Model: Formuler Z7+
Retail Box or Provider Box: Retail Box
Firmware version and date: v1.2.6 / 12/06/2017
MYTVOnline version and date: v1.08.06-r1361
Factory reset done and when?: yes
Have had the box for a couple of days now and for the most part, I am pretty pleased. Picture quality is top notch and I have not had the audio issues reported here. There are however a few issues that seem easy to address that really would make this thing awesome.
Firstly, while I realize that 100mb Ethernet is likely to be more than adequate for the purpose, how much could possibly have been saved by not including 1Gb, a couple of bucks? Just not smart, sorry. Which brings me to my first issue.
Wired into a GB network and with 200/35 ISP service that I can reliably test to the set limits, the formuler has been getting no more than 29mb down and 35mb up. While fine for most streams, 4k will seriously strain that level of performance.
I went into this knowing about the slow to load EPG and I can live with it, but cmon, how hard is it to cache the guide locally in the background, instead of requesting a page at a time?
Last thing that keeps this from being what it should be, is the pause/rewind live tv function. This is the killer feature the box really needs. Was fully expecting this feature and it could be a deal killer if not addressed.
Hope these items can be addressed in a timely fashion, as the product is very solid and just needs a bit of additional development to become best in class.