1. Features, specs
The number of media players running Android has been increased lately, bringing the the goodies of the Android platform to yout TV's screen. Chinese Eweat has recently released the EW902 player, which looks like the perfect Android TV Box right after you read its impressive features and specifications.
Based on the Realtek's 1195 chipset, the EW902 is advertised as a 4K+3D+HDMI IN+USB3.0+1000M Ethernet+SATA Realtek 1195 Android Media Player. It decodes almost all video and audio formats, giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k / 3D Home Theater. in addition, it has the XBMC preinstalled.
Lets see some of its main features:
- Realtek 1195 chipset, 1G RAM, 8G EMMC;
- Powered by Android 4.4 kitkat;
- Support H.265 4K*2K
- HDMI in + HDMI out
- LAN : 10/100M/1000M Ethernet, build in WIFI and external antenna for stable internet receiving
- Can play original BD disc, Support BDMV full navigation
- Support Frame Packaging 3D, 2D movie convert to 3D image;
- Support USB 3.0 Host
- Support BD ISO playback
- Miracast and Intel Wireless Display;
- XBMC Perfect support 4K working;
- Support 7.1 pass through, Support Dolby True HD,DTS-HD MA,LPCM,Dolby Digital Plus;
As we can see the RealTek 1195 platform packs some impressive features, such as the support of the newest H.265 specs, HDM IN in+out, 1Gbit Ethernet, USB3.0 and XBMC support up to 4K!
CPU: Realtek 1195 chipset
DDR: 1G DDR
Flash: 8G EMMC
Video Output: HDMI 1.4B
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Composite Audio/Video: AV output and Optical output
SATA port: 3.5" SATA port
LAN: 10/100M/1000 Ethernet
USB 2.0: 2.0 host *2 USB
USB 3.0: USB3.0 host
HDMI port: HDMI IN +HDMI OUT
SD / MMC Card reader
Power: 12V/2A power adaptor
Android Version: Android 4.4 kitkat
File System: Fat16 / Fat32 / exFAT/NTFS/HFS+/Samba/ext2/3
MenuLanguage: Multi-language (English/German/Spanish/France/Italia/Nederland/Poland/Russia/Korean/Greek/ Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Chinese-traditional)
System Upgrade: Upgrade by USB DISK
Video Streaming: HTTP, RTSP
H.265 /HEVC 4K*2K(MP@L5.0 High Tier)
MPEG1,VCD1.0/2.0,SVCD( up to1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
HD MPEG2 MP/HL，ISO，IFO，VOB，TS(up to1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
HD MPEG4 SP/ASP，Xvid(up to1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
H.263(Profile0/3@L70 1080@60P )
H.264 BP,MP,HP@L4.2, H.264 MVC SHP (maximum 720@30P)
MV9,VC-1 AP@L3( up to 1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
DivX3/4/5( up to1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
XVID SD/HD( up to 1920*1080@30P/60I or 1280*720@60P)
RM/RMVB8/9/10( up to 1280*720@30P)
AVS: Jizhum profile @ level 2.0/ 4.0/ 4.2/ 6.0/ 6.2
MPEG1/2/4Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG)
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
VOB, AVI, ASF, WMV, Matroska (MKV)
MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
FLV, swf/(.swf), 3GP/.3gp
3D Bluray(DISC/ISO) or Single-File(*.ts/*.m2ts)
MPEGⅠLayer1/2/3(2-CH) and MPEGⅡ1/2(Multi-Channel)
MPEG audio (mp1, mp2, mp3, mpa)
wav, wma,asf, ogg
ape, flac, amr,3ga
ra, rm, rmvb,ram
JPEG ,BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, Webp(Android)
Sub Station Alpha [.ssa]
Advance SubStation Alpha[.ass]
Standard version: simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Turkish, Greek, Hebrew, Czech, SE European, Central European, Cyrillic, Western, UTF8
Support FAT32, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4,HFS
The Eweat EW902 retails online for just $65. Below you see the package you'll get if you decide to get your hands on the player; it includes logos related to the product's main features.
The package includes the following:
- IR remote control: ×1pcs（Optional: 2.4G air mouse）
- HDMI cable: ×1pcs
- AV cable: ×1pcs
- Power adaptor: ×1pcs
- SATA cable: ×1pcs
- Warranty Card: ×1pcs
- Quick Install Guide: ×1pcs
As it happens with most products at this category, an HDMI has been included, along with analog composite video/stereo audio cables :). No 2x AAA batteries for the remote control inside.
Let's move on to the main device. As you see below, its compact (170 x 115 x 24.5 mm) and weigh around 1kg. The black-colored aluminum case looks and feels solid.
The front includes the Eweat logo, which lights up to blue when the player is on. It is actually operates as the device's IR receiver as well..
An SD/MMC slot, the reset pinhole and a USB3.0 port are located on the right side:
The right side is features two USB2.0 ports and an external SATA interface! Eweat has bundled a 2.5" SATA cable with the device.
The bottom side has ventilation holes positioned to form the EWT logo. The device has no internal fans so it is totally silent during operation.
The rear side is covered by the essential DC input, an optical audio output, the RJ45 1Gbit LAN connector, an HDMI 1.4b output, an HDMI-in and an analogue audio/video output for those who still own older TV sets (if any).
The choice of HDMI 1.4b and not HDMI 2.0 means that the player won't delivering the very best quality 3D Bluray ISO and BDMV ISO or 4K playback at 60fps, but don't forget that we are dealing with a $65 player here.
The player has two external antennas that can be rotated and supports the802.11 b/g/n wireless protocols.
The remote control has a typical layout for such devices, with a four way pad that can be used to navigate. It may take sometime to get yourself familiar with but most users will probably have an AIR mouse that works better with Android devices and adds convenience.
3. Menu, settings
The Eweat EW902 runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system.
The device takes some time to boot up and display the interface, which look since although typical for media players. The left window is the HDMI input screen , and settings related to the internal audio/video player, the program area and the miracast screen are on the right. With the latest firmware installed, the player runs at 1280x720p.
You have full access to the Android market and update or install new apps:
As you see below we have installed several Android applications. You can navigate across them by using either the remote's four way button or with the cursor mode. In order to place icons on the main desktop you have to press the menu button on each app and select to send it to the desktop through the menu.
The settings area is illustrated below and should be familiar to Android users:
The OSD languages include simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish, Czech,Dutch, Italian, French, German, Turkish, Hebrew and Greek. Since Android natively supports all the currently spoken languages, we feel that the EW902 could offer complete language support as well.
You can set the TV system to "Auto" and let the player select the video output. With not any 4K TV connected, the TV system menu will offer the choices you see below: 480p, 720p 50 Hz /60Hz, 1080i 50Hz/ 60 Hz, 1080p 50 Hz/ 60 Hz.
When we launched a movie it automatically set it to 1080p 24Hz. When the movie was finished the TV went back automatically to 1080p 60 Hz.
The device also supports also CEC in order to control it by using your TV's remote:
The "About" menu displays information about the Android version, your network (IP addresses), and also possible available updates (OTA):
Firmware upgrades are possible via a USB stick and it takes around 2 minutes to complete. Everything you have installed will be lost following an update so make sure to backup all installed software prior to it.