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ZidooLab OPS Android Digital Signage Players are Powered by Rockchip RK3368 or Realtek RTD1295 SoC

January 17th, 2018 No comments

Zidoo is known for their Arm based Android TV boxes targeting the consumer market, but the company also runs ZidooLab for the B2B market, and especially digital signage application, which may explain why they release a digital signage SDK a while ago.

The company can customize hardware and software for their customer’s needs, but what caught my intention is that they have Arm based digital signage players that comply with OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) that was first released by Intel in 2010, and defines electrical, mechanical and thermal specifications of OPS compliant devices which are meant to be plugged into compliant monitors.

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ZidooLab has currently two Android OPS hosts: A1 & A2 that share most of the same specifications, except for the processor, and some I/Os:

  • SoC
    • A1 – Rockchip RK3368 octa-core Cortex A53 processor up to 1.5 GHz, PowerVR G6110 GPU
    • A2 – Realtek RTD1295 quad core Cortex A53 processor, Arm Mali-T820MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD slot
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, optional? WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Video Input (A2 only) – HDMI input
  • USB
    • A1 – 4x USB 2.0 host ports
    • A2 – USB 2.0  and USB 3.0 ports
  • OPS Interface – 80-pin OPS JAE connector
  • Misc – IR Emitter port, power button, LEDs, recovery pinhole
  • Power Supply – 12V-19V/2A  (as per OPS)
  • Dimensions – 180 x 119 x 30mm (as per OPS)

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Customers who don’t need to use OPS host can instead run their digital signage application in Zidoo X8 or X9S. I could not find much details about software support, except they provide their own SDK to allow customers/partners to developer their own app using HDMI input, set rotation, adjust layout and so on. THere’s no default digital signage software for layou design, fleet management, etc, so this would have to be custom-designed, or integrated by yourself or Zidoo with your current management system.

It’s not the first time Arm based OPS digtial signage players have been launched, but ZidooLab product may be more competitive than the NXP i.MX 6 based OPS products we’ve previously covered.

WeTek Unveils Hyperion 4G LTE Set-Top Box & Nix OTT TV Box Running Android TV OS

January 12th, 2018 5 comments

When Geniatech announced Android TV certification for their ATV598Max set-top box with digital TV tuners compliant with DVB-T2, DVB-C, ATSC, or ISDB standards earlier this week, we noticed how few official Android TV STB there was on the market.

But more may be coming, as Wetek will showcase two Android TV products at CABSAT in Dubai on January 14-16 with Wetek Hyperion Amlogic S905D 4G LTE set-top box, as well as WeTek Nix OTT box powered by Amlogic S905X processor.

WeTek Hyperion

Specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905D quad core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC up to 1.5 GHz, with penta-core ARM Mali-450 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC 5.0 flash
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.0a (CEC, HDR, HDCP 1.4/2.2), mini jack analog AV output
  • Connectivity
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • Dual band 802.11 ac/b/g/n WiFi (optional 802.11ac MiMo)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • 4G LTE modem – LTE-FDD: B2/B4/B5/B12/B13/B17/B25/B26; LTE-TDD: B41; Download up to 150 (Mbps). Upload up to 50 (Mbps)
  • Power Supply –  5V/2A

Hyperion does not appear to come with tuner, so we’ll have to see since S905D processor is well-suited for tuners. I think 4G LTE is popular in the Middle East since that’s how many people get their broadband Internet, so it’s possible this model mostly targets the MENA market. The device is promoted as a “complete home hub capable of providing the best video quality, user’s favorite Android applications and routing all Internet traffic at home”.

The set-top box currently runs Android TV 7.1.2, but Oreo 8.0 will also be supported, and DRM is enabled using ARM TrustZone SecureOS with Google Widevine Level 1 and Microsoft PlayReady 2.5 & 3.0 for secured, premium content playback. It will ship with a power supply, a 1.2m HDMI cable, and an optional one meter IR extender cable.

WeTek Nix

The second device appears to include lots of ventilation holes, and is a more traditional OTT TV box with the following specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905X quad core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC up to 1.5 GHz, with penta-core ARM Mali-450 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC 5.0 flash
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 2.0a (CEC, HDR, HDCP 1.4/2.2) up to 4K @ 60 Hz, mini jack analog AV output
  • Connectivity – 100 Mbit Ethernet, dual band 802.11 ac/b/g/n WiFi (optional 8902.11ac MiMo), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A

Like Hyperion, Nix support Android TV 7.1.2 / 8.0, as well as Widewine L1 and PlayReady 2.5/3.0, but also adds Verimatrix VCAS for IPTV. The TV box with also ship with a power adapter, HDMI cable, and optional IR extender cable.

