AVS Forum banner

1 - 20 of 11864 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
 http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/curren...-smart-d1.html


Now we need details, such as when they will ship, prices of our favorite local retailers (Duneplayer.com) and so on.

Common to all players


Sigma 8642/8643 based
3D playback
FLASH Lite support

HDMI V 1.3 port X1

ESATA X1

USB X2

USB slave port X1

Component Video

Composite Video and Analog Audio

Toslink optical audio

SD Card Reader

Now on to the players

Dune HD Max


On board BD ROM, SATA location for HDD, analog HD 7.1 audio output, SATA, USB ports, SD card, etc. Supports 3D playback. MSRP $499

http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/curren...ne-hd-max.html




Dune HD Smart B1


Seems to have same features as the Max, minus the analog audio outputs and some of the other port connections. MRP $299

http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/curren...-smart-b1.html




Dune HD Smart D1


Same as B1, minus optical drive, appears to have a VFD or LCD display in its place, still has SD card reader and ESATA port. MSRP $255

http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/curren...-smart-d1.html




Dune HD Smart H1


Same as B1 with SATA drive location instead of BD optical drive. MSRP $239.

http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/curren...-smart-h1.html


[/quote]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,079 Posts
NICE! I like the form-factor much better. I can definitely see that in the 'ole HT!


CD
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,879 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by CDLehner /forum/post/0


NICE! I like the form-factor much better. I can definitely see that in the 'ole HT!


CD

Instead of the three base units I was going to get I can easily see getting two of these and a base. But I need to understand how they will play with the various front end software.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
501 Posts
Dune HD Smart D1 is now on my target because of its decent price.

Don't know when and how I can get it here in USA.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by CDLehner /forum/post/19062887


NICE! I like the form-factor much better. I can definitely see that in the 'ole HT!


CD

Hmmm...I was just thinking exactly the opposite.



They do look well-built, but maybe a little bulky.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
I wonder if I will be able to exchange my prime for one D1 and one B1. I was about to buy a base, but if I could get a D1 and a B1 for about the price of one prime that would be great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,319 Posts
Kind of out of left field, but I'd have to say they look like a more competitive lineup of products than the current base/prime offering. Not a lot of people have a need for 7.1 analog outs anymore.


I'm definitely interested. I've been a little listless about getting a network player for the basement (gimping along with a PS3) but the choice now looks like it will come down to SageTV announcing their HD300 before the H1 becomes available to purchase.


-Suntan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,408 Posts
I wouldn't mind replacing my two WDTV Live units with either B1 or D1 units. I don't really need the blu-ray drive as I already have a standalone in each of my HT rooms so the D1 is looking very promising. Having said that, depending on how good the blu-ray player integration is in the MAX it might be worth considering since it appears to support 3D a well.


Anyway, I'm glad these were posted as I was about to pull the trigger on a Prime or Base this week. Looking at the D1 it seems to have everything significant the Base has for a fair bit less money.


I think with these price points the Dune line should really pick up in sales.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,074 Posts
very nice. H1 looks like the perfect fit for me. Notice that all the new player comes with a 2 yr warranty. Very nice!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
If you're in Berlin, Amsterdam or Atlanta (see dates below) you might get a chance to see the HD Max in action.

Quote:
HDI Dune welcomes everybody interested to see Dune HD Max at IFA (September 3-8, 2010, Berlin, Germany), IBC (September 9-14, 2010, Amsterdam, NL) and CEDIA (September 22-26, 2010. Atlanta, GA, USA). For more details about our participation in the exhibitions please visit http://dune-hd.com/exhibitions .
http://dune-hd.com/news/143-dune-hd-max.html
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,879 Posts
I'm trying to figure when I would want an internal HD vs the optical. If you are doing streaming from a network source do you need the HD for anything? Can I do the front end cover art, etc without an internal HD? If so it's an easy choice for me
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
This looks really good.


I see multiple B1 / D1 units depending on the room.


Then my xtreamers can go into the trash bin, where they belong.
 

·
Bass Enabler
Joined
·
21,621 Posts
Just wanted to add that I am a brand new Dune 3.0 Prime owner and it is awesome! Too bad these were just announced so soon after purchase but it's okay. Happy with the 3.0 so I don't feel bad or anything.


Love the new form factor options available. That can be useful for multiple rooms with different requirements. I look forward to the release.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
Woooo!!!!!!!!!!!


I think this is what we all have been waiting for(Goodbye Syabas for all your BullSh$$t product)


Thank God,i just returned my Popcorn Hour A200 and my Popbox.


DUNE is the KING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
640 Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by EVT /forum/post/19063045


. . . I'm glad these were posted as I was about to pull the trigger on a Prime or Base this week. Looking at the D1 it seems to have everything significant the Base has for a fair bit less money.


I think with these price points the Dune line should really pick up in sales.

Me Too! The only thing that I see, that I might want, is a Coax digital output.


What is the difference between the SMART D1 and the SMART H1? Does the D1 have an interal Hard Drive Bay, whereas the H1 comes with a Hard Drive?


I was about to pull the string on a Dune Base, so glad I did not!


Do you think the Base will be discontinued?


It looks like the Base has more outputs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,919 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
The D1 is a "head unit" that can act as a standalone streamer or can be used to control additional adjunct modules.


The H1 is basically the D1 without a display but with a removable SATA drive bay.


The entire system is modular which is very, very cool. I think it would be really sweet if I could put a disc in one Dune unit and play it back on another one. Theoretically this is already possible but I don't know if it is in the firmware.


Also I don't know if the ESATA port can provide power to an adjunct or if you must plug a separate DC power supply into each "module".


It's going to be hard for them to sell a Dune Base at $349 when they now have a $250 unit that can also accept a SATA hard drive... most folks don't need coaxial digital output. I would expect that the price of the remaining inventory of Base and Prime models might be reduced for closeout but with the relatively strong demand for Dune machines maybe not.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Seems as if I was not allowed to post release information on the new products. Sorry to offend the powers that be, but there was no harm intended, just information.


Keep in mind, the new players are an addition to the Prime and the Base. The Prime and the Base units still have a place in the HDI Dune lineup. They keep the look of a conventional A/V component, and that is very important to lots of people. The firmware will be updated for these models, just as it always has been.


I am very excited about the new units, and it really offers a wide range of choices for the consumers.


Enjoy,


Mike
 
1 - 20 of 11864 Posts
Top