Mecool M8S PRO L - 4K Android TV Box
The Mecool M8S PRO L is an Android 7.1 TV Box with Amlogic S912 system-on-chip and smarter voice control. As one of the few China TV boxes, the M8S PRO L is also Widevine L1 certified and thus supports the playback of DRM-protected HD content. All information about the TV Box can be found in the following post!
Mecool M8S PRO L
Processor: Amlogic S912
Memory: 3GB DDR3
Internal memory: 16GB / 32GB eMMC 5.1
Memory extension: Yes
USB: 2x USB 2.0
HDMI: 1x HDMI 2.0
Ethernet: 1x RJ45 Ethernet
Audio: 1x 3.5 mm jack
Video: 1x composite
WiFi: Dual Band AC (802.11 b / g / n / ac)
Bluetooth: Standard 4.1
Video - Audio
Video resolution: to 4K 60fps
Codec: H.264, H.265 HEVC, VP9
OS: Android TV 7.1.1
Size: 10.20 x 10.20 x 2.10 cm
Mecool M8S PRO L
Quite classic is the M8S PRO L TV Box with a Amlogic S912 chipset fitted. This is an already 2016 published ARMv8 octa-core processor with two Cortex-A53 clusters. The clock rate of each cluster is a maximum of 1.5 GHz or 1.0 GHz. On the hardware side, the processor supports the Decoding of H.265, H.264 and VP9 at maximum 4K resolution. In addition, the chipset is capable HDR10 and HLG HDR Process feed material. The processor graphics are a Mali-T820 MP3 GPU.
With respect to the storage facilities is the Mecool M8S PRO L TV Box optionally with one 16GB or 32GB eMMC flash memory equipped. Somewhat disappointing is the choice of memory. Although this is quite lush with 3GB, but Mecool has contrary to the DDR4 RAM of the previous model only for DDR3 RAM decided. The connection options These include a CVBS jack, a RJ45 Ethernet jack, an HDMI 2.0 jack, two USB 2.0 jacks, and a MicroSD memory card slot. Stand wireless Dual band AC WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 for data transfer.
The TV box is already delivered with real Android TV (7.1.1), Few apps are preinstalled, as well as other apps can be installed on the Google Play Store or as a sideload. An advantage of Android TV is Google's Voice Search (Voice search), which is implemented directly in the system. A corresponding remote control with microphone and voice search button Mecool included in the delivery.
As Widevine L1 certified device is the M8S PRO L capable Netflix with maximum 1080p resolution play. Furthermore, videos can be up YouTube in 4K be streamed. MiraCast, AirPlay and DLNA for streaming local media are supported. The maximum playback resolution is 4K with 60 pictures-per-second. To the Multi-channel sound formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD is the TV box according to Mecool compatible.
The Mecool M8S PRO L shows that even cheap China TV boxes can be equipped with real Android TV. Especially interesting is the playback of Netflix HD and YouTube 4K. Anyone looking around the current market will find very few cheap TV boxes with these features. Once we have a test copy, the detailed test follows within this post!