Both device seem to be targeted to OEM partners, and it’s unclear whether those models will be sold direct to end users like previous models such as Wetek Hub or WeTek Play 2. We’ll probably find out more in a few days.

Thanks to Ron for the tip

BenQ W1700 / HT2550 4K HDR Projector Now Available for $1,499

January 5th, 2018 4 comments

We wrote about BenQ W1700 4K HDR projector a couple of months ago, as the announced retail price of 1,699 Euros including VAT would make it the most affordable “True 4K” video projector on the market.

The projector was scheduled to launch in January, and the company is right on schedule with Benq HT2550 (US model name for W1700) now listed on Amazon for $1,499 with shipping expected on January 14, 2018.

We can refresh our memory with the specifications:

  • Projection System – 0.47” single-DMD DLP technology with 8.3 million pixels resolution [Note: TI website still only shows 0.47″ 1080p DLP chipset, 4K chipset measures at least 0.66″]
  • Resolution – VGA (640×480) to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 native)
  • Brightness (ANSI lumens) – 2200 ANSI Lumens‎
  • Contrast Ratio (FOFO) – 10,000:1 ‎
  • Display Color – 30 Bits (1,07 billion color)
  • Light Source – 240W lamp good for 4,000 hours (Normal), 8,000 hours (SmartEco), 10,000 hours (Economic), or 15,000 hours (LampSave)
  • Throw Ratio – 1.47 – 1.76 (100″ @ 3.25 m)
  • Zoom Ratio – 1.2X
  • Lens – F/# = 1.94 – 2.06, f = 15.57 – 18.67 mm
  • Keystone Adjustment – 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
  • Projection Offset – 110%
  • Clear Image Size – 60″ ~ 200″ (max: 30″ to 300″)
  • Horizontal Frequency – 15K – 102KHz‎
  • Vertical Scan Rate – 23 – 120Hz‎
  • Audio – 5W mono speaker, 3.5mm audio IN jack, 3.5mm audio OUT jack
  • Video Input – VGA (D-sub), 1x HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2, 1x HDMI 1.4a/HDCP1.4
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x mini USB port
  • Misc – 1x RS232 (DB-9pin) serial port,1x 12V Trigger (3.5mm Jack), 2x IR Receivers (front and top), 1x security bar
  • Special features – HDR, ISF Night/ Day, CinemaMaster Video + and Audio+2
  • Power Supply – 100 to 240V AC 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption – Standby: 0.5W; typical: 330W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)(mm) – 353 x 135 x 272
  • Weight – 4.2 kg

There’s been several low cost “pseudo 4K” projectors launched on the market before, and last time there was a discussion about the 0.47″ DMD used in Benq W1700 projector, which based on TI website only supports 1080p, but at the time Benq wrote it was a “True 4K” projector, and the Amazon page still reads “True 4K UHD Resolution: 8.3 million distinct pixels”. So as mentioned by one commenter it’s quite possible that “the new DLPs are probably in short supply and TI is giving them all to Benq. That is why they are not listed at the TI site”.

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The projector ships with a remote control, a power cord, a user manual CD, a quick start guide, a warranty card, and a lens cover. Benq should also offer spare lamp kits and 3D Glasses as option, but I could not find those on Amazon yet.

Thanks to Harley for the tip.

Categories: Hardware Tags: 4k, benq, projector

Samsung Announces Exynos 9810 Octa-core Processor Optimized for AI and Multimedia Applications

January 4th, 2018 3 comments

Samsung Electronics has just announced the launch of Exynos 9 Series 9810 (Exynos 9810) manufactured with Samsung’s 10-nm FinFET process, featuring an eight core processor clocked up to 2.9 GHz, a gigabit (1.2 Gbps) LTE modem and deep learning-enhanced image processing.

Single core performance is aud to be improved by two-fold, while multi-core performance gets a 40% improvement compared to the previous generation chip, which should be Exynos 8895. ARM Mali-G72 GPU is said to bring more realistic graphics along with 20% more performance.

