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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natsu
natsu
5 years ago

nice, I’ve been waiting for this one, just I hope that the COMBO tuner will not increase the price too much

kusta
kusta
5 years ago

Not good, S905 current revision have bug for 4k dvb streams

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Question about the DVB-T2/S2 tuner. I assume from the description it is a multi-standard single tuner, so you can tune EITHER DVB-T/T2/C OR DVB-S/S2 at any given time, but not channels on both systems simultaneously. If that is the case, when you test the box, can you see if it is possible to have tuning line-ups for both DVB-T2 and S2 at the same time, with connections to an LNB and an antenna/aerial at the same time, allowing you to surf between DVB-T2 and S2 transmissions, rather than having to decide on a single DVB-T2 OR DVB-S2 configuration when you… Read more »

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@kusta
it’s not a big deal, since we will use it with openelec

kusta
kusta
5 years ago

natsu :
@kusta
it’s not a big deal, since we will use it with openelec

But still you have issue as problem is in HW decoding capabilities so they made new revision of soc to handle it. amcodec is as well used in OE

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@kusta
I thought that the DVB decoding issue was simply software, the new S905M supposed to fix the VP9 decoding only, but if the problem is really HW, I don’t see any appeal for such a device at all

nevertheless, the DVB S2 stream from ASTRA on the CNX test was on “.ts” format very troublesome with the majority of video players even VLC et Daumpot on windows because it contains incorrected errors, those files must be corrected with TS DOCTOR before playing them, or choosing the “.ps” recording format instead

Stane1983
Stane1983
5 years ago

@natsu
kusta is talking about hw bug that exists S905 SoCs. There will be (or already is?) new HW revision of S905 SoC which has nothing to do with S905M.

And S905M is not fixing VP9 but adding HW VP9 decoder (it doesn’t exist in current S905).

Harley
Harley
5 years ago

Sad that there are no native PVR backends like Tvheadend or VDR for Android OS yet so that we can run Kodi / XBMC on the same Android device under Android OS and access the TV tuner from inside Kodi yet still run Android to have Netflix and other apps on it too.

birdog
birdog
5 years ago

@Harley
I am not 100% sure but I think there is. I have seen it in F-Droid and I believe Wetek Play makes use of it on Android but I don’t own Wetek Play/Wetek Openelec box to confirm. I can confirm that i see it on F-Droid for all my android devices though but have never tried to install as I don’t have tuner for any android device.

nvm it looks like it is for watching and guide and not tvheadend so I am curious now how Wetek Play does live tv or does it?

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@Harley
they are some binaries from TAki ON Freaktab, TVhend end worked fine for me on android but the problem, drivers are build with the kernel so TVheadend didn’t dectect the tuner at all

Techy
Techy
5 years ago

I will wait for wetek s9xx device with tuner support as play is dual core but still supported device on their forums

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@cnx
please to try it with TVHEADEND, in fact it worked fine for me on ubuntu with linux deploy https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.meefik.linuxdeploy&hl=fr but I didn’t have a DVB tuner back then, I don’t know if it will detect it or not, anyway it will be very interesting if it work, running the backend on linux deploy and keeping our android apps on the same time on the same device

ovi
ovi
5 years ago

@natsu & @Harley

Guys forget about VDR or Tvheadend.
Just have a try with Cesbo Astra backend.

@all others
Tuner SDK is Foss … anyone interested into development poke me to provide it

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@ovi
cesbo is good but I never tried, besides is not free like tvheadend neither opensource I think, it’s a good idea to give it a try and see what compatibility it has with kodi

ovi
ovi
5 years ago

Cesbo have a free version … the only problem is that is scripted i mean you need manually to fill in dvb adapters and freq of sat/cable/T2 … you work a little bit more but once set is amazingly stable and can use any kind of frontend addon from Kodi.

Cesbo its really a solution to take in consideration as replacement for VDR and also for tvheadend.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@ovi
very nice, I see, if there is an armhf binary it will be nice to try it, normally it could work on android, just hopping that it will detect the DVB tuner

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@ovi
I just tried it, the raspberry pi binary worked fine on my phone 🙂
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2vwe6o9&s=9#.VpPldxWLTIU

Harley
Harley
5 years ago

@ovi What do you mean, that backend has no Kodi support!

