Review of K1 Plus Android TV Box with Combo DVB-S2/DVB-T2 Tuner

VideoStrong has launched K1 Plus TV box powered by Amlogic S905 processor last year, and I had the chance to review their model last November. But here I am reviewing K1 Plus again. Why? That’s because the company’s has several K1 Plus models: the “standard” version that’s just like any Android TV boxes, and the DVB version with DVB-S2, DVB-T2/C, or DVB-T2/C + DVB-S2 combo, and the latter is the one I’m reviewing today. K1 Plus DVB combo teardown revealed that the main board was exactly the same as K1 Plus “standard”, and that only a tuner card was added. So I’ll have a two part review with the first part checking if they fixed any of the bugs found on K1 Plus “Standard” with “November 2015” firmware in the new “January 27, 2016 DVB” firmware, and the second part will focus on testing DTV app with DVB-S2 and DVB-T2, PVR and time-shifting.

K1 Plus “Standard” vs K1 Plus DVB Firmware

The launcher used in DVB firmware is exactly the same as in the standard version.

K1_Plus_DVB_Launcher

I listed some pros and cons in my conclusion of K1 Plus “standard” review. Let’s check out the cons, and find out if they’ve been fixed or improved:

  • Pre-installed Kodi 15.2 version does not work well when 2160p video output is selected (1080p output looks better); automatic frame rate switching is not working either.
  • HDMI – Dolby Digital 7.1+, DTS HD and Atmos pass-through not working; CEC not working; Video output resolution set in settings is not always used at next power on.
  • Missing DTS and Dolby support for PCM output
  • No DRM installed, even Widewine Level 3 required for SD playback on relevant apps.
  • WiFi performance may be erratic (TBC), very good sometimes, and near stall speed at others.
  • 3D games such as Beach Buggy Racing and Riptide GP2 are not playing very smoothly, and performance may degrade with play time (and higher heat).
  • No option to show status and notification bars, no Download icon in app list.
  • Lacks Bluetooth support
  • USB hard drive partitions (NTFS / exFAT) reported as having 10MB free only, basically rendering the partitions read-only.

The pre-installed version of “Kodi” is still 15.2 with some add-ons, but the build date has changed from 2015-11-09 to 2015-12-07, so there may have been some improvements.

Kodi_15.2_K1_Plus
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First I had to be careful to check output resolution is to 2160p @ 60 Hz, because the system will always revert to 1080p50 (as shown in the screenshot above), which remains a bug yet to be fixed. All videos were shown in Letterbox mode in K1 Plus “standard”, and i’s nice to see this have been fixed:

  • H.264 codec / MP4 container (Big Buck Bunny) – 1080p – OK
  • MPEG2 codec / MPG container –  1080p – OK
  • MPEG4 codec, AVI container 1080p – OK
  • VC1 codec (WMV) – 1080p – OK
  • Real Media (RMVB), 720p / 5Mbps – OK
  • WebM / VP8 – OK
  • H.265 codec / MPEG TS container (1080p) – OK
  • WebM / VP9 (no audio in video) – OK

4K video are also fairly well supported:

  • HD.Club-4K-Chimei-inn-60mbps.mp4 – OK
  • sintel-2010-4k.mkv – OK
  • Beauty_3840x2160_120fps_420_8bit_HEVC_MP4.mp4 (H.265) –  OK
  • BT.2020.20140602.ts (Rec.2020 compliant video) – Stays in UI
  • big_buck_bunny_4k_H264_30fps.mp4 – OK
  • Fifa_WorldCup2014_Uruguay-Colombia_4K-x265.mp4 (4K, H.265, 60 fps) – OK
  • Samsung_UHD_Dubai_10-bit_HEVC_51.4Mbps.ts (10-bit HEVC / MPEG-4 AAC) – stays in UI
  • Astra-11479_V_22000-Canal+ UHD Demo 42.6 Mbps bitrate.ts (10-bit H.265 from DVB-S2 stream) – Stays in UI

Unfortunately none of the 10-bit H.265 videos are playing. But it’s still a big progress since Kodi was pretty unusable in the standard version.
Last time I tested HDMI audio pass-through with Video Player, and this time I did it with Kodi, and sadly it’s not really usable.

  • AC3 / Dolby Digital 5.1 – Audio OK (Dolby D 5.1), video not smooth
  • E-AC-3 / Dolby Digital+ 5.1 – OK (Dolby D 5.1) most of the time, but two small audio cuts occurred during playback
  • Dolby Digital+ 7.1 – PCM 2.0 only
  • TrueHD 5.1 – PCM 2.0 only
  • TrueHD 7.1 – PCM 2.0 only
  • Dolby Atmos 7.1 – PCM 2.0 only
  • DTS HD MA – DTS 5.1 only, and two short audio cuts during playback
  • DTS HD HR – DTS 5.1 only, and one short audio cut during playback

That’s especially announcing since WeTek fixed HD audio pass-through in Amlogic S8xx and S9xx and confirmed it to work in both WeTek Core, and WeTek Play 2S at the beginning of the month, and even released the source code. But maybe Kodi is not a priority for Videostrong, and/or Chinese New Year holidays may have made February a slow month in China..

Since the company is not using Amlogic S905-H processor there was no way DTS and Dolby downsampling to PCM (stereo) would work with other apps, and I could confirm that MX Player would not output any audio from playing such files over PCM output.

I played a 2-hour 1080p video over WiFi from a SAMBA share, and it worked just fine.

DRM_Info_K1_Plus_DVBAt least Widewinve DRM is now support (Level 3), and that a small step in the right direction. So overall video output and playback support have improved, but it’s not quite at the level of the competition.

Wifi was quite stable overall, but performance had it’s up and downs and the average throughput was lower than K1 Plus “standard”.

Throughput in Mbps
Throughput in MB/s

Bear in mind that WiFi performance can be extremely volatile, and when I tested K1 Plus DVB, the transfer time for a 278 MB file varied between 1m15s and 2m22s during my several attempts.

I also had some new issues with both Google Play and Amazon Underground. I could browse app and select them for installation with the former, but after a few minutes I realized that none of 16 apps I selected would install, as it was waiting for WiFi connection, and I was using Ethernet… So I switched to WiFi, and I could complete the installation. Amazon Underground failed to install for unknown reasons, but the patented bug fixing method called “Good Night SleepTM” resolved the issue, and the app could install the next morning.

Once I managed to get Amazon appstore running, I could install Riptide GP2 racing game, which I played for 15 minutes both to test 3D graphics performance, and stability. I basically had the same issue as with K1 Plus, with the games crashing if I adjusted the graphics settings higher, poor performance with “high resolution” (MAX-4) settings, and the game became less and less playable over time, with some micro freezes (around second) occurring from time to time. Temperatures measured with an IR thermometer on the top and bottom of the case were respectively 56 and 64C after around 15 minutes. I also went to CPU-Z to check aml_thermal after the game, and the reported temperature was 86C, which seems pretty high.

All other Amlogic S905 TV boxes I’ve tested before have the 10MB USB hard drive bug, meaning I can only read from my USB hard drive, or copy files smaller than 10MB, because the size is incorrectly detected. Since K1 Plus DVB has a PVR function it’s very important for it to work. Sadly it still has the same bug, so I’ll have to use a 64GB flash drive (properly detected) in order to record live TV or use timeshifting. I first discovered this bug in August 2015 on Mygica ATV1900AC, so 6 months later I would have expected it to be fixed, especially since I’m not the only one to have the issue.

