If you are looking for a High End Android Media Player with outstanding hardware decoding ability and support for Android apps, the A200 is definitely your best choice!
The A200 is the first, and currently the best Android solution for app support combined with strong local file playback capability. It provides support for most of the latest video file formats, including: 2D/3D BD ISO, BDMV, VOB, MKV, AVI, MTS, etc. The A200's chipset is the very latest in technology and provides unprecedented levels of performance. It is totally different from almost all other Android media players, and it has already been called the BEST Streaming Media Player for 2014!
Video Review by Customer C Waymo
User ManualA200 User Manual
FAQ1. How to Download Movie Artwork & Info
Go to player main menu -> Movie, find any movie with a formal name (real movie name), show popup menu from bottom, then you can let player automatically grab artwork and info page for your movie. Here is a draft video which was recorded by our customer Craig: A200 Scrape Feature.mp4 (13.5MB)
2. Internal Hard Drive Support (Tested Model on A200)
1) Western Digital Green 6 TB Desktop Hard Drive 3.5-inch SATA WD60EZRX - Credit to our customer John W. -- Attention: this model has been tested by 2 customers, 1 worked and 1 failed to work. If you tried this HDD model, please share your test result with us. Thank you!
2) Seagate Barracuda ST5000DM000 5TB 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive, SATA, 5900 Rpm, 128 Mb Buffer - by customer K. T. Wong
3) Western Digital 4 TB Green SATA III 5400 RPM 64 MB Cache Hard Drive WD40EZRX - Credit to our customer Manoj P.
4) Seagate Desktop 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Hard Drive ST3000DM001 - Tested by our lab and several customers
5) Western Digital 4TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD4003FZEX - by customer Derek J.
6) WD Red 2 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD20EFRX - by customer Derek J.
7) WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD20EZRX - by customer Derek J.
8) WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX - by customer Derek J.
If you tried other 4TB/6TB models successfully, please send that model # to us and we will update this list. Thank you!
3. How to Format New Hard Drive
Special Note for HDD partition: please select GPT partition for hard drive >2TB; select MBR partition for hard drive <=2TB
As we know, the brand new hard drive must be formatted first, then computer and all other devices can recognize it and transfer data to it. Here is how to do it with A200 player:
1) Put new hard drive into A200 HDD bay, please push it until you hear a "click" sound. (You may also use USB docking station or USB HDD Enclosure to format your hard drive).
2) Use USB 3.0 data cable connect A200 with your new HDD to your PC. This cable is included inside A200 package. Note: please don't connect player with HDMI cable. Just use this A200 as an external hard drive.
3) Follow this online instruction to format this HDD, it's very easy to do, and only takes few minutes. Note: please select GPT partition for hard drive >2TB; select MBR partition for hard drive <=2TB. This is very important!!
4) Turn off player (If player went to screen saver mode, please click power button twice), disconnect USB 3.0 cable, connect it to your TV with HDMI. Go to player first main menu option "File", the new hard drive would show up as "USB 1" (This is Android wording for HDD)
Note: USB 3.0 data cable must be disconnected, then this new HDD would show up on your TV.
4. Amazon Instant Video
Amazon doesn't release any official app for Android Google Play Store. For now, their Amazon Instant Video is only well supported by Amazon's own Fire tablet/phone. For other android devices including A200, here is a workaround:
How to Stream Amazon Instant Video
5. Hide Bottom Navigation Bar
Navigation Bar will show up at the bottom of the screen with several buttons, i.e. Back, Home, etc. It's activated by default. If you don't like this bottom navigation bar, you can just simply turn it off:
Do it in this way: Main Menu -> Settings -> System -> Screen & Home Settings -> Hide Navigation Bar, change this option to ON.
6. Create App Shortcut on Desktop
A. App Shortcut only works in Android Launcher. To change launcher, go to Setting -> System -> Screen & Home Settings -> System Theme.
B. Use AM02 motion controller, point it to any app, i.e. Calculator. Press central wheel button, do not release your finger. Now you can put that icon anywhere on your screen.
7. How To Uninstall App
Here is the easiest option: Go Setting -> Android Settings -> Apps -> In the app list, select an app, click "OK" button on the remote, you will see "Uninstall" option showing on the top.
Why A200 is Better
|A200 Android Player||Most Other Android Players||HD720 Player|
|Hardware Codec||Very Good||Good||Super|
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|Internal Hard Drive|
This KDLINKS A200 Android Smart TV Player is based on the latest ARM Cortex A9 chipset solution, running the Android 4.2 operating system with 1GB of DDR3 memory and a 4GB of Flash memory for Internal Storage. It provides network connectivity with a Ethernet LAN port and the 802.11 N wireless protocol. Video playback up to 1080p is supported. You can watch videos, play games, surf the web, all from your TV or Home Theater with the Android A200 Smart TV Player. Like the HD720 Media Player, there is a 3.5" Internal HDD Tray which can accommodate drives up to 6TB in size!
The A200 comes with an AM02 Motion Controller with Keyboard, and also a traditional remote unit.
- Support for Most Android Apps & Games, including Netflix, Youtube, etc
- Outstanding local media file playback, with support for most popular video/picture/music formats, including BD 2D/3D ISO, VOB, etc.
- Supports Dolby Digital 5.1/7.1, TrueHD 5.1/7.1, and DTS-HD MA and DTS-HD.
- Supports Local Network Streaming
- Built In Wireless N and Ethernet LAN Port, 3.5" Internal HDD Tray, 2 USB Ports, 1 SD Slot
- Video Outputs: RCA & HDMI
- Audio Outputs: via HDMI, optical digital (TOSLink) and coaxial digital plus standard left & right channel RCA audio jacks
- Data Ports: 1 SD slot with support for cards up to 64gb, two USB 2.0 ports for connecting flash drives, 1 USB 3.0 port so **A200 can be connected to a pc for use an external drive
KDLINKS Product Comparison
- A200: Excels at BOTH App support and hardware decoding/playback ability for local media files (around 90% of the HD720)
- HD680/HD700/HD720: Outstanding Local Media Files Support, with only moderate app support.
- A200 Player
- AM02 Motion Controller/Keyboard + Traditional Remote
- 100-240V 12V/2A Adapter
- HDMI & USB 3.0 Cable
- User Manual
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