Don’t care about it if it doesn’t have a PVR client in Kodi.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@Harley
cesbo uses a standard HTTP protocole for streaming with m3u8 for vlc, just copy paste links in a standard .strm files or use an IPTV addon, that should do it

.jon
.jon
5 years ago

As I see it ATM, there is two possibilities for LiveTV STBs at the moment. Those companies, who come from the DVB market and center all their products around this. That gives you OpenEmbedded(Linux)/Enigma2 powered devices with up to 4 concurrent DVB (S/T/C) tuners, DiSEqC, Unicable, SAT>IP and so on. These start at €60 (single-tuner) and can go up to >€300 (full featured, up to 4 tuners). I have bought one for €180 (dual SAT), added an internal 500GB laptop drive (ca. €40) and an additional DVB-T/C card (€30). And then there is SBC integrators, who install Android or OpenELEC… Read more »

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@ovi
I confirm, I’m using cesbo for 1 week now to stream files from my phone to PC, very stable, but if it didn’t detect the tv adapter within the kernel, it won’t be much of use

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Hi CNX.

Did you tested this box?
How is about SW,bugs,speed,heating?
Which revsion of S905 it have?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Thanks for info.

Now i have this box with me.

What is 4K DVB stream bug,because i did not see it?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Hi
If you have time,please check your firmware version,i think i have the latest version and can send it to you.
I watch all day Canal+ UHD and can not find stream bug.
I use for my reference CPU-Z app for temp and working temp is from 80-90C,maybe it can be the problem?
Can you send me link for exact sample to check it?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Nice

Just waiting for your opinions.
When you make the first impressions i will send you the latest sw,to check it, if it have some improvements over your version.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
can you post some early impressions and screenshots
please if you can Try TVheadend and CESBO on it
it will be nice
thanks

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

My Device have working temp from 80-95c.I just want to see if CNX sample have same temp.Because of my Temp i dont know if i have working sample.I have done some cooling and have it done to 50-60C.
Give me some exact parametars where to find TVheadend and cesbo.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

this the version of taki with instructions
http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-support/general-tv-player-dicussions/tvheadend-tvb-and-pvr-discussions/18418-tvheaden-vdr-enigma2-pc-port-for-rk3288-android

for CESBO it’s very sample, you can use the raspberry pi build
https://cesbo.com/en/astra/quick-start/

instructions are on the page

NB: you must root your device first and have terminal emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=fr

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Box have root access by default,but i can not find any screen REC app which works.I need it to make video review.
For now i am not satisfied how it works,maybe i have bad device but only part which works fine is T2 part.Android and S2 have many problems or bugs.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
REC. is one among the best to use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spectrl.rec&hl=fr
the DVB S2 part is always troublesome due to very bad drivers and native app
if it works with CESBO or TVHEADEND it will be wayyy much better
looking forward to your video review

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Hi
I have tested thet REC app,but all REC apps, gives me the same green video files.I think thet firmware have some bugs or my device is bad one,because of thet, i must to wait for CNX review to check what it is.

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

For me DTS 5.1 works,but there are some others problems.
I have the latest firmware,do you want to send it to you?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Ok.This is the latest sw i have:KI_PLUS_DTV-ota-20160127.160834.V1031P
When i have received my device it was on your version of sw.

Manuel
Manuel
5 years ago

Very interesting box. It has everything i want – if it works flawless with openelec.
I want a box with DVB-T2 and H.265 – the upcoming standard in germany.
But the power options should work too, so it doesn’t draw too much power.
Looking foward to your review!

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Cnx

Check stability and cpu temp.My box have this two main problems.Sometimes it is fast and stable,sometimes it is very,very slow with bad responce.Maybe i have bad unit,but i will know it,when you finish your review.

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Hi ! I’ve ordered one for me !!! DVB-S2 + DVB-T2 … so in a week or so I will share testing impressions !!! good … I hope !

