Originally Posted by chenderson2
I finally received mine, and at first I thought it was going to be another loser. It played some of the videos, but they looked horrible. Turns out that in the settings on Display you have to turn off auto detect on HDMI. It was setting the output to 720 at 60 frames. It was pretty bad. Once I set the auto detect to off and manually set the HDMI output to 4K 30 frames, all looked fine.
I still have a few questions. I could not connect the device to my WI FI network because it would only allow me to enter numbers, and my password includes letters. Must be a way to do it, but I hope it doesn't require a wireless keyboard.
The other issue is that it will not recognize memory cards of 128 gigs. I only have used 32 gig so far.
By the way Nanotech (the other player I had bought) suddenly refused to return my emails and also refused to answer Amazon. Good Ol' Amazon! They have refunded my money on their A to Z guarantee. Great company.
Update: After doing as I said and manually setting the HDMI display to 4k 30p, I am able to play 4k videos from my SD card. However, it does not seem to recognize a 128 gig SD card at all. (While on that subject, I tried the 128 card in my AX100 and it seems to work fine.)
I attempted to go to Youtube and play some 4k videos from there. No dice. The Youtube app does not offer the option to play 4k. In fact, I think it is playing at 720p. So, I figured that since accessing Youtube from a computer browser gives the gear for options at which to set the resolution, maybe using the browser on the ProBox2 would also allow this. Nope. The gear is there, but it only allows settings up to 720p. From what I can find out, it seems that Youtube looks at what it thinks your connection speed is and sets a limit on the resolution. I don't know why it allows me to set ANY resolution I wish on my computer, since both the computer and the ProBox2 are on the same WI FI network.
For any of you that have this device, I have a question - is there a place to tell it to eject the SD card? I found two files corrupted on the card and don't know if it happened when taking the card out of the ProBox2 or when I let my laptop go to sleep with it mounted.
One additional note. The "air" mouse remote works quite well on the ProBox2, unlike the NanoTek unit.