The MAG420/MAG420w1 Review: a High-performance Set-top Box with 4K Support
The outdated cable and satellite TV is likely to be replaced by new technologies. With IPTV/OTT services, viewers themselves can choose the content they want to watch. Now users can skip ads, put the video on hold, or view the recorded broadcasts. To do that, they need a powerful high-quality IPTV set-top box. And this is exactly the products that Infomir manufactures. The producer specializes in all stages of creating high-tech IPTV equipment, and its offices are located in Germany, Switzerland, Estonia, USA and the UAE.
In this article, we are going to talk about the IPTV 4K box MAG420 by Infomir.
MAG420/MAG420w1 technical specifications
Scope of supply
The scope of supply includes:
- MAG420 4K box;
- Remote control
- Power supply unit
- HDMI cable
- 2 AAA batteries
- User Guide
Design and exterior
The MAG420 set-top box boasts Micro2 design. Dimensions of the device are 132 х 87 х 26 mm. Because of its compact size and black matt surface finish, the set-top box will fit easily into any part of the room interior.
The MAG420 remote control fits in a hand perfectly. It is equipped with a number of function buttons, making the set-top box more convenient to use. The buttons fit tightly to the case, they do not squeak and do not deform when pressed.
CPU and memory
The MAG box 420 is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor running at the clock frequency of 1200 MHz. The set-top box has 512 MB of RAM. The amount of internal memory is 512 MB. The device is capable of downloading and playing without delay video and audio files of the following formats: TS, AVI, MPEG, MP4, MOV, MKV, M2TS, VOB, as well as AC3, ACC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WAV.
The set-top box has two USB ports—the conventional USB 2.0 for connecting peripheral devices and the faster USB 3.0 to which memory drives are usually connected. The set-top box is connected to a TV via HDMI 2.0. The interface provides the transmission of six-channel audio and video in 4K format.
The device can be connected to the older TVs without an HDMI connector. For this purpose, the set-top box has a 3.5 mm composite AV output.
MAG420 is connected to the Internet using a high-speed Ethernet port with up to 100 Mbit/s download speed. The MAG420w1 model is additionally equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi adapter, which allows connecting it to the Internet without using additional wires. This is the only difference between these two models.
The MAG420 set-top box runs on Linux 4.4.35 operating system. The device supports HEVC video codec that allows playing 4K video with minimal load on the Internet connection. OpenGL ES 2.0 graphical interface support provides clear and smooth 3D graphics playback.
The device can playback content in both outdated and modern video modes, such as PAL, NTSC, 576p, 720p, 1080p, 1080i, 2160p.
MAG420 can play several subtitle formats: DVB, PGS, SRT, SSA/ASS, SUB, Teletext subs, WebVtt, and Closed caption.
Summing up the MAG420 box review, we can say that it is a high-performance IPTV set-top box capable of playing 4K content without additional network load. The device supports a variety of audio and video formats and can connect to TVs of different generations. MAG420 allows you to use your favourite IPTV/OTT services most comfortably and efficiently. Order the set-top box from your official Infomir distributor now!