Dvico TViX XROID A1 Specifications, Firmware and Manuals

Back in November 2010, Sigma Designs and Dvico announced the first Android Set-top Box based on SMP8656 series would be available by Q1 2011. However, porting Android to a media player platform is rather time consuming and TViX XROID A1 is not yet available (August 2011).

Digital Versus got a pre-release version, but the firmware is still not stable enough for them to provide a meaningful review.

Dvico has nonetheless setup a webpage for XROID A1 with the specifications, features, firmware and user manual for the lucky ones that could get a pre-release hardware.

Here’s a summary of the specifications:

Main Chipset Sigma Design SMP8657 + Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Memory Main: 512MB DDR SDRAM / Flash: 512MB
Maximum Resolution up to 1920 x 1080P
Video Formats (Containers) MKV, AVI, VOB, ASF, WMV, MPEG1/2/4 Elementary, MPEG1/2 PS: M2P, MPG, MPEG2 Transport Stream: TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, MTS, MOD, and TOD, ISO, IFO, MOV (H.264), MP4, .MKV, .mpg, .avi, .wmv, .divx, .vob, .tp, .ts, .trp, .iso, .ifo, .m2ts, .mov, .flv, .rm, .rmvb, .asf, .mts, .mpeg
Video Codecs XVID SD/HD, MPEG 1, MPEG-2 (MP@HL), MPEG-4.2 (ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC), WMV9 (MP@HL), H.264 (BP@L3, MP@HL4.1), VC-1 (MP@HL, AP@L3), RealVideo 8/9/10, FLV(H.264)
Audio Formats (Containers) AAC, M4A, MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA), PCM, AC3, FLAC (Audio track in MKV), WAV(DTS), WAVPACK, WMA (Lossless not supported), Ogg
Audio Codecs Dolby Digital, DTS Down Mixing, WMA, WMA Pro, FLAC, WAV, MP1, MP2, MP3, M4A, LPCM, Ogg Vorbis, Audio Pass-thru, DTS, DTS-MA, Dolby Digital, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
Photo Image JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Languages English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Germany, Italian, Korean, Nederlands, Russian, Rumanian, Czech, Arabic, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Swedish, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Portuguese, Croatian, Thai
Subtitles smi, smil, sub/idx, srt, .ssa, .ass, MKV embedded subtitle
Video / Audio Output HDMI 1.3a (Video 24 bit), Component, Composite, Digital: Coaxial, Optical, Analog: Stereo
HDD Supported NTFS, FAT32 (3.5” SATA Ⅰ,Ⅱ HDD)
Interfaces USB 2.0 Host 4 Ports (USB1/ USB2: 5V , 500 mA max), USB 3.0 Target 1 Port, E-SATA Host
Network 10/100 Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11n(optional)
Network Protocols UPnP, SAMBA Client, NFS (with Net-Share), SAMBA server , FTP
Cooling Fan Internal temperature sensing mechanism, 40mm low noise
VFD Display Playback mode, Elapsed time, Resolution (Dot Matrix 7 English characters and numbers)
Power Consumption DC 12V
Dimensions 215 x 160 x 55 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 1,11kg

Here are the FTP Links to TViX XROID A1 User’s manual and TViX XROID A1 Quick Start Guide.

There is also a photo gallery where you’ll find screenshots (as below) as well as pictures of the box itself.

XROID A1 Android media player main menu
XROID A1 Android Home
SMP8657 Android media player - music menu
XROID A1 Music Playback

The firmware (currently “TViX Xroid A1 Official Firmware 0.9.46“) is available for download, but as it is encrypted, we cannot check its content.

I could not find retail price information for the device yet. I finally found some information about Tvix Xroid A1 price. It will be sold for 299 GBP / 334.58 Euros (including VAT) and be available end of September on KJ Global.

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