Geniatech Enjoy TV


  1. aussietaff

    aussietaff New Member

    Hi Guys, Thanks for your help, but nothing seems to work regarding updating firmware. I have tried both versions that you mentioned, I have tried 4 different SD Cards 2 different Card Readers, it just seems to find the package OK, then can't do anything with it, and within about 10 seconds of trying it turns from green to red and the message in large writing says "Updating Failure" then I can choose ReBoot then it comes back to normal.
    The normal that I mean is very poor quality video, YouTube only works for the pre installed videos, if I search for another that I want to see, it comes up with Forceclosure. Impossible to watch movies from Crackle, or anywhere else.
    I am now waiting for a reply from the Australian distributor about an exchange unit, as there must be something wrong with the software in the unit.
    You mentioned Download Links, I have 2 from Geniatech, the first one is quite large 133mb and the second is for Australian neoniQ or GTV220 units, the size of that one is about 50mb.
    http://www.geniatech.com/down-eng/Androidtvbox/update_eng_0916.zip

    http://www.geniatech.com/down-eng/Androidtvbox/update_Australia_0927.zip

    Hope there are some improvements for you, usual method of upgrading, I will keep you posted on what happens to my unit.
    It is a shame really, that we get better service from Geniatech in China, than we do from local companies.
  2. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    Hi there, people. In Brazil mail workers are on strike for 24 days now, so my delivery was greatly delayed. Only got my ATV1000 yesterday! I plugged everything in assuming that the included USB dongle was for the QWERTY remotes - I purchased an extra remote just in case, they both came black instead of white as depicted on webstite.

    Wi-Fi reception is not great, unfortunely, and that small antenna can't be removed for replacement with a bigger one or an extension cable - that's a bummer. Will have to do the trick on my router.

    Browser is sluggish as a, well, slug. I don't like it at all, I prefer much more Opera. I simply adore the experience I have in my Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. In order to get rid of that old Angry Birds version and install the newer one, update Flash and get all applications I need, first I need a firmware update, is that correct?

    Now: I've seen at least 2 firmware updates made available here by posters from Geniatech's website. One is from August and another from September. Anything newer? Some recommend the former, some the latter. There is Market 2.2.1 and 1.8.2 for Amlogic AML8726-M platform. Which is preferable? Can I install 2.2.1 directly or must it be done over 1.8.2? Or should I first update the entire firmware, prior to any market update?

    So many questions...
  3. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    As regard firmware upgrade, considering what you say, certainly the problem could be due to hardware, but also, to wrong firmwares, not adapted to your neoniQ (probably none of these four firmwares are for your device);
    instead for the question of youtube videos I ask you if you have changed browser setting from: desktop to: android, because if not, you won't be able to have the right video quality.
    Let us know
  4. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    Follow-up to my problems:

    update_20110909.zip

    - comes with Flash 10.2 preinstalled, which doesn't allow for updates from Android Market or APK install;
    - built-in Flash player can't be used by Opera Mobile - the browser simply can't see it;
    - doesn't come with screen resolution and position settings;
    - allows for installing of complete Android Market with all apps.

    update_20110804.zip

    - doesn't come with Flash installed, so it can be installed from APK and Opera Mobile can use it;
    - comes with screen resolution and position settings;
    - the Android Market will show mostly chinese apps, doesn't show Opera, Dolphin, Flash and many other apps.

    gio965, you're the one who told us the idea of installing update 20110804 and Flash 10.3. I did what you suggested and it worked just fine, however when installed Android Market, all I got was apps not worth bothering with. I searched for Opera, Dolphin, Flash, IMDb and many others, they never show up. Tried all Market updates available here and even on other forums. The only way I could download Opera, Dolphin and the same apps I can get on my Galaxy Tab P1000 is if I am using update 20110909. Any ideas?
  5. aussietaff

    aussietaff New Member

    Hi gio965
    Thanks for your advice, any help is good, however it was set firstly to Android, and Youtube was no good, the distributor told me to change it to Desktop. This was no better.
    About the Firmware Updates, none of them have installed, and Geniatech Support have told me that the neoniQ and the GTV220 are the same as the ATV100.

    On another Forum that I am on in Australia, other members have told me that they have updated the GTV220 without any problems.

    Geniatech Support have now told me to ask my distributor for another unit and Geniatech will ask for it to be sent to them for analizing. Hope I get somewhere
  6. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    At this point, surely it's an hardware problem, I hope you can resolve quickly
    with another device.
  7. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    Hi Bugfinder, there are many ways to download apk files (apart android market) and all of them need the use of a PC.
    The simplest way is that of typing into google search: namefile.version apk
    (for example: opera11 apk, dolphin apk) and if, as results, you find that you can download from sites like: filecrop, mediafire, filesonic, megaupload, easy-share... then, you can be sure that freely you can do it (generally you must wait less than a minute for slow, free, download).
    Another way is that of using: Slideme market, with which, also without registration, you have the possibility to search and download thousands apk files.
    You can also install Slideme into your device, downloading the latest version, SAM 4.3, from their site (you find lots of apk, but not always the latest).
    At last, save your apk files into an usb support (sdcard or pendrive) and install them using appinstaller.
    Try and let me know.
  8. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    Hi gio965,

    Yes I know that it's possible to do just what you described. I even did that with Opera, because it came from the developer's website. However, who guarantees me that apk's coming from "filecrop, mediafire, filesonic, megaupload, easy-share..." aren't tampered with? How can you know that a hacking group didn't mess with the apk and installed some spying program to steal your passwords once you type then and send them from the Internet back to them? It's not far fetched, you know. It's a real scenario and quite dangerous, mind you.

