• Ferguson FBOX 4X

    Ferguson FBOX 4X is a multimedia TV or monitor extension, that apart from playing audio and video content, allows for much, much more! With access to the full Google Play app store, you can use this small mini-PC to receive mails, browse the Internet, play games and do hundreds of other things on your TV!

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Ferguson FBOX 4X is a multimedia TV or monitor extension, that apart from playing audio and video content, allows for much, much more! With access to the full Google Play app store, you can use this small mini-PC to receive mails, browse the Internet, play games and do hundreds of other things on your TV!

HDR – everything for uncompromised image quality

Ferguson FBOX 4X has been built on the new processor unit, in which special emphasis was put on the quality of video playback. Ferguson FBOX 4X as one of the first devices on the market, that supports hardware display of HDR technology, that uses advanced algorithms to improve image quality, gradation and color depth. Ferguson FBOX 4X provides a new video quality for any lover of films and TV series. The hardware supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) at 10-bit color depth carried out by special HGL (Hybrid-Log Gamma) algorithms that greatly improve rendering of tonal transitions and subtle color tones. Experience incredible level of details and excellent graphics quality with full dynamic and depth of colors!

Ferguson FBOX 4X

Hardware support for video playback

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports hardware playback of H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC and VP9 video codecs in 10-bit color depth at a resolution of 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second. What does it mean? Your movies will ALWAYS play smoothly! Videos from your favorite providers such as Netflix, Google, HBO Go will be displayed in excellent quality and liquidity.

Ferguson FBOX 4X

Enjoy the best sound quality

Connect Ferguson FBOX 4X with digital HDMI 2.0 interface to your receiver or sorround sound capable TV and let your speakers create the sound space! Enjoy the audio pass through feature. Ferguson FBOX 4X fully supports hardware decoding of Dolby Digital Plus and downmixes multiple channels to simple stereo signal if necessary.

Ferguson FBOX 4X

The wealth of supported file formats

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports all popular and most of the less popular formats of video files such as MKV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, M4V, MOV, ISO, VP9, ​​WMV, and dozens of others. Do you have copies of your Blu-ray ISO images? No problem! Just point the Kodi player where they are stored to enjoy your high quality movies!

Bogactwo obsługiwanych formatów FBOX 4X

HDMI 2.0 – because the bandwidth counts!

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports HDMI 2.0, making it possible to transfer large amounts of audio/video data to receiver. HDMI version 1.4 can transfer data up to 10.2 Gbps. To put it in perpsective, it means video of 4K UHD up to 24 frames per second. HDMI 2.0 can transfer up to 18 Gbps of data, which translates into image 4K UHD in solid 60 frames per second. That is a perfect image…

Ferguson FBOX 4X

Bluetooth 4.0 – connect external devices

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports Bluetooth version 4.0, which allows you to connect the FBOX to a set of Bluetooth enabled devices, like speakers, keyboard, mouse or remote controller for games. Tahe full advantage of FBOX 4X possibilities!

Ferguson FBOX 4X

Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports both Wi-Fi frequencies: 2.4 and 5 GHz. With support for 5 GHz band, FBOX 4X may use more modern, faster and more capacious bandwidth for wireless playback of even the most demanding video content. 5 GHz band is also more resistant to interference. At the 2.4 GHz band – in addition to Wi-Fi networks – there are many other devices (eg. some models of microwave ovens) that may introduce noise and reduce signal quality. 5 GHz band is free from interferences introduced by popular household appliances.

Dwuzakresowe Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz - FBOX 4X

Ethernet LAN port

Ferguson FBOX 4X has an Ethernet LAN port with a speed of 100 Mbps, so you can establish a high-speed, stable cable connection. Even Blu-ray disc images will not be a problem.

Port Ethernet LAN - FBOX 4X

Advanced networking

Use your audio/video resources available on internal and external network! Ferguson FBOX 4X works perfectly with your network environment thanks to the full support of the popular network protocols, such as Samba, Zeroconf, NFS… If you have a NAS server, Ferguson FBOX 4X is a logical extension of its features ideal for viewing server content on the screen of your TV or monitor.

FBOX 4X - sieciowo zaawansowany

The simple and elegant user interface

Ferguson FBOX 4X has a modern, intuitive interface, which perfectly fulfills its task: to not get in the way, simplifies communication with the device, speeds up the selection of options and allows you to enjoy the support of installed applications.

Prosty i elegancki interfejs użytkownika - FBOX 4X

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The whole device is based on a new, refined and stable distribution of Android: Marshmallow (Android 6.0). The modern system supports modern peripherals, provides a stable network connection, offers a full wealth of software available with unlimited, official Google Play app store.

FBOX 4X Android 6.0

Netflix, HBO GO, VOD

Ferguson FBOX 4K is the ideal device for VOD services (Video On Demand). Netflix or HBO GO work perfectly. You are a fan of other VOD services? Simply install the respective applications from the Google Play store and enjoy access to the content directly on your TV!

