Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – a multimedia mini-PC with Android 4.4 KitKat features a DVB-T/T2 tuner. Ferguson FBOX 3 TV rose up from our experience with Android Smart TV and terrestial TV receivers. Thanks to suggestions from a wide range of the FBOX brand fans, we expanded its capabilities with fully-featured DVB-T/T2 module. The main features of Ferguson FBOX 3 TV include:
Hardware support for Kodi multimedia platform.
DVB-T/T2 module with all the functionalities of a normal receiver
(recording, rewinding, time shift and many others).
Dual-band Wi-Fi module that allows data transmission
at frequencies of 5GHz or 2.4Ghz.
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV is a compilation of capabilities of mini-pc based on Android 4.4 KitKat and TV receiver with DVB-T/T2 standard, that will meet the expectations of even the most demanding user. Hardware decoding supported by Kodi multimedia platform (or other chosen Android media player) makes watching movies fun and pleasant.
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – receiver never seen before
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV has a DVB-T/T2 module that allows reception of terrestrial TV signal, its main capabilities include:
- Reception of High Definition channels
- Support for programmable timers
- Support for Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3)
- Quick channel search function (QuickFind)
- Support for teletext and subtitles
- Support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/H.265
- Receiver compatible with DVB-T and DVB-T2
- PAL signal upscaling to 720p, 1080i or 1080p
for audio/video decoding
3 FBOX construction is based on AMlogic S805 processor. It is a modern, highly specialized system, which main task is to support hardware media playback. The processor has build-in decoding of (among other standards):
- h.264 and h.265 video codecs up to 1080p with 8-bit colour depth
- MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC sound codecs
- Dolby, DTS, SRS, DviX HD, AC3 sourround sound codecs
For the user, this means immediate device interface feedback, even with very intensive operations and – most importantly – smooth video playback even in very high quality (encoded with a big bitrate).
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV is equipped with a very efficient quad-core Mali-450 GPU unit, whereby the device perfectly handles even the most complex 3D games and media decoding tasks to a resolution of Ultra HD (4K). Thanks to the many optimizations, Ferguson FBOX 3 TV takes full advantage of this power.
Dual-band Wi-Fi module
Working Wi-Fi networks effectively interfere with each other, which affects the link parameters and as a result it can significantly slow down the connection. This is especially noticeable when using the internet for demanding multimedia tasks, like watching HD movies on-line. Even if you have a very fast network connection, the bottleneck could be the transmission between the router and the device. The solution to this problem may be the use of a radio frequency band 5GHz. Ferguson FBOX 3 TV has a Wi-Fi module allows operation of the device in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.
Ethernet RJ45 LAN connection
For lovers of high and constant transfers or persons who prefer stable communication with the switch/router using a cable, we have prepared such a possibility: Ethernet connection. Ferguson FBOX 3 TV can be connected to your home network by all means.
Bluetooth support –
connect any OTG device!
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV offers support for Bluetooth protocol that is widely used to transfer data. With support for Bluetooth devices, you can hook up a remote keyboard and mouse that will change FBOX into a powerful multimedia computer. Using Bluetooth, you can exchange files with other devices, eg. with telephone – viewing photos on your TV will therefore be even easier!
S/PDIF digital output
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV fully supports transmission of S/PDIF digital protocol. This standard allows you to transfer between two devices the digitally recorded sound without the need to convert it to analog. As a result, no sound distortion occur, resulting in the highest quality sound for the most demanding users. This standard is supported by – among others – home cinemas.
Ferguson FBOX 3 – polished software
Android 4.4 KitKat
We builded Ferguson FBOX 3 TV on solid fundations of Android 4.4 KitKat operating system that is used widely by millions of people. The system is adapted for specific use by a gyro pilot.
New, better interface
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV has a brand new, friendlier and more personalized user interface. The new interface has not only a new look but also it has a new, much easier way to organize your apps, which – thanks to more internal memory – can be installed on the device quite a bit.
Kodi Media Player
Kodi is a multimedia heart of Ferguson FBOX 3 TV and its most recognized application, able to play almost any file format, audio and video. Kodi player allows you to organize your media library and automatically downloads from the Internet informations about the media, such as album art or movie cover, cast, song lyrics and so on.
Quad-core processor, quad-core graphics chip… All that ensures even smoother device operation and makes navigating the media library resources even better.
Wireless remote control was specially created for Ferguson FBOX 3 TV and allows for seamless television handling, programming or playback of already recorded recordings and media.
Miracats is well known and popular Android feature that allows you to display multimedia content (videos, photos) from your phone or tablet directly on the TV screen via FBOX 3 TV. It’s also a great way to display, eg. a presentation or conducting training classes.
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – functional and aesthetic
- module enabling reception of DVB-T/T2 televison signal
- support video and audio decoding at the hardware level
- The heart of our mini-pc is AMlogic S805 processor. Its design allows for hardware decoding support for the following codecs:
- h.264 and h.265 video codecs up to 1080p resolution with a color depth of up to 8 bits
- audio codecs MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC
- surround audio codecs, such as: Dolby, DTS, SRS, DivX HD, AC3
These features offered by the Amlogic S805 processor will allow smooth playback of most video and multimedia content. High resolution and high bitrate video at 1080p is a breeze for FBOX 3 TV.
Input / Output
- 1 x ANT-In
- 1 x ANT-Out (antenna output does not function as a modulator)
- 1 x Optical Digital Output S/PDIF
- 1 x HDMI 1.4
- 1 x Ethernet
- 2 x USB
- 1 x SD / Micro SD
- 1 x USB OTG
Remote control for TV
Ferguson FBOX 3 TV presents new, prepared specially for the needs of TV remote control with which to navigate the TV channels, view information about them, the choice of audio track and subtitle will not be a problem. Convenient key distribution provides the seamless and intuitive operation.
Ferguson FBOX 3 – comfortable user interface
Your applications under your control! Move them on your desktop, remove from the desktop, delete them, or even uninstall them directly from the desktop. Without digging in settings, without jumping through the options… And this is just the beginning of the changes we’ve made!
ARM Cortex-A5 1500MHz
Quad Core Mali-450
Full HD 1080p
|Quad Core ARM® CortexTM A5, 4 x CPU@1.5GHz|
|Quad Core Mali-450 @600MHz|
|Build-in 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz dualband|
|100Mb Ethernet RJ-45|
|Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM (fully supported ETSI EN 302 755 V1.3.1)|
|VHF 174~230MHz, UHF 470~862MHz|
|Multi-format 1080p, H.264 FHD hardware decoder up to 60fps|
|up to 8bit color depth|
Supported video formats
|MKV, MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI, MOV, ISO, others|
Supported video containers
|WMV, MP4, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, VOB, MOV(h.264), ASF, 3GP, others (via Google Play)|
|1080p/i 720p 576i 480p|
Supported audio formats
|MP3, WMA, WMA, AAC, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALAC, others|
|NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT4|
DC input range