Also on display at the IFA Berlin exhibition in Germany is the "4K UHD Hi End Media Player". If one thinks it stops with the new UHD2000 then have a peak at this one. It comes with a Cortex-A55 hexa (6) core processor specified: Realtek RTD1619 (= RTD1395 alike but including A55 CPU/GPU) XMOS+AKM 4497 DSD512/PCM768KHz@32bit hardware decoding XLR/RCA preamp output 6.35/4.4 headphone output Dolby Vision HDR10+ Front panel 5 inch touch-screen It looks like a nice platform for running KODI and/or gaming straight away. Specifications for Video Playback include the much asked for DV and HDR10+ specification. It ought to be then HDMI 2.1 bandwidth capable too in my view but this is nowhere mentioned. It seems to be specifically meant for the Audiophiles though coming with a high-end DAC being build in. This time they went for the XMOS + AKM4497 chipset combination which also makes it an excellent DAC very close to the XMOS + ES9038 combination used for the UHD2000 model. Some may prefer the one or the other. It obviously includes the (same?) Linear PSU with it which seems to be excellent too. This time for the real Audiophile it includes a full functional front panel with a 5 inch display and a Headphone Amplifier and Trigger panel also being bundled. Also the main line outputs seems to be pré-amplified for straight input to any end amplifier. No need for a TV to be turned on or even a remote control, which for pure audio listening is the best condition. It also includes MQA support and expected support for popular audio streaming services. It has a 3.5 inch HDD slot on the right but no SATA external connector Unfortunately this does not allow to attach a SATA Optical Drive for CD-Audio playback like the UHD2000 supports, but a USB3 Optical Drive should work by now. Using this unit for physical CD-Audio playback too should appeal to many. Prefer a SATA drive myself as these are front loaders which can be stacked and a lot cheaper to get. A real big difference with UHD2000 would be DSD output via HDMI. The more powerful 6-core CPU should potentially be able to output even MCH DSD for multi-channel sound. With that being supported it would make it a true SACD capable music player and would buy it myself straight away. I truly hope they made a deal with an existing quality source for the matching Music Player APP. The streaming services landscape just changes too quick to keep up with via inhouse development. The front panel screen is actually a 5 inch touch-control screen making many APP's designed for smartphones controllable via the screen directly. Crucial to potentially make some excellent Music Players with USB DAC support designed for smartphones run perfectly on this media player. Anyway touch control works a lot more user friendly for most APP's than using clumsy front panel buttons. Looking at the Inside Picture it appears also to include a 3.5 inch HDD bay with access on the right side, which is new for me. The HDD opening can also be seen on the facebook picture. I am just not very sure yet if it is meant for fixed mounting or if it is swappable? Nice box for sure and it once more confirms the direction Zidoo is moving in. A remark I have from the start is that there are more people with Black Audio chains than Silver these days. So having Black and Silver versions seems to be a real must. It is announced for june 2020 but may take a full year to get it all stable again as it has a new CPU/GPU, RTD chip and also a new Android 9 base. That are a lot of changes in one go. I doubt this will soon all come to cheaper platforms too. Zidoo is clearly gearing up making their customers pay for the more advanced stuff including DV and HDR10+. Who is to blame them on such a strategy?