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Xiaomi 4K HDR 'Mi Box' (Android TV set-top box)
Thanks... and MVC on AML so far has been half-rez render. Maybe S912 will be first to support full MVC decode, full frame-packed render? Hope so.

Found another Chinese S912 box w/similar specs.
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Looks like the Mi Box page is now live:


No ethernet and usb 2.0. Ugh. Not as impressive as I was hoping.
Here's the specs someone posted on the Nvidia forum

Length: 101mm
Width: 101mm
Thickness: 19.5mm
Weight: 176.5g (+/- 1g)
Color: Black
Basic specs
Output Resolution: Up to 4K 60fps
Processor: Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz
GPU: Mali 450 750MHz
Flash: 8GB eMMC
System: Android TV 6.0
Security: Widevine L1 + PlayReady 3.0
Wireless connectivity
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0/3.0
VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60fps
H.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fps
H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fps
H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps
Supports HDR10/HLG HDR processing (software upgrade required)
DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby Digital Plus
Up to 7.1 pass through
HDMI: HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2)
USB: USB 2.0 x 1 port
AV: SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1 port
Power: 1 port
Other specs
Remote: Bluetooth voice remote control, powered by 2 AAA batteries
Included accessories: Bluetooth voice remote control, HDMI cable, user guide
Power input: 100~240V 50/60Hz input, 5.2V, 2.1A output

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If this device is running an AML S9xx SoC.....

Its one thing quoting Tech specs, its an entirely different thing having a AMLogic Box actually support these tech specs in the Kernel and drivers itself.
These AML boxes are usually rushed to market full of bugs and dumped on an unsuspecting buyer seduced with a flashy website.
This is Marketing 101 for Asian AMLogic box sellers, quoting Tech Specs as though everything just works straight out of the box.

Notice it says "Supports HDR10/HLG HDR processing (software upgrade required)". AML S905 Firmware does not even have support for 10bit video output yet and that SoC has been out a while now. I would not be holding my breath waiting for this "software upgrade" to be forthcoming anytime soon from AML. Surprises do happen, but I doubt it.

BTW Android TV 6.0 is only an Android TV App launcher interface for Lollipop or Marshmallow. I happen to have a test version of the Android TV launcher already running on a AML S812/S905. Getting proper DRM and Netflix Approval to run those nice 1080/2160p video streaming Apps is another thing entirely though.

Well, as it was announced at Google I/O, it's more likely that it will have more support than most normal AML boxes.

Also, being Android TV 6.0 means that it IS Marshmallow (not Lollipop) and there is a little more to Android TV than just the LL.
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I would be surprised if it was Amlogic, since Google is so damn picky about what SoCs can be used in official Android TV devices. For some reason Google has some reservations about AMLogic.
The one very interesting thing with Xiaomi is they have been announced as an official Google Hardware partner, so it looks like this will be a legitimate Android TV 6.0 approved device and not just some hacked together Android TV 6.0 Apps launcher device.


We don't even know if it is even AML yet or not....

If it isn't a AML, then it probably isn't a Mediatek either unless their using a older SoC, since their newer Helio series SoCs don't use a Mali 450.

But who know exactly what SoC it's using.
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It has pretty much the same specs as the Amlogic S905X chipset, except for processor speed.
I had posted this over at SHIELD forum. Also posting here to just check whether anyone from Xiaomi is on Kodi forum.

This is from Xiaomi's Mi Box description. Apparently, Xiaomi thinks (at least the person who designed the web page) that it will play Ultra HD Blu-rays Shocked

So another manufacturer and box that have no clue. That promise their box will do everything but in reality will not do very much.

The market is so over crowded with all these crappy poorly supported boxes.
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(2016-05-20, 00:03)Mylo75 Wrote: So another manufacturer and box that have no clue. That promise their box will do everything but in reality will not do very much.

The market is so over crowded with all these crappy poorly supported boxes.

I think it's more likely that their marketing people, who are probably not that familiar with english, just cut and paste what seems to imply quality. The box itself has official Android TV/Google certification, which means that it is much better than most cheap boxes from china.
Here's a video I found where Hugo Barra (Xiaomi's Global VP) talks about the device.
He doesn't go into any real detail, but you can see how tiny the Mi Box actually is. He also says that the product will be available within a few months and the price will be "pretty amazing".

They stop talking about it at around 1:53
Looks like HDR is the new buzzword from TV Manufacturer, isn't it? Wink
If some have good articles explaining the inners (especially regarding video format/encoding), I'm in...
Nah HDR is old news, we are up to 8K now if you really want to watch vision, more realistic, truer than true life itself, from the comfort of your armchair.... Wink

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