Videostrong had two months (end of November until end of January) to fix the bug found in my first review, and I have to say I’m very disappointed with the progress done so far, with most critical bugs still there, and the only positives being a somewhat working Kodi (with several caveats) and DRM support. Oh yes, and there’s still no way to show the status and notification bars,  so you’d have to hack the system by changing systemui.apk and build.prop, as explained by Karl in his review of Eny EM95 TV box.

DTV app for DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 Free-to Air channels

The main selling points of K1 Plus DVB box is the combo tuner, and you’ll need to start DTV app to get access to live channels.

Android_DTV_appOnce you’ve connected your satellite dish for DVB-S2, and terrestrial antenna for DVB-T2, you’ll be ready to configure the syste,. Since there are a few steps involved I’ve already explained how to scan DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 channels on K1 Plus Amlogic receiver. My configuration is using a simple fixed satellite dish, but there are options to control a motorized satellite dish, and/or multiple satellite dishes via DiSEqC.

Once the system is configured, you’ll need to select whether you want to use DVB-S2 or DVB-T2 each time your start the app, but you can press the DTV button on the remote to quickly restart the app and change the tuner selection.
K1_Plus_DVB-T2_DVB-S2

Live TV is working pretty well, and switching between channels does work quite fast for both DVB-S2 and DVB-T2, although for the first couple of seconds the video is not 100% smooth.

K1_Plus_DVB-T2_ChannelIf you are using languages with accents or complex languages there may be issues, as you can see is the case for Thai language in the overlay info window above. The Electronic Program Guide (EPG) can be accessed with the corresponding remote control key, and it is working, although sometimes it’s pretty slow to get the data, and with the same font rendering issues.

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And once you are in the EPG, you can select a program and press OK to either schedule to box to Play or Record a program, with the icon R or P showing on the right side of the screen once you’ve done the selection.

K1_Plus_DVB_Live_TV_Recording

You can consult the schedule list (Book List) by pressing the Blue button, and the system appears to handle programming conflicts too.K1_Plus_Timer_List

K1_Plus_DVB_Scheduling_Conflicts

Scheduling works well, as long as you let the DTV app running in the foreground. If you use a web browser or play games in Android, the scheduled recording or play time will be start automatically. Same thing is you schedule a program on DVB-T2, and you are currently watching live TV with DVB-S2, it will not switch automatically. The device must be running all the time, since there’s only on or power off, if you plan to schedule recordings. Power consumption is relatively low at around 10 watts with storage, but it’s still annoying. So I don’t find the K1 Plus set-top box to be user-friendly from that point of view.

You can also record manually by pressing the PVR key on the remote control. Recording works pretty well, and videos can be found in DTVRecordFiles of your storage device both with .ts (the videos) and .amdur files. You can play the video directly from the DTV app by going to the Menu and selecting Record list, or from media players on your Android device, and the results is usually satisfying. However, I also copied some files to my computer, and I could play them with some artifacts at the beginning in VideoLAN (VLC), but not at all in Totem video player.

K1_Plus_Video_Recording_FormatThe video were recorded at 1080p at 25 fps using H.264 AVC codec, and they’ve properly recorded both audio tracks (AAC). Here’s a short sample.

Timeshifting can  be enabled with the Play/Pause key on the remote, and working reasonably well with possibly some artifacts when enabling the function, with a default recording time of 5 minutes, but the length is configurable in the PVR options.K1_Plus_PVR_Settings

There’s also a hidden “Smart Data Manager” menu which you can enabled by pressing the Menu key, going into Installation, and pressing 111111 in the remote.

K1_Plus_DVB_CCaamThis will give you access to “Smart Data” and “BISS” but it’s not something I have tried.

You can check the video review to have a better understanding of the digital TV capabilities and performance of K1 Plus DVB. bear in mind that I could only tried SD and HD channels, since I have not found 4K UHD channels, even test channels, in my location.

Conclusion


K1 Plus DVB Android set-top box is one of the few Android TV boxes on the market with a combo DVB-S2 & DVB-T2 tuner, and I’m glad Videostrong brought this type of product to market. However, I’m very disappointed by the progress made on the firmware front between my review of K1 Plus standard with a firmware released in November, as they’ve almost fixed none of the issues I reported at the time. Kodi has improved a little (10-bit H.265 is not working though), Widevine DRM Level 3 has been enabled, but 3D games (Riptide GP2) still crash when graphics settings are set to high, 3D graphics performance is quite poor compared to other Amlogic S905 devices, it overheats leading to CPU/GPU throttling, the system feels sluggish at times with apps loading slowly, I still can’t use my USB hard drive (10MB bug), the user’s interface does not provide access to status and notifications bar, and so on… So it feels like either Videostrong does not have the resources for development, they don’t really care (or really think the firmware is good enough), or they are incompetent…

However, the DVB part is not that bad, as least compared to some other Amlogic Android DVB boxes I’ve tested in the past such as HD18T or ATV586. Most features work reasonably well, and I could use both DVB-S2 and DVB-T2 parts, but there are still some bugs such as artifacts at the beginning of recording videos or Timeshifting, and (Asian) font rendering issues. The system integration is also inexistent, meaning that the TV box and DTV app must be running at all times for scheduling to work, there’s no background process handling this, and you can’t simply use other Android apps, and expect to get a pop-up when the recording/playback start time has been reached. You also have to chose between DVB-S2 or DVB-T2, as you can’t record a program on DVB-S2, while watching a program on DVB-T2 for example.  The idea behind having a combo tuner is great, and it works, but the implementation is not as user-friendly and good as one may have expected.

I’d still like to thank Videostrong for giving me the opportunity to review both their K1 Plus “standard” and K1 Plus DVB combo, and resellers and distributors can contact the company via their Alibaba page for further request and/or purchase in quantities. K1 Plus DVB-S2/T2 Android TV box is currently sold for around $76 on GearBest and GeekBuying.

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natsu
natsu
5 years ago

the DVB part seems stable after all, but all the android part is a real mess
only an openelec firmware with a cutom kernel could save this box

Gotan
Gotan
5 years ago

But real issue is for DVB as this device dont support Dolby and all HD channels on Astra and hotbird are in Dolby digital AC3, so this device will not give audio output. Also in UK DVB-T2 is dolby digital plus eac3 so no audio with this device

@natsu

They need make proper dvbapi compatible driver to save this box, but I dont think that will happen…

onebir
onebir
5 years ago

“K1 Plus DVB Android set-top box is one of the few Android TV boxes on the market with a combo DVB-S2 & DVB-T2 tuner, and I’m glad Videostrong brought this type of product to market.”

Why is it useful to have both in one box? Do some countries use both standards simultaneously?

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@onebir
yes, almost all europe, north africa and middle east

natsu
natsu
5 years ago


did any backend worked with this device

natsu
natsu
5 years ago


ok

did Mx player and Kodi 16 worked fine; usually MXPLAYER is much more stable than kodi

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@Gotan
exactly, wetek will do it for sure, but videostrong is highly unlikely
that souldn’t be so much difficult to implement if we have the right drivers, TBS5520 open source drivers should do the job just fine I think, besides Amlogic has already published the S905 linux Kernel, so Openelec build shouldn’t be so faraway

Gotan
Gotan
5 years ago

@natsu

I think bigger issue for this Videostrong box and issue on end for users is lack of support for AC3 which means no audio on HD channels which is for 99% people not good solution, as then they need buy AVR which cost 10 times more than this box

Jay
5 years ago

Isn’t the Zidoo X6 Pro Wi-Fi a/c? Your Wi-Fi comparison chart says it’s 802.11n.

paul taraneh
paul taraneh
5 years ago

It’s a let down to be told that the box would like to offer certain features but can’t or wont. Such a shame they we”re left to the product engineering samples of yesteryears business class

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) Do you plan on making a list of arm tuner boxes (dvb), as you did for the s905 boxes ? I’m looking for a cheap dvb box at the moment and considering the state of that K1, i’ll skip it.. I don’t understand why those cheap manufacturers persist on producing their own software which will by all standards be buggy or at list limited. Being a “linux only” guy, my better option at the moment is using a well supported box (some s905 or s812, or even h3 it seems) and use an external usb tuner. I… Read more »

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

what about youtube,it can not be fluid at all???

when cpu,gpu overheat, it will restart by itself.

