Z9X PRO – High-End 4K HDR Experience
Z9X PRO is a 4K UHD media player with a powerful graphics engine for home theatre. Compared with the last generation, it has significant improvement in audio and video decoding especially the support for AV1 decoding, plus HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats. Meanwhile, it is still a cost-effective and high-performance model.
When it comes to high-performance 4K streaming media players, the Z9X PRO is the latest in Zidoo’s lineup of cost-effective units. Adding to the formats that were present on the Z9X and earlier models, the Z9X PRO features a new Android 11 OS and the latest HDR processing technologies to offer a seamless entertainment experience.
• New RTD1619BPD Quad-core 64bit high-performance processor
• Android 11 operating system for improved system performance and stability
• 4GB DDR4 memory and 32GB eMMC internal storage
• Built-in VS10 engine for significantly improved image quality
• HDMI 2.1 connection supports 4K@60Hz point-to-point output
• Latest picture formats including 3D, HLG, 12Bit, BT2020, YCbCr 4:4:4 colour space
• HDR10+ dynamic processing ensures lifelike image colour and brightness levels
• Advanced Dolby Vision technology delivers the most suitable brightness levels frame by frame
• Automatic frame rate and resolution switching to ensure smooth video playback
• Dolby TrueHD and DTS surround audio passthrough and stereo downmixing supported
• Connect external SATA & USB (3.5/2.5) drives up to 16TB to access your media collection
• HomeTheater4.0 supports custom categories, movie trailers/soundtrack playback, automatic poster scanning, and more
• Upgraded Music Player supports lossless playback and decoding, as well as associated track data matching
• Supports BD/BD3D/UHD full Blu-ray navigation and subtitles for a seamless Blu-Ray experience
• Supports special effect subtitles and customisation – Search, match, and download subtitles online
• Control the Z9X PRO easily with the iOS and Android ZIDOO Controller app
• Integrate into smart home systems with HDMI CEC, RS232 and Control 4
• An evolution of the popular Zidoo Z9X
Chassis Material and Workmanship
The all-metal chassis of the Z9X PRO is both easy on the eyes and functional. As well as looking good enough to sit alongside your other AV equipment, the alloy chassis of the Z9X PRO aids in keeping the media player cool even in heavy use. The dark surface has a high-class feel, and the workmanship that has gone into the design and details is apparent.
The Z9X PRO features all the modern connections on the rear and sides, including an HDMI 2.1 output, SATA3.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, AV out, Optical, RS232, Gigabit LAN, etc. No matter what your entertainment system looks like, the Z9X PRO features the connections to give you the best picture and sound available.
The Z9X PRO is equipped with Realtek RTD1619BPD Quad-core 64bit high-performance processor with 12nm technology and embeds 1.6TOPS neural network processor. In addition to a faster response speed and more efficient computing capability, the benefits also include strong decoding performance which supports accurate UHD decoding and excellent image quality output. This chipset boasts a 20% performance increase when compared to the previous generation model, the Zidoo Z9X. This means accessing your favourite entertainment is faster, and the Z9X PRO is capable of running any application you throw at it.
Large Memory and Internal Storage
Sporting twice the memory and internal storage of the previous model, the Z9X PRO is ready for all your entertainment. The large 4GB DDR4 memory equals fast and smooth navigation and playback. 32GB eMMC internal storage means you can install all your favourite streaming, gaming, and other apps, so everything you need for quality entertainment is only a keypress away.
WiFi and Bluetooth
The Z9X PRO has a built-in 2.4G+5G dual-band 2R2T MIMO WIFI module. Supporting WIFI 6, the Z9X PRO has a wireless transmission rate of up to 1201Mbps. With high-gain antennas. it avoids interference and is able to maintain a stable and high-speed connection even in a harsh network environment.
Equipped with Bluetooth BT 5.2 module, the Z9X PRO enables you to connect wireless Bluetooth devices such as remote controls, keyboards, speakers, headphones, and more.
4K UHD Image Quality
The Z9X PRO image engine can easily decode 4K HDR images encoded with HEVC/H.265 standards. Supporting 3840 x 2160 60Hz output, each pixel appears natural, and images are clear and vivid even on a large screen.
Stunning HDR Technology
The new HDR processing engine can process HDR10 static metadata (MaxFall, MaxCll) more accurately, meaning colour contrast is more defined, and both highlights and shadows can be displayed better simultaneously. This technology results in images that display like a real scene.
Conversely, the Z9X PRO supports HDR to SDR conversion, meaning you can display HDR movies very well on SDR screens via dynamic correction and colour reproduction.
