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MediaStar 8K Media Player (800)

The MediaStar 800 Media Player is an 8K capable fully featured video and audio media player, specifically designed for corporate, sports, digital signage and other commercial applications. It can output 8K HDMI video that comes from live IP streams, web pages, locally stored video file content or content from a corporate video server.

HDCP 2.2 Pro
H.265 HEVC

MediaStar 8K Media Player (800)

Key Features

  • Decodes MPEG2, H263, H264, H265, HEVC, VC-1, VP8, VP9, MVC, AV1, and live HLS, RTP and MPEG2-TS streams
  • Renders HTML5 webpages, HTML5 video tags, JPEGS, PNG, GIFs
  • Supports HDCP Professional content protection option
  • Works with 3rd Party Digital Signage HTML applications
  • Multi-language DVB Teletext / CC subtitles
  • Supports digital audio decoding
  • Available with 4K, 2x4K and 8K HDMI output options
  • 50GB of internal flash media storage
  • Powered via PoE+ or external mains/DC PSU
  • 2 x 1Gbps network ports
  • CEC screen control, USB3 and USB-C Ports for local IO
  • 4K60 HDMI local video input port
  • Internal and external IR receivers


(800-4K, 800-4K-HDCP) - MediaStar 4K IPTV and Media Player 50GB PoE
(800-2x4K, 800-2x4K-HDCP) - MediaStar 4K IPTV and Media Player 50GB PoE
(800-8K, 800-8K-HDCP) - MediaStar 8K IPTV and Media Player 50GB PoE


  • 800 Media Player
  • External IR receiver
  • HDMI Cable
  • CAT5E network cable
  • Mains/DC power supply with UK, US, EU, AU adapters


  • 2 x RJ-45 802.3 100/1000 Base T Auto MIDX jacks with integrated LEDs
  • Static or DHCP IP Address (default)


Mode of Operation

  • Fully configurable HTML and video playback with Media Manager software 

IP Setup and Control

  • Initial IP address configuration via DHCP or local IR remote control 
  • Local hardware configuration via on-board browser with remote status monitoring information 


IR Control

  • Integrated 38KHz modulated IR receiver module.
  • Optional external remote IR receiver (model 911-4154)
  • Channel, volume and setup control via MediaStar Remote Control Unit (model 713-IR).
  • IR pass back – third party IR signals can be routed back (via the IP network) to IR controlled devices at the headend


Software Updates and Security

  • Fully upgradable ONLY with protected MediaStar software
  • Software download from Media Manager HTTP server or by local USB Key
  • Supports HDCP Professional HDCP2.2 protected streams
  • HDCP protected video outputs and input


  • MPEG2, H263, H264, H265, HEVC, VC-1, VP8, VP9, MVC, AV1, and live HLS, RTP and MPEG2-TS streams


  • HDMI - Std. resolutions up to 4K (2160p50/60)



  • HDMI - 2.1, Std. resolutions up to 2K (1080p50/60), 4K (2160p50/60) or 8K (4320p50/60)


  • HDMI output via USB-C to HDMI converter cable. Std. resolutions up to 4K (2160p50/60)




Input (Local)

  • HDMI, PCM stereo and digital bitstream


  • HDMI, PCM stereo and digital bitstream



  • 1 x USB-C, 1 x USB3, 500mA current draw 
  • Mouse, Keyboard, HID compatible, USB memory keys used for local media load and secure software upgrades
  • External IR receiver (works with MediaStar 911-4154 only)



  • 17.0 x 9.5 x 3.0 cm / 6.7” x 3.75” x 1.2”


  • 0.36 Kg / 0.8 lbs 

Operating Temperature

  • 0 - 35°C / 32 - 95°F

On-board Browser

  • HTML5 compatible, Chrome based

Power Supply

  • Power over Ethernet: 802.3at class 4 device (24W max)
  • AC mains adapter: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz Output: +12VDC (+/- 5%), 2.0 Amps, with a DC jack plug (centre positive voltage, 4.0/1.7mm) diameter)

Power Dissipation

  • 7W average 


  • FCC, CE, UKCA, RCM, TUV, CB and UL approved
  • HEVC is covered by one or more claims of the patents listed at patentlist.hevcadvance.com 



MediaStar 8K Media Player (800)

MediaStar 800 Media Players are the professional solution for your entire IPTV, Digital Signage and digital media delivery requirements.

The 800 unit can play out a wide variety of video file and stream formats.  It can play live network streams, locally stored video files or files stored on a remote iVod server.  It can render HTML5 web pages, or HTML5 pages created from Digital Signage applications which can incorporate live and HDCP Professional protected streams, and file-based video content.

The optional HDCP Professional capability enables the 800 unit to legally play live streams coming from a HDCP protected HDMI output of a satellite settop for example (via a MediaStar 798-HDCP Pro encoder).

The 800 unit is a fully ‘static’ hardware platform (no disks, no fans) built around a Linux OS, and can be PoE+ or DC powered.  The unit uses an octal processor core to provide fast rendering of HTML5 web page content.  It has a HDMI video/audio input, so that local HDMI sources can easily be shown on the main output screen.  A typical use case for this is to display a local laptop screen on the main screen in a conference room.

There are USB-C and USB-3 host port connectors on the unit, which provide HID and other electrical interfaces with suitable adapters.  The USB-C port doubles as the second 4K HDMI video output port on 2x4K models (with a supplied USB-C to HDMI adapter cable).

The unit can be controlled by users via web interfaces or with a simple IR remote control (713-IR).  There is an internal IR receiver and an external IR receiver for when the unit is installed behind a screen.  The 800 unit has an IR pass-back feature that passes 3rd party remote control keypresses back over the network to control video source devices.

Configuration of the unit itself is done via web page menus that the unit provides.  Simple menus allow the unit to be setup easily and there are an extensive range of status monitoring facilities available, so the unit can be monitored from anywhere on the network.  SNMP traps can be issued if any unexpected events occur, and these can be linked to the Media Manager software or your own SNMP monitoring system.  Media playout and event logs are generated, and these can be regularly emailed via a customer’s SMTP email server if required.

The media playout on the 800 unit is configured from the MediaStar Media Manager software.  This is a fully featured system wide configuration and monitoring tool.  It allows a wide range of playout configurations to be created on the 800 unit, including time-based playlists, user-controlled media selection lists, remote network-based media trigger commands, tickers and many other features.

HDCP 2.2 Pro
H.265 HEVC