Zidoo X20 PRO...my humble opinion (FW2.2.85)

Discussion in 'ZIDOO X20 PRO' started by OlivierQC, May 26, 2018.

  1. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

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    The X20 PRO has the new RTD 1296DD
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    ESS 9038 Professional DAC Audio processing Chip

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    4G DDR4 Memory / 32GB eMMC

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    Dual HDMI
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    WIFI 802.11 AC and 2T2R 867Mbps
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    Smart temperature control
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    Dual-Bay HDD


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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    Firmware

    Download FW 2.2.85

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    Firmware v2.2.67 Beta

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    Download ZDMC 18.2

    Download ZDMC 17.6.1

    Download ZDMC 17.6

    Download ZDMC 17.3

    Download ZDMC 17.1

    Download ZDMC 16.4

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    Compatibility with Control4 and Zidoo devices
    For those who have the Control4 system, here is the driver and the procedure to follow...



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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
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  3. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Remote Control

    Bluetooth / Infrared / Three-in-one / backlight button


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    AV Inputs & Outputs

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    Last edited: May 30, 2018
  4. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group



    Hello All,

    Let's look inside the beast (X20 PRO)... we notice that the manufacturing quality is excellent,

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    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  5. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group



    update of my review with FW 2.2.85

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    Zidoo is like a fine wine, it improves over time!

    I'm going to repeat myself but....

    Zidoo provides excellent value for money, this does not come from me but from the owners of zappiti or Dune multimedia boxes that offers similar performance for twice the price or more... and who return to Zidoo.

    Currently I use the X20 pro with the new FW 2.2.85, ( and for your information I also use an Apple TV 4K with infuse pro 6 and i can compare both devices).

    I just changed my TV, I have a Sony AG9 OLED 77 '' and the PQ is fantastic with the X20 Pro (in fact with all zidoo RDT1296).

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    - I do not see any color banding on my movie (The martian movie for example)

    - About the scrape with HT 2.0, it is very very fast and finds 99% of my videos

    - Additional options to best manage the HDR format

    - BD menu support is working properly and it seems to me that the loading is faster than before.

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    In my humble opinion, what is missing at Zidoo / HT 2.0 (it is not a dealbreaker) :

    - Posters with better resolution / quality, those of infuse are superb.

    - Navigation between each posters more softer / faster.

    For everything else, HT 2.0 offers additional features, supports more audio format is better.

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    My settings with FW 2.2.85




    The settings above are perfect for me, but that does not mean that they will suit you.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  6. SaskMedia

    SaskMedia Member

    whats the difference between the x20 and x20 pro?
     
  7. Does the X20 pro have an improved audio player (outside of the ZMDC) that allows browsing by artist, album, genre, etc. Can ZDMC handle dsd files and bitstream to an AVR via HDMI?
     
  8. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello Saskmedia,

    The memory and XLR output.

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  9. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    No, it has version 2.0 like the X9S and the X10, maybe in a future version ...
     
  10. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hi all,

    I received my X20 PRO today, i pre-ordered the X20 pro last week (649 USD) and it was delivered today by DHL.

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    Like for other Zidoo products, the X20/PRO is very very well protected.

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    The box containing various cables, wifi antenna and remote control.

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    There is a user manual in English

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    Remote Control
    (Bluetooth / Infrared / Three-in-one / backlight button)

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    and the X20 PRO...

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    The audio / video output,
    the X20 is complete, hard to do better.

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    the sides of the X20 seems designed to improve the heat evacuation

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    Zidoo uses the same model as on the X10,
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    Last edited: May 29, 2018
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  11. zarathoestra

    zarathoestra Member

    Same pictures on the av forum;)
    seems we are going to spend some time together:cool:
     
  12. zarathoestra

    zarathoestra Member

    Seems to have a different firmware version for HT2.0 so is it possible to use the link above ?
     
  13. zarathoestra

    zarathoestra Member

    How about your custom clearance and duty tax for Canada? I had to pay an extra 200 euro to get it past the European Union :mad: So this makes the total price almost exact the same as the forthcoming Dune Ultra:eek:
     
  14. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hi all,

    Little disappointment and message to Zidoo.

    I do not expect any answer from you, and here is my first opinion about the X20 / PRO, it will evolve with time and future FW.

    You have delayed the X20/PRO several months last fall and even more days last month to improve the software part...and I trusted you.

    I understand that the device does not have the latest update when we unpack it, but at least you could have prepared a FW with the latest fix and make it available on the forum Zidoo for new owners of the X20/PRO and it is the same thing for HT 2.0,

    I'am back to my X10 with the FW 2.0.25 /HT 2.0 V1.5.8.

    I've always been happy with Zidoo devices and i'm so sorry, but for a high-end product this is a botched job.

    Best regard,

    OlivierQC
     
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  15. Mumakil

    Mumakil Member Beta test group

    Woh !!!!
    your message is hard, but I understand you .....:(
     
  16. Gianmaria

    Gianmaria Member

    I don't know why i'm not so surprised. Only few hours ago i wrote what i think about Zidoo's production line in the X9s section. So many boxes (x8,x9s,x10,x20,x20pro)...So much identical in the daily use...that it's not possible perceive a Real extra value from a X20pro against a x8 that costs only 80 euro. The X8 is a best buy that i suggest to everyone....from the X10 up (that i got and returned) i really can't see their reason to be. I asked on their fb page at least the Dolby Vision capability for their new flagship...that would have been a valid reason to replace a X8.
     
  17. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Dolby Vision wont happen due to cost and testing and Dolby being real choosy who has it .
    But no streaming device with usb has it as such .
    You need $$$$$ to have it .

    Only device poss maybe the Shield tv but thats a big if .
     
  18. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Early days OliverQC always new it take time for Zidoo to do catch up
    Look at the Dune 4K many issues on there new product .

    How long did it take the X10 to get to where it is now . :)

    Im sure there will be updates and they will sort out the Zidoo home page downloads section .
     
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  19. Gianmaria

    Gianmaria Member

    I understand it but it would be fine for me to spend 500/600 euro to get dolby vision capability. Owning an excelent x8 that costs 80 euro, that has the same video quality of the x20pro....knowing that i m obliged to own a pc because the torrenting service works fine...why should i buy this already old new box? Old cause in 1 year we Will have hdmi 2.1 so...how many people Will be really interested in 2 hdmi input when still now the hdmi 2.0 is so implemented?
     
  20. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Same Video Quality we cant say yet as no one has tested the difference
    It has more memory so more fluid in opperation / playback etc
    Some may want for xlr output
    Want more hard drive storage for movies ( as in one unit no usb drives attached)


    It has a diff layout os look

    I cant see at moment any streaming box getting Dolby vision £80. Or £600 or £1000
    As said unless your company Nvidia has $$$$$$ to pursuade Dolby to .
     

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