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post #151 of 2730
When your mouse is over the firmware file online, it's called "install.img", but when I download it, it changes to "install.tar".

I downloaded the file and it's 102,770K in size. Are you supposed to put the raw "install.tar" file on a flash drive or uncompress it first ?
post #152 of 2730
Any idea if usenet/nzb support is in the plans for this box?
post #153 of 2730
No go with an external drive either. After it attempts to perform the update I get an image damaged error (briefly) and it comes back to the firmware information screen, but the NOTE: field shows me a Attachment 153163
Not sure what to do next, will attempt to re-download the image update again and try flashing again.
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post #154 of 2730
Per Brite-View in a recent post:

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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

How does "USB firmware update" work?

1. Please visit our support page: http://www.brite-view.com/support.php
2. Please find the "firmware update" underneath "CinemaTube"
3. Save the firmware to a USB drive; has to be under the root directory
4. Plug the USB dirve into your CinemaTube; turn it on
5. Go to hoem menu, see Setup --> System --> Software Update; choose "USB update"
6. You should see a window telling you what the current version of the firmware is and what and the latest version is, with release note

Speaking of which, we're looking for people who already received their units to help us confirm the HFS+ compatibility with the latest firmware (version: 500510099161). If any damage is caused by this testing, we will send you a new replacement unit.

Thanks!
post #155 of 2730
Hi all, the firmware available on the our website might not have been uploaded correctly. Please use this link when we update our website:

http://www.easy-share.com/1907853345/install.img.zip

(after downloading the file it has to be unzipped.)

We apologize for the inconvenience.
post #156 of 2730
Brite-view gave me another link to the firmware, downloading it now.
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post #157 of 2730
More images uploaded to Picasa and Flickr
post #158 of 2730
I downloaded the new firmware and the file is called "install.img.zip". I unzipped the file and it contains 2 files:

install.img 102,770 KB
install.img-sig.txt 1 KB

I placed both on my flash drive and will try updating the firmware as soon as my unit arrives (this Wednesday).
post #159 of 2730
Please note that version 500510099161 is the latest one. After downloading it the system may prompt a message asking if you want the "500510099141" instead; just press "cancel".

Thanks.
post #160 of 2730
This one seems to be taking. Screen goes blamck after about 30 seconds but then comes back up. Don't panic and do NOT power the unit off!
post #161 of 2730
I know Im the only AVS'er interested in EVO file playback anyone know if this unit can play that video format? Thanks!


akakillroy - Are you using a WD external drive? I have two Mybook 1 TB drives for my WD-TV.
post #162 of 2730
Firmware update went fine, now to get home to start some testing. I notices quite a bit of artifacting while playing a 1080p video on a composite output that may be just the nature of the composite. Not sure anyone will be using HD video out on composite though
Attachment 153170

Attachment 153171

Attachment 153172

Attachment 153173

Attachment 153174
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post #163 of 2730
Direct me to a sample EVO file and I will test.

Yes I have a WDTV as well, I do have a WD Elements drive I am using as well with the WDTV, I will test on the CinemaTube.

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Originally Posted by bigjsouth View Post

I know Im the only AVS'er interested in EVO file playback anyone know if this unit can play that video format? Thanks!


akakillroy - Are you using a WD external drive? I have two Mybook 1 TB drives for my WD-TV.
post #164 of 2730
More screen shots with Firware update uploaded to Picasa and Flikr that will be all until I get home this evening in about 3 hrs from now
post #165 of 2730
I sent an email to service5@zinnetusa.com on September 16th with tech questions before deciding to order the CinemaTube. As of today, Sept. 21st, I have not received a reply from Brite-View.

I sure hope their tech-support improves.

I have a feeling this player was rushed to completion before it was ready. No units were pre-distributed for reviews. I am also concerned about their return policy. The warranty was next to impossible to find on the website and there is no satisfaction guarantee.
post #166 of 2730
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueribb View Post

I sent an email to service5@zinnetusa.com on September 16th with tech questions before deciding to order the CinemaTube. As of today, Sept. 21st, I have not received a reply from Brite-View.

I sure hope their tech-support improves.

