Thursday, March 19, 2015
Zidoo X9 Media Player review
We had the chance to spend some hours playing and experimenting with the Zidoo X9, an ARM-based, Android TV box that can be used to record content in the resolution of 1080p through its HDMI input (PVR). So if you have a satellite, cable, or terrestrial receiver, you can directly record content to the player.
Since its based on the Android Operating system, the player can be also used to enjoy online movies (4K H265 ), live and on demand sports, music, photos, games, working and more.
The device is powered by an Mstar MSO9180D1R chipset, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and an oct-core ARM Mali-450 GPU. It has 2GB DDR3 memory onboard, 8GB eMMC and accepts MicroSD cards.
The player can be connected to
bluetooth speakers, keyboard or any other Bluetooth 4.0 devices, and its internal wifi function supports
802.11n dual-band and 2.4GHz/5.8GHz connections.
- Mstar MSO9180D1R quad core Cortex A9 processor up to 1.5GHz CPU processor
- Android 4.4.2
- System Memory: 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot
- Video Output / Input – HDMI output up to 4K, HDMI input with PVR and Time Shifting support, and AV port (Composite + stereo audio)
- Audio I/O – HDMI Out and In, AV, and optical S/PDIF
- (Main) Video Codecs – H265, VC-1, WMV-HD, MPEG1/2/4 up to 4Kx2K, etc..
- Audio Codec – MP3, AAC, AC3, DTS-HD Master, TrueHD 7.1 pass-through, etc…
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, Dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (MT7632 module), Bluetooth 4.0. Dual external antennas.
- USB – 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 host ports.
- Misc – ON/OFF switch, reset pinhole, LCD display on front panel
- Dimensions – 187 x 127 x 27 mm (aluminum enclosure)