MAG540—a state-of-the-art Linux-based IPTV box from Infomir

Renowned manufacturer of set-top boxes, Infomir, has released the fifth series of their popular MAG devices. These new units allow users to view top-quality content with room-filling surround sound.

Here are some of the key features of MAG540’s hardware and software: 

What’s in the box?

1x MAG540 set-top box 

1x Remote control handset (complete with x AAA batteries)

1x HDMI cable

1x Power supply unit

1x User manual with warranty card

Sleek interface

The MAG540 package includes everything you need to start watching your favorite movies and TV shows. Simply plug in the unit, follow the easy set-up procedure (which takes less than ten minutes,) and you’re ready to go!

When the device is booted for the first time, it must be paired with the remote control handset. To do this, press and hold two buttons on the remote simultaneously for three seconds. A green light will appear on the remote once it detects the set-top box

The remote features four special buttons that can be configured to perform unique functions or control other home devices, including a TV or even an air conditioner. Configuring these buttons takes under a minute. If you only wish to use the remote with the MAG540, it can be programmed to ignore other infrared-operated devices.

The remote control handset’s case is ergonomically designed and constructed from non-slip ABS plastic. Therefore, it sits comfortably and securely in your hand. Moreover, it is designed with longevity in mind, featuring buttons designed for 300,000 operations.

The MAG540 package includes two long-life AAA batteries for the remote, allowing you to use it immediately. However, note that when replacing the batteries, they must be of the same type and have the same charge level to ensure reliable operation.

The MAG540 unit is supplied with a 5 Volts DC power supply unit compatible with input voltages of 100–220 Volts AC. Housed in a durable plastic case, this unit can reliably run for 30,000 hours or 3.5 years without interruption.

MAG540 can connect to most TV sets or monitors via the included HDMI cable. Best of all, being 1.5 meters long means you can locate the set-top box anywhere that is convenient.

The user manual includes detailed instructions on setting up and operating your MAG540. An electronic version of this manual is available for download from our website. A warranty card is also enclosed with the user manual.

Attractive appearance

MAG540 features an attractive black Cubic case designed to complement any room perfectly.

A glossy front panel conceals the power indicator and IR sensor, maintaining the sophisticated look of the device.

The underside of the unit is where the device’s serial number, MAC address, and manufacture date can be found. These details can be used on Infomir’s website to check the authenticity of your device, something we recommend you do immediately upon receiving it.

Useful interfaces

Two USB 2.0 ports are located on the left panel and can be used to connect external peripherals such as keyboards, mice, or additional memory.

The HDMI port, power supply input, and Ethernet port are on the rear panel. Also found here is the Fn button, which is used for manually restoring the device to the factory settings and managing programming options.

MAG540 key features

CPU and chipsetQuad-core ARM Cortex-A35, 2,000 MHz in Amlogic S905Y4-B
Internal storage / RAM4 Gb / 1 Gb
Operating systemLinux 4.9
HD video supportup to 4K at 60 fps
HEVC supportYes
3D video supportYes
HDMI 2.1Yes
Web browserYes
USB 2.0Two
Remote control handsetYes
Connection for keyboard, mouse, etc.Yes
Wi-FiBuilt-in 2T2R ac Wi-Fi module (MAG540w3 only)
100 Mbps Ethernet portYes

State-of-the-art processing power

At the heart of every MAG540 are a state-of-the-art Quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 CPU and Amlogic S905Y4 chipset. Memory-wise, the unit features 1 Gb RAM and 4 Gb internal storage. MAG540 can constantly run for several months with no annoying reboots necessary. Moreover, the user interface operates seamlessly and is intuitive to use.

Advanced software

The operating system behind MAG540 is the tried and tested Linux 4.9. The device features automatic software updates, ensuring optimum performance while allowing new functions to be added. It should be noted that while software updates are in progress (which take just a few minutes), the STB should not be used or switched off. However, you may continue using the device as usual once the update is complete.

Content in virtually all popular formats can be viewed using MAG540. So, as well as 4K at 60 fps content, the HEVC (H.265) codec allows heavy HD video at 16 Mbps to be watched with no lags or freezes. And, of course, subtitles are supported, and images in JPEG, PNG, BMP, or RAW format can be displayed.

Incredible Sound

Dolby Digital Plus™ surround sound technology is included with MAG540 – simply connect a modern TV or HiFi system to the device, and your favorite movies and shows will be taken to a new level.

Choice of connectivity options

With MAG540, you can connect to 4K-compatible TVs or monitors that support Dolby Digital Plus™ using the integral HDMI 2.1 port.

For adding external peripherals such as keyboards, mice, or extra storage, two USB 2.0 ports are available.

Connecting MAG540 to the internet is also easy, thanks to an integral Ethernet port. This hard-wired connection offers steady connection speeds of up to 100 Mbps. For added convenience, you can opt for the MAG540w3, which includes a Wi-Fi module. This can operate at 2.4 GHz for data transmission speeds up to 150 Mbps or 5 GHz for a staggering 540 Mbps.

MAG540 is a sophisticated set-top box for uninterrupted viewing of HD content with surround sound. There is no better option for those who appreciate dependability, simplicity, and quality.

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