HTV5 Review – The Good gets better ?

The HTV5 is more of less like the HTV3. I’m not gonna bore you again with a relatively same review. If you are not familiar with the HTV system, check out our HTV3 Review here.


Anyway, onto the good stuff…

The packaging of the HTV5 uses the same premium material of the HTV3. Upon opening the box you are greeted with the HTV5 itself covered by a plastic sleeve (a very nice touch). dsc05245 Inside you will find the power adapter, HDMI cable, remote and the manual. The remote got a slight upgrade, as the cursor circle is now bigger than before. Otherwise, it remains the same as the HTV3’s remote.

Now I have to admit I’ve never looked at the manual in HTV3, I took a glance over the HTV5 manual and I’ve gotta say I’m somewhat impressed by it compared to other boxes. The English portion is grammatically correct and readable.

One thing I’m not too fond of is the HTV5 no longer use a microUSB for power. Instead, it is using a standard android box power adapter. I definitely prefer the microUSB over standard PA.



Here is what’s listed in the HTV5 manual

Quad-core Arm Cortex up to 2.0Ghz, ARM Mali-450GPU, 750Mhz for 3d graphics processing (2.5D graphics processor), 4k video decoding support, h265 video format

1GB DDR, 8GB eMMc internal

Wifi + BT

HDMI 2.0

Android 5.1.1

vs HTV3

Quad-core Arm Cortex up to 1.5Ghz, ARM Mali-450GPU, 600Mhz for 3d graphics processing (2.5D graphics processor), Full 1080P video decoding support, h265 video format

Wifi + 3G USB dongle

HDMI 1.4a

Android 4.4


After playing it with for awhile, it’s clear the upgrade of the Android version is much appreciated. The settings navigation is now much cleaner and easier to navigate. The onscreen keyboard is marginally better.

As mentioned earlier the content is the same as HTV3 so I’m not going into much detail. Since the CPU is running at a high speed, loading of apps will be faster (if that is one of your concern)

Should I get it ?

If you are looking for something to replace your current box then HTV5 is definitely a worthy choice. Reliable live tv streams, and VOD videos. Although their 7 days playback is a flakey at times during their internal updates. Overall, it does get the job done plus more with the increased in CPU speed.

Since HTV has started shipping HTV5 with their orders, if you are looking to buy a HTV now then you would get a HTV5 by default.

Thanks to our sponsor again, you can get the new HTV5 for only 209 and with $10 off at with the coupon TVPADTALK

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  • Jeff Li

    How do I get the Smooth Streams Player? is it htv5 exclusive?

    • Padman

      No, it is a 3rd party streaming service for sports

      • Jeff Li

        can you please share where we can find that? thanks.

  • soanitasays

    Does the htv5 box work in the United States?

    • Padman

      I believe if you buy the htv3/5, they will send you a A1 if you are in USA.

      • BLU

        sorry to reply to a comment that i didn’t start, but what’s a A1?

        • Padman

          A1/A2 is the equivalent version of the HTV box that isn’t blocked in USA.

  • Adriano Malta

    Hi! I’m from Brazil.Thanks for the coupon!

  • Eduardo Tsuji

    I heard that they are now charging an annual subscription ($89,00). Is this correct?

    Is there info about this subscription fee being charged for htv3?

    • Padman

      No, haven’t heard such thing.

      You are probably thinking of Moonbox.

  • Mike Macik

    no power ? any ideas ? Brazili
    an h TV5

    • Padman

      Try plugging in with another power supply?

  • Jackson Torres de Oliveira

    Hi guys,

    I’ve bought an HTV 5 but I can’t type m
    y network’s password because the keyboard doesn’t open on the screen.
    Could someone help me?


  • Fash Liang

    I have a few questions about the HTV 5
    1. Is this the best option to replace the TVPAD 4?
    2. will it have as much or more Chinese shows available compared to the TVPAD 4?
    3. Final question when do you think I’ll have to upgrade HTV 5? aslong as i get 2-3 years out of this it’ll be alright

  • Andrew Tang

    Hey thanks for the video, can you let me know where the smooth stream player app is available to download?


  • Cinthya Gonzalez

    Hi. I’m not tech friendly. ..unfortunately. I just started looking into this box thing. Is there a video that explains how this thing works? When I researched to buy the box I only find ” yearly subscription”. What’s the difference between A2 and Htv box? I’m mostly intrested in Brazilian channels