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Did you test it again ,maybe some latest sw?

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Interesting view.
Now i will send my invoice to them, to pay me my testing and my lost time!

smile;smile

Karine-Johanne
Karine-Johanne
5 years ago

Hi, i’m a complete newbie here (but experienced DVB user otherwise).
Which DVB-S2 (and possibly T2) android box would you all recommened at this time ? I’m hearing great things about openelec.
Basically, i’m looking at stability, picture quality, extras like softcam compatibility, streaming / sat>ip support…
So the question is which one would you actually buy for your daily DVB needs ?

Regards

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@Karine-Johanne At the moment that k1+ s2/t2 will not work with openelec, at least the dvb part won’t work as the tuner has no linux drivers. Now which box has good openelec/dvb support, well wetek play not much else, but that box is old and its hardware (video decoder) is not up to date. A new wetek box is coming out in april, and should have good dvb support as well but will probably be in the 100-150e price range. I have not looked into that price range so it’s probable that you’ll find other boxes with linux or openelec… Read more »

landcruser
landcruser
5 years ago

you are warm hearted i wonder if it is for sure the wetek play + could buy in april ? in that case l will wait.

totFR
totFR
5 years ago

Hello,

I’ve unfortunatly brought the K1 + DVB T2/S2 box but in france the DVB HD channels stream EAC3 sound (dolbu digital +) .
So there is no sound in the DTV apps provided with the box which is in the latest firmware (dated from end of febuary) .
Is there a solution to installe EAC3 codec for the DTV apps ? Or is there an update of that apps , i can’t find it on google play..?

Thank you for all people which can help me.

totFR
totFR
5 years ago

hello,

No only EAC3 track available.. Could you please tell me how workaround with kodi ?

Build in kodi app work ok with ac3 sound track (didn’t test yet with EAC3 because i don’t have video with EAC3 track)

THK

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@totFR i don’t have that box, i’ll get the old k1 dvb s2 in a few weeks to test linux/openelec on it, i expect it will have the same dvb app, but from what i understood so far, their android tv app also uses tvheadend as the dvb “pvr” backend (server), and kodi should be able to act as a frontend (client) for it. You can try to install kodi pvr addon or follow a tutorial to configure tvheadend on kodi and see if it works. Of course try to read an eac3 stream with kodi first, if your kodi… Read more »

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

@totFR
with the DTV app there is no way to play AC3, the only solution is to get TVHEADEND or CESBO to work as backends for KODI, if it works
you can contact me on my email “[email protected]” for further instructions

landcruser
landcruser
5 years ago

You are heart warmed i wonder if it is undoubt the wetek play + can be bought in april?

totFR
totFR
5 years ago

Thank you to all, I will test kodi /tvheadend,

I found on these links for the DTV app which seems include ac3 decoding libray (libth_dtv_pi.so).
I don’t know if i can use that library or install that DTV app on the K1 plus …

totFR
totFR
5 years ago
Karine-Johanne
Karine-Johanne
5 years ago

@mdel
Thanks for the detailed replay ! Iguess I’ll be playing around with my old Atom based server, get all my tuners hooked up to it, istall the latest Ubuntu along with TVHeadend and VDR, and see what comes out of it.

natsu
natsu
5 years ago

first MOD OPENELEC by Vitaley S like usual
https://cloud.mail.ru/public/ELLt/ayp1UULS4
some instructions from vitaley to be found on this page
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=663195&st=2500#entry47621160
you can give it a try, I think with OPENELEC SW decoding of AC3 might resolve the problem

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@natsu
apparently Vitaliy_S openelec for the k1+ dvb, works but without dvb support, the s2/t2 tuner doesn’t have linux drivers.
I’m not a 100% sure about this but that’s what i understand from the text in red from the link your posted above and what i was told on another forum.

Also Vitaliy_S’ main image is for the k1 dvb (s805 s2), not the k1+ dvb (s905 s2/t2) so make sure you don’t mix them up.
Anyways you can try those images on sd card and see for yourself..

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) is there a k1+ s2 only, or is it only the s2 part that would work ? i thought the k1+ (s905) had s2/t2 (“universal” dvb tuner), and the k1 (s805) has s2 which is working with his original vitmod os (not tested yet personally but reported to work by others). I could not get a confirmation that s2 is working on k1+ (s2/t2) with vitmod os images. my other guess was that you could put a k1 s2 tuner on the k1+ and then have s2 working on k1+ but that would mean the mainboard /… Read more »

mdel
mdel
5 years ago

@Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft) well if you still have both devices it would be quite interesting to check that out, or at least you could boot that vitmod os for k1+ from sdcard and see what comes out. Another interesting thing to do would be to compare the two boards side by side and see how different the s905 board is from the s805 one, my guess would be they should be very similar in terms of component density and placement, no matter the new specs (4k, hdmi 2..) and arch offered by the more recent soc. Another thing i was… Read more »

zirali1981
zirali1981
5 years ago

Remember guys if you buy from Banggood use the 10% off app on your android device which should reduce it further to about $54 and I do hope there will be a stable rom or something soon….

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

where is promotional code?

frolix8
frolix8
5 years ago

Hi
I receive a K1 plus T2 & S2, S2 work but not T2 , DVB-T2 find no channels (automatic search,signal 99% quality 0%) in FRANCE, home antenna is OK work fine on several TV & others DVB-T(2) receivers, can somebody help me , thanks ?

totFR
totFR
5 years ago

@frolix8
Vérifie que la masse de ton connecteur antenne touche bien la masse du K1.
(connecteur antenne doit être du 9.5mm)

frolix8
frolix8
5 years ago

@totFR
c’est un connecteur 9.52mm, fonctionne correctement sur une TV et un récepteur openbox V8 pro combo, la masse est OK, testée avec un multimètre (ohmmètre) depuis la masse du câble antenne aux connecteurs de la K1 (GND sat,tnt et DC).

wwortel
wwortel
5 years ago

@totFR @totFR the links to DTV App and Launcher I cannot open. Can you provide them in some other way? That the decoding is not working may also be due to a wrong interpretation by the dtv app of the provider’s information in the dvb stream about the coding used. For the Vigica C100S (S805 with S2 tuner) I have published some Python scripts to sort and edit the channel information. AC3 audio reproduction should be possible to judge from the app’s libraries that mention for audio: MPEG1 MPEG2 AC3 EAC3 AAC_LATM DTS and MEPG. The audio mode is just… Read more »

toto
toto
5 years ago

@frolix8

Slt,
Quand tu es dans le menu de recherche des chaines, appuies sur le bouton “menu” de la télécommande.
Va dans “DTV preference”
puis “general settings”
dans “area setting” choisis “france”
puis 2x “back” sur la télécommande
choisis “installation”
et scanne tes chaines

ça devrait marcher

nnn
nnn
5 years ago

Hello, I tried to make this box work, and it turns out it is hell : -the remote controller does not work (I found out accidentally that on/off was mapped on the EPG button, and no other button seems to do what it is expected to do) -when I launched DTV, it did not found a channel (located in France too) -no access to google play or google servers (but internet access is working ) – online firmware update does not find anything. Do not feel like the long wait was worth it. Any idea where I could get a… Read more »

xxx
xxx
5 years ago

Do not buy this device!!!!!

