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Xtreamer mxV Plus DVB-T2 and mvX Pro DVB-T2/DVB-S2 Combo TV Boxes Support Android and OpenELEC

August 25th, 2016 15 comments

Xtreamer mxV is a family of TV boxes powered by Amlogic S905 processor, and supporting Android 5.1 and OpenELEC firmware provided by the company [Update: It looks like they simply used Vitmos/amlinux.ru image]. There are three models: mxV without tuner, mxV Plus with a DVB-T2 tuner, and mvX Pro with a DVB-T2/DVB-S2 combo tuners.

Xtreamer_mxV_Plus_Pro

The three devices share the same specifications:

  • SoC –  Amlogic S905 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz with  penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + micro SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60Hz with HDCP 2.2 support, and 3.5mm AV jack
  • Audio – HDMI, AV (stereo), optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – 10-bit H.265 up to 4K60, MPEG/VC-1/AVS+/H.265 up to 4K30
  • Tuner
    • mxV – None
    • mxV Plus – DVB-T2 tuner with two connectors
    • mxV Pro – Combo DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 with two connectors
  • Connectivity – Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc – Power button and LED, IR receiver
  • Power Supply –  DC 12V/1A
  • Dimensions – mxV: 130 x 110 x 32 mm; mxV Plus / Pro: 130 x 120 x 32 mm

The device ships with IR remote control, a quick instruction guide, an HDMI cable, and a 12V/1A AC/DC power adapter. If the design and specs looks similar, it’s because mxV is based on K1 Plus, and mxV Pro on K1 Plus T2/S2. According to a post on Freaktab, mxV firmware either Android 5.1. called “Xtreamer Android TV OS” and supporting OTA firmware updates, or OpenELEC OS released by the company also work on K1 Plus devices. K1 Plus DVB TV boxes have supported OpenELEC (Vitmos build) for several months already, but the Xtreamer version appears to be officially supported by the company.

mxV_EPG_GuideXtreamer boxes are also reasonably priced with mxV selling for 39 Euros, mxV Plus for 49 Euros, and mxV Pro for 59 Euros. At first prices in Euros made me think it was sold from Europe, avoiding custom issues (e.g. “my” WeTek Play 2 has been stuck in customs for 3 weeks with basically no hope of getting it out) and extra duties, but it’s actually shipped from Hong Kong. You can find more information and/or purchase the devices on Xtreamer mxV product pages.

Thanks to Slowstream for the tip.

Xtreamer Prodigy 4K Android Media Streamer & Recorder Comes with a 3.5″ SATA Bay

January 3rd, 2015 14 comments

Last month, we discovered Zidoo X9 Android TV box powered by Mstar MSO9810 quad core processor, and featuring an HDMI input for PVR function. There’s now an alternative with Xtreamer Prodigy 4K based on the same Mstar processor, but adding an internal SATA bay for 3.5″ Hard drives.

Xtreamer_Prodigy_4K

Xtreamer Prodigy 4K specifications:

  • SoC – Mstar MSO9180D1R quad core Cortex A9 processor up to 1.5GHz with octa-core ARM Mali-450MP6 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash + 3.5″ SATA bay up to 3TB + multicard slot
  • Video Output / Input – HDMI output up to 4K @ 30HZ, HDMI input with PVR and Time Shifting support up to 4K @ 30 Hz
  • Audio I/O – HDMI Out and In, and optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs & Containers – H.264, H.265, MPG/MPEG/MP4, TS, M2ts, AVI, BD-ISO, 3D-MVC, DVD-ISO, WMV, FLV, F4V, MKV, Xvid, DAT, VOB, AVS, 3GP, WebM, OGM, TP, TRP, MOV; RM/RMVB ..etc
  • Audio Formats – MP3/WMA/WMV/APE/OGG/FLAC/AAC…;  Dolby & DTS hardware decoding and 7.1ch pass-through
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with external antenna.
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 host, 1x USB 3.0 slave, 2x USB 2.0 host ports.
  • Misc – ON/OFF switch, reset pinhole, LCD display on front panel
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A
  • Dimensions – 238 x 207 x 64 mm
  • Weight – 1.1 kg

The box runs Android 4.4 with Xtreamer launcher & user interface, and supports OTA updates. It sells with an HDMI cable, a 12V/2A power adapter, an IR remote control, and a quick start guide. The HDMI input supports both PiP (Picture-in-picture), and PVR functions. If you’ve already watched Zidoo X9 demo video, the video recording interface below will look familiar.

Xtreamer_PVR

The company is now taking pre-orders for 149 Euros including shipping worldwide, and a free air mouse, with the release expected in February 16, 2015. The company may be a little to optimistic with its delivery address, as at least one person pre-ordered Xtreamer Wonder in October, and had yet to receive it in December, despite shipping scheduled on October 31. For more details are available on Xtreamer Prodigy 4K product page.

Thanks to Jvan for the tip.

