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post #31 of 2730
O.K., DTS not allow to decode DTS HD MA.

But what about bitstream (passtrough) DTS HD MA via HDMI (in HDMI - raw settings I think)?

If you only passtrough the DTS signal, AFAIK there is no need to have license from DTS (for decoding)? Is it really license/technical issue, or only pressure from movie industry?

I think there is some information mess about few new DMPs without bitstreaming of HD sound...
post #32 of 2730
Will this player upconvert sd avi videos? I didn't see it mentioned on the product page.
post #33 of 2730
If you set the player to 1080p output, then obviously any video that is a lower resolution will be upconverted to 1080p.
post #34 of 2730
Thanks for the reply. I figured that would be the case but just wanted clarification.
post #35 of 2730
When is this player going to be available for shipment? I am real interested to see the first reviews for this player.
post #36 of 2730
@Papa_I it's expected to ship on Sep. 21. We had samples ready for review, but had to wait for the new samples (YouTube feature disabled b/c of legal concerns from Google/YouTube) to arrive; probably around the same time, too.
post #37 of 2730
Thanks for the update.
post #38 of 2730
Admin please step in if I'm overstepping - just want to let everyone know that the pre-order is back, but only 200 units more available (less than that now). Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.
post #39 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@Papa_I it's expected to ship on Sep. 21. We had samples ready for review, but had to wait for the new samples (YouTube feature disabled b/c of legal concerns from Google/YouTube) to arrive; probably around the same time, too.

I'm curious as to the legal concerns with the YouTube feature. Your company is removing it and a competitor (ACRyan Playon!HD) appears to be adding it to their product. Also I just purchased a Samsung blu-ray player that has YouTube capability. Is there any update you can give as to when (if ever) the YouTube feature will be available? Thanks.

Jay
post #40 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

Admin please step in if I'm overstepping - just want to let everyone know that the pre-order is back, but only 200 units more available (less than that now). Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.

Since this is a new product that has not even been reviewed yet could you let us know what the return policy is with this pre-order. I apologize if it is on your web site (I looked but couldn't find it). I know it's only $99 but I would rather not be stuck with a $99 paper weight if the product does not work properly. There are mixed reviews of the older CinemaCube product on Amazon.com. Thanks for participating in the forum.

Jay
post #41 of 2730
@jerndl I am checking the most updated info on YouTube and will get back as soon as I find out more. Basically, in order to improve viewing experience, CinemaTube would load the YouTube video as temporary memory before playing the video. But YouTube did not like that - we were not supposed to catche anything. So in order to activate the YouTube feature again, we would need to integrate Adobe flash player instead - and that will take some time to implement.

The return policy can be found here http://www.brite-view.com/store.php under "Promotional Details"

However, we always provide free exchange and full refund if the product turns out to be defect. Of course, we hope to see the returned product in a reasonable condition/packaging as well.

I hope that helps. Thanks for your interest!
post #42 of 2730
It's great having a brite-view rep on this thread answering our questions so quickly, so thank you for all your help.

One of my main concerns after reading the reviews of the CinemaCube on Amazon, is that it sounds like people with large libraries of files are having problems with the player rescanning and looking for files when they change folders, regardless of if the files are on the same drive. Do you know if this issue has been addressed for the CinemaTube? This could be a major deal breaker for me.
post #43 of 2730
What is the difference between CinemaTube and Acryan Playon!HD?
post #44 of 2730
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Originally Posted by sushix View Post

What is the difference between CinemaTube and Acryan Playon!HD?

Great question. The Playon!HD seems to be getting much more attention on this and other forums. From what I can gather they seem to have basically the same hardware except that the Playon can have an internal drive. Hopefully brite-view and/or other more informed people will chime in here with some definitive answers.

Jay
post #45 of 2730
@TWDY41510 Thank you for reaind this thread, too.

Yes, the issue regarding large file libraries has been addressed in CinemaTube. And although our development team said there is no limit in hard drive capacity, we'd like to play it safe and say that anything under 1.5TB should not be a problem (we tested it and it worked fine).
post #46 of 2730
I see Amazon pro-order the Brite-View BV-6000P 1080p HD Multimedia Player. what is the difference between BV-5005HD and BV-6000P?

thanks
post #47 of 2730
I am being told that although the release date (ship date) of the first 100 units will be on September 21st, that they very well could be shipping a "few" days earlier. I have already received a tracking number through FedEx, but was told in a twitter update that they have pre-generated the tracking/shipping labels and the have not actually shipped yet.

For those interested I will be happy to keep everyone up to date on the shipment and will post details and pictures of the unit and review once I receive my unit.

I currently own a WDTV and am very happy with it but I would like streaming capabilities. Ultimately I want to be able to have a unit that sits in my Theater room (Dedicated) and be able to host my video library on my MacPro drive space and stream the media to the CinemaTube and or have the External drive connected to the CinemaTube and move media down to it remotely from my Main Computer. Not sure if I will be able to do that yet, but I currently am moving all my video to an NSTF volume so I will be ready for the device when it arrives.