Samsung Exynos 9810 specifications with extra cache and memory info from Anandtech:

  • CPU
    • Quad core custom Exynos M3 @ up to 2.9GHz optimized for performance; 512KB L2 cache per core
    • Quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 @ up to 1.9GHz optimized for efficiency; 128KB L2 cache per core
  • GPU – Arm Mali-G72MP18
  • Memory – LPDDR4x (4x 16-bit @ 1794 MHz)
  • Storage – UFS 2.1, SD 3.0
  • Display –  Up to WQUXGA (3840×2400), 4K UHD (4096×2160)
  • LTE Modem – LTE Cat.18 6CA 1.2Gbps (DL) / Cat.18 2CA 200Mbps (UL)
  • GNSS – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
  • Camera – Rear 24MP, Front 24MP, Dual Camera 16+16MP
  • Video – 4K UHD 120fps recording and playback with 10-bit HEVC (H.265), H.264, VP9 Codec
  • Process – 2nd gen. Samsung 10nm FinFET Process

The company did not provide much details about deep-learning acceleration, except it will leverage hardware and software…:

Exynos 9810 introduces sophisticated features to enhance user experiences with neural network-based deep learning and stronger security on the most advanced mobile devices. This cutting-edge technology allows the processor to accurately recognize people or items in photos for fast image searching or categorization, or through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection. By utilizing both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face. For added security, the processor has a separate security processing unit to safeguard vital personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint information.

The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is currently in mass production, and should be found in smartphones, personal computing devices, and automotive products later this year. More details can be found on the product page.

SRH-X5 is a Palm-sized Android TV Box based on Amlogic S905W Processor

January 3rd, 2018 4 comments

Amlogic S905W processor is a cost down version of S905X processor limited to 1080p60 / 4K30 video output and found in low cost TV boxes such as Tanix TX3 or X96 Mini that sells for just above $20 shipped.

SRH-X5 is yet another of those boxes, but the device is more compact than the ones of competitors I’ve seen, as they’ve not included interfaces such as Ethernet or optical S/PDIF, and it could fit into the palm of your hand (although it’s not meant to be).

SHR-X5 TV box specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905W quad core Arm Cortex-A53 @ up to 1.5 GHz with penta-core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB DDR3 (2GB optional )
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (Up to 32GB as option) + micro SD card slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 1.4 output
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack with stereo output/microphone, HDMI audio output
  • Video Codecs – 10-bit H.265, VP9 Profile-2, and H.264 up to [email protected]
  • Connectivity – Single band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with external antenna
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, power LED
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via DC jack
  • Dimensions – 75 x 65 x 15mm
  • Weight – 80 grams

The TV box runs Android 7.1, and ships with a power adapter, a HDMI cable, a simple IR remote control, and a user’s manual (on a mini CD?).

SHR-X5 “HD Media Player” can be purchased on Aliexpress for $32.57 including shipping, but I’d expect the price to come down closer – or even below – to $25 once more sellers offer the device.

Via AndroidPC.es

Categories: AMLogic, Android, Hardware Tags: 4k, Android, h.265, nougat, TV box, vp9

Dune HD Unveils 5 Entry Level to Premium 4K HDR Linux + Android Media Players & Set-Top Boxes

December 29th, 2017 4 comments

Dune HD is known to make high-end digital media players that often costs several hundred dollars such as Sigma Designs based Dune HD SOLO 4K or Dune HD Solo Lite. The company has now sent out an email announcing new models classified into three categories with most models based on Amlogic processors:

  • Neo Series – Entry level
    • Dune HD Neo 4K – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box
      • Amlogic S905X
      • 1GB RAM, 8GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
    • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 1GB RAM, 8GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
    • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 Plus – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • Sky series – Models with satellite receiver
    • Dune HD Sky 4K Plus – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver + DVB-S/S2 receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash, 2.5″ SATA HDD
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 1Gbit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 2.5″ SATA HDD
      • Slot for CI/CI+ Conditional Access Modules to access premium DVB channels
  • Pro series – Premium models with high-end audio/video
    • Dune HD Pro 4K – Premium 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box
      • Realtek RTD1295
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2T2R, 1Gbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
      • USB 3.0, SATA HDD port, HDMI input
      • Hi-End video quality, BD3D support, full support for HD audio

All models listed above support HDMI 2.0a, 4Kp60 with HDR and BT.2020, and run the original Linux based Dune HD software and Android OS simultaneously. You can also run Android apps while Dune HD media center is playing music or a video in the background. Widevine Level 1 DRM is also enabled for premium online video services such as Hulu+, Netflix, and others.

The devices are said to support various various TV-optimized applications, plugins, extensions, GUI skins, collection management solutions, as well as integrations with home automation systems via the official Dune Store, 3-party vendors, or the one-million+ user’s community.

