IFA Day 2 – Dune HD 3D models


There were several new models on display on Dune’s stand, most of which are 3D updates to existing models.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV-103D, TV203D, TV-403D Specifications

  • Processor: Sigma Designs SMP8673
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Flash memory: 256 MB, expandable with a HDD partition, USB flash drive (2GB recommended)
  • Media sources: external HDD (USB), external optical drive (USB), USB devices (USB flash drive,
    USB card reader, etc), PC and NAS in local network (SMB, NFS, UPnP, HTTP), other Internet and
    local network media sources (HTTP multicast UDP/RTP), premium streaming video services are
    fully supported
  • Web Browser: Opera, WebKit or NetFront (ACCESS)
  • Widgets support: when using NetFront browser
  • DLNA: Full DLNA (1.5 or 2.0) standard support
  • Adobe Flash: 3.1 (Lite, standalone)
  • DRM options: Microsoft DRM10 and PlayReady, Verimatrix, Secure Media. Additional DRM’s
    available by request
  • Video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID, WMV9, VCl, H.264; support for very high bitrate video (up
    to 50 MBit/s and higher)
  • Video file formats: MKV MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV MP4, QT ASF WMV DVD-ISO,
    VIDEO_TS
  • Video output modes: wide range of supported output resolutions (up to 1080p) and framerates
    (including 23.976p, 24p, PAL, NTSC)
  • Video output framerate: automatic (according to the played content) and manual
  • Audio codecs: AC3 (Dolby Digital), MPEG, AAC, LPCM, WMA, WMAPro, FLAG multichannel FLAG
    Ogg/Vorbis; support for very high quality audio (up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
    Audio file formats: MP3, MPA, M4A, WMA, FLAC, APE (Monkey’s Audio), Ogg/Vorbis, WAV AC3,
    AAC
  • Subtitle formats: SRT (external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV external),
    VobSub (MP4, MKV external SUB/IDX), PGS (TS, MKV)
  • Picture file formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP GIF
  • Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS
  • Photo viewer functions: slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist,
    repeat, shuffle
  • Audio playback functions: browse playlist, repeat, shuffle, ID3 tags, plasma TV burn-in prevention
  • Filesystems: FAT! 6/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3 (read-write), NTFS (read-write)
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi: Internal Wi-Fi (b/g/n) module (depending on modification)
  • Dune Network Playback Accelerator: special optimizations ensuring best-in-class network
    playback performance for the Sigma Designs 864x/865x/867x platform and enabling smooth
    playback of any supported kind of media content via any network protocol (including NFS and
    SMB) even in 100 Mbit/s Ethernet networks.

There is no TV-303D, the TV-403D is going to be the largest unit in the TV series and now offers a 3.5″ hard drive bay rather than the 2.5″ bay offered on the TV-301

TV-201 Set Top Box

Also on display was the STB version of the TV-201  – the Dual DVB-S2 enhanced TV-201S2.  It was also sporting a new interface that I was advised would be rolled out to all units in a future update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dune HD Base 4.0 3D

The BASE3D was also on display but I didnt see a working demo of the unit.  This 3D unit houses a 3.5″ hot swap bay behind a flap and will play full 3D files.

Modular Entertainment Station Features

  • 3D Video Format Support: Decodes wide variety of 3D Video formats, including MVC, SBS, Top/Bottom and RealD 3D.
  • HDD Player: Plays content from any HDD (NAS, USB, eSATA, Dune HDD Expansion Chassis)
  • Network Player: Connect Dune HD Pro to a local network and play content directly from PC or NAS via UPnP SMB. or NFS.
  • MKV Player: Playback HD and SD video in MKV containers and other modern video file formats, including top quality HD video with very high bit-rates > 50Mbp/s.
  • USB Ports: Conveniently connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage devices without a USB hub.
  • HDD Rack Option with Hot Swap Function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5″ SATA HDDs for nearly unlimited storage capacity expansion.
  • HDMI 1.4: Ensures broad compatibility to the very latest 3D TV’s, displays and projectors
  • Full Range of A/V Connectors: S/PDIF Optical Audio, Analog Stereo Audio, HDMI, Component Video, Composite Video.
  • High-Quality Music Playback: Plays very high-quality (up to 192 Khz / 24-bit) music files in various formats (FLAG Monkey’s Audio APE, WAV/PCM, DTS, etc).
  • Playlist Support: Build playlists from folders, use your own play lists with repeat and shuffle functions
  • Video Output Flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format (from SD to 1080p, 24p/PAL/NTSQ.
  • Video Up-Scaling: High quality up-scaling of DVD and any other SD video content to Full HD (1080p) or other HD resolutions.
  • File Browser: Convenient file browser with powerful file management (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort).
  • Extra Functions
    External NAS Support: Access files on any external storage devices (HDD, optical drive, etc) attached to the player from the local network (using SMB or FTP).
  • Customizable User Interface: Work with media collections using cover art and icon browsing (supports Full HD graphics).
  • Flash Applications: Extend player functionality with FlashLite applications.
  • Internet Radio: Playback and record various Internet radio stations.
  • IPTV: Playback and record IPTV streams (multicast UDP/RTP) from Internet providers (check availability of multicast UDP/RTP streams with your Internet provider).
  • Internet Browsing: View Internet web sites on your TV using the built-in web browser.

This model should be available in stores across Europe by the end of October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dune HD Max 2.0 3D

As well as the BASE3d, Dune were also displaying the new Max3D.  Specifications of the machine are below but the actual processor used and as its actual release date are still under wraps.  Significantly in the specs below they mention will be available in Black or Silver.  Only the black model was in display at IFA.  Other than the ill-fated HD Pro this is the only model to come in anything other than black.

