Originally Posted by zombie10k
Manni - which dune player are you referring to? I read about a new model coming out soon but wasn't aware it was released.
The mediator is definitely better than the Mica EP950 i've been using, the support has been pretty weak and they never fixed the 23.97 bug.
I used YAMJ years ago with the popcorn hour, but got frustrated with it. It's been a awhile since I fussed with all these index apps. I just root through a long list of directories these days, I have to give these new apps a chance.
is the new Dune player which can play 3D blurays (although only with BD lite, no full menus). It's already for sale in Europe and in the UK, not sure about the U.S. Zappiti have made a version of their own branded model
which starts directly on the Zappiti interface (which is compatible with the MyMovies index as I understand it). Not sure if this one is available or not, and in which countries. The ability to set the starting screen (for example to the MyMovies index) might be added to non-Zappiti players in a future f/w (or not).
I haven't bought either because I dislike BD Lite, but I have the Base 3.0 (which doesn't play 3D blurays) and it's been very stable, plays everything at the right refresh rate with HD Audio. I hear there are some issues with HD Audio on the new Dune 3D models, but they (HDI) are usually very goood at fixing issues so I have no doubt a new f/w will fix this at some point.
There is talk of a Max model with XBMC
based on an Intel platform with full menus (it would use an XBMC player), but they are being very vague (which probably means more than 6 months before it's available, if it ever is). As it would be an entirely new platform, I also would be reluctant to buy the first version, I'd probably wait and let others do the beta testing:).
I have decided to stick for now to my HTPC with MyMovies and TMT 5 build 146 so that I could play everything with full menus (I use an AMD 6870) at the right rate. I know that getting a HTPC to work is a bag of hurt, but since the 12.8 catalyst drivers everything works great on my rig and I stream ISO rips of my blurays (both 2D and 3D) from a few NAS. Feel free to email me if you'd like more details, as this can easily drag the thread o/t:).