New FW Release For Zidoo X9S

Zidoo just released the latest FW (v2.0.32 beta) for the Zidoo X9S unit.

Although still in beta status, this release should fix the infamous banding issue when in 4K playback.

The FW release for the Zidoo X10 unit should be released very soon.

In case there is still no OTA notification from the settings menu, you can manually download it and install it from here.

Installation instructions can be found here.

The changelog is the following:

1. Fixed the problem that the bluetooth will turn on automatically when starting up
2. Fixed the color exception of HDMI IN recording
3. Fixed random crash problem when playback video
4. Repairing playback 4K HDR and 10bit output, some TVs have minor color banding problems
5. Fixed the original blu-ray audio drop problem of individual special playlists (Seamless Branching )
6. Optimized system stability

Wall poster
1. Added children lock dynamic locking function
2. Modified child lock description
3. Fixed the problem that the rating of individual films cannot be obtained
4. Added the mandatory password change function (set – child lock interface, focus on the unlock button, and then press “menu 21000” to page out password change interface)
5. Optimization matching (for example, speed and passion 1 match to 10)
6. Added the “mark as seen” function
7. Added batch operation functions for collection, viewing records and unwatched categories
8. Solved the problem that douban cannot get stills photos
9. Adjust the welcome screen UI
10. The main interface does not match the classification to increase the batch deletion function
11. Fixed the problem that whether the network equipment is connected or not and judge the error
12. Repair the problem that the equipment cannot be connected normally after starting up occasionally
13. Optimized memory footprint and improve fluency
14. Added edit mode
15. Fixed the problem that the poster interface of the children’s zone was not refreshed
16. Added page turning function (page turning key or number 2 and number 8) to the main interface
17. Video number and matching success data information are added to the device interface
18. Device management interface adds scanning progress prompt
19. Fixed the problem of missing unmatched video caused by manual stop scanning

1. Fixed the problem that video did not close when playing, press the HOME button video
2. Download the subtitle interface to add the film name prompt
3. The default mode of playback is all cyclic playback
4. Optimized subtitle display
5. Optimized subtitle download and increase the matching success rate
6. Optimized the subtitle adjustment interface
7. Optimized playback stability
Blu-ray navigation
1. Synchronized the subtitles of local players
The control center
Fixed some translations

Music player
1. Modified the issue of SACD audio crash in the playback part
2. Modified and open the music player when starting up the machine to play SACD music, and the problem of playing SACD music needs to be selected twice
3. Increased the playback SACD audio sampling rate to 176.4Khz

File manager
1. Solved the problem of too long loading time into the list interface
2. Fixed the flash back problem of SMB password with special characters
3. Selected video file to open by default

Quick settings
1. Added SACD audio processing switch

New Xiaomi Mi TV Box in the works

It looks like Xiaomi is preparing its second attempt for an international/US version of a TV Box.

Judging from the leaked photos below, the design of both main unit and remote should be similar to the existing one. The remote has dedicated button for Netflix.

The new product code is MDZ-22-AB (MDZ-16-AB is the existing one), still relies on Android TV OS (probably Oreo) and should be released by the end of the year.

You can read our review of the existing, highly popular, model here.


New FW Release For Zidoo X20

Zidoo just released the latest FW (v1.2.20) for the Zidoo X20 unit.

In case there is still no OTA notification from the settings menu, you can manually download it and install it from here.

Installation instructions can be found here.

The changelog is the following:

1. Optimize Stability of System
2. Fixed the problem that AV does not have sound output

Wall poster
1. Fixed the problem of inaccurate search in the search interface
2. The child lock is closed by default
3. Set wizard to add lock switch and lock level Settings for children
4. Optimized the main interface prompt
5. Optimization when updating the device or background scan, the failed match and the cleared video will be forced to rematch
6. Optimized permission detection when adding devices

Music player
1. Fixed the problem of flash back of individual music