It is disaster device!!!

nnn
nnn
5 years ago

Installed latest firmware, but the remote control still does not work. Could connect to google. Any idea about how I could reconfigure the device to use another remote ?

J’ai installé le dernier firmware, mais la télécommande ne fonctionne toujours pas. J’ai pu me connecter sur les serveurs google. Une idée sur comment je pourrais reconfigurer le bouzin pour utiliser une autre télécommande ?

kiplustv
kiplustv
5 years ago

cnxsoft :

I still don’t recommend it with Android, but maybe OpenELEC is better -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/03/28/openelec-vitmos-os-for-videostrongvenz-k1-plus-android-dvb-receiver/

Yes! OpenELEC is better but with combo tuner S2/T2 (avalink avl6862) not work all package of VITMOD OS!!!!! I’m waiting for a good news ;p

nnn
nnn
5 years ago

Had to totally reconfigure remote, but it finally works. If you are not a little bit into unix*, forget this device

danricko
danricko
4 years ago

Hello,
Last week i have receved the K1 plus DVB S2/T2 . it work very well in France on DVB S2 all Astra satellites ,Hispasat ,Digiturk 7°E. , on 4K chanels any problems.
On Hot Bird and 5°W. satellites the 4k test ( 13°E.) have some freezens ; on (5°W) Fransat 4K have many frozens.
The tuner sensibility is good (Digyturc 4K chanel on 7°B satellite) is receved 5/5 with quality level at 24%.
On T2 it dont work because there is not TNT T2 in France.

Theejay
Theejay
4 years ago

Dont waste your money in this piece of sh…

I already have a K1 T2-S2 combo and native android software is a compilation of bugs. But the worst is the hidden emu (cccam – newcam – biss) does not work!…always appears the same “scramble channel”

Me and other affected ones contacted with manufacturer (Videostrong) and they simply ignore us answering nosense replies to our demands. You can contact:

vs06(at)videostrong.com

If they receive many request about this perhaps release a fixed firmware nearly….

Greetings.

totFR
totFR
4 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

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

Dear
Thanks a lot for your video.
Appreciated to check the below two features if they are available & working fine on the operating system for a blind person:
1-Settings/Accessibility/TALKBACK
2 -Settings/Language and Input/text to SPEECH
you can use and run this fetuers to use screen reader
Many thanks in advance
BR,

opti52
opti52
4 years ago

I’ve got my K1 Plus t2/s2 yesterday (really professional handling by GeekBuying – around 55€ all in, less than 2 weeks from ordering). It was delivered with Kodi 16/Jarvis and firmware from 04/30/2016, so the first impressions are good (my main interests are focused on DVB). DVB S2 – fixed dish, Astra 19,2 E: works fine, also by trying 4K test channels UHD1 and Fashion 4K. DVB T2 – only SD for the moment: works fine, HD with HEVC will start in Germany with a pilot phase by end of this month (main reason for buying this device). Switching between… Read more »

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

@opti52

Hello,

Your firmware is from 04/30/2016, is it a ACEMAX or Videostrong box ?

Because i am looking for the latest firmware for my K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 Combo Videostrong box , i am actually on that version :
Device: p20x
Display: KI PLUS-userdebug 5.1.1 LMY47V 20160224.181441.V1031P2 test-keys
Fingerprint: Android/p20x/p20x:5.1.1/LMY47V/20160224.181441.V1031P2:userdebug/test-keys
Host: vstrong
ID: LMY47V
Manufacturer: amlogic
Model: KI PLUS
Product: p20x
Tags: test-keys
Type: userdebug
User: vstrong

And I wonder if i can use the ACEMAX firmware for my box because videaostrong don’t give any official firmware like ACEMAX :
http://www.acemax.net.cn/downloading-center/acemax-products-sw-downloading-center-14.html

samir
samir
4 years ago

Hello can you please provide me with the application DTV apk so that i reinstall it on my tv box K1 as it does not load, eveything else is working except DTV app, it shows black screen for seconds and disapears.
the satellite cable is plugged correctly, only application does not work.
all menus of the application itself won’t start either ( installation, channal manager,epg and DTV preference).

i believe i need to reinstall it may be?? or the tuner inside does not work?
this is a completly new box, after unboxing and plugging does not work

totFR
totFR
4 years ago


Yes please ask the manufacturer (videostrong) the lastet firmware and post the link to download it.

The lastest firmware seems to be the one received by opti52 box :

It was delivered with Kodi 16/Jarvis and firmware from 04/30/2016, so the first impressions are good (my main interests are focused on DVB).

opti52
opti52
4 years ago

Sorry for the confusion. My mistake – the correct firmware date of my K1 is 03/30/2016.

The build of the box is: KI PLUS-userdebug 5.1.1 LMY47V 20160330.134122.V1031P2 test-keys

The newest original firmware I’ve been reading about should be from 04/23/2016 (russian forum 4PDA).

I’ll we stay on the installed one for the moment – “never touch a running system” – because waiting for starting DVB T2 HD first.

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

So it looks like the same date/version than for ACEMAX which is available on their official site :
http://www.acemax.net.cn/downloading-center/acemax-products-sw-downloading-center-14.html

Perhaps Samir could try the ACEMAX firmware or on opti52 link :
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=730111&st=720#entry49329912

rose
rose
4 years ago

@totFR
can we flash the acemax firmware to the videostrong boxes? Did you or someone try already?

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

Not tried , but perhaps samir did it ?
or wait cnxsoft to get the official videostrong lastest firmware ???

rose
rose
4 years ago

@totFR

Thanks. Could you help me once more? I ordered mine from here. Is it now Videostrong or Acemax??

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/KI-PLUS-T2-S2-Amlogic-S905-Quad-core-64-bit-Support-DVB-T2-DVB-S2-1G/32617016676.html

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

Videostrong..100%

totFR
totFR
4 years ago
rose
rose
4 years ago

@totFR
Thank you. As soon as I will get it, I will come up with more questions I guess because this is the only good english speaking support for this device I found.

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

@rose
Before the upgrade indicate us your original firmware version.
Mine is :
20160224.181441.V1031P2

Cnxsoft provide that one :
20160430.111941.V1031P3

I don’t know the meaning of the version in the middle (111941) , mine seems greater (181441)??

rose
rose
4 years ago

@totFR Ok, I guess it will take around 2 weeks until I will receive it. Kindly calculated. I guess the number in the middle is some kind of build number, I don’t know if it is meaningful to us or even to the people building it. By the way. I saw the in the meantime Openelec could be flashed on this box. How can someone brick this box in general? I mean, normally flashing an Android devices does not lead to a brick because you can always jump back to to recovery or even to some kind of fail safe… Read more »

opti52
opti52
4 years ago

@totFR

Regarding the sw version I think the first 8 digits are interesting.

