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post #31 of 95
That is what makes the Nuvola so exciting especially with the coming release of H265 compression. I'm not involved with the company just an investor who understands technical jargon and terms and knows 2.5Mbps for HD lossless quality is simply EPIC. I'm just trying to get the word out there about how exciting the new Nuvola (NP1) is going to be. If you have any questions I would encourage you to email ir@nanotechent.com or use the contact form on this page and they will get your question to the right person. http://nanotechent.com/contact.html They are really good about getting back to you with any questions you have.

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post #32 of 95
So.....anyone get one of these yet?
post #33 of 95
Nope. The guy posts a Vine or two now & then, but that's it.

I'm wondering if TV on Tuesday will have 4K. #ProbNot #HopeSo
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post #35 of 95
Still no reviews of this player?
post #36 of 95
What other devices are currently available that will play 2160p smoothly from a portable USB harddrive?
post #37 of 95
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What other devices are currently available that will play 2160p smoothly from a portable USB harddrive?

At 24 fps, most current computers running Windows 7 with a mid-range graphics card (such as the AMD Radeon HD7750) will do. So will most systems with Intel HD 4000 (or greater) graphics.
post #38 of 95
I got windows 7 with amd graphics it plays but choppy tried windows media player with klite codec pack and latest pot player both studder my laptop is a dual core any suggestions? And when it plays does it down convert being the HDMI output port is older as well was looking for a standalone media device less than 200 dollars that plays full 4k, think my computers outdated.
post #39 of 95
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I got windows 7 with amd graphics it plays but choppy tried windows media player with klite codec pack and latest pot player both studder my laptop is a dual core any suggestions? And when it plays does it down convert being the HDMI output port is older as well was looking for a standalone media device less than 200 dollars that plays full 4k, think my computers outdated.

The Nuvola unit is listed as being "Out Of Stock" on their webpage, and I don't know of any currently available media players in that price range that are 4K-capable. For 4K playback using VLC, I'm using a AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz Windows 7 computer to view 4K content downloaded from the internet. You need at least HDMI 1.4 for 3840 X 2160 output.
post #40 of 95
I see well thanks for the info guess I'll wait till the prices drop maybe cheaper to invest in a new computer thanks.
post #41 of 95
Supposedly the Intel NUC Core i5/HD5000 model has 4K output and will play 4K content running XBMC but linux is required. You can play 4K content in XBMC on any PC but hardware decoding is tricky, depending upon the underlying hardware, using latest beta of XBMC 13 (gotham) and switching the video acceleration method to DXVA-HD mode (expert mode settings) helps if the hardware is up to the task.

There are going to a whole bunch more of cheaper (at least half the price) android 4k boxes later this year when the Amlogic M8 series units start to ship, they are pretty much the same as the Nuvola with HDMI1.4 and 4K H.264 decode, H.265 soft decode.
post #42 of 95
XBMC worked some better but still 2160p is slow so my hardwares outdated unless there's a new codec to be found .Found the hevc lenotoid filter but couldn't figure how to use it in potplayer.Think my system is to slow guess I'll wait for the lower priced media players to hit the market.
post #43 of 95
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Originally Posted by Blasst View Post

So.....anyone get one of these yet?

Awhile back I asked the Nuvola folks the following:

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Q Will the NP-1 have an Android app available for Android tablets that will allow the tablet to control the NP-1? If true, can the app use audio and/or video play-list? Same questions for iOS devices.

Q Does the NP-1 have an IR input so programable universal IR remote controls can be used with it? If so, has URC been provided with the IR codes?

The answers from two different folks at Nuvola:

A1 No IR is available, only Bluetooth and wifi.

A1 We will have Apps available in the future for controlling the NP-1 via Smart Phone, but not initially.

A2 I’m sorry, I am unfamiliar with an app to perform as you are seeking.

A2 Bluetooth enabled. A USB dongle is required to use with IR.