Ferguson FBOX 4X - VOD

Kodi Media Center

You already have a library of your favorite movies, TV shows, music, photos and videos of family? Kodi application will create one clean library with additional data downloaded from the Internet, such as covers and descriptions of the films. It also will take care of the appropriate division of TV series on the seasons, it will systematize information about your music library and will thereafter allow you to freely navigate on your music. Most important: the family photos will make beautiful slideshow! Subtitles? Built-in plugin will download subtitles from the most popular services. 3D movies? Supported! Images of Blu-ray discs? Supported! Really, it’s hard to find a function not supported by this application!

more about Kodi

Ferguson FBOX 4X - Kodi

4K UHD

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports display of high resolution up to 4096x2160px @60Hz.

H.265/HEVC

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports hardware decoding of H.265/HEVC codec – watch a smooth picture with the best quality!

Dualband Wi-Fi

Ferguson FBOX 4X allows use of the 5GHz band for Wi-Fi, which means less interference and faster network performance.

HDMI 2.0

With the latest version of the HDMI standard, FBOX 4X video plays smoothly every 4K UHD content.

Android 6.0

Ferguson FBOX 4X operates under the control of one of the most stable releases of Android operating system.

Applications

Ferguson FBOX 4X offers unlimited access to the Google Play store. Enjoy hundreds of thousands of applications and games!

Interface

Fergusons FBOX 4X interface has been improved and smoothed. The device runs smoothly and it’s very responsive.

Bluetooth

Connect the external devices (eg. a mouse and keyboard) and enjoy even greater possibilities of the device.

Ethernet

Connect Ferguson FBOX 4X to your router via Ethernet RJ45 connection to increase the stability of the network connection.

AV output

Integrated Audio/Video output offers more opportunities to connect FBOX 4X to other devices.

Powerful 3D

Ferguson FBOX 4X is equipped with efficient graphics unit that perfectly supports demanding applications and games.

MicroSD

Ferguson FBOX 4X supports MicroSD cards, so you can expand the internal memory of the device.

 

Ferguson FBOX 4X – small and neat

Ferguson FBOX 4X is a small and not obtrusive device, that will not spoil the look of the living room and that can be hidden anywhere, or even mounted on the TV. The small size allows to put FBOX in your pocket or to put it into the laptop bag. It is one of the smallest and prettiest of devices currently available on the market, which by the way has no problems with heat dissipation. FBOX design is compact and gives confidence.

Inputs / Outputs

  • 2 x USB (1 x USB OTG)
  • 1 x SD
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x AV Out
  • 1 x Ethernet

Ferguson FBOX 4X - Remote Control

Ferguson FBOX 4X is supplied with an ergonomic remote control. The remote control provides a high comfort handling of multimedia device.

Unboxing FBOX 4X


thanks to: androidtvbox.eu

 

2000

Procesor Quad-Core
Amlogic S905X-B
ARM® Cortex™-A53
2000MHz

600

3D Unit
Penta-Core Mali-450
600MHz

8

Internal memory
FLASH 8GB

4096

Resolution
4K UHD

Operating System

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Main Chip

Amlogic S905X-B

CPU Sub-system

ARM® CortexTM-A53
Quad-Core CPU do 2.0GHz

3D Graphics

Penta-Core Mali-450 @600MHz
OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenCL

Memory DDR3

DDR3 1GB

Internal FLASH Memory

eMMC 8GB

Wi-Fi

Built-in 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4G/5G dual band

Ethernet

Built-in 100Mb RJ-45

HDMI 2.0

4K UHD @60Hz do 4096x2160px, 1080p/i, 720p, 576i, 480p

Video File Format

MKV, MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI, MOV, ISO, other

Video containers

MKV(h.264/h.265), WMV, MP4, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, VOB, MOV(h.264/h.265), ASF, 3GP, other (apps from Google Play)

Picture proportions

4:3, 16:9

Video resolutions

4K UHD @60Hz do 4096x2160px, 1080p/i, 720p, 576i, 480p

Audio decoding

MP3, WMA, WMA, AAC, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALAC, inne

Filesystems

NTFS, FAT32

Temperature

0-40 °C

Humidity

< 95%

Dimensions

85*85*15 mm

To co podoba mi się w urządzeniach z serii FBOX, to przede wszystkim prosta instalacja. Wystarczy podłączyć odbiornik do telewizora kablem HDMI i praktycznie jest on już gotowy do pracy. Co prawda przy pierwszym uruchomieniu pojawia się prosty instalator, ale sprowadza się on tak naprawdę do wyboru języka, oraz wskazania naszej sieci wifi i ewentualnym wpisaniu hasła do niej.

 

Prawie rok temu, opisywałem na moim blogu multimedialny komputer firmy Ferguson – FBOX 4K. Dzisiaj jego następca – Ferguson FBOX 4X. Kilkanaście dni temu urządzenie miało swoją premierę, i niemal w tym samym czasie przyjechało do mnie na testy. Przyszedł czas, aby opisać jak to się sprawuje, co się zmieniło i czy na lepsze? Fbox 4X działa szybciej, działa lepiej i najważniejsze – obsługuje Horizon Go. Ta ostatnia cecha wystarczyła by mi za wszystkie inne. Fbox 4X kosztuje ok 300 złotych polskich. Jak za tak wszechstronne urzadzenie to bardzo rozsądna kwota.