Today in the MiniPCDB Spotlight: Xtreamer Prodigy 4K
Xtreamer Prodigy 4K
Today in our MiniPCDB Spotlight we have a media streamer & recorder from Xtreamer, the Xtreamer Prodigy 4K.
Xtreamer launched their "Prodigy" product line 4 years ago, when the first generation had a Realtek SoC and was just a media player.
But the 2015 version is much more than that. Sure, it now has "4K" in the name, and that clearly indicates that it is capable of rendering 4K files (although it doesn't have HDMI 2.0, so only 4K@30fps), but it also can be used as a Personal Video Recorder, and, thanks to the 3.5'' HDD tray you can record up to 4TB.
Why did we choose Xtreamer Prodigy 4K for the spotlight?
Xtreamer Prodigy 4K has a rare function in the Android Mini PC world: can be used as a PVR. It also has a 3.5'' HDD tray, so you can store quite a few movies directly on the mini PC (up to 4TB), or in theory you can record the TV show you don't want to miss by scheduling a recording, directly on the HDD.
Xtreamer Prodigy 4K uses the Mstar9180 SoC with a quad Core Mali-450, has 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC internal ROM. Comes with Android 4.4 and a customized Xtreamer user interface.
The device stands out from the crowd with it's connectivity: gigabit ethernet, dual-band wi-fi, USB 3.0 host and slave, 2x USB 2.0, Optical, HDMI in and out.
Hardware decoding is available even for H.265 HEVC, also Dolby&DTS are decoded and the mini PC supports 7.1 ch passthrough.
Upgrades are provided via OTA, very easy to install by anyone.
So a very interesting device! Unboxing and full review for Xtreamer Prodigy 4K are coming, you can follow us on Twitter if you want to be notified when.
Unboxing: Xtreamer Prodigy 4K