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post #211 of 2730
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Originally Posted by czdaryle View Post

just got it and tried the software update..can't get it to work. says can't get image and I tried the newer link

okay got it to work with a FAT16 1g flash drive. I had tried it earlier with a 16g flash a 1tb external and didn't work
post #212 of 2730
Hi all, here are the answer to some of your questions:

1. Usenet/NZB support: would this be available? ==> No. CinemaTube support Internet (TCP/IP), it does not support UseNet and NZB.
2. Would it support EVO files? ==>No.
3. Is it able to support .VOB playback, and m2ts? ==> Yes! CinemaTube support DVD ISO or VOB. CinemaTube also support m2ts file formats. If you keep encounter problems please let me know; I will report this to our team.
4. GUI change - We plan to change the OSD UI into 720p (now is 576i) later. But we do not have plans to make a movie jukebox.
5. Resume/bookmark: I heard it's in QA process now and would be available in the next firmware update. I will confirm if it's the kind of "resume" @Pleng mentioned.
6. Remote Contorl RCU code: have just gotten the file in Excel sheet. I can transfer it to jpeg and post it here in a bit.
post #213 of 2730
@superflysocal: please understand that we would not be able to update the firmware manually one by one here. Please let us know if you encounter any problema updating the firmware using the link below. We apologize for the inconvenience.

http://www.easy-share.com/1907853345/install.img.zip
post #214 of 2730
Those who have received a CinemaCube instead of a CinemaTube - those packages were sent from Amazon; they might have messed up our inventory. We are investigating this issue now, and will email you the shipping label so we can exchange ASAP. Again, it's a shame this happened and we will make sure you receive the CinemaTube soon.
post #215 of 2730
"1. Usenet/NZB support: would this be available? ==> No. CinemaTube support Internet (TCP/IP), it does not support UseNet and NZB."

Are you sure about this? Comparing TCP/IP and usenet/NZB is like comparing apples and oranges. If the unit runs linux then it might support one of the open source NZB apps out there much like how you have torrent support right now.
post #216 of 2730
I will be testing vob and m2ts files tonight from network (smb) and USB drives to see what is going on.

If this unit it based on the Realtech device I am sure there will be others "hacking this unit" I may be inclined to get an Xstreamer for comparison.

Brite-view, how do you create play lists.
post #217 of 2730
CinemaTube maximum bitrate/resolution:

Mpeg1: Ok / Max Pixel 720×576
Mpeg2: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 60m Bytes
H.264: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 40m Bytes
RealVideo8/9/10: Ok / Max Pixel 1280×720p,Max bitrate 1m Bytes
Xvid: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 50m Bytes
Divx3.x: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 50m Bytes
Divx4.x: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 50m Bytes
Divx5.x: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 50m Bytes
Divx6.x: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 50m Bytes
Vc-1/Wmv9: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 40m Bytes
WMV: Ok / Max Pixel 1920×1080p,Max bitrate 40m Bytes

Mp3 Layer1: 8-48khz,32Kbps-448kbps
Mp3 Layer2: 8-48khz,32Kbps-384kbps
Mp3 Layer3: 8-48khz,32Kbps-320kbps
Mpeg2.5: 8-48khz,32Kbps-160kbps
Wma: 8-48khz,32Kbps-192kbps
Pcm,Lpcm: 8-96khz,8/16/24 bit
Pcm,Ima-Adpcm: 8-96khz,4 bit
Pcm,Ms-Adpcm: 8-96khz,4 bit
Pcm,A-Law: 8-96khz,8 bit
Pcm,U-Law: 8-96khz,8 bit
Ac3: 32/44.1/48khz

Jpeg/Jpg Photos with resolutions up to 8000×8000
Bmp Photos with resolutions up to 8000×8000
Tiff Photos with resolutions up to 8000×8000
Png Photos with resolutions up to 8000×8000
Gif Photos with resolutions up to 8000×8000
post #218 of 2730
brite-View,

Resume video (from last play position) NOT working properly. When I play a DVD's (iso files) I can resume the previous play position(s) as long as the unit is not powered off. But once I turn the unit off and restart it, Cinema Tube displays the message "Format is not supported" error message. This occurs whether I'm trying to resume playback from EITHER the playlist (where I previously bookmarked the DVD's) OR from the iso files directly off my hard drive. In fact I can't get the iso files to play at all now...just get the error message "Format is not supported." What's up? Thanks!
post #219 of 2730
and YES I'm using the latest firmware (.......61 version)
post #220 of 2730
Brite-View,

I had received my CinemaTube since last Friday and so far I love it very much! It plays .mts perfectly (recorded from my Sony 1080i camcorder) by displaying1080p 60mhz and not to mention those rvmb format files (720p)

Anyway, in order to get more public attention to this new wonderful product - CinemaTube
I would strongly suggest you guys to pass the samples to several popular online gadget review websites such as "Engadget"

Please continue to make the firmware better and be more stable. I see this piece of hardware is far better than any other HD media player out there with the right spec. and the reasonable pricing.
post #221 of 2730
does the player support NFS protocol for filesharing like the WDtv and xtreamer does?
post #222 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

Hi all, here are the answer to some of your questions:
...
4. GUI change - We plan to change the OSD UI into 720p (now is 576i) later. But we do not have plans to make a movie jukebox.
...

