DELUCAS - Z10 PRO -
My Personal Review on the New ZIDOO Z10 PRO
Work in Progress :
Released 18th August : UK
: Z10 PRO Spec
: REALTEK RTD1619DR six-core ARM Cortex-A55 CPU and ARM Mali-G51
: 2 GB of DDR4 RAM and 32 GB of built-in eMMC storage
: ANDROID. : 9.0
: BLUETOOTH : 4.2
: 2 x USB 3.0
: 2 x USB 2.0
: DOLBY VISION VS10 Engine
: DOLBY VISION Profiles Except 7 and 8.
: HDR10 +
: NETFLIX 4K HDR : DD 5.1
: YOU TUBE 4K : Audio 2.0
: H.T. : 4.0
: MUSIC PLAYER : 6.0
: ZDMC v : 18.9
: GAPLESS AUDIO PLAYBACK
: Zidoo has confirmed that they are working on the SDK, and developing Dolby Vision support for MKV containers regarding profiles 4,5,8 & 9.
Mini Review :
Equipment used :
ZIDOO : Z10PRO
PIONEER : 500M Plasma Professional Monitor 1080p
YAMAHA : Receiver Rx-V602 Dolby Vision
AUDIOQUEST : 2x Pearl 4K Certified HDMI 2.0 Directional High Speed
SAMSUNG : SSD 4tb Internal Drive
Quick findings i prefer the look feel of the Z10 Model in Silver Finish
the Remote looks the same as previous versions and will not be using the supplied power adapter 12V 2.0 Amp instead using the Z10 power Brick 12v 3.0 Amp version .
The Unit did not ship with internal clock battery due to diff international shipping rights etc
But can be purchased easily and fitted . [ CR1220 3V ]
The Zidoo Logo on front of Z10 PRO is Raised and a 3D logo as such plus
the Packaging box it comes in is a vast improvement than the previous model to.
A few Snapshots to compare the looks of previous models .
As soon as i booted up it confirmed new Firmware and i updated
note boots quicker than previous Z10
Boot up time to Home screen a blistenrly quick 22:89 seconds .
H.T. v4.0 did not find all my Movies so spent a bit of time manually updating them .
At moment configuring Visual settings to match my Monitor so work in progress but thats all the fun with a new Device
The Screensaver is a nice touch at long last plus visually stunning and of High Quality Photos the navigation o/s is nice & smooth using My Bluetooth Remote .
Weirdly powering off my Z10 pro with Remote powered off my Monitor even though all Cec is all off on the media box . ( a poss fix is to go to settings enable Cec then disable )
You Tube works in 1080p Great picture .
Cant fault Picture Quality or sound at the moment and unit seems more smoother and more responsive which includes using my own Bluetooth Remote it detects it and picks it up as soon as its booted to home screen .
If you want HDR10 + / Dolby Vision with VS10 support with Netflix / Youtube and other apps then its worth upgrading from previous Zidoo models .
Dolby Vision VS10 as its work in progress and what is the best settings to use for your screen the best results are coming through now slowly and i will update thread as we go .
Plus Zidoo are releasing firmware updates as we go to address any bugs which some are finding .
But overall a pretty stable unit im finding even with early firmware release
Just wished they kept the Silver finish look like the Z10 Model .
Note My model did not ship with internal clock battery but can be purchased seperately .
Its early days at the moment for this new Model out but in a few months time it will have numerous Firmware updates addressing bugs and adding new features like previous models before it and im sure it will just get better & better and im pleasantly pleased its been a solid and great visual playback unit in the few days ive had it .
Picture Quality seems to have taken a bump in Quality over my previous Z10 Audio as always is always down to your connected Receiver / Speakers etc as its just passed through .
As any new Device id say give it a few months to address issues as they get reported .
This Media Player is Best for use for High End playback of your stored Movies for Pic Quality & Audio etc with a Fancy but Lush Movie Poster Wall that improves with every firmware release .
If you want it for Streaming purposes get a seperate streaming device
for the likes of Netflix Disney Plus etc like Nvidia Shield or
This device is also is good for Projector owners im hearing
Work in Progress :
Z10 PRO : Inside
Z10 PRO : X1619 Motherboard ( Note missing Battery )
Movie Wall poster H.T. v4.0.49
Z10 PRO : Showing Dolby Vision Labels in H.T. v4.0.49