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MyGica ATV586 Review: Android TV Box with Digital TV powered by Amlogic S805

As you know the market is a lot of TV Boxes enable reception of digital TV, for example: K1 TV Box or Wetek Play. How does it work in practice combination of Android and DVB-T2, we will want to introduce to you using TV Box – MyGica ATV586.

MyGica ATV586 DVB-T2I want to say thanks to Geniatech for sending us a MyGica ATV586 TV Box to review. Mygica ATV586 is available on Aliexpress.com priced at $109. Through this review we also want to introduce the features and user experience ATV586 TV Box.

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MyGica ATV586 TV Box is equipped with a Quad Core Amlogic S805 processor supporting HEVC / H.265 video codec and Kodi. TV Box runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It is worth mentioning that ATV586 is also available in a version with ATSC tuner.

MyGica ATV586MyGica ATV586 TV Box with DVB-T2 tuner Technical Specifications:

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz
  • Chipset: Amlogic S805
  • GPU: Mali-450 MP
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Internal Storage: 4GB NAND + micro SD slot (up to 32GB)
  • OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Connectivity: 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Video & Audio Output: HDMI 1.4
  • Video Codec: H.265, H.264…up to 1080p60
  • Tuner: DVB-T & DVB-T2 standard with single input terminal (75 Ohm)
  • Interfaces: 1x HDMI (1.4 ), TV RF input, DC jack (5V/2A),  2x USB 2.0 host port, 1x RJ45 Ethernet, 1x Micro SD card reader (Support up to 32GB)
  • Resolution:1280*720, 1920*1080
  • Product Size:210mm(L)* 171mm(W)*35mm(T)
  • Weight:160g

What’s in the box?

Mygica atv586Inside the box you will find (the necessary things to use MyGica ATV586):

  • 1x Mygica ATV586 TV Box
  • 1x HDM cable
  • 1x IR Remote control
  • 1x Two AAA batteries
  • 1x Small internal antenna TV and mounts
  • 1x Power adapter (EU or other) 5V/2A
  • 1x Quick installation guide
  • 1x User manual

MyGica ATV586The following video from our YouTube channel where you can take a look at more Mygica ATV586 and bundled accessories.

First impressions, settings, overview of features

Mygica ATV586 TV Box has the typical appearance of the TV Box. This nicely made with good quality plastic small black box with dimensions 210 mm (L) * 171mm (W) * 35 mm (T). ATV586 has one external antenna WiFi. On the front is an IR receiver and LED power.

MyGica ATV586On one side is the micro SD slot and two USB 2.0 ports.

MyGica ATV586On the rear panel of the TV Box is an external wifi antenna, DC jack, RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI output and RF input.

MyGica ATV586 tv boxMyGica ATV586 DVB-T2Booting Android to the “home screen” takes about 8.5 seconds. With 4.8 seconds standby mode. “Home screenlauncher Mygica looks very simple (a big plus) and access to functions is also simple and intuitive. In addition to the remote control I used the standard keyboard and mouse.

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Mygica ATV586 Launcher (Click for orginal size)

Starting with the use ATV586 configure the setting starting Network, Display, Advanced, Other.

settings ATV586settings atv586ATV586 automatically detect the HDMI signal (in this case 720p 60Hz). You can also disable automatic detection and manually select the preferred resolution. There are no settings for display resolution in android settings. Probably the developers of Geniatech remove these options.

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MyGica ATV586 has support supports Miracast and DLNA and allowing display images and data from the smartphone to the TV screen.

Unfortunately, as you can see the lack of proper model designation. Instead XS, should be MyGica ATV586 (it would look better). Choosing the More Settings button go to the Android standard settings.

Returning to the Home screen” launcher Mygica clicking on the window to the left you can set Digital TV. Features do not differ from the standard that we could see in the DVB-T tunersChannel search works without a problem. Digital TV receives no problems. No problem when switching between channels. Everything works fast, smoothly and stable. Below screenshots.

digita tv atv586 tv boxdigita tv atv586 tv boxdigita tv atv586 tv boxdigita tv atv586 tv boxThe included internal antenna enables reception of channels, and get better effect using an external antenna. Then the signal will be stronger and stable.

digital tv Mygica ATV586As I mentioned earlier in ATV586 are typical for DVB-T tuner settings and features such as EPG (Electronic Program Guide), PVR recording, parental control, etc.

