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post #1291 of 1300
Having a small issue and wondering if anyone is having the same. When ripping my copy of Pirates of the Caribbean - on stranger tides using MakeMKV, the 3D tag isn't working to automatically activate 3D like it does with my other 3D titles (.3DSBS). When selecting 3D side by side under the menu, it is all screwy and is not displaying properly. When I accidentally selected 3D simulation, it displayed proper 3D and I could watch the movie fine. What gives??
post #1292 of 1300
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Originally Posted by JaremyP View Post

Doing a mental exercise to consider a Mede8er in my setup. This would replace a PCH A400 and likely negate any use of a Fire TV (for Plex) or HTPC. I'll be streaming from a Synology DS1511+. BD/DVD main movie rips. All MKV with HD audio and forced subtitles only. Would also have 3D BD content which I'd keep in MKV as well to be consistent. I have some questions I'm searching for answers on.

Hoping those experienced with the box can help with answers about it's current state. Plus maybe this would serve as a mini-FAQ of sorts for other people considering these.

1. Are you still happy with the support, stability, and firmware releases these boxes are getting?

2. The 800/1000X3D boxes seem like they've been out a while (in technology years). Has there been any rumoring about new models?

3. Does the box pick up forced subtitle flags in MKV? Are there any issues displaying PGS in MKV?

4. Using the native jukebox and scraper, does it save meta data locally? So any future rescan or scan from a 2nd box in the house would pick up the placed local meta data and use it without resourcing or rematching online?

5. Does the jukebox UI do anything to denote whether a movie is in 3D? Any special tag, logo, or overlay? If not and it saves local meta data, could I edit a poster image or something to put a 3D tag or edit the movie name easily to add "3D" to it?

6. Are you generally happy with the jukebox presentation? Is it fast to navigate? Can you configure the device to boot to the jukebox view? How is the WAF?

7. Does the box have IP control for a Control4 system?

8. Any reason given my use case to consider the 1000? It appears now they are actually the same price from the US reseller ($225). I think I like the box style case of the 800 vs the orb.

9. Do you like the iOS library browsing/control apps?

10. Does artwork render high resolution and sharp on the jukebox UI on the TV? I've found I've been fairly disappointed in the meta image quality rendering of the PCH.

11. For 3D BDs, do you keep 3D and 2D rips separately for the same movie? Or do you just keep the 3D copy and it's fairly easy on the box to control playback in 2D or 3D mode? Any other considerations to this approach.

Thanks so much for anyone taking time to answer these questions.

Based on what you've mentioned I think I have a similar setup as you, I have all of my movies on a Synology NAS and that includes both DVD and Blu-Ray Rips (Nothing 3D though). That said over the years I've tried several different media players and none of them did anything for me so I ended up with HTPC's that I built now my main one is no longer capable of playing full BR Rips so I decided to take another look at various players and have tried / returned several of them including the WD TV, Micca and even the one offered by DVD Fab (do NOT waste your money on that). I got a Mede8er MED600X3D as I don't want / need an internal hard drive and don't really care for the look of the 1000. I've had mine for a few months now and I've become very comfortable with it and feel that it is very reliable. I only had a slight issue with some of my ISO files which I ended up converting to MKV files and haven't had any issues since.

 

So to answer your questions

1) I've posted various things in the Mede8er Forum as well as here and have been very impressed with the support on both ends. I feel the player is very stable, the only issue I ever had was self inflicted when I changed the share name on my Synology which the Mede8er obviously didn't like, certainly not its fault.

 

2) I haven't heard anything about potential new models but if / when they do come out with one I am sure it will be a top notch player with even more support. I would buy another one / move my existing one to another TV in the future.

 

3) I was so new to this and didn't even know what "Forced Subs" were until I ripped / played back one of the Star Wars and sure enough it didn't work. So the short answer is no they don't work but I found that for whatever reason sub track #3 has been the magic one that can be turned on very easily from the remote.