I believe (not know):

Yours 20160224 – means February 02, 2016 / what I have March 30 and the one from cnxsoft ( Thanks a lot ) should be the newest April 30.

totFR
totFR
4 years ago


Thank you for that detail..
Unfortunalty ,the time stamps of the files inside doesn’t follow the build name.
So we can’t see which one is newer or not with the file time stamps , only trust the zip name 🙁

Do you know if videostrong have an official repo to download these firmwares ? Or do you have always request them directly the new firmware on demand ?

rose
rose
4 years ago

I just found that Videostrong offers a software version with Android 6.0 for this box. Even though, it is not the S2/T2 version.
, do you think that this will be available also for the S2/T2 version? Any idea?

I also saw that they offer a 2GB DDR3 option. I’m wondering if one could simple solder a 2GB chip instead.

rose
rose
4 years ago


Thanks for this info.

I do have a general question for my understanding. Is there a way to use an external oscam client like OSTool for Android in combination with the Android DTV application? I know all of this should work for Openelec and also that this DTV app allows cccam and newcamd out of the box. I’m interested to understand if the DTV app allows this?

BENNANI
BENNANI
4 years ago

Hello,
I add new CCcam but don’t work, the config CCcam is work fine in old Receiver !!
Could you help me, how to import file CCcam or activate CCcam ?
Thanks.

eweid
eweid
4 years ago

@BENNANI

hello
the cccam-menue find you” K1 Plus cccam einstieg – Its under DTV -> menue -> Installation and than “only” 6 times the “1”

then C-lines split without “C: and paste in= IP — Port — USER — Pass

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

I tried to install the firmware ACEMAX KI PLUS DVB-ota-20160330.134122.V1031P2 in my K1 Plus s2 t2 videostrong, but I can not because I do not recognize the usb (not mount the unit) any ideas?

totFR
totFR
4 years ago

Did you follow that procedure :

http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/11/24/how-to-upgrade-firmware-on-amlogic-s905-tv-boxes/

Try also copy the firmware on the SDcard instead of USB key..

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

I install the firmware ACEMAX achieve KI PLUS DVB-ota-20160330.134122.V1031P2, in my receiver videostrong, but still does not work cccam shows “Scramble Channel” you know why?

d1dd1
d1dd1
4 years ago

opti52 :
DVB T2 – only SD for the moment: works fine, HD with HEVC will start in Germany with a pilot phase by end of this month (main reason for buying this device).

Please let us know if it works, I’m also looking for a nice T2HD Receiver (Germany) 🙂

opti52
opti52
4 years ago

@d1dd1
HD channels are “on air” since last week (only FTA, I’ve and will have no hardware for irdeto decoding).
Nice picture – works fine, with original soft. (I tried alternativ soft by Vitaly also. There I couldn’t scan German DVB T2 HD channels.)

bigjojo
bigjojo
4 years ago

bonjour, je viens de recevoir ce k1 plus, j’aurais besoin de renseignements.
pour une utilisation sat avec oscam, ai je besoin de passer par openelec ou sa fonctionne via dtv ???
merci de vos réponses.
a+

fificap
fificap
4 years ago

Bonjour bigjojo,

I’m interested by this box to receive DVB T HD channels in France, using Kodi/android or better openelec ! Does it work?
Je suis intéressé par cette box pour recevoir la TNT HD par le tunner DVB T en France, en utilisant KODI/android, ou mieux Openelec! Ca fonctionne?

Merci
fifi

bigjojo
bigjojo
4 years ago

bonjour fificap, je n’utilise pas la dvb t car je ne suis pas résident francais, mais belge. ceci dit sa va faire 3 jours que je suis dessus afin de trouvé un système de fonctionne correct mais c’est pas gagner. kodi nickel. mais la partie démo c’est galère, enigma2 affichage qui déconne menu décalé sur la télé, difficulté d’installé oscam. openelec avec tvhead… pas évident a régler, mauvaise gestion entre oscam et tvhead, freeze et zap long. pour l’instant ce qui fonctionne bien c’est kodi ou openelec coupler a ma dreambox en veille, temps de zap un peu long mais… Read more »

Jerney
Jerney
4 years ago

Hi i got my k1 plus box and put it on the cable. I live in the netherlands and have a cccam whit 3 clines. How can i got this work and watch tv ?please someone have a guide for me?

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

what about k1 plus …webinterface support or not

bigjojo
bigjojo
4 years ago

@ayman shararah
webinterface no for k1 but ok for kodi, openelec etc for k1 firmware.
bye

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

hi How can I get Kodi or Openelec k1 plus amlogic s905 firmware.

mesut
mesut
4 years ago

amlinux.ru/image/

gabywap
4 years ago

K1 Plus Combo DVB-S2 / DVB-T2 Tuner channel exists editing software for Windows? Nowhere I have found a great need for it.

janis
janis
4 years ago

i can’t save sorted channel list. 🙁

Jern
Jern
4 years ago

I can save channel sort list by push how to sort And than OK.

Jern
Jern
4 years ago

By the way i have got sinds yesterday my satelit working. Its been install by prof. But much channels quality Q says 30% and buffering. The channels who have 40% are O.k. i order a new coax cable from hirschmann koka 9ts. Wil this work to get my channels better??

Jern
Jern
4 years ago

The signal is better now. But still got a lot of buffering channels. Importend channels like Zdf HD. NPO1HD. RTL4HD.FOXSPORTS ect. Other channels like npo3HD eorks great.same astra. Is this box not good enough?
Or is my dishsize to small?64cm.

cezar
cezar
4 years ago


se gasesc in comert iv rom….si la ce pret…daca se poate………..

gabywap
4 years ago


No, unfortunately, it can not be opened no more. You really need is a Windows program with which you can edit the channels.

janis
janis
4 years ago

@Jern
sort and save works, but i need sort and save manual each channel.

.

gabywap
4 years ago

You can not solve a newer version of Android that KODI see the plugin in the tuner PVR tvheadend?
And even improve the wifi to be dropped because there is a wifi connection, you will need a reboot to improve.

rose
rose
4 years ago

Does anyone know how to access the infrared receiver? I would like to use irrecord to do that but I never receive anything so I guess /dev/ttyS0 is not the right device. Does anyone know?

greg
greg
4 years ago

You seem quite knowledgable about this area .. can I ask your opinion/advice.. I currently have an Xtreamer Prodigy with an internal drive (3.5” SATA 3TB) and multiple USB connected drives. It has RF connectivity and hence I use it’s single channel DVB decoder to schedule and record TV programs. It has started to play up and looking at Xtreamer’s current range I see lots of problems.. What would you recommend if I wanted to replace with a unit that has at least 2 DVB tuners and can playback a wide range of media formats from USB attached devices. Is… Read more »

Jern
Jern
4 years ago

Dont buy this box at all

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

مرحبا عندما اريد البحث على sat name : nns 12 / 57 East freq : 11188 V sumpel rate : 1774 /////s 60 % / Q : 56% /// if press ok to scan can not find any channel لماذا لا يجد قنوات في البحث علما انني جربة رسيفر اخر و لقد استطاع التقاط قنوات على هذا التردد لنفس القمر الصناعي ارجو منكم الافادة

cyber7
4 years ago

@totFR
Where exactly did you get the “20160430.111941.V1031P3” firmware?

