Z9X is a 4K UHD media player with a powerful graphics engine for stunning home theatre entertainment. This latest-generation media player features significant improvements in audio and video decoding, most notably, support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The Z9X is a high-performance and cost-effective media player for modern entertainment.
• New RTD1619DR hexa-core 64-bit high-performance processor
• Android 9.0 operating system for improved system performance and stability
• Built-in VS10 engine for improved image quality
• HDMI 2.0 connections support 4K@60Hz point-to-point output
• Supports the latest picture formats including 3D, HLG,12Bit, BT2020 wide colour range, YCbCr 4:4:4 colour space
• HDR10+ dynamic processing ensures image colour and brightness levels are delivered with lifelike contrast
• 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 Atmos and DTS:X surround audio passthrough and stereo downmixing supported
• Connect external SATA & USB (3.0/2.0) storage drives up to 14TB to access your personal media collection
• HomeTheater3.0 with brand-new UI supports automatic poster scanning, custom classifications and movie trailers
• 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
• Control the Z9X easily with the iOS and Android ZIDOO Controller app
• Control 4 smart control certification for connecting to your smart home
• An evolution of the popular Zidoo X9S and Z9S
When it comes to high-performance 4K streaming media players, the Z9X is the latest in Zidoo's lineup of cost-effective units. Adding to the formats that were present on the X9S and Z9S models, the Z9X features a new Android OS and the latest HDR processing technologies to offer a seamless entertainment experience.
The Z9X 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.
The Z9X is equipped with Realtek 1619 DR Hexa-core 64bit high-performance processor, which has a faster response speed and more efficient computing capability. Benefits also include strong decoding performance which supports accurate UHD decoding and excellent image quality output. This chipset boasts a 50% performance increase when compared to the previous generation model, the Zidoo Z9S. This means accessing your favourite entertainment is faster, and the Z9X is capable of running any application you throw at it.
The large 2GB DDR4 memory equals fast and smooth navigation and playback. 16GB 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.
The Z9X has a built-in 2.4G+5G dual-band 2R2T MIMO WIFI module with a wireless transmission rate of up to 867Mbps. 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 4.2 module, the Z9X enables you to connect wireless Bluetooth devices such as remote controls, keyboards, speakers, headphones, and more.
The all-metal chassis of the Z9X 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 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 new HDR processing engine can process HDR10 images more accurately. Colour contrast is more defined, meaning both highlights and shadows can be displayed better simultaneously. This technology results in images that display like a real scene.
Conversely, the Z9X supports HDR to SDR conversion, meaning you can display HDR movies very well on SDR screens via dynamic correction and colour reproduction.
The Zidoo Z9X 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.
Z9X 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.
Z9X 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.
Z9X 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.
Z9X 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.
Based on deep development of Android 9.0, the system performance of Z9X has greatly improved with better stability and compatibility. Masses of apps could be installed. DRM widevine L1 is also supported.
Z9X 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 14TB). NFS and SMB serves could be read in the same LAN.
Z9X 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 comes with 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 mass movies management.
Z9X 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.
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 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.
Z9X is perfectly compatible with Roon Ready and Spotify. Support network streaming like high-end music streamer.
ZDIOO 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.
Z9X supports DLNA network protocol, videos could be cast from cell phone or tablet to a large screen, while audios could be played synchronously on display devices from cell phone music APP (third-party video casting APP and music streaming APP are needed to install manually).
Z9X 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.
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.
The Z9X features all the modern connections on the rear and sides, including HDMI input/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 features the right connections to give you the best picture and sound available.
Front Display: LED
Video Decode: 4K@60Hz HEVC/H.265 12 Bit HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby vision
Bluetooth: BT 4.2
Ethernet: RJ-45 Ethernet jack (10/100/1000Mbps)