XBMC Gotham does not support AMLogic S802!!

M8 AMLogic s802

M8 AMLogic s802

Well, I had to discover it the hard way. After receiving the new shipment of the M8 pre-installed with XBMC Gotham, could not get it work. Just before displaying any video, it boots out of XBMC. Tried the newest Gotham 13.1 beta 2, with the same result. So, I tried installing XBMC Frodo (12.3), it worked just fine.

Well, when I researched the problem, I found this quote “Early this year when XBMC annouced their newest ‘Gotham’ beta version, many people were disappointed that it will only support hardware decoding for RK3188 but not Amlogic chipset. We on the other hand is not upset by this news, as a R&D company we always wants to do things our way – creating and enabling functions is always our strength.” The quote is attributed to Geniatech, one of the major manufacturers of amlogic android TV boxes.

Should that bother you, not at all.  Whatever version of XBMC you will get what you want, i.e. HDTV and HD Dolby sound.

M8 Amlogic S802 4K ultra HD android XBMC TV Box Now Available

M8 android TV Box Package

M8 android TV Box Package


This is the latest and fastest android TV box model in the market. We have it in stock now.

Enjoy Ultra HD resolutions up to 4K (UHDTV). 4K UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.3 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920×1080 (2.1 megapixels) also known as 2K.

This is the fastest ever android tv box using the S802 processor at a blazing 2 GHZ speed. The Graphic processor unit (GPU) is Penta (8) Core for the first time, so it processes graphics much more faster.
Comes with latest XBMC (Gotham 13.0) installed and hundreds of add-ons both installed and readily available for installation. Many android applications and games are available for download from Google Play.  
Main features:
  • Amlogic M8 quad core 2.0GHZ CPU
  • 8 CORE  Mali450 GPU
  • 2G RAM 8G Storage
  • 4K/2k hd decoding (UHDTV, ultra high definition)
  • Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) operating system
  • Bluetooth built-in 
  • DLNA
  • Dual model 2.4G/5G WIFI
  • XBMC Gotham 13.0
  • Dolby TrueHD DTS Audio
M8 AMLogic s802

M8 AMLogic s802

Technical Specifications:
  • Chipset: Amlogic S802 quad-core cortex-A9 frequency :2.0Ghz
  • GPU: Mali-450   8-Core GPU  
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Power Indicator (LED): Power ON :blue; Standby :Red 
  • OS: Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • XBMC: 13.0 Gotham
  • WIFI: Dual channel WIFI 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
  •  3D: Hardward 3D graphics acceleration
  • Supported Decoder formats: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.264, HD AVC/VC-1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 , RealVideo8/9/10
  • Supported Media formats: Avi/ Rm/ Rmvb/ Ts/ Vob/ Mkv/ Mov/ ISO/ wmv/ asf/ flv/ dat/ mpg/ mpeg
  • Supported Music formats: MP3/ WMA/ AAC/ WAV/ OGG/ AC3/ DDP/ TrueHD/ DTS/ DTS/HD/ FLAC/ APE
  • Supported Photo formats: HD JPEG/ BMP/ GIF/ PNG/ TIFF
  • USB host: 2 High speed USB 2.0,support U DISK and USB HDD
  • Card reader: SD/ SDHC/ MMC cards
  • HDD file system: FAT16/ FAT32/ NTFS
  • Supported Subtitle: SRT/ SMI/ SUB/ SSA/ IDX+USB
  • High Difinition video output: SD/HD max.1920×1080 pixel
  • OSD type of languages: English/ French/ German/ Spanish /Italian/ etc multilateral languages
  • LAN: Ethernet:10/100M, standard RJ-45
  • Wireless: Built in WiFi Dual model 2.4G/5G
  • Mouse/ Keyboard: Support mouse and keyboard via USB; Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4
  • 4K2k hd decoding: 4k2k H.264 Video Decode and 4k2k Output
  • 1080P Support
  •  AV Support  
  • Dolby Support
  • 3G Support
  • SPDIF/IEC958: Coaxial
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Highly Difficult: How millions have bought a high definition TV… but don’t have a clue how to make it work

Highly Difficult: How millions have bought a high

definition TV… but don’t have a clue how to make it work



Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren't using the right equipment

Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren’t using the right equipment

Millions of Britons mistakenly think they are watching high definition television even though they aren’t using the right equipment, a study has found.

Despite spending an average of £500 on flat-screen ‘HD-ready’ TVs, many viewers do not realise they also need a special set-top box or a Blu-ray DVD player to unlock the ultra-sharp pictures.

More than 6million are unwittingly missing out on the high definition revolution, the figures from the British Video Association (BVA) suggest.

The research, based on a poll of 9,500 viewers, showed that 30 per cent thought they could watch high definition programmes or Blu-ray discs at home.

It then revealed, however, that almost half of those who believed they were watching in HD had not actually connected the necessary player or set-top box.

It is thought that more than 55 per cent of UK households have invested in an HD-ready television. Prices start at around £300 for a 32in screen, but can rise to more than £1,000.

In order to watch high definition programmes, viewers need to sign up with a provider such as Sky or Virgin or buy a Freeview or Freesat set-top box.

BVA spokesman Simon Heller said: ‘In the run-up to the World Cup even more people will be looking to invest in HD, but they need to be aware that a high-definition television alone does not mean that they are watching content in high definition.’

There are currently three HD channels available to Freesat viewers, three for Freeview viewers, 41 for Sky Digital customers and 12 available via Virgin Media.

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When HD isn’t HD

Just because you have an HDTV doesn’t mean you’re watching or seeing HD video.

Not all images on an HDTV are “HD” quality. Here are 3 close-ups of the images discussed below demonstrating the simulated picture quality of DVD, streaming HD, and Blu-ray Disc HD sources.Geoffrey Morrison/CNET

Not all HD is the same. For that matter, just because you have an HDTV, that doesn’t mean you’re actually watching high-definition video. A variety of factors could be conspiring to create an image that’s not nearly as good as what your TV is capable of.

Make sure you’re getting the most from your TV with this guide.

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Full HDTV (ultra-HD, true HDTV, 1080p)

Full HDTV, also referred to as ultra-HD, true HDTV, and 1080p, is a television (TV) display technology that surpasses the video quality and sharpness of the original high-definition television (HDTV) technology, providing an image resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels.

The original HDTV technology offers vertical resolution that ranges from 720 lines withprogressive scanning (720p) to 1080 lines with interlaced scanning (1080i). Full HDTV provides 1080 lines with progressive scanning (sometimes referred to as 1080p). In these specifications, the numeral indicates the number of horizontal lines in the complete raster, the p stands for progressive scanning (where each scan displays every line in the imageraster sequentially from top to bottom), and the i stands for interlaced scanning (where each scan displays alternate lines in the image raster, and two complete scans are therefore required to display the entire image).

Progressive scanning is considered superior to interlaced scanning for full-motion video displays, because there is less jitter, particularly for the portrayal of objects that move diagonally or vertically across the screen. The improvement is especially noticeable for fast-moving images, typical of television and DVD programs. Another advantage of progressive scanning is the fact that it is required for satisfactory video on TV sets that use micro displays, plasma displays, or liquid-crystal display (LCD) flat panels, all of which are becoming increasingly popular. The improved image quality afforded by full HDTV is well suited to the extra-large-screen displays used in home theater systems.


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