You’ll find more details on Dune HD website, including price information (MSRP):

  • Dune HD Neo 4K – $99.90
  • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 – $124.90
  • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 Plus – $149.90
  • Dune HD Sky 4K Plus – $209.90
  • Dune HD Pro 4K – $199.99

So you’d still pay a premium compared to equivalent Android TV boxes on the market due to software support, and features like Widevine L1 DRM. Dune HD boxes are usually sold through distributors, and I could not find the new model for sale online, and very few of the older models.

 

 

More Low Cost ARM Linux NAS Platforms Coming Soon: Popcorn Hour Transformer (XL), ODROID-HC2

December 14th, 2017 24 comments

Last summer, Hardkernel launched ODROID-HC1 Home Cloud 1 taking a single 2.5″ hard drive, and based on a modified version of their popular Exynos 5422 powered ODROID-XU4 board where they removed HDMI, and added a SATA interface (via USB 3.0), but based on the initial announcement, we also knew the Korean company was working on ODROID-HC2 supporting 3.5″ drives instead.

The device is not available yet, but guys at Armbian got an early unit, so we should not be waiting too long. Hardkernel will also have some competition for their ODROID-HC1 NAS, as Cloud Media (and Pine64?) are working on Rockchip RK3328 based Popcorn Hour Transformer & Transformer XL with support for 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives respectively.

Hardkernel ODROID-HC2

ODROID-HC2 (Top) vs ODROID-HC1 (Bottom) – Click to Enlarge

ODROID-HC2 preliminary specifications:

  • SoC – Samsung Exynos 5422 octa-core processor with 4x ARM Cortex-A15 @ 2.0 GHz, 4x ARM Cortex-A7 @ 1.4GHz, and Mali-T628 MP6 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 Full profile
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3 RAM PoP @ 750 MHz
  • Storage
    • UHS-1 micro SD slot up to 128GB
    • SATA interface via JMicron JMS578 USB 3.0 to SATA bridge chipset
    • The case supports 3.5″ drives
  • Network Connectivity – 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (via USB 3.0)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Debugging – Serial console header
  • Misc – Power, status, and SATA LEDs;
  • Power Supply
    • 12V/2A via 5.5/2.1mm power barrel (2.5A might covered most use case, e.g. adding another USB 2.0 drive)
    • Backup header for RTC battery
  • Dimensions & weight – TBD

Basically everything should be the same, as HC1, except the power supply (12V vs 5V) and of course the dimensions of the metal enclosure, which is still used for cooling.

Tkaiser ran some preliminary tests, and could confirm HC2 is indeed software compatible with HC1/ODROID-XU4 using Armbian OMV image. Power consumption will be higher than for 2.5″ drives with around 5.3W measured while idle with a mechanical drive, and spikes up to 24Watts when the drive is spinning up, but apparently the 12V/2A power supply provided by hardkernel can somehow handle up to 30 Watts. Power consumption drops to 4.3W with an SSD, and 3.9W with no drive at all.

Performance was good at 100+ MB/s sequential read/write performance over the network. The reported SoC temperature will be slightly higher than on ODROID-HC1 because the 12V to 5V converter circuit produce heat that increases the PCB temperature by 3 to 4°C, but it should not be an issue.

Popcorn Hour Transformer

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Popcorn Hour Transformer is quite similar to ODROID-HC1, but Cloud Media also left the HDMI 2.0 output, so it could be used as a Android TV box with hard drive too.

Preliminary specifications for Transformer based on photos, and OMV forums:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3328 quad core Cortex A53 processor with Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB or 4GB DRAM
  • Storage
    • micro SD slot
    • Support for eMMC flash modules used in ROCK64 board
    • SPI NOR flash
    • SATA interface via USB 3.0 to SATA bridge chipset
    • Support for 2.5″ drives
  • Network Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K 60Hz with HDR support
  • Audio Output – Via HDMI, and 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – Power button, IR receiver
  • Power Supply – 5V/3A via power barrel jack
  • Dimensions & weight – TBD

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Transformer should be 100% compatible with ROCK64 development board, and based on latest info from #pine64 IRC channel, launch is planned for January, with Transformer XL coming a few months later. Cloud Media already listed Transformer for $95.90$115.90, but accessing further information requires a password. Since the product has not been launched, prices may just be placeholders while designing the website.

In somewhat related news, Pine64 is working on a Rockpro64 board powered by Rockchip RK3399 SoC which will be demo’ed at FOSDEM 2018, and this may eventually lead to a Transformer Pro media NAS if there’s demand for it.

HiMedia Q10 Pro 4K TV Box Review – Part 2: Full Blu-ray Navigation & Playback

December 13th, 2017 No comments

HiMedia Q10 Pro is an Android TV box powered by HiSilicon Hi3798CV200 SoC that was launched in March 2016, but the company recently provided a firmware update with support for Full Blu-ray navigation, and asked me to review that part.

