Q. What is a TViX media player?
A. It is an A/V media box that is dedicated to playing
your video, audio, and photos connected to a TV. The core
of the media box is the video processor that give you PC like
expe A hard drive can be installed in the TViX, or you can
connect it to drives in a home network, or you can use a USB
hard drive or memory stick. However you connect your files
to the TVix to access, you can play the files right on your TV.
types, resolutions, and connection types supported on a DVICO
TViX model M6500A.
Q. What is the most common use for TViX?
A. TViX is a perfect way to store your DVD and CD disks in
a digital format and conveniently have instant access to all
your stored media files. It's versatile enough to play
most of the files found on the internet as well as today's HD
recordings and and movie backups, and recordings made by HD
Camcorders. It's a perfect companion to the Home Theater
PC as they share compatible files but with simpler operation.
Q. Will it play DVD-ISO with the menus?
Q. Will it play ripped Blu-Ray files?
A. Yes, it will as both file structure and ISO, but there
is no interactive menu support for Blu-Ray files.
Q. Can I play 1080p native files?
A. Yes, and the TViX will support 1080p/24Hz video if the
display used is so capable.
Q. What is the firmware so often spoken
about in the discussions about media players?
media players arrive from the factory with basic functions, but
the engineers continue to improve like PC hardware vendors
update drivers. Firmware updating is a simple process that
can be performed by downloading the firmware file to a hard
drive on the TViX, USB drive, or USB memory stick.
Q. Will it play files I download from the
A. It will play files most popular as downloads on the
internet with some limitations such as DRM (Digital Rights
Management) protected files.
Q. Can you access the internet?
A. Most media players these days have some limited
capabilities when used with a PC and a third party software
(like TVersity). The latest media players using Realtek
processors offer an IMS function where you can access YouTube
and other internet channels.
Q. How do I connect it to my home network?
A. Plug in an ethernet cable connected to your router and
enter your PC's IP Address and the share name of your drive or
to a compatible Network Attached Storage (NAS). All media
players support SMB protocols, some will support NFS with
compatible application on a PC or NAS. (More)
Q. Does it support both HDTV and older
A. Yes. The TViX has outputs that support both types
Q. How do you get files to the internal
A. Connect it to your PC using USB which is recognized as
a removable drive.
Q. Does the HDMI port support both video
A. Yes. You can choose the option to connect it
directly to a TV, or pass through an A/V Receiver.
Q. What if I don't have a device that uses
A. The media player will normally also have S/PDIF and/or
Toslink and Stereo outputs to support every type of audio
Q. Can I play HDTV shows recorded on my PC?
A. It depends. TVIX will support MPEG-2 and H.264
streams but will not support Windows DVR-MS format used by
Windows Media Center which has to be converted to a supported
format. Some WMV restricted files cannot be played on TViX.
Q. Can it play high-resolution Quicktime .mov
Q. Does it support FLAC audio files?
Q. Can I play HD files from my camcorder?
A. In most cases, video from cameras and camcorders play
on the TViX. The formats that have been tested to date are
.mov, .mpg, .m2ts. TViX players with memory card slots can
play videos and photos right from the memory card.
Q. Can it output native resolution of the
source to use with a high end video processor?
A. Yes, the TViX supports native resolution output.
Q. Can TViX players with TV tuners record
A. Yes, TViX can play transport stream files recorded with
most HDTV tuner card in PCs, and it can record shows you are
viewing witht the tuner. In the dual tuner TViX players,
you can schedule and record both ATSC and QAM signals.