I have used various media streamers for the Mac including NullRiver's MediaLink (Currently undergoing updates for Snow Leopard and additional media types, lets hope for mkv!) as well as PS3 Media Server. PS3 Media Server works but has problems with passing DST signals as it tends to send the center channel over to the right channels and so on, jut not very reliable. Also FF/RW does not track well and sometimes causes streaming issues.

If anyone has any questions about the CinemaTube, let me know when it arrives and I will be happy to answer them. Mediatory unboxing photos will be posted as well ;-)
post #48 of 2730
Quote:


I see Amazon pro-order the Brite-View BV-6000P 1080p HD Multimedia Player. what is the difference between BV-5005HD and BV-6000P?

From the description they look like the same machines. However it does not mention streamer or BT on BV-6000P. Maybe there is the only difference?
post #49 of 2730
@akakillroy did you mention that you plan to stream media from your Mac Pro? I'm afraid I have to let you know the CinemaTube supports NTFS in read/write mode and FAT32 in read mode. MAC formatted HDD (HFS) is not supported in current version, but can become supported with the firmware update later - we have made the Mac support request to the chip manufacturer.

@sushix the BV-6000P is targeting at a different market - it's a pure player WITHOUT networking capibilities.
post #50 of 2730
I have a question about the network streaming on the cinematube. You mention that you would have cached content from YouTube. So does this mean the device has some internal cache that it uses when streaming from the network or does this require an external drive hooked up in order to cache?

I mention because the ACRyan PlayOn requires an internal drive to be hooked up in order for it to cache streaming content.
post #51 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@Papa_I it's expected to ship on Sep. 21. We had samples ready for review, but had to wait for the new samples (YouTube feature disabled b/c of legal concerns from Google/YouTube) to arrive; probably around the same time, too.

When I pre-ordered last week and still today, the brite-view store shows an expected ship date of 9/21 for pre-orders. Is this correct or are only the first 100 units shipping on 9/21? Thanks.

Jay
post #52 of 2730
@Posh - yes there is internal cache. For current available features of the CinemaTube (streaming through UPnP or from networked computers), the internal cache is enough and there is no need to plug in an extrenal drive.

@jerndl - all pre-ordered units (around 300 units) will be shipped a few days earlier than Sep 21, because they are shipped from our CA warehouse instead of having to go through Amazon warehouse and then be shipped.
post #53 of 2730
Is brite-View CInemaTube only $89 on Amazon now? The short answer is "No." Here's what's going on:

http://briteview.wordpress.com/2009/...amazon-for-89/
post #54 of 2730
@brite-view is there a firmware fix for Youtube in development that would allow streaming of Youtube, but without the internal cache of video clip being watched?
post #55 of 2730
@Papa_I Yes, as soon as it becomes available it'd be the matter of firmware update.
post #56 of 2730
I got a notification from amazon last week that my cinematube unit shipped on September 10th. The accompanying FedEx number is no good though. What is going on? Did preorders actually ship on the 10th?
post #57 of 2730
@sweetbaboo - sorry for the confusion. We decided to ship the pre-ordered units from our warehouse in CA instead of from Amazon (to save time), but because our FedEx system is connected to that of Amazon's, when we started preparing shipping labels, it sent a notification to Amazon, and Amazon then sent an automated email to you.

The good news is - we're shipping TODAY instead of on Sep 21. Therefore you will get the unit a few days earlier than expected.
post #58 of 2730
@sweetbaboo please post your test results once you get your unit in. I'm anxious to see how it performs. I have added a few links to some video samples and if you are whiling to test and see how well they work on this box I would appreciate it.

@brite-view thanks for the constant flow of information on this box, hopefully this box performs well against the competition.

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/132004...mple_16ref.mkv
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/132004...010000kbps.mkv
http://rapidshare.com/files/17256422...80p-Sample.mkv
http://rapidshare.com/files/82525583....x264.mkv.html
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132004/te..._high_l5.1.mp4
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132004/Li...version%29.mkv
post #59 of 2730
Some of you have asked, and here it is: detailed comparison chart between CinemaTube and CinemaCube.

http://briteview.wordpress.com/2009/...vs-cinemacube/
post #60 of 2730
Quote:
Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@sweetbaboo - sorry for the confusion. We decided to ship the pre-ordered units from our warehouse in CA instead of from Amazon (to save time), but because our FedEx system is connected to that of Amazon's, when we started preparing shipping labels, it sent a notification to Amazon, and Amazon then sent an automated email to you.

The good news is - we're shipping TODAY instead of on Sep 21. Therefore you will get the unit a few days earlier than expected.

np, thanks

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Originally Posted by Papa_I View Post

@sweetbaboo please post your test results once you get your unit in. I'm anxious to see how it performs. I have added a few links to some video samples and if you are whiling to test and see how well they work on this box I would appreciate it.

@brite-view thanks for the constant flow of information on this box, hopefully this box performs well against the competition.

http://files.getdropbox.com/u/132004...mple_16ref.mkv
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/132004...010000kbps.mkv
http://rapidshare.com/files/17256422...80p-Sample.mkv
http://rapidshare.com/files/82525583....x264.mkv.html
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132004/te..._high_l5.1.mp4
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/132004/Li...version%29.mkv

I will test those and post a review
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