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Android -  Zidoo X9S, X8 & X10 (4K / HDR / 3D / HD Audio): Review & User Impressions
Random question, probably straightforward but just want to check:

I've been looking at the zidoo from purely a kodi perspective however how does the device fair in terms of using it with its core software for just 3D MVC and 4K material if I didnt use kodi?

Are there any downsides and limitations in terms of performance that anyone can shed light on?

Thanks
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HT 2.0 on the latest zidoo firmware uses the kiss method.

pulls down covers and metadata = check
autoswaps resolution, frame rate and color space, bitstreams everything = check
framepacked 3d from mkv, mvc= check
iso and bdmv folder playback = check
4k/3D/2d bluray menu support = check

Does it have a few hiccups such as @udio stutters etc a few dropped frames every once in a while= yes (most can be cured by a reboot). There is some ever minor banding on some displays. I personally do not see most of these things on an 2016 LG oled.

It is a simple 10ft interface that most of us have since left the kodi windows mvc branch behind for, and have love for it in our rack/cabinet.

As far as kodi integration you can use zdmc 17.3 or kodi 18 if adventurous and just que everything to external player, but HT 2.0 does most everything desired. I am managing about 380 4k films and 440 3D films with it. All in .iso and BDMV.

I let shield handle standard HD library with kodi.

Zidoo and HT 2.0 is a very viable solution for 3D /4K HDR media client.
KODI1: NUC 5240wyk 3D/KodiFork 3DMVC/ Shield 2D and 4K HDR/  ATV4K 2D/4K HDR/DV AVR1: Denon AVRX7200WA DISP1: LG OLED77G6P /3D/HDR/DV
KODI2: Shield 2D and 4K HDR / ATV4K 2D4K/HDR/DV AVR2: Marantz NR16037 DISP2: LG OLED55C6P/3D/HDR/DV
KODI3: Shield 2D and 4K HDR/ Zidoo X9S 3DMVC /ATV4K 2D/4K HDR/DV AVR3: Denon AVR-X3300 DISP3: LG OLED65G6P/3D/HDR/DV
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Kodi (ZDMC) on Zidoo is simply used as a front end for movie/TV organization, posters/fanart and metadata. Actual playback is pushed to Zidoo’s version of the Realtek player.

Sure, you can also use ZDMC to play back videos internally, but 3D MVC isn’t supported, among other aspects.
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Awesome info! Thanks so much.

I have a shield running Kodi which I will keep for standard HD library and Netflix and use the  Zidoo for the 4k and 3D stuff!

I was tempted to add an Apple TV 4k but not that I know Zidoo can do the 4K stuff no problem just saved myself some cash.
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For now, Shield is better at 4K than Zidoo. It isn't clear if Zidoo is really doing 12-bit 4:2:2, and banding is noticeable unless you use limited HDMI range. Think (hope) Zidoo can resolve the issue.
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yes, we are doing 12-bit 4:2:2 mode.also checking the banding issue.
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(Yesterday, 05:06)mirror88 Wrote: yes, we are doing 12-bit 4:2:2 mode.also checking the banding issue.
How confidently can you say this? It doesn't look like 12-bit 4:2:2 output keeps the 1LSB resolution from a 10-bit source.
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Sorry. my point is that we are checking the 4:2:2 12bit mode Sad
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