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    Zoomtak UPlus TV BOX Spec
    OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
    Processor Amlogic S912 Octa core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU up to 2GHz (DVFS)
    GPU ARM Mali-T820MP3 GPU up to 750MHz (DVFS)
    Internal Storage 16GB eMMC
    Memory 2GB DDR3
    Network Ethernet: RJ45 1000M ethernet
    Support 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band AC Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5.8GHz)
    HDMI HDMI 2.0 up to 4K 2K
    USB host 3 High speed USB 2.0, support USB DISK and USB HDD
    AV Supports AV
    Card reader SD/SDHC/MMC cards
    Video Decoder 4Kp60 10-bit H.265, 4Kp60 VP9 Profile 2, 4Kp30 H.264
    Support Music format MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/DDP/HD/FLAC/APE
    Support Photo Format HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
    Power Supply DC 5V/2A
    Package contents
    TV BOX Size 166*116*54mm
    TV BOX Weight 462g
    Package Size 216*172*108mm
    Package Weigh 1.25KG
    Package Including 1 * UPlus, 1 * Power Adapter, 1 * IR remote control, 1 * HDMI Cable, 1 * User Manual

    Last edited by trebor; 03-11-2017, 20:28.
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  • #2
    Interesting variation of the S912 implementation.

    SATA supporting up to 3TB might be useful for holding a lot of media. I'm guessing that the SATA will be tied to the USB controller so whilst quite adequate, it won't deliver blistering speeds.

    One more with a dedicated OTG port, which I hope will offer more than just a port for flashing, although having 3 full sized dedicated ones might negate that need.

    Nice looking aluminium case with 2 colour variations.

    Cooling is going to be critical on this one when using the internal hard drive bay.

    Price will have to be competitive to compete with newer boxes like the Beelink SEA I

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    • #3
      There is another one the Ebox T8 V Amlogic S912 TV Box with SATA Bay SOurce :CNXsoft

      Last summer I reviewed Ebox T8-4, an Android TV box based on Amlogic S905 processor sold by and geared towards the UK market. Although it had some of the typical issues with HDMI audio pass-through, I found the box easy to setup, and potentially interesting for UK viewers since popular IPTV apps were pre-installed. It also came with a SATA bay but for some reasons I never managed to have either a 1TV HDD or 128 GB SSD recognized by the system. Nevertheless, the box is now used full time by another person who seems to be quite happy about it, especially since it comes with an air mouse and a gamepad, and good support. The company has now sent me their updated model, Ebox T8 V, with very similar features but instead equipped with Amlogic S912 octa-core processor. Before checking the firmware, I’ll have a look at the hardware in the first part of the review. Ebox T8-V Specifications

      Apart from the SATA bay and VFD display, the specifications are pretty standard for an Amlogic S912 TV box:
      • SoC – Amlogic S912 octa-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3
      • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
      • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, SD slot up to 32GB, and internal 2.5 SATA bay
      • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 and RCA composite ports
      • Audio Output – HDMI, RCA stereo audio ports, and optical S/PDIF
      • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac. N.B.: no Bluetooth listed in specs, but they sell a Bluetooth gamepad so it might be supported.
      • USB – 3x USB 2.0 ports (including one OTG port) + 1x micro USB port
      • Misc – IR receiver, power button, VFD display
      • Power Supply – 5V/3A
      The box runs Android 6.0 operating system with SPMC. Ebox T8-V Unboxing

      Beside “T8 V SMART TV BOX” package I also got an air mouse (the same as last year), a EU to UK plug adapter, and something packaged with cardboard and tape.

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      Let’s open that first… That’s a 1TB WD Blue hard drive, which means I should probably already be setup, and I would not need to use a separate computer to partition and format it a way supported by the box.

      The air mouse remote is the same as last year (S77 Pro), and includes a standard IR side with IR learning function, mouse functionality…

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      …as well as a QWERTY keyboard side. The battery compartment is located on the right side of the keyboard and takes two AAA batteries.

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      The first thing I noticed when opening the main package was a piece of paper (top right below) reading:
      Because the T8 V is operating on Android 6.0, you will need to adjust the settings a bit. Let’s go into Settings, then click on Video, go to the bottom and change Settings Level to Expert. Now go to the Acceleration Tab, then over to Allow Hardware Acceleration – Amcodec, and turn it off. You need to do this, because with the introduction of the new Android 6.0, Amcodec is no longer being supported, which can cause issues with the Ebox Media Center.
      This could probably be useful to change those Kodi settings for other Amlogic S905X, S905D, and S912 TV boxes too. I’m not sure why it is not disabled by default in the firmware however.

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      The rest of the package includes an IR remote taking two AAA batteries which you are unlikely to use at all if you have purchased the air mouse, a 5V/3A power supply, an HDMI cable, a HDMI cable, and of course the device itself.

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      The front panel has a power button, as well as plastic cover hiding the IR receiver and VFD display. Two USB ports, the SD card slot, and a recovery button can be found on one of the sides, with the other ports on the rear panels including a USB OTG port (full size), a micro USB port market USB HDD, an optical S/PDIF audio output, 3 RCA connector for video, left and right audio, a HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and the power jack. The gap under the box should allow for some cooling of the hard drive.
      If you want to connect the hard drive, you’ll need open the cover on the bottom of the case. There’s also a sticker with a MAC address starting with 00:11:6E and looking up to Peplink International Ltd.

