DV8845 Amlogic S905C1 Android TV Hybrid Set-top Box Comes with DVB-T2 or DVB-C Tuner

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about SDMC DV8919 TV box with Amlogic S905X4 processor capable of decoding 4K AV1 videos beside the usual H.265, H.264, and VP9 codecs.

But it turns out the company has other devices based on a “new” Amlogic  S905C1 processor, namely two hybrid set-top boxes running Android TV and equipped with either a DVB-T2 tuner (digital terrestrial TV) or a DVB-C tuner (cable).

DV8845 Amlogic S905C1 STBDV8845 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905C1 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with Arm Mali-G31MP2 @ 850 MHz supporting OpenGL ES3.2, Vulkan 1.1 and OpenCL 2.0, and optional 1.2 TOPS NN inference accelerator
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR memory (options: 1GB or 4GB)
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (options: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 60+Hz with CEC & HDCP2.2, AV output with composite video and stereo audio
  • Video Playback
    • Codecs
      • H.265 HEVC MP-10 up to 4K @ 75fps
      • VP9 up to 4K @ 75fps
      • AVS2-P2 up to 4K @ 75fps
      • H.264 AVC up to 4K @ 30fps
      • MPEG1/2/4 ASP, WMV/VC-1, RealVideo8/9/10,
    • HDR – HDR 10, HLG, PRIME HDR, TCH PRIME, optional HDR10+, optional Dolby Vision
    • DRM – Google Widevine & Microsoft PlayReady; options: Verimatrix, Irdeto MSR2.2, Nagra TKL
  • Tuner
    • DV8845-T2 – DVB-T2/T tuner with (UHF) 474MHz to 858MHz frequency range, 75Ω input impedance, and the following demodulation support: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
    • DV8845-C –  DVB-C tuner with 111 to 862MHz frequency range, 75Ω input impedance, and the following demodulation support: 16QAM, 32QAM 64QAM, 128QAM, 256QAM.
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet (optional Gigabit Ethernet), Wi-Fi 4 802.11 a/b/g/n or optional WiFi 5 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc – Power button; Power, IR & Network LEDs; IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 120 x 120 x 28mm

Amlogic S905C1 DVB-T2 Set-top BoxThe company website mentions certification from Google and Netflix, but last time around they contacted me for DV8919 that had the same info, and informed me that Netflix certification would take a bit longer. Both set-top boxes run Android TV 9.0 or greater, and support 7 days EPG, USB PVR, Timeshift, Program playback, and Timed playback. Again it’s designed for operators who may customize Android TV launcher and leverage support for DRM.

Amlogic S905C1 looks very similar to S905X3, but Amlogic has no product page for this processor just yet. There’s virtually no information on the net at the time of writing, except for a tweet made during ICB2019 saying the processor will be used for Google Android TV hybrid set-top box solutions.

Amlogic S905C1 Android TV Hybrid TV Box
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If you’re interested in SDMC Android TV hybrid set-top boxes you’ll find the product pages here and there.

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6 Replies to “DV8845 Amlogic S905C1 Android TV Hybrid Set-top Box Comes with DVB-T2 or DVB-C Tuner”

    1. OK. That one was tough to find though because it does not contain the “S905C1” string 😉

      1. Indeed 😛
        I’m the tweet’s author, don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter in the future for any Android TV question.

  1. Interesting the specs “DV8845-T2 – DVB-T2/T tuner with (UHF) 474MHz to 858MHz frequency range, 75Ω input impedance, and the following demodulation support: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM” suggest it’s UHF only for DVB-T/T2?.

    A number of European countries (Sweden for instance) have re-introduced, or continued to use, VHF for DVB-T2, and it’s in widespread use in Australia for DVB-T.

    I wonder if they have left off the VHF specs – or if it’s really UHF-only ? That’s a big issue in some markets.

    1. And is it configured to cope with the latest incarnation of digital terrestrial TV in Germany —
      DVB-t2 with HEVC encoding at n 1080p50 (note the 50 not the usual 25 frame rate)?

      I think the handful of transmitters which were still on VHF channels for DVB-t have now all been moved to UHF with the change to DVB-t2 and significant reduction in need for frequency space with the more efficient DVB-t2 + HEVC and also reduction in number of services transmitted (too expensive for other than the big players).

      And with no mention of software support for HBBtv (the replacement for both MHEG and MHP “interactive” [sometimes called red button] service) the box is lacking as a drop in replacement for standard terrestrial TV functionality.

      Concerning Sweden, what percentage of TV viewing is done by terrestrial reception? Of that terrestrial reception how many viewers of those viewers are served by VHF transmission?

      The final number will probably be very low and the consumer market in Sweden is already small in comparison to the large consumer markets of France, Germany, and the Faragist Kingdom of Brexitland.

      The makers of this device will not have been concerned at the additional cost of a VHF tuner for very unlikely buyers in Sweden or the other possible handful of people still served by a VHF tv transmitter in other countries.

  2. Also the S905C1 quad-core A55

    I have AV1 codec Strong 4150 and 4250

    I tested it with YouTube settings AV1 and it is displayed with AIDA64

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