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post #61 of 1967
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Originally Posted by Staly_On View Post

Can the device access and read files on from a NAS on the network. I know it has an ethernet port but will it be able to navigate to the NAS and play my .iso and mp3's?


Staly, there is an english version of the user guide posted in an earlier post in this thread. In the guide, which I downloaded, there is a detailed section on how to set up a shared network folder with guest access on a WIN XP PC. There is also a page showing how to direct the TVIX to navigate to this shared folder. Although the manual does not specifically state that it can browse a network share on a NAS, it does appear that you can configure the TVIX to directly navigate to a NAS Network Share that has GUEST access.

Drew
post #62 of 1967
The size of M-5000U is pretty small.

May be it's designer using the size of DVD Case as prototype during design stage, so it's size is exactly the same size as a DVD Case.




post #63 of 1967
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Yes, I understand what you meant. Actually, I also plan to buy a LAN Drive and shared it to M-5000U. But, I don't know whether the LAN speed is fast enough to allow it to play smoothly from LAN connection.

There is no reason a NAS could not supply data fast enough to the TViX device. If the TViX device chokes it is its fault. A 100mb connection is more than enough for quite a few dvd streams.
post #64 of 1967
EWONG, those pics are awesome. Thanks! How much did you pay for the unit and is it readily available in HK?

Mike, The issue with streaming accross the LAN has more to do with how TVIX handles the streams. The assumption is that as a High Def capable device that this shuold easily handle DVD's and HD transport streams. Can't wait to find out for myself.

Drew
post #65 of 1967
Thanks Drew I will look for that manual. !
post #66 of 1967
Drew, I couldn't find the manual. Can you post it?
post #67 of 1967
http://www.pcbee.co.kr/contents/hs/r...=3&kind=&code=

Looks like a good review. 8.5 out of 10. Too bad I cannot read Korean!

There is an interesting picture of a DVD drive next to the tvix? What's that about?

Staley, check your PM's.

Drew
post #68 of 1967
The MSRP is HK$2580. Most properly, the shop will offer $100 ~ $200 after negotiation.
post #69 of 1967
post #70 of 1967
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Originally Posted by drew138 View Post

http://www.pcbee.co.kr/contents/hs/r...=3&kind=&code=

Looks like a good review. 8.5 out of 10. Too bad I cannot read Korean!

There is an interesting picture of a DVD drive next to the tvix? What's that about?

Staley, check your PM's.

Drew

I can't read Korean either but the device does have a USB 2.0 host feature allowing you to play audio off a portable MP3 player. I wonder if in the picture below they were able to connect a USB card reader to view pictures (not too far fetched) but also an external USB DVD drive to watch local movies... that would be a big surprise and a new use for a USB host feature I hadn't considered yet.
-Matt

post #71 of 1967
Just bought a Hitachi 250GB Hard Disk and installed onto M-5000U.

Then I transferred the problem iso file from USB Thumb Drive to Hitachi and playback again. The playback is very smooth and don't have any single choke.

Afterward, I ripped a whole DVD of "Hero" into M-5000U and try again. It playback like playing DVD from a normal DVD player. You would see the Setup menu, Audio Selection, Title Selection and Extra Features.

My next step will be testing of LAN & Wireless LAN Testing with NAS Drive.
post #72 of 1967
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My next step will be testing of LAN & Wireless LAN Testing with NAS Drive.

Thats what I'm interested in. If the thing can't play back iso's smoothly over the network then its worthless for me.
post #73 of 1967
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Originally Posted by MikeAlletto View Post

Thats what I'm interested in. If the thing can't play back iso's smoothly over the network then its worthless for me.

Me too. NAS Playback of ISO's and I'm sold. I must say that I'm pretty jazzed about this device. I love the small form factor and the list of capabilities. There is another forum I visit where playback of higih bitrate (19.7) HD TS files with full control ff/rw/pause/ etc. is confirmed as supported.


Ewong, do you have the option to switch between English menu's and other languages?

Can't wait for the report back!

Drew
post #74 of 1967
Ugh, I was reading through the english intruction manual in the section about setting up lan access. You need to turn guest access on the pc in order for it to work. This is a HORRIBLE solution and why in the world they put it like this I'll never understand. It would not be difficult to display a keyboard on the screen in the setup for the device to make the user enter in a user and password. I also wouldn't be using a windows box for this. Initially it would be a linux box running samba, then eventually a NAS. Will be interesting to see if this works the way i want it to work (and the way it should work), otherwise no sale.

Maybe they will eventually allow login and password (since it shows up in the screen shots but doesn't look like its editable).
post #75 of 1967
Mike, on the screen shot's I saw, there was a field for Password that had all *****. I'm hoping they dumbed the manual down for the average/novice user.
post #76 of 1967
Yeah thats what I'm hoping for also, but the screen shots didn't have border around the fields like the server IP address did meaning its editable. Hopefully they will unlock those fields.
post #77 of 1967
If it doesn't do NAS then its useless to me too. From what I read in the manual features like bookmarking DVD's won't work unless the files are stored on the device and not on a network drive. If I can put a 300Gb Drive in there I may compromise and buy it cause all my media may fit but as I add DVD's I will need to use a NAS.
Ewong, please let us know when you test out the LAN features.
post #78 of 1967
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Originally Posted by Staly_On View Post

If it doesn't do NAS then its useless to me too. From what I read in the manual features like bookmarking DVD's won't work unless the files are stored on the device and not on a network drive. If I can put a 300Gb Drive in there I may compromise and buy it cause all my media may fit but as I add DVD's I will need to use a NAS.
Ewong, please let us know when you test out the LAN features.

