Brand: ZIDOO
Category: TV Box
  • 1: CPU - Realtek RTD1296DD ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core
  • 2: GPU - Mali T820 MP3 Player
  • 3: 2 GB DDR 16 GB eMMC
  • 4: Power supply - DC 12V / 3A
  • 5: 3.5mm RS232, IR receiver

Our Rating

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  • Design 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10

Zidoo Z9S TV Box

The Zidoo Z9S is one of the first Realtek RTD1295 based TV boxes products to come onto the market, and it has to its credit a very striking set of features, such as simultaneously running Android 6.0 and OpenWrt, HDMI connection for recording videos and PiP, a SATA external interface , 4K multimedia support including HDMI 2.0 output, 4K at 60fps H.265 and VP9 & 4K 24Hz H.264 video decoding, as well as HDR and 3D support.

The device includes a SATA cable for 2.5 “laptop hard drives or SSDs, an HDMI cable, a 12V / 3A power source that should be enough to handle the SATA disk as well as a USB 3.0 drive, a laser remote control infrared with learning function for the infrared ray, 2 large Wi-Fi antennas, a warranty card and a “Simple Manual” in English of the Zidoo Z9S.

The front panel includes a VFD screen and a window to receive the infrared signal from the control, while one side includes the SATA interface, a USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. The back panel has two connectors for Wi-Fi antennas, a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI input and output, an AV plug (composite + stereo audio), optical S / PDIF, a hole to recover the firmware, a tray for Micro SD, the power plug and a mechanical switch on and off.

The shield is soldered to the card, so I did not try to remove it. The back of the card reveals the Micro SD tray, the Genesis Logic GL852G 4-port USB hub, and a Titan Micro TM1628 LED driver found on the smallest electronic card used for the front screen of the device.

Again there is a large shield soldier in the main ICs, so we can not check the SoC, the RAM or the Emmc FLASH chips. But if we get a battery for the RTC, the Realtek RTL8821AU USB 2.0 802.11ac, the Bluetooth 4.0 chip, and a transformer SG24002 10/100 / 1000M to Gigabit Ethernet (The GbE PHY and the MAC are inside the chip RTD1295).

The serial console / UART head seems to be located between the USB 3.0 and SATA ports. The SATA port must be a “true” one since the SATA is supported natively by SoC Realtek RTD1295.


Product Details

Features OS - Android 7.1 + OpenWRT (NAS) work simultaneously
CPU - Realtek RTD1296DD ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core
GPU - Mali T820 MP3 Player
Memory - 2 GB DDR
Internal storage - 16 GB eMMC
Specification Brand: ZIDOO
Model: X9S
Type: TV Box
System: Android 6.0
Processor: Realtek RTD1295
CPU: Cortex A53
Core: Quad Core
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3
RAM Type: DDR3
Max. Extended Capacity: 32G
TV Box Features: Antenna,5.1 Surround Sound Output

Decoder Format: H.263,H.264,H.265,HD MPEG4
Video format: 4K,4K x 2K,AVC,AVI,DAT,FLV,H.263,H.264,H.265,MKV,MPEG,MPEG-1,MVS,RM,RMVB,RV,TP,TS,VP6,VP8,VP9,WMV
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,PNG,TIFF
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes

5G WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth4.0
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC Power Port,HDMI,LAN,Optical,Reset Port,SATA,TF card,USB2.0,USB3.0
Antenna: Yes
Language: Multi-language
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: 3D Games,3D Video,DLNA,ISO Files,Miracast,NTSC,PAL,External Subtitle
External Subtitle Supported: Yes
RJ45 Port Speed: 1000M

System Bit: 64Bit

Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode

Remote Controller Battery: 2 x AAA batteries

Product weight: 0.4180 kg
Package weight: 1.1600 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 18.80 x 12.80 x 2.50 cm / 7.4 x 5.04 x 0.98 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 20.50 x 16.80 x 8.80 cm / 8.07 x 6.61 x 3.46 inches


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