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General News ReTV X1 Review: A fully loaded ‘smart TV’ box for your binge-watching needs
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Smart TVs have always been on the expensive side and are focused on a niche audience. Over the past couple of years, ‘smart TV’ features have even made their way to TVs priced below Rs 20,000. But if you own an old non-smart TV, Android OS-based smart TV boxes such as Amkette’s EvoTV, and media streaming dongles such as Chromecast and Tweete, among others, are the way to go. Now, Mumbai-based company, ReTV, has come up with a smart TV box called ‘X1’ with a set of interesting features that aim to enhance the way you consume content.

Priced at Rs 4,199, the ReTV X1 can turn your dumb TV into a smart one. You can use the smart TV box to stream music, movies and TV shows, as well as surf the internet. You can also connect your external hard drive or USB flash drive to play audio and video content. Now, while this is something that you can do on most other smart TV boxes too, the differentiating factor of ReTV is torrent integration and the FastForward feature. I’ve been using the ReTV X1 for three weeks now, and here’s my review.

ReTV X1 Design
The ReTV X1 has a very simple design. You get a small white box, square in shape with rounded corners. It’s made from thick plastic and the build quality feels solid. The top half is plain with ReTV logo and there is just one hardware button to turn the power on and off.


Along the bottom, you have a round rubberized ring to ensure it does not slip from the surface. In fact, the base is slightly conical in shape, and has holes for the heat vent.


On the connectivity front, you have a microSD card slot and two USB ports, one of which will usually be occupied to connect the remote’s receiver. You can use the other USB port to connect an external mouse, keyboard, a hard-disk drive or a pen drive.


At the back, you have one power input port, an HDMI port, a CVBS port (composite video output) and an RJ 45 (LAN) port.

The bundled remote, on the other hand, has a glossy surface and it is comfortable in size. The remote has a slight bulge at the bottom half which makes it fit nicely in your hand. Up top, you have the power button, followed by volume buttons, a 5-way button – cursor buttons on left, right, top and bottom, and an ‘OK’ (or select) button at the center.


Below the 5-way directional button you have back and menu buttons, followed by a trip of five buttons for home, activate / deactivate cursor, buttons to turn subtitles on or off, and to favorite something, followed by the mute button. The remote runs on AAA batteries and the receiver is tucked into the battery cover, as you can see in the above photo.

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