Formula z8 Complete Review
Description of Formuler z8
4K Ultra HD media player Formuler Z8 – new 2019 model year. This OTT-box can play movies in HD and 4K Ultra HD format, providing the best color reproduction, receive IPTV channels in different ways or start watching movies through online cinema IVI and Megogo.
The hardware of the console is built around a powerful quad-core 64bit HiSilicon Hi3798Mv200 processor. 4K HDR (HDR10, HLG), 4K 10-bit 60fps H.265 and 4K 10-bit 60fps VP9, as well as H.264 (AVC, MVC), can be decoded. In tandem to SoC Hisilicon, 2GB (DDR4) high-speed RAM and built-in 16GB eMMC flash memory are installed, which is enough to install various applications and games. Connection of external hard drives in the Formuler Z8 is possible via 2 USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 standard. Also on board the smart box is a digital audio output (SPDIF).
In the Formuler line, this is the first device with an external antenna of the built-in Wi-Fi receiver, and in addition, it supports two-band connection at both the usual 2.4 GHz frequency and the new 5 GHz frequency. With a wired connection, the set-top box also offers progress compared to Z7 and other models – instead of 100 Mbps, a high-speed adapter is installed at 1 Gbps. Altogether, it provides the best Internet speed for receiving IPTV channels by simply downloading the M3U playlist, installing operator applications, or connecting via the middleware Stalker.
Formuler Z8 runs on Android 7.0 and offers a new menu interface where the number of items on the main screen is increased. The manufacturer especially focuses on the new version of the mytvOnline 2 application, which has received a modern design, improved speed, and stability.
Multimedia 4K UHD Formuler Z8, in the product line Formuler is the first product with an external antenna built-in Wi-Fi receiver. This solution is better than an internal Wi-Fi antenna in that the signal reception level of such an antenna is better. In addition, the Formuler Z8 supports dual-band connection to Wi-Fi, both at the usual 2.4 GHz frequency and at the new 5 GHz frequency. Using a frequency of 5 GHz is better because the speed of the Internet is higher in comparison with the frequency of 2.4 GHz.
With a wired connection, the Formuler Z8 will surprise with a high-speed LAN adapter, as opposed to 100MB of speed in the Formuler Z7 + and ZX, Formuler Z8 is equipped with an adapter for 1GB of Internet speed.
If your provider provides the Internet at this speed, then you should have no problems watching 4K movies in ultra clear format via the Internet.
The Formuler Z8 has 2GB of high-speed RAM (DDR4) and 16GB of internal memory, which is more than enough for various applications and games. To connect external hard drives, Formuler Z8 has 2 USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 standard
In the Formuler Z8 new menu interface, in contrast to previous models, the number of items on the main menu screen has increased, the new Formuler Z8 menu resembles the menu of the satellite model Formuler S Turbo Pro, but differs from it.
The branded application market has also undergone changes, it has become more convenient and the design is more modern.
The application interface has been redesigned for modern design, improved speed, and stability.
The VOD section has also changed for the better. The Google Play Market has also attracted the attention of the remote control, unlike the Formuler Z7 + and ZX has become more convenient to use the remote control in the Google Market.
- Market entry date 2019
- Broadcast standard and number of tuners Supports Openbox DVB – T2 USB adapter
- Type of Digital IP set-top box on Android OS is a truly powerful multimedia entertainment complex with a wide choice of entertainment sources.
- CPU Hisilicon 4-core 64-bit
- Image resolution 3840x2160p (4K) 30fps, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480
- operating system Android 7.1
- RAM 2GB DDR4
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Transmission Record (PVR) ✅
- Containers 4K @ 60fps) VP9, H.265 (HEVC), AVS, H.264 (AVC, MVC), Real, MPEG1 / 2/4, VC-1 Video Format: TS, MKV, FLV, MOV, AVI, RM , MP4 Audio Format: MPEG-1 Layer 1.2, AAC-LC, HE-AAC V1 / V2 Image decoder: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
- Codecs MPEG-1 Layer 1.2, AAC-LC and HE-AAC V1 / V2 Decoding, Audio Mode Stereo / Joint stereo / Mono, Dolby AC-3, Sampling Rate 8khz to a 192khz sampling rate
- USB 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
- Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi antenna 2.4G / 5.0G Dual-band – Dual Antenna
- Outputs HDM 2.0a (CEC), Lan Gigabit Ethernet 10/100 / 1000M, USB -2 pcs, IR, S / PDIF digital output
- Hard drive connection USB flash drive or external hard drive
- Additional functions More than a million applications Google Play Market, Work with documents Excel, Word, email, Skype and more. Thousands of different games with support for game controllers (FlyMouse, GamePad), Fast and stable operation of Kodi Entertainment Center (XBMC), Unlimited VoD and OTT services, Divan.TV, Megogo.net, OLL.tv, IVI.ru, Katrina. TV, YouTube, FS.Ua, EX.Ua, Netflix, etc
- Contents of delivery – Programmable Remote Control – 220V Power Supply – HDMI Cable – IR Sensor – User Manual – Warranty Card
- Dimensions and weight Overall dimensions (L x W x H) – 105 x 105 x 22 mm, Weight: 0.4 kg