Update 9/2012: Sold my HD900B and got a Mede8er MED1000X3D, which is a superior player with support second-to-none compared to others in this space (HiMedia, PCH, Dune, WD TV, and even Micca). While the HiMedia HD900B wasn't bad at being one of the very first 1186 3D streamers on the market, if you're looking for a full 3D streamer today, I'd recommend the 1000X3D or waiting for PCH's A-400 or Dune's new 3D line-up. The latter two have their work cut out to match what the 1000X3D offers however.
My impressions/review posted here (conducted with official .26 firmware).
Please refer to this original, general thread on full, frame-packed capable 3D media players. These are players that can play 3D BD-ISO's via HDMI 1.4 at full resolution.
- Owners Manual (23.5mb) (in English)
- Manufacturer's page (in English)
- iboum's info/specs page
- Futeko forum on HD900B (where people first got this player)
Here's the link to the latest (beta) firmware: 18.104.22.168. OllyP's custom 22.214.171.124 firmware is here. Use "safe mode" to install.
*** Note, if you are not getting any picture (or 'Mode Not Supported' message) when setting up: Out of the box, the player is set for 720p/50Hz output, which some displays don't support. So, switch to auto or something like 1080p/60Hz if your display supports it. Or, press the 'Format' button on the HiMedia's remote until you get a picture. ***
Logitech Harmony remote setup: The HD900B is now on Logitech's database:
- Device: Media Center PC
-- Manufacturer: HiMedia
--- Model: HD900B
Want free Android apps? Get 'em here. See my review link above on how to install. Not all APK's will install however.
Bug fixes needed:
(Also see: Bug tracking thread at Futeko forum; not sure if it's being updated)
- Forced subs (Na'vi parts) in 'Avatar' BD-ISO don't show up. This issue appears to affect all ISO's that have forced subtitle tracks.
- Forced subs in MKV's (any movie) don't show up, even when ripped subtitle track is marked as 'yes' under 'Default track flag' and 'yes' under 'Forced track flag' via MKVMerge.
- (The forced subs issue appears to affect all Realtek 1185 and 1186-based streamers).
- Stuttering (likely caused) when playing back a playlist with too many clips in them. May also be caused by incorrect handling of frame rate (see next bullet).
- Incorrect frame rate for 3D and 2D: 24.00 instead of 23.976 for film-based Blu-rays.
- Some hard drives will take about 30 seconds to mount on the system.
- 'Movie' section should be able to use network location for jukebox (not just local). HiMedia's jukebox support is very simple; just folder.jpg for movie posters.
- OllyP has indicated his next custom firmware may support YAMJ for SMB/NFS shares. Currently, it supports YAMJ for local drives (USB & eSata). But, YAMJ on HD900B isn't as easy to set-up as with PopBox or Popcorn Hour players.
Edited by Brajesh - 9/24/12 at 9:30am