Andre
Andre
5 years ago

@MihaiP
where?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

I think it is best to wait for Cnx review.With his review and opinions with my sample,we can see if this device is way to go for.

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@Andre … search VideoStrong on Alibaba !
@xxx … as many oppinions from testers ! as soon will know …

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

I have it more then one month,and i am not satisfied how it works.Only part which works fine is T2 part.I just wait for Cnx to see his point of view.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
all sw part of DVB S2 receivers are average at best, chinese manufacturers should include TVheadend support by default like U4 do, that way we can use any app we like for playback

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Default Cccamd emu sometimes work,sometimes not work.Every time i must to exit and then to enter dtv to make it work.Sometimes it do not work at all.
Satellite positioner sometimes work,sometimes not.Every time i must to emter positioner settings and then antenna works.
Sometines 4k sat channels are fluid,sometimes not fluid.
When you record 4k channels ,video is not fluid.
Default youtube which is max 1080 is not fluid,sometimes it is ,sometimes not.I did not get youtube to work via any web browser or apk.
Many,many problems.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
I see, a messy firmware, U4 for exemple have a much better firmware even with a less powerful SoC and a TVheadend integration on android, doesn’t look good for K1 plus combo for now, I hope those bugs will get fixed when the product go to sales, otherwise, the only solution is to go openelec

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Hi @natsu ! do you think OpenElec will detect and control the combo tunner of K1 Plus?
Does K1 Plus have a dualboot feature to use OpenElec as alternate system ?

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
I think they will be no problem, It’s the backend who control both tuners, I’m just curious about the switching between the two, hopping that tvheadend have a unified channels list of both T2 and S2 tuners

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@natsu
Tnks ! do you know … dualboot is already implemented or
I must modify myself boot environment for this ?

P.S. I just got the message … will arive wednesday !

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
I don’t have the box yet, so I have no idea about the dualboot, but if the fw_setenv is supported, it won’t be so difficult to modify it

there is no store who sell them for the moment, where did you buy it please 🙂

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@natsu
I’ve ordered directly at VideoStrong as sample …
it cost me a fortune … due to DHL … but it’s mine !

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Welcome to VideoStrong Sample Club.

GIJoe
GIJoe
5 years ago

Very impatient when they can get?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Tomorow ! 4 days in all …

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Thanks for info.
I have more then 30 boxes on my desk,but this KI with S2+T2 is the worst box of all i ever have.
It is the box which is not ready to go on market.Maybe i have bad sample,but i will know it, only after your review.For example i have my own brand for some A31 box ,and it have super stability and quality of user interface.My second own brand is with S805+T2 and it is ten times better then this KI.

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

There is some bug,and after it,gmail,yotube,play store, can not see any network,but network works just fine.I use some other app which needs net and thet apps works just fine.
Sometimes you need to wait more then 15 min ,just to load youtube,gmail or to download app from store.This second bug is not same as the first bug.
Youtube is another story,never ever make it to be fluid on HD.

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

My box just arrived ! – I’m not interested in mediaplayer/ android behavior ! – my interest goes in DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 directions !!! – DVB-S2 interface is decent … contains all basic functions concerning : Installation ( sat list , antena setup , motor setting ,transponder list , multiscan ) , backup and restore , DTV reset ) , Channel manager ( channel list edit, Favorite list edit , reset all ) , EPG ( cross epg ) , DTV preferences ( general settings ) – the main menu is graphical tab oriented … the rest of menus are… Read more »

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Sorry ! the box arrived with the FW from 27 ian 2016 !!! the latest known …

natsu
natsu
5 years ago


thanks 🙂

the price is a little bit steep, 40$ more than the K1 plus without a tuner and a more buggy firmware :p

I think I will wait a little bit to see if there is a firmware update or an openelec release before jumpping in

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

There is bug with satellite positioner.Sometimes it will move antenna,sometimes not,but everytime when you enter positioner menu it will move antenna.
There is bug with cccamd emu,it is not stable.

Miha ip

Record some 4K demo via S2, and then play it via box.

