Thread: Sumvision Cyclone nano 1 review


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I was shopping around for a android media box and found the Sumvision Cyclone Nano media player.I brought it because it was a name i knew and had come to love i have had there micro media players which run perfect so was expecting thesame quality on this as their other media players.I must say ive been impresed with the week ive been using it. Ordipends where you buy i got mine with the air mouse/keyboard which takes 3xAAA batterys and they lasted a week before replacing. The interface

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    I was shopping around for a android media box and found the Sumvision Cyclone Nano media player.I brought it because it was a name i knew and had come to love i have had there micro media players which run perfect so was expecting thesame quality on this as their other media players.I must say ive been impresed with the week ive been using it.

    Ordipends where you buy i got mine with the air mouse/keyboard which takes 3xAAA batterys and they lasted a week before replacing.

    The interface itself once you got it plugged in and running is just like what you would see on a tablet/phone so is easy to get around if you prefer you can change the home screen to a multimedia interface.So which ever you feel comfortable with you can choose.

    The model i got doesnt take micro SD but the standerd SD so i put a micro SD in a SD adaptor and it worked fine.(the slim model does come with a micro sd slot but the one i have is the standerd and two usb ports where as the slim comes with 4 usb ports)

    Apps and games can be a bit hit miss at times as ive been using it intesively over the past week mainly for netflix Ok it doesnt run at full 1080p but its very clear and quiet vibrant.Sometimes there can be a seconds lag in audio with picture but again this corrects itself after a few seconds.Ive tried a few apps onit all your emulators runs fine on it run really nice and smooth and its brilliant cause you can mapp the keys on your air mouse/keyboard.

    Ive tried all emulators and so far no problems.Gameloft games dont seem to want to run on the device for some reason ive tried most of their games with no working titles as of yet.

    Blackmarket alpha is a funny one at first it wouldnt work but once i plugged a sd card into it it run fine.Sometimes you will have to redownload games as sometimes they say not installed but another download sorts that out.Some games work sometimes but other times they dont the fix ive found is to use advance task killer and kill background apps then retry.

    on the box it says there is 2gb of memory built in but on mine ive got 4gb so thats a bonus and you can fill that up with apps if you wanted too.As there is no partition limit for apps.

    Out of the box you get a old android market version but on 26/03/12 they updated which i downloaded and it now has the fully updated market.So was quiet impressed with the quickness of updateing.

    At the moment it only supports flash 10.3 but hopefully soon their will be a update again.

    The browsing expericne on this device is very smooth it can play vids of itv player but not of bbci i belive this is to do with silverlight tho not the actual player.4OD i havnt tried yet But will get around to it.

    For 80 this box has served the purpose i needed i would of liked netflix in HD but you can have everything ive got my retro gameing fix from it so im happy.

    Overall this is well worth the money and for people who cant afford a smart tv or for people wanting to browse or play games on the big screen is well worth it in all honesty.

    In the box you get

    Instructions
    airmouse/keyboard (dependent where you buy)
    HDMI lead
    3 batterys
    the box itself

    But anyway sorry this has been long but any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

    heres the website for info on the player:
    Sumvision Cyclone Nano


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    Re: Sumvision Cyclone nano 1 review

    Hi,

    I bought the slim version earlier this week. Do you know how to root these devices please?

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    Re: Sumvision Cyclone nano 1 review

    My brother-in-law got this from maplins - Cideko Android HD Media Player : Media Adaptors : Maplin Electronics

    He thought it was ok for 50.

    But when he tested it he quickly found out that it wasnt. it doesnt like BBC Iplayer because of the low flash version (well I think it's that) because it wont have any of it, which was his main reason for getting this apart from price.

    We managed to get some films playing from a NAS drive but couldn't get it connected to windows, but by the time we tried I was not really bothered.

    It is supposed to be full 1080p, and it was when playing videos, but the interface is crap. it shows around 8-10 characters of file names and doesnt scroll so you cant read the rest.

