The Rikomagic V5 is an Android media player based upon the RK3288 chipset designed to be attached to your TV set. The basic disadvantage of the V5 is actually its high price ($97) , compared with other media payers. A price range of around $50 would be a better fit the Rikomagic V5. On the other hand, we area actually dealing with an HDMI stick armed with many features - 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 1Gbit LAN and Android 5.1.1. 4K @ 60hz playback, 7.1 passthrough HD Audio.
In terms of performance, the RK3288 quad core chip performed very well with most of 4K H264 test files. Most currently available media files come either in 720p or 1080p formats, so the V5 will most probable handle them
However the newer H.265 format and especially the 10bit files won't be playbacked, at least at a respectable frame rate.
The included KODI comes with many addons pre-installed and manages to bitstream Audio of up to 7.1, depending the format. We also liked to see two USB2.0 ports and a microSD slot on the device.
* Supports HDMI 2.0, up to 4K @ 60hz
* Playback of 4K H264 files up to 110Mbps
* Good picture quality with 2K, 4K, HD content
* Supports HDMI-CEC
* Wifi 2.4G/5G and Bluetooth 4.0
* 1Gbit LAN
* Includes 2x USB2.0 devices and microSDHC/SDXC slot
* Included KODI has many pre-installed addons and works great
* It support Miracast, DLNA
* The player has (by default) root
- No OTA firmware function
- No 3D playback & relaible H.265 playback
- RK3288 doesn't support 10bit encoded files
- Poor Wifi performance even under 5G
- Doesn't support automatic frame rate switching either with KODI or the default media player
- DVD/Blu-Ray menus aren't supported correctly using KODI
- No "fake" Wi-fi option under settings, needed for some apps to work when LAN is used