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post #751 of 794
discontinued.... crap.
post #752 of 794
I received my zino yesterday with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 card. Everywhere I've read said it can do audio output put 7.1 through HDMI through the card. When I look through all the settings I'm only getting 2 channel sound. How do I enable the rest of the channels? Sorry if this is a repost.
post #753 of 794
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Originally Posted by fanboy95 View Post

I received my zino yesterday with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 card. Everywhere I've read said it can do audio output put 7.1 through HDMI through the card. When I look through all the settings I'm only getting 2 channel sound. How do I enable the rest of the channels? Sorry if this is a repost.

Use this thread for setup:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1250607
post #754 of 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by fanboy95 View Post

I received my zino yesterday with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 card. Everywhere I've read said it can do audio output put 7.1 through HDMI through the card. When I look through all the settings I'm only getting 2 channel sound. How do I enable the rest of the channels? Sorry if this is a repost.

Control Panel>Sound. Is HDMI sound the default?
post #755 of 794
I have a fully loaded Zino for the past 7 months or so. All of a sudden now I'm getting an error when trying to watch blu-rays through power DVD in the Zino. I'm getting an problem with HDPC settings. Works fine if I back a disc up and play it, an works dine via my ps3 so the problem is with the Zino. Any suggestions?

UPDATE - I downloaded the trial version of WinDVD and I get the same problem saying I cannot play protected blu-rays in my display enviroment...I really am stumped - these are my personal movies and even rented a movie from Blockbuster that comes with the same result. When I downloaded the application from Cyberlink it checked my system and indicated that I am not HTCP compliant but nothing has changed since I purchased this Zino and I have never had a problem with a blu-ray disc. I think my graphics card is the ATI Radeon 5400 HD and is fully able to play a blu-ray.

I just dont have a clue as to why all of a sudden I cannot play my discs.
post #756 of 794
Total shot in the dark here but it sounds like your Zino isn't playing nice with your display. It's very possible that the Zino has had some software updates applied automatically. Also, is your TV connected to the internet? Is it possible that a firmware update was pushed to your TV that ight be causing the compatibility issue?

Something you might be able to try if you have system restore active on the Zino is to roll the system back to a date before this issue started happening. Or open your update history and start removing updates one by one starting wiht the most recent and see when the issue is gone to identify what update is the problem.
post #757 of 794
So, I've had my Zino (quad core, blu-ray, discrete graphics, 6 GB RAM, IR) for 6 months now and both the VGA and HDMI ports stopped working last week. My TV says no signal when connected to either of these output ports.

I made sure that the TV is not the problem by hooking up my HP laptop to this TV via both VGA and HDMI and it works fine with the laptop.

I called Dell and they are supposedly sending a tech over.

Did anyone else have this problem? Any guesses as to what could be the problem? My guess is that the discrete graphics card is busted.
post #758 of 794
So this Zino is a thing of the past.... oh well.

In the future I will replace mine (Zino 410) with a Macmini, it sounds more reliable.
post #759 of 794
I have a brand new, never opened, Zino that has been sitting for probably 6 months now. I'm considering just selling it since I haven't had time to do anything with it anyway. I'll have to dig up the specs and what I paid for it. Let me know if anyone is interested.
post #760 of 794
It's possible that we'll see something similar (Like a Zino 510) but with a Sandy Bridge.

With all the other random products they whip up, I'd be surprised if they didn't replace the line with something.
post #761 of 794
Ok... Since the Zino's are gone, Is there something comparable?? I really only would like to stream netflix, Sports, and Tv shows via Hulu/Justin dot tv... Any help would be greatly appreciated
post #762 of 794
Take a look at what we offer. We have an amazon store now...

Storefront
post #763 of 794
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Originally Posted by TimPFla View Post

I really only would like to stream netflix, Sports, and Tv shows via Hulu/Justin dot tv...

If you just want online streaming, what about something like a WDTV or Roku or
similar? Do you need a computer?
post #764 of 794
I really Don't know... I go to atdh and several online sports stream and I don't know much about what you told me.. I will research them though.. I am not that computer savvy so adding my own OS and buying all kinds of extras that go with the assasins pcs above..
post #765 of 794
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Originally Posted by TimPFla View Post

I am not that computer savvy so adding my own OS and buying all kinds of extras that go with the assasins pcs above..

We can do that for you too if you want. Actually, one of the things that we offer is complete setup including bios, Windows, drivers and HTPC software including codecs for HD Audio bitstreaming.

There is also another option. Installing an OS is very easy. I have guides over at my blog that show you how to do everything step by step and illustrated from the minute you turn the HTPC on. This also includes setting up the actual HTPC software.

So if you want us to do it we will for a fee. If you want to do it we show you how for $20.

You can get an idea of the guides that I have by looking at the Paid Guides Contents tab here.

We are trying to bring HTPC to everyone however we can.
post #766 of 794
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Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Take a look at what we offer. We have an amazon store now...

Storefront

Is this through AVS?
post #767 of 794
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Originally Posted by TH3_FRB View Post

I have a brand new, never opened, Zino that has been sitting for probably 6 months now. I'm considering just selling it since I haven't had time to do anything with it anyway. I'll have to dig up the specs and what I paid for it. Let me know if anyone is interested.

