MWC 2014: ZTE intros 4K p60 Ultra HD set top box

At MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress), Barcelona, ZTE has launched its 4K p60 Ultra HD set top box (STB).

The ZXV10 B803 is designed based on the Broadcom BCM 7252 chip, and supports 4Kx2KP60 decoding capability, which can decode Ultra HD video with the maximum resolution of 3840×2160. In comparison to traditional HD Internet STBs, the 4K UHD STB can display more vivid and precise images to significantly enhance the user experience.

Its UHDTV specification can deliver a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, and the maximum Full Aperture 4K specification reaches 4096×3112.

In comparison to the current mainstream 1080p resolution of 1920×1080, 4K can provide over four times the image definition quality. In the future, 4K HD TV sets will be very popular, and the 4K HD and HEVC decoding technologies will help raise the HD market tide.


However, in the current market, 4K chips are mainly 4KP30 – only a few chips can support 4KP60. The ZTE ZXV10 B803STB uses a 4KP60 chip, making it one of the first HD STBs to support 4KP60.

Fang Hui, deputy president of ZTE, said: “We are focusing strongly on the development of high-end STB products. This 4KP60 HD STB product will help build our presence in the high end market.”

The ZTE ZXV10 B803 also supports the H.265 format. H.265 is the next generation super HD code transmission specification, which delivers encoded video using half the bandwidth of the previous generation (H.264), with the same quality. The H.265 standard will replace H.264 to become the mainstream standard of the next generation of video transmission.

The ZTE ZXV10 B803 also has a CPU with a processing capability of 10k DMIPS (Dhrystone million instructions per second), enabling faster processing and a better user experience in comparison to current mainstream HD Internet STBs.