How good is Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless as TV Box?

How good is Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless as TV Box?
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How good is Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless as TV Box? Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless receives the most recent Amlogic S922X-H chip (Quad-center Cortex-A73 @ 2.21 GHz+Dual-center Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz), which is the most grounded chip in TV box at present. This TV box includes very good quality Hi-Fi lossless sound quality and Dolby audio cues to give you a vivid hearing and review understanding, which is one of the most practical items. Find details on Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless review.

 Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless
Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless

Why Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless is popular as TV Box?

Cinema & Concert Level Sound Effects

Beelink GT-King Pro adopts the latest Amlogic S922X-H chip (Quad-core Cortex-A73 @ 2.21 GHz + Dual-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz), which is the strongest chip in TV box at present. This TV box features high-end Hi-Fi lossless sound quality and Dolby sound effects to give you an immersive hearing and viewing experience, which is one of the most cost-effective products. More features str highlighted in Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless review.

DTS Listen + Dolby Audio

Beelink GT-King Pro features DTS listen + Dolby audio decoding, that offers Hi-Fi losses sound quality to you for an immersive experience.

DST Listen and Dolby Audio Decoding:

INCLUDE 

1. Dolby digital (Decode & Analog Output) 

2. Dolby digital plus(RAW Data & Passthrough Output) 

3. Dolby True-HD(RAW Data & Passthrough Output) 

4. DTS (Decode & Analog Output) 

5. DTS-HD MA (RAW Data & Passthrough Output) 

NOT INCLUDE 

1. Dolby vision 

2. Dolby Atmos

Amlogic S922X-H Hexa-core CPU + Hexa-core ARM G52 MP6 GPU

With the high-performance CPU + GPU, making the GT-King Pro TV box runs fast and smoothly with excellent heat-dissipation, never worry about buffering and overheat while you are watching movies or playing games (Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless review).

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM

4GB RAM + 64GB ROM storage memory allows you to display HD video smoothly and download massive resources from the Internet, it is large enough to store large numbers of movie and Applications and browse the web etc.

2.4GHz + 5.8GHz

Dual-band dual WiFi connectivity for efficient, stable data and video output on your device 24/7. 2.4G plus 5.8G dual-WiFi and 1000Mbps LAN run internet, streaming and audio perfectly without jerking, which allows you to play 4K @ 60fps , 3D and H.256 videos smoothly.

Android 9.0 OS

Adapted Android 9.0 operation system for strong compatibility, it is compatible with more software, games, and applications to improve user experience.

2.4G Voice Remote Control

Just speak to the 2.4G voice remote control, and it will operate the TV box based on your demand, such as the best action movies, today’s weather or the latest news.

Support 4K 60fps Resolution

Support multi-video decoder up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps + 1x1080P @ 60fps, which provides much more detailed and better-looking image.

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless specs

Beelink GT-King Pro is high end TV Box popular to user. Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless specs are below –

GeneralBrand: Beelink
Model: GT-King Pro
Type: TV Box
Color: Blue
HardwareGPU: Arm Mali-G52 MP6
System: Android 9.0
CPU: Amlogic S922X-H
Core: Hexa Core
RAM: 4G
RAM Type: DDR4
ROM: 64G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: 4TB
Communication5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR
RJ45 Port Speed: 1000Mbps
MediaDecoder Format: H.263, H.264, H.265, HD MPEG4
Audio format: AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, RM, WMV
Video format: AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, RM, WMV
Photo Format: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
InterfaceCVBS/L/R, DC 12V, HDMI, LAN, OTG, RS232, SD Card Slot, USB2.0, USB3.0
Other FeaturesPower Supply: Charge Adapter
Language: Multilanguage
HDMI Version: 2.1
Other Functions: 3D Games, Others
HDMI Function: HDCP
Power Consumption.: 8W
Power Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Power Input Vol: 12V
Power Adapter Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
Dimensions&WeightProduct weight: 0.3800 kg
Package weight: 0.8550 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.90 x 11.90 x 1.79 cm / 4.69 x 4.69 x 0.7 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 19.00 x 14.50 x 6.00 cm / 7.48 x 5.71 x 2.36 inches
Package Contents1 x TV Box
1 x Voice Remote Control
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x Power Adapter
1 x User Manual

Beelink GT-King Pro vs Beelink GT-King

Beelink GT-King is a TV box based on Amlogic S922X Cortex-A73/A55 processor, while GT-King Pro is an updated version with Amlogic S922X-H processor that adds Dolby and DTS licenses. Both models ship with Android 9.0 operating system (Beelink GT-King Pro vs Beelink GT-King).