Higher Level HDR10+
The Zidoo Z9X PRO takes the lead in providing HDR10+ and Dolby Vision technology in a media player/streaming device. HDR10+ technology could not only display peak brightness up to 4000 nits, but also process metadata accurately for each frame. Namely, colours and brightness levels are obtained frame by frame and scene by scene, images could be displayed in details with wide dynamic contrast and richer colours.
Dolby Vision VS10 Technology
Z9X PRO integrates Dolby Vision VS10 image engine, which supports Dolby Vision low latency (LLDV) output. Dolby Vision has adopted advanced dynamic metadata processing technology, so that the most suitable brightness could be output for images and scenes of each frame. Shadows are darker while highlights are brighter. Even in the dark and weak-light environment, it could also display the best visual effect.
Meanwhile, VS10 is a powerful engine, no matter what formats (Dolby Vision, HDR,HLG,SDR etc. ) or displaying devices, whether HDR outputting or SDR converting, all could keep colour accuracy and bring good experience to customers. Even normal TV could experience Dolby Vision technology.
12Bit Colour Depth
Z9X PRO new image engine not only supports 10 Bit (approximately 1.07 billion colours) decoding and outputting at the resolution of 4K 60Hz, but also supports higher colour depth 12 bit (approximately 68 billion colours); 12 bit has vibrant colours and natural colour transition.
Wider Colour Range
Z9X PRO supports BT.2020 wide colour range which could display 75% nature colours and closer to what human eyes could see, while traditional BT.709 could only display 35% nature colours. It has bright and eye-catching colours, rich and full images, and a better sense of space, three dimension and layering.
Accurate Frame Rate Switching
Z9X PRO supports switching original resolution and frame rate automatically and accurately (23.976,59.94,25,30,50 and 60). The new automatic switching algorithm allows completing the film frame rate switching in advance to ensure smooth and integral film playback.
Android 11 Operating System
With the integration of the Android 11 OS, the system performance, stability, and compatibility of the Z9X PRO is greatly improved over the previous model. A huge number of apps can be installed. DRM widevine L1 is also supported.
Video Formats and Extensible Storage
Z9X PRO has built in a powerful player, supporting BD/UHD Blu-ray (BDMV/ISO), 3DMVC (Blu-ray, MKV), MKV, M2TS, MTS, TS, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MPEG, VOB, FLV, 3GP, TP etc. What’s more, it could connect with drives and hard disks (up to 16TB). NFS and SMB servers could be read in the same LAN.
Smooth Blu-ray Seamless Branching Playback
Z9X PRO optimizes the video playback engine, which improves the Blu-ray seamless branching playback and says goodbye to stuttering and messy playback issues. BD and UHD Blu-ray navigation are played just like enjoying movies in a cinema.
Z9X PRO comes with a new movie posters management system. It has concise navigation, personalized category, record viewing and custom collection etc. It makes movie collection more convenient and fully improves the efficiency of managing large movie libraries.
Powerful Subtitle Features
Z9X PRO can automatically search and match subtitles for movies on the Internet. PGS, ASS, SSA, SUP, SUB and SRT subtitle formats are supported. Subtitle font, colour, special effect, location could be customized. MKV and Blu-ray forced subtitles are also supported.
Lossless Music Playback
Support master-level DSD (SACD ISO, DFF, DSF, DSD etc.), regular lossless formats (FLAC, WAV, APE, DTS etc.), CUE track and CD-ROM playback (CD-ROM is not included).
Music Library Management
Music resources from network drives and local hard drives could be added and managed to generate exclusive music library. Music could be collected and managed in a brand-new way.
The Z9X PRO is perfectly compatible with Roon Ready and Spotify. Support network streaming like high-end music streamer.
ZIDOO Controller APP
ZIDOO Controller APP could control media players seamlessly in LAN. Home Theatre and Music Player could be set on cell phone without suspending audio and video playback. Music could be played without turning on displaying device. And media players could be powered on/off without remote control.
The Z9X PRO supports DLNA network protocol, videos could be cast from a smartphone or tablet to a large screen, while audios could be played synchronously on display devices from your music app (third-party video casting app and music streaming app are needed to install manually).
Network Sharing Protocols
Z9X PRO supports Gigabit network transmission, it could work with NFS, SMB v1/v2/v3, UPnP, FTP network protocols. It will automatically scan all available network drives in the LAN and read data quickly and reliably. NAS, PC and other servers are supported.
Smart Control System
Apart from ZIDOO Controller cell phone APP, ZIDOO also supports HTTP (standard WOL are supported), RS232, HDMI CEC, Bluetooth and IR control methods for smart control system.