I have a feeling this player was rushed to completion before it was ready. No units were pre-distributed for reviews. I am also concerned about their return policy. The warranty was next to impossible to find on the website and there is no satisfaction guarantee.

couldn't agree more on the rush and no reviews available yet. Hopefully their return policy is liberal enough for "guinea pigs" like us testing this.
post #167 of 2730
@blueribb could you email me your name and question? We have replied to all emails, but weren't sure if your email was lost. You can try using this forum's direct message system, or to service5@zinnetusa.com again. Or if you want, I can answer right here too. We standby at least 16 hours a day including the weekends (as you can see me posting on this forum on the weekend) and we do try to answer in a timely manner. We apologize for any inconvenience, and truly hope to answer your questions.

You can always find us on Twitter (@briteview), too. We hope to hear from you soon!
post #168 of 2730
Quote:
Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@blueribb could you email me your name and question? We have replied to all emails, but weren't sure if your email was lost. You can try using this forum's direct message system, or to service5@zinnetusa.com again. Or if you want, I can answer right here too. We standby at least 16 hours a day including the weekends (as you can see me posting on this forum on the weekend) and we do try to answer in a timely manner. We apologize for any inconvenience, and truly hope to answer your questions.

You can always find us on Twitter (@briteview), too. We hope to hear from you soon!

Most of my questions were answered here but the one remaining question is about USB power to external drives. Is this shut off completely when the CinemaTube is turned off ?

The Western Digital HD Media Player does not power down external devices when it is shut off.
post #169 of 2730
@blueribb Yes, it's completely powered off. Thanks for asking so I can post it here, since several others asked the same question too.
post #170 of 2730
MAybe a possible future enhancement could be to allow (as an option) direct firmware update from the brite-view servers rather than downloading to USB and plugging usb to CinemaTube. Not a big deal but would be nice.
post #171 of 2730
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs View Post

MAybe a possible future enhancement could be to allow (as an option) direct firmware update from the brite-view servers rather than downloading to USB and plugging usb to CinemaTube. Not a big deal but would be nice.

I think that's already an option
post #172 of 2730
akakillroy. Thanks for all the pictures. Can't wait till I get mine.
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post #173 of 2730
I ordered my CinameTube 5005HD last week and got the shipment today, EXCEPT THEY SENT ME A CINEMACUBE 5003 INSTEAD!!!
What a letdown. I better not have to pay for return shipping!
post #174 of 2730
brite-View, are you working on movie jukebox interface like the one on Xtreamer?
post #175 of 2730
or UMC interface
post #176 of 2730
Quote:
Originally Posted by superflysocal View Post

I ordered my CinameTube 5005HD last week and got the shipment today, EXCEPT THEY SENT ME A CINEMACUBE 5003 INSTEAD!!!
What a letdown. I better not have to pay for return shipping!

that blows...hope mine doesn't show up like that also
post #177 of 2730
How to setup TVersity to stream the content to TV thru BV5005HD from P2P stream(PPlive)? Thanks in advance.
post #178 of 2730
Boy some of you people are vicious!

Video unboxing of the CinemaTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JoeXG17SeM

Still processing as I post this so give it a few min.

Heading down to the theater room to get it connected with more information.
post #179 of 2730
Ok here is what I know so far.

Sees and reads NTSF disks at least up to 1TB
Sees and reads HFS formated drives (MAC) with latest firmware.

1080p Playback on the new firmware (161) works and seems fine.
ISO file from DVD9 plays fine!
mkv files 720p play fine
XDiv video files play fine

Need to check yet on VOB files and some other formats. Some files showed up as Music files instead of view but that may be just a fluke.

Interface response is great compared to the WDTV that i have with current firmware.

Other than the remote causing me problems because I am in a dark room and the remote has no illumination, I would say at this point the CinemaTube is a winner for my needs.

It recognized my network/workgroup and even saw my AirPort Extreme base station, but I could not connect, probably because I didn't have my username/pass correct.

If no one makes fun of my video review/preview I will upload more video to YouTube with more comments and views of the interface and options.
post #180 of 2730
@akakillroy, does the device make any noise?

Thanks for your quick feedback.
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