vSeebox V3 Pro Live TV Box Review
I’m thrilled to bring you yet another exciting review of an Android TV box. Today’s spotlight is on the latest release from VSeeBox called the vSeeBox V3 Pro. In this review I delve into its live TV capabilities, explore the upgraded Amlogic hardware, dissect its firmware features, and put its media playback and gaming performance to the test. Stick around, and I’ll even run some performance benchmarks to give you a detailed overview.
Unboxing the vSeeBox V3 Pro
Upon unboxing the V3 Pro, VSeeBox doesn’t disappoint. Alongside the sleek model, you receive a Bluetooth voice remote, a lengthy HDMI cable, a 5V 2A DC power supply, and a user manual—everything you need for a seamless setup.
Design and Ports
The V3 Pro boasts a refreshing plastic housing design, breaking away from the monotony of reused designs in the market. Turning to its I/O, you’ll find a versatile array, including HDMI 2.1, non-gigabit Ethernet LAN, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, microSD card reader, AV port, and DC input socket. The front features an LCD display, while the base sports four rubber feet without ventilation holes.
The First Bootup
After the initial bootup and Bluetooth remote pairing, you’re greeted with a user-friendly startup wizard, setting the tone for a hassle-free user experience.
VSeeBox Launcher and Android TV OS
The V3 Pro runs on Android 11 TV OS, and its launcher, devoid of a navigation or status bar, offers a clean interface. While lacking a designated apps section, the top row conveniently lists all installed apps. You can customize the arrangement for easy access. The middle row showcases recommended apps, and the bottom row houses essential settings.
Live TV and Video-on-Demand Apps
Downloading and installing the signature apps reveal a treasure trove of content. The Heat Live app alone provides 2031 channels, Heat Backup offers 2599 channels for playback within the last seven days, Heat VOD boasts 41,135 on-demand movies, and Heat Ultra delivers 16,000+ HD movies from top streaming services. Having used VSeeBox’s X2 Pro model extensively, I vouch for the reliable service with minimal disruptions.
Moving on to firmware features, the V3 Pro impresses with a 4K firstname.lastname@example.org Hz display resolution, HDR display with adaptive HDR feature, 12-bit color space, HDMI CEC, power button options, custom app shortcuts, surround sound audio control, and Google Assistant integration.
vSeeBox V3 Pro System and Hardware Specifications
Powered by the Amlogic S905Y4 processor and equipped with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB internal storage, and Bluetooth 5.0, the V3 Pro doesn’t compromise on performance. Its CPU and GPU, the Mali G31, ensure smooth operation. With Android 11 TV OS, Vulkan GPU support, and various video decoders, it covers a broad spectrum of multimedia needs.
Digital Rights Management and Screen Mirroring
A firmware update during the review adds to the positive user support experience. Widevine level one with HDCP 2.3 protection ensures high-quality streaming. The V3 Pro supports mobile screen mirroring via Miracast and Google Assistant. However, the Airscreen app came in handy for reliable functionality.
4K HDR AV1 Video Playback and Surround Audio
The V3 Pro shines in 4K HDR AV1 video playback, handling various formats seamlessly. Surround audio support includes Dolby Atmos EAC3 and DTS HD, providing an immersive audio experience.
vSeebox V3 Pro Gaming Performance
Gaming on the V3 Pro falls within the average spectrum, delivering a decent experience on medium to high graphics settings.
For CoreELEC enthusiasts, the V3 Pro supports installation using the Arch 64 version in their NE directory, paired with the S905W2 4GB DTB.
vSeeBox V3 Pro Benchmark Results
Performance benchmarks reveal impressive RAM and internal storage speeds. Wi-Fi and LAN speeds showcase the capabilities of its dual-band connectivity. The CPU and GPU benchmarks provide insights into its processing power, and the Antutu benchmark places it at position 44 on the ranking chart.
In summary, VSeeBox’s commitment to delivering top-notch live TV experiences is evident in the V3 Pro. The hardware upgrade to Amlogic enhances performance and reduces buffering, making it one of the most affordable options in its category. I confidently recommend the V3 Pro for its robust live streaming capabilities.