Egreat STBs based on Realtek RTD1195 dual core Cortex A9 SoC with 4K, H.265 video decoding support. The video also features older Realtek and Rockchip Android TV Boxes, and an RK3188 based game console (Egreat K3).
Egreat will launch their A-series media players soon: A3 and A9 models. I contacted the company for some more details, but since the product is still in development, there are not willing to disclose complete details at this stage.
Here are the specs I could gather for Egreat A9:
SoC — Realtek RTD1195 dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor
System Memory — N/A
Storage — N/A. Possibly a SATA bay is also present (Unclear)
Video Output / Input — Composite, Component and HDMI output (MHL).
HDMI input Audio — HDMI, Stereo output (RCA), and S/PDIF
Video Playback — 3D blu-ray video playback + full video format support. H.265 decode support.
Audio Playback — 7.1 raw audio output “framepacking”.
Connectivity — Ethernet, WiFi with dual high-gain external antennas, and Bluetooth (TBC).
USB — 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
Egreat A-series media player will run Android 4.4 Kitkat.Even though specs are incomplete at this stage, RTD1195 based products should be able to transfer data quickly and play high bitrate 4K videos smoothly thanks to high performance interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and SATA. CPU and GPU performance will however be greatly inferior to the new application processors from Amlogic S802, Rockchip RK3288, or AllWinner A80.
TCL Corporation is one of the biggest TV companies in the world. They are showing their latest products at the Shenzhen Electronics Fair including 4K TVs, smartphones, set-up-boxes and more. They are showing their Alcatel Onetouch branded phones series TCL Idol, TCL Pop and TCL Hero. A 55inch 4K TV from TCL is sold for about 10,000RMB(~$1,600) One of the phones of Hero series has an octa-core CPU and costs 1,016RMB(~$165). They are showing a set-up-box with RK3066 CPU with a Metro-style interface and 28inch Smart TVs for kids. These kids TVs have a kids design and a protective film over the display in order to protect their eyes. Some washing machines with a different design than others and Smart TVs with Mstar hexa-core CPU are some other products from TCL.
UyeSee shows around their R&D development team with 25 engineers developing the hardware and software for Android based RK3288, MSTAR 9180 and other Set-top-box and HDMI Stick solutions, UyeSee has been working for 4 years with focused develpoment on the Android Platform for the Set-top-box.
UyeSee works on these product lines:
– Android TV Box (4K,H.265,HDMI2.0,HDMI IN,XBMC,Linux/Chrome OS on Box)
– Wireless Audio Streaming Products
– Wireless Video Streaming Products
UyeSee is an A/V device maker, designing and manufacturing multimedia players, OTT boxes, WiFi Streaming Devices using RockChip, MSTAR and Hisilicon. In this video, Ryan from Uyesee describes their roadmap, including High End Android TV Boxes on RK3288, MSTAR9180 with Quad Core/4K/HEVC/HDMI input, Low End TV Box solutions using Hisilicon 3798m, featuring QuadCore A7 /4K/HEVC and also Low End in Mstar 9260 featuring QuadCore A7 /4K/HEVC also. Previously they made RK3188/RK3066 in boxes or HDMI Sticks. Uyesee also works in WiFi A/V Streaming with their SoundMate that does CD Quality wifi music streaming using FLAC and with MultiRoom streaming support.
With the new quad core ARM Cortex A9 Mstar 9180 chipset, here’s a new model of MeLE Android TV Box with 4K output. It supports decode and output in 4K, which is available now for users to enjoy the 4K (3840*2160) videos on TV. Full video and audio format supported, not only H.265 but also H.264, DTS ,Dolby pass-though. It provides HDMI IN, HDMI out, USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 hosts for external USB drive (up to 3TB). First mass production is scheduled for the end of June.
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Here are the cheapest yet 4K displays for sale all over China, now being exported worldwide either under the Konka brand or under third party brands. They sell about 30K 4K displays per month at the moment and mass production of these are ramping up. Those all support HDMI 2 60fps by default. Konka uses the LG and Samsung 4K panels, so the quality is the same in terms of the panel, the CPU and 4K engine is different generating and upscaling perhaps different 4K quality yet, they use for example MStar 4K engine with among other things 4K HEVC decode support.
Wyplay powers open, modular, and innovative Home Media software solutions for leading pay TV Operators (IPTV, Cable, Satellite, Terrestrial) around the world. The technology developed at Wyplay enables TV operators to easily select, configure, and deploy solutions from the richest list of pre-configured functionality in the market (Zapper, Recorder, Media center, home connectivity, Social TV, HTML5, Android, OTT platform, multi-screen, multi-room…). Specialties include Middleware Provider for Operators and Broadcasters, DVB (Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial), OTT, Multi-Application Framework (HTML5, Android…), Advanced Media Player, Connected Home, CAS/Chipset/STB/Back-end Agnostic providing solutions for MIPS and ARM based platforms from ST ARM, Sigma Designs MIPS, Mstar MIPS and to Broadcom and other. Wyplay is a privately owned French company founded in 2006 by Jacques Bourgninaud.