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).
- 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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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