ARM Cortex A9 1.6G Dual-core CPU+Quad Core Mali-400 GPU
Google Browser and HTML5 Support
Google play support
HiControl , HisHARE , Airplay , Miracast Support
2D/3D Games Support
3D BDISO Support
Built-in 802.11N WIFI
New designed remote control makes operation simple and confortable
DTS-HDMA and TRUEHD 7.1 PassThrough Support
External SATA Interface
XBMC , Netflix , Flash Support
CPU : ARM Cortex A9 1.6G Dual-core CPU+4 core Mali-400 GPU
RAM : 1GB DDR3
Flash : 4GB emmc Flash
OS: Android 4.2
Wired LAN : 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Wireless LAN : Built-in 802.11N WIFI
USB: USB2.0 Host*3( connect to USB devices)
SATA : External Hot sWAP sata + Power Interface
AV output : Composite , HDMI , L/R Stereo , Optical SPDIF
Card Reader : MMC/SD 2-in-1 card reader
Video Format : ts, m2ts, tp , trp , mkv, mp4, avi , rm , rmvb , wmv, asf , flv, vob, dal , mpg, mpeg
3D Video : side-by-side , up-and-down , Blu-ray 3D
Video Codec : MPEG1/2/4, H.264/AVC, MVC,VC1, XVID, DIvx , rEALVIDEO8/9/10, vp6
Video System : PAL/NTSC/720P/1080i 50Hz/1080I 60hZ/1080P 50hZ/1080P 60Hz
Audio Format : mp3, wma, aac, ape, flac, mka
Picture format : JPEG, GIF, BMP , PNG
Subtitle Format : SRT, SMI , SUB , SSA, IDX+SUB , PGS
File System : NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT2
Text Subtile Option : Font Color , outline color , Position , Size , Timeline , Encoding
UI Language : Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / English / Japanese/Russia/Polish/Dutch/Italian/French/German /Korean
I've had this player a little over a week, it replaces my HiMedia HD900B which I used primarily to play 3D Bluray ISO's. That particular player had its faults, several of them in fact, but it did the job I wanted it to do 99% of the time. The only issue I had with it, in terms of playing 3D BD ISO, was with very high bitrate video, it would stutter quite badly but that was with only one or two movies in my collection. Regardless, it was time to upgrade to the more powerful Q5ii which was, at the time of its introduction, the only Android media box which could play 3D BD ISO and which supported downmix and passthrough for 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA lossless HD-Audio. I believe there are several players which claim to offer similar features now.
There are two versions of this player, one with eMMC flash and one without. The one with eMMC supports XBMC while I've read that the other version does not, or at least won't until a future upgrade, which may or may not have happened yet (there's not much information out there on this device). I took the safe route and went with the eMMC version as I really want a player with XBMC for my movie collection and an all around more enjoyable home theater experience. HiMedia have their own custom build of XBMC which you can download from their website or which you should be able to acquire from authorized HiMedia resellers. I got mine off eBay Australia for $128 and the device came with a remote control and HDMI 1.4 cable.
The player has three USB slots for external drives but does not have an internal drive (the Q10 is the version with an internal drive, it looks exactly the same as the HD900B). You can also hook up a HDD using the SATA slot so effectively there's room for four hard drives. The player has both optical and coaxial audio inputs.General Performance
The player boots up fairly quickly in under 25 seconds. The home screen has various apps, most of them aimed at Chinese users (the Chinese streaming TV apps do work even from my home city in Australia) and includes XBMC and a media player which you can use to play content outside of XBMC. I find this player quite limited in terms of its functionality but it's also very stable, I haven't found anything that it won't play - MKV, 3DBD ISO etc but of course you don't get movie information, just a list of file titles. One thing to note is that the player defaults to 720p resolution so playing 3D at this res won't result in a pleasant experience, changing the res to 1080p at 50/60hz fixes the 3D issue as it will then switch to 24hz once it detects the appropriate content. The remote control is apparently a learning remote so you can use it to control your tv, projector etc, it also has mouse functionality to control the cursor when needed. Generally it can be used to control everything you need it to control for general viewing but for setting up libraries in XBMC you'll probably need to attach an air mouse or wireless keyboard/mouse which the unit supports.XBMC Performance
As mentioned, HiMedia have their own custom build of XBMC so don't try to install any other version. The only issue I've found with XBMC on this device in terms of playing local content is that it tends to crash a lot while scrolling through movie titles on 3TB external HDD's, even though the device detects and plays media through my WD 3TB external drive without issue, XBMC does not, it sees the drive but once I start scrolling through content it lasts a few seconds then crashes. All my 2TB drives have no such issues. In terms of add ons for TV streaming, I've had mixed success, some work, some don't but this isn't the device I use for online TV streaming so I haven't really put a lot of time into trying to make them work. Mashup, for example, couldn't play some streams which my XBMC setup on my laptop plays.
So far I'm fairly happy with this player. One thing I forgot to mention is that, like the HD900B, this player doesn't play the forced subtitles on my Avatar 3DBD ISO and you don't get full bluray menus. It does play ISO's with multiple streams which the HD900B didn't do.
Not sure what else I can add so if you've got questions, fire away.