Sunday, November 25, 2012

How to turn your TV into Smart TV - 6 Best Smart Boxes for TV

So you have a regular TV and are looking to upgrade to a Smart TV that offers basic internet services like email, social networking and web browsing. Guess what? You don't have to spend a bomb. A new breed of Smart Boxes is blurring the lines between computers and televisions, at a fraction of the costs  of a Smart TV.

Some of these Smart set-top boxes come preloaded with Android, while others offer desktop operating systems like Windows and Linux. Here are few of the new ways to Turn any TV into a Smart TV.


Here we have a collection of 6 new generation Smart Boxes, which are best in technology, price, handling and will offer you the best in terms of turning your old and classic TV into a new age Android Smart TV.

1. Sony Internet Player NSZ-GS7

If you wish to turn your HDTV into Smart and next generation Google TV, you simply need to buy this small Sony Internet Player for your TV. Any HDTV can be converted into Google TV using this Smart Box. Sony's innovative remote control is optimized for Google TV with a large touchpad, backlit keyboard and a 3-axis motion sensor for gaming.


2. LG Smart TV Upgrader

This is an LG customized Smart TV upgrader to convert your HDTV into a smart TV. This brings a world of limitless content to any HDTV. Watch streaming video, play games, browse internet  all from your TV.


3. Portronics Limebox

With a very cute look, this small yet powerful Smart TV box, will change your TV forever. with a price of only $150(approx.), this Smart box runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a 1.2 GHz Rockchip processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, SD card Slot, built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet port and a lot more.
You simply have to connect this smart box to your TV and your TV will be supercharged into a Smart TV. Surf on internet, download Apps from Google Play, play games, watch YouTube videos and everything else a Smart TV can do.


4. Akai Smart Box

This is the most affordable Smart Box you can get. In India its available for only Rs. 6990 ($127 approx). This also runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and almost similar specifications as the above LimeBox. It has In-built IM (Skype and Yahoo) and social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. It supports YouTube video, Games, DLNA support etc.


5. Zotac Zbox Nano XS AD11

Its tiny! It's a 4x4-inch gizmo (about 2 inch in height) that makes for a pretty nifty-looking gadget. The XS AD11 is a full PC, it comes with no pre-installed OS but it can run upto Windows 7 smoothly with a very less boot time. Heavy duty gaming or image editing does slow it down but for other PC functions its a hit. You can attach keyboard and mouse to it.
It comes with 1.65 GHz Dual-Core AMD E450 Processor, AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB mSATA SSD and a lot more.


6. Foxconn Nano PC

With a sleek, brushed-metal black chassis and only a little blue LED to indicate it's on, the Foxconn Nano PC looks classy. Plus, the package include a cool stand. Four USB ports at back, two more USB 3.0 ports at the front, built in Wi-Fi and a memory card reader makes it the one with best connectivity option among all the Smart boxes.
It has a 1 GHz dual-core C70 processor, AMD Radeon HD 7290 graphics, 2 GB RAM. But it comes with no preloaded OS, so you need to install a fresh version of Windows or some other OS on it. Also the Nano PC comes with no remote control, keyboard or mouse.


If you have used any other Smart set top Box, and found it utterly satisfying performance wise, then do let us know through comment. We will surely update the list with it. And do Share, Tweet and Like the article so that your friends to can turn their TV into a Smart TV.



13 comments :

  1. It Great Thanks for sharing :)

    Regards
    Rahul Kashyap
    Blog: SDMMovies.com | Movies4u.US

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  2. Thanks for the great post about smart TV.

    Please Show WHOIS

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  3. How to connect webcam with akai smart box

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  4. check smart box on youtube, there are more powerful options available now, like the neo x5.

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  5. Recently Amkette has come out with Evo-TV Xl, which has very many features.
    Any one tried this?

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  6. its realy great

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  7. if anybody needs akai smart box :
    contact me 9702033696

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    1. Yes I need a Smart Box contact email mwells329@yahoo.co.uk yours Mike Wells Hastings Sussex England.

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  8. I use a ReConnect smart box. Android-based. Cost me only Rs 4500. Reads even NTFS volumes of 1 gig flawlessly. 3G, Wifi, LAN connectivity. I love it.

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  9. Hi ! Can someone suggest if which is best in terms of features and speed

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    1. Sir check the reviews of Minix Neo X7 .. Its best in class and in line with Apple TV performance. But I beleive Minix neo X7 min is value for Money. You can find both the boxes in www.shopclues.com with 1 year manufacturing warranty.

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  10. I have an android box xstreamertv.com - has karaoke built in also for about $100 - look into it i love it - especially when my family is over and drinking too much, lol!

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  11. I have the xstreamer Smart tv and karaoke machine - new box basically turned my tv into a giant tablet. Love the thing and it has a karaoke feature, that I have actually enjoy on weekends.

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