Originally Posted by aeneas01
honestly, i'm really liking what i'm hearing and seeing, like you i also prefer seeing a gui populated with a bunch of posters as opposed to a lot of blank real estate in between left to right scrolling posters broken out into different categories, i mean that's what these front-ends are all about, eye candy right?
there are a few cosmetic stylings that i'm not too wild about tho, nothing major by any means, but i'm not crazy about the rounded poster corners and a couple of other minor things... with kodi, plex and emby little things like this could easily be edited by toying with the css file(s) in the apk or install location, my guess is it's probably the same with ht2, altho i recently checked out the zidoo_poster.apk and not much is going on in the lone css file, so rather than edit some lines it may involve adding a few lines, shouldn't be too tough.
btw i pm'd a member who had mentioned that he used a vertex and lumagen with his zidoo, the same equipment i have, i asked him how he had his vertex configured and he shared his settings with me, but added that he has a very unique install (and he does!) and recommended that i reach out to you because you also use a vertex as well.... so how what does your video chain look like and how are you using your vertex with the zidoo? thanks!
I'm the same with rounded corners! But the smaller you go, the less the rounding and at 5x14 they're not rounded at all.
I think there's very little you can do with external customisation and this is where the Dune wins out with a very comprehensive skinning scheme. You can change the wallpaper on the Zidoo (which I've done to match the Dune skin) and that's about it. Must admit, I didn't think of looking into the apk though....
So the way I have my setup is I use a Dune Pro 4K for 2K material and the Zidoo exclusively for 4K. I have the Dune comprehensively skinned to lose the "My First Media Player" look - fortunately the Zidoo doesn't have this problem!
I don't need the Vertex for the Dune, only the Zidoo, so I have the following Zidoo chain:
Zidoo > 15cm HDMI > Vertex > 75cm HDMI > Denon 8500 > 15M HDMI > JVC X7000
I have the Zidoo set as follows:
HDMI Mode: 3840x2160P23
HDR: SDR mapping HDR
Deep Color: 10-Bit
Color Space: YCbCr 444
HDMI Range: 15-235
The Vertex is set to EDID 11, no scaling, Disable HDR, OSD disabled - config file attached.
I have SDR mapping HDR set so the Zidoo always outputs HDR, even the gui and 90% of material is HDR so for me, this means no PJ resyncs.
In this mode, HDR passes through and SDR material is mapped from Rec.709 to BT.2020 (which is just maths) and presumably an inverse PQ curve of sorts is applied.
I have the Vertex OSD off since it has popped up a couple of times during play - not sure why, I have "ignore metadata change" set, but I find it a bit intrusive anyway and have RS232 control, so I can bring the OSD up manually if needed.
Disable HDR is because it's a JVC projector so I have my own custom gamma curves - in fact I've honed it to the point I just need the one these days.