It has been made to wait, but for a few days we have available in AliExpress the version with a DVB-S / S2 satellite tuner of the MECOOL KT1 Box so far only available with a DTT HD tuner.
The configuration of this new version of the MECOOL KT1 repeats Android TV 10 certified by Google as an operating system with Chromecast integrated and hardware with the Amlogic S905X4-B SoC with native support of the AV1 codec and certified for Dolby Audio.
This variant with DVB-S / S2 tuner includes EPG, PVR recording, and we suppose that some hidden menu from where to activate some extra function.
SoC, RAM and storage
The MECOOL KT1 Box includes the AMlogic S905X4-B SoC, a Quad Core manufactured in 12nm with low consumption ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically reach 2 GHz speed and integrates a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. The VPU includes HDR, HDR10 and HLG support and this “B” variant of the SoC is certified for Dolby audio.
This Box has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM memory, 16 GB of eMMc storage memory and a micro SD card reader to expand the storage.
In the field of wireless connectivity, we have in this Mecool Wi-Fi aC Dual band with Bluetooth 4.2. The connectors included in the plastic box are an antenna input for satellite, USB 2.0 port, another USB 3.0, AV connector, an RJ45 Ethernet 10/100 and an HDMI 2.1 video output.
It also includes a Bluetooth remote control with a microphone with which we can use the Android TV voice assistant.
Price and availability
- The MECOOL KT1 Smart Box with Satellite tuner is now available for purchase on Aliexpress.com for around €57.68 / $66.48 including shipping.