Beelink GT-King Pro Android TV Box Features Amlogic S922X-H Processor with Dolby and DTS Licenses

Amlogic offers variants of their processors depending on whether they come with Dolby and/or DTS licenses. For example, we’ve recently seen Amlogic S922XJ with Dolby license only for the upcoming MINIX NEO N22XJ TV box.

Beelink has used another variant, namely Amlogic S922X-H, with both Dolby and DTS licenses in their GT-King Pro TV box as an upgrade to their Beelink GT-King TV box which Karl reviewed a few weeks ago.

Beelink GT-King ProBeelink GT-King Pro specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S922X-H hexa-core big.LITTLE processor with 4x Arm Cortex A73 cores @ up to 2.21 GHz, 2x Arm Cortex A53 cores @ 1.8 GHz, Arm Mali-G52MP6 GPU; 12nm manufacturing process
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, SD card slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 75 Hz
  • Video – AVE-10 engine with 4K UHD H.265/VP9/AVS2 video decoding up to 60 fps, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and PRIME HDR high-dynamic range support
  • Audio – Digital audio via HDMI, stereo analog audio via 3.5mm audio jack, DTS Listen + Dolby Audio decoding, ESS9108 audio DAC
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB – 3x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 OTG Type-A port
  • Misc – Power button, power LED, IR receiver, RS232 port
  • Power Supply – 12V DC / 1.5A power barrel jack
  • Dimensions – 119 x 119 x 17.9 mm
  • Weight – 380 grams

TV Box with Dolby & DTS LicensesBeelink GT-King Pro runs Android 9.0 operating systems, and ships with a 2.4GHz RF voice remote control, an HDMI cable, a power adapter and a user manual in English.

As I understand it, DTS and Dolby licenses are only needed if the system processes the audio stream, for instance, if downmixing a DTS-HD or Dolby-HD audio stream to stereo. But if you intend to use HDMI pass-through, the licenses are not needed since audio processing will be handled by your A/V receiver for which you’ve already paid such licenses. If you miss those licenses and try to watch a video with Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master or other higher-end codecs, many apps will not output audio at all. Kodi can manage without licenses because they implement the code to do so, and apparently does not check for the license(s). Note that Dolby AC3  patent expired in 2017 so you should not need any license to play videos with that 5.1 channel audio codec.

Beelink GT-King Pro is now available for purchase for $139.99 including shipping.

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Bumsik Kim
Bumsik Kim
1 year ago

That skull mark, it’s 99.99% identical to Intel high-end NUC’s. Are they allowed to use it?

eFfeM
eFfeM
1 year ago

Probably not.
The device also fails the WAF test, so it won’t reach my home anyway.
(Woman’s Acceptance Factor).

Duke NUCem
Duke NUCem
1 year ago

Seems the NUC skull is not registered trademark. It doesn’t have ®, ™ or SM and it’s not listed here:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/trademarks/usage-guidelines.html

Beelink is not a bad brand, I have GT1 MINI, it’s a quite good box.

nobitakun
nobitakun
1 year ago

SD Card slot, amazing!

I’m really really really tired of the microsd and their performance / reliability.

Sadly, this changes NOTHING to the other tv box makers.

TLS
TLS
1 year ago

You know the two are made exactly the same way? In fact, a lot of full size SD cards are made in a worse way, using cheaper flash.
The issue you’re most likely having, is buying consumer grade flash and then expect to be able to write a lot of data to it. With TLC or even QLC flash, this is simply not happening.
Go look for some higher-end microSD cards.

theguyuk
theguyuk
1 year ago

So why the RS232 port ?

zoobab
1 year ago

Because you can add a USB-serial chip for 0.30USD those days with WCH330.

Theguyuk
Theguyuk
1 year ago

Then what they doing with rs232 now they have it.

TLS
TLS
1 year ago

I’m amused by the serial port and the choice of colour. Otherwise nice looking hardware, but does it support Netflix etc.?

Marius Cirsta
1 year ago

I don’t see an optical audio out which I would have liked.
Licenses are useless as I use VLC which doesn’t need them.
Serial port is nice if it can be used for debugging.

Majedie
Majedie
1 year ago

Great hardware but did they improve the software? Does it support Netflix and Showmax?

sam
sam
9 months ago

is better as s905x3??

sam
sam
9 months ago

I tried on engel en1015k Box 4: 2: 2 satellite feeds on android via VLC player (connected to Dreambox 900mediaserver) but the picture is very bad. Dropouts, freezer, pixel, mosaic every 2-3 seconds
the same I tried on a Samsung A5 2017 was very clean picture to see a smartphone probably has more than all the other Android boxes ??

I wonder if it would get a clean picture with Nvidia shield 2019 or beelink gt king pro ??
the boxes cost over 150 euros in Germany
thanks
see the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUJLQOxnVgQ

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