Originally Posted by barhoram
How long ago since you tried the Dune?
I admit it has been a while, at least a year, I'd have to go back and dig in the beginning of this thread to see.
Did you try the MyMovies interface for Dune?? Mine looks fabulous on my 110" projector setup. There are skins that allow you to change from 5 or 7 rows, or you can choose yourself with Dune Edit.
I have not, but I am interested if you can configure it's rows. I remember some of the dune interface show stoppers for me were:
1) There was no way to have a "watched" indicator. Has this changed with the new interface?
2) To update the interface on the Dune, and have decent response on the device, you needed to add a flash drive and any time you made a change to the collection, copy the setup back to the Dune. That was tedious, but there was a user who worked out how to do it with Rsync. At the time SMB share access was buggy and required fairly regular reboots. Also a lot of times the Dune would lose visibility on the network so it couldn't be updated without a reboot. This working better now?
?? If you are using the MyMovies front end, when you save a new title in the collection manger, it automatically updates the Dune.
Interesting. This is different, was not the way it was working.
I've not had this issue. In fact, both of my Dune Players have been on without reboot for a couple of weeks straight.
A couple of weeks?? What caused them to need a reboot 2 weeks ago? My idea of reliable is no reboot should be required, ever. That said, I would also expect to power it off after use, back on when I want to use it so it would get fairly regular "restarts" Remind me tough, I'm thinking it has a "sleep" mode and never really powers off. Power off put it to "sleep", but when I had issues with networking etc, it required a hard power cycle (pull plug). I remember pricing remote control plugs so I could power cycle it if I was going to keep it. When you say "reboot" which do you mean?
I rip to .MKV, but .ISO works as well (did rip a few this way). Either is supported. Bit-streaming, forced subtitles, secondary audio tracks all work with .MKV....
Good, improvements in mkv then, I think those were an issue then, but I didn't use mkv much so not sure.
You are correct in there is no source direct mode (yet) on the Dune. It is on the list of requested firmware enhancements. However, I did a side by side comparison from the same source material between the Dune and my Oppo in source direct mode on my projector setup, and could not tell any difference in the two.
Yes, I forget which things were affected. Color space, or frame rate or both. What about auto-frame rate switching? I think back when I tried, you set it's output (e.g. 24hz) and that's what you got. No automatic way to change. Not sure.
Thanks for the input and followup details. Much appreciated. Elaboration welcome.