Mecool KM6 Deluxe is one of the best-selling consoles of the famous Mecool brand today. Users willingly purchase a device equipped with a 4-core Amlogic S905 X4 processor, thanks to which the set-top box works quite quickly, without freezing. Support for all modern video standards is considered an additional advantage of Mecool KM6 Deluxe. Below you can learn more about the technical characteristics of the device and the step-by-step process of connection and configuration.
Mecool KM6 Deluxe: what is this set-top box, what is its feature
Mecool KM6 Deluxe is a new generation set-top box that is popular with users. Using the device, you can view not only YouTube, IPTV, but also video streaming services. Content is played both from external drives and from network storages. The Mecool KM6 Deluxe is equipped with an option to automatically synchronize the screen frame rate with the frame rate of the video file. The package includes a remote control with voice search, which makes the process of operating the Mecool KM6 Deluxe android box as comfortable as possible.
Remote control for android box [/ caption]
Specifications, appearance, ports
The Mecool KM6 Deluxe smart box has improved support for Wi-Fi 6 in two bands – 2T2R 2.4G and 5G. Bluetooth version is 5.0. The data transfer speed can be up to 1000 MB per second if using an Ethernet cable connection. The table provides information on the technical characteristics of the new set-top box.
|Amlogic S905X4 frequency 2 GHz maximum clock (4 cores)
|Arm Mali-G31 MP2
|USB 2.0 – 1pc / USB 3.0 / card reader micro SD cards
|HDMI 2.1 with support for 4K @ 60fps, AV, SPDIF (optical)
|2T2R WiFi 6 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax (2.4 / 5 Ghz), Bluetooth 5, 1000 Mbps ethernet port
|64 GB / 32 GB
Ports of the Mecool KM6 Deluxe smart box [/ caption] The features of Mecool KM6 Deluxe include:
- HDR support;
- automatic synchronization of the screen frame rate with the video frame rate;
- surround sound support.
The top cover of the device, the texture of which is made of wood, is covered with plexiglass, the rounding of which is quite smooth. In the central part there is a logo. The body of the device is plastic. The strip-shaped cutout, which serves as a status indicator for the attachment, is highlighted. You can find it on the front side of the TV box. When the set-top box is working, the brightness of the backlight changes. When it enters standby mode, the backlight will turn red. If the user plugs in a backlight drive, the color will momentarily change to turquoise.
TV Box characteristics [/ caption] On the back panel there are connectors for connection:
- HDMI – with its help, users connect to modern TV models;
- AV – connector, using which you can connect an old TV model;
- optical audio output required for separate audio output to the receiver / speaker system.
On the left side are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. There is also a micro SD slot.
For your information! The body shape of the Mecool KM6 Deluxe is incorrect. Closer to the front side, the thickness of the device becomes thinner.
Mecool KM6 Deluxe TV Android Box Review: https://youtu.be/Asgkm6ras5s
The device is sold in a box. In the standard configuration, there is not only a prefix, but also other elements, namely:
- power unit;
- remote control;
- HDMI cable.
The instructions for Mecool KM6 Deluxe contain detailed information in Russian regarding the connection features of the set-top box.
Manual for Mecool KM6 Deluxe [/ caption]
Note! When the set-top box is turned on, no loud sounds are emitted from it.
The remote control is quite compact. There is no need for direct line of sight with the set-top box, because the remote control works via the Bluetooth protocol. The attachment can be controlled from anywhere in the room. The device responds instantly to actions thanks to the fast signal transmission via Bluetooth. The remote control, which has several shortcut buttons for launching Youtube / Prime Video / Google Play, is comfortable to hold in your hand. Button remapping is not possible.
The highly sensitive voice control microphone is located in the upper area. The set-top box is able to recognize speech even in cases where the user quietly makes a request. You do not need to bring the remote control to your face.
Note! Thanks to the asymmetrical shape, device owners can sense by touch whether the remote control is correctly positioned in their hand and operate it blindly without looking at the buttons.
Connection and configuration
In order to connect Mecool KM6 to your TV, you need to use a standard HDMI cable. If the TV model is old, you will need to use the AV output, not forgetting to purchase an additional tulip cable (Jack 3.5 mm jack) in advance. Then the TV and the power supply from the smart set-top box are connected to the network. An image of the initial Mecool boot should appear on the screen. As soon as the system boots up, the screen will display a menu for Bluetooth connection of the remote control, which can work in two modes. In order to turn on the TV Box at a time when other components are turned off, you should use the infrared mode. The rest of the commands are transmitted using the Bluetooth protocol.
Connecting the remote control to the TV box
- The remote control is brought to the console.
- Simultaneously hold down the OK buttons located in the central part of the joystick and “-” (in the lower left area).
