I've used these cheap android TV Boxes to help my family and friends lower their cable bills. Combined with an HDTV antenna (50-mile range) and high-speed internet it has been enough for most people to do away with cable. That being said these boxes have some issues/oddities. They do not seem to work well on WiFi- It really prefers an ethernet cable. If its quite a distance away I would recommend buying a wifi repeater with an ethernet jack and plug it into that. The repeater will cost as much as the box but you don't have wires spanning the house. My personal box loses the date and time - If I find that a particular show's season doesn't show up and it did before, it is an indicator that the date and time are off. One box seemed to loose all the KODI settings - It even lost the skin and add-ons. I reinstalled the skin and restarted the box and it was back to normal. The first box I ordered came with root privileges- Every box since has been stock. Kingroot doesn't work on these boxes. I can't figure out how to root it. I would like to change the boot animation but can't figure it out non-root. Google Device manager won't allow me to lock the device remotely!- It will initially shut down the box but if you unplug it and plug it back in its fine. Periodically a lock screen will appear but if you hit escape "poof!" no more lock screen. KODI Installation Kept freezing one box- I uninstalled Kodi and reinstalled it with the same settings exactly and it hasn't had any issues since. Just weird! Has anyone modded the antenna? Looks like people have done it for the stick devices. Just wondering if anyone has done a box. Wondering if I removed the internal antenna and soldered this http://amzn.to/26VCTJk in its place would that work? Older TV no HDMI My coworker has an old tube style tv and not looking to upgrade anytime soon. When the box was connected to the TV via A/V composite cable there were many wavy lines. Bought this little device http://amzn.to/1Tode1Q and it worked like a charm. Had to power it from one of the boxes USB ports. That was longer than I intended... a few parting questions. Anyone have any luck rooting this device? Or maybe has a rooted rom they can send? How about a solution to changing the boot animation without root? Still trying to figure out how to change the boot logo that says MXQ Pro on startup. Can't figure it out even on my rooted device.