"If you're still in love with the idea of a digital catalogue of movies, the answer is to have full uncompressed digital rips of Blu-ray discs. And while there are several solutions available to aid in this process, for now, they are far from what we'd call elegant or straightforward to set up and use. Enter the Zidoo UHD3000 4K Media Player."
The UHD3000 is Zidoo's best media player and features the latest AV decoding and processing technologies. This ultimate flagship model from Zidoo's range of media players offers the performance of a UHD cinema player with the added benefits of Hi-Fi audio-decoding. With 4GB DDR4 RAM + 32GB eMMC internal storage onboard, browsing all of your content is fast and the entertainment experience is seamless. Perfect picture is made possible by the Dolby Vision VS10 engine and advanced 4K 12Bit HDR10+/Dolby vision decoding. Also built-in is the ESS 9068 DAC which offers HiFi audio decoding, MQA, and DSD512 hardware decoding. With excellent design and craftsmanship, the UHD3000 looks great on any media rack. For an intoxicating HiFi entertainment experience, look no further than the Zidoo UHD3000.
• 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
• 4GB DDR4 memory and 32GB eMMC internal storage
• XMOS+ESS9068 DAC supports high-quality audio decoding DSD512/PCM 768KHz 32Bit and is also compatible with Windows, Mac OS, and Android
• High-fidelity audio decoding supports XLR full balance and RCA analog audio output
• Large front LED display panel, large high-quality switching mode toroidal linear power supply
• Hidden large-capacity NSS patent HDD bay and high-gain antennas
• 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
• Accurate HDR10 static metadata (MaxFall,MaxCll) processing
• Supports HDR10+ dynamic metadata processing
• Advanced Dolby Vision technology delivers the most suitable brightness levels frame by frame
• Automatic frame rate and resolution switching to ensure smooth video playback
• Dual hidden HDD bays & USB (3.0) for connecting external storage drives up to 16TB to access your personal media collection
• Supports BD/BD3D/UHD full Blu-ray navigation and subtitles for a seamless Blu-Ray experience
• Supports lossless audio playback including SACD ISO (stereo), DSF, DFF
• HDR10+ dynamic processing ensures image colour and brightness levels are delivered with lifelike contrast
• HomeTheater3.0 with brand-new UI supports automatic poster scanning, custom classifications and movie trailers
• IOS and Android ZIDOO Controller APP for easy control from a smart device
"Built like a tank, the Zidoo UHD3000 is very much at home in a rack of high-end components. There's been one in-situ in our own cinema for over two years now, and aside from running firmware updates from time to time, it has performed admirably. Although it doesn't quite match a direct comparison to physical media, it is light years ahead in terms of convenience and sheer coolness, and that alone is more than enough to win us over. Compared to other media players, this is definitely ahead of the pack. Everything you need from one is here; more importantly, it works right out of the box."
Read the full Applause Award review at StereoNET Australia.
When it comes to 4K HiFi media players, the UHD3000 is the latest in Zidoo's lineup of high-performance units. Adding to the formats that were present on the UHD2000 model, the UHD3000 features a new Android OS and the latest HDR processing technologies to offer a seamless entertainment experience.
The aluminium alloy chassis, as well as looking great on your media rack or shelf, provides auxiliary heat dissipation for the UHD3000. This means that even when performing the most demanding processing, the UHD3000 remains cool where it matters. The aluminium alloy brushed front panel and frosted upper cover result in a solid and stable unit with an outstanding texture.
The LED display on the front of the player communicates various working status indicators and essential playback information. Brightness adjustment is available in the device settings.
Hidden underneath the front panelling are two independent SATA3.0 HDD bays for connecting extendable storage drives. These bays allow you to connect external storage drives (up to 16TB each) for accessing all your personal digital entertainment on the UHD3000 media player.
With 4GB of DDR4 memory onboard, the UHD3000 ensures smooth navigation and playback, which helps you enjoy stunning entertainment without pause. The 32GB eMMC super internal storage creates endless entertainment possibilities.
The UHD3000 features many modern connections for hooking up your various audio-visual equipment. The available interfaces feature gold-plated terminals, which ensures superior connection and reliable performance.
The UHD3000 includes two USB 3.0 ports and SATA interfaces, which ensure high-speed two-way read and write. Other connections present on the UHD3000 include HDMI input, HDMI output, RCA + XLR audio output (L+R), RCA Video, Toslink Optical, Coaxial, Gigabit LAN, and more.
The digital and analog circuits of the UHD3000 are equipped with independent power supplies. The large toroidal linear power supplies provide strong and clean power for audio components and has excellent efficiency in order to reduce external magnetic field interference and provide cleaner picture and audio. Another switching power supply is specially designed for the digital circuits. The efficient direct current output improves the quality of audio and video output.