Please don't make this change. I have an older CRT based TV, a Sony XBR-400 that I also plan on using with the CinemaTube that does not support 720P but does support 480P and 1080i through component. This change would make it unusable through component.

It's fundamentally wrong to change the video mode anywhere in the UI mode from the mode configured by the user.
post #223 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

4. GUI change - We plan to change the OSD UI into 720p (now is 576i) later. But we do not have plans to make a movie jukebox.

I understand that the first few iterations of new firmwares will geared towards bug fixes and player stability, but do you guys have an internal road map for features that you would like to add in the future? The reason I ask is because having some movie jukebox software installed on the CinemaTube would greatly appreciated by your user base (Not that I should speak for the community, but it would be greatly appreciated by me).
post #224 of 2730
@dtds: I will report the issue to our team and have them re-test.

@kiddo2: thank you so much for your kind words! We are trying to get our units out to reviewers - that is a promise. We realize the importance of trusted and unbiased reviews, too.

@daskino: let me find out and get back to you.

@user_name: I will let the team know and see if the change will affect your setting. Thanks for letting us know.

@Papa_I: thanks for your input. I'll be sure to make your voice heard.
post #225 of 2730
Hello guys,
I cannot wait to go home since I got the confirmation from Fedex that my CinemaTube has been delivered. I was wondering if some of you already tried to use a USB wireless dongle. I know Brite View will come up with a customized solution mid october but since my router is far from my TV, I really want to avoid one more cable.
Thanks for your feedback.
post #226 of 2730
ok, I've never owned a Media streamer before so my question might sound dumb, but here goes.

Can this device be upgraded (via firmware) to also handle PVR/DVR functionality?
post #227 of 2730
VOB, M2TS, MWV are playing good.
MKV is showing choppy, distorted color.
TRP is not support.
Able to play media files from USB hard-disk and from PC.
Overall, the unit is very good and I am happy with it. I think I have made a good choice purchasing the BV5005HD. I was looking to purchase the MVIX Ultio earlier and I saw the promotion for Brite-View. This saved me $70. I hope Brite-View will fix the MKV problem in future firmware.
post #228 of 2730
Ok here is an update. VOB and M2TS and MP4 files play just fine. I connected the CinemaTube to my 22" Dell monitor via Component Video at 720P, using RCA Audi. I will test this again connected through HDMI. I also have made a couple more video clips, that I am posting to YouTube now, will have the links shortly.

I think my problem was there was a unplayable media file on my network drive, and with the preview option enabled it may have simply cause a problem with any further playback. I am not sure. But it all seems to work fine now. I have not been able to find a file that it will not play yet.

My video clips a little better now, and I have some footage of my successful network connection to my Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station's attached USB drive. Works flawlessly.

I also have tried reaching through SMB the CinemaTube from my desktop and had no success. Not that I expected it to work.

I learned how to create a play list, which is also in the video clip. Looks like you can only create one list.

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to see and I will do my best to produce it for you.

I would like to say that given the price point of this product, I have to say it is well worth the money, it is quite a bit better than the WDTV at the price point.
post #229 of 2730
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Originally Posted by mr_jbloggs View Post

ok, I've never owned a Media streamer before so my question might sound dumb, but here goes.

Can this device be upgraded (via firmware) to also handle PVR/DVR functionality?

Firmware updatable Yes, PVR no.
post #230 of 2730
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Originally Posted by Romsfou View Post

Hello guys,
I cannot wait to go home since I got the confirmation from Fedex that my CinemaTube has been delivered. I was wondering if some of you already tried to use a USB wireless dongle. I know Brite View will come up with a customized solution mid october but since my router is far from my TV, I really want to avoid one more cable.
Thanks for your feedback.

You might also want to consider a wireless router that can be configured as a "wireless bridge". Routers with that capability in the factory firmware tend to be a bit more expensive but if you're willing to put in some effort, there are cheap ones that you can load free firmware on and get a lot of extra capability. One benefit is multiple ethernet ports that will work with anything with a LAN port such as game consoles, TIVO, CinemaTube etc. To the connected device it looks just like a hardwired connection other than the lower bandwidth.

I'm running this one with an XBOX 360 with DD-WRT firmware and after some work setting it up, it's been flawless. Currently $30 + shipping at Newegg but I got mine for $25 shipped on sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320026

It's only wireless B/G and although I haven't seen any video glitches, the only HD content I've tried were the Micrsoft HD WMV samples. You'd probably need an N wireless router on both ends to guarantee a bullet proof solution. I suspect I may have issues playing DVD ISO over wireless G depending on how much buffering the CinemaTube does.

Is the brite-View dongle wireless N or just G?

