It performs its functions, but the impressions are mixed. Although you can take for that kind of money.
The receiver is a typical media player on a dual-core Amlogik AML8726-MX processor, of which there are dozens of options on Ali. The difference is the built-in DVB-S2 tuner. To consider in detail the functions of the media player to meit seems not worth it, everything is trite here, so I will focus on the highlight - the satellite part. I apologize in advance for the quality of the photo, they were taken late at night under artificial lighting on a very mediocre soap dish.
CPU AML8726-MX Up to AML8726-MX 1.5GHz ARM Cortex Dual-core A9 + 1080P Media + Dual-3D GPU
Carrier frequency acquisition range: ± 5MHz for symbol rates above 3 Msps and ± 3MHz for the remaining symbol rates
Roll-off factors for pulse shaping: 0.2, 0.25 and 0.35
Symbol Rates: 1- 55 Msps
Code Rates: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
Input Signal level: -84 dBm to 0 dBm (average power)
ANT. Connector: IEC TYPE, female Loop Outpur: IEC TYPE, male
3G Support most external 3G USB dongle
Power DC input 12V / 1.5A
Accessories gift box
Power charger adapter
IR remote control
I / O 1 * HDMI 1.4a Up to 1080p resolution
2 * USB HOST Host usb port
1 * TF CARD SUPPORT 1 ~ 32GB
1 * AV or Y / Pb / Pr Standard resolution AV or Y / Pb / Pr signal
1 * SPDIF Coaxial
1 * RF IN DVB RF IN
1 * RF OUT DVB RF LOOPOUT
1 * RJ45 10/100 BaseT
1 * Power input 12V / 1.5A
OS Android 4.2.2
Video MKV, WMV / VC-1 SP / MP / AP, MPG, MPEG, dat, avi, mov, iso, mp4, rm, H.264, realVideo 8/9/10, up to 1080P
Audio MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC, OGG
Picture jpg, JPEG, MJPEG, PNG
Adobe Flash Adobe Flash 10.1 support or above
Support language Chinese, English, Germany, Japanese, Korea etc. 24 languages
DRM Verimatrix / PlayReady / Wide Vine, Option
Online Browse all video websites, support Netflix, Hulu, Flixster, youtube etc
Apps Apps download free form android market amazon appstore etc
Medium Local Media playback, support HDD, U disck, SD card
Talk online Support SKYPE video call, MSN, facebook, twitter, QQ etc
Others Support wifi hotpiont, could be as a wireless router
Support DLNA, AirPlay, Google TV Remote, LAN, 3D Moive, Email, office suit etc
Immediately make a reservation, the seller was a little misleading andposted photos of the first version of the VS-IP015 receiver in a metal case, with buttons and a front USB. In fact, the receiver came with a revision board 1.2 in a plastic case without buttons and a front USB connector. The model is called VS-IP166.
The receiver came here in such a nice box, a little injured along the way.
Pretty standard set of connectors. From left to right: power, HDMI, LAN, Coaxial (digital audio output for an external decoder?), MicroSD slot, AV output (adapter with 3.5 jack for tulips included), 2 USB, loop output and input from the converter. I can’t check the DiSEqC operation and the motor suspension, I don’t have them. But in the menu the corresponding settings items are present.
Compared to the old man S8120
The remote control can switch to mouse mode, but, unfortunately, without a gyroscope. The cursor is controlled by a joystick.
The first time you turn on the wizard, whichallows you to configure the network connection, language settings, screen resolution (720p 50 and 60Hz and 1080p 50 and 60Hz modes are available) as well as scan channels.
The “blind” search is quite fast, subjectively 2 times faster than on my GI S8120.
Let's see what Antutu shows.
It is quite predictable, but for a media player this is quite enough.
- The maximum resolution of the desktop is 720p. When choosing 1080p, real switching does not happen 720p scales to 1080p, so the menu is pretty “soapy”. Although the HD channels seem to go to 1080p. I don’t know how to check, but visually the difference with 8120 is not noticeable.
- An inconvenient list of channels, there are not enough “bouquets” a la Enigma. There is only one favorite list, there is no sorting by provider.
- There are no CI slots and a card reader, so legally you can only watch open (FTA) channels.
- The native firmware does not support HDMI-CEC, but there are alternative ones.
+ Price compared to peers. The recently released Spark2 has the same hardware platform, but costs about $ 170.
+ Alternative firmware. They are not very many, but among them there is even OpenELEC
The method of viewing encoded channels with the letter Ш is still integrated into the firmware and works fine, but we will not focus on it, because he is not entirely legal
And what is inside it?
Turn over our receiver and find the mysterious lid
And what is under it?
Why is this "designer refinement"? Let's get it right.
We reveal ...
... and we begin to carefully examine the insides.
On the reverse side, nothing interesting except the release date, September 27, 2014, fresh.
The board has a front USB connector and a cutout in the case for installation. If desired, you can refine.
Have you noticed the unsoldered “to SATA” and “12v out” connectors? It turns out that the manufacturer provided for the installation of a 2.5 "HDD and a mysterious cover for him. Probably there should be a USB-to-SATA card.
What else is there?
Front panel board with IR receiver, two-color status diode and segment indicator
There is a place for a switch near the power connector, a hole is provided in the housing.
Reset, closing these contacts, you can get into the recovery.
But for this, the Chinese need to beat their hands off. Near the HDMI output, the static protection assemblies, ESD protection array, are not soldered.
Comparison of HD channels on 8120 and the hero of the review