Short statement on Egreat team

Discussion in 'News, events, hot issues and others.' started by Richard Xu, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Richard Xu

    Richard Xu Administrator Staff Member

    Dear all Egreat Fans ,
    Please kindly stay safe during this virus outbreak , please take very good care of yourself and your loved ones .
    Wash more hand , stay more at home if possible.
    Every thing will be better soon if we fighting this virus together .

    Our team are also contribute a lot to help fighting with the Corona-19 , so process of new F.W will become slower , but we still working on that , please kindly have faith on us , we are never give up on any models and supports , and will always staying here with you guys .

    Thank you so much for your guy's support .

    This year is very tough for every each of us , but let's keep positive and a bright future is ahead upon us .

    You guys can leave comments if you need any help , we will try our best to help you out .

    Fighting :)

    Stay safe & Best regards .
    Richard & Egreat Team
  2. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    @Richard Xu Thanks for the statement! :)

    A request for help: I would like to move my A10 back from Android 7 to Android 5. :(
    Main reasons are 2 problems with Android 7 on A10: Wireless (WiFi+BT) not functional and sluggish response on remote.
    Waiting for an Android 7 update fixing this is just taking too long. The box is almost sitting idle now.

    Tried it using FW 1.1.0.7 as well as with the most recent FW 1.5.1.0 with these results:
    - USB2 port: The ring appears and after a short time it starts to boot normally.
    - USB3 port: The ring appears and a flash read is started till roughly 30% then it crashes and the dead robot appears with the red ! triangle.
    Using the same stick as working for regular emergency flashing (same Android generation).

    My educated guess the bootloaders are incompatible: Android 5 showing the Robot and Android 7 showing the Ring.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2020
  3. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey
    Something is wrong with USB pen flash, missing one 4 need it file, recovery Android 7 "ring" don't need to be show, for successfully downgraded need to see Android Droid.
  4. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    @E_CS Thanks for thinking along.
    All 4 files are present for sure. No idea how to get back to the Android Droid showing up which I agree seems to be crucial for success?
    The upgrade to Android 7 was cumbersome too and I recall only worked after the Ring showing up finally.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2020
  5. Richard Xu

    Richard Xu Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you for your update , i will forward my tech team to check it .
    Usually if you want flash or upgrade it , you need to do it as follows :
    1. Prepare a 2GB ~ 8GB FAT32 format U disk, decompress the downloaded compressed firmware, and copy the four mirror files fastboot.bin, bootargs.bin, recovery.img, update.zip to the root directory of the U disk;
    2. Insert the USB flash drive with the upgrade file into the USB2.0 port on the back of the machine, use a needle (such as a toothpick) to press the button in the RST hole on the back of the machine without letting go, and connect the power adapter and turn on the power. Master switch
    3. Turn on the power switch for about 5 seconds and then release the RST flash button. At this time, the automatic upgrade process (Android robot interface) is entered. The red LED on the front screen of the machine flashes. No other operations are required. Do not power off. The upgrade process takes about a few minutes. , The machine will start automatically after the upgrade is completed.

    Hope this can be helpful for you :)
    Best regards .
  6. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    @Richard Xu
    Thanks! I am very familiar with this procedure and used it multiple times but unfortunately moves between Android generations doesn't work with it.
    Lets see what the engineers come up with?
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  7. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Richard Xu good to see you are alive...but android 7fw began long before covid...it was 3 years ago...and we are still waiting
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  8. Richard Xu

    Richard Xu Administrator Staff Member

    Hello guys , i have been transfer to another department , there will be other people help you guys out .
    Thank you so much for your support .
    Stay safe and wash more hands .
    Best regards.
  9. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    All the best wishes in your new job. :)

    It does not make us happy though as the expectation level again makes a drop. :eek:
  10. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Richard Xu left this forum.... @Rita left this forum @Iron man left this forum....
    the best egreat PERIOD was the first year...then...nothing
  11. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    I feel also this is really the end of the line. It was a pleasure sharing experiences with you here.
    My A10 (with Android 7) at least makes it an excellent SMB server (SMB v1, 2 and 3).

    Still not a bad media player but frozen in time functionally.
  12. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    ironically there has been no other media device player with a new SOC since 2017...
  13. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    What about RTD1395 and RTD1619 don't these count?
    Dune got the first RTD1395 based units delivered to customers with RTD1619 in progress and Zidoo is very close doing so too. HiSilicon is very quiet though.
    Last edited: May 8, 2020
  14. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey those chips bring NOTHING new, are based on old hdmi 2.0 and no vc1 support ! i WILL pass ! they are compatible with HDR10+ and DV...but it seems it will only work with level 1 LAYER (that sucks....) for streaming services
    if i will not put 150 euros on a player it must have more...but granted those players WILL be much better than egreat !
    Last edited: May 10, 2020
  15. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Real surprise my guess was that Android 9 would appeal specifically to you?

    What do you want HDMI 2.1 for? 8K TV? Use a 55 inch TV and UHD is then not even essential for picture quality but HDR is. Widevine L1 is the highest level what is wrong with that?

    Video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID, WMV9, VC1, H.264, H.265, H.265 10-bit, VP9, VP9 profile 2
    Do you mean AC1 for streaming services maybe?
    Last edited: May 9, 2020
  16. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey if i am gonna wast money again...it is mandatory to HAVE hdmi 2.1 + AV1 CODEC; DOLBY vision Layer 2 is a bonus....and no player will propose that before end 2020 at least...
  17. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

  18. Ceaca

    Ceaca Member

    Hisilicon is dead, egreat, himedia.
  19. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Ceaca hi dude i really thought we would never see you again ! i had hopes you put out a FW for us...as you were so active on himedia devices :(
  20. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Looking back it is clear how big the influence and importance for Himedia and Egreat has been. The products were that good basically because of the original SOC + SDK quality (frankly surpassing Realtek by miles then). Himedia also had a good community development but Egreat had Vidon providing them with the advantage of the BD-menu and other player goodies apparently ported to the standard Egreat players by Vidon.

    Just recently fully understood how much FW development from Egreat actually depended on HiSilicon + Vidon. Now that both these sources dried up it is becoming end of the line I am afraid. Players are still usable but being what they are right now. I now regret upgrading my A10 to Android 7 mainly as that leaves me finally without wireless (WiFi+BT). The only advantage is it makes a far better SMB Server (running SMB v1,2,3).

    Oh yes Hisilicon is far from dead but they just seem to have stopped developing SOC's for media players.
    Last edited: May 26, 2020

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