Mecool KT1 4K AV1 capable Android TV STB ships with DVB-T2 tuner

Amlogic S905X4 TV boxes such as Mecool KM6 have already been available for a few months with the main selling being support for 4K AV1 video hardware decoding.

But if you’d like to watch AV1 YouTube or Netflix videos, and also get free-to-air channels using older codecs, Mecool KT1 adds a DVB-T2 TV tuner that works in the EMEA region, some Asian countries, Oceania, and a few other countries that adopted the standard.

Mecool KT1

Mecool KT1 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905X4 quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor @ up to 2.0 GHz with Arm Mali-G31MP2 supporting OpenGL ES3.2, Vulkan 1.1, and OpenCL 2.0
  • System Memory – 2 GB RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, MicroSD/SDXC card socket
  • Video & Audio Output
    • HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 60Hz with CEC, HDCP2.2, HDR
    • AV output with composite video and analog stereo audio
  • Video Playback
    • Codecs
      • AV1 up to 4K @ 60 fps
      • H.265 HEVC MP-10 up to 4K @ 60fps
      • VP9 up to 4K @ 60fps
      • AVS2-P2 up to 4K @ 60fps
      • 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, options HDR10+, optional Dolby Vision
  • Network Connectivity
    • 10/100M Ethernet
    • Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5,  and Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Tuner – DVB-T/T2 tuner with RF antenna connector
  • Misc – Power button; Power, IR & Network LEDs; IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via DC jack

4K AV1 TV Box with DVB-T2 Tuner

The TV box runs Android 10 for Android TV (i.e. it’s a certified Android TV media player) with Google Play Store, Google Assistant, Youtube, Amazon Prime Video, built-in Chromecast support, etc… The device ships with an IR and Bluetooth voice remote control, a power adapter, an HDMI cable, and a user manual. Mecool KT1 is basically the same as Mecool KM6 Classic Edition, except for the DVB-T2 tuner and a different enclosure.

Mecool KT1 EPG

The box seems to come with a more polished version of the DTV app found in the Mecool KIII Pro Hybrid STB with support for channel scanning, electronic program guide (EPG), favorites, personal video recorder (PVR), etc…

Mecool KT1 is sold for $79.99 with free shipping on Aliexpress. That is if you order from Thailand because if I change the country to the US, the price increases to $86.99 also with “free shipping”


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18 Replies to “Mecool KT1 4K AV1 capable Android TV STB ships with DVB-T2 tuner”

    1. and they haven’t upgraded to a new standard? How do people watch free channels?

      1. Nope nothing…
        It was determined that less than 2% are using it and that it’s not an economic use of the tv fees.

        Now there is besides cable tv and tv subscriptions bundled with internet access only services like zattoo andd apps or webpages with streams of the tv stations. Or some national encrypted platform on eutelsat against a one time fee.

        Quite a nuisance, especially for my parents, but that’s life.

        Another bad thing is that the neighbouring country also switched dvb-t to t2 and must have changed TX locations and/or power levels, so no more foreign channels either. Having a box full of dvb-t and t2 sticks as well as some boxes good for nothing except one used as an rtlsdr

      1. “here” would in the future be anywhere, better for politicians to privatise, not run after the TV tax, just get the flat VAT from the privatised provider.
        Even if the provider is a multinational using fiscal paradises, to avoid tax on the profits.

        I hope the 4GB RAM version would have 1000Mbits LAN.
        How much are the savings in $ cents, for sticking to 100Mbits/s LAN

        Only DVB-S2X would have sens in my “here” region.

  1. Until they include a Atsc 3.0 tuner in the box is basically a waste of money. Why spend that kind of money for it to be obsolete in a year or so.

      1. Thanks, this is promising, I could compare it to some X2 devices from my market. A decent DVB support is still a struggle for producers…

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