Originally Posted by Dolfo
I am hoping the non-responsive remote issue is due to poor remote control quality - I plan on programming my Harmony remote to control this thing so this wouldn't be an issue for me.
I am assuming that everyone is using the DVI video output (you probably would have bought the LP2 if DVI wasn't the video output of choice) - which audio output are you guys using? I plan on using the 6ch analog outs since I don't have a receiver that will decode WMA audio streams.
T2K - no comments yet on performance?
Yeah, there is but I went to bed around 4AM, so I was pretty tired to make a longer post.
I compiled a test DVD+R before I went home with all kind of of codecs and formats you can imagine, so here are my findings:
Quality is very nice, especially over DVI. I'm more than pleased with WMVHD.
MPEG2HD (HDV) OK
MPEG4 (Nero) OKDidn't play WMV7
Didn't play WMV8 - these are big misses, Snazio!
I hope it's going to be fixed!
Didn't play some ASF stuff.
AudioDidn't play WMA9 Pro 5.1: Taxi 3's WMVHD trailer has Windows Media Audio 9 Professional 440 kbps, 48 kHz, 5.1 channel 24 bit (A/V) 2-pass CBR and no sound whatsoever.
Itried changing PCM and RAW digital output format back and forth but nothing. Big miss, Snazio.Didn't play Microsoft A-law.
Playing a clip video was fine (Divx) but no audio.
OutputsNO COMMERCIALLY DISTRIBUTED (CSS PROTECTED) DVD CAN BE PLAYED WHATSOEVER ON DVI OUTPUT.
I'm dead serious, this is powerful stupid thing.
I was really pissed already when I saw the warning that "CSS DVD CAN BE PLAYED ONLY IN PAL/NTSC MODE" because what kind of stupid idea is this? There are PLENTY OF UPSCALING PLAYER
but I tried to change the DVI output and then I figured there's no way to watch your DVD collection on this player unless you revert to component or composite,
effectively defeating the purpose of this DVI-based player.I very-very hope Snazio will fix it very-very soon.
They can lose the whole product line's appeal on this stupid, literally nonexisting issue - I guess it's most likely some ill-informed legal dept's influence over at V-One, so here's an advice, Snazio: call up Samsung, Philips, Zenith, Sony, Denon, Oppo, Momitsu etc and ask them how is that their players can upscale DVDs?
In the meantime ASAP enable DVD play in DVI 480p, temporary, until you sort out your legal thoughts on this.
When I was screwing up the antenna, suddenly the whole thing started spinning together with the antenna. Due to lack of special tools I spent 20 minutes with carefully removing the antenna then fixing the lousy stub and its nut then putting antenna back... very annoying.
Then I set up the wireless, "Connection Excellence" was on the display after reboot (some French native in the firmware team?
), IP was set and - and nothing. No internet whatsoever. I couldn't even ping from my also wirelessly connected laptop.
Switch to DHCP - it didn't pick up. It was set to some 169.254.x.x B-class subnet, didn't find the DHCP server. No internet, nothing. I spent almost half an hour, tried every config, wireless physical layer was perfect but no TCP, nothing...
I gave up, pulled in a cable (the one came with it was too short) then it started working.
Browser starts up a bit slow but then it's pretty fast. In CSS-heavy sites it's really ugly, so don't expect a full-blown browser. Other then that it's OK, works fine.
The predefined SnazziZone Net cinemA Portal
(yes, its title is this weird
) could be an ibnteresting thing if you, for example, following your login could save/store/set your bookmarks, netradios etc there but unfortunately currently it offers a very limited selection and no personalization is possible. I hope they're working on it.
WHen I entered one of favourite netradio's address,
it didn't play, I got an error. If I opened it from my Firefox bookmarks via Net Cinema server from my laptop, it was working flawlessly.
Displayed "Internet radio" then it's started, radio's usual track info was scrolling and Snazio was slieswowing my pictures from my defined photo directory. Then I went to sleep.
More stuff comes tonight.
PS: at the morning I turned my HT on and realized Snazio still on and plays that netradio. Cool!