I received the device last month, posted the first part of the review with HiMedia Q10 Pro unboxing, and also explained how to install a 3.5″ SATA drive at the time.  I’;ve now acquired a few Blu-ray RIPs in order to test 4K Blu-ray video playback and navigation specifically.

The Clock Display can be Disabled in the Settings

Initial Setup, Firmware Update, and Copying 4K Blu-ray Videos to the Hard Drive

I connected the TV box to Onkyo TX-NR636 AV-Receiver, itself connected to LG 42UB820T 4K UHD television. If you’ve ever owned an HiMedia TV box the Android launcher should be familiar.

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If you want more details about the launcher, and user interface, checkout my HiMedia Q30 review. It’s a lower cost device based on Hisilicon Hi3798MV200 processor, but the features and options are basically the same.

Once of the first think I did is to go to the Upgrade section in the Settings, and the system detected a new firmware dated 2017-09-13, which I could installed without issues. That’s encouraging for a device that was launched about 18 months since the firmware date.

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After download, installation, and reboot, I could verify I had the latest HMD-2.0.5 2017-09-13.185132 firmware, and no new firmware was available from the online server.

The I enabled SAMBA server function in Android settings, could find the device as “//android_c024e” in my computer, and started copying the files to the hard drive, but soon I encountered an issue.

“No space left on device”? But I have an empty 1 Terabyte hard drive installed, and shown as such in Android settings.

But when checking the partially copied file, it was exactly 4GB large… So it looked like a file system limitation, and looking into adb shell, the drive is indeed mounted with vfat (i.e. FAT32).

Oops. I think I used the drive in another TV box, and formatted it within Android, which will use FAT32 by default. So I have to format it to something better like NTFS or EXT-4. I tried to do that in Android, but it does not seem possible, and some instructions explaining how to install a hard drive in HiMedia Q10 Pro mentioned the need to use the USB A to B cable. So I looked inside the package, and nothing. I don’t have such spare cable, but could eventually remembered that that’s what my printer is using.

So I connected the “printer” USB cable between the box and my PC as shown above, and the drive showed just as any other USB drives in my PC. I could then format it to NTFS, and copy the videos. It took around 3 hours @ around 25 MB/s on average.

I only had a USB 2.0 cable, and it should have been faster with a USB 3.0 cable, although I would have expected the transfer to be done at around 35 to 40MB/s over USB 2.0. I wish they had included such cable in the package.

I was then able to play my 4K Blu-ray videos just fine, except navigation menu would not show up as expected. I contacted the company, and they told me I had to update to the latest firmware from 2017-11-08 using local update. I first tried to copy the file to the root of the hard drive, but update won’t work that way, so instead I went with a USB flash drive, and it worked well, except all the settings and files in the flash were gone.

The update did not touch the videos in the hard drive though, so I just have to reinstall a few apps I needed for the review, and reconfigure the system for example for video output and timezone. When asked why it was not part of the OTA update, the company replied that some version of the firmware are ready for OTA, and others are not. So it’s quite possible they first only offers the local update version for some testers / users, before rolling it out to all.

4K Blu-ray playback and navigation

I went back to Media Center, and now each time I want to play a Blu-ray RIP I’m asked for the Play Mode: Full Bluray Navigation or BDLite Navigation.

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BDLite Navigation

BDLite will start playing the main video directly, and you can access text based menus using the Menu key on the remote.


This will allow you to select your preferred audio track in the disc,
as well as the subtitles,

select the chapters from the current track/video,

and change tracks from the playlist.


Full Blu-ray Navigation

But actually I could already do that in the firmware released in September, and what’s really new if support for full Blu-ray navigation which brings custom and prettier menus doing much of the same thing in a more user-friendly format.

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The video I used for testing above include a Play button, scene selections, audio, subtitles, and special features menus.

You can also press the Menu key on the remote control to bring back full Blu-ray navigation while the video is playing. 4K video playback and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and AC 5.1 pass-through are all working well. You can see a short demo with BDLite, full Blu-ray navigation, and audio pass-through in the video below.

If you wonder about power consumption, the box consumes about 18 Watts while playing a 4K Blu-ray from the hard drive, about 13 Watts in idle mode, and 2.2 Watts in power off mode.

I’d like to thank HiMedia for sending Q10 Pro for review. Interested resellers may want to contact the company via the product page, and individuals can buy the player for $152.99 shipped on GeekBuying, as well as other websites such as eBay, Amazon US, or Aliexpress.