Android TV using Akai TV to smart TV converter

Here I have given details about Akai smart box which converts normal TV into a smart TV. The converted smart TV function like a Android Tablet. This device uses Android OS for interface. Check the full details below.

TV to Smart TV converter: I was thinking about a device that could convert TV into a smart TV. Finally I found a device by Akai that converts a TV into a smart TV. It is quoted that it can convert any kind of TV such as CRT, Plasma, LCD, AMOLED, OLED or LED into a smart TV. It converts only TV but not monitor that we use for PC. This can be possible by a smart box. Smart box is something like DTH box programmed for smart TV conversion. This smart box kernal is based on Android platform.

Akai smart box

Price- Rs 6,990.

Akai smart box is now available in India. You can purchase this smart box with best buy offers at online portals. Using this Akai smart box connected to your TV you can turn you TV into a smart TV. Smart TV means that it can do all the operation of tablet PC. This smart box have inbuilt Wi-Fi facility and so you can access internet. Browser is available by default in this smart box. You cannot convert all TV into smart TV. Only if your TV have HDMI port you can use this Akai smart box.

Operating System – Android OS (version details not available)
Storage – 4GB internal memory and 32 GB via micro SD
Processor – 1GHz clocked processor.
Connectivity – Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless mouse
Ports – Four USB V 2.0 and HDMI

This specification looks that Akai made a tablet PC without a display. This is a new initiative way by Akai.

Buying Guidelines
(1) If your budget is less and you cannot afford a PC.
(2) Make sure your TV has got HDMI port. HDMI port is rectangular port looks like normal USB port. HDMI port will be flat at the top and slightly bend at both sides of the bottom.
(3) If you are not interested in touchscreen tablet then you can buy this Akai smart box.
(4) If you want your things in bigger screen then this Akai smart box suites you.
(5) To make use your HDMI port in your TV.

(1) Don't Buy
If you already have a tablet PC in your home. Because Akai Smart Box have same functionality of tablet.
(2) If your TV doesn't have HDMI port.

How to Use
(1) Connect your HDMI cable from your Akai box to your TV HDMI port.
(2) For movements use the wireless mouse provided with your Akai smart box.
(3) For keyboard you can use the ports available in Akai Smart Box. Instead you can also use the USB port available in your TV.
(4) To access internet, go to connectivity and ON Wi-Fi. Click on the browser available on your TV. You can also use Facebook, Twitter and youtube.
(5) Skype is possible in this Akai smart box. For skype you need to connect web camera using the USB port.
(6) For DLNA function connect your mobile and Akai Smart Box to the same Wi-Fi device. Then you can watch your contents in TV.

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Guest Author: Mike09 Aug 2014

The MK808B does the trick to turning any TV with an HDMI port into a Smart TV:

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