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ZIDOO D1 Android TV Box with DVB-T2 powered by ALi M3733 SoC

The first information about ZIDOO D1 and real photo we announced in February. The manufacturer wanted to equip D1 TV Box in Cortex A53 processor. Today we introduce the final specification and functionality ZIDOO D1. Above all, ZIDOO D1 has been equipped with a new ALi M3733 SoC dual core Cortex A9 processor with either DVB-T2 or DVB-S2 tuners. ZIDOO D1 has a DVB-T2 tuner and allowing you to watch free-to-air TV directly on your box .

zidoo d1Let’s take a closer specification ZIDOO D1:

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  • SoC – ALi M3733 dual core Cortex A9 processor with a dual core Mali-400 GPU
  • System Memory – 512 MB or 1GB DDR3
  • Storage – 4 or 8 GB NAND flash
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4 up to 1080p + 3.5mm AV jack
  • Tuner
    • DVB-T and DVB-T2 with male and female IEC 169-24 connectors for loop and output.
    • Frequency – 104-862MHz (VHF/UHF)
    • Demodulation – QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM for DVB-T; QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256AM for DVB-T2
    • FFT mode – 2K,8K for DVB-T;  1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K, 32K ext. for DVB-T2
    • FEC Code rate – 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 for DVB-T; 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 for DVB-T2
    • Guard interval – 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 for DVB-T;  14, 5/32, 1/8, 5/64, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128 for DVB-T2
    • Bandwidth – 6MHz, 7MHz, 8MHz
    • De-multiplexer – MPEG2 ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 host ports including one OTG port
  • Misc – IR receiver, recovery button, On/Off switch
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 18.2 x 12 x 1.7 cm
zidoo d1The hardware specs are very similar to Uyesee L100T2. Inside the box, ZIDOO have included a HDMI cable, IR remote, power adapter and user manual.

Based on the product images, ZIDOO are showing off something called the “DVB-T2 UI” which looks significantly different to the one on the ZIDOO X9. Over on FreakTab, ZIDOO have posted some “leaked” photos of the UI in action and it looks pretty impressive.

zidoo d1 uiIt also seems that ZIDOO have developed a remote control smartphone app which is a great feature.

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The video above shows the user interface, and the DVB part starts at 1:27, where you can see support for scanning, EPG, and other functions associated with free-to-air TV, except recording and time-shifting, which hopefully will be implemented later. I’ve been told the 512MB RAM version won’t be able to record TV channels, and you’ll need the 1GB RAM version to do so.

As with the ZIDOO X1, so with ZIDOO D1 at the moment we do not have information about the prices. Hopefully, in a few days, the manufacturer provides an MSRP of both products, and may appear attractive prices in the presale. We will keep informed.
Source: CNXSoft and ZIDOO

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