    The airmouse idea I thought was crap, give me a proper remote any day. I didnt like having to wave it about like some demented Wii owner.

    Because of hardware restriction it will propably never be upgraded beyond Android 2.2.

    In the end he took it back and got a Western Digital TV Live which is way way better and well worth the extra money. it works with Iplayer, ITVplayer etc... which keeps him happy.

    Personally I've got a noontech V8 NAS media player which I replaced my PS3 with. I haven't found anything it wont play ether from it's internal hard drive or over the network, in full 1080p and it plays blu-ray ISO's, dvd iso's with full menu. Was cheap too at 90 without the hard drive.
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    I had always bought philips dvd/divx players to play all my movies music etc, but they soon go out of date as my recent one doesn't play mp4 or mkv movies, so instead of going out & buying the latest philips bluray player for 80 that does play these i looked at the sumvision cyclone series & bought the sumvision cyclone 2+ for 30 i did look at some of the more top end ones like the nano but this does everything i want & plays all the files i have tried so far.

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    Re: Sumvision Cyclone nano 1 review

    Quote Originally Posted by Captin View Post
    My brother-in-law got this from maplins - Cideko Android HD Media Player : Media Adaptors : Maplin Electronics

    He thought it was ok for 50.

    But when he tested it he quickly found out that it wasnt. it doesnt like BBC Iplayer because of the low flash version (well I think it's that) because it wont have any of it, which was his main reason for getting this apart from price.

    We managed to get some films playing from a NAS drive but couldn't get it connected to windows, but by the time we tried I was not really bothered.

    It is supposed to be full 1080p, and it was when playing videos, but the interface is crap. it shows around 8-10 characters of file names and doesnt scroll so you cant read the rest.

    The airmouse idea I thought was crap, give me a proper remote any day. I didnt like having to wave it about like some demented Wii owner.

    Because of hardware restriction it will propably never be upgraded beyond Android 2.2.

    In the end he took it back and got a Western Digital TV Live which is way way better and well worth the extra money. it works with Iplayer, ITVplayer etc... which keeps him happy.

    Personally I've got a noontech V8 NAS media player which I replaced my PS3 with. I haven't found anything it wont play ether from it's internal hard drive or over the network, in full 1080p and it plays blu-ray ISO's, dvd iso's with full menu. Was cheap too at 90 without the hard drive.
    It took me around 2 months reading before i brought my nano and im very pleased with it ok i cant get my two major services running on my nano ie:itv and 4od but for netflix and my retro gaming fix its a brill device i really do love it and for a quick update.

    Sumvision are doing very well with this box they have now got android 4.0 beta ICS which i shall try at some point but gonna leave it a week just to see if they iron it out.

    I havnt been dissapointed as of yet with my nano to be honest.And that cediko i nearly feel into the trap mof getting as it was just 50 but read that it doesnt hardly install any apps and doesnt have the layout of android os like im used to on my tablet so avoided like the plaugue.

    There is another one called the agora box i think which is the sam as nano well seems to be but havnt really done much reading into it.

    My nano can run alot of games from android market bbci player plays quiet unsmoothly so wasnt too pleased with that the odd browsing is brilliant.

    Ive now got all angry birds on it including the newest spaceand the air mouse is very nice.

    Ive also had my webcam working onit.which is very impressive.

    And also ive tried the airmouse on my computer (running windows 7) and it worked straight away no drivers required.

    so all in all i would deffo reccommend.
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    Re: Sumvision Cyclone nano 1 review

    I have both the WD TV media box and now the Sumovision Nano, sucked in by the Android Marketplace over a 2nd WDTV box.....however I have no idea how to show thunmbnails for the films (my children cant read yet so love the WD pictures and the nano 'list' is next to useless for them) anyone know of a way to get thumbnail view? Sumo support say ' not standard and could be a future firmware, also might be an app' but needle in a haystack stuff so anyone any ideas please.....

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