We already have for sale the complete high-end mediaplayer Zidoo X20 for $493.5, a high price but which was expected by the functionalities and hardware included in this TV-Box. This equipment is out of the ordinary in every way with a good size box made of aluminum with two front bays for 3.5″ disks and hardware oriented to the playback of multimedia files of all kinds that is even capable Natively support audio up to 192KHz SRC. We still do not have news of the Zidoo X20 Pro model with XLR audio connectors but seeing what it costs of this version we can start to negotiate a credit for the Pro version.
SoC, RAM and Storage
Zidoo X20 includes as heart the new Realtek RTD1296DD SoC an updated version of the current RTD1295 that arises from the collaboration of Zidoo and Realtek based on previous experience, is a Quad Core that includes four processors ARM Cortex-A53 64bit and a GPU Mali-T820mp3 with support for H.265 / VP9 codecs and capable of playback video up to 4K UHD resolutions up to 60fps with HDR and 10bit color support. It also includes 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, 16 GB of eMMc storage memory and two bays with SATA 3 connectors on the front that can hold up to 3.5-inch drives. In the Zidoo X20 Pro model we have 32 GB of storage.
These models stand out for their connectivity as they include WiFi aC 2T2R with two external antennas and Bluetooth 4.2 in terms of wireless networks. The connectors included in this equipment are up to the rest of the features as we found a pair of USB 2.0 ports on the front while in the back we have a USB 3.0 port, a USB Type-C, Gigabit Ethernet port, port RS232, optical and coaxial audio outputs and in terms of video is very complete since it includes a HDMI 2.0a video output, an HDMI exclusive output for audio and an HDMI input with PiP, the two models support Audio playback up to 192KHz SRC.
This model included remote control is very complete as it is backlit and in addition to Bluetooth includes an IR sensor with key cloning capability of other IR remotes, these TV-Box are compatible with Logitech Harmony control systems officially, we also have a very detailed remote control app.
The operating system is dual with Android 6.0 and OpenWRT (NAS). Android version will be very worked by Zidoo as usual for what it seems as it will include support for navigation of Blue-Ray 4K and many improvements at the level of audio and video playback.
Price and availability
- The new Zidoo X20 can be purchased at the official Zidoo store on Aliexpress.com for $493.50 (€418.30) shipping included.