Zidoo Z10 Pro
New generation Zidoo Media Player based on Realtek 1619DR chipset. 3.5" HDD bay. HDR10+, HDR, Dolby Vision VS10.  £269.99  €305  $361

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Messages - atkinsom

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HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: HIMEDIA Q10 PRO V EUROPA
« on: August 30, 2020, 10:08:40 PM »
Pcrisiti is right. My mother had the same issue and she would unplug the Q5 pro and the TV for 5 minutes. Then she powered on the TV FIRST, sets the correct video input on TV and applies power to the box at which point all is good. She has narrowed down the issue to not having the TV on FIRST and on the correct video INPUT. TV power first, check video input on TV and then power on Q5 Pro. Not bad for an 80 year old grandma to figure out this technology :)

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: August 15, 2020, 10:34:14 PM »
Pcristi, I noticed a new version 2.16 for ATV on your mediafire site. Can this be dirty flashed over 2.15.3 or must the paperclip method be used to ensure proper install of ATV version 2.16. Thanks very much.

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: July 19, 2020, 11:27:48 PM »
I have been using update_Q10Pro_(update&themed&Kodi18.2)[v1.2]-HMD-2.1.4 2019-05-31.171152
Can I install this?
I've tried but after seeing the Android logo, it turns into a dead logo.

I installed the Q5 Pro version and it works awesome!!! No complaints BUT to get it to work you have to do the following below exactly or at least in my case I did it this way.

1. Download latest version for your box from here..

2. Format USB stick FAT32... NOTE: Not all USB's work as I found out so I had to try 3 different ones until I found one it liked. Seems like 8GB or bigger sticks work well for me...all my 4GB sticks failed despite formatting dozens of times

3. Copy the file to the stick and rename the file to ...VERY VERY important or it won't work. Double check the filename after you change to make sure it's correct using windows properties

4. Plug USB into available USB port on your device

5. Use paperclip to hold in the reset button and while holding the reset button plug the power into your device and don't let go of the reset button for 5 seconds

6. Sit back and wait about 15 minutes for the whole process to complete

Good Luck


I'm wondering if anyone has had any experiences using a microphone with pcristi custom android tv firmware. I'd like to take advantage of the google assistant within certain apps and want to purchase a microphone (USB mode, alternate remote etc,) that is known to work with the HiMedia Q5 Pro. Thanks for any assistance.

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Q10 pro record
« on: July 06, 2020, 04:13:11 AM »
Yes install pcristi CFW Android tv and then install tivimate app. Records live iptv stream perfectly. I believe GSE IPTV app does as well but tivimate is much better and for 6 dollars a year for 5 devices is well worth it.

When you say screen resolution are you talking about choosing resolution on your TV itself or on the Q5 settings menu...and which setting did you choose. Thanks.

I installed this firmware and it works great without any frequency patches on my system. It doesn't come with this particular patch preinstalled as the only patch that is pre-installed is the KODI version Hi-Frequency. Regardless I haven't enabled any patches and so far works like a charm...I even have 24hz turned off in the HI-Media settings as it works better with it turned off. As a side note I'm running a 5.1 system with a non 4K TV. Nothing fancy but it works well with my 12 year old Sony Home Theatre Receiver.

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: June 19, 2020, 03:43:12 PM »
@atkinsom you can give a try of fritschfiretv build.
More then 3 years archive of test-builds

Thanks pcristi. I tested the firetv version and it didn't correct the issue. I reimaged the box and downloaded the last version of shitty Kodi in March from your link above and did an upgrade on the installed version in your firmware image. Everything works perfect now with IPTV streams. Thanks very much.

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: June 15, 2020, 04:17:24 PM »
I'm streaming IPTV using this build and it works very well with KODI 18.6, Tivimate and GSE. The only issue I have is that AC3 5.1 IPTV streams are only playing in stereo 2.0. Is this a result of the hardware that will only play surround sound 5.1 through the Himedia player? If so is there a Kodi build or other software I can use that will allow 5.1 IPTV streams to work on this box? Looks like shitty builds are gone. Thanks for any assistance.

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Q5/Q10 Pro FAQ
« on: June 06, 2020, 02:08:40 PM »
Power Supply

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: April 27, 2020, 03:25:44 PM »
Thank you very much stl. Cheers

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Kodi 18 default skin modification add-on
« on: April 27, 2020, 03:23:10 PM »
One of my pet peeves has always been the inability to change the order of menu items in Kodi. Now I know this can be done by editing XML files but to be honest it was always a pain for me. Anyway after some google searches I found a thread that discussed this request and others re: Kodi skin changes to the default estuary skin. I'm not the author and have no knowledge on the scripting being done but I can verify that it worked exactly as I expected with respect to rearranging menu items although it does much more. See thread for downloading Kodi add-on.

EDIT: Updated Link

HiMedia Q10 Pro, Q5 Pro / Re: Android TV Custom Firmware Q10 Pro
« on: April 25, 2020, 10:09:33 PM »
This is my first time using the custom ATV firmware after a couple of years of using the standard CFW from pcristi. I'm so far very pleased with the firmware after using it for a bit. I have one there any way to change the default home screen apps the way we can with the custom standard firmware? I've tried using the menu button and there is no option to change apps on the home screen. Forgive me if I'm missing something here. Thanks for any help.

What was the solution newbi14 so others can resolve as well. Thanks

Conveniently doesn't answer the question about the lack of firmware posts on their site. Yes we can get it here BUT what if Futeko decides to say bye bye? Then we're all SOL. Anyway like I said in other posts I'll just keep flogging my Q5 until it dies!!!

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