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post #9871 of 10812
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Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post

Shouldn't present any problems, but it depends on how your player is set up for video output, and also what resolutions your display can handle. There are several options for handling such video, but the player can do so just fine.

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Originally Posted by Killroy View Post

I have no problems with the Dune playing any 1080i/50 but one of my TV's does not like them if I set the auto-refresh rate on the Dune to 24/50/60 as it cannot properly play it back at 50hz so I set the Dune to 24/60 only at it plays it fine at 60 with the obvious pitch issue. My projector on the other hand handles the 50Hz with no problems.



Thank you both for the information. I now have something to recommend to my friends and perhaps for myself as well.
post #9872 of 10812
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

Since you are an HD whore I forgive you tongue.gif

Us whores have to stick together you know.

LOL!! No questions asked!

Unfortunately my issue with the 'Predators' BD ISO persists, with no resolution working for it.
post #9873 of 10812
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Originally Posted by mickey79 View Post

LOL!! No questions asked!

Unfortunately my issue with the 'Predators' BD ISO persists, with no resolution working for it.
Have you tried mounting the ISO and then extracting either BD folder structure or just main movie as M2TS (or main movie only ISO) and see if it will work then?
post #9874 of 10812
Weird issue I'm having. I have a duo and a H1 and I have a passport portable HDD if I plug it into the duo I can pull the HDD up on the H1, but not the other way around? Both are connected by LAN cable and have there own ip address's I'm going through SMB
post #9875 of 10812
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Originally Posted by DiabloZoe View Post

Weird issue I'm having. I have a duo and a H1 and I have a passport portable HDD if I plug it into the duo I can pull the HDD up on the H1, but not the other way around? Both are connected by LAN cable and have there own ip address's I'm going through SMB

Check that you have the SMB server enabled on the H1. It's an option in the settings menu somewhere.

Also make sure the two have different names. This is also a setting in the menu; they will both default to 'DUNE' which is a problem when you have more than one.
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Guys,

Is the Dune Smart D1 unable to play HD-DVD's?? I just ripped a couple of my HD-DVD's to ISO and the dune gives me "Playlist is empty" error. I can play Blu-ray ISO's just fine! Never tried an HD-DVD ISO before till today.

Thanks!
post #9877 of 10812
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Originally Posted by mickey79 View Post

Guys,

Is the Dune Smart D1 unable to play HD-DVD's?? I just ripped a couple of my HD-DVD's to ISO and the dune gives me "Playlist is empty" error. I can play Blu-ray ISO's just fine! Never tried an HD-DVD ISO before till today.

Thanks!

No it does not play HD DVDs. Convert to BR folder structure (Clown_BD) or use MakeMKV to create an mkv
post #9878 of 10812
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

No it does not play HD DVDs. Convert to BR folder structure (Clown_BD) or use MakeMKV to create an mkv

That Sucks!!
post #9879 of 10812
What would you expect ? Hddvd is dead a long time ago. I ripped all my hddvd using makemkv and everything is ok now.
post #9880 of 10812
I converted all mine to blu ray ISO with clown bd works great!
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I have a Dune D1 with current firmware. All my movies are on hard drives connected to my PC. In the Dune's "Network Browser", if I drill down to the disk-drive level that shows icons for each drive, I have certain drives that appear multiple times. For example, my "E" drive is listed 3 times. This happened, I believe, because occasionally Win 7 looses the share on my external USB drives and I have to go into Windows and share the drive again. When I have done that, I have unintentionally given it a different share name than before. So now the Dune sees all the share names I have ever given the drive. Examples: "E - WD 500 GB" , "E - CD Rips", and "E - Music". I can't find a way to delete drive icons so there is only one left -- the one for the current share name for that drive. I have 10 disk drives and several of them have multiple entries, similar to what I listed above for the E drive. So the screen is pretty cluttered with drive icons.

Can someone tell how to do get rid of these unneeded drive icons? Thanks.
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Hi Dale,

My experience with the Network-Browser leads me to believe that it doesn't cache anything - It does a fresh scan every time you open a drive or folder. If this is true, then the duplicates are coming from Win-7, and not from the Dune.