Yeah, my CinemaTube finally shows as being in FedEx's hands! I got the tracking number on Friday and the shipped notice this AM indicating a ship date of 9/21 but it didn't actually ship until today. Unfortunately, that means the estimated delivery will probably change from Friday to next week
post #231 of 2730
Thanks a lot for your answer. I received mine and it run quite smoothly so far. I got a long RJ45 cable and am trying it on my 32 inches Philipps HDTV. Amazing. Specially to stream videos like vimeo.com/6686768 (sorry cannot post Hyperlink, I'm less than 3 posts...) this one (download first and then watch it through Cinematube).
For that reason I do not think I will go with the WIFI solution since my router is N and this wifi router is G. I do not think it will be enough to stream the HD content.

I also install the PLayON software on my PC (running Vista) and so far I did not succeed to stream my Netflix or Hulu account...still trying.

Anyway, once the firmware will be more stable and I will find a solution to hide the ugly RJ45 cable, I will be more than happy.
Thanks Brite-View!
post #232 of 2730
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Originally Posted by Romsfou View Post

Thanks a lot for your answer. I received mine and it run quite smoothly so far. I got a long RJ45 cable and am trying it on my 32 inches Philipps HDTV. Amazing. Specially to stream videos like vimeo.com/6686768 (sorry cannot post Hyperlink, I'm less than 3 posts...) this one (download first and then watch it through Cinematube).
For that reason I do not think I will go with the WIFI solution since my router is N and this wifi router is G. I do not think it will be enough to stream the HD content.

I also install the PLayON software on my PC (running Vista) and so far I did not succeed to stream my Netflix or Hulu account...still trying.

Anyway, once the firmware will be more stable and I will find a solution to hide the ugly RJ45 cable, I will be more than happy.
Thanks Brite-View!

tversity pro does hulu too, did u try? if there is a guide?
post #233 of 2730
The menu is missing an utility to release the USB device so we can safely swapping memory card or memory stick.
post #234 of 2730
brite-view:

What is the difference between the model BV-5005HD listed at brite-view.com and model BV-6000P listed at Amazon (asin B002LTRCRW)?

Also will your model work overseas - specifically Australia (240V AC, PAL TV system). (thinking of getting one as for my family member who lives there).

Thnx.
post #235 of 2730
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Originally Posted by sandun View Post

brite-view:

What is the difference between the model BV-5005HD listed at brite-view.com and model BV-6000P listed at Amazon (asin B002LTRCRW)?

N/M - found a blog post about it at briteview.wordpress.com

http://briteview.wordpress.com/2009/...amazon-for-89/
post #236 of 2730
@dtds: thanks for reporting the issue. We're still testing to see if the new firmware has solved the problem.

@daskino: CinemaTube is based on the Linux kernel, so it supports NFS protocol. However it's not "turned-on" at the moment since NFS is complex.

@user-name: thanks again for the comment. The team is noted and they'll discuss if they will proceed. Also, our Wifi dongle dedicated to CinemaTube will be wireless N.

@mr_jbloggs: no it doesn't have PVR/DVD functionality.

@akakillroy: yes currently only one playlist can be created, and you can only play all videos, all music or all pictures at the same time on the playlist. No mixing yet.

@Romsfou: thank you too! Btw is your PlayOn the latest version? We sometimes had issues streaming Netflix before updating the software to the latest version, but it seems the latest version of PlayOn is working fine.

@wushu2266: you are right. I will report this and see if we can provide that option.

@sandun: no worries. We apologize for the confusion.
post #237 of 2730
As promised, please see the jpeg file.

Thanks!
LL
post #238 of 2730
Can some one point, warranty, return, exchange info on briteview website?

thanks
post #239 of 2730
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Originally Posted by wushu2266 View Post

The menu is missing an utility to release the USB device so we can safely swapping memory card or memory stick.

It shouldn't be needed as CinemaTube (as described) never writes to the device. It should be safe to take it out at any time. If you're worried just stop the video before you pull it out.
post #240 of 2730
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Originally Posted by Romsfou View Post

Thanks a lot for your answer. I received mine and it run quite smoothly so far. I got a long RJ45 cable and am trying it on my 32 inches Philipps HDTV. Amazing. Specially to stream videos like vimeo.com/6686768 (sorry cannot post Hyperlink, I'm less than 3 posts...) this one (download first and then watch it through Cinematube).
For that reason I do not think I will go with the WIFI solution since my router is N and this wifi router is G. I do not think it will be enough to stream the HD content.

... and I will find a solution to hide the ugly RJ45 cable, I will be more than happy.
Thanks Brite-View!

If you already have an N router all you need is a router that works as an N wireless bridge...They're out there too although many don't support neat 3rd party firmware like DD_WRT and TOMATO. No ugly cable and if brite-View has done their part right even "raw" Blu-Ray files should play ok.

Ship delay of the extra day cost me the weekend so I won't see mine until Monday

I'd like to thank everyone who has posted their experiences. I really appreciate the effort.

Extra thanks and kudos to akakillroy. It's a rare gift to get so much value from one member.
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