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

hi i am add CCCam.cfg file to ki plus an select enable to run the account cccam . but cannot connect please u can helpe me .. thank u

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

I have a problem when looking for a frequency manually does not find channels having good signal just automatically search works well for what reason

ayman shararah
ayman shararah
4 years ago

to run cccam server the file name : CCCam.cfg
and write this
C: host port user password yes
and reset this file in smart data import file

mesut
mesut
4 years ago

I sold my k1 plus. I did not watch anythink with openelec 6.95.3.2 ( tvheadend) ı did not find suitable drivers for avl68u2. K1 plus cheap and bad box for me. I will newer buy such device. I am very upset for using k1 plus

rose
rose
4 years ago

@mesut
I have openelec 6.95.3.2 working without any problem. But maybe I got you wrong. The internal S2 T2 is working flawlessly.

mesut
mesut
4 years ago

Vdr find channels on 42e turksat. There is a audio sync problem. Tvheadend confuguration panel avl6862 adepter seems. But tvheadend find anythink. I tried several tvh versions. There is not supprt forum for k1 plus too

gabywap
4 years ago

@rose
Does it work? Which openelec link? It does not work for either Openelec, not the internal tuner LibreElec KODI tuner does not work. But it would be good that already exists and work.

arprip
4 years ago

New FW with tunner APP included. They are modified based on 0606 FW

Check here for details. http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=730111&st=880#entry49738015

0727 FW
https://yadi.sk/d/zWIMMHxRtgVwy

0729 FW
https://yadi.sk/d/mtjvII_1tk24R

rose
rose
4 years ago

Is there still the possibility to switch to English language in DTV?

How about booting from the sdcard while you are on the Firmware from 20160729? It was not working for me when I used the the unmodified Firmware from videostrong.

arprip
4 years ago

@rose

Not sure it work or not. Unpack the FW and modify build.prop

Replace

ro.product.locale.language=ru
ro.product.locale.region=RU

to
ro.product.locale.language=en
ro.product.locale.region=US

and then Repack it again and try it.

Sultan
Sultan
4 years ago

I need

K1_PLUS_EDITOR.exe ( 21,5 Кb )

jeannets
jeannets
4 years ago

@totFR
Bonjour,

Avez vous trouver une solution pour ce décodage Audio..?? J’ai la même Set Top Box, et le son est quand même saccadé ou interrompu … ça conduit même parfois à une perte de la chaine (no signal)

J’ai tenté l’implantation du Dolby de XDA developpeurs… mais ça ne marche pas bien, j’ai peut etre raté quelque chose..??

J’aimerais savoir quelle solution vous avez adopté… s’il y en a une…

J’en suis a envisager d’en acheter un autre… mais lequel…?? je voudrais qu’il fonctionne…?

Merci d’avance pour toute coopération.

jeannets
jeannets
4 years ago

@Dartigo
Hello,
Do you know if this one well decode the Audio EAC3 … Dolby Digital Plus…??
and CCCam equiped..??

Thanks

gabywap
4 years ago
gabywap
4 years ago

cnxsoft :
If some K1 Plus DVB user could share a channel backup from their device, it would be nice.

There is a backup, and you are here.
2016.06.22
Thor 5/6/7 & Intelsat 10-02 at 0.8°W
k1_plus_channel_list_thor.zip
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5dGIkJyxHLBRUJCQ1YtM2dHWTA

Fernando Thomaz
Fernando Thomaz
4 years ago

Someone used biss keys for encrypted channels ?
k1 plus accept?

apin86
apin86
4 years ago

@Fernando Thomaz yes…can use…but powervu dont have..or hidden

gabywap
4 years ago

The PowerVu keys do not know how to? Someone you know or a pattern?

Fernando Thomaz
Fernando Thomaz
4 years ago

Apin86, thank you!!!!!!

Leon
Leon
4 years ago

I’m struggling to get the DVB app to display 4:3 signals as 4:3 on a 16:9 display. At the moment everything is just stretched to fit the whole screen. There is a setting with the options ‘Auto’, ’16:9′, ‘4:3’ and ‘Stretch to fit’, but they don’t do anything.
If I record a stream and play it back with VLC on a PC then it displays correctly at 4:3, but it doesn’t display correctly on the K1 Plus DVB box.
Anyone with the same issue?

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

@rose
Hi,
I installed Openelec and all i got is the box booting to Kodi only. Can you please suggest a solution to go back to Android on my K1 Plus s2t2. I have a working image on a USB stick but I cannot get the box to boot off it.
Thank you

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

@gabywap
Thanks for the info but I did not have any success. My only option is to click button 3 for ~40 secs immed after switch on, but in my case, since the only software installed is openelec, Kodi comes up after abt 20secs and there is not enough time for the box to recognise the TF. Any other advice how to boot off the TF will be most welcome, Thanks again

bebby
bebby
4 years ago

New Acemax K1 plus dvb-s2 t combo firmware

https://mega.nz/#F%21stc2XZpZ%21NOkrd6caEbrh8IkiYyKkHQ

papdiop6
papdiop6
4 years ago

hi i have a k1 dvbs2 blocked for try the download how i can do please thanks

rose
rose
4 years ago

@Ali
Put all files from here:
https://mega.nz/#F%21stc2XZpZ%21NOkrd6caEbrh8IkiYyKkHQ
on the sdcard.
1. Insert SD card
2. Remove power cord
3. Push button on bottom an keep pushing
4. Power the box
5. When you see the recovery menu you can release the button.

If this does not work. Try this firmware…
https://mega.nz/#!cUxjTKYQ!gUfekxIrbj5VKyHUlKYlgulznuRQwT4JMh8Y7HfQdoc

apin86
apin86
4 years ago

@bebby

what new about dtv for this firmwre

Bebby
Bebby
4 years ago

No idea, to be honest

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

@rose

@gabywap
Following your suggestions, KIplus restored by
AMLOGIC USB_BURNING_TOOL_v2.0.6.2_build2
and
KI_PLUS_DTV_LMY47V-20160430.111941.V1031P3.img
USB Male to Male cable

In the usb burning tool, the device id appeared for a very short time before the box was taken over by openelec. So I loaded the image in usb burn tool, switched the ki plus on and pressed start immediately as soon as the device id showed up.
Thank you for your help

papdiop6
papdiop6
4 years ago

hi , i check the firmware for k1 dvbs2 please

gabywap
4 years ago

@Ali
I’m all written down and uploaded to the software as well.
https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1349-post-10085.html#pid10085
And released a newer firmware is k1 plus combo was well.
7. ACEMAX K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 Combo SW 20160809
https://mega.nz/#F!stc2XZpZ!NOkrd6caEbrh8IkiYyKkHQ
http://www.acemax.net.cn/downloading-center/acemax-products-sw-downloading-center-14.html

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

@gabywap I have updated the new firmware and it works well. If I understand correctly you are helping libreelec forum with the firmware install. It would be helpful to inform how to make up a USB Male to Male connector: Cut two USB cables and keep the male parts and connect the cables one to one, i.e. black to black, red to red, green to green and white to white. I will try the Openelec fw again. I think my mistake with the previous install was that I uploaded the wrong firmware and ended up with an Openelec Kodi version… Read more »

gabywap
4 years ago


Yes, I tried, but a lot of work in Israel app in it. The channel list is not so good on it. I saw k1 plus smooth on android 6.0 Combo will have android 6.0?

rose
rose
4 years ago

I replaced the original remote with an air mouse and therefor lost turn on/off abilities. To circumvent this, I just programmed a small pic which is placed near the infrared receiver inside the k1 plus. It can learn the infrared remote command by directly placing the remote in front of the turned off k1 plus. Works great!

rose
rose
4 years ago


Thanks. I’m willing to send preprogrammed pic’s to interested people. Soldering is quite easy because it only needs the 3 pins of the infrared receiver on the k1 plus pcb.

Regarding the MeLE F10 Deluxe, I just checked and it should support the nec protocol. Did you try to learn other devices remotes?

arprip
4 years ago

Hi , All :

A good guy has collect all K1 plus firmware, Although language is chinese. it is still easy to know what fw are .