  • 3D Video Format Support: Decodes wide variety of 3D Video formats, including MVC, Blu-ray 3D and RealD 3D.
  • Audio: Supports the highest quality audio performance with Dolby True HD, DTS HD Master Audio, LPCM, FLAG
  • Blu-ray (3D) and DVD Player Option: Play Blu-ray and DVD discs (plus Audio CD and data discs with video, music and photo files).
  • HDD Player: Plays content from any HDD (NAS, USB, eSATA, Dune HDD Expansion Chassis)
  • Network Player: Connect Dune HD Pro to a local network and play content directly from PC or NAS via UPnPSMB, or NFS.
  • MKV Player: Playback HD and SD video in MKV containers and other modern video file formats, including top quality HD video with very high bit-rates > 50Mbp/s.
  • USB Ports: Conveniently connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage devices without a USB hub.
  • HDD Rack Option with Hot Swap Function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5″ SATA HDDs for nearly unlimited storage capacity expansion.
  • HDMI 1.4: Ensures broad compatibility to the very latest 3D TV’s, displays and projectors.
  • Full Range of A/V Connectors: S/PDIF Optical Audio, Analog Stereo Audio, Multiple HDMI’s (input and output), Component Video, Composite Video.
  • Extended Support for Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio: Output bit-stream (up to 7.1 channels) or decode (up to 7.1 channels) for maximum flexibility when connecting audio equipment, and for extended support of advanced playback features (such as Picture-in-Picture).
  • High-Quality Music Playback: Plays very high-quality (up to 192 Khz / 24-bit) music files in various formats (FLAG Monkey’s Audio APE, WAV/PCM, DTS, etc).
  • Playlist Support: Build playlists from folders, use your own play lists with repeat and shuffle functions.
  • Video Output Flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format (from SD to 1080p, 24p/PAL/NTSC).
  • Video Up-Scaling: High quality up-scaling of DVD and any other SD video content to Full HD (1080p) or other HD resolutions.
  • File Browser: Convenient file browser with powerful file management (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort).
  • Available in Two Colors: black and silver.
  • Extra Functions
  • External NAS Support: Access files on any external storage devices (HDD, optical drive, etc) attached to the player from the local network (using SMB or FTP).
  • Customizable User Interface: Work with media collections using cover art and icon browsing (supports Full HD graphics).
  • Flash Applications: Extend player functionality with FlashLite applications.
  • Internet Radio: Playback and record various Internet radio stations.
  • IPTV: Playback and record IPTV streams (multicast UDP/RTP) from Internet providers (check availability of multicast UDP/RTP streams with your Internet provider).
  • Internet Browsing: View Internet web sites on your TV using the built-in web browser.

Dune HD Connect

finally we come to the diminutive HD Connect, which Dune claim as the Worl’d smallest Full HD Media player.  In the format of a HDMI dongle with 3D video and 3D graphics support, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, options for Z-Wave and DVB Tuners.

  • Processor: Sigma Designs SMP8672
  • RAM: 512MB
  • flash Memory: 4 GB
  • Media sources: microSD card, external HDD (USB), external optical drive (USB) USB devices (USB Flash drive USB card reader, etc), PC and NAS in local network (SMB. NFS, UPnP. H11P), other Internet and local network media sources (HTTP, multicast UDP/RTP). premium streaming video services are fully supported
  • A/V interfaces: HDMI 1.4 output; MHL output; analogue A/V output via micro USB connector (cable adapter required)
  • Web Browser: Opera, WebKit
  • Hardware 3D Graphics acceleration: OpenGL and WebGL
  • DNLA: Full DLNA (1.5 or 2.0) standard support
  • Adobe Flash: 3.1 (Lite, standalone)
  • DRM options: Microsoft DRM10 and PlayReady. Verimatrix, Secure Media. Additional DRM’s available by request
  • Video codecs: MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID. WMV9, VC1, H.264; support for very high bitrate video (Up to 50 MBit/s and higher)
  • Video file formats: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS. M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, DVD-ISO. VIDEO.TS
  • 3D Video Support: MVC, Side-by-side, Top/Bottom
  • Video output modes: wide range of supported output resolutions (up to 1080p) and framerates (including 23.976p, 24p, PAL. NTSC)
  • Video output framerate: automatic (according to the played content) and manual
  • Audio codecs: AC3 (Dolby Digital), MPEG, AAC, LPCM, WMA, WMAPro, FLAC, multichannel FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis; support for very high quality audio (up to 192 kHz / 24-bit)
  • Audio file formats: MP3, MPA, M4A, WMA, FLAC. APE (Monkey’s Audio), Ogg/Vorbis, WAV, AC3, AAC
  • Subtitle formats: SRT (external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VOBSub (MP4, MKV, external SUB/IDX). PGS (TS, MKV)
  • Picture file formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS
  • Photo viewer functions: slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, browse playlist, repeat shuffle
  • Audio playback functions: browse playlist, repeat, shuffle, ID3 tags, plasma TV burn-in prevention
  • Filesystems: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3 (read-write), NTFS (read-write)
  • WI-FI: Internal Wi-Fi (b/g/n) + Bluetooth module
  • DVB: optional cable or terrestrial DVB tuner
  • RF Remote Control Unit: bundled
  • Home Automation: internal Z-Wave module (optional)
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5 comments

  1. brajeshblog · · Reply

    Nice wrap-up, thanks. Surprised to read even Dune HD Connect will render MVC 3D.

  2. I think for its compact size its amazing little object. Cant wait to get a box of them over and have a play!

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