Hi!

I just saw your post and I'm looking for one, if you still have it and are willing to sell it I would be interested.
What are the specs and what would be the price for it?

Thanks
post #768 of 794
The zino just got "discontinued" today in Malaysia, it was in the clearance deal for almost 2 weeks previously.

Could we be looking to another face lifted Zino 420 next year?
post #769 of 794
I really hope they do bring back the Zino next year, hopefully with quad-core options. They would be stupid not to put out something in that segment given the hardware we're gonna be getting from Intel and AMD.
post #770 of 794
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

I really hope they do bring back the Zino next year, hopefully with quad-core options. They would be stupid not to put out something in that segment given the hardware we're gonna be getting from Intel and AMD.

I'd settle for SandyBridge at this point.
post #771 of 794
Well, I'm guessing that the MXM Radeon 5450 could be the baseline for next year's zino model, I wonder will the Radeon Mobility 6xxx will be available for the high-end model? really hope we can get a more powerful GFX card, and swap the hdd from a 3.5" to a 2.5" so that power consumption will stay the same. Heck if they slap a SSD option even better!

That said, I don't think the mobo will be Sandy Bridge unless Dell switches back from AMD to Intel, which I think is unlikely.

I'm hoping we can get USB3 as well.
post #772 of 794
I never quite bought into the Zino. Instead, I got a HP Pavilion Slimline S5560F PC Phenom II X4 830, 6GB, DDR3 ,1TB HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5450, WiFi, Blu-ray DVD burner, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. No muss no fuss all inclusive with no assembly or installation issues. It has the TV tuner built in for OTA recording, wireless keyboard and mouse, and cost only $638 new almost 20 months ago.

Yesss. . . it is a bit larger but is tucked away behind my HT system cabinet and I never see it unless I open a panel. And, there are no cooling problems with the slim line case. Can't even hear the fans. Low power consumption and the ATI 5450 works flawlessly with also low power consumption. I looked at building an HTPC and for the features the HP had at the time it couldn't be beat. It still is amazing.
post #773 of 794
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

I never quite bought into the Zino.

I did. Its promise was better than its execution. It's not the worst computer I
ever bought, by far, but I wouldn't do it again.
post #774 of 794
I'm still hoping for a refresh or updated model for 2012. I just started having all kinds of issues with the latest Sharky007 packs on my Zino so tried using a mini-ITX SandyBridge Intel 3000 machine I had built.

Ugh. What a pain. The case is roughly 4 times the size of the Zino and cost was comparable if not more expensive than the Zino. The HD3000 is a joke. I spent all day Sunday messing with the settings trying to get Sharky's pack to bitstream TrueHD and DTS-MA. Nothing. Either WMC hung up or crashed completely. Any 1080p bluray MKVs (20+gb) played terribly. Frequent hangs and stuttering. The worst part was that I had to unplug and replug my HDMI to get it to sync any time I changed TV input or the PC went to sleep.

I finally ended up dropping an ATI 5670 in the case and all the issues disappeared. I'll probably post a "please help me I'm an idiot" message in the Win 7 setup thread, but for now I'm swearing off of Intel video.

Long story short. I really hope we see an updated version of the Zino at some point next year.
post #775 of 794
Finally decided to unload this. It's a brand new (never out of the box) Zino 410 with AMD Athlon II X2 P340 (Dual Core 2.2GHz), 4GB, 5450 MXM, 500GB HDD, DVD (no Blu-ray), Wireless N, and Win 7 Pro. Full spec sheet is attached. I paid $575 last spring.

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Originally Posted by TH3_FRB View Post
I have a brand new, never opened, Zino that has been sitting for probably 6 months now. I'm considering just selling it since I haven't had time to do anything with it anyway. I'll have to dig up the specs and what I paid for it. Let me know if anyone is interested.

 

Zino.pdf 49.0341796875k . file
post #776 of 794
I just got the Zino 410, AMD P320, 4200 graphic card, 4GB RAM, & BD. I uninstalled the unneeded software and installed the latest 4200 graphic driver from AMD site. However, I get freezing and stuttering with most 1080p ripped movies. I am missing something or this is expected for the configuration I got ? Thanks.
post #777 of 794
Don't know if others have had luck but you probably should have gone with the 5450 MXM instead of the 4200.
post #778 of 794
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Originally Posted by TH3_FRB View Post

Don't know if others have had luck but you probably should have gone with the 5450 MXM instead of the 4200.

I got this from Dell outlet so didn't have option
What I don't understand is if 4200 is not capable of playing bluray smoothly then why did it come with Bluray drive ?
Anyway, is it upgradable (DIY) to 5450 ?
post #779 of 794
I believe the 4200 is integrated onto the mobo. I have no idea of anyone has been able to get good performance woth 1080p or.not. Is it only with rips or BD too?
post #780 of 794
I think there could be a problem with the very latest video driver just released a few weeks ago. Try downloading the driver version that came out just before the latest one available.
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