I don't use Win-7, but I know from Win-XP that you can have multiple shares, with different names, assigned to the same drive or folder. I suspect that Win-7 still remembers those old share names. If you browse that computer with Network-Neighborhood, you could see if those old shares still exist in Win-7.
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You are right, the problem was in Windows, not the Dune. I looked in the Windows sharing properties for the drives with duplicate icons on the Dune, and found that the previous share names were on a drop down list. Only one name shows at a time, which is why I didn't see the multiple share names when I had checked it in Windows. Using the drop-down arrow revealed all the old share names. I removed all but one share name for each drive and now the Dune only shows each drive once.

Thanks!!!
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Originally Posted by Mr Eric View Post

What would you expect ? Hddvd is dead a long time ago. I ripped all my hddvd using makemkv and everything is ok now.

I initially did that as well. I don't know if MakeMKV still does this but it would rip my HDDVDs into 30fps instead of 24fps. As a result I used Clown to convert my HDDVDs to Blu-ray's which worked great. The only negative is some of the HDDVDs took up a lot more space this way since DD+ had to be converted to PCM (since DD+ in HDDVD is different from DD+ in the blu-ray spec).

In summary, unless MakeMKV has fixed the bug where HDDVDs are ripped into 30fps files I would use Clown to rip to Blu-ray instead.
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Originally Posted by EVT View Post

I initially did that as well. I don't know if MakeMKV still does this but it would rip my HDDVDs into 30fps instead of 24fps. As a result I used Clown to convert my HDDVDs to Blu-ray's which worked great. The only negative is some of the HDDVDs took up a lot more space this way since DD+ had to be converted to PCM (since DD+ in HDDVD is different from DD+ in the blu-ray spec).

In summary, unless MakeMKV has fixed the bug where HDDVDs are ripped into 30fps files I would use Clown to rip to Blu-ray instead.

Yeah, the issue is MakeMKV was not removing the pulldown flag for VC-1, which led to the 30fps issue. You were fine if it is an h264 HD DVD, but many are VC-1. I ended up using Clown_BD as well, either going to a Blu ray structure or mkv structure with the extracted files.
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I had the same problem with MakeMKV when I ripped my HD DVD's.
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Well I went to work at NAB and had to stop by the dune booth to pick Mikes ear about whats coming up. While this is a broadcast show so not much new there, but they did have a 303 running XMBC. Which they were real happy to have working, I enjoy talking to Mike because he know his stuff! He didn't have a lot of info about the new intel player but said the first release will be the Max which I'm sure everybody already knew. They are pushing for a mid-late summer release. He has assured me this will be the end all player. I think Damian has pretty much covered what Mike has told me. He is not sure how the next player after the Max, like a duo or something will be since the max will have a BR engine that Sony uses and the duo does not have a BR drive.
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Thanks for the info! I can't wait for the new Max!
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Thanks for the info! I can't wait for the new Max!

I wish I could offer more! And I can't either!
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Originally Posted by DiabloZoe View Post

Well I went to work at NAB and had to stop by the dune booth to pick Mikes ear about whats coming up. While this is a broadcast show so not much new there, but they did have a 303 running XMBC. Which they were real happy to have working, I enjoy talking to Mike because he know his stuff! He didn't have a lot of info about the new intel player but said the first release will be the Max which I'm sure everybody already knew. They are pushing for a mid-late summer release. He has assured me this will be the end all player. I think Damian has pretty much covered what Mike has told me. He is not sure how the next player after the Max, like a duo or something will be since the max will have a BR engine that Sony uses and the duo does not have a BR drive.


The 303 was working with xbmc. Are they going to Allow a XBMC install for it.
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The 303 was working with xbmc. Are they going to Allow a XBMC install for it.

They did not have the scraping working at that time, but yes I believe they will offer it when it's a 100 %. I do not know XMBC but Mike showed me some of th features on it, like the plug ins and playing Avatar. I think they had just managed to get working.
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Originally Posted by DiabloZoe View Post

They did not have the scraping working at that time, but yes I believe they will offer it when it's a 100 %. I do not know XMBC but Mike showed me some of th features on it, like the plug ins and playing Avatar. I think they had just managed to get working.

