Meet MyGica ATV1960, the first Amlogic S912 Mini PC from Geniatech
Exciting times for Geniatech, lots of changes lately: they opened an office in Europe (Germany, to be exact), purchased the EyeTV business from Elgato and now they are going to be announce new items at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Among the devices they are going to show there are several Amlogic S905 devices : ATV495, entry level TV box, an HDMI stick (ATV195E), and a device with a tuner (ATV596).
There's, of course, their new EyeTV devices : a small EyeTV Air ATSC device and a much more interesting (for me, at least) EyeTV Netstream device - 4 TV tuners that take the signal from your cable provider (DVB-C) and stream it to all your screens.
And by "all your screens" I mean *all* : phone or tablet (via dedicated apps), computers (EyeTV software on Mac, THC on Windows).
But for MiniPCDB the most interesting device they mention on their NAB Show brochure is a dual TV tuner device named ATV1960, which might just be the first Amlogic S912 Mini PC we get to see in the wild.
Now let's not get too excited, Amlogic S912 is still months away - and even ATV1960's current stage is "pre-development" - so take that picture and the following specs with a grain of salt.
ATV1960 should make use of the S912's H.264 up to 1080P@60fps low latency video encoding, to provide high-quality recordings from the built-in TV tuners, but there are several features that make S912 an interesting choice (Dolby Vision, HDR, H.265 HEVC 4K@60fps, much better GPU than the current Amlogics).
MyGica ATV1960 Mini PC probable* specs
- SoC: Amlogic S912
- CPU: octa-core Cortex A53 (up to 2 GHz)
- GPU: Mali-T820MP3 (up to 750MHz)
- RAM: 2GB DDR3
- ROM: 16GB eMMC
- LAN: Gigabit
- Wi-fi: 802.11b/g/n
- USB: 4 x USB 2.0 host
- Audio/Video: HDMI 2.0
- Other:SD card reader, Bluetooth™
- OS: Android 6.0
We'll keep an eye on this device and update this article when newer details will surface.