Infomir MAG500A and MAG520 (MAG520w3) is the new 5th generation of MAG set-top boxes. Both models are powered by the well-known Amlogic S905X2 SoC.
Infomir MAG500A is an Android TV Box that runs on Android TV OS (Android 9.0), while MAG520 (w3) is a Linux TV Box that runs Linux 4.9. Besides, the MAG500A comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, while the MAG520 only comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB eMMC.
The housing in both models is identical (measures 120x78x21mm). It is simple, rectangular in shape, without any color additions that were available in the 4th generation, for example in the Infomir MAG425A that we tested (review here). In our opinion, the 4th generation MAG TV Boxes cases look more interesting.
The 5th generation of MAG TV Boxes Overview Features
Infomir MAG500A Details
MAG500A is a Google Certified Android TV media player supporting 4K 60 fps playback, HDR, HEVC, and eight-channel Dolby Digital Plus™ sound. Besides, the device features integrated Widevine L1 and Microsoft PlayReady SL2000 DRM systems, Wi-Fi (2T2R 802.11ac Wi-Fi), and Ethernet (100 Mbps) connectivity for accessing the internet.
Of course, the device has a built-in Chromecast and supports voice commands via Google Assistant. The device comes with Bluetooth remote control with a voice feature, to support the Google Assistant. Additionally, the device has an HDMI 2.1 port and a pre-integrated Ministra TV platform. More details on the MAG500A product page.
Infomir MAG520(w3) Details
MAG520 and MAG520w3 are high-performance Linux set-top boxes that feature an Amlogic S905X2 chipset, a 25% more powerful ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, and a better GPU. It enables smooth 4K 60fps content playback. MAG520 is equipped with an Ethernet port. MAG520w3 has a dual-band Wi-Fi module.
These IPTV STB devices can run for months without rebooting, providing a high-quality user experience. The Linux operating system allows operators to customize the interface and develop their own applications easily. The devices also come with a pre-integrated Ministra TV platform and support Dolby Digital Plus™ sound. More on the MAG520 product page.
Availability of the Infomir MAG500A and MAG520
The 5th generation of MAG set-top boxes is now available for pre-order. While the devices are dedicated to operators, distributors, and system integrators. The price is unknown.
Supply starts in March, but you can order test devices right away. To order one, simply make a request on the product page or contact your distributor, sales manager.