I've been looking for a player to replace my WDTV SMP that lacks DTS-HD MA bit-streaming (only core is processed).
Finally picked MEDE8ER MED600X3D, mainly because of the active community and ability to use XML files I've previously generated for my WTDV with thumbgen.
Don't get me wrong DTS-HD MA works great and all my movies (mostly BD Remuxes and 1080p rips) play well just like WTDV.
Unit's navigation however is what is making me return the player.
Here's the list of complains:
-each movie in it's own folder requirement. I assume the reason is the implementation of about.jpg(moviesheet) and folder.jpg(coverart) in order to display movie info.
WDTV uses moviename.jpg(coverart) and moviename_sheet.jpg(moviesheet). So each file name is unique and the end user is free to organize the library any way he/she wants
-series handling requires a whole different setup from the movies, episode synopsis is not available, just the season summary
-one feature I used a lot on WDTV in conjunctions with moviesheets is youtube trailer for the movie, no such thing on mede8er
-minor annoyance, but what's up with a cheap blue/red power indicator?
Overall it's solid player probably one of the best on the market today, just wished UI was better
latest WDTV SMP firmware introduced DTS-MA passthru