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post #61 of 2730
Mine is on its way, it is in FedEx's hands.
post #62 of 2730
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Originally Posted by akakillroy View Post

Mine is on its way, it is in FedEx's hands.

my fedex # still shows no record

is briteview going to send me an email?
post #63 of 2730
@sweetbaboo we are sorry for the wait. We're still in the process of sending all 300 units out. Some shipped yesterday, some will be shipped today and tomorrow. Everything will be shipped out by Sep 21 the latest, as promised. When your FedEx tracking number becomes trackable, that means they are on the way. If you have any questions, please email us at service5@zinnetusa.com and we'll get to you within a couple of hours.
post #64 of 2730
@brite-view is there an ETA on when the second batch will be ready for shipment?
post #65 of 2730
@Papa_I: we have pretty much shipped most of the 1st + 2nd batch, including international packages. All 300 units in the 1st and 2nd batch will be sent out by Sep 21 (Monday) the latest, but I'd say at least 95% are already sent out today.
post #66 of 2730
I'm looking forward to this, as it receives regular firmware updates, in theory. Let me know, boys!
post #67 of 2730
The price is certainly right. The lack of TrueHD/DTS-HD pass-thru over HDMI is a showstopper, but hopefully they will address that as a "bug" as the brite-view rep here has suggested. Can you provide us with an ETA for that fix?
post #68 of 2730
@srauly: It's actually not a bug, but DTS (company) policy. In order to protect Blu-ray content, DTS (company) prohibits all DMP (digital media player) products from decoding DTS HD directly. All DTS HD (7.1 CH original) content must be decoded as 5.1 CH output. If you set the CinemaTube audio as “S/P Dif raw” or “HDMI raw”, it will get 5.1 CH output. And, if you set the CinemaTube audio as“S/P Dif LPCM”or“HDMI LPCM”, it will get 2 CH (stero) output. These two CH were downmixed by 5.1 CH. AC3 is also similar as DTS case.
post #69 of 2730
I guess I'm a little confused. If I have an audio receiver that can decode Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD, I just want the streamer to pass thru that bitstream over HDMI, and let my audio receiver decode it. I'm not looking for the CinemaTube to decode it at all. So will the CinemaTube do that?
post #70 of 2730
I'm new to Cinema Tube and NMT in general. Is any of the movie jukeboxes out there compatible with Cinema Tube?
post #71 of 2730
The CinemaTube has multilanguage support? Can it read (play/stream) video files from the network share in different character sets (non-English characters) such as UTF-8/Unicode, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese?
post #72 of 2730
Does the CinemaTube have these functions:

1. Time shift - ability to find a specific time in a video. For example, if I enter 15:32, it will bring me to the 15th minute 32nd second of the video.

2. Can I bookmark certain time periods in a video clip and then return to that time in the video by pressing a bookmark button?

Cheers
post #73 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@srauly: It's actually not a bug, but DTS (company) policy. In order to protect Blu-ray content, DTS (company) prohibits all DMP (digital media player) products from decoding DTS HD directly. All DTS HD (7.1 CH original) content must be decoded as 5.1 CH output. If you set the CinemaTube audio as S/P Dif raw or HDMI raw, it will get 5.1 CH output. And, if you set the CinemaTube audio asS/P Dif LPCMorHDMI LPCM, it will get 2 CH (stero) output. These two CH were downmixed by 5.1 CH. AC3 is also similar as DTS case.

I'm confused? AC Ryan player provides DTS passthru and it's based on the similar Realtek chipset. It's possible passthru means 5.1 CH output? Someone pls confirmed.
post #74 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@srauly: It's actually not a bug, but DTS (company) policy. In order to protect Blu-ray content, DTS (company) prohibits all DMP (digital media player) products from decoding DTS HD directly. All DTS HD (7.1 CH original) content must be decoded as 5.1 CH output. If you set the CinemaTube audio as S/P Dif raw or HDMI raw, it will get 5.1 CH output. And, if you set the CinemaTube audio asS/P Dif LPCMorHDMI LPCM, it will get 2 CH (stero) output. These two CH were downmixed by 5.1 CH. AC3 is also similar as DTS case.

Please see Popcorn Hour's website for their A-110 play (a DMP that I view is in the same market as the CinemaTube) and they state that they are able to "Audio pass through : DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus"

http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinesto...spec&item_id=6
post #75 of 2730
@srauly because CinemaTube decodes DTS, it's not possible to output true HD sound. This product is designed for general purpose and for those without a DTS receiver. People without DTS receiver could not even hear the audio part in the movie before such products existed.

@Makita426 currently the subtitle encoding (other than English) includes Unicode (UTF8), GBK (simplified Chinese) and BIG5 (traditional Chinese).

@grdig2 Yes there is "Time Shift" feature. You can key in the title, chapter or time you want to go to. There is no "bookmark" in this version, but you can repeat a video from point A to point B.

