Zidoo has some news for their Realtek RTD1295/RTD1296 powered devices such as Zidoo X8, X9S, or X10. First, the company will soon release a firmware update that includes Poster Wall 2.0, an app that display movie posters and information in a concise and eye-pleasing way.
The company is also working on a higher-end player called Zidoo X20 Pro powered by RTD1296 expected to launch in a few weeks, once beta testing is complete, and firmware looks stable enough.
- SoC – Realtek RTD1296 quad core Cortex A53 processor with ARM Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB DDR4
- Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, 2x SATA 3.0 bays for 2.5 or 3.5″ drives
- 2x HDMI 2.0a output ports with HDCP 2.2, 4K 60 Hz
- 1x HDMI 2.0 input with HDCP 2.2 supporting PiP, stream recording, and UDP broadcasting
- 1x RCA composite output
- Decode – HDR10, 10-bit HEVC / H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps, automatic frame rate switching (23.976 and 29.94 fps supported)
- Full BD menu function
- ESS 9038 DAC
- 7.1-ch HD audio pass-through via HDMI
optical and coaxial S/PDIF
- RCA stereo audio
XLR Audio output
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac 2T2R MIMO WiFi up to 867 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB type C port
- Misc – RS232 port, IR input port, IR output (blaster) ports, front panel display, power switch
- Power Supply – Built-in, 100-240VAC 1.3A 50/60 Hz input
- Material – Smoke-colored aviation aluminum alloy case
- Dimensions – 46 mm thick (excluding antennas)
- Weight – 6 kg (package)
What the company has announced however is their Poster Wall 2.0 app that will be part of future firmware for Zidoo Realtek devices. Some of key features include
- Background stage /dynamic refresh of poster and movie data
- Sidebar to filter movies by type (Blu-ray, 4K, 3D, Children), and watch status
- Details information about each movie with summary, video format, actors, etc…
- Rating system for parental control (e.g. PG-13)
- Multi-storage devices support including thumbdrives, SATA drives, external USB drives
- Customization of posters and background images via editing function
- Four different views of posters.
- Search function by year, genre, video type, name…
- Automatic album matching to classify films from the same series (e.g. Star Trek movies / series all stored in the same folder)
You can watch a demo of Zidoo Poster Wall below.
The features should be included in the next firmware update for X9S and X10 (X8 won’t be supported).