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I thought it would be good to start a thread for information on the new 2012 Dune range.We can then have everything related here.

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January 10, 2012 3:00 AM EST


LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/10/12 -- CES Exhibitor Booth: South 1 - 21445 -- Dune HD, GmbH today unveiled at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, the Dune HD Pro, the ultimate HD entertainment center and the latest in the company's line of highly rated and award-winning universal digital media players. The Dune HD Pro was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for superior video and audio performance resulting in the ability to enjoy music or movies at home with quality that matches an original live performance or cinema screening. Dune HD also introduces a new relationship with VUDU to deliver its streaming service across the Dune HD product line, and new technologies from THX� and Sigma Designs.

Previewed at CES this week and available in Q2 2012, the Dune HD Pro is offered in a modular approach, with the highest quality internal components for superior A/V performance. The system includes three modular components: 1) Universal Media Player, 2) Blu-ray loader and HDD hot swappable expansion drive bay chassis, and 3) Media Server Gateway with full color 7 inch touch-screen display and four HDD hot swappable expansion drive bays. The Dune HD Pro media system comes equipped with HDMI 1.4, VXP advanced video processor, Blu-ray and RealD 3D support, Ethernet and WiFi networking capability, support for IPTV, VOD and OTT streaming services, THX Media Director", high-quality playback of every possible file format including high bit rate 1080p video including 192kHz 24bit audio, and the most advanced Sigma Designs 8910 media processor.

"The Dune HD Pro raises the standard in home media player technology, as modules allow for a customized system to suit the most enthusiastic audio and videophile," says Dune HD CEO Konstantin Dyshlevoy. "The player features technical elements never found in a digital media player until now, such as VXP video processing, Blu-ray 3D and the absolute highest quality internal components. We designed the Dune HD Pro for the discerning customer who expects the very best."

Dune HD Line Features the Most Advanced Technology Recognized globally as one of the best in universal digital media players, the Dune HD line provides audio and videophiles with superior system quality and performance. Dune HD works with partners across the globe to deliver the best technology available -- with broad IPTV, VOD and OTT support to the latest chips from Sigma Designs and integrated support of THX Media Director.

As a testament to the advanced capabilities of the Dune HD product line, THX selected the Dune HD Max and Dune HD Smart B1 as the world's first Blu-ray enabled media players to support the new THX Media Director technology. THX Media Director transforms movies, music and other digital media into smart content. The result is a simplified and enhanced home entertainment experience whereby Dune HD players automatically select the appropriate playback settings and modes specific to each piece of content to preserve the content creator's artistic intent.

As content distribution for movies shifts from optical formats to streaming over the Internet, Dune HD is poised to capitalize on this trend by bringing the VUDU streaming service to its full line of media players in 2012. Details on the relationship and product roll-out are forthcoming. ...


Here's the picture: http://konstant.de/wp/wp-content/upl...1/all_2012.jpg


Wow I am impressed--they are staying with sigma chips--great
They have full width cases and should have great cooling--dune is renown for high quality internals to.


Grabbed this from the Dune Base 3.0 thread--much thanks

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Here is a youtube presentation about THX MEDIA DIRECTOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzhqE5-PAqU

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Is this that 2000 grand player?
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Never mind just the bottom one is.

I like the 2nd one in the stack but it has no blu-ray optical disc tray?

The first one would do, but it has no display?
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Its at the CES show and people on these forums are there so hopefully start getting some info.

I hope the components will be sold separately and also hope to hear more.

I hope to there is not so high end models available too.

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Almost from the sound of it, the second one in the stack is the media player, and the 1st one is the blu-ray disc player.


Maybe to get around cineavia or whatever its called they created two separate pieces? I assume they can connect with each other through a cable, i think there current line does that as well?
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I needed 4 things:
1) Source Direct Mode so I can use my VP
2) NAS mode so I can copy and move and access the attached HD
3) RMVB support
4) Blu-ray 2D and 3D ISO

If it can do the above, and it is under $799, I am in
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I needed 4 things:
1) Source Direct Mode so I can use my VP
2) NAS mode so I can copy and move and access the attached HD
3) RMVB support
4) Blu-ray 2D and 3D ISO

If it can do the above, and it is under $799, I am in

Why would you pay the extra price for VXP if you are not going to use it. The VXP is a VP so no need for an external scaler.
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At the end all has to do with the money .And I didn't see any proposed price or an estimated ...and I wonder why
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Never mind just the bottom one is.

I like the 2nd one in the stack but it has no blu-ray optical disc tray?

The first one would do, but it has no display?

I suspect it's a modular concept like the Smart series. That topmost BR-Player has only an eject button on the front, I fear it's just an BR- and HDD-expension unit for the media player unit (middle)....
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I suspect it's a modular concept like the Smart series. That topmost BR-Player has only an eject button on the front, I fear it's just an BR- and HDD-expension unit for the media player unit (middle)....

Yes that is what I was trying to say as well...

Did dbone go to ces? I hope so.
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Yes that is what I was trying to say as well...

Did dbone go to ces? I hope so.

LOL, no CES here. I am going to vegas soon for a work conference, couldn't swing a second trip

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Yes, it is a modular design. The top unit is only Bluray loader and HDD expansion. The middle unit is what they call 'universal media player'. The bottom unit is 'media server gateway' with 4 HDD racks.