But Kodi 18.4 based CoreELEC 9.2.0 Linux OS released last September supports various Amlogic S905X2/S922X/A311D devices including Khadas VIM3 SBC and Beelink GT-King TV boxes.

That means you should be able to download CoreELEC and flash it to a MicroSD card to run either Android 9.0 from the eMMC flash or CoreELEC on the SD card. But Beelink posted on Freaktab forum that they’d ship Beelink GT-Link and GT-King Pro TV with an 8GB MicroSD Card pre-loaded with CoreLEC to allow for dual-boot systems. So you’d know even need to do anything (Beelink GT-King Pro vs Beelink GT-King).

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless review

Design

Beelink GT King has a particularly stunning Design, the Big Skull is arranged on the top, which stresses the character of such a surprising TV box. Sharp TV set-top box turned out not huge and clean enough for the case, finished matte plastic is utilized. An extremely critical instance of little estimations made of dull plastic will effortlessly fit into the structure of present-day premises. From the interfaces, there are two USB 3.0 ports exploring the issue, a USB 2.0 OTG port, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, a mechanized sound yield SPDIF, HDMI 2.1 and a 3.5mm AV connector.

Hardware

Beelink GT King is the most modern Tv Box, one of the essential Android TV set-top boxes, running on the new amazingly gainful Amlogic S922X processor. The model is running an Android 9 working framework with a specific shell. The extent of RAM is 4 GB sort LPDDR4 and point of confinement type eMMc 64 GB with the likelihood of extension by temperance of the microSD card per customer.

Remote Control

The remote control is equipped with an intensifier for working with a TV set-top box utilizing voice headings. With the assistance of an IR transmitter, the media player is basically turned on and off, and the remainder of the headings from the comfort and the voice is transmitted by techniques for a Bluetooth transmitter.

Connectivity

The comprehended remote Wi-Fi connector with an inside getting wire underpins the 2-band remote standard 802.11ac, and the Gigabit Ethernet port enables you to associate with a fast Internet relationship by wire. At the VPU level, there is the Amlogic Video Engine with a wide extent of help for HDR, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, PRIME HDR and backing for profiles REC709/BT2020.

Setting it up

Setting up the Beelink GT-King Pro is as easy as setting up any TV box. Connecting it to a TV set (or projector) via HDMI, plugging in the DC power adapter and you are good to go.

After being powered on, a skull will show up on the TV screen, with its eyes blinking in different colors. The startup is quite fast, as the familiar Beelink homescreen will show up seconds afterwards.

System & Apps

The Beelink GT-King Pro ships with Android 9.0 Pie, with the very familiar Beelink skin on top. The launcher has everything laid out beautifully and is very easy to navigate. The date and time are located at the top left with the temperature widget below. In the center of the screen you have a link to the media center, internet browser and Google Play Store. There are also shortcuts to “clear memory”, app drawer, and settings laying below. To the right is an area where users can pin their favorite apps. Finally, at the bottom left you have shortcuts to power, volume, at the bottom right you have shortcuts to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Mounted storage and Network Storage.

The navigation bar at the very bottom is defaulted to be hidden, but you can bring it up with a mouse. It has many virtual keys, including a power button, a back button, a home button, a recent apps button, a screenshot key, a volume- button, a volume+ button and a hide-bar button.

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless performance review

The performance of Android 9 is very good at the desktop level using any type of app or game. Thanks to the installed microphone we can use Google Assistant to search different apps like YouTube.

  • Multitasking and access: Multitasking only available from lower bar / Lower and higher android bars works.
  • Launcher: We can change launcher but only Pixel launcher works 100% / Android UI rendering at 1080p.
  • Languages and Google Play: All the international Android classics / Google Play installed.

