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Best all around media player that also plays native 1080p60?

post #1 of 18
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Is there a media player, similiar to the Western Digital Live media player, that plays back native 1080p60 without problem?
post #2 of 18
around the same price range look at the popbox v8 or the dune 101
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by halfelite View Post

around the same price range look at the popbox v8 or the dune 101

I can spend up to around $300, are these still the best choices? I'm looking for the best in both visual/audio quality
post #4 of 18
Dune?
post #5 of 18
Boxee Box if you want 1080p@60 FPS clips, Popbox v8 does not handle such videos at least the clips I had from a Panasonic/Canon cameras.

Newest Realtek players should also handle them fine (e.g. Pivos AIOS HD), I'm not entirely sure about Sigma Designs based media players like WDTV Live, Popbox, Dune and so on as I suspect there is an underlying issue from Sigma Designs, they can play some but not others.
post #6 of 18
Boxee will only play my 1080p/60 clips stutter-free if I demux & remux into MKV. The original MTS files give Boxee trouble.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by rich121 View Post

Is there a media player, similiar to the Western Digital Live media player, that plays back native 1080p60 without problem?

The dune smart players... Not tv or lite
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Alx330 View Post

Boxee Box if you want 1080p@60 FPS clips, Popbox v8 does not handle such videos at least the clips I had from a Panasonic/Canon cameras.

Newest Realtek players should also handle them fine (e.g. Pivos AIOS HD), I'm not entirely sure about Sigma Designs based media players like WDTV Live, Popbox, Dune and so on as I suspect there is an underlying issue from Sigma Designs, they can play some but not others.

Camera files are like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get. I have seen it all. strange h264 inside avi, having a profile state its @01. Sometimes I think camera makers are trying to hang on to when the used to all use propitiatory software
post #9 of 18
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Whatever Media Player I get, it will need to be able to playback the 1080p60 mts files from my Panasonic TM700 video camera that I have on my computer.

I would also like to view other files from my computer.

I plan to hook the cat 5e ethernet cable from the router to a switch and then the Media Player, Xbox 360 and PS3 can all be hooked to the computer.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by rich121 View Post

Whatever Media Player I get, it will need to be able to playback the 1080p60 mts files from my Panasonic TM700 video camera that I have on my computer.

I would also like to view other files from my computer.

I plan to hook the cat 5e ethernet cable from the router to a switch and then the Media Player, Xbox 360 and PS3 can all be hooked to the computer.

My suggestion is upload a sample of the video a quick 15 meg file or so and people can say yup it works on this or no it doesn't. as you can already see some say boxee plays there and others it doesn't.
post #11 of 18
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You would think after this amount of time passed with the use of 1080p60 in camcorders that the technology would be in demand for media players to playback in best PQ?
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You would think after this amount of time passed with the use of 1080p60 in camcorders that the technology would be in demand for media players to playback in best PQ?

Its not the players its usually how the camera make the software. I think some of them are still stuck wishing they could make propitiatory software like they used to
post #13 of 18
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There must be a media player that plays Panasonic TM700 1080p60 MTS files flawlessly?
post #14 of 18
Post a sample the chances of someone having a mediaplayer and your camera are very slim haha
post #15 of 18
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Hm...well...not promising..
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by rich121 View Post

Whatever Media Player I get, it will need to be able to playback the 1080p60 mts files from my Panasonic TM700 video camera that I have on my computer.

I would also like to view other files from my computer.

I plan to hook the cat 5e ethernet cable from the router to a switch and then the Media Player, Xbox 360 and PS3 can all be hooked to the computer.

Here are some ways to play AVCHD 2.0 camcorder files that are 1080p60. I have not tested them myself.

Popcorn Hour A-110 has settings for 1080p60 and 1080p59.94. See the post at the link next
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post21686231

Realtek 1186 based boxes. The first link is a list I complied of all the players that use this chip. The second link is where a person offered test files. This was later followed by several occasions where 1080p60 was tested ok using a HiMedia 900B player, which is based on the 1186 chip. There 1186 based players promise a lot, including full HD 3D playback, but they may not be the best all around player yet, since there are issues still being ironed out with playing 1080p23.976fps content some on some TVs.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1384106
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21239267

The last method is if it were Sony camcorder 1080p60 files (I know it is not in this case), you could use Sony PMB and burn AVCHD 2.0 to a BD-R and play this on any of the following 3 Sony model bluray players. There is a chance these may also play this from a USB connected hard drive. Sony models BDPS-480, BDPS-580, BDPS-780.

I do not know if this last Sony PMB method works with 1080p60 files from a Panasonic camcorder. I know that you'd have to have a Sony camcorder just to install PMB. I mention this method because those with Sony camcorder would also read this thread. Do you know of an equal to the the Sony PMB software that burns AVCHD 2.0 disks, and also perhaps a Panasonic bluray player that plays them?
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Richard Adams View Post

Here are some ways to play AVCHD 2.0 camcorder files that are 1080p60. I have not tested them myself.

Popcorn Hour A-110 has settings for 1080p60 and 1080p59.94. See the post at the link next
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post21686231

Realtek 1186 based boxes. The first link is a list I complied of all the players that use this chip. The second link is where a person offered test files. This was later followed by several occasions where 1080p60 was tested ok using a HiMedia 900B player, which is based on the 1186 chip. There 1186 based players promise a lot, including full HD 3D playback, but they may not be the best all around player yet, since there are issues still being ironed out with playing 1080p23.976fps content some on some TVs.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1384106
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post21239267

The last method is if it were Sony camcorder 1080p60 files (I know it is not in this case), you could use Sony PMB and burn AVCHD 2.0 to a BD-R and play this on any of the following 3 Sony model bluray players. There is a chance these may also play this from a USB connected hard drive. Sony models BDPS-480, BDPS-580, BDPS-780.

I do not know if this last Sony PMB method works with 1080p60 files from a Panasonic camcorder. I know that you'd have to have a Sony camcorder just to install PMB. I mention this method because those with Sony camcorder would also read this thread. Do you know of an equal to the the Sony PMB software that burns AVCHD 2.0 disks, and also perhaps a Panasonic bluray player that plays them?

Richard I thank you for your very informative post...I am going to think about this for awhile and maybe just wait a bit to see if something even more promising shows up on the horizon...

Again, thank you!
post #18 of 18
Why don't you use the HD Writer software that comes with the Panasonic camera. It is not an all around player, but it plays 1080p60 AVCHD files smoothly without any hesitation.
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