UHD3000 analog output can present audiophile monitor-level sound quality. The circuit design and materials are handpicked. The main board is made of immersion gold technology, which is equipped with four audiophile operational amplifiers and selected audiophile auxiliary components including NICHCON, WIMA, ELNA etc. Every detail is made with great effort to improve the audio quality.
UHD3000 has a USB DAC IN port, which greatly expands the audio function. UHD3000 becomes a high-performance audio decoder after connecting to music streamer with SUB output. Sound quality is as good as high-end independent decoding device
UHD3000 adopts a fully balanced design for the RCA stereo output,XLR output and DAC decoding. It provides better noise immunity. The channel separation degree is improved and the signal quality is more stable and powerful by eliminating the shared loop
Zidoo has reached a deep and long-term strategic cooperation with the ESS. UHD3000 is the first one to be equipped with a new generation of ESS 32-bit HyperStream ESS9068 DAC decoder chip. In addition to supporting DSD512 and PCM768@32bit decoding, it also supports three-layer 8 times expanded MQA encoding format hardware decoding.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download. UHD3000 adopts MQA technology to receive and decode MQA audio and provide master-level sound.
UHD3000 is equipped with XMOS chip. It works perfectly with Zidoo music player to process ultra-high-sampling master-level audio formats, and can losslessly transfer the original data 1:1 to high-index DAC for hard-decoding output. Two high-precision crystal oscillators (45.1584MHz and 49.152MHz) respectively correspond to 44.1KHz and 48KHz multiplier sampling, which effectively reduce jitter and ensure more accurate audio decoding
The UHD3000 is equipped with the Realtek 1619 DR A55 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. This means accessing your favourite entertainment is faster, and the UHD3000 is capable of running any application you throw at it.
The UHD3000 has a built-in 2.4G + 5G dual-band 2R2T MIMO WIFI module with a wireless transmission rate of up to 867Mbps. And with it's high-gain antennas, it can avoid interference and maintain a stable and high-speed connection even in a harsh network environment. Also equipped with Bluetooth BT 4.2, UHD3000 supports Bluetooth remote control, Bluetooth mouse, Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth headphones etc.
The Zidoo UHD3000 image engine and Hexa-core A55 processor can easily decode 4K HDR images encoded with HEVC/H.265 standards. Supporting Dolby Vision LLDV processing and 3840 x 2160 60Hz output, each pixel appears natural, and images are clear and vivid even on a large screen.
A new HDR processing engine can deal with HDR10 static metadata (MaxFall, MaxCll) more accurately. Colour contrast is incredibly defined, ensuring both highlights and shadows are displayed perfectly, which delivers images much closer to the true to life scene.
Conversely, the UHD3000 supports HDR to SDR conversion, meaning you can display HDR movies very well on SDR screens via dynamic correction and colour reproduction.
The Zidoo UHD3000 takes the lead in providing HDR10+ and Dolby Vision technology in a media player/streaming device. HDR10+ technology is capable of not only displaying peak brightness up to 4000 nits, but also processing 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.
The UHD3000 integrates the 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 also displays the best visual effect.
No matter the format (Dolby Vision, HDR, HLG, SDR, etc.) display device (TV, projector, monitor, etc.), or whether the UHD3000 is outputting HDR or SDR, colours are accurate for an incredibly immersive experience.
* Brightness range: 0.007nits - 10000nits
The UHD3000's 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 much more vibrant colours and more natural colour transitions.
The UHD3000 supports BT.2020 wide colour range which can display 75% of perceivable nature colours and closer to what human eyes could see, while traditional BT.709 can only display 35% of natural colours. This results in bright and eye-catching colours, rich and full images, and a better sense of space, three dimensions and layering.
The UHD3000 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 the UHD3000 has greatly improved with better stability and compatibility. DRM widevine L1 is also supported.
UHD3000 is 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 can connect external drives and hard disks (up to 16TB). NFS and SMB serves could be read in the same LAN.
UHD3000 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.
UHD3000 comes with new movie posters management system. It has concise navigation, personalised category, record viewing and custom collection etc. It makes movie collections more convenient and fully improves the efficiency of mass movies management.
UHD3000 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 for master-level DSD (SACD ISO, DFF, DSF, DSD etc), master-tape level music formats MQA, DSD512 (SACD ISO/DFF/DSF/DSD), regular lossless formats (FLAC, WAV, APE, DTS etc), CUE track and CD-ROM playback. CD-ROM drive is not included.
Music resources from network drives and local hard drives could be added and managed to generate an exclusive music library. Music can now be collected and managed in a brand-new way.
As well as being able to play audio files in local storage devices via DAC decoding, the UHD3000 is perfectly compatible with DLNA, Roon Ready, Spotify and other third-party music streaming apps. This supports network streaming just like high-end dedicated music streaming devices.
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.
UHD3000 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).
UHD3000 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 smart phone APP, ZIDOO also supports HTTP (standard WOL are supported), RS232, HDMI CEC, Bluetooth and IR control methods for smart control system.
Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz +/-0.35dB