Just to clarify, I don't want the TViX to be accessible over a lan, but I want to be able to access a NAS through the TViX with a login and password. I wouldn't be putting any harddrives in the TViX, everything would be on the network being physically located in a different location of my house.

Looks like the reason for bookmarking not working over the network is that they have it setup to only work with guest access turned on and only read access, no write access back to the network drives. Sounds like they made a ton of assumptions/limitations with adding network drive access to this.
post #79 of 1967
Can it be used as a Digital Video Recorder (connected to a set top box). I thought I read somewhere that it could but I don't seen any reference to it in the user's manual. If this were possible I would be interested to know if it could send files back to Window's XP.

Most of the devices in this section only list streaming from the computer to the device but not the reverse. I was interested in the LG LRM-519 for this purpose but do not need another DVD recorder-player and it was too expensive. I ran across the advertisement in a link that doesn't work any longer.
http://www.tvix.co.kr/Eng/img/hd5000.jpg. It had said that "HDTV STB-works as a digital box with an optional TV tuner box (DVB-T/ATSC). Can any one else find any more information on this?
post #80 of 1967
Martig, I've seen several refences to this device working with an external tuner. The references have been vague, but I'm also hoping that you could hook up a tuner and use it as a DVR. I think I'm asking a lot though.

Drew
post #81 of 1967
Ewong :

1/ Could you try playing H264 files please ?

2/ If you have enough time, could you run the divxtest CD on the TViX ?
(I need to make 5 posts before I could insert URLs (???) but if you search for "dixtest", you will find their (french & english) web site.)

It's an ISO CD with various multimedia files. The player may or not be able to play them.
Finally, you post the results and so all the community can know the possibilities of the player.

Thank you.
post #82 of 1967
Hi all,

Just back from my vacation.

I try to connect M5000U with USB Card reader which can insert different memory card (e.g CF/SM/SD/MS/MD). M5000U just hang up and lock up the remote. So, I would say, M5000 couldn't support USB hub at all.

Regarding selecting different language subtitle, it worked like a charm. Just press 'subtitle' button then it will show you current subtitle, press one more will switch to next subtitle.

Selecting Audio track is similiar as switch subtitle by press 'Audio' button.

A very bad news for Chinese Subtitle Support, it can't support chinese subtitle on .srt file when play Divx/Xvid/.ts file. It could only show up Korean Character. Too bad for HK people.
post #83 of 1967
Bad news again.

As tested, H264 is not supported !!
post #84 of 1967
As mentionned in the manual, "Some functions will require firmware updates first.".
Hope H264 files will be supported. I thought EM8621 was supposed to handle them.
Maybe I had a wrong information

Thx for the test ...
post #85 of 1967
According to Sigma Design specification, EM8621L is similiar with EM8620L. Both are not supported H264, only EM8622L is going to support H264.
post #86 of 1967
Ewong, welcome back from vacation. A few of us are wondering if you TViX will play dvd(.iso, etc) from a NAS.
Did you get a chance to test it?
post #87 of 1967
Just get a very basic LAN Drive from a shop.

Hopefully, I will test it very soon.
post #88 of 1967
Ewong, thanks for testing this for us. Can't wait to hear the results. Any information you can provide around the optins for setting up a network share are appreceiated!

Drew
post #89 of 1967
Already tried LAN Drive with M5000U. Here're my step.

1. Install HDD into LAN Drive
2. Connect both M5000U and LAN Drive with a Router with CAT5 cable
3. Launch LAN Drive configuration menu

From Lan Drive configuration menu
4. Format HDD with FAT32 (Can't support NTFS)
5. Change Hostname to 'tvixhd1' <=== just to make it simple, not neccessary to use tvixhd1 as hostname
6. Create a shared folder 'tvixhd1' <=== M5000 hardcoded with this as Server Name
7. Create 3 sub-folder (Video/Audio/Photo) under 'tvixhd1'
8. Copy sample .iso / avi / wmv into //tvixhd1/video folder

From M5000 Setup menu
9. Configure IP Address of LAN Drive on M5000 Network Disk Setup

After all these steps, M5000 is able to browse 'tvixhd1' folder

However, most video file can't playback smooth except for Divx, here's my result:

- .DVD iso file (Look like slow motion, only 1/2 the speed as normal)
- 480p Divx file (Both Motion and sound playback smoothly)
- 720p Divx file (Both Motion and sound playback smoothly)
- 720p WMV file (flickered Motion and sound stop occasionally)
- 1080p WMV file (flickered Motion and sound stop occasionally)
post #90 of 1967
Interesting. What is the size of the ISO file? Could it be that FAT32 is having issues with the ISO file size? Have you tried streaming an ISO from a share on your PC. And lastly, what is the make/model # of the NAS you are using? It is possible that is the bottleneck? It sounds like the ISO plays fine off the internal drive so it has to be a throughput issue from the NAS to the M5000 (i think)

Thanks for testing and reporting back. Please keep us posted.

Drew
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