What is VU+ Solo 4k?
Since Vu+ announced the Solo 4K at the Anga Cable and Satellite fair earlier this year, there has been a lot of questions about this receiver.
Well, now it’s here.
So is it any good, do you need a 4K Ultra HD receiver? Let’s take a look and you can decide.
- Powerful Dual Core 1.5Ghz CPU 10,000 DMIPS ARM V7 CPU
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 (HDR Compatible)
- Ultra HD 2160p Output
- 2 x Fixed Dual FBC Satellite Tuners
- 1 x Twin DVB- S2 or C/T/T2 Pluggable Tuner (optional)
- 4GB eMMC Flash
- 2GB DRAM
- 3.5” TFT LCD Display (262,000 Colour/18bit)
- Detachable 2.5” Hard drive
- Dolby Digital Plus & DTS Supported
- 2 x Smartcard-Reader (Xcrypt)
- 1x Common Interface Slot
- 2 x USB 3.0 Port and 1 x USB 2.0 Ports
- Gigabit Ethernet Port
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- S/PDIF audio output optical (digital)
- HD PIP (Picture in Picture)
- DiSEqC 1.0/1.1/1.2, USALS
- External 12V power supply
- Power Switch
- Fanless Silent Operation
- Advanced Linux Operating System
- Media Player
- Downloadable Plug-Ins supported
- EPG supported
- Unlimited channel lists for TV / Radio
- Automatic & Manual Service Scan Supported
- Multiple LNB control (DiSEqC) supported
- OSD in many languages
- Skin change supported
As you can see, it’s certainly not lacking in features.
The Solo 4K is a chunky box (the dimensions are (W x D x H): 310 mm x 240 mm x 65 mm). The front panel is basic with only a blue Led glowing on the left, the 3.5” TFT 18bit color display in the center and then the power button, the USB 2.0 connection and the 2 card slots and 1 common interface slot is hidden behind the flap on the right.