Categories: Android, Hardware, Mstar Tags: 4k, Android, pvr, stb, TV box, xtreamer

Xtreamer Wonder Might Be the First Android Media Player Powered by Amlogic S812

October 1st, 2014 18 comments

Amlogic S812 processor is an upgrade of S802 processor with HEVC/H.265 hardware video decoding up to 3840×2160 resolution, and Gigabit Ethernet support, and it looks like the first Android TV boxes will start shipping by early November, starting with Xtreamer Wonder “TV entertainment system” running Android 4.4 Kitkat and XBMC / Kodi.

Xtreamer_Wonder

Xtreamer_AirmouseXtreamer Wonder specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S812-H quad core cortex A9r4 @ 2 GHz with Mali-450MP6 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB  eMMC 5.0 + micro SD card reader
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4
  • Audio Output – HDMI, optical S/PDIF
  • Video Container Formats – DAT, MPEG, MPE, MPG, TS/TP, VOB, ISO, AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, FLV, MKV, M2TS, MTS, M4V, WMV, ASF, RM/RMVB, etc…
  • Audio Formats – MP2, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AAC etc… Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital+, and DTS
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 13.8 x 16.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Weight – 190 grams.

The box will run Android 4.4 Kitkat with Xtreamer ver 2.0 UI, and ship with Xtreamer AirMouse, an HDMI cable, a power adapter, and a quick start guide.

There should not be hardware differences between S812 and S812-H SoC, expect the latter will come with an SDK supporting Dolby Digital & DTS with the right licenses, and any media app in Android should be able to handle these audio formats. 5-ch and 7-ch pass-though is said to be supported too.

Amlogic S812 is also supposed to support Gigabit Ethernet, but this box seems limited to 10/100M Ethernet, which could be an issue with some high bitrate (>60 Mbps) 4K videos, so the only advantage using S812-H or S802-H with this device is H.265 support.

Xtreamer UI v.2

Xtreamer UI v.2

Xtreamer Wonder is currently available for pre-oder for 99 Euros ($139 US) with shipping scheduled for October 31, 2014. Further details about the device and its air mouse, can be found on Xtreamer Wonder product page.

Thank you dhead666!

Xtreamer SideWinder4 is an XBMC Android TV Box with a DVB-T2 Receiver, and Google Cast Support

February 17th, 2014 7 comments

Xtreamer, a Hong Kong based company specialized in digital media products, is now taking pre-orders for Xtreamer SideWinder4, an Android media player powered by AMLogic AML8726-MX dual core processor, featuring a DVB-T2 receiver, and pre-loaded with XBMC and Cheapcast Chromecast emulator.

 

Xtreamer_SideWinder4

Let’s get right to the specs:

  • SoC – AMLogic AML8726-MX dual core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.5GHz with Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND Flash (32M bit nor flash + 32Gbit MLC flash), micro SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4
  • Audio Output – HDMI 1.4 + optical S/PDIF. Dolby & DTS 2ch output, 5CH & 7CH pass-through
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Miracast and DLNA support, 10/100M Ethernet
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Power Supply – DC 5V, 2A power adapter (CE, FCC, CCC certified)
  • Dimensions – 18 x 8.2 x 3.5cm

Xstreamer_SideWinder4_ConnectorsThe device runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, and comes with an air mouse (remote control), an HDMI cable, a 5V/2A power Adapter, a USB cable, adn a quick start guide. Interestingly, SideWinder4 appears to be modder friendly, as the company also mentions support for root access, and init.d scripting.  The firmware supports Airplay & DLNA by Airpin, CIFS mount, XBMC plugins & repo (Fusion, Xfinity and mashup pre-installed), and OTA Update, a features a setup wizard, as well as kids mode (parental control?). USB Camera should work with this firmware, as they recommend Logitech Cams for their device. They also have an interesting feature called PushBullet, that will show your phone notifications on TV.

It’s the first time I’ve heard about this company, but they seem to have been around for a few years already. Based on the specifications on their website, it feels like they know what they are talking about, as features such as  5.1 and 7.1 audio pass-through, CIFS mount, or init.d scripting are rarely mentioned in specs. I also like the fact they’ve gone with an air mouse, albeit simple, with their product, as standard IR remote are usually pretty much useless with Android, unless you only use XBMC. XBMC and corresponding plugins and Cheapcast can be installed for free on any Android devices, but it’s still nice to have them pre-loaded if you need a device that’s just plug and play. Bear in mind that Cheapcast will only provide some of functionality of Chromecast, but YouTube and Google Music should work. The company also has a forum, a download page (for firmware, nothing there just yet), and a Wiki with mods and source code, but only for previous products at this time, as SideWinder4 has yet to been released.

Xtreamer SideWinder4 is available for pre-order for 79 Euros (111.07 USD) including worldwide shipping with release scheduled for March 3, 2014. The price is relatively good compared to competing AML8726-MX Android STBs, considering it includes a DVB-T2 receiver, and an air mouse. Further information is available on Xtreamer SideWinder4 page.

Thanks to .jon for the tip.