Zidoo Z1000 4K Android Media Player to Feature Realtek RTD1296DD Processor

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Zidoo previously introduced several Reatek RTD1296 4K Android media players with their high-end Zidoo X20/X20 Pro models, followed by the lower cost Zidoo Z9S & Z10 units.

The company is now about to launch yet another model based on the processor with Zidoo Z1000 4K UHD media player that should offer an option between the higher-end models and the company’s entry-level options.

Zidoo Z1000
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Zidoo Z1000 specifications:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1296DD quad core Cortex A53 processor with Arm Mali-T820 MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2 GB RAM
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC flash, 1x SATA 3.0 bay for 2.5 or 3.5″ drive, 1x external SATA port
  • Video
    • 1x HDMI 2.0a output up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDR10 support
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 input 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)
    • Native Blu-Ray navigation, 3D video support
  • Audio
    • 7.1-ch HD audio pass-through via HDMI
    • optical and coaxial S/PDIF
    • RCA stereo audio ports
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO WiFi up to 867 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.1 LE
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – RS232 port, IR receiver, front panel display, power switch
  • Power Supply – Built-in, 100-240VAC 1.3A 50/60 Hz input
  • Dimensions – TBD (aviation aluminum alloy case)
  • Weight – TBD
Zidoo Z1000 Ports RTD1296DD 4K media player
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Cooling is achieved with a “double ball silent cooling fan”. The media player will ship with a backlit remote control, a power cable, a SATA cable, and a user’s manual. While the box is mostly advertised as a high quality Android 7.1 media player featuring the company’s Poster Wall user interface and Music Player 3.0 app, it also runs OpenWrt to handle its NAS functions.

The product page may have some more information, but we do not have any information about availability, nor pricing at the time of writing.

Zidoo Z1000 SATA Ports

Via AndroidPC.es

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Why are they releasing something with Android 7 in 2019?

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Running Android and OpenWrt at the same time?

I’m wondering if that is correct (and if it is how it is done, unless of course there are multiple processors).
I’m unaware of openwrt running on top of android or android running on top of openwrt. Of course virtualisation could be the answer, but that is probably not nice wrt performance.

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It is not the first TV box running OpenWRT and Android at the same time. Not a bad device, but I want an Android free device. I’ve had it with Android TV boxes, but people still want Android for some reason. I can say in 2019 that Android is not usable for a TV box (in my opinion, after using a Q10 Pro for 2 years).