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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Comparison of Amlogic SOCs for TV Boxes and TV Sticks

Amlogic published an interesting table in the web that compares the Amlogic SOCs used for android tv boxes and sticks. From all of these SOCs we have only seen the MX and S802 in the market for the moment, i do not think that the other two SOCs, S812 and S805 will arrive any time soon. Moreover MX, S802 and S805 will also be present on mini pcs with TV Stick format.

The S812 and S802 are different in a few areas since S812 unlike the S802 it supports only up to 2GB of RAM (4GB S802) but adds support for H.265 hardware decoding and support for Gigabit Ethernet. I don't know if the S812 has native support for audio and Dolby DTS pass through or if it will have variants like the S802.

The S805 is an interesting low cost Quad Core Cortex-A5 SOC that has a Mali-450mp4 GPU with theoretical support for Gigabit Ethernet and 1080p resolutions. It can an alternative low cost equipment to the MX SOC if you really have native support for 1080p

In the table the three variants of the S802 are not present, they come with differences in the sound decoding department.
  • S802 = Doesn't have HDMI audio pass through for Dolby
  • S802D = Is the only one that doesn't support DTS 
  • S802DD (S802-H) = Supports HDMI audio pass through for DTS and Dolby

It will be interesting on how Amlogic will defend against the competition, because the upcoming TV Boxes powered by the Octa Core AllWinner A80 and the new Quad Core A17 RK3288 will soon be available in the market


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