I just got my hands on an exclusive preview unit of the Ugoos UT1 Android TV Box. The Ugoos UT1 Quad Core Android TV Box has 8GB Storage memory and is the latest Android TV Box to be released by Ugoos. Ugoos have released a number of HDMi TV dongles in the past and recently, and all have been popular and reliable units, so I was very interested when the UT1 arrived on my desk. The Ugoos UT1 also excitingly supports the new on line media streaming format H.265, also known as HEVC (the new generation of H.264).
Ugoos UT1 product page
The Ugoos UT1 has a well made firmware build of Android 4.2.2 that has been built specially for good media playback support. The UT1 TV Box also features a tuned and robust stable WiFi chipset. Ugoos specifically states in their details for the UT1 that they ensured the WiFi was reliable and gave good performance. The UT1 also has an Ethernet port for people who don't need or want to use WiFi.
At the heart of the UT1 TV Box is a Rockchip RK3188 Quad-Core CPU board based on Arm Cortex A9 CPUs. HDMi output is supported with a port on the rear. The casing has been made cosmetically pleasing with a high physical build quality, to ensure the unit will stand well beside any TV or monitor. The material for the casing is a well finished aluminum.
The UT1 has 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Hardware video decoding supports MPEG1/2, MPEG4, DIVx, H.264, VC-1, Real Media, MVC, Xvid, Google VP8, and WMV. There is support for media containers such as .MKV too. Full support for all popular audio formats is also offered, such as .FLAC, MP3 and so on.
The CPU speed on the UT1 is rated at 1.8 GHz and has been designed to operate in hot and cold climates, so will easily handle environments in Europe, N.America and the rest of the world. 3 types of subtitles are supported natively and more can be supported via different video playback software, the player that comes with the UT1 supports SRT, SUB, and SSA subtitle formats.
The UT1 has multi-language support via the Android 4.2.2 build. The rear of the UT1 also has an Optical Audio output port too. The remote control included with the UT1 works well and eliminates the need for having a controller or mouse. While separate controllers are support, such as USB mice or keyboards, with the remote already included the UT1 is ready to go without any configuration being required.
The double antenna on the UT1 offers WiFi speeds up to N standard (802.11/B/G/N). The GPU for the UT1 is a Mali-400 28nm. Power is 5V 2A, and the PSU is included. The USB also supports OTG. Check out the pictures and screenshots thread that can be found here
On the left side of the UT1 case are 2 USB ports and an SD-TF card slot. On the rear a power flick switch enables you to power off the TV Box when not in use. Link to Ugoos UT1 Specifications
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Ugoos UT1 product page
In summary the Ugoos UT1 is a very polished well made Android based TV Box Media Player, with the focus being on reliable connectivity and plenty of communication configuration options. However, the main specific focus for the UT1 designers was the support for high performance media playback. The UT1 smoothly delivers content at up to 1080p fluidly with no audio or video artefacts to worry about. There is more good news, you can now purchase this Ugoos UT1, and I suggest this buy link to one of our trusted verified advertiser's product pages. Ugoos UT1 Buy Link