It seems that the TV-Box market is finally taking off again after a long hiatus and these last few weeks we are seeing quite a few new products on AliExpress and other online stores.
Today we have a new GTMEDIA GT Combo a Box that includes a triple tuner for satellite, terrestrial and cable and as usual in the devices of this brand includes support for decoding formats CCCAM, NEWCAM, MGCAM among others. The rest of the components are not bad, since we have the solvent Amlogic S905X3 SoC and 2 GB of RAM, the minimum for this type of Boxes. A product similar to our recommended Mecool K5 that possibly has more support.
SoC, RAM and storage
The GTMEDIA GT Combo Box includes the AMlogic S905X3 SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm, which reaches up to 1.9 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, a SoC that you can know in our REVIEW. This SoC has 4 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and also an NPU for iA. The VPU is an Amlogic Video Engine 10 with HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG support among others. This Box is available in versions with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 16 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from the micro SD card reader included on one side of the box.
In the field of wireless connectivity we find Dual Band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.1 for all versions of this Smart Box. The connectors included in the plastic box are two antenna inputs, a USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, SPDIF digital audio output, an Ethernet 10/100 connector and an HDMI 2.0 video output. The operating system is Android 9.0 and an IR remote control with built-in microphone is included.
Pricing and retail availability
- The GTMEDIA GT Combo TV-Box with triple tuner can be purchased on AliExpress only for $92.99 (€81.11) with free shipping.