Nanotech aims to mass-popularize the new 4K standard among the masses with its new 4K streaming player, the Nuvolia NP-1, which is actually an Android-running media player.
We have seen several other players capable of playing 4K videos, but the Nuvolia is the first in the world to allow 4K video streaming. For that purpose, Nanotech equipped its media box with its NanoFlix UHD channel that provides 4K content for streaming. As you might have guessed, all this things require a lot of processing power, as well as a speedy network connection. Thus, the Nuvolia NP-1 houses a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor for the heavy lifting, and Android 4.2 Jellybean, responsible for bringing the experience to life. It supports a full range of codecs, but lacks the new HEVC codec, the best one for efficient 4K streaming.
Speaking of streaming, the Nuvolia NP-1 requires a 6MB/s or greater Internet connection for 4K streaming, which is understandable, as the 4K content has a huge memory footprint. The box has HDMI 1.4 support, which will transmit UHD videos at 30hz.
Nanotech will launch its product by Christmas for a price of $299. the Nuvolia NP-1 will also be offered in a bundle with Seiki’s 39 and 50-inch Ultra HD TVs.