Review: Open Hour Chameleon Home Theater PC

If you’ve spent any time browsing the web for modern home theatre PCs or media streamers, you’ll know that the days of the uber-large systems are long gone. They’ve been rendered obsolete by small, powerful Android devices built around ARM processors, packing custom builds of the popular XBMC/Kodi media center software.

These so-called “Android TV” boxes (not to be confused with Google’s own media platform) have been shipping in their thousands from small manufacturers and importers. Check Amazon, eBay and similar retailers and you’ll find them easily – cheap, cheerful and, depending on the custom software installed, able to do a fantastic job of streaming any file you care to throw at them from a variety of sources. That includes online sources that may not be 100% legitimate, but we won’t dwell on that particular topic in this review.

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