So finally after month of waiting, and various delays, Rockchip RK3288 based Android TV box are finally coming to market. Shenzhen UyeSee Technology is the first company to send me a sample with their G1H Android TV Box, as well as their M2 wireless music streaming receiver, which will be the subject of another post. I’ll list the specifications and show some pictures of the media player and board today, and write a full review in a few days.
These are the specifications provided by the company, reformatted in CNXSoft style :):
- SoC – Rockchip RK3288 quad core ARM Cortex A17 processor @ 1.8GHz with ARM Mali-T764 quad-core 3D GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1, and DirectX11
- System Memory – 1GB DDR3 (2GB Optional)
- Storage – 8GB eMMC Flash (16G/32G optional) + micro SD slot
- Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60fps, 3.5mm AV jack
- Audio Output – HMDI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
- Video Codecs – MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,H.263, H.264, H.265,AVS, VC-1,RV, VP6/VP8, Sorenson Spark, MVC 3800 x 2160P 60FPS
- Video Containers – H.264, H.265, AVI, TS, TP, TRP, VOB, MKV, MP4, MOV, ISO, ASF, FLV, DAT, MPG, MPEG, SWF, OGM, WMV, ASF, RM/RMV
- Audio Codecs – MPEG1, MPEG2(Layer I/II), MP3, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAC-LC, WMA, HE-AAC
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (AP6330 module)
- USB – 3x USB 2.0 host ports
- Misc – Power LED (On:Blue; Standby:Red), reset Button for recovery, and IR receiver.
- Power – 12V/2A (but provided power adapter is 5V/2A…)
- Dimensions – 107 x 107 x 26 mm
- Weight – 150 grams
G1H runs Android 4.4.
I’ve received the parcel via Fedex in a bland carton box, as they may not have the retail package ready, or customize them depending on their customers. It may also be an engineering sample, as they included the bare minimum in the package with the device, a 5V/2A adapter, and a simple IR remote control without the required CR2032 battery.
In the final retail package, it’s likely you’ll also get a least an HDMI cable, and a user’s manual.
The device is a tiny rectangular black box. The rear panel features the AV output, the Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ45), an optical S/PDIF port, HDMI output, and a power barrel, and you’ll find a reset/recovery button, three USB 2.0 ports, and the micro SD slot on one side of the device.
You can watch the unboxing video for a few more details.
To open this product, remove the four rubber pads on the bottom of the enclosure, remove the 4 screws, and the bottom part of casing should pop-up relatively easily.
The heatsink placed on the Rockchip processor is rather small, and based on previous temperature testing for RK3288, this probably means the device is clocked @ 1.6 GHz for better stability. The Wi-Fi module is the widely AP6330 chip providing 2.4/5.8 GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
There does not seem to be an obvious way to connect UART, The UART pins should be the GTR (Ground, Tx, Rx) solder pads close to the micro SD slot on the top left of the picture.There are also lots of test points. The USB port just next to the micro SD slot might also act as a USB OTG port. The board name is BX20_V1.2.
There’s not much to see on the back of the board, except a Realtek chip.
UyeSee G1H is not yet listed on their Aliexpress Store, but you may find more information and/or contact the company via G1H product page. Price is not available, but the commercial invoice I received list the device for $68, which probably means a retail price of about $100 after taking into account shipping, Aliexpress fee, and reseller margin.
Since this media player is very new, I’ll check with the company to make sure I can do a full test now, or have to wait for a firmware upgrade before writing a review.
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.