Zidoo X9S Android TV Box, OpenWrt NAS, and HDMI Recorder is Now Up for Pre-order for $149

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Zidoo X9 was one the first Android TV boxes with HDMI input that supported video recording and PiP, and back in April, the company unveiled a new and more powerful model called Zidoo X9S with many of the same features, but based on Realtek RTD1295 64-bit processor, and with NAS features. GeekBuying has just informed me that they had started to take pre-orders for Zidoo X9S for $149 with shipping scheduled to start on August 31st.

Zidoo_X9S_TV_Box

Zidoo X9S specifications have slightly changed since the announcement, and the case has been redesigned:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1295 quad core Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC + SATA 3.0 external interface + micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video I/O
    • HDMI 2.0a output up to [email protected]; supports 23.976 and 29.94 Hz outputs
    • HDMI 2.0 input for recording,  UDP streaming, and picture-in-picture
    • AV output (composite)
  • Audio I/O – HDMI out with 7.1 ch pass-through support, HDMI input, AV (stereo audio), 1x S/PDIF output
  • Video Playback – HDR, 10-bit HEVC/H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, BDISO/MKV, etc… automatic frame rate switching
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 (RTK8821 module) with two external antennas
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, VFD display on front panel, mechanical power switch, restore pin hole for firmware recovery/update, RTC with replaceable battery
  • Power Supply – 12V/3A
  • Dimensions – 187 x 127 x 27 mm (aluminum alloy enclosure)

The product runs Zidoo OS based on Android 6.0 with ZDMC fork of Kodi 16.1, as well as OpenWrt, and will ship with a remote control, an HDMI cable, a SATA cable, a power adapter, and a user’s manual.

Zidoo-X9S_Ports

It looks like both Android and OpenWrt runs on the Realtek processor, so I’d assume the latter is running in a VM or a hypervisor is used to run both operating systems at the same time. A few more details, including screenshots of the Android user interface, can be found on Zidoo X9S product page. I have not found the device for sale on other places yet, but Zidoo TV Box/NAS/Recorder should soon be found on other shops too, unless GeekBuying got the exclusivity for the launch.

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GanjaBear
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> Power Supply – 12V/3A

Where is the expected 30W+ max coming from?

Stephen
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Has anyone seen the specification for the Realtek RTD1295 clock speed ?

Barry
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Hi,
Would like to know if I can use this box as a wifi extender? Apologies for my stupid question.

paul
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@cnxsoft Seems a rarity to find 802.11ac + USB3 + Gigabit in same box, also dual 5dB Antennas, but I also worried by sight of 12V/3A, curious about how it manages to run 2 OS at same time, very interested in how full its OpenWRT features. Also cannot find reviews of the RTD1295 SoC, so when will you be able to review the X9S ?

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CNX

Is there any clock speed test for RTD1295?

Dartigo
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How’s it for $149 at Geekbuying?

Ottilan
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@Dartigo
looks cool!