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Mele X1000 Android Media Player Supports Blu-Ray Navigation, 3D Video Playback

February 19th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Mele X1000 is an Android TV Box based on Telechips TCC8935 dual core processor, 1GB RAM, and 4GB Flash that claims to support Blu-Ray navigation and 3D Video playback, something that is seldom supported in Android devices, but can still be found in a few products including HiMedia Q5 II (Hisilicon Hi3716) and VidOn.me A200 (AllWinner A31).

Mele_X1000Mele X1000 specifications:

  • SoC – Telechips TCC8935CG dual core Cortex A9 @ 1.2GHz + Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4GB NAND Flash, SATA, and SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI v1.4, CVBS (AV out)
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV out, optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264, DivX 3/4/5/6, XviD, VP6, H.263, WMV9, WMV3, VC1, RV 8/9/10
  • Video Containers – AVI, ts, tp, trp, vob, mkv, mp4, mpv, iso, asf, flv, dat, mpg, mpeg, swf, ogm, wmv, asf, rm, rmvb up to 1080p
  • Audio Support – Dolby, DTS 2.0. Pass-through: Dolby digital, Dolby Digital Plus, True HD
  • BD/3D – BD ISO, Blu-ray navigation, 3D ISO, 3D MVC
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Network functions – DLNA, Miracast, NFS, SAMBA, BT, Web DAV
  • USB – 1x USB host, 1x micro USB (OTG?)
  • Power supply – 12V/2A
  • Dimensions – 19x12x4 cm (Aluminum casing)

The device ships with a power adapter, HDMI and AV cables, a USB cable, a remote control (without batteries), and a quick start guide. Mele X1000 currently runs Android 4.2, but an upgrade to Android 4.4 is expected. The firmware comes pre-installed with Google Play, XBMC, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and some other apps.


You’ll notice SATA support in the hardware specifications, but there does not seem to be any internal bay, and you’d need to connect your SATA drive via the SATA ports available from the rear panel (top right, close to the Wi-Fi antenna). According to TCC893x block diagram, there’s no SATA, so it must have been implemented via a USB 2.0 (or 3.0) to SATA bridge.

Mele X1000 appears to be available now for $199 including shipping, compared to $130 for HiMedia Q5 II and $239 for VidOn.me AV200, respectively dual and quad core Android STBs. That’s also considerably more expensive than Hotach HTV003 (About $60), also based on TCC8935, which lacks SATA, AV output, S/PDIF, Blu-ray navigation and 3D video playback.

  1. February 19th, 2014 at 18:47 | #1

    Is there actually any kernel and/or u-boot source available for the tcc893x?

  2. February 19th, 2014 at 19:45 | #2

    @Luc Verhaegen
    There’s something yes. http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/02/12/telechips-tcc892xtcc893x-android-4-2-2-sdk-leaked/
    Linux kernel: yes, bootloader yes, but not u-boot.

    I did not manage to compile it. I haven’t tried that hard though.

  3. Marius
    February 19th, 2014 at 19:59 | #3

    @Luc Verhaegen
    Luc I bet I know why you’re interested in this tcc893x. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m glad you are 🙂

  4. adem
    February 19th, 2014 at 20:51 | #4

    i wonder if i can use the same firmware on the Hotach HTV003

  5. Dan
    February 19th, 2014 at 23:15 | #5

    This sounds like the custom version of XBMC from Vidonme but running on the Mele using Telechips, it’s definitely not stock XBMC thats for sure.

  6. adem
    February 20th, 2014 at 05:36 | #6

    i cannot wait for the htv003 i will try this xbmc

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