@Papa_I That's because Popcorn Hour just passes the audio through, there is no "decoding DTS". Therefore, no downmix either. That product is for people who already have DTS receivers.
post #76 of 2730
Hi Brite-View, can you add the CinemaTube to the Harmony remote database ?
post #77 of 2730
@mitau Let me check with the team to see if this is possible. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
post #78 of 2730
"@Makita426 currently the subtitle encoding (other than English) includes Unicode (UTF8), GBK (simplified Chinese) and BIG5 (traditional Chinese). "

In other word, only subtitle in non-English character sets can be read, but the CinemaTube can't display non-English Folders or Files name in Network share or USB drive? I will have to rename ALL non-English folders and files to English or the CinemaTube won't be able to read? Please clarify. Thanks.
post #79 of 2730
@Makita426 The CinemaTube can read non-English subtitles. The menu itself can be displayed in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Spanish and French. It can also read folders and files named by these languages, at least. I will have to find out about the other languages and get back to you. If you have a specific language in mind, please let me know. Thanks.
post #80 of 2730
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Originally Posted by brite-View View Post

@Papa_I That's because Popcorn Hour just passes the audio through, there is no "decoding DTS". Therefore, no downmix either. That product is for people who already have DTS receivers.

I don't believe that's the case. I believe that the A-110 can also handle DTS Downmix too, but I can't find it on their product page. I did find though that the Xtreamer has that information listed on their product page. I am about to purchase a CinemaTube, but I want to understand if this is a hardware or firmware issue.

http://www.xtreamer.net/89/content-pages/Specs.aspx
post #81 of 2730
Brite-View:

I am a novice to all of this and am looking for something that meets the WAF and kid factor 2) I am more interested in using other software like Tversity and Play On; how does your system "play" with these? 3) Lastly; if you could please tell me how soon the units are shipping? Thxs
post #82 of 2730
@Papa_I: We apologize that we should not have voiced for other manufacturers, and we do not have enought information about other products, either. We can provide the most accurate information about our products, though.

What we do know, is that DTS downmix is a "license" that we had to purchase in order for CinemaTube to decode DTS. This can be done on both RealTek and Sigma chips.

@met64: thank you for your interest. We have listed all necessary steps in order to make CinemaTube and Tversity or PlayOn work on the CinemaTube page (under the "Tips" tab). Please let me know if you need more information.

We are 99% through shipping the first 300 pre-ordered units out. The next batch (and the last) of 100 units for $99.99 (launch special) is expected to ship on October 5th, 2009.
post #83 of 2730
I just got the delivery via FedEx to my house 3 hours ago. However, I am too busy to open the package and will have to do it later tonight.

That was fast delivery. Thank you.
post #84 of 2730
If my movies are inside a DMG folder. Will CinemaTube be able to open the DMG folder?
post #85 of 2730
Will a PC on the network have access to the USB drive attached to the CinemaTube? I'd like to add movies to the attached drive without ever disconnecting the USB Drive.
post #86 of 2730
brite-view , is there any website who have reviewed ur product ??

If u would not mind, pics of movies songs etc.. of different codec`s being played will settle all the questions raised once and for all

Cheers !
post #87 of 2730
" NTFS HDD users may experience unsmooth HD video playback w/ CinemaTube; we are working on this issue and it can be solved by firmware update by end of Sep. FAT32 HDDs should be ok."

http://twitter.com/briteview

This is pretty crappy news to release after a bunch of preorders have been taken. This is a showstopper.
post #88 of 2730
@grdig2 will check on the DMG folder and get back on Monday. Would that be ok?

@Buttsauce: probably not. Copying and pasting over files over the network is not supported.

@uefa_007: we have just sent out a few untis to 3 different reviwers, so hopefully the review will come out soon. Meanwhile, to see how the CinemaTube works in action, you can see our YouTube channel "wejustclick".

@sweetbaboo: it's quite a shame and we just learned about that, too. If you have pre-ordered one and this affects your willingness to keep it, please email us at service5@zinnetusa.com and we'll take care of you.

We do have a Facebook fan page too, and it seems a few of them have gotten their units. Maybe you can ask them questions there, too, to see if they like it so far.
post #89 of 2730
Guys, give us your 1st impression. PLEASE .
post #90 of 2730
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Originally Posted by sweetbaboo View Post

" NTFS HDD users may experience unsmooth HD video playback w/ CinemaTube; we are working on this issue and it can be solved by firmware update by end of Sep. FAT32 HDDs should be ok."

http://twitter.com/briteview

This is pretty crappy news to release after a bunch of preorders have been taken. This is a showstopper.

How can this be? NTFS format is a must since the majority of 1080p MKV movies are greater than 8 gig and FAT32 does not support such big file. The NTFS problem should not even exist since that is priority number one.....instead of less important options such as YouTube, Torrent, etc...

Now I have to wait for the firmware fix to watch all my 1080p MKV movies.
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