 

4) For the Scrapper App to work properly the Mede8er needs "Write Access" to all of the folders as it populates them with an xml file as well as the cover art. It also puts a "watched" file if you have the Watched Indicator turned on. So in my experience if you to a scan it won't even bother looking at the folder if it sees the XML File in it. Which is good to know if you get an improper match as you need to delete that file before it will scan it again.

 

5) I don't use the Jukebox (just the scraper / cover-art) and I don't do 3D so I will leave this to others.

 

6) Again don't use the Jukebox

 

7) No Clue

 

8) Do you want Internal Storage? If not then go with the MED600X3D they are all pretty much identical, the only difference is the 1000 has an External IR Port which the others don't. Here is the link to all of the specs side by side. http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_product_matrix.htm

 

9) I don't use any of the Apps but having a keyboard would be nice, I tried adding a Logitech Wireless Keyboard but it doesn't work well at all. The one that they support has been out of stock forever.

 

10) The Scraper App adds very high quality images so I can only assume the Jukebox does the same?

 

11) As I mentioned I don't do 3D so.

 

Bottom line, I highly recommend the Mede8er Players for the price, I've heard that Dune might be better but I've also heard that they do not have good support and are much more expensive.

post #1293 of 1300
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Originally Posted by JaremyP View Post

Doing a mental exercise to consider a Mede8er in my setup. This would replace a PCH A400 and likely negate any use of a Fire TV (for Plex) or HTPC. I'll be streaming from a Synology DS1511+. BD/DVD main movie rips. All MKV with HD audio and forced subtitles only. Would also have 3D BD content which I'd keep in MKV as well to be consistent. I have some questions I'm searching for answers on.

Hoping those experienced with the box can help with answers about it's current state. Plus maybe this would serve as a mini-FAQ of sorts for other people considering these.



11. For 3D BDs, do you keep 3D and 2D rips separately for the same movie? Or do you just keep the 3D copy and it's fairly easy on the box to control playback in 2D or 3D mode? Any other considerations to this approach.

Thanks so much for anyone taking time to answer these questions.

Since all your other questions have been covered by someone else, I'll take this one.

I rip my 3DBDs in 3D, but I don't usually play them in 3D. I name the .mkv files without the 3D tags so they normally start in 2D. If I want to watch in 3D, I start the movie playing, bring up the menu and select 3Dsbs (3Dtab works as well) which then switches both the Mede8er and my TV into 3D mode. Simple and works quite well.

Fred
post #1294 of 1300
Are these Mede8er's still one of the top 3D streamers?

I bought a second 3D TV and figuring out what media player to go for. Don't want to spend over $225 for one. I currently have a 600X3D with no complaints. Figured I would ask before ordering.
post #1295 of 1300

I think that I'll pull the trigger on 1000 series too, my 1st gen wd tv live has got issues with me lately. (Freezing, losing settings, does not find nas etc.) And this seems to be twice the player.

post #1296 of 1300
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Originally Posted by omiz View Post
 

I think that I'll pull the trigger on 1000 series too, my 1st gen wd tv live has got issues with me lately. (Freezing, losing settings, does not find nas etc.) And this seems to be twice the player.


The 1000, 800 and 600 are really the same exact unit (Same processor, same amount of memory) just different cases and weather or not you want to have an internal hard drive with one other exception the 1000 does have an IR port, the others do not.

 

http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_product_matrix.htm

post #1297 of 1300
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Originally Posted by funhouse69 View Post
 


The 1000, 800 and 600 are really the same exact unit (Same processor, same amount of memory) just different cases and weather or not you want to have an internal hard drive with one other exception the 1000 does have an IR port, the others do not.

 

http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_product_matrix.htm

Yeah, I'll need that ir port. I have all my HW in closed cabinet so IR-extenders will get handy ;)

post #1298 of 1300
Can you tell me if mede8er med800x3d works with wifi adapter usb realtek as asus não-10?
Thank you.

Enviado de meu GT-I9500 usando Tapatalk
post #1299 of 1300
Asus n-10

Enviado de meu GT-I9500 usando Tapatalk
post #1300 of 1300
Ended up ordering a second 600X3D for the new 3D TV in the living room. Havn't had any issues with my original 600X3D except for sticking keys on the remote.
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