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Technomate Android TM-A1

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So, after 4 years of me telling Technomate they are going to miss out on something HUGE if they dont get an android box sorted out, and after every person all over the planet has already gone out and bought an android receiver, Technomate finally release an android based receiver.

Getting information out of Technomate about this receiver was as hard as getting a pay rise for nurses from the government, so, as soon as i found out they were in the country, I just threw my card details at them, and waited for the courier to arrive.

The TM-A1 RRP is £59 (or was i told £69, one of them). It comes nicely packaged in a colourfull box, which boasts h.265, HEVC and 4K on the front, some pretty pictures on the side for apps like netflix, youtube, kodi, facebook, etc, and a spec list on the rear.

Its available in black, white and bright blue.

The remote got me all excited, as it has the look of an air mouse, but, after powering everything up, and me waving it around the living room like harry potter having some sort of seizure, it became obvious that its just a point and click remote.

The small user manual is simple enough to follow, but, hasnt been proof read, and gives away exactly what android receiver the TM-A1 is actually based on. With this information i was quickly able to find cheaper receivers, with better specs on amazon, based on a search of what the TM-A1 actually is.

Technomate no longer ship gold plated HDMI leads with their receivers, which i double checked by looking in the carton of another receiver received at the same time

On firing it up, theres a nice splash screen, followed by an animated screen while everything loads up, and then a nice android home screen. An IPTV section on one side, and apps etc laid out across the center. a much nicer interface than my old M8S MQX receiver with android 4 on it.

The version of kodi shipped with it is NOT a ‘fully loaded’ version, so the receiver is completley legal to sell on, it is version 16.1 though, so i removed this and put 17.3 onto it, along with showbox, and the latest available ‘Paradox’ build for kodi.

After using the receiver for a week, im happy enough with it, and compared to my MXQ receiver, its lightning quick. Ive downloaded numerous different file types, including a few different 4K formats, and the built in movie player has played everything ive thrown at it

The blue LED on the front of the display isnt as glaringly bright as it is on the M8 type receivers, which is a good thing, as they tend to blind you from under the telly when watching things at night.

In all, id say that im happy enough with the receiver, BUT, i do honestly feel that the price tag is mainly for the name, as receivers with identical specs, but 2x the flash can be bought from Amazon for less, and the ones from amazon also include a bluetooth keyboard / touchpad

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Technomate Android information (at last)

Finally theres some information regarding the long awaited Technomate Android based receivers. We are waiting for some further details, and pictures, and hope to have the hardware in our hands on tuesday, but, here is what we know about one of the models so far.


2gb dd RAM , 8gb flash, 4k, Android 6.1, 2ghz, cortex, arm, quad core, wifi, h265

5 (100%) 2 votes

TM-Twin 4K first impressions

Have a read of them here

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We have a TM-Twin 4k

Yep, thats right, we finally got our hands on the hardware. It sucks that we had to wait for the public release to get hold of one, but meh. anyway, photos have started to appear on our facebook page (yes, we are starting to branch more into social media) so drop by, and give us a like

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New images uploaded (last week)

New linux images were uploaded to the software section last week, but only now posting about it. Those who visit the site often will have noticed them without being told 😉

5 (100%) 1 vote

And they just keep on coming

Somethings really kicked the 4D team up the arse over the last week. We have gone from not a single image released in 6 months, to 3 in less than a week.

As usual, theres no changelog to say whats new, changed, added, removed, fixed, and broken (they always break something)

And as usual, theyre available from the ‘Software’ tab at the top of the page

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New 4D images 17-01-2017

Yes, I know what youre thinking, This bloody website is worse than British busses. 6 months without an update, then along comes 4 software posts, 2 of which are complete images for most linux models, the announcement, and confirmation of 3 new receivers, and theres word of another 3 RTOS receivers in the pipeline as well

Anyway, new 4D images dated 17-01-2017 are being uploaded as i type this post. Images for the Single, Twin, 2T, all of the Nano range, and the new TM-Nano M3

Available via the software tab at the top of the page 🙂

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Technomates £79 linux receiver TM nano M3

Technomates smallest, cheapest linux receiver, the TM-Nano M3.

Broadcom BCM7362 processor, 256Mb Flash mamory, 512Mb DDr3 RAM, 2x USB, Mini 12v PSU, full HD 1080p, and will retail for around £80

Available soon

4.6 (92%) 5 votes

Technomate TM S2C 4k

For the second day running, announcement of more new 4k hardware. This time is more geared towards the cable side of things. It will have 3 fixed tuners, a single satellite tuner, and 2 cable tuners. an internal SATA 3 connection for hard disk drive, and will be the same size as the TM-Nano SE M2 receiver (which is very small)

4.2 (84%) 5 votes

TM-Twin 4k Linux receiver

We have repeatedly asked Technomate for information, and have come up with nothing. Emails, Skype, Text messages, and all have not been replied to. But, today, we have information that seems to confirm the existence. A finished software, based on open-PLi 5 and linux kernel 3.14.

The receiver is called the Technomate TM Twin 4k, and the software is dated today.

We are still trying to get information, and hardware, and will update as soon as we now more

(for those who simply want the software, its available via the software tab above)

4.7 (93.33%) 3 votes