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erik_n
Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 5:31:38 PM
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Since many years I'm using a Dune HD Max for playback of movies, controlled by My Movies app in Iphone/Ipad. I like very much how this works and would like to continue to have it like this.

All my movies are saved as BDMV or VIDEO_TS, as I like to be able to play Blu-rays with menus. It's also important that the media player can decode HD-audio and send out as LPCM (7.1) over HDMI, as my HT-processor can't decode (no bitstream).

Dune HD Max still works fine, but I like to prepare my setup for 4K and HDR10+. I've started to look at the latest models from Dune:
Dune HD Pro 4K II https://www.dune-hd.com/products/dune-hd-pro-4k-ii
Dune HD Pro 4K Plus II https://www.dune-hd.com/products/dune-hd-pro-4k-plus-ii

The later have some features I don't need, but it do have two HDMI out. That would be good for me, if I decide to upgrade projector before processor.

I assume that not many have tried the latest models yet, but maybe something newer than HD Max?
What are you experiences, do they work well with My Movies and BD menus?

Is there any other media player working with My movies metadata and control from My Movies app that you recommend?

I don't care about any other apps and features in this media player. I have an Apple TV 4K, Intel NUC with Windows 7 and Squeezebox for music connected to my HT.
I just want a stable media player with high quality picture and sound that works good with My Movies, and no computer (HTPC).

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Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:38:18 AM

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As far as I know, only the Dune can work with the My Movies interface. However, your Apple TV 4K can sort the films from My Movies via DNLA if this is activated on the computer in the CM and the computer is running. It does not show an interface, but the sorting of categories and groups. In the familiar Apple design.

Meines Wissens kann nur den Dune mit der My Movies Oberfläche arbeiten. Dein Apple TV 4K kann allerdings via DNLA die Sortierung der Filme vom My Movies übernehmen wenn dies auf dem Rechner im CM Aktiviert ist und der Rechner läuft. Es zeigt keine Oberfläche, aber die Sortieurng der Kategorien und Gruppen. Im gewohnten Apple Design.

Tablett Acer B3-A50 10.1 Inch. Android 8.1.0 My Movie 2.27 Build 8 / 3.02 Build 20
Phone Sony Xperia X. Android 8.0.0 My Movies Pro 2.27 Built 8 / My Movie 3.02 Build 20
Acer G6 Predator Intel Core i7-6700K, 4.0 GHz Quad-Core, RAM 32 GB DDR4, 512GB SSD & 1TB HDD 7200 U/min SATA, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, Win 10 Home. My Movies 5.40
Dune Base 4K Networkplayer.
Zappiti 4K HDR Networkplayer
Thecus 5500 15 TB NAS
Thecus 5200 15 TB NAS
Thecus N12850RU 144 TB NAS
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Posted: Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:03:49 PM
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Thank you for your reply Frodo! I've seen in your signature that you have both Dune and Zappiti, so I was hoping for you to see this!

What about the Zappiti, do it work with My Movies metadata and to start playback from My Movies app?

I've not tried DLNA with ATV, but it might be worth checking out. I have Infuse on the ATV, and have tried it a little.

I almost never browse movies on screen. I almost always use Ipad/Iphone app to browse movies and start playback from the app. Too bad it don't work with ATV.

I've recently ripped my first UHDLips are sealed and to try playback I used Infuse in ATV, worked fine. It's just that I want integration with My Movies app..

I think Dune HD Pro 4K Plus II has everything I need, so when it's available I probably will go for one of these. The only thing I can see missing to make it "future proof" is Dolby Vision.

I've found a similar player that have Dolby Vision, but I assume it don't work with My Movies: Zidoo Z10 Pro https://www.futeko.com/products/MP108.php



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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:02:58 AM

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Zapitti does not work with My Movies. I bought it because no Dune HDR device was found in Switzerland. Now I regret that I bought it. If I can sell it, I'll be a Dune 4K Pro II HDR. I will probably order directly from Dune. Then comes from Korea. There is no alternative to the dune. Zapitti has its own system with an app. Starting the film should also work. Unfortunately, the database is bad. He also has problems with 4K from time to time. My 4K Dune runs fine, unfortunately it doesn't have HDR. That's why I bought the Zapitti.

Tablett Acer B3-A50 10.1 Inch. Android 8.1.0 My Movie 2.27 Build 8 / 3.02 Build 20
Phone Sony Xperia X. Android 8.0.0 My Movies Pro 2.27 Built 8 / My Movie 3.02 Build 20
Acer G6 Predator Intel Core i7-6700K, 4.0 GHz Quad-Core, RAM 32 GB DDR4, 512GB SSD & 1TB HDD 7200 U/min SATA, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, Win 10 Home. My Movies 5.40
Dune Base 4K Networkplayer.
Zappiti 4K HDR Networkplayer
Thecus 5500 15 TB NAS
Thecus 5200 15 TB NAS
Thecus N12850RU 144 TB NAS
erik_n
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2021 12:27:32 AM
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Thank you very much Frodo! That confirms some of things I suspected.

I've been in contact with Dune via e-mail and they replied quickly. They said then that Pro 4K Plus II was available for order. I read about shipping on their web site and then asked if they recommended to order from them or wait for it to arrive in Europe, and they actually recommended to wait.

I know you are outside EU so it might be different. For us in Sweden they have started to add more customs and fees on orders from China, and I assume it might be the same from Korea.

Right now it seems like Pro 4K Plus II is available, but it's coming and going: https://www.dune-hd.com/products/dune-hd-pro-4k-plus-ii

I'm a little confused with the shops in i Europe that seems to be official, but no one have the new players in stock.
Here is one in Netherlands that not even have listed the new models: https://dunehd-europe.com/shop/
Another one in Czech Republik, where it says "Out of stock": https://www.dune-hd.eu

When it comes to Futeko it says "Coming soon", but they don't ship to EU anymore.

Maybe it's worth trying to order from Korea?



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erik_n
Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:55:55 AM
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New model with V10 engine (Dolby Vision) Dune HD Pro Vision 4K Solo: https://www.dune-hd.com/products/dune-hd-pro-vision-4k-solo

For us in Europe Futeko will take orders 5 February: https://www.futeko.com/products/MP112.php

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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:03:31 PM
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Pro Vision 4K Solo is available for order at Futeko now, so I just ordered one. Will be interesting to try it out.

Another new model is coming, Max Vision 4K. Most important differences are better DAC and analog outputs, nothing I need.
https://www.dune-hd.com/products/dune-hd-max-vision-4k
https://www.futeko.com/products/MP114.php

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