Specs, Unboxing and Teardown of KI Plus Android TV Box with DVB-T2/S2 Combo Tuner

If you’ve been following this blog, you must now that I reviewed K1 Plus Android TV box based on Amlogic S905 processor a little while ago. Videostrong has sent me yet another K1 Plus device, except this time it is an Android receiver with a tuner card supporting both satellite (DVB-S/S2) and terrestrial (DVB-T/T2) reception. Today, I’ll list the specs, take a few pictures of the device, before checking out the tuner board.

K1 Plus Android DTV receiver specifications

The specifications are exactly the same as the TV box, except for the added tuner:

  • SoC –  Amlogic S905 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0GHz with  penta-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 750 MHz
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB NAND flash (4 to 32GB optional) + micro SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 up to 4K @ 60Hz with HDCP 2.2 support, and 3.5mm AV jack
  • Audio – HDMI, AV (stereo), optical S/PDIF
  • Video Codecs – 10-bit H.265 up to 4K60, MPEG/VC-1/AVS+/H.265 up to 4K30
  • Tuner – Combo DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2 with two connectors
  • Connectivity – Fast Ethernet (Gigabit optional), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
  • Misc
    • Power button and LED, IR receiver
    • Optional DRM: Playready, Verimatrix, Widewine (Probably not available right now)
  • Power Supply –  DC 12V/1A
  • Dimensions – 130 x 120 x 32 mm

The device is still running Android 5.1.

K1 Plus DVB-S2/T2 Combo Picture

The package looks exactly the same as the media player model with KI Plus Quad-core Androdi DVB marking.

K1_Plus_DVB_Packageand the included accessories are exactly the same too with a 12V/1A, an HDMI cable, a remote control, and a user’s manual.Android_Digital_TV_Receiver_AccessoriesThe device itself also looks the same with 4 USB ports on the side…

KI_Plus_TV_Box..until we look at the rear panel where DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 antenna connectors have been added to a place where there was simply a marking with “Android TV Box” on the standard model.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_DVB-S2_Antenna_Connectors
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K1 Plus DVB Teardown

I’ve already torn down K1 Plus without tuner, and the way to open it, and the mainboard are exactly the same, even the components, and only the tuner board has been added.

K1_Plus_Board_with_Tuner

So I’ve loosened the 3 connectors holding the mainboard and tuner to the casing, and removed the shield to have a closer look at the tuner board itself.

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The board is called S2&T2_R848_Rev1.0 and includes Availink AVL6862TA DVB-C/T/T2 + DVB-S/S2 demodulator and Rafael Micro R848 tuner. The hardware configuration is very similar to TBS5520 multi-standard USB tuner with R848 tuner and AVL6882 demodulator with support for DVB-T2/C/S2/ISDB-T/J.83B standards.

Videostrong has listed the product on on their Alibaba website, and if you are a reseller or distributor you may consider contacting the company there to purchase in quantities.. I could not find it for sale yet on any online shops, and the name does not really make it easy to find either… [Update 24/02/2016: GearBest now has the device for $76.35]

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