Mar 30, 2017

Egreat A5 Professional Media Player First Impressions & Quick Review

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As I told you in this article, Egreat Company send me a few days ago an amazing Professional 4K BD Menu HDD Media Player: Egreat A5. Here you'll find a photo gallery and a video with the unboxing of this great device.

The Egreat A5 TV Box is a solidly made and looks aesthetically. The case is made of aluminum in black with Egreat logo on top cover. The case and the TV Box are doing a very good impression, looks like High-End model. TV Box is a really high quality. As we said at the beginning of his heart is HiSilicon Hi3798C V200 quad-core ARM Cortex A53 processor which supports 10-bit 4K*2K H.265/H.264 hardware decoding, 4K*2K UHD video playback / 4K@60fps and HD Audio (7.1CH) passthrough. Device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. On the front panel A5 TV Box has LED display, IR receiver and Power button. On one side there is a SATA 3.0 port and USB 2.0 port. On another side of the device there are micro SD card slot, USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0 port. On the rear panel are: S/PDIF optical audio, Coaxial, Composite AV, HDMI 2.0a, Gigabit LAN (RJ45), RST hole and DC jack. At the bottom of the device also you can see four corners of the small rubber to prevent slipping device.

The Egreat A5 comes with a great quality IR remote control which is a pleasant change. We are generally used to seeing cheap remote controls packaged with Android TV boxes. The Remote control works via Infra-Red and is a nice size that fits your hand comfortable. It comes with all of the buttons that you should require including power buttons, android buttons, directional keypad, media playback controls and numerical buttons. The remote control also features learning functions so that you can map keys from other remote controls to the A5 remote.
 


Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 stock firmware.
Firmware tested: stock Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Firmware version: 1.1.0.9
Desktop & Player version:1.6.9 beta 
Model: EGREAT_A5_EN
Kernel version: 3.18.24
Build number: Hi3798CV200-eng 5.1.1 LMY48W eng.root.20170110.141229 test-keys. You can download this firmware version from here.

Baseband version: HiSTBAandroidV600R002C00SPC031
Root: Firmware is not rooted.

Full photo album here. Egreat A5 Official webpage here.

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The launcher is awesome (EG-UI 2.0) and is made in house by Egreat, with big and nice icons and great design for an incredible multimedia player experience.

Apps. There are a few of preinstalled applications, including Google Play Store. This firmware version has not root acces. Egreat A5 also supports Miracast, Happy Cast, Wifi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Host, DLNA functions. Egreat A5 managed to play from network samba share big files like DVD iso files & Blu-ray .mkv files (even bigger than 37GB). 

Available features: Full format video & audio player, full specification Blu-ray menu, HDMI 2.0a 4K*2K 3840*2160p@60fps output, 10 bit color depth output, Dolby Atmos and TrueHD audio RAW passthrough, DTS:X and DTS-HD Master audio RAW passthrough, ISO & BDMV Folder playback, HDR (High Dynamic Range) display, HiVXE 2.0 video processing, Imprex 2.0 graph processing engine, Video 4K/2K H.265/HEVC hardware decoding, Support CEC remote control, Support ARC audio return channel, Professional and fashinable EG-UI 2.0 user interface, Specially optimized VidOn XBMC app support with vast ammount of add-ons.

Sensors available on device: 5 sensors on boad: HiMultiscreen Accelerometer, HiMultiscreen Gyroscope, Rotation Vector Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gravity Sensor & Linear Acceleration Sensor

Storage: Total internal Storage: 4.45 GB. Free internal sorage: 2.36 GB (53.06%). SD slot up to 128 GB. Tested with Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card. It supports external HDD at least of 1TB size, tested with Netac K330 1TB External HDD USB 3.0.
In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Egreat A5 TV Box scores 937 points, an amazing score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 27 video & audio format files and it partially supports only 3 video & audio format files.

In Antutu Benchmark 6.2.7 the device achieves also a very good score, almost 40.000 points.


As you can see, Egreat A5  TV Box is the perfect multimedia player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4k Home Theater. 

Internet speed tested on both WiFi & Ethernet gets great values. For WiFi, the download speed was 27 Mbps and the upload speed is 24 Mbps. Wired, on Ethernet connection, the download speed was over 57 Mbps and the upload speed was over 99 Mbps.




About Egreat Why Choose Egreat: Solid Users’ Reputation, Exclusive Full Function Blu-Ray Menu on Android OS, Excellent Picture and Sound Quality & Accept Users’ Suggestions and make improvement. Our ission: Keep exploring the highest level of Audio and Video. Our Focus: Keep Innovation on HD Media Player & Make difference.

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