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HowStream UniBox U5
1283C+ based with twin DVB-T tuners and record from composite. Also known as the Visonicom iPlayer VMP3505Hi and available in a U5X version.

The U5 is a good looking box with the latest Realtek chipset and a user friendly HDD slot drive.

HowStream UniBox U5
Specification Summary

Launch Date March 2010 3427 days ago
Country China
Ranking 494/837   ? 
Player Type Media Player (Realtek)
Chipset Family Realtek 1xx3 (2009)   ? 
Chipset Model Realtek 1283C+ @ 0.4Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 2 /5   ? 
Storage Internal 3.5" SATA (1) eSATA (1) USB (2) SD
Network 10/100 Optional Wi-Fi(n)  ? 
Size 188 x 185 x 58mm   Fan Yes
Video Outputs Component Composite
Audio Outputs Stereo Analog TOSLINK Coaxial
DVD ISO Yes   Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
XBMC No   ? 
HD Audio DTS DmixTrueHD DmixDTS-HD MA Dmix
DTS PassTrueHD PassDTS-HD MA Pass   ? 
Page last updated: 31-May-13
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Product Discussion

There are 2 comments
armili – Lithuania
January 23, 2011 - 19:18

Hy, maybe someone knows where to buy unibox U5 or Unibox U6 player?

Alice Ng – Singapore
December 21, 2010 - 23:37

It is really simple to install the HDD, even for lady like me.

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Detailed Specification
Max Resolution1080p
Box TypeRealtek
Chipset FamilyRealtek 1xx3 (2009)
Chipset ModelRealtek 1283C+
Chipset Ghz0.4
Flash Memory (GB)
Internal HDD3.5" SATA
HDD Num1
USB Host2
USB Slave1
USB Version2.0
SD Card TypeSD
Other Storage
File SystemsFAT, EXT, NTFS
Network ProtocolsSamba
Wired Network10/100
Wireless Network Optional Wi-Fi(n)
Component Video1
Composite Video1
HDMI Version1.3b
Audio/Video Other
Stereo L/R Audio1
S/PDIF Coaxial1
AV RecordingYes
AV InputsComposite, RF
Video Formats (Codecs)MPEG4: Divx3, Divx3.11, Divx4/5, 3ivx, Xvid, MKV, VC-1(WMV-HD), BD, BD-IS Blu-ray DVD, MOV, AVI, H.264(AVC HD) MPEG2: VOB DVD/D5, AVI, support DVD inside SUB multilingual subtitles, Support changing subtitle language by remote control Support DVD with IFO MPEG1: DAT, AVI, MPG Streaming: RM/RMVB: Real 8/9/10/11, FLV, ASF
Video Extensions (Containers)mkv, ts, m2ts, mts, tp, wmv, ifo, iso, vob, dat, avi, mpg, mp4, mov, rm, rmvb, divx, xvid, flv
Audio Formats (Codecs)MP3, MP2, OGG Vorbis, PCM, LPCM, AAC, RA, Dolby AC3 Passthrough, Dolby AC3 Downmix, DTS Passthrough, DTS Downmix, FLAC, WAV, WMA
Audio Extensions (Containers)MP3,MP2, WMA,AAC,FLAC, APE, WAV,OGG Vorbis,PCM,LPCM,MS-ADPCM,LC-AAC,HE-AAC,COOK,RA-Lossless
Subtitle FormatsSUB, SRT, SSA, SMI, IDX+SUB
3D Top Bottom
3D Frame PackingNo
3D Frame Sequential
Blu-Ray 3DNo
Blu-Ray ISOYes. Simple (BD-Lite)
Dolby Digital (AC3) DownmixYes
Dolby Digital (AC3) PassthroughYes
Dolby Digital Plus DownmixYes
Dolby Digital Plus PassthroughYes
Dolby TrueHD DownmixYes
Dolby TrueHD PassthroughYes
DTS DownmixYes
DTS PassthroughYes
DTS-HD HR DownmixYes
DTS-HD HR PassthroughYes
DTS-HD MA DownmixYes
DTS-HD MA PassthroughYes
Internet RadioYes
Web ServicesYoutube, Picassa, Flikr, RSS, and loads more..
Native XBMC
Play Store
Web BrowserYes
Browser Detail
DVB-TYes (*2)
Front LCDNo
Supplied Remote
Power Usage Standby
W (mm)188
D (mm)185
H (mm)58
Volume (litre)2.02
Weight (kg)1.60
W (inches)7.4
D (inches)7.3
H (inches)2.3
Weight (lb)3.52
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