ZIDOO X8 TV Box dual boots Android 6.0 and OpenWRT(NAS) on the cheap

Torrents, and iTunes, and KODI, oh my! There's seemingly nothing this device can't do for your multimedia needs.

Are you the kind of person who likes to push your technology to new limits or extend a set of fun features to otherwise standard hardware? Have you hacked together devices and gadgets that normally don’t have anything to do with each other? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re likely the type of person who might be interested in the ZIDOO X8 TV Box.

Powered by both Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Open WRT(NAS), the unit brings a whole suite of features and hardware to your television. And, regardless of how smart your TV is, it can always get even cooler.

Want access to the Google Play Store? Already installed. Want to pass 4K video through? Use the built-in input. Need something to view pictures or videos from a memory card? Toss it in and sit back! For even more storage and functionality, tap into the network attached storage (NAS) kit and go big.

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Kick-ass Hardware

The ZIDOO X8 is a small unit that takes up very little space and looks right at home in any environment. Powered by a quad-core processor, it also offers up 2GB and 8GB internal storage. Moreover, the device includes Bluetooth 4.0 so you can add a wireless keyboard, mouse, speakers, or something else.

The WiFi connection supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies so you’ll be getting the best data speeds available. Want to connect directly to your network? Plug directly into the Ethernet port and enjoy.

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Let’s say you have somehow acquired some media in the form of video from… well, wherever. The ZIDOO X8 supports pretty much any standard you’ll come across, giving you a place to sit back, kick up the feet, and binge.

Killer Software

All of this talk about hardware is great, but it ultimately takes a back seat to the software capabilities. Thanks to the Android 6.0 + OpenWRT(NAS) dual system, users can enjoy Samba server, iTunes(DAAP) server, DLNA(UPnP) server, FTP server, AFP function (for Apple TimeMachine), and BitTorrent download functions. Yeah, it’s a beast.

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Media

  • Video Supported: HDR, 10-bit HEVC/H.265 up to 4K @ 60fps, VP9 up to 4K @ 60 fps, H.264 up to 4K @ 24 fps, automatic frame rate switching
  • Audio Supported: HD audio(7.1ch) decode and passthrough Redesigned Native player,Blu-ray better compatibility,Powerful subtitles ,Support MVC ISO,MVC MKV. Built in ZDMC(Base on kodi 16.0)
  • Picture Supported: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
  • Resolution 4K

 

Normally the ZIDOO X8 runs about $150, but right now you can save nearly 30 percent on the box. Head to Geekbuying and you can grab it for a mere $110.

Package Contents

  • TV box
  • IR remote
  • HDMI cable
  • Power adapter
  • SATA cable
  • User manual
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