Going to do another post, so it's obvious.
I'm not so sure that I'm going to be using this particular device as I've been reading further about ESD/HDMI and it seems that this means that it could take out the mk802's HDMI port and/or the TV/monitor's HDMI port, so you MIGHT want to be careful unless you're sure you've got a newer one with the ESD clamp chips, which is not a certainty even on the latest ones it appears. (From miniand, they're apparently talking to the mfg about this and some other things. Had no luck(as expected) in getting source from mfg with the usual BS response of oh someone will copy the GPLed code ffs!)
So between the heat and the ESD, oh and they're apparently also missing power regulation as well(talk about cutting corners, nobody does it like the Chinese on the worst items to cut) I'm putting this thing on the backburner as I'd rather have my TV and new monitor working than taking a chance on this thing.
Thinking about picking uphttp://www.ovalelephant.com/p-2062-mini-pc-android-linux-linaro-a10-chip-1gb-ddr3-ram
that one later. (Wish I'd seen the ESD stuff last week and known about the above, would've been cheaper and STILL have gotten to me today... oh well... probably after I ebay this sucker to someone else or craigs list it...)
Just to be clear since I'd forgotten to mention it originally the above linked one DOES include ESD clamping and DOES have power regulation. Not sure if it boots from uSD yet, still researching it... might just order one and see where I can dump the mk802 as I go...
This is why you should do your homework instead of just more or less blindly ordering something... (well I did some research, but obviously NOT enough of it... as I never heard of the ESD/power problems until today, this afternoon actually.)
Looking on that oval elephant site, I searched for mk802 and got the listing of white/black mk802(out of stock, and I now know why) and their "oval elephant"(mk802 replacement) and the mk802 pages specifically state:
Featuring a single-core 1.5GHz AllWinner A10 Cortex A8 ARM processor, Android 4.0, 1GB of DDR3 high-capacity memory, and WiFi connectivity with a MALI400 graphics processing chip. Support 1080p HDMI video output. Users can run Ubuntu, Debian or another Linux distro via microSD card.
I'd recommend anyone thinking of the mk802 be careful about what you buy, and/or possibly order this one instead. It's esp. handy for us in the US as it's REASONABLY priced(not marked up because it's already here) and already here.
Oops. I was wrong they're getting a "limited" shipment on the 12th(Thursday), and I guess the rest still expected on the original 20th date.
Found an interesting video too, Charbax doing a tour of the "factory" where they "make"(assemble the PCB/housing more accurately), tour is first part, then interview with sales manager/owner. Funny when he tries to hit them at the BOM and starts adding up ballpark numbers of the components...http://www.cnx-software.com/2012/06/18/mk802-android-4-0-mini-pc-factory-video/
(free clue these are REALLY cheap to make, probably ~ $25-30 for PCB + shell + PSU + cables + box would be my guess, esp. given that the oval elephant not skimping sells at about the same price and only just missed shaving off $5 more by not being able to get 1k order by 7/1.)
OK, in the video I can see what they mean about the vent holes now, 5x2 near mini-HDMI port which AFAICT means v2/batch 2 mk802, also has port labelling on case molding.
Mine lacks the vent holes and has no labelling -> v1.
And then from I gather from the miniand guys comments that there is apparently a 3rd batch(maybe this 2nd one?) that may or may not address the ESD problem(still probably NOT the power regulation problem) which was supposedly differentiating by the vent holes, but now I'm confused as Charbax's video is from a while back and he clearly shows the original and newer case(w/ vent holes)...
I'd just stay far away from the mk802 and go for the oval elephant or similar w/o stupid corner cutting.