Check here

http://www.iututv.com/KIs.html

Thanks to this good guy.

totoFR
totoFR
4 years ago

@Ali
Ali did you success to install the lastest ACEMAX firmware on a Videostrong K1 plus S2/T2 box ?
7. ACEMAX K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 Combo SW 20160809
https://mega.nz/#F!stc2XZpZ!NOkrd6caEbrh8IkiYyKkHQ
http://www.acemax.net.cn/downloading-center/acemax-products-sw-downloading-center-14.html
If it is the case do you found some problems with it ? (DTV apps …,)
Does the Home GUI is the same than the Videostrong firmware ?
THK

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

Hi totoFR,
Yes I am now running the ACEMAX K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 Combo SW 20160809 and the GUI is the same as before. To be honest, I do not know what the Videostrong firmware looks like. The box is fine when watching terrestrial stations but I am still experimenting with the satellite part. Reception is good but I need a new diseqc switch to continue.

tyo
tyo
4 years ago

Hi all
I want to ask. whether k1 plus support powervu? TANDBERG? is there any firmware that support? if there is, I’m the download link, thanks

apin86
apin86
4 years ago

no…just support biss key n cccam..

totoFR
totoFR
4 years ago

@Ali
Hi Ali,

The Videostrong GUI is shown in the first screen copy of that review with grey backgroud…

arprip
4 years ago
Erbas
Erbas
4 years ago

arprip :
K1 plus new firmware 0902
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=1688579414&uk=1163792852

Friend easier link! with mega to download
method very comlicado universal worldwide
Brazil, Portugal etc.
Thank you

gabywap
4 years ago

@Erbas
I uploaded the same here too
K1 PLUS T2+S2
KI_PLUS_DTV-ota-20160902.094946.V1031P3.zip
https://mega.nz/#!o4gnjS5b!z8WLQ9t3piJd8X1CEbBFyZq_IsYvBGH3dad5WERjOwQ

Erbas
Erbas
4 years ago

gabywap :
@Erbas
I uploaded the same here too
K1 PLUS T2+S2
KI_PLUS_DTV-ota-20160902.094946.V1031P3.zip
https://mega.nz/#!o4gnjS5b!z8WLQ9t3piJd8X1CEbBFyZq_IsYvBGH3dad5WERjOwQ

Great friend
Thank you

papdiop6
papdiop6
4 years ago

hi i need the firmware for ki android dvb s2 and the tools to this my box is blocked !!!!please

Ronald Atkins
Ronald Atkins
4 years ago

Ali :

Following gabywap and rose suggestions, KIplus restored by
AMLOGIC USB_BURNING_TOOL_v2.0.6.2_build2
and
KI_PLUS_DTV_LMY47V-20160430.111941.V1031P3.img
USB Male to Male cable
In the usb burning tool, the device-id appeared for a very short time before the box was taken over by openelec. So I loaded the image in usb burn tool, switched the ki plus on and pressed start immediately as soon as the device id showed up.

@papdiop6

Erbas
Erbas
4 years ago

Could anyone guide me I would find the way to edit the file
and iso epg
I need to get my “ISO-8859-1” to fix the characters
I need to put my epg Brazil
It would be possible ?
I would like to know the way.
Thank you

gabywap
4 years ago

@Erbas
Hello! You can then use the SD card tvheadend ISO character to be set. Android no edit!
LibreELEC-Amlogic.aarch64-KI_Plus-7.0.2.003.img.gz
http://amlinux.ru/image/905/7.0.2.003/

Glebo
Glebo
4 years ago

Is it possible for this K1 T2 S2 device to watch a dvb-s2 channel while streaming a different dvb-t channel over the local network? Or I have to expect “device occupied” error?

Erbas
Erbas
4 years ago

@gabywap
Thank you friend
I was looking for a way to fix the android
the characters and the epg
If you know anything else about you can try
I thank you

brazo
brazo
4 years ago

CAUTION K1 PLUS DVB-S2 T2 CCCAM PROBLEM !!!

Hello, the cccam is not working, the connect with server is ok, I try each firmware for this box , but no solution ! i bought it by geekbuying ( I contacted company, but no answer no solution ) , could you help me please,

rose
rose
4 years ago

@brazo
You could use openelec or libreelec or vitmod. That works for sure.

gabywap
4 years ago

@brazo
Hello! Try this out-libreelec tvheadend may Oscam.
LibreELEC-Amlogic.aarch64-KI_Plus-7.0.2.003. Img.gz
http://amlinux.ru/image/905/7.0.2.003/
service.tvheadend42-7.0.103.zip
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5dGIkJyxHLBcnJ5dnlabmI3RXM
pvr.hts-2.2.16.zip
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5dGIkJyxHLBaEgwS0FCOWwwNGc

brazo
brazo
4 years ago

@rose
Thanks !!!
I’ll try, hope it works, are stable,
where can I find good download sites.

Glebo
Glebo
4 years ago

cnxsoft : @Glebo Sorry this won’t work, AFAIK only one tuner can be used at a time. I was told Amlogic S905D processor should allow simultaneous dual tuner operation, but this needs to be confirmed. Thanks for your informative response. I suspect that this is the same limitation wetek came across with its play2. But i wonder one more thing. I understand how this hybrid tuner is handled in android. The user selects which tuner to use when he opens the TV app. But how exactly is it done in linux (openelec, libreelec)? I guess tvh or vdr backends see… Read more »

azbesthu
azbesthu
4 years ago

@Glebo

In linux / libreelec you can watch and/or stream from the same mux every channel simultaneously. For multiple mux you need multiple tuners. I use tvheadend as backend.
If you use an additional usb dvb-t tuner ($5-10 usd) you can stream dvb-t while watching something from the internal tuner. I use a raspberry pi with 5 dvb-t and 1 dvb-c tuner for personal streaming. I think an amlogic box is even better for that.

algdu83
algdu83
4 years ago

hi
we managed to run the firmware android wetek play 2 in k1 plus and work
just problem driver dvb and wifi
Can you help?

firmware modified is here
link in comment video…

work:
remote ok
lan ok
app ok
update ok

not work:
driver tuner
driver wifi

I recommend changing the tuner drivers by that of k1plus and put the name of the driver because wetek tv app is programmed to read the name of the driver wetek I recommend working directly on the latest v1.3 wetek because the change is v1.2

link in comment video

DiZil
DiZil
4 years ago

Hi everybody!

I made a channel editor for the K1+ receiver.
main functions:
– channel editor
– favorites
– editor for the emulators cccam, newcamd & biss
– down/upload of configuration directly via TCP (root & SuperSU rights are required)

maybe someone will find useful

download link
https://dl.orangedox.com/XvrGJcOulBTGPrWxyR?dl=1

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

@algdu83
where are the link:

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

@DiZil
I can already use and share the same with friends forum!
Perfect your work accompany the 4PDA
together with SMOKE
THANK YOU

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

@DiZil
Friend your channel editor and used in Portugal and Brazil
You can put the Portuguese language?

DiZl
DiZl
4 years ago

Mesias :
@DiZil
Friend your channel editor and used in Portugal and Brazil
You can put the Portuguese language?

of course
I will upload the language file.
Just translate it and send back

DiZl
DiZl
4 years ago


correct! it is an update

DiZl
DiZl
4 years ago

@Mesias

regarding additional language for K1+channel editor…
I’ve created a google spreadsheet for translations:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cjtquDZWzqP3l3QCm3a8UQfkCdTDuXPcGhMpU5RHRCw/edit?usp=sharing

please open the spreadsheet, then request edit access

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

@DiZl
Thank you fast friend and practice

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

there will be someone with a brilliant mind to the epg and characters apk DTV work?
For even’d get other launches if you have any developments in DTV
Does anyone know anything about it?
Or we limit to what we have?

orhan seyfic
orhan seyfic
4 years ago

hi there,

my device crashed. splash screen in this way. help me, please.

