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Egreat A5 4k UHD Media Player Review

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   With 6k and 8k screens already in development 4k models may not seem as exciting as they did a couple of years ago but thanks to new advancements in technology upcoming lines will offer improved image quality and color accuracy without asking that much more from your wallet. Of course consumers on a tight budget will probably not care about that but many do care about the multimedia capabilities of 4k screens and here is where things get a bit tricky. Since i don't yet own a 4k TV screen (still waiting for the new models) a few months back i grabbed our Samsung T3 512GB portable SSD filled it with 4k compressed and raw material (including Timescapes) and went to a nearby electronics store ran by a friend of mine to see if even some of their most expensive models could playback everything i could throw at them. Well i wasn't really surprised to see that many sub 1500Euros models had a hard time even reproducing compressed 4k material (at least the ones i was carrying with me) but what really dazzled me was the inability of models that cost twice as much (and more) to reproduce raw (uncompressed) 4k clips. Granted 4k raw material is limited at best but it never hurts to know that your brand new TV screen has that ability even if it takes a couple of years to take advantage of it. Egreat used to be a well-established media player manufacturer a few years back and after taking a small break they're back with the A5 and A10 4k media players.

   Egreat technology Co., Ltd was established in August 2006. By right of the advanced technology and the well production management system, we will try our best to provide OEM/ODM for all customers. The R&D team is provided with system and sub-system expertise in terms of image communications and digital sound effect and has a profound basis in digital circuits, analog circuit technology photo-electric component technology, no matter in hardware or software. Products currently released include: Multi-media hard-disk players, HD network HDD Players, Network storage servers, digital photo frames, advertising machines, USB video creator, USB DVR surveillance system and company accessories. High-tech enterprise specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing for fashionable and useful digital production. Egreat will be taking Business Philosophy: Customer service, intensify quality, vindicate credit standing. To satisfy with customers' require, we persevere in innovation and advance with the times. The company was pay attention to quality of production and in pursuit of perfection in arts and crafts. According the tenet of "Quality First, customer-orientated", We will continue to providing you with the topping productions and the topping services with customers hand in hand as ever before. Finally, we believe that the faith which lead to a successful road. 

   Today with us we have the A5 4k media player by EGREAT which may not be just as "impressive" as its larger and more expensive brother the A10 but it still packs quite a punch thanks to the Hi3798C V200 SoC by HiSilicon (quad-core 64-bit high-performance ARM Cortex A53 CPU with multi-core Mali T720 GPU), its 2GB of DDR3 RAM clocked at 1866MHz and the 8GB of onboard flash memory. The Egreat A5 is among a handful of media players which support Blu-Ray Menu navigation and thanks to the HiVXE 2.0 Processing Engine by HiSilicon it supports HDR/HDR 10 and can decode H.265/HEVC 10bit 4k material at 60fps and with a bitrate of up to 250Mbps. Egreat has also equipped the A5 with Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n adapter, RJ45 Gigabit Port, external SATA 3 port, HDMI v2.0a and composite video outputs and RCA stereo, S/PDIF optical and coaxial audio outputs (the A5 fully supports Dolby Atmos/Dolby Digital/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby True HD/DTS HD and DTS M6 decoding). In terms of software the A5 comes with Android v5.1.1 OS installed and according to Egreat it will be updated to version v7.0 later on.