If first time you connect it to the power you have to press the back power button to boot it, it does not turn on from the remote control when you connect it to the power for the first time. Once on, you can always turn it off and on from the remote control. This will change in future hardware revisions and will always turn on by default.

  • On/Off Controls: If we keep press the power button we have a menu / Configurable in settings.
  • System version and root: Android 9 (32 bit) / The system IS root by default / NO root setting.
  • SupportBeelink has website for support / Firmware available and OTA / Custom firmware not available yet

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless power performance review

At the power level, the Beelink GT-King Pro has the Amlogic S922X-H Hexa Core SoC with 2x Cortex A-53 up to 1.5 GHz and 4x ARM Cortex-A73 processors up to 2.2 GHz (in the first Beelink GT-King they only reach 1, 7GHz), in the graphic section we have the Mali-G52 MP6 GPU that is in the mid/high sector. This SoC is manufactured in 12nm, has a fairly controlled consumption and temperatures are good thanks to its aluminum case even in powerful games. As we can see, we have a much better performance than the first Beelink GT-King being in a very good position.

  • Games and emulators: IS possible to play titles such as PUBG / Emulators up to Wii / YES have Vulkan support.
  • Controls: Compatible with Gamepads by cable or bluetooth.

Beelink GT-King Pro has a very good aluminum case, but the heatsink is at the bottom, although the performance is very good if we are going to use it very intensively, we recommend flip the box around because it dissipates best. In the following images you can see it with a test in normal position and another upside down, the second option is better in the long term.

  • Consumption: Off 0.5W / Standby 4.3W / Basic use 6.3W / Maximum 10W
  • Thermals: Minimum 42ºC / Maximum 62ºC / Maintains performance up to 85/95% / Heat zone on the top / Noise 0db

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless media performance review

Video playback test

At the video playback level the Beelink GT-King Pro features the Amlogic S922X-H SoC and an Advanced Video Engine Gen10 VPU compatible with most modern video formats such as h.265 and VP9 with 4K HDR native resolution support, It does not have an app for video quality settings. We can use players like KODI or PLEX without the slightest problem. At the audio level we can play DD and DTS sound up to 5.1 through the HDMI port, it should be noted that it has DTS and DD certificates in addition to integrating Hi-FI Lossless ESS910 audio chips and RT6862.

  • Video Settings: NO Image quality settings / RGB and SDR / HDMI-CEC available / Automatic refresh rate with root + AFRd.
  • Audio Settings: HDMI up to 5.1 audio / Jack HIFI Lossless ESS9108 + RT6862.
  • Media sharing: Chromecast NO / Miracast NO / DLNA with BlubblePnP / Airplay NO.
  • LibreELEC: This model can be compatible with LibreELEC.

Video results

FormatsResult
h.264 / 1080i / 8bitFrameskip
h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK
h.265 / 1080p / 8bitOK
h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK
h.265 / 4K / 8bitOK
h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDROK
VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bitOK
VP9 P2 / 4K / 10bit HDROK
VP9 P2 / 8K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
Max. Bitrate100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s.
  • The maximum bitrate depends on the port used to connect or

Audio test results

FormatsDD / DTS 5.1DD+ / DTS MADD True / DTS HRDD Atmos / DTS X
HDMIOK / OKCoreCorePCM / Core*
Optical
  • PCM – Stereo only doing downmix from DD or DTS
  • Core – Only the core of the format is played back with what we passed to the Dolby / DTS base system
    * Our AV receiver does not support these native formats but we verify that it is played back to 7.1

Beelink GT-King Pro Hi-Fi lossless streaming services review

In our usual tests with streaming services we see how the most popular services work. The Beelink GT-King Pro presents the classic configuration without certificates that limits us in quality in several streaming services, luckily it seems that if it is compatible with most services even if they are in their most basic SD quality

  • DRM: Google Widevine L1
  • Certification: No
Streaming serviceVideo / AudioResult
YoutubeHD (720p) / StereoOK
Google Play MoviesHD (720p) / StereoOK
NetflixSD+ (540p) / StereoOK, installing the apk with the Flymouse
HBOFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK, using the Flymouse
Amazon Prime VideoSD (480p) / StereoOK, using the Flymouse
DAZNHD (720p) / StereoOK
IPTVFullHD (1080p) / StereoOK

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