After what seems like an eternity we finally have what we thought was going to be the BIG firmware update, only to find out it isn't
I appreciate that dune have had to completely rebuild their own player engine and this will hopefully mean great things for future features. The list of changes in this firmware is pretty long but from actual personal use it doesn't change a thing...apart from now having menus.
I use the dunes for music as well in conjunction with Dune Music Manager (which works fine) and Dune Media Controller (tablet app) but it won't communicate with the player at all. I'm not sure if it's the android system or the app needs updating.
Also I'm not getting any audio from the analog 3.5mm output at all, just a loud buzz/hum. The same lead in the Solo is fine.
I still can't get 4K to work going through my Sony surround headphone switch/amp. It works perfectly with the Solo in 4K. I've tried switching the HDMI leads but nothing, it only works in 4K directly to the TV which is useless if I want proper sound. Tried every combination in the video section but everything just turns the screen green, then it reverts to 1080.
It's a disappointment after waiting for three months to find nothing has changed. I though they could have added forced sub support to the list surely it isn't that big a problem.
Currently my Solo is a MUCH better player and although I think the Pro has better video and audio, the overall user experience is a letdown.
The apps are pretty useless too, none of the UK catchup apps (iPlayer, ITV hub, All4 etc) work, the only thing that is working properly is YouTube. Not sure if it's the apps or the dune but most of them either need a mouse or complain about wrong geographic location or rooted devices!
Still seem to be seeing some kind of frame skip or something. I can't quite figure it out but it's kind of like a fraction of a second of speedup but before you realise it's gone. I'm pretty sensitive to skips and things so notice it on the Pro where the Solo plays smooth as butter (on 4K and 1080)
Also see green/multi coloured flashes sometimes when navigating around the player (not during films) not sure what is causing it, probably android getting angry
...and why does it keep leaving two folders in every usb/hard drive I connect to it??? It keeps adding "android" and "LOST.DIR" folders to every drive. If I delete them, they just keep coming back. I presume it's something to do with the android system but can't they be hidden.
Looking at the zidoo threads I see that they are coming out with more new players based on 1296 chips and their firmware team is working at lightspeed. Their overall UI is way more polished than the dune's and the movie wall is really nice, especially the customisation features and audio/video/format logo displays.
They have a new music jukebox as well........come on dune get your fighting gloves on!