Dune HD Solo 8K Dolby Vision & HDR10+ Media Player

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Dune HD Solo 8K Dolby Vision & HDR10+ Media Player

New line of cutting edge 8K media players from Dune HD

  • The new flagship 8K line is based on the newest top S928X media processor, has full 8K support, very powerful hardware and various other advantages. At the same time, this line keeps the most important features of RTD1619DR models (except BD3D). Top picture quality, Dolby Vision VS10 technology, full support for all formats of HD audio, advanced support for playback of Dolby Vision files, support for full menu in ISO images and disc structures.

Hi-End S928X media processor with 8K, AV1, VS10

  • The media player uses the Hi-End version of the newest S928X media processor with Dolby Vision VS10 engine. It is the most powerful and the most advanced media processor from Amlogic. It gives outstanding picture quality, supports true 8Kp60 decoding and true 8Kp60 output, includes the new AV1 video codec, and has top performance overall.

Full 8K video support

  • 8K is a next generation video format, which offers 4 times as many pixels than 4K. 8K format gives the most immersive viewing experience and delivers a truly smooth and crisp image. The media player supports both 8Kp60 HDR video decoding and 8Kp60 HDR video output. The media player can downscale 8K content to any resolution and upscale any content to 8K resolution. YouTube 8K HDR is supported.

AV1 video codec

  • The media player supports the new AV1 video codec, which helps to get up to 50% video quality improvement without increasing video bitrate (or requires up to 50% lesser bitrate for the same video quality). This new video codec is already used by YouTube and will be increasingly important for compatibility with various video services and content sources.

Top performance

  • The media player has a very powerful CPU and GPU. The CPU includes four 2.0 GHz ARM A55 cores, a "big" 1.9 GHz ARM A76 core (with very high performance), and also an extra core for system needs. The resulting CPU performance is up to 2x more than in RTD1619DR. GPU has been upgraded to Mali G57. Combined with super-fast LPDDR4X and super-fast eMMC, this gives blazing fast overall system performance. Total Antutu score exceeds 300,000 points, which is significantly more than in the previous generation media players.

8 GB operating memory

  • This huge amount of operating memory gives the best performance even in the most heavy use cases. 64-bit Linux kernel allows the efficient use of 8 GB RAM for caching of system and apps code and data. Apps launch, run and switch quicker. More memory can be used for graphics caching, which further improves the performance of the user interface.

64 GB flash memory

  • A giant storage space for the most heavy apps, for system needs (such as storage of movie posters), and for internal storage which can be used for any purpose. For example, you can store media files in the internal storage and even share them to the local network via the built-in SMB file server.

Dolby Vision and HDR10+

  • The media player supports not only HDR technology, but also the most latest and advanced Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technologies. In conventional HDR technology, the brightness range is set at the beginning of the film and does not change during the film, so completely dark and completely bright scenes may have insufficient detail. In the latest Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technologies, the brightness range can vary from frame to frame, so the maximum picture detail is provided even in scenes that contain only dark or only light elements.

Dolby Vision VS10 video processor

  • The advanced Dolby Vision VS10 video processing engine ensures maximum image quality when playing any type of content (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision) with any type of video output signal (SDR, HDR, Dolby Vision). In particular, it improves the quality of conversion between Dolby Vision, HDR, and SDR. This gives benefits even when using the media player with TVs that do not support Dolby Vision, including Plasma TVs, and especially when using projectors.

Dolby Vision profile 7 FEL

  • The media player supports direct playback of Dolby Vision profile 7 FEL double-track and double-layer files. This is the most advanced Dolby Vision format. The media player plays video in this format using both tracks/layers. The important Dolby Vision information from the second track/layer (Dolby Vision RPU metadata) is transmitted to TV together with video data from the first track/layer. The passed video data uses 10-bit color depth - the maximum color depth supported by OLED-panels in OLED TVs, i.e. this fully uses the capabilities of OLED TVs. Combined with the full use of Dolby Vision metadata this gives an excellent Dolby Vision picture on the TV screen.

Widest support for Dolby Vision file formats

  • Dolby Vision is supported for all popular file formats (MKV, MP4, TS, M2TS, ISO, movie folder structure). All popular Dolby Vision profiles (P5, P7 MEL and FEL, P8) are supported. The media player supports the largest number of variations of Dolby Vision file formats of any other media player.

