launcher

BuzzTV XRS4900 BT200 Bluetooth Remote

BuzzTV XRS4900 Dolby Atmos and DTS digital surr audio

 


Cons

Not Root access/ No root switch
No screen rotation
No status bar
No certification for premium services in HD/4K
Some overheating during gaming only. Cooling fan needed.

NB. no overheating during normal operation.

 

BuzzTV XRS4900 Pros and Cons


Final Thoughts

The BuzzTV XRS 4900 is no one of my all-time favorites and is what I consider to be one of the best all-around TV boxes you can buy. I believe BuzzTV is getting better with each new model and I believe they can do even better if they pay more attention to some of the cons presented in my review. I would very much like to see them include Netflix ESN certification, but that will mean that they will have to change the operating system to Android TV OS. But I think it just might attract more buyers knowing that they can watch premium services such as Disney+, Amazon prime video, and Netflix in HD and 4K. And it makes no sense including Google certification with no root and HDCP two point protection without the ability to watch premium services in HD and 4K. They might as well just excluded that and apply a root switch which will allow even further usage of apps and games, and not to mention key mapping apps. 

 

The included SATA expandable storage bay is a nice addition however, they needed to pay more attention to the heat generated by the CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz with a hard drive or an SSD inserted into the storage bay. This required an internal cooling fan. There are so many mini cooling fans like the one featured in my last mini PC sticker video that they could have used the keep temperatures way below 70 at all times. And with that said please apply a cooling fan if you intend to really use this box for intensive activities.


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