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Profile: 2.0 BD Live.

Latest Firmware: 081226_1216

Firmware downloads page: http://hdi.co.il/firmware/bdprime/

Analog Outs: 7.1

Hardware

* 384 MB of RAM, 64 MB flash and 1GB of NAND flash memory

* HDMI 1.3

* Optical, coaxial digital and 7.1 analogue audio output.

* Composite, component, S-Video video output.

* Three USB 2.0 ports

* Ethernet 100 Mb/s included

Upgrades: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Ethernet 1000 Mb/s, 2 x eSATA

Playback:

* Blu-Ray discs (up to Profile 2.0),

* DVD-Video discs,

* Files on Blu-Ray (BD-R, BD-RE), DVD (DVD-ROM, DVD+-R, DVD+-RW), CD (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW) discs,

* Files on USB drives (USB HDD, USB flash, USB card readers etc),

* Files in local network from PC or NAS (NFS and SMB),

* IPTV (free channels UDP/RTP MPEG-TS, H.264/MPEG-2),

* Internet radio (HTTP/MP3)

Supported file formats: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS

File video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, XVID, WMV9, VC1, H.264

File audio codecs: AC3 (DD), EAC3 (DD+), DTS, MPEG 1/2/3, AAC, LPCM, WMA, WMAPro, Dolby True HD, DTS HD HRA, DTS HD MA

Subtitle formats Plain text, SSA/AAS, SRT, VOB

Additional features
* Playback of BD structures from different sources (BD-R/RW, HDD, network, etc) as "normal" BD disc (with menus, subtitles, BD-J, so on)

* 3rd party patch for multi-region BD and DVD with possibility to set a region by remote: http://www.mpcclub.com/modules.php?n...wtopic&t=19872

* Bit-torrent* Mozilla browser

* NAS server function: FTP and SMB

Supported video modes:

HDMI: 480i, 480p (60 Hz), 576i, 576p (50 Hz), 720p (50 Hz, 60 Hz), 1080i (50 Hz, 60 Hz), 1080p (24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz), 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1280×768, 1280×960, 1360×768, 1366×768, 1400×1050, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 (60 Hz)

Component: PAL, NTSC, , 480p (60 Hz), 576p (50 Hz), 720p (24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz), 1080i (48 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz), 1080p (24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz)

Composite: PAL, NTSC

Product Specifications: http://hdi.co.il/data/1226427743_dune_hdcenter.pdf

Hi-res pictures: http://www.hdi.co.il/hi_res_dune_bd_prime.html

Owners Manual: http://www.hdi.co.il/manuals

New features voting: http://hdi.co.il/features/

Page at manufacturer Web site: http://www.hdi.co.il/fullhd_players/...-bd-prime.html

Start of sales: December 30th, 2008 (started in EU)

Where to see: CES 2009, Sands 73031 (the manufacturer's booth)
 

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Network, Bit Torrent, and external SATA support - how convenient.
Price point starting at $550ish isn't too bad. It will be interesting to see how it performs.


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I use two Popcorn Hour A-110's (networked media tank) right now & they're great, but the Dune player could be a nice all-in-one unit (NMT + Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive). Looks like no support for Blu-ray ISOs however. Also, no internal hard drive support, but I guess w/eSATA & USB 2.0, it isn't a biggie. Also, I wonder which IPTV content it offers. The Popcorn Hour is quite good in this regard.
 

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Originally Posted by Brajesh /forum/post/16128948


I use two Popcorn Hour A-110's (networked media tank) right now & they're great, but the Dune player could be a nice all-in-one unit (NMT + Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive). Looks like no support for Blu-ray ISOs however. Also, no internal hard drive support, but I guess w/eSATA & USB 2.0, it isn't a biggie. Also, I wonder which IPTV content it offers. The Popcorn Hour is quite good in this regard.

BD and DVD ISOs supported too. don't worry


Internal HDD supported in another model - Dune HD Center ( http://hdi.co.il/fullhd_players/67-dune_hd_center.html ), which has the same f/w
 

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Interesting, This may be an option for me to playback my 140+ GB of WMA lossless files I have ripped to my pc for my Zune.
 

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Should be interesting.
 

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At least one place in the US is offering them for sale ( http://duneplayer.com/ ) but I don't know if they've actually shipped any yet.


Their home page now says "We have received demo units. There [sic] performance has exceeded our expectations!", which suggests that they may be shipping soon.
 

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This is way out of my price range, but I'd really love to know if it really does do everything they're claiming...and if it will implode if you look at it funny.
 

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I will be interested on reviews of this when someone can get their hands on one...with My Movies this could be a slick combination


When someone actually can get one in the US please post your thoughts. I am looking at this or just a small a-Open PC as it is only a bit more expensive and then you have a lot more functionality/flexibility


If PCH would come out with a device that support BD playback it would be perfect in the 200-250 range...
 

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The player seems like a "captive interface" HTPC. So you'll get all the advantages and disadvantages of such a product. These types of things are usually for folks who like to "tinker".
I haven't looked, but I don't know if the underlying software is "open" or not.


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Pooperscooper,


which one the A-Open or the Dune?


The Dune looks good... when combined with my Movies. Finally a solution that I can stream all of my content from a server and have my wife and 4 year old figure it out (based only on what I have read and seen in screen shots)
 

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I saw the review... considering it was "released" last year and now 5 months later they are still hard to get a hold of is kind of scary. The unit has some potential, but by the time they star shipping there maybe some other options that are easier to acquire
 

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Originally Posted by chrisnoland /forum/post/16323579


Pooperscooper,


which one the A-Open or the Dune?


The Dune looks good... when combined with my Movies. Finally a solution that I can stream all of my content from a server and have my wife and 4 year old figure it out (based only on what I have read and seen in screen shots)

Sorry, I didn't mean to give the impression I have a Dune in my possession.
I meant given all the things it supports it must have some sort of "general purpose" control software like a HTPC.


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The Dune BD Prime looks more than a bit similar to the Memorex 2510 and 2511...oddly someone popped into the Memorex 2511 thread and noted the Dune firmware would work on both models with some modification (which I'm not an expert on -- if someone could explain what the guy means, let me know. I'd be willing to try it and have used a hexeditor before). Here's the post, just FYI:

Dune Prime/Cetre firmware and Memorex 2510/2511


cut header from dune firmware

0x000 - 0x0ff - it's header

and replace chksum
 
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