    I prefer much more Android Market because, even thought it wouldn't be 100% free from this kind of danger, at least it has some policy regarding this issue and others. Besides, if I download Opera from there, I know it must come from the developer - differently than if I download from any online hosting website. Same thing goes for Flash, FTP, instant messaging etc.

    Now, can you be sure that the browser you're using is not sending your info to somebody across the planet?
  9. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    On watching YouTube videos: my ATV1000 has the 20110804 update and I installed Flash 10.3.186.6, Dolphin HD 5.1 & Opera 11.1. I can only watch smooth videos on YouTube if they're 240p - anything above that and they're jerky as hell. It's connected to a FullHD Panasonic plasma TV via HDMI. Anybody has better performance? Ideas why and what to do to improve?

    This kind of performance is so below my Galaxy Tab P1000 that borders the absurd. I was so naive to think this product could match my tablet's performance...
  10. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    What you say is true, but generally speaking we can never be sure for any
    firmware that we install (even if downloaded by developer's site).
    Regarding Youtube videos I can confirm that with 20110804 update, Flash 10.3.186.6 installed I have no problem to watch 1080p HD videos.
    The essential thing to do is setting browser as: android (if it is set as: desktop you will have low resolution), and also installing hdmiswitch for a higher resolution, if not, resolution will be at 720p.
    If you have just made it, with no results, i couldn't know...perhaps the presence of dolphin or opera browser?
    Try to disinstall them and use the default browser set as android.
  11. HT1

    HT1 Member

    I think you are confusing youtube videos with other video types. I can confirm that this box has a problem with flash videos such as youtube and catchup tv. Geniatech know of the problem and are working on it. The fear I have is that it is a hardware problem so cannot be fixed.
  12. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    HT1, thank you for confirming my findings. Smooth videos on YouTube are only possible in 240p, at least for me. Anything above that and all I can see is a jerky, jerky slideshow. Who is the person you contacted at Geniatech?
  13. kaygee46

    kaygee46 Member

    What forum is that? I have a GTV220 I'm trying to update.
  14. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

  15. aussietaff

    aussietaff New Member

  16. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what to tell you, probably we have different results because we have the same device but different series (I bought my ATV1000 from an italian dealer).
    A question (both you and Bugfinder): when you enter youtube (or facebook),
    does your browser change its loading, automatically, from: youtube.com to m.youtube.com
    (or from: facebook.com to: m.facebook.com)?
    If not, this could mean that problem is in browser which doesn't work as mobile,
    with all consequences that come from.
  17. szemo77

    szemo77 Well-Known Member

    Hmm.. open browser, and in setup check what type of keyboard is in use.
    Android is likely to be set. Change to the desktop.
  18. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    For being more sure, I have made another trial (and I invite you to do the same).
    I installed an application: MovieTube HD v 3.0 (that gives links to youtube Hd videos),
    and all videos are smoothly played by my device. Is the same for you?
    This is the link for application: http://slideme.org/mobileapp/download/d4f27662-bb99-11e0-8c69-00505690390e.apk
  19. HT1

    HT1 Member

    Have tried the Movietube. Video plays fine other than a lot of buffering.
    Does not alter the fact that when playing via browser catchup tv and utube unwatchable. My flexview FV-1 does not have same problem. Thinking of selling Geniatech as catchup tv was one of main uses.
  20. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    I understand you...regarding catchup tv, I can't tell you anything (and I can do no trial), because in Italy, there is not a similar service, but regarding youtube, with my ATV1000, I don't wait for any buffering, so (as just you think) surely there must be a problem (hardware or software?) in your device.
    Rather than selling, you should ask your dealer to change your ATV1000 with another one (of another series), because, not all ATV1000 have problems but only a part of them (with mine, at least regarding youtube, I have no problem), and surely Geniatech knows this situation.
  21. Bugfinder

    Bugfinder Member

    Here is Geniatech's latest reply to my complaints listed here: http://androidforums.com/google-tv/408166-geniatech-enjoy-tv-2.html#post3300270

    The main problem I have with 20110909 is that Opera won't work with this special Flash 10.2 version - otherwise I would be fine with it. Let's hope the new OS version solves this problem.
  22. gio965

    gio965 Well-Known Member

    Hi HT1 and Bugfinder, I realised a video which demonstrates that, not all ATV1000 devices have problems
    with hd videos from youtube, so that, you can ask explanations to Geniatech or to your local dealer
    (or the substitution of the device, if your problems depend by factory flaw).
    Obviously you must be sure to have quite enough bandwidth (mine is about 4000 kbps)
    and as I always repeat, browser set as android.
    Please watch it and let me know.
    This is the link to video: Youtube Hd on Geniatech ATV1000 - YouTube
    Bugfinder likes this.
  23. stasik

    stasik Well-Known Member

    hope the new release (2.3) will fix most bugs. gio965, thanks for the video. i still wait for mine, should have paid the 20 bucks for delivery...
  24. gboijhpok

    gboijhpok Well-Known Member

    Geniatech demo android 2.3 on October 12-15, 2011
  25. gboijhpok

    gboijhpok Well-Known Member

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