- The buttons are held down for a few seconds. During this period of time, the red dot on the screen should move.
Step-by-step process of setting up Mecool KM6 Internet and account
- After the console is connected, users proceed to select the main language of the system. To do this, use the button to scroll through the list and select the “Russian” category.
- The TV settings menu will open on the screen using your Android smartphone. It is passed, after which the WiFi connection menu will open.
- Having found their own network, they click on its name.
- In the field that opens, enter a secret combination from wi-fi.
- Then they press the Enter button, after which the Google account is linked to the TV Box.
Note! Before you start setting up the Internet on the Mecool KM6 receiver, you need to take care of creating a Google account.
How else can I set up TV Box Mecool KM6 Deluxe and Classic on Android TV: https://youtu.be/5KPn46l2MzQ
Application customization features
On the factory versions of the set-top box, some applications are already installed. In addition, users have access to the Google PlayMarket app store. It is here that the most extensive list of suitable software for AndroidTV is collected. If the desired program is not in the store, you can download it and install it from a USB flash drive.
Applications and games on Mecool KM6 [/ caption]
Mecool KM6 Deluxe Firmware
The operation of the Mecool KM6 Delux set-top box is carried out on the Android TV 10 platform. The firmware is official, so the user can update it. Actions can be carried out both automatically and manually. To do this, click on the Updates tab and choose how the update will take place. It should be borne in mind that there are no ROOT rights, and the use of temperature sensors will be unavailable. After installing the updates, the interface will not slow down. The set-top box will instantly respond to commands.
Software update for Mecool KM6 Deluxe [/ caption]
For your information! Mecool KM6 Deluxe lacks a built-in browser. It should also be borne in mind that transferring information from a console to a flash drive will be impossible.
You can download the latest update for Mecool KM6 Deluxe, as well as games and applications at the link https://www.mecoolonline.com/pages/android-tv-box-download Firmware of the Mecool KM6 Deluxe receiver: https://youtu.be/Dqb9fcO_KtY
To cool the Mecool KM6 Deluxe console, the manufacturer installed a special aluminum radiator. Due to the presence of a metal cover with holes located on the back of the device, the set-top box does not heat up. Cooling of this model is passive. Small rubber feet provide clearance for airflow.
Aluminum radiator [/ caption]
Problems and solutions
Despite the high quality of the Mecool KM6 Deluxe set-top box, users often complain about many problems that arise during the operation of the device. Below you can find the most common bugs and how to solve them.
- Constantly working HDR mode . Against this background, the appearance of menu items becomes too contrasting and bright. By installing a new firmware, you can get rid of the trouble.
- The attachment hangs when AFR is on in applications . To cope with this problem, it is enough to reboot the device.
- Inability to turn on the console from the remote control . In this case, you will need to install third-party software.
It should be borne in mind that the listed problems most often occur on early versions of Mecool KM6 Deluxe. Newer versions have updated firmware installed by default.
If you need a flashing to fix the trouble, don’t be upset. You can do it yourself. The first step is to download the appropriate firmware on the manufacturer’s official website, upload the archive to a USB flash drive and connect it to a free USB port of the device. Then they open the application, select the “Local updates” category and write the path to the downloaded file. After that, the process of automatic updates starts. As a rule, flashing takes no more than 5 minutes. In cases where the remote control stops working and does not turn on the set-top box, experts advise installing the Wakelock v3 application. You can download it absolutely free in the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.thedarken.wldonate&hl=ru&gl=US.Next, the Processor tab is activated (on the contrary, a yellow strip should appear).
Wakelock v3 [/ caption] The next step is to go to the Settings category, the Applications section. After selecting the Special Access folder, click on “Energy Saving”. Among the various softwares, you need to select Wakelock V3, click Input Device and disable Economy Mode for them. The problem has been resolved. After these actions, the remote control will turn on / off the device.
Advantages and disadvantages
Mecool KM6 Deluxe, like any other device, has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of this model include:
- playback of videos of various formats 8K 10bit HDR 24fps, 4K 60fps;
- full frequency range support;
- 5.1 Dolby Digital + sound;
- support for automatic correct switching of the screen frequency for the content that is being played;
- correct operation of streaming services;
- the ability to participate in any heavy game through the Geforce Now stream service and view almost any kind of content.
A little frustrating is the lack of support for Dolby Vision, the original Netflix.
Mecool KM6 Deluxe is a popular Android TV box model that will delight users with fast work and fast content loading (if the Internet speed is appropriate). The set-top box will be appreciated by users who are aiming at streaming services. The setup and connection process is straightforward. However, in order to avoid mistakes, it is worth adhering to the recommendations of the specialists listed in the article.