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqJaMqpxsFjBs2euTxLETwzKjnzN

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqJaMqpxsFjBs2ilf66S3Ffbkpm0

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

orhan seyfic :
hi there,
my device crashed. splash screen in this way. help me, please.
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqJaMqpxsFjBs2euTxLETwzKjnzN
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqJaMqpxsFjBs2ilf66S3Ffbkpm0

Put these files on the USB stick
https://mega.nz/#!o4gnjS5b!z8WLQ9t3piJd8X1CEbBFyZq_IsYvBGH3dad5WERjOwQ

update apply from
and apply the same will restart with the latest version
date 09/07/2016

Abdulaziz Abdulla
Abdulaziz Abdulla
4 years ago

is there any way to record from IPTV channels

pirat3
pirat3
4 years ago

Does 4:2:2 Mpeg4 format works with this box?

rose
rose
4 years ago

@pirat3
You have to differentiate since you can install Android or Libreelec/Kodi. I guess Kodi can do it for sure. For Android I don’t know. Anyone can correct me if I say something wrong here.

Abdulaziz Abdulla
Abdulaziz Abdulla
4 years ago

How to record using kodi
Tks alot

sparrow
sparrow
4 years ago

I have bought the K1 Plus DVB-S2/T2 about a month ago and it does not have the “Private Live TV” app installed.
Can anyone on here upload the apk file of the app so that I can install it on my K1 Plus?

I appreciate it if anyone could do that for me.
Thanks.

pap diop
pap diop
4 years ago

hello i have a box KI dvb s2 and is blocked i need to flash this how i can do thanks

ayman
ayman
4 years ago

hi i wont link .url. to download latest new software from KI Plus S2 T2 android 6. u can send to me Thanks for all

Mars2005
Mars2005
4 years ago

@ totFR

Error Can’t Load

mhd
mhd
4 years ago

Hi all
finally i got this box
i’m using it with Samsung TV, the problem is with screen resolution,i changed it to be 1080/50p because of all Europe Channels use 50hz
original app DTV not so smooth in 1080/60p specially in HD and 4k,i think there is frames drop
the problem when i plug off box from mains , android return to 1080/60p , how can i solve this big problem

mhd
mhd
4 years ago

why can’t i record and watch another channel on same frequency

ozviewer
ozviewer
4 years ago

@Theejay
Were you ever able to overcome this, as I cannot get it to decode irdeto2 in Australia, even with details that work perfectly in other receivers.

browneaction
browneaction
4 years ago

@rose
Does this firmware work for the K1 plus S2 OTT model? (ie not the T2 S2 hybrid) I really need Plex video playback (and youtube) working better. Its choppy as buggery.

rose
rose
4 years ago

As far as I know it works!

Thrall
Thrall
4 years ago

Lords that confusion I entered bought the wetek 2 I only have headaches. Locks and more app locks do not open one update after the other I’m tired of resetting and configuring apps I followed some buying tips I gave bad The box has more support has no developers Nothing in the box works as it should and unbelievable The box restarts itself several times http://wetekforums.com/v/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/46581#Comment_46581 A rubbish would not recommend to anyone. Seeing some comments on the wetek play the first model I came to the conclusion who saved the brand was enigma2 and not android Wetek 2 this… Read more »

Erbas Andrade
Erbas Andrade
4 years ago

Thank you
Very difficult to find support and updates
The box is not walking right.

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago


There is no developer able to fix the characters and epg
I think the brand does not care about users
For Brazil and Portugal

rose
rose
4 years ago

Did you try the Malaysk firmware? In the changelog it is mentioned that there are some fixes around characters and EPG.

https://yadi.sk/d/fQPfQRuA342Dza

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

rosa :
Você tentou o firmware da Malaysk? No changelog é mencionado que existem algumas correções em torno de caracteres e EPG.
https://yadi.sk/d/fQPfQRuA342Dza

Nothing friend rose without news the same request made direct to the Malaysk in the 4PDA I have made this requests in dozens of forums next to the friend @erbas
We have nowhere else to ask just to tell the world that there is no correction.

rose
rose
4 years ago

Hmmmmm….Did you think about installing libreelec?

Mesias
Mesias
4 years ago

rosa :
Hmmmmm … .Você pensou em instalar o libreelec?

Yes rose
I like Android more practical for family kids
Libreelec is still having problems with bufering
Thank you

rose
rose
4 years ago

@Mesias
I see. In case you want to give it a try, here is a new version available:

https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-2722.html

selo
selo
4 years ago

any solution for bluetooth? what is its own site? or coders name?

rose
rose
4 years ago

As far as I know, Bluetooth works on Android or am I wrong?

In case you are talking about Libreelec, did you try the latest version?

arprip
4 years ago

@selo

if you want bluetooth. sell K1 plus and buy K2 pro.

Sammy
Sammy
4 years ago

Hello

I want to know if I can install the DTV application on wetek play 2

Thank you

rose
rose
4 years ago

At the Russian pda.ru forum people talk about soldering several capacitors to get lower CPU temperature. Could someone explain what is going on there? Google translate is not precise enough to make me understand the idea behind it. Is there a voltage fluctuation occurring under load?

Babar
Babar
4 years ago

Hi my sony Tv is Show scrambled how can I update this channel can u help me please am using k1 plus box that’s Indian channel doesn’t work and how can I update my channel

Babar
Babar
4 years ago

Am in uk

jean Nets
jean Nets
4 years ago

@totFR Bonjour @totfr, Désolé, je suis moins bon en Anglais. Je réveille une ancienne affaire, car moi aussi, j’ai ressorti un ancien Acemax KI S805 pour bricoler un peu… et je viens ici faire part de mes Observations… Car en DVB T2, il fonctionne maintenant… Hé oui. Alors, Il est en Firmware KOT49H.20150505… et je reçois la TV TNT par antenne rateau sur le DTV….Le problème est qu’initialement, l’audio est mal décodé et saccadé car il est en EAC3 que le KI ne décode pas… sans utilser Kodi ou autre. Donc voilà, J’ai installé les trois replay (6Play, MyTF1, Pluzz)… Read more »

Flor
Flor
3 years ago

Hello
Suddenly yesterday I have a problem with this receiver.
When I start the receiver it works for about 15-20 seconds and then it goes black screen. So I can not do nothing, receiver don’t respond. I can’t power off the receiver by remote control, only can unplug.
I have tried to make a restore from settings menu but the time is not enough to finish the procedure ( the screen goes black as I said above)
Can anyone help me to solve this problem please?
Thank you

rose
rose
3 years ago

Try to plug a SD card with a firmware update file stored on it. If it also fails after 20s, this could mean that there is a hardware error.

wino
wino
3 years ago

I received this firmware from videostrong by mail was the last to date
ki_plus_dtv-ota-20170831.123559.v1031p3.zip
https://mega.nz/#F!fAERAIya!R962Ak35_OCS8e5vBZaH5Q

Adam Izz
Adam Izz
3 years ago

Hi

Just like to know if the red button works for Interactive/OTT services for DVB-T2. Does not seem to work for mine at the moment

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