As we’ve seen in our list of RK3288 Android TV boxes, CloudnetGo has already announced CR12 and CR13 models powered by the quad core Cortex A17 SoC. With their new CR16 model, they are the only Rockchip RK3288 TV box with VGA (and HDMI + AV) output that I know of. Another interesting feature of this media player is the enclosure which stands vertically.
- SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core CortexA17 @ 1.8 GHz + Mali-T764 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 /3.0, and OpenCL 1.1
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 8 to 16GB NAND Flash + micro SD slot (up to 32 GB)
- Connectivity – 100M/1000M Ethernet, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (AP6330 module) using external Wi-Fi antenna, and Bluetooth 4.0
- Video Output – HDMI output, AV output (3.5mm jack), and VGA
- Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 host port
- Power Supply – N/A
- Misc – Power button and LED, reset/recovery button.
- Dimensions – N/A
- Weight – N/A
The thing is supposed to run Android 4.4 Kitkat and support XBMC, and it should become available in August. It’s not on any retailers site, nor Alibaba, and all we get are some picture on CloudnetGo CR16 product page.
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.
7 Replies to “CloudnetGo CR16 is a Rockchip RK3288 based TV Box with HDMI, AV and VGA Outputs”
Is heat dissipation better when the board is vertical like this?
Does the RK3288 support DTS or Dolby?
No idea, but I find it looks more beautiful 🙂
I can’t find anything about Dolby, and a little about DTS (maybe meaning something else) in the datasheet https://mega.co.nz/#!wZ5UWBLS!XHrfLqAgddJXhVqtlT5xwubYwphIIkxBN8OJN9pcNO0, so I guess it will have to be with software decoding.
It can’t be, vertical positioning get you a top to bottom heat dissipation while this is less efficient IMO but as cnxsoft pointed out, it looks cool 🙂 Oh and to be fair, it doesn’t take up that much space.
Turns out someone’s run some simulations, suggesting vertical surfaces cool better:
Which is what I guessed. But given the dislike of fans, I’d kind of assumed it was better studied…
rockchip has pay the license for dolby, (really huge license fees), but no DTS license fees right now. The sample i test can hardware dolby and dts, but i am not sure the bulk supply cpu will also do this, because if any factory want to do the rk3288, as dolby rules, they should pay the license, so like the amlogic, the rock chip should release different cpu,like rk3288, rk3288-d to make the difference, of course, they can’t just “hack” it, and make it hardware decoding, before they don’t pay license for dolby, it’s ok, but now, it’s not ok.
so till now, there are still many things need to confirm, these guys are really tooooooooooooooo eager to rush the market 😀