      Installing the hard drive is very easy and does not require any tool. Two clips hold the back cover to the case, and then you just need to insert the HDD in the bay, and push it to plug it into the SATA connector. Put the cover back, and you’re done. Ebox T8 V Teardown

      The first step to open the device is to loosen the four screws on the bottom of the case. This will allow you to remove the plastic cover on the front panel, and then push and slide the device to take it out of its outer shell.

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      The board is called U PLUS V1.1, and features a heatsink covering Amlogic SoC. Foresee NCEMBSF9-16G eMMC flash is used for storage (16 GB), while two NANYA NT5CB256M16DP-EK chips are used for memory on the top of the board.

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      Gigabit Ethernet is made possible thanks to Realtek RTL8211F Gigabit transceiver and HS2401 magnetics, and WiFi connectivity relies on an uncommon module, but I could not read the exact model. Since Amlogic S912 does not integrate a SATA controller, the board designer used GL830 USB 2.0 to SATA bridge. TM1628 chip takes care of the VFD display, and GL850G USB 2.0 hub adds a few extra USB interface required by the board.

      That’s all for today. If you are interested, the box is for sale directly on for 104.99 GBP ($129.5)with the standard remote, and up to 217.97 GBP (~$269) with full options including a 1TB HDD, Rii i12 Keyboard, and an Ipega gamepad. The package I received should cost 185.97 GBP (~$229). Prices include VAT.
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      • #4
        They aren't going to sell many of those other boxes in the UK for those prices and with all the court cases and attention focused on 'Kodi boxes' right now, they are likely to get themselves hauled before the beak unless they stop providing the fully loaded options.

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        • #5
          Bit of a Video on Zoomtak UPlus 4K HD TV BOX

          Zoomtak Uplus is powered by Amlogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 at up to 2.0GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU at up to 750MHz,
          Supports 4K HDR10, VP9, H.265 10bit decode, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC and supports an internal 2.5" SATA hard drive up to 2TB.
          Zoomtak Uplus TV Box comes with LED screen in the front panel, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with pre-installed Kodi 16.1 Jarvis (stable version).
          Supports OTA update. HDMI 2.0, CVBS output (RCA), stereo audio (2x RCA), Gigabit Ethernet,
          Dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, 3x USB ports, IR receiver, 5V/3A Power
          Supply available in Silver, Red, Blue and Black.

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          • #6
            Kodi loaded very quickly there and I see there is the promise of Nougat, so that will peak some interest.
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            • #7
              G'day and today we are going to have a look at this little Ripper of a Unit the Zoomtak Uplus Amlogic S912 2/16GB, Gig Lan AC WiFi BT4 and Internal Sata Port
              Very good looking unit similar shape that has been seen around this being a Zoomtak product should be a Good solid/reliable Unit.

              So lets have a look see at what we have

              Whats in the box as always good looking Remote:

              Top Side all the bits:

              Under Side showing Sata Port

              Rear Ports

              Front View Naked

              Side Ports

              One Groovy looking WiFi Antenna

              Bit of a close up of the Bits that make it happens:
              GL830 USB 2.0 to SATA Bridge Controller

              WiFI Chip:The AW-CM273SM IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac SDIO Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4.1

              NANYA Ram

              More to Come
              Last edited by trebor; 02-21-2017, 20:02.
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              • #8
                WiFi module is the same as that used in the Beelink R68II, I think it shares compatibility with the AP6335(speculation).
                Khadas VIM(S905X), Beelink R68 II(S912), GOLE1(Intel Z8300), NEXBOX T10(Intel Z8300), Ugoos UT3(RK3288) and UT3+(RK3288), R-Box(RK3229-2GB/8GB), Tronsmart S95 Meta(AMLS905), Inphic i7(S905), UBOX(AMLS805), Q7(RK3188T)


                • #9
                  Lets see how the Zoomtak Uplus Amlogic S912 2/16GB, Gig Lan AC WiFi BT4 and Internal Sata Port performs

                  Typical Zoomtak UI, No upper/lower taskbar unit does have root,
                  Clean flowing easy to use, was presented with an OTA update at first switch on.
                  Temps around the 50c~55c mark when doing stuff, nothing close to 60c.
                  Updated all good.

                  Now for a bit of Testing/Benchmarks and information.

                  OTA Update

                  Look around UI/System

                  WiFI test ok 2/100 here so ok

                  DRM L3

                  Ram Truth

                  Storage Truth




                  A1 SD Benchtest

                  Full Details >

                  Full Details >
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                  • #10
                    9377 means that Superceleron's GT-1 firmware should run out of the box.

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                    • #11
                      Zoomtak Uplus Amlogic S912 2/16GB, Gig Lan AC WiFi BT4 and Internal Sata Port

                      Functions of Remote Control:

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                      • #12
                        These T8 V 5 are very good high quality boxes, they run very cool and software aswell as hardware are of a very high standard. Customer service from entertainmentbox is second to none very trustworthy and strive for excellence


                        • #13
                          Hello, where can I find firmware for Zoomtak UPlus and program lavania consoles? .


                        • #14
                          trebor would you happen to know which pins are to be shorted in maskrom mode?



                          • trebor
                            trebor commented
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                            Sorry NO,
                            Looking at the eMMC they are all close 19/20 7/8, etc redefine Google Search to the exact Forsee chip you may get lucky
                            Also look in previous post of the Nand thread it may be there

                        • #15
                          Zoomtak UPRO 6.0.1 to 7.1.2 Upgrade full factory image.
                          USB Tool Included:
                          Only use USB BURNING TOOL ONLY !!!!!
                          DO NOT FLASH WITH BOOT CARD MAKER


                          File Name: ZoomtakUproAndroidN.20180308.V8.3.0

                          Thanks to Twisted714
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