Summary: I really really wanted to like this media player, especially since I've been following the AVS Forums for over 4 years just to keep abreast of the new developments and features. I mainly watch all of my movies via USB from external HDDs. I can't stand streaming as I want my high bitrate audio and video. Afterall, I didn't buy this expensive home theater set up for nothing!
Summary: Here's the problem: I have a large collection of DVD's & blu-ray discs that I hate messing with and media carousels are notoriously difficult to keep balanced (leading to scratched discs). I also have dozens of different formats of home video files from the various cameras I've owned. What to do? I started with Apple's wondeful AppleTV, but it wasn't powerful enough for my needs and it's locked into Apple's ecosystem.
Summary: This is a sweet media player. It plays just about every media file there is. Tons of settings in the menus, great on firmware updates (you can backdate to any prior revision). It's lightweight (when no drive is inside; supports up to 3TB). No fan, so no fan noise (but that means any drive used must be cool-running). 4 USB ports for attachable media (if you count the one inside), plus eSata and an SDHC slot.
Steep price for trying something that is not working
23 March 2013
Summary: Disclaimer: Mediaplayer/streamer manufacturers always use an excuse to blame home network when something does not pop stream correctly. In my case I used two streamers in turns but connecting to exact the same Ethernet port. Dune Smart vs. PopcornHour A300. Connecting to 1Gbit network and NFS share where I had jellyfish 90Mbit test file. Popcorn played without a hitch, Dune could not at all. I have tried over SMB same effect.
Summary: Although this player has many features, I purchased it primarily to replace an HTPC that was only being used to play DVD & Blu-Ray ISO files. It has been performing flawlessly and is much less cumbersome than using a PC for that purpose. The wide range of media files that it plays (from drives attached directly or through a network) is quite impressive and the build quality is excellent.
Summary: Excellent network media player. Over the years, I've tried many devices and technologies, including building my own systems with Media Center and Sage. The Dune devices play everything and very realibly. I'm now playing my entire library from my QNAP NAS so I only have to manage and update media to a single central location. Using Zappiti's interface [...] and it is awesome. So far, no issues and 100% reliability for Dune and Zappiti over the network.
Summary: Nach etlichen erfolglosen Versuchen, einen Media-Player zu ergattern, der auch Blu-Ray-Verzeichnisse vom Server via Netzwerk auf den Bildschirm bringt, hat mir ein Kumpel diesen Dune hier empfohlen, den es leider nur noch gebraucht gibt. Was die Video-Wiedergabe vom Home-Server angeht ist das Gerät wirklich top. DVDs und Blu-Rays (iso oder Verzeichnisse) werden einwandfrei sogar mit Menü widergegeben.
Summary: habe mir diesen mediaplayer auf gutes zuraten geholt um alles was ich will abzuspielen .... er kann es! bis auf blu-ray isos hatte ich keinerlei probleme mit dem gerät. für leute wie mich die die schwarzen streifen hassen ist dieser sowas von zu empfehlen, da er so unglaublich viele zoom optionen bietet. ich habe eine 2 terabyte festplatte eingebaut und konnte darauf unzählige blu-ray- rips speichern. geschwindigkeit sowie bedienfreundlichkeit 1+.