The bottom unit has a touchscreen.
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I would expect the 3 HD Pro models to be on the higher end pricewise with full VXP capabilities. You would then have your lower end SMART models (B1/D1/H1) which my guess would not have the VXP capabilities (keeping the cost down, hopefully more in line with the current B1/D1/H1 models). It is hard to say on the price though since the current SMART models will be experiencing a price increase as is.

EDIT - ok, after doing more reading I stand corrected. There won't be three "HD Pro" models, just 1 model with two additional modules.

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CES 2012: Dune HD Receives CES 2012 award in the category High Performance Home Audio. Compared to the version presented at the IFA 2011, the Dune HD Pro is segmented into several modules like the Dune HD Smart. The main module embeds the motherboard equipped with the new chip Sigma Designs SMP8910 video processor and the famous VXP. Connectivity, ultra provided offers everything one can imagine a better namely two HDMI, XLR balanced outputs for analog and digital AES / EBU audio output RCA unbalanced analog 2.1 (stereo + subwoofer) S / PDIF coaxial and optical, USB and eSATA ports, IR input, etc..

Two additional modules will be offered. The first will offer a Blu-Ray 3D and a removable hard drive rack to warm. The second will also offer a Blu-Ray 3D, but along with four drive bays configurable as RAID 0, 1, or 5. The block will be connected in eSATA for Blu-ray and ethernet for hard drives. The network protocol will not be the SMB or NFS, but a proprietary protocol developed specifically for Dune HD.

The main module can stand alone even in the case of use in existing network with a NAS or external hard drives. Add-ons will be powered by the main module (no additional external transformer modules as the Dune HD Smart).
The Dune HD Pro is certified THX Media Director. The price is not yet final but should be up to the ambitions that drive ultra high end. The release is scheduled for this year without elaborating at this time. Everything will depend on SIGMA DESIGNS.

So looking at the picture the middle device appears to be the HD Pro. The top appears to be the Blu-ray module, and the bottom will offer the 4 bay rack. Also, it says that networking will be proprietary for the Dunes (so not using SMB or NFS for the rack)

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Prices people...prices!!!

Everyone already knows that the HD Pro is targeted at the high end market, so to an extent price becomes irrelevant. More interested would be the prices with the 8910 is released in the SMART players

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Prices people...prices!!!

Top one = Hand

Middle one = Arm

Bottom one = Leg.

At least after you buy all three you can still walk with a crutch.
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LOL. I'm hoping for just the middle one at $400 or less.

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LOL. I'm hoping for just the middle one at $400 or less.

I wouldn't mind paying $400 bucks for the middle one...if and only if everything works as described. My patience ran out after having my second child

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On Friday when I go to tear out CES I will get there earlier and go talk to the US rep for Dune. I'll try and get some price points and some better pictures. Also if they are any questions please post them and I will ask!
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I needed 4 things:
1) Source Direct Mode so I can use my VP
2) NAS mode so I can copy and move and access the attached HD
3) RMVB support
4) Blu-ray 2D and 3D ISO

If it can do the above, and it is under $799, I am in

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I needed 4 things:
1) Source Direct Mode so I can use my VP
2) NAS mode so I can copy and move and access the attached HD
3) RMVB support
4) Blu-ray 2D and 3D ISO

If it can do the above, and it is under $799, I am in

Pretty sure #4 will be covered. #2 is already covered by the current Dune products, unless I misunderstand what you're asking for. #1 and #3 unlikely
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On Friday when I go to tear out CES I will get there earlier and go talk to the US rep for Dune. I'll try and get some price points and some better pictures. Also if they are any questions please post them and I will ask!

Definitely bug Mike about SMP8910 based Smart players. The HD Pro is great and all, but a majority of people will not be able to afford (or be willing to pay the premium), so the Smart series would be of the most interest

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So could we just purchase the top 2 modules?

I still dont get what the bottom one is for, doesnt it have its own blu-ray disc tray? Why would you need the top one.

Still maybe I should quit right there, im guessing the top two will be over a grand combined.
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Definitely bug Mike about SMP8910 based Smart players. The HD Pro is great and all, but a majority of people will not be able to afford (or be willing to pay the premium), so the Smart series would be of the most interest

I would be interested in the Smart series with the new chips but might be tempted by Pro series.Its going to be very interesting next few months and also what the competition come up with.

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On Friday when I go to tear out CES I will get there earlier and go talk to the US rep for Dune. I'll try and get some price points and some better pictures. Also if they are any questions please post them and I will ask!

Sounds great and I am sure there is going to be alot interested in the new chips series.
Could you ask if the new series is the same setup for jukebox software as I currently have all my drives setup for DUNE EXPLORER 2.0.6 which is simple and great to use on my Dune Base 3.0.
Thanks for checking it out for us.

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Also some additional pictures here.

Nevermind above poster just posted same link.
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So could we just purchase the top 2 modules?

I still dont get what the bottom one is for, doesnt it have its own blu-ray disc tray? Why would you need the top one.

Still maybe I should quit right there, im guessing the top two will be over a grand combined.

I think its more of a server/nas type thing that can take 4 x Hdd.

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