SMART BOX BECOMES SMARTER
COUPLE OF YEARS ago, the flat panel smart TVs used to cost a bomb. At that time, Amkette had launched its Evo TV, a compact box that could add smart TV functionality to even a CRT TV. It also bundled as a media centre and a gaming centre. While many were impressed with this device, it did fail to catch my fancy then. The company has upgraded the EvoTV and the one we tested is EvoTV MC.
It is a cheaper variant of this smart box that comes with a changed UI. It looks exactly same as the original EvoTV. It is a compact box that can be placed under the TV, along with the set-top box. It offers a host of connectivity options, including three USB ports on the right and one at the back, HDMI port, RCA, SPDIF Out port, an AV Out along with Ethernet and power input. However, the remote has undergone a few changes. It is compact with no clickers at the back. There is a trackpad on the rear for operating the cursor. The UI has also been revamped. It doesn’t look like an Android device interface anymore. It has got a tile-based UI that looks evolved and more intuitive to use. The Amkette EvoTV MC can play full HD videos smoothly and can even stream videos from YouTube. Content can be played from USB drive as the box supports almost all file formats. MX player comes installed in My Media on this box. More apps can be downloaded from the Google Play store as it runs on Android operating system.