So far, we’ve seen two dual tuner set-top boxes powered by Amlogic S905D processor with Sen5 Android STB and Mecool KI Pro, but earlier this year, Foxconn launched Bandott set-top box based on the processor, with any tuner, but two HDMI inputs, and Widevine L1 and PlayReady 3.0 support allowing for 4K video playback for premium services like Netflix (see Bandott page), CatchPlay, iqiyi, and myVideo.
- SoC – Amlogic S905D quad core ARM Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz with penta core Mali-450MP GPU
- System Memory – 2GB RAM
- Storage – 8GB flash
- Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0b (HDCP)
- Video Input – 2x HDMI 1.4
- Audio Output – HDMI, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac/b/g/n (2×2), Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1 x USB 2.0
- DRM – Widevine L1 and PlayReady 3.0
The box runs Android TV 6.0, and was unveiled in January. Foxcon is a large company, and few TV boxes support Netflix 4K, so why was it not all over the news? That’s because the box is sold in Taiwan only through FLNet market place, owned by Foxconn. Some reports indicate the box is free, but you have to pay a deposit and a monthly fee for services. The user interface is said to support English and traditional Chinese, and Bandott BA101 is listed in Netflix website which confirms 4K support, and limitation to Taiwan only. They plan have to have one million subscribed in Taiwan, but there’s no word about launching the device for oversea markets.
Via MiniPC DB
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