What is the HiMedia Q10 Pro?
While not the direct successor to the previously reviewed and well regarded Android media player, the HiMedia Q5, it’s not far from being so. That honour falls to the HiMedia Q5 Pro which is identical, specs wise, to the Q10 Pro only it lacks the hard drive bay the ‘senior’ model has. As an aside, it’s probably Hi time the manufacturer chose some new model numbers; perhaps next year we’ll be getting the Pro-Plus series. The Q10 Pro boasts some impressive features, including being the first media player we’ve reviewed claiming to be able to play back High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. The initial information actually claimed Dolby Vision compatibility but we note that’s subsequently, and unsurprisingly, been dropped. There’s also 4K Ultra HD playback at up to 60 frames per second, 10-bit HEVC decoding, support for HD and hi-res audio formats and auto-frame rate switching to whet the appetite of the ardent AV aficionado. The HiMedia Q10 Pro is currently available via at least one reputable UK dealer, priced at £149.99 so let’s see how it meets the new demands in home video and audio off, rather than on, paper.
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