Originally Posted by coolgeek
Great, that's what I wanted to hear.
I wish Dune had just used their own software like the old dunes... instead of going the Android route. No more issues, easier to navigate, less buggy...
Please just be careful.
It would seem to me that the people espousing the abilities of the Pro seem to all be using televisions as their display and although it may not be the case in all instances, there are those who have also admitted to the use of frame interpolation settings on their televisions which has mitigated the problems the Dune has with frame rates at 4K resolutions at the expense of the dreaded SOE.
However, from your sig I can see you have a fantastic CI setup. You're really not going to be happy with a box that cannot output a frame accurate stream, so just be aware that although the Dune can output frame accurate 2K images in all modes, it simply cannot do the same at 4K
At 4K it will provide frame perfect playback at 12-bit 422 ONLY.
BUT this mode is processed internally at 8-bit and therefore is not able to resolve to the levels of 4K 10-bit
video which then results in chroma banding which is completely unacceptable.
At 10-bit 444 which is the mode you need to use in order to resolve 10-bit video, the frame rate is 23.988fps which results in a repeated frame every 1.39 minutes and at 12-bit 444 it's 23.981fps, resulting in a frame repeat every 3.35 minutes. Again, a situation that is completely unacceptable.
The Dune uses a 3 year old chipset - the Realtek 1295 as do several other media players. Until recently none of these players have managed frame perfect playback at 4K, but at last, someone has been listening to my (and others') rantings and have gotten a 1295 player to play out 4K23 perfectly. This player is the Zidoo X9S (calm down everyone...)
(FYI, the Z9S could do this from the get go... again, calmness please...)
So I now sincerely hope that Dune will follow suit and get their players outputting frame perfectly at 4K.
Whether they have both the ability and the impetus remains to be seen, but honestly, just be aware that right here, right now, they don't, so as has been said a few times previously, the Dune is just not ready for Prime Time.