Originally Posted by DrGoodvibes
I too have been using my FV-1 Android TV quite a lot.
It does most things I need of it and gets switched to when adverts are on TV or when not watching TV.
Currently on the latest October release and have a 2GB firmware SD card set aside.
I too have a K400 keyboard and a Logitech M305 mouse (with centre button for menu). Using a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse means you get a menu (centre) button which is nice. Original remote that came with the box was thrown out long ago.
HD videos can be displayed well (but not brilliantly) using BSPlayer with only a minimal amount of lag and 'stutter' and the BSPlayer Hardware Engine encoder is a nice touch.
Using the Desktop application Handbrake, videos can be formatted using the Android quick pick setting and converted to MKV for easy play locally, or streamed from a NAS with Hardware Acceleration enabled in both cases.
I too have used LCD Density Changer and set my 40" HD-TV to 165.
I have installed samba Filesharing and thus can easily move files to and from the FV-1 Android TV box from anyway on the network.
ES File Explorer completes file management.
Use NQ Mobile Security as it has a cute little resident Ethernet bandwidth monitor displaying current bandwidth I/O.
Use K-9 Mail which has all the requirements to read and write emails.
CalenGoo gives great calendering which includes access to Google Calenders given the original OS had no access to Google Calendars.
OverSkreen browser is an interesting new development for a large screen Android setup giving windowing.
Quite often play Internet radio using Xiialive via TV with picture turned off or via the receiver.
The FV-1 Android TV is a good starter system and gives insight into what you really want from a 'media/admin' box for future purchase.
Probably wont replace my FV-1 Android TV until Ubuntu/Android cross-over boxes start coming out.
Yes you are right this is a very stable box with October firmware .
I tried other 3 to 4 boxes of android 2.3 etc. The quality and stability doesn't matches at at all. tr has a very smmoth air mouse and almost nil heating in any season.
The only 2 backlogs are playing very high 1080 p movies and Non availability of Skype.