Himedia Q10 Pro Kodi TV Box

The Himedia 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. 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.
As devices with faster CPUs come out for Android software video decoding using CPU will improve, but do not expect miracles from the average Android box. It still all can depend on how demanding the decoding of that particular video encoding is or how high resolution it uses, and how powerful the CPU is.

The Himedia Q10 Pro Kodi Media Streamer has a brushed metal casing that feels the part and looks fairly good. The front display is big and bold with a time read-out to the left and a collection of touch-sensitive operational buttons on the right; note, you are able to switch off the display in the menu. Down the left-hand side are two USB 2.0 ports and one version 3.0, with a full-sized SD card slot sandwiched between those. On the rear panel are an HDMI 2.0a port, a gigabit LAN connection, a composite video output and a pair of corresponding stereo audio jacks. There’s also both Toslink and Coax digital audio outs and a USB 3.0 slave, which is of particular use if you want to transfer large amounts of data from a PC to an inserted SATA hard drive. Speaking of which, on the right side of the unit is a catch which releases the top panel to reveal the HDD bay; inserting a drive is incredibly easy and requires no screws, thanks to a well thought out mechanism.

Turning the device to its rear you will see the remaining interface options for the device. You will find a USB 3.0 Type B port, optical audio out, composite video out, Ethernet, HDMI, firmware button and power input.

So far in Kodi 16, there are no add-on changes that would impact any add-ons except for PVR. Since our 12.x Frodo release there have been some gradual changes but in general, all add-ons, even from that time should still work, of course, there are some exceptions. If the add-ons worked in Gotham, Helix and Isengard then we are happy to say that all these add-ons should still work.

The writer of this article is a Kodi fan and has no affiliation with the Kodi Foundation, Kodi, or Team Kodi.



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