Hisilicon HI3798C V200 is a promising processor with four Cortex A53 cores, ARM Mali-T720, 4K video output (HDMI 2.0a), 4K H.265/H.264/VP9 decoding with Dolby Vision & HDR10 high dynamic range standards support, native SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 interfaces, and TS inputs to support tuners. That means products based on the SoC should be both decent media players and NAS, and one of the first product to hit the market will be HiMedia Q10 Pro.
HiMedia Q10 Pro specifications:
- SoC – HiSilicon HI3798CV200 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T720 supporting OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0, OpenVG1.1, EGL, and Imprex 2.0 PQ engine with HDR,Dolby vision support.
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, 3.5″ SATA bay, and 2-in-1 card reader (MMC/SD)
- Video Ouput – 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60 Hz, 1x composite video (RCA)
- Audio Output – HDMI, stereo audio (RCA), coaxial and optical S/PDIF ports.
- Video Codecs / Formats – 10-bit H.265/HEVC, H.264, VC1, MPEG4, MPEG2, VP9, VP8, VP6, AVS video decoding up top 250 Mbps bitrate. 3D blu-ray, BD-ISO, 3D BD-ISO
- Audio Capabilities – 7.1 HD Audio pass-through and downmix for Dolby TtrueHD, DTS HD, and Dolby Atmos, 192K/24bit audio decoding and output
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet (with remote wakeup and standby support), 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi with external antenna, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 host port, 2x USB 2.0 host ports, 1x USB 3.0 device port (to connect to your computer)
- Misc – Front LED display and smart touch key, IR receiver
- Power Supply – 12V/2A
- Dimensions – N/A (aluminum shell)
The device runs Android 5.1 with a 1080p user interface, is pre-loaded with Kodi 16.0 (likely customized for HiSilicon processors), and supports Google Play, local and OTA firmware updates, network video playback (SAMBA/NFS/UPnP), Miracast, and more.
The box will ship with an IR remote control, a power adapter, an HDMI cable, and a quick start guide. Although bear in mind there will be Chinese and International version of the firmware, and according to a post on Futeko: “Q10 Pro international firmware will be similar in appearance to Q5/Q10 4K3D with a new simple launcher. So ignore the interface photos on the Chinese reviews”. That link also points to various reviews of the Chinese model in Chinese and Korean. Also note that I’ve discovered recently HDR support will require new UHD Premium TVs, as many (most?) current UHD television do not support HDR capabilities.
HiMedia Q10 Pro will soon be available for pre-sale on Futeko for 178 Euros including VAT, and shipping is scheduled for April 13, 2016. I could not find the device for sale on other site yet, but this should just be a question of time. Make sure the product comes with the international version of the firmware. A few more details may be available on the official Himedia Q10 Pro product page.
Thanks to Jack for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
Interesting, thanks 🙂
Hi, the storage should be 16GB, not 8GB, could you please kindly revise it?
A Fan is not what I want to see from a media player.
You are not a fan of the fan?
Where are tuners???
You wanna see throttling in the best case or smelly burning board in the worst? xD Let’s be honest – high performance and fanless design don’t play well together nowadays.
PS. HI3798CV200. Ufff, they might think out a shorter name for their thingy. This is the case where “longer” doesn’t mean “better”. xD
Hi, was is the max speed of this soc?
International version interface photos are there http://www.futeko.com/newforum/index.php?topic=650.0
Pls someone make a cheap SBC around this chipset with either sata or usb3 and a gigabit ethernet.
And i grab it instantly.
there is UyeSee s1000,but himedia box it’s more stable and support.
where can i buy this to india?
try here http://hdplayerthailand.com
I bought one from http://www.w2comp.com in HK on 11-4-16 and it was delivered on 14-4-16 here in London UK. With a UK power supply, not 2 pin european with adapter as from Futeko, and International firmware. I could not wait for Futeko to get it in stock (and they were more expensive). Its by far the best box I have used on a new UHD TV, much better results in file playback using 10 bit files and 3d ISO’s. I was not impressed with similar tests on Nvidia Shield.
futeko offers good quality of support, without forum and some tester user the himedia box not work so very well, trust me.
and 189.99$ is it so less cheap?
I guess you deleted my reply ?
How childish and petty.
I did not delete anything.
Good specs but very unattractive design.
Great, now just at a dual tuner inside so I can Record live tv and you have a sale!
Himedia Q10 Pro is now for sale on GeekBuying for $167.99 -> http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Himedia-Q10-Hi3798CV200-2G-16G-TV-BOX-369934.html
The company has now released 2.0.5 firmware for Q10 Pro TV available @ http://www.himediatech.com/support.htm.
The most important change is support for blu-ray navigation, which can be used with OpenBluRayMode.apk app.