Originally Posted by Brajesh /forum/post/19089070
...but, I hope the stock UI is improved and less Windows 98 like.
Originally Posted by Suntan /forum/post/19088182
Personally, I have had my components hidden (either behind a cabinet door, or in another room) for years now. Once you get over the notion that you have to be able to see your components to use them, it really opens up the options for setting up your living space.
Not to mention you don't need to worry about what your components look like (used a $20 htpc case in the past and now that low cost, fugly Dune is the one I'm interested in.)
At our house, we look at the screen and listen to the speakers, we don't really have a need to look at or listen to the components themselves.
Originally Posted by Kelson /forum/post/19089449
Very little is ever written about the de-interlacing/up-conversion quality of these of players, but I suspect it is not at the level of a quality video processor -- my current media player certainly isn't. My needs are only for playback of my ripped DVD and BD collection (far and away, mostly DVD at this point) and I prefer to use other equipment to de-interlace and up-convert the DVD 480i video. I would be interested if the Dune players (current and these new ones) feature a native output mode for video so I don't have to manually set the output to 480i every time I play a DVD.
Originally Posted by blackssr /forum/post/19089714
This has been discussed several times already. The Dune doesn't have pass thru mode for DVDs (480i).
The Upconversion is very good, better than the PS3 but not as good as Oppo or XA2. I have the Denon 5308CI with Realta Scaler and tested it against the Oppo in Direct mode/Oppo Scaling and it was pretty close to my eyes.
The Dune holds it own with regard to DVD PQ.
Originally Posted by Kelson /forum/post/19089783
Originally Posted by dbone1026 /forum/post/19086439
We get it, it does not play gapless audio... Mike @ duneplayer has put in a request, and for now all you can do is consistently hound HDI to fix this and hope they are listening
Originally Posted by unclemat /forum/post/19090764
No, you don't get it. There is no such thing as non-gapless Audio CD playback. I understand you are probably a kid that grew up with mp3s and couldn't care less about Audio CDs, but accept it.
HDI advertises Audio CD support and that's misleading advertising if not outright lie. I am just stating a fact.
Originally Posted by jmpage2 /forum/post/19091128
I agreed Gapless is broken, we all know it, it's not an issue to the vast majority of users in the market for one of these players. No need to pop into threads and bring it up over and over again.
Originally Posted by Techaholic /forum/post/19088937
How does the Dune 3.0 prime stack up against these new models?
Originally Posted by dbone1026 /forum/post/19089137
I would assume the stock UI is the exact same as the current models. Any enhanced stock UI I would think would come across all models in a future fw update
Originally Posted by liquidmetal /forum/post/19081333
Looks cool, but not for $400 bucks!!!!
Originally Posted by pmcd /forum/post/19092600
Where have we heard that before. There are no MKV media players with a decent GUI out of the box. The PopBox was supposed to be one and the Boxee Box might deliver one but I really doubt that 99% of the public wants to deal with setting up and maintaining a jukebox. That presumably is why they are willing to pay more for anyone who will. Apart from Boxee I can only see MS and/or Apple doing that. Apple of course will push a streaming version with almost no local playback. As for MS, I don't know what is wrong with them. They have the pieces but they seem to be in some kind of trance.
Hmm... just noticed a new firmware for the C200. Maybe they are getting their act together...
Whoops, forgot. A.C. Ryan seems to be trying to do something about the interface situation. The rest, and that includes HDI, are delivering BMW's with wooden chairs.