Check Cpu temp via CPU-z app,after some time of work.

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@xxx — “Default Cccamd emu sometimes work,sometimes not work” …
where did you get it ? on my STB there is no CCcamd !!! please detail it
a litle ! I’ve tryed to instal OscamNew from Amiko A3 but … install is OK ! does not run ! is there a secret menu to activate ?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

In S2 menu enter:111111

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

He he ! tnks mate !!!

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

unfortunately … nothing hapent ! in the start dvb-s2/dvb-t2 or after selecting dvb-s2 and
press MENU ?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

enter s2 installation menu,press 111111,enter smart data.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
oscam app is not going to work this way
the best chance to get it work is trough KODI as an addon but you must use TVHEADEND in this case

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

I’ve discovered howto activate default CCcamd :

DTV – DVB-S2 – Installation – 111111

then a hiden menu is activated !

@natsu … for the moment … just one step … later another !

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Started the EMU … is working pretty stabile !
But we have a serious problem !!! cannot play AC3 sound !!! unless …
my monitor does not understand it …

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

In Enigma2 AC3 is digital downmix ! and sound works
alwais … if uncheck downmix ! no sound as on K1 !!!

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Mihaip

You have started default Cccamd or Newcamd emu?
How many lines you have?
I have 4 Cccamd lines and it not work,after 5 min it stop and must to reeneter dtv to work again,or when you for example change channel from conax to irdeto it stop working.
Yes,this box do not have AC3 downmix,you must to have AV receiver.
Did you check temp from CPU-Z app?
Did you have recorded some 4K demo channel and play it via box?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Yes ! I’ve started the EMU … using only 2 lines ! but both very good … never stopped !!! sometimes decodind stopped mainly after fast zapping … but restarded by themselve and examining EMU status … all seem to be ok ! The CPU temperature after 8 hours of tests only in DTV and mainly in 4K was still under 40 degrees celsius !!! for me this is perfect … maybe the cooler on your chipset does not have a perfect thermal contact ! Did not record anything ! never was interested … but I will test ! you… Read more »

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Yes ! I’ve started the EMU … using only 2 lines ! but both very good … never stopped !!! sometimes decoding stopped mainly after fast zapping … but restarded by themselves and examining EMU status … all seem to be ok ! The CPU temperature after 8 hours of tests only in DTV and mainly in 4K was still under 40 degrees celsius !!! for me this is perfect … maybe the cooler on your chipset does not have a perfect thermal contact ! Did not record anything … yet ! never was interested … but I will test… Read more »

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Which app you have used for cpu temp?

I have tested all channels on 19e,1w,28e,39e,16e,and emu was not stable.Yes zaping makes problems ,but it is not only problem.I did not get a single channel to work more then 2 hour without problem.
Did you get Yotube HD videos to be fluid,via apk or any web beowser?
Did you used Cccamd or Newcamd emu?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

In Kodi – system-system info – Hardware !!! you’ll get CPU temperature ! I did’nt stay two hours on the same channel and to follow what’s hapent … Youtoube is not fluid … maybe because of poor network drivers performance ! once again … I’m not interested in streaming on K1 … I’m trying to test the original DTV then … dualboot … OpenElec … will see ! for me is just a toy ! EMU was tested with C: lines ! and if I dont change too fast the channels … was OK ! Web browser also is not… Read more »

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Network performance is so poor … that even in Kodi the play is
sometime with lags ! so maybe this explain all streaming behavior …
Network test done with DangBei …shows some 1 Mb/s on a wired conexion of 200 Mbits/s !!! on PC shows 20 Mb/s !

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Correction ! I’ve installed OOKLA Speed Test and shows me some 82Mbit/s down
and 76Mbit/up !!! so … are not the network drivers implied !

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Please ,can you check Cpu temp via CPU-Z app from play store.In Kodi there is 0 C,cpu temp iz zero!
Box have some kind of network problems.
Inform us about openelec and dualboot.

