First a big thanks to @TROYPOINT for bringing up this topic and calling attention to those that are having problems with these devices. I admit I was bummed out on the product after making my purchase and after numerous attempts to get it working I had all but gave up.
enter @buzztvglobal to address my concerns and those of others. I was contacted in private message and asked if I could send my box back for testing. Although at that time I had just done a re-set on the box and not yet encountered any issues, I agreed, sent it back and at the same time they sent me a new upgraded box.
One thing I can say is ive tested many boxes and never have I seen one as well built as the Buzz boxes, all aluminum case, zero plastic and just down right bad ass in every way.
I have had it up and running several days with no issue and was told maybe my launchers were causing my issues. I hesitated at first but…its my box so I will add what I want and it better work … and so far so good. The user interface takes getting used to and im not a fan of the remote…soooo … Here comes tivimate, projectivy launcher, stremio…etc… so far so good again
The box is now looking and feeling like its ready for prime time viewing.
A big thanks again to Troypoint and Buzztvglobal for the help and I will post more as needed.
Time to soup this thing up for the big show
That is a very sexy looking box, I must say.
I think this is the Purple Rain edition …looks cool tho. Ive got it hooked up to play the Datona 500 to see if it overheats
Looks awesome, thank you for the update and definitely give her hell! Indeed a big thank you to Troy and buzz global! Amazing what a little cooperation can accomplish!
So, then you can actually run a custom launcher on these Buzz boxes? If someone didn’t want Projectivy launcher, does Launcher Manager work with it?
I Know where your going, does wolf work, answer I havent tried but will after my show ends.
Wolf works just fine with launcher manager, you just have to remove projectivy setting in assessibility settings.
That’s awesome! This box runs Android TV and not stock Android right?
yep its android tv, with little restriction and that is just android version and the normal scoped storage issues, nothing so far I havent been able to do. This box so far is flawless, no issues
Forumuler Z11 Pro Max vs BuzzTV X5?
Personally if all things equal, no box issues its a toss up. Almost identical in specs with different ui’s. If you are using wolf or another launcher I think you would notice no difference in operation. If you use the “in-house” setup up of each box they too are very similar and I would say Z11 for that. But as far as build quality i’d say X5. The external box on x5 is like no other. I think you could run it over with a truck and it would still work. The formuler is all plastic.
Edit - To see how this story ends
If your looking at these boxes I would add the ugoos am6b…same specs and I think its a metal box @sim_bill could answer that. All 3 are near identical in specs.
oh and @PapaS might have a x5 for sale
After this news I think Buzz should send out new boxes like Ron’s to all owners. That would take care of the problems.
In my experience, the BuzzTV operating system will not allow other launchers. The previous BuzzTV 5 (beta) update allowed you to change backgrounds using the Xplore app but the process was very complicated and since that beta update had a LOT of bugs in it, I ended up doing a hard factory reset of my XRS4500 to get it to work again. I have found it best to use stock android devices (like Ugoos) to download and use other launchers without problems or restrictions.
ive installed 2 launchers on the x5 today and all is well
Yup. Both the Ugoos AM6 and AM6 B have metal casings and BIG heat sinks. They are the coolest boxes, (temperature wise), I have ever tried. No need for any cooling fans on these!
You got the Limited edition with chameleon finish and Wi Fi 6! Awesome