mini PC – FBOX 3TV with DVB-T2 / DVB-C tuner

Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – a multimedia mini-PC with Android 4.4 KitKat features a DVB-T/T2 or DVB-C 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 or DVB-C 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.

  • Tuner DVB-T/T2
  • Support decoding audio and video at hardware level
  • Control unit is processor AMlogic S805. Hardware support of:
    • Video codecs h.264 and h.265 up to 1080p with color depth 8 bitów
    • Audio codecs MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC
    • Audio Dolby, DTS, SRS, DviX HD, AC-3

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

Launch Digital TV Application (DTV)…

…use the simple configuration wizard…

…watch and record TV without limits!

Hardware support
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
(2,4GHz/5GHz)

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.

Bluetooth support –
connect any OTG device!

FFerguson 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!

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.

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.

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.

Faster!

Quad-core processor, quad-core graphics chip… All that ensures even smoother device operation and makes navigating the media library resources even better.

Remote control

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.

Miracast!

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 train

Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – easy to use interface

Hold button OK on remote…

…move remote holding OK…

…fill up next  desktop with apps!

Your apps under your control! Move them on the desktop, remove from the desktop, delete their temporary data or even uninstall directly from the desktop. No burying in settings, no jumping around options ... And this is just the beginning of the changes we've made!

Ferguson FBOX 3 TV – Everything else you want to know

The Ferguson FBOX 3 TV stands out with its built-in DVB-T and DVB-T2 digital terrestrial television tuner, which allows you to receive MPEG-4 broadcasts. It is also possible to record TV programs (instant and scheduled), as well as Timeshift (pause and rewind TV broadcasts).

The Ferguson FBOX 3 has a neat shape, is aesthetically pleasing and refined in every detail. There is a small but legible symbol on the case. Wi-Fi antenna for dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz (dual band) antennas has been integrated into the device. Increased 5GHz data transfer performance guarantees us 4K smooth video playback and online gameplay without delays, offering the best of both worlds.

On the net we find a huge number of plugins and plugins for the Kodi player, including the ability to capture captions on the fly. The player, thanks to plug-ins like Icefilms, Much movies, 1Channel and Football Today will also provide access to thousands of free movies and shows. With the Radio App plugin, you can listen to countless radio stations from around the world. It also supports YouTube. Thanks to the Polish television plugin, Polish television channels are also available. Ferguson FBOX 3 TV also supports popular TV services such as ipla, TVN player, TVP VOD, Onet VOD.

The Ferguson FBOX 3 TV also offers proven features, applications and codecs from previous software releases, including UHD 4Kx2K codecs, H.265 compression support, BD-ISO support, 3D BD-ISO, Skype, Airplay, and Samba, UPnP support. And NFS.

With hardware decoding and HD Ultra video playback, you get exceptionally high picture quality, great on large screens. The video playback feature provides smoother edges and depth to provide an extremely detailed image. Compared to H.264, the H.265 video compression standard transfers video of the same quality, occupying only half the bandwidth. Thanks to this, even in low-speed Internet, you get high video resolution.

On the front panel, in addition to the LED indicator and the USB socket, we find only the switch button. On the side of the device are SD slots and two additional USB 2.0 ports. You can connect an external wireless keyboard, a mass storage device, or a hard drive, a mouse, and a USB cable to your phone to the USB connector. At the back of the case, we have put a variety of output connectors, with which the player connects to a TV or projector (HDMI) and audio equipment: optical output (digital audio, fiber). In addition, we have also included an Ethernet LAN port and a power socket. LAN Ethernet means better throughput without additional processor overhead. There is also improved support for TCP and UDP protocols and double the speed when sending small game packages. Ferguson FBOX 3 TV gives high priority to game packages and gives them more bandwidth. Built-in network monitoring monitors their movement and checks the connection speed.

The heart of the player is the AMLogic S805 quad-core processor on the ARM Cortex ™ A5 platform, with 1.5GHz each core. The components provided ensure that the Android 4.4 KitKat is fully efficient and stable while decoding the signal while providing low power consumption. The player supports, among others. Standards and platforms such as Dolby, HTML5, Google Play and Kodi (formerly XBMC), 2D / 3D, BD-ISO and 3D BD-ISO, AirPlay, DLNA, Miracast and 4K * 2K, H.265 coding.

There is no forgetting about supporting Blu-ray disc images - Ferguson FBOX 3 TV plays copies of such media through Kodi multimedia center in BDM, ISO and 3D BD-ISO formats along with subtitles, and access to Blu-ray discs is available through a simplified menu. BD-Lite. FBOX3 supports Samba, UPnP, and NFS network protocols that are used to transfer media from a PC / NAS server to a large TV screen.

The Ferguson FBOX 3 TV comes standard with 1GB of built-in DDR3 RAM and 8GB of eMMC flash memory. The 3 USB ports, however, greatly increase the storage capacity of local storage for multimedia files. A high-speed Ethernet LAN port or a / b / g / n wireless Wi-Fi dual-band module provides efficient connection to network resources - local or the Internet.

The Ferguson FBOX 3 TV provides multi-channel audio support: DTS and Dolby Digital passthrough (SPDIF) and Dolby TrueHD passthrough (HDMI).

The player is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, which, combined with the factory-built media player and multimedia Kodi, provides access to applications and enhancements, and supports most AV formats.

The Ferguson FBOX 3 TV has a new, more readable and faster menu, with wallpaper support, editing and adding custom shortcuts, and a screen saver. Factory pre-installed Kodi software version 14.2 with hardware decoding and FilmBox Live allow you to enjoy multimedia right after the first start. Task management will streamline user operations so that they do not significantly impact system load. With Kodi, playing movies, music and viewing photos is a pleasure.

Chipset AmlogicS805
Multi-core CPU Quad Core ARM® CortexTM A5, 4 x CPU@1.5GHz
Multi-core GPU Quad Core Mali-450 @600MHz
Graphics OpenGL,ES1.1/2.0
Display resolution 1080p
RAM memory DDR3 1GB
Flash memory eMMC 8GB
Wi-Fi Built-in 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz dualband
Ethernet 100Mb Ethernet RJ-45
Operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Demodulation type QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM (fully supported ETSI EN 302 755 V1.3.1)
Frequency range VHF 174~230MHz, UHF 470~862MHz
RF input IEC-female
Video decoding Multi-format 1080p, H.264 FHD hardware decoder up to 60fps
Video rendering up to 8bit color depth
Supported video formats MKV, MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI, MOV, ISO, other
Supported video containers WMV, MP4, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, VOB, MOV(h.264), ASF, 3GP, other (apps from Google Play)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video resolution 1080p/i 720p 576i 480p
Supported audio formats MP3, WMA, WMA, AAC, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALAC, other
Supported filesystems NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT4
DC input range 12V/1.0A
Power consumption Max 12W
Temperature 0-40 °C
Humidity < 95%
Dimensions 130*130*22 mm
Weight 230g

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


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