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Doesn't look like there is a thread on this unit which seems to be a good one for playback of your own media collection off a NAS plus DSD and analog XLR output. 

I just bought it via EBAY from a1_futureshp which now appears to be the Australian distributor. 

Anyone one else grab one? (I think Marc got one a while back)

There is an afterpay ebay special - 15% off the RRP so it's a great buy in my book for those looking for a great media player using the latest realtek RDT1619 chipset. 

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It's a fantastic unit, and the best of all the devices I have tried for straightforward local playback of media. 

A1 is a reseller, not the distributor, not that it matters :)

 

Join the user's group on FB too - lots of support and updates there.

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1 hour ago, Marc said:

It's a fantastic unit, and the best of all the devices I have tried for straightforward local playback of media. 

A1 is a reseller, not the distributor, not that it matters :)

 

Join the user's group on FB too - lots of support and updates there.

 

I have the ZX9 and have been wrapped with it. Has the newer realtek chipset so image quality improves slightly again over the dune and others. Got the 'air mouse' has a complete keyboard on the back too. not backlit though. But the main remote is nice and backlit. There's a couple of youtube bugs that prevent you signing in at present. but the software seems to update frequently enough automatically.

 

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14 hours ago, oztheatre said:

There's a couple of youtube bugs that prevent you signing in at present. but the software seems to update frequently enough automatically.

 

They've just sent me a new APK for the poster wall that resolves that problem, and I believe a firmware update this week includes the fix also.

That's one of the things I'm loving about Zidoo - support is prompt and 99.9% of the time has the right answers :)

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So full passthrough of ATMOS tracks?

 

These units look awesome.  Massive internal storage capacity too.  I'd like to see a bit more RAM, but really a well priced unit for what it can do.  I've never had an interest in going NAS, internal/external storage has always served me well.  Internal is preferable over external, which makes the UHD3000 desirable to me.

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1 hour ago, Marc said:

 

They've just sent me a new APK for the poster wall that resolves that problem, and I believe a firmware update this week includes the fix also.

That's one of the things I'm loving about Zidoo - support is prompt and 99.9% of the time has the right answers :)

 

That is great news! It's a great little player, the ZX9 is their cheapest unit too at $379 you cannot beat it. 

They all seem to use the same chipset too, the 3000 shares the same imaging chip.

 

Realtek RTD1619DR hexa-core 64-bit A55 processor

 

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I believe that is the only one that will do Dolby Vision too. It's a unique and popular selling point throughout Asia and Europe, given most users there live in smaller dwellings and don't have projectors. They're all about latest spec TVs there.

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6 hours ago, oztheatre said:

 

That is great news! It's a great little player, the ZX9 is their cheapest unit too at $379 you cannot beat it. 

They all seem to use the same chipset too, the 3000 shares the same imaging chip.

 

Realtek RTD1619DR hexa-core 64-bit A55 processor

 

Thats the zidoos advantage ; if you dont mind a dc power supply [the upper levels have ac with upgraded power supply] it has the latest realtek 1619 chipset . Or an outboard psu is always an option at these prices :)

The new dunes have it too but much dearer ; the not yet out here top of the line dune hd ultravision is $2k but its twin psu's have isolated digital/analogue sections and it uses the best hardware [ shottky diodes nichicon' wima caps etc]

 

Some unique features if you are willing to pay ; keeping 4:2:0 separate from 4:4:4 files B|

 

 

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In particular, it is possible to configure what chroma subsampling modes should be used for each individual HDMI video mode. The majority of competing media player models do not have such controls.

 

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22 minutes ago, Spizz said:

Does this display both blu-ray and ultra HD disc full menus?

The zidoo z1000 pro with built in hdd and ac input /better power supply lists it :)So does the ZX9 as well vvv 👌

UHD-BD/BD/DVD/BD-3D ISO FULL MENU

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 UHD Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/3D Blu-Ray/DVD ISO full menus. BDJ 1.0/1.2/2.0. Supports BD region switch. Note, BD and UHD-BD ISO full menu support is not 100% due to continuous evolution of BD and UHD specification. Where no full menu ISO support the video can be accessed by text menu.

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 Support BD/BD3D/UHD full Blu-ray navigation and complex MPLS structure Blu-ray seamless branching playback.

 

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Does it have access to Netflix, Youtube and other such services? Seems interesting and may be an alternative to buying a Panasonic UB9000.

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It does, as it runs on Android and you can access Play Store. However, I have found this mostly buggy and would not recommend this platform if you're primary interest is streaming apps. We still use an Apple TV 4K for those services. IMO, where the Zidoo platform shines is its handling of locally stored media.

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