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Manufacturer : HDi
Model : Dune Prime 3.0
Description : Blu-Ray HD Network Media Player
MSRP : $499
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HDi Dune Prime 3.0 with Sigma Design SMP8642


HDi introduced the first hybrid network media player that incorporated Blu-Ray drive in their player.  Building on their success with the Dune Series media player, the new Prime version 3.0 update will offer full function Blu-Ray drive with all the network file playback capabilities in today's most robust players. 

The Dune Prime Blu-Ray player feature full function network media player that incorporates playback of files stored on a computer or NAS (network attached storage).  The Dune Prime 3.0 can play myriads of file types like WMV-HD, DIVX, XVid, HDV and MKV, as well as Blu-Ray disks and files recorded by digital camcorders and standard transport streams that are recorded by today's HD devices, as well as the new H.264 (MPEG4) format.  In addition to playback via LAN, the Dune Prime 3.0 offers two USB and two eSATA interfaces.    

If a Blu-Ray player is on your shopping list, you owe it to yourself to look into the Dune Prime 3.0 and get all your video, music and photos on your network to your home theater.  

Key Buying Points:

  • Playback of retail Blu-ray and DVD discs
  • Playback of full Blu-ray structures from HDD and network (with Blu-ray menu, BD-J, BonusView, BD-Live)
  • Playback of video, music, photos from any media source (HDD, PC, NAS, etc)
  • Optical disc formats (when using an external optical drive): data discs (CD/DVD/BD) (MP3, JPEG, etc), Audio CD (PCM/DTS), DVD-Video (retail and user-authored discs), Blu-ray (user-authored discs)
  • Support for modern video file formats (MKV, H.264, VC1, etc) with very high bitrate (up to 50+ Mbit/s)
  • Store and playback high-definition video via LAN
  • Multi-channel 7.1 Analog Audio Output
  • HDMI and Component HD 1080i/720p/1080p Video output
  • Connect additional hard disks, flash media, or digital camera via USB 2.0 
  • Netflix Ready (TBA Q4 2009-Q1 2010)



Playback

Blu-Ray discs (Profile 1.1/2.0)
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)


The player will support a proprietary implementation of full VoD and HV system called "Dune HD", planned to be launched in future. This system is based on SecureMedia solution, certified by all the Hollywood majors.


File formats: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS.
Video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, XVID, WMV9, VC1, H.264.
Audio codecs: AC3 (DD), EAC3 (DD+), DTS, MPEG 1/2/3, AAC, LPCM, WMA, WMAPro, Dolby True HD, DTS HD HRA, DTS HD MA (HD-formats for Blu-Ray playback only).
Subtitle formats: Plain text, SSA/AAS, SRT, VOB.


Network

Browsing, copying and direct playback of files from PC and NAS in local network (NFS and SMB protocols).
attached storage from local network.
Playback of Internet radio (HTTP/MP3).
Playback of IPTV (free channels UDP/RTP MPEG-TS, H.264/MPEG-2).
NAS function: FTP and SMB servers for accessing player's attached storage from local network.
Bit-Torrent client for digital content download from Internet.
Web browser (based on the same engine as used in Mozilla Firefox) for browsing arbitrary Internet sites (with limited possibilities and performance).


Blu-Ray video playback support

DVD-Video playback support:
DVD menu navigation is supported.
Sources:
Commercial DVD-Video disks:
Internal DVD drive.
USB DVD drives.
ISO images, VIDEO_TS folders:
Internal DVD drive.
USB mass storage devices (USB HDD, USB flash memory).
USB DVD drives.
NFS network folders.
SMB network folders.

Media files playback support

Sources:
Internal DVD drive.
USB mass storage devices (USB HDD, USB flash memory).
USB DVD drives.
NFS network folders.
SMB network folders.
HTTP URLs (limited support).


IPTV:
Protocols:
Multicast UDP (raw).
Multicast RTP.

Supported Video Resolutions

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)
1024768, 12801024, 1280768, 1280960, 1360768, 1366768, 14001050, 1440900, 16001200, 16801050, 19201200 (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

Note: some video modes may be not supported - it depends on the player mode, type of data being played back, and EDID of video hardware connected to the player.

Preliminary

    Specifications
    Main Chipset Sigma Design SMP8642 MIPS 667MHz CPU HDMI v1.3
    Video Containers:
MPEG (MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, VOB, M2TS) (typical file extensions: .MPG, .TS, .M2TS, .TP, .VOB).
AVI (typical file extensions: .AVI).
MOV, MP4 (typical file extensions: .MOV, .MP4, .QT).
MKV (typical file extensions: .MKV).
ASF (typical file extensions: .ASF, .WMV).
DVD-ISO, VIDEO_TS (DVD-Video playback, including DVD menu support).
Raw video.
Raw audio (typical file extensions: .WAV, .MP3).
Video codecs:
MPEG2.
MPEG4.
DivX.
XVID.
WMV9.
VC1.
H.264.
Format:
MPEG-TS container.
MPEG2 video codec (SD and HD resolutions).
 
    Audio AC3 (DD).
EAC3 (DD+).
DTS.
MPEG (layers 1/2/3).
AAC.
LPCM.
WMA.
WMAPro.
External audio streams:
AC3.
DTS.
 

    Connections

3x USB 2.0 Host (1 front, 2 back)
2x eSATA Interfaces
1x LAN (10/100Mbps)
1x I/O Jack (Optional Breakout Box)
    AV In/Out Video: HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite
Audio: Coaxial (S/PDIF), Optical, Analog 7.1
    File System NTFS, FAT32 
    Sub Titles Embedded: : In MKV: plain text, SSA/ASS.
In MP4: VOB

External : SRT
    Fan 40mm Brushless, Variable Speed, Temperature Sensing
    System Flash 1GB
    Main Memory 512 MB
    Size/Weight 16.5" (w) x 10.3" (d) x 1.9" (h)
    Warranty Info     One year warranty
 
 
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