Originally Posted by dschmelzer
C'mon, let's keep the insinuations and other crap out of this thread. He asked a simple question to which you don't have the answer.
Regarding the M-4100SH and M-5100SH, am I understanding correctly that the only difference now is the form factor and perhaps the included HD? It looks like a tuner can be added to both now. Is HighPost's answer (M-4100SH can only watch, while M-5100SH has DVR functions) still the best answer?
hehe... sry if I offended anyone.
As far as I know the 4100/5100 will not playback mkv files, at least not yet. It might come in future if DVICO see that very many of us want it. Can't be that hard to implement.
And if you do have a mkv file you can always de-mux as I said, into a normal avi-file coded in H264 with 1 audio file and separate subtitle file (.srt f.ex).
It is of course a cumbersome (well, it takes a little time and space) procedure, but it's fairly easy.
As to 4100/5100 differences you could add a tuner to either version if you purchased one without the tuner, or you can buy one with tuner integrated (4010/4030 or 5110/5130).
I would suggest that you buy one without the HDD to save some money, and hence buy a seperate HDD and Tvix and install it yourself.