Well, I have good news and bad news to report about my Mede8er 600:
1. For the day and a half that I it was working, the network streaming in both Samba and NFS was excellent. I was able to stream 80 MBS under Samba and 120 MBS under NFS. I had no problems streaming both 2D and 3D files (MKV and ISO) without even the tiniest stutter.
2. 23.976 hz playback works great! - again, smooth as silk!
1. The remote locked up after a day and a half and now will not control the box. The buttons on the front of the box still work, so I assume that the problem is with the remote. Also, for no apparent reason, the backlight came on without me pressing the button and stays on if I leave the batteries in. I removed the batteries, made sure that I had no stuck buttons on the remote, and then reinserted the batteries - the backlight remains stuck in the on position and the remote does not control the box. This is no big deal, as I am confident that I can get the remote replaced.
2. What I find to be a more serious problem is with the playback of multichannel FLAC files embedded within an MKV container - the audio level is WAAAYYYY too low, making the tracks unusable. I have all of my MKVs embedded with both multichannel FLAC (because it was the most common format that could be decoded a few years ago) and vanilla DTS. When I play back the DTS track, the volume is fine, but when I choose the FLAC track the level goes way, way down, like 30 or 40 db lower than the DTS track. Now, I know that the DTS track always plays louder than the FLAC track in pretty much all players, but not with this much difference in level. Just to check the MKVs, I also played them back using a Micca box, a SageTV box, a HiMedia box and my HTPC and the FLAC tracks played back at proper levels in all of the other devices, so the problem is 100% with the Mede8er box. My only question is, is this a firmware problem with all Mede8er boxes or is this a failure of just my unit? If someone has some movie files in MKV format which contain multichannel FLAC (like 5.1 or 7.1) could you please check the level? I can not do any more experimenting until my remote is replaced...
TrueHD and DTS-HD MA stream perfectly and at the correct level, but I have some 60 to 80 TB of files with FLAC, so I *NEED* FLAC to be at the correct level. I really HOPE that this is a problem with my individual unit and not a problem with the firmware.