This sounds very promising. Was looking at getting a Intel Nuc later this year but that will run up there close to $400. If this pans out you can have a xbmc box for $200.
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I hope it pans out too. Unfortanitly it won't work for older boxes like the smart series or the duo or max. When I end up moving everything to a nas a couple of these 303D's would replace the other units in the house.
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Originally Posted by DiabloZoe View Post

I hope it pans out too. Unfortanitly it won't work for older boxes like the smart series or the duo or max. When I end up moving everything to a nas a couple of these 303D's would replace the other units in the house.

I just got the 303D, and it's an excellent media player for $200 bucks. I had audio drop issues, which were fixed after updating to the B5 firmware. I really like the auto boot to Zappiti option too.biggrin.gif Hopefully, Dune will include this option for the smart series.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I just got the 303D, and it's an excellent media player for $200 bucks. I had audio drop issues, which were fixed after updating to the B5 firmware. I really like the auto boot to Zappiti option too.biggrin.gif Hopefully, Dune will include this option for the smart series.

I talked to Mike about that also, he was a little surprised it hadn't been yet and said there working on it. I use MM and it would be nice to not have to go to favorites then select it!
post #9896 of 10812
I have a base 3.0 which I cut a hole under the hdd cage and put it a slim 90mm fan.
The hdd comes out very cool.
I also purchased recently a HDMAX and found 3tb drives get very warm even with a 50mm fan next to the hdd cage.
Now the designers at dune stuffed up with the ventilation of the HDMAX
I cant believe what the idiots done.
The hdd cage has no vents in the front latch of the cage.
The cage has a clearance from the lid maybe less then 4mm so no air travels over the top of the drive.
The sides of the cage are one piece solid and no air to pass thru
Under the cage is a sheet of metal 3-4 mm clearance of hdd and bugger all air inbetween hdd and plate
The fan pulls air around the drive mainly.
I cut out a hole in the bottom plate the inside size of the cage.
I also cut out the sides of the plate that are outside the side of the cage to let air pass under.
The 50mm fan in the MAX doesnt pull much air under the drive where it needs to cool the drive.
I and getting this week a Deepcool FAN005 PCI Slot Case Cooling Fan and taking the metal off the front of it so as to only have plastic touching the circuit board [ to stop anything from shorting out ]
I intend to point the fan outlet to the underside of the hdd to force air in and cool the drive and leave the original fan in to expel the air from the box
I will connect the 2 fans with a splitter
love the max but hate hot drives
Just cant believe dune put a plate right under the drive and give bugger all ventilation
I think if we use 3 and 4tb drives we need to keep them cool
I know the temps are within safe spec in the dune but for me they are on the high side if using the max for hours at a time
Will let you know how it goes with pci slot blower/cooler
Edited by denass - 4/15/13 at 6:16am
post #9897 of 10812
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...I think if we use 3 and 4tb drives we need to keep them cool
I know the temps are within safe spec in the dune but for me they are on the high side if using the max for hours at a time
Will let you know how it goes with pci slot blower/cooler
I have four of the new Seagate 4tb 5900rpm drives in my NAS- they run at 27c all day long. I think they've solved the heat issues in the big HDD's.
post #9898 of 10812
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Originally Posted by replayrob View Post

I have four of the new Seagate 4tb 5900rpm drives in my NAS- they run at 27c all day long. I think they've solved the heat issues in the big HDD's.

Good to know! I'm planning to upgrade to these drives.
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Originally Posted by golobulus View Post

Good to know! I'm planning to upgrade to these drives.
Right now- till the 16th Newegg has a promo code on the actual drive product page- with the discount code those 4Tb drives are going for $159.99!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178338

$159.99 with free shipping is a steal for those 4Tb drives- they run cold, are super quiet and low-vibration- they're also fine for NAS use!
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I strongly suggest the western digital red drives, if using a NAS. Or always on unit. The Reds are made for this use.
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