PVR recording ATV586PVR recording ATV586atv586 On the remote control, we also have buttons for quick access to key functions and applications: recording, Kodi, Play Store, home screen, settings.

remote control atv586Another application and features to which we have access from the Mygica launcher is: Kodi (version 14.2), All Apps, MyGica Store, Play Store, then Settings. Below screenshots from Kodi.

Geniatech / MyGica also prepared its own version of the app store to which we can access from the “Home Screen“, and also we can get to all applications installed on ATV586.

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Mygica ATV586 Apps Store (Click for orginal size)
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Mygica ATV586 All Apps (Click for orginal size)

On the ATV586 you can run simple games such as Beach Buggy Racing and Jetpack Joyride. They work without a problem and stable. The problem occurs when controlling games using a mouse and keyboard, the lack of compatibility.

buggyjetpackOperating system and components

The MyGica ATV586 runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat, namely version 4.4.2 and the Linux Kernel version 3.10.33. ATV586 is equipped with a an Amlogic S805 processor and Quad core ARM Cortex-A5 and GPU Mali-450 MP, CPU speed between 24 MHz and 1.61 GHz. The SoC is quite powerful. On the following screens you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the application AnTuTu Benchmark v5.7.1 and CPU-Z).

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Mygica ATV586 About device (Click for large size)
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Mygica ATV586 Antutu info (Click for large size)
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Mygica ATV586 Antutu info (Click for large size)
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Mygica ATV586 Antutu info (Click for large size)
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Mygica ATV586 CPU-Z info (Click for large size)
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Mygica ATV586 CPU-Z info (Click for large size)

Performance tests and benchmarks

For testing we used the app AnTuTu Video Tester 3.0 and AnTuTu Benchmark 5.7.1. The following screenshots from the video test. The result 709.

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Video playback by Kodi (14.2) runs smoothly and stable. ATV586 without problem seems plays movies with the resolution of 1080p (24fps, 30fps, 60fps) and with various codecs such as H.264 and DTS sound. On the other hand, Kodi can not cope with H.265 codec. The sample we tried to play did not work smoothly, they were jumping frames and the sound was broken. We tried a combination of hardware acceleration but to no avail.

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Kodi needs to be further refined and we hope that the team Geniatech / MyGica it will improve. The same file with H.265 codec can play through MXplayer and then everything works properly, video work smoothly without any problems.

We made two times performance tests and on the second attempt we received a better benchmark – the result 18588. ATV586 result in stability tests also came out well. As mentioned, there are no exact model name (model name: XS) of the TV Box in the tests a little irritated. Below a lot of screenshots of Antutu and GeekBech 3.

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The MyGica ATV586 scored 2303 on Ice Storm Extreme.

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Conclusions

MyGica ATV586 DVB-T2The MyGica ATV586 is a TV Box with built-in DVB-T2 tuner allows receiving Digital TV. ATV586 meet your expectations as android media player and digital TV tuner. If someone needs something more than a digital television, ATV586 meet his expectations. Unfortunately it does not support 4Kx2K, but the 1080p files can cope perfectly. MyGica ATV586 is available on Aliexpress.com priced at $109On Aliexpress you can find a cheaper models equipped with DVBT & DVB-T2, for example K1 TV Box can be purchased for about $55$80. On the other hand, taking into consideration the proper action, smooth and stable operation of the device, access to updates and support Geniatech team, ATV586 is recommendable.

MyGica ATV586

$109
6.4

Performance

7.0/10

Usability

8.0/10

Features

6.0/10

Design

5.5/10

Value

5.5/10

Pros

  • DVB-T2 & Digital TV
  • Correct video playback
  • Firmware updates
  • Stable and fast action

Cons

  • No Bluetooth
  • No app for the remote control
  • Problem with H.265 via Kodi
  • High price

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