Playback of Dolby Vision ISO/folder structures

  • The media player supports direct playback of movie ISO/folder structures in Dolby Vision format (MEL and FEL). The extended Dolby Vision information is used and transmitted to the TV to improve the picture quality. This is possible due to the unique video playback and output engine created by Dune HD.

Full support for HD audio

  • The media player can output all formats of HD audio (up to Dolby TrueHD and DTS X) to HDMI in bitstream passthrough mode. Additionally, the media player can decode all formats of HD audio to multichannel PCM (up to 7.1 channels).

Audio playback with original sample rate

  • The media player can play high-quality music files and output audio to HDMI and S/PDIF preserving the original audio sample rate. Sample rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz are supported.

3.5" HDD rack

  • You can easily install a 3.5" SATA HDD into the media player and store up to 20 TB and more media content directly in the media player. HDD hot swap is supported. No tools are needed for HDD installation. Installed HDD can also be accessed from the local network via built-in SMB file server.

Entire case as a heatsink for super-efficient silent cooling

  • The S928X processor is a very powerful processor. It needs very efficient cooling to achieve the maximum performance without any speed down. The media player implements the best passive cooling approach, which uses the entire metal case as a huge heatsink. Heat is very efficiently transferred from the processor directly to the metal case via special heat transfer elements.

Quiet fan for extra HDD cooling

  • Besides the passive cooling solution, the media player also has a quiet fan, which helps to ensure HDD longevity under maximum loads.

Android 11

  • For Android applications, the media player uses a modern Android version 11. This increases system performance and gives improved compatibility with the newest Android apps.

Best-in-class movie ISO/folder structure playback

  • Dune HD media players have the best-in-class support for playback of movie ISO/folder structures, including full support for disc menu, 4K, DV, HDR10+, HDR10, HD audio. Movie ISO/folder structures can be played from any source - local drive (USB, SATA) or network drive (SMB, NFS). A special engine helps to ensure smooth playback of the entire movie w/o any audio/video interruptions even when playing movies with complicated structure.

Automatic framerate/resolution switching

  • The media player can automatically switch output framerate and resolution to match the played content. This helps to ensure absolutely smooth video playback and use the best way for video resolution upscaling (resolution upscaling by the media player or by the TV).

Flicker-free framerate/resolution switching

  • Dune HD media players implement its own advanced flicker-free approach for automatic framerate and resolution switching, which performs video mode switching before the start of file playback (rather than after). Most other media players perform video mode switching after the start of file playback, which causes unpleasant flickering.

Multichannel DSD and other advanced music formats

  • You can play music in various advanced formats, including multichannel FLAC, WavPack, APE, ALAC and even multichannel Super Audio CD (SACD). SACD music files, encoded using the advanced DSD audio codec, are supported in all popular formats (ISO, DFF, DSF), including both stereo and multichannel files, including files which use the DST compression. Multichannel DSD files can be output to HDMI as multichannel PCM. Stereo DSD files can be output to HDMI and S/PDIF as stereo PCM.

Widevine L1 for premium video services

  • Support for Widevine Level 1 DRM (the most advanced DRM level) makes it possible to watch premium online video services with HD and Ultra HD video quality. Media players w/o Widevine Level 1 support can only output low quality (standard definition) video in many such services.

Optimized OS

  • Since the media player does not have Google Android TV certification, the operating system in the media player is optimized to eliminate the unneeded burdens and limitations. In particular, the media player does not create unneeded Android folders on connected HDDs, system performance is not decreased by Android indexing files on the connected HDDs, and so on.

Dune HD Android Playback Accelerator technology

  • This unique technology intellectually manages the resources of Android OS to minimize the influence of Android OS on the media playback engine and ensure smooth and high-quality video and audio playback.

Linux-based Dune HD OS

  • The media player runs a unique hybrid OS which consists of a Linux-based Dune HD OS (to ensure stable operation and smooth media playback) and Android OS (to support Android applications), which run simultaneously.

Dune HD ecosystem

  • Based on open Dune HD SDK and APIs, various TV-optimized applications, plugins, extensions, GUI skins, collection management solutions, integrations with home automation systems are available via official Dune Store, 3-party vendors, and from the huge user's community.

Dune HD UI

  • The famous Dune HD UI, developed and polished during more than 12 years, specially optimized for the use on TV screens and operation via a standard remote control, tuned for the best possible usability, makes it easy and convenient to use the media player.

Dune HD movies organizer and movies encyclopedia

  • “My Collection” function organizes a user's movie collection into a nice looking catalog. A comprehensive movies encyclopedia provides the information about hundreds of thousands of movies with detailed descriptions, posters, cross-links between movies and persons, trailers, direct links to online video services, etc. The advanced file browser automatically recognizes movies.