So their own folks seem unsure of the capabilities of said box. For me, I will have to see the results from a competent reviewer before I plop down the green.
post #44 of 95
I`ve tried to google for reviews but there are simply none to find, is it even for sale yet? I know the Nuvola website says it`s currently "out of stock" but for how long??
post #45 of 95
Hi Guys :

This is a very interesting devise. My understanding is that they will be partnering with Seiki, (inexpensive 4K TV's ) I read that somewhere maybe on their website. I have a Sony 4K TV and have had their media player, (Which I returned, as a few bugs had to be taken out ) and am waiting to see what Nuvola is all about. I expect that the first generation will have some issues but if they do it right they will have a bright future in the 4K market.


All of the 4K Tv owners are waiting for HEVC codec to be available. Which will allow us to expand or decode the compressed 4K signal. At the price of $299 for the unit I expect it will do well. I wonder if it will have some form of master audio or decent Dolby Digital 5.1. Sony has that awful PCM that they continue to double down on. Time will tell. The only competition is Red Ray which is way to costly for the average consumer. Oh well we will see. If it is any good I will buy one for sure.

LOL

Norm L
post #46 of 95
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I know the Nuvola website says it`s currently "out of stock" but for how long??

They may be the next Redray that has been saying, “Temporarily unavailable. For additional details please contact the Bomb Squad” for what, over 2 years!
post #47 of 95
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Sony has that awful PCM that they continue to double down on.

Hate to be the one to inform you but lossy and lossless comes from PCM masters. What does "double down on" mean?
post #48 of 95
Seen a solution using windows media play with lav using Intel sync at 4k using an Intel Nuc box still about 500 bucks.
post #49 of 95
Would an entirely new software media player be in the works where a dual core may possibly run a 4k file I'm close at 20fps.
post #50 of 95
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Would an entirely new software media player be in the works where a dual core may possibly run a 4k file I'm close at 20fps.

Which AMD card do you have?
post #51 of 95
Its an old one Radeon HD4200 definetly need a better card.Some of the bottleneck maybe in the codecs I'm using an old version of Zoomplayer and been playing around windows media player still most likely have to have fastergraphics hardware to get it flowing smoothly but some of the bottleneck be in the older codecs. Heres one solution http://www.planar.com/blog/2013/11/14/playing-video-in-4k/#.UyxkMLXD8iE
post #52 of 95
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Its an old one Radeon HD4200 definetly need a better card.Some of the bottleneck maybe in the codecs I'm using an old version of Zoomplayer and been playing around windows media player still most likely have to have fastergraphics hardware to get it flowing smoothly but some of the bottleneck be in the older codecs. Heres one solution http://www.planar.com/blog/2013/11/14/playing-video-in-4k/#.UyxkMLXD8iE

Have you tried your card using VLC?
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post #54 of 95
Yep vlc tried installing filters in there but not sure how to install those or what the best settings are for vlc but vlc was slow compared to windows media player hc.
post #55 of 95
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Originally Posted by Corvus420 View Post

Yep vlc tried installing filters in there but not sure how to install those or what the best settings are for vlc but vlc was slow compared to windows media player hc.

Oh, okay. Well you were right all along...you definitely need a new computer. The latest version of VLC will automatically play 4K content downloaded to your HDD if your card is capable and your CPU powerful enough.
post #56 of 95
Think the latest players already have the hevc encoder
post #57 of 95
What's the cheapest route for an upgrade the nuvola?
post #58 of 95
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Originally Posted by Corvus420 View Post

What's the cheapest route for an upgrade the nuvola?

You're probably better off just placing an order now even though the unit is out of stock. They may be able to upgrade the firmware to support the HEVC codec...after all, it's basically just an HTPC. A new PC that can output 4K will run you at least $500.
post #59 of 95
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Originally Posted by Corvus420 View Post

Think the latest players already have the hevc encoder

The Nuvola will come with a built-in 4K movie streaming service, so if they can get it out to consumers it will be great. I understand the industrial version (which costs a few hundred dollars more) is currently available, but it doesn't appear to include any services at all...you must attach a HDD with your own content.
post #60 of 95
No software solutions then for older systems? Guess I'll wait even Roku may have something in the works or some new ones stepping up to the plate right now the nuvola sounds the most promising.
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