I did not get it to work for one all day without problems.Do you have self restart problems?
Did you check sat positioner?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

– positioner is bad … sometimes works … usually not !
– you’ve right ! EMU integration is poor ! on scrambled channels …level/quality goes to zero !!! and nedd reboot !
– to me Kodi shows between 32-38 degrees temerature of CPU ! you cannot trust
nobody !!! he he … and I dont feel heat on the top of K1
– dual boot need some hardware/software skills ! you can read about it here :
http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/12/06/how-to-run-headless-linux-on-amlogic-s905-devices-such-as-mini-mx-or-k1-plus/
– no self restarts but lot of forced …

AML FW sucks !

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Yes positioner is bad!!!
Yes EMU is bad!!!
Yes lot of forced restarts!!!
Yes youtube is not fluid!!!

Please check temp via CPU-Z app.

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Anyway … the next step is’nt exactly my field of expertise ! our
friend @natsu is the one ! maybe he will help us a litle guiding us
what image to install in SD and how to configure it !

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

this firmware seems to be a mess even the K1 plus without tuner seems much more stable
I think we should wait for an update or some good kernels like wetek core + or odroid C2 ones
use the dtb.img from android firmware of this box
and the drivers from TBS5520 Tuner, merge it with the mainline or as an external kernel module and load it with modprob
at that moment I think we can build a good stable OPENELEC or Android firmware

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

This FW or HW are very bad.
I think thet now we know reason for Wetek, not to bring their Play+ on market.
It is better to wait for play +,then to lose our time for this non finished product.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
I think the hardware is good enough
this is just like usual, a very immature firmware, besides, the DVB S2 part is always difficult to implement without some heavy software developpement

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Videostrong is not recognized like company which can to do any kind of heavy software development.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@xxx
exactly but there is a large community so we can see some interesting firmware in the coming months
if you want something much more stable with a very good SW part you should go with U4 DVB

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Is there some forum community support for U4 DVB?
I have seen thet it can run oscam,but i need some users info from first hand.
I belive thet U4 DVB is ten times better then Ki box,but where to find community?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@natsu — I have a problem ! for an unknown reason my serial interface
does not work ! so I’ve tryed ADB ! from Windows10 !
– installed OK !
– started from cmd window … got prompter
– adb> adb connect 192.168.100.7 … connected
– adb> adb shell …. and got prompter from android
[email protected]:/ $

The question is … can I modify the bootloader environment from this level ?

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
if fw_setenv et fw_saveenv are installed, sure you, can otherwise you have to connect trough UART

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@Natsu
Tnks ! I’ve got it ! first I need a USB-to-USB cable … then enter to fastboot … and will see !
Interesting tool the ADB …

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

I’ve got the image for U4 ! can be “burned” into a SD card
and tested on KI ? or need a special image ?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

understood ! anyway I cannot put K1 Plus in Fastboot mode !
– MS adb usb driver installed
– I’ve enabled on K1 dev mode with wait for debug and USB
– adb connect IP
– USB-to-USB cable connected
– adb devices … and I see IP connection but nothing about USB
– adb reboot-bootloader

… K1 Plus … reboots … but not in FastBoot mode … just normal mode !
What I’m missing ? … should I make something more ?

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

The problem is … I think … my PC does not detect in any way
the USB device ( K1 Plus ) connected by usb-to-usb cable !!!

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
absolutely It will not work at all, don’t do it, don’t flash it, you will brick your device

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

OK ! understood ! for me was enough ! I’ll sell it …

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Wit for new wetek.Dont lose time on Ki box.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
you can try linux deploy, it works very nice, then you can install VDR, TVHEADEND, CESBO trough ubuntu
if it dectects your tuners, then it should work

contact me on my email, I will give some instructions if you want

natsu
natsu
5 years ago


seems very stable and run very smoothly
if the price is right, this is the best option to go for

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

@natsu — the video is showing exactly the same application
we are talking here ! look the movie made by me on the menu ! they just customise a litle the bootlogo !
https://youtube.com/v/aXwHyTX9Qeg
The trick they are doing is to show two 4K channels on Hispasat
witch are Main8 !!! yes … is smooth enough … but not always !

