1:30 AM update. Using a higher quality, and probably more importantly, powered USB hub, I can report that with the powered hub plugged into USB port 1, a gamepad, trackball, and keyboard were successfully tested to run from the hub.
At least whilst running Android TV and browsing web pages, this sucker gets pretty dang warm - even in a 65 degree F/18.75 degree C ambient temp room.
As an Android TV box...the factory launcher absolutely sucks. Just terrible. Some sideloading must happen before it is used much. YouTube works fine in 1080p30; it will not go any higher. As expected, the Netflix experience is plain bad; the best I could get is 960x540. This is status quo for these budget Android TV boxes. No media streaming, network or local, has been tried yet. In the next little bit I have some H265 100Mbps GoPro footage to work on (4k30 and 4k60), so we will give it a little stress test. When I bring an ethernet switch home from storage I will try out ethernet performance. Per prior experience and observations with these cheap boxes, WiFi performance is very subpar. WiFi in the room I'm in isn't that great to begin with, but this box will only obtain about 1/4 of what other devices in this room get (most get about 60 down/15 up in here on 2.4).
@Hawk I have no qualms (at least a few days from now) of attempting to load something else to the inbuilt eMMC...if you will tell me how 🙂
So far it seems like a very decent way of getting Engine BASIC up and running, considering the massive price increases on other Allwinner H3 SBCs.
A wiki would be nice. I wish things were further along at my place, so that I could get a server off and stuck in a rack. I had several years of very serious health stuff happen and everything (meaning literally everything) got put wayyyy back on the backburner. Now I'm slowly but surely getting eight years of built up junk and life stuff straightened up. If there is a preferred domain name, let me know! If nothing else I will register a domain (or use one a retro computer domain I have), get a DDNS service up and running, and host a wiki, repo, etc. here. Soon, soon 🙂