Dune HD mobile app

  • The unique Dune HD mobile app (Dune Control) for iOS and Android mobiles devices provides full access to all functions of Dune HD media player in a very convenient and powerful way. It fully replaces the standard IR remote control, allows browsing and choosing the media content directly on your mobile device (the menu shown on the mobile device mirrors the menu shown on the TV screen), and includes Now Playing section for convenient media playback control.

Smart home

  • The media player provides the powerful IP Control interface and has a lot of options for integration into Smart Home and Home Automation systems, such as Control4 and Crestron.

Proven history of software updates during a very long period

  • Dune HD is known for its reputation to listen to user's feedback and provide software updates for many years. For example, for some old models, software updates with additional functions have been provided for more than 10 years already. This is possible due to the unique "single code base" approach, which means that firmware for all Dune HD models is based on the same software (continuously developed and improved according to user's feedback).

 

Other key features

1 Gbit Ethernet

  • Ensures fast data transfer and smooth playback of high bitrate video when using a wired connection to the home network.

Wi-Fi 6

  • This newest Wi-Fi standard provides a better wireless performance and a better wireless range, when using a wireless connection to the home network.

Built-in Bluetooth 5.2

  • The built-in Bluetooth interface allows you to easily connect various remote controls, wireless keyboards, mice, joysticks, audio speakers, headphones, headsets and other devices. The new Bluetooth version 5.2 improves performance and compatibility.

Bluetooth remote with microphone, IR learning and AirMouse.

  • The included Bluetooth remote controls the media player via a radio channel, includes a microphone (for voice search in applications which support it), and has IR learning function (allows you to configure the remote control to control not only a media player, but also a TV or other equipment). The AirMouse function allows convenient control of Android applications not optimized for controlling via a conventional remote.

IR control

  • The media player has the built-in IR receiver and can be controlled also by IR commands. This means you can use a 3-party programmable or learnable remote of your choice to control the media player, or integrate the media player with your smart home via IR. For example, you can integrate the media player with a smart speaker by using an IR emitter device controlled by the smart speaker.

Front panel display

  • During file playback, the display shows the current playback position. Also it can show the current time. Display mode can be adjusted in the menu.

 

Hardware
Media processorAmlogic S928X-K/J with Dolby Vision VS10 engine
Operating memory8 GB
Flash memory64 GB
Ethernet10/100/1000 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 6), Dual Band 2.4+5 GHz, 2T2R
Bluetooth5.2
USB ports3x USB 3.0 host + 1x USB 2.0 host
Built-in HDD rack3.5" SATA HDD, up to 20 TB and more, hot swap
HDMI outputHDMI 2.1a up to 8Kp60 HDR / 4Kp60 Dolby Vision, experimental support for 120 Hz (up to 4Kp120)
Analog audio output2xRCA (stereo audio)
S/PDIF outputOptical S/PDIF, Coaxial S/PDIF
Front panel displayMulti-segment LED display HH:MM:SS
Front panel power buttonYes
IR receiverBuilt-in IR receiver, supports Dune HD IR codes and Google IR codes
IR input portFor connecting external IR receiver (not included); 3.5mm minijack, T-R-S: 5V-iR-GND, L=14.5mm
Antennas2x external Wi-Fi antennas (detachable) + external BT antennas (non-detachable, because it is needed for Bluetooth remote)
RemoteBluetooth remote with microphone (voice search), AirMouse, IR learning
CaseMetal
Coolingpassive (entire case as a super-efficient heatsink) and active (quiet fan for extra HDD cooling)
Dimensions (W x H x D)215mm x 75mm x 184mm
Power input12V DC IN (3A)
Power supplyExternal, DC 12V (3A), AC 100-240V
Video
Subtitle formatsSRT (external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VobSub (MP4, MKV, external SUB/IDX), PGS (ISO, TS, MKV)
Online subtitlesAutomatically download subtitles from Internet
Picture file formatsJPEG, PNG, BMP
Photo viewer functionsSlideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, view playlist, repeat, shuffle
Playlist file formatsM3U, PLS, CUE
Playlist functionsBuild playlist from selected folders and files, build playlist from selected playlist files, view playlist file, view current playlist, quickly jump to next/previous or selected playlist item, repeat, shuffle, playlist of photo files, playlist of audio files, playlist of video files, mixed