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@MihaiP
no, is not the same thing wetek do a lot of optimization with their firmware, besides wetek is offiacialy supported by openelec

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@natsu
to dual boot here is fw_setenv file
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jg77enskjhtwr2e/fw_printenv?dl=0
just download it
from a terminal emulator run it with root privilege
cd ~to the file Dir
./fw_printenv
./fw_setenv
should work for sure

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

cnxsoft :
@xxx
By the way, they’ve upload a video yesterday showing WeTek Play 2S (new name of Wetek Play+) playing 4K DVB streams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj17B1V5148&feature=youtu.be
It will be available in April.

When you will have it in your hands?
This Ki box should be avoided!!!

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

Chapter closed for me ! already sold !

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

This Ki is not for market,it is for ……….

MihaiP
MihaiP
5 years ago

… he he ! name it ! … for suckers !

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

natsu : you can try linux deploy, it works very nice, then you can install VDR, TVHEADEND, CESBO trough ubuntu if it dectects your tuners, then it should work did you actually run linux on that K1+ box ? I’m using tvheadend with kodi frontends but i’m not too confident with s905 boxes at the moment, my T95 linux tests are not great. So i was going to get the older (s805) and cheaper (55e) K1 DvB-S2 and hopefully get a working linux dvb backend out of it.. and if dvb wont work use it as a regular tv box… Read more »

deqauto
deqauto
5 years ago
xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Dont waste your time on this box.

deqauto
deqauto
5 years ago

@deqauto
new firmware KI Plus DVB-T2/ S2 30-03-2016 is disappointing, like older firmware not fix anything.. cccam is connected but dtv is scrambled and blank screen..

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Again,do not waste your time on this box.

Asquare
Asquare
5 years ago

Please do you have the manufacturer’s contact? Many are claiming to be a manufacturer of same products. Again for you know any that supports CCCAM and Powervu?

Sebastian
Sebastian
5 years ago

It is compatible with DVB/C ?

Asquare
Asquare
5 years ago

Any new firmware update for CCCAM to work?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Hello people… lol I have been looking into tv boxes like crazy, and for the hardware and price range the K1 plus seems to be the one I want I found it for like under $50 CAD on sale @ gearbest right now. So I want that optical audio out. I dont need 4k. But i also want to use this box for retro game emulation for at least NES and SNES which im sure is no problem. But I was wondering what kind of support this box has for USB wired game pads or dongle USB ones. I have… Read more »

Reinhard
Reinhard
5 years ago

Can anyone help me with my ki plus, I plug it on and it not streaming at all, all I am getting to do is click on the pre install app in videos and you will see it buffering with the word “working” and it stops and that is.
Do I need to do some sort of configuration?

apin86
apin86
5 years ago

pls make factory reset if cccam connected but blank..im try today..im just received the goods.
but cccam connected n blank..then im try do factory reset..it work..firmware 30/3 if not mistakes..

totFR
totFR
5 years ago

Does someone tried to upgrade the videostrong K1 T2-S2 combo firmeware with the latest acemax firmware below ?
10. ACEMAX K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 Combo SW
20160421
http://www.acemax.net.cn/downloading-center/acemax-products-sw-downloading-center-14.html

Vic
Vic
5 years ago

I’ve tried but I could not, when the console is reset and wipe it does not mount the usb

Luis
Luis
5 years ago

good night, this box works with standard isdb-t? if not, it have some way to do work? thanks.

bryan
bryan
5 years ago

Does anyone encounter this message before
“Enter the cms code.
If you do not have one please ask your reseller to generate one.”
Message pops up upon switching on the console.

terra
terra
5 years ago

k1 plus için android 6 çıkarmı?

rose
rose
5 years ago

@bryan
I just saw it. What is it? What to do?

adrian
adrian
4 years ago


dvb s s2 t t2 c and atsc. tested dvbc with libreelec and tvheadend server and addon in kodi.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

Hi Guys,

I installed Google Chrome Cast receiver server apk to KI Plus S2 T2.
It seems to be perfectly installed, but I can’t find this device neither from phone and PC also (these are on the same wifi network).
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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