Tag Archives: RTD1195

Finally a new RTD1195 device: Zappiti 4K

If you visited this blog before you might know that the Realtek RTD1195 platform was pretty much announced here.
Several months passed without any device actually being shipped, then I got an early build of EweatEW902 that I couldn’t actually review due to the board not being compatible with newer FW updates…
There were rumors about a Mede8er device with this CPU, but so far that device did not appear at all.

But enough history (and self-promotion:-) )

Today I learned that there’s a new RTD1195 device from the reputable french company Zappiti.
You might have heard about them before, they started with a pretty good media center software that scans your entire movie archive and then adds nicely formatted metadata for all your files.
Hardware-wise, they worked with Dune HD before and now they are launching a “Z”-branded device.

As usual with RTD1195 devices, this will have:
– dual core CPU
– dual-core GPU
– HDMI 1.4 (in and out)
– 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0
– gigabit ethernet
– 2 x wi-fi antenna (802.11n only)
– internal 3.5” SATA, you can add a 6TB HDD (or smaller)
– included airmouse with qwerty keyboard (+ a standard IR remote)

zappiti-4k-remote
But it does make quite a few interesting promises:
– 3D BD-ISO support,
– Pass through and stereo downmix (DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD)
– HEVC, H.265 (many others) – video bitrates supported up to 120Mbit/s

[Update]
– Dolby Atmos
– Ultra HD and 4K viles (DivX, UHD, HEVC) are also expected to run smoothly
– available in January (can be pre-orderered from http://store.zappiti.com/ )

Realtek RTD1195 products are now shipping

If you visit this blog regularly you might have read about the new Realtek RTD1195 chipset – I was one of the first to mention this back in May.
And it looks like I will be one of the first to actually test one – and it’s not from one of the manufacturers confirmed their RTD1195 products : Mele or Mede8er.

It’s actually from a newcomer called Eweat.
I will be receiving their Eweat EW902 item in a few days and I will be posting the test results here on the blog.

If you want me to test something specific, please leave a reply to this post.

Mele RTD1195 products

A few days ago I mentioned Realtek RTD1195 which seems to be used on new Egreat and Mele products.
And here are some exclusive (from I can tell) info about the Mele Realtek 1195 products:

– 3 products will be launched in June (see below).
– we now know for sure that the GPU is Mali 400MP2
– support for H.256 (3840×2160p / 30fps) and 1080p / 60fps
– Android 4.4
– might feature an HDMI 1.4 input next to the HDMI 1.4a output
– DLNA, Miracast Airplay
– Dolby Digital, Digital Plus, TrueHD passthrough
– DTS 2.0/5.1/7.1 MasterAudio
– XBMC – hardware decoding will be possible via a future update (Q3)
– DRM support: Widevine & PlayReady
– Remote via smartphone

here are the specs for each model

Mele ? Mele G09 (G39/G29) Mele M11 (M23)
Chipset Realtek RTD1195 Realtek RTD1195 Realtek RTD1195
Extra function Small form-factor Extrenal SATA/Internal 2.5” bay Internal 3.5” bay
RAM 1GB DDR3 (4x256MB) 1GB DDR3 (4x256MB) 1GB DDR3 (4x256MB)
Internal – eMMC 4GB 4GB 4GB
Wireless Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4Ghz/802.11 ac Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4Ghz/802.11 ac Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4Ghz/802.11 ac
External antenna No Yes Yes
USB 2.0 Host x2 x2 x2
USB 3.0 Host x1 x1 x1 (+1 slave)
Gigabit LAN Yes Yes Yes
DVB-T/DVB-T2 option No Available in Q3 Available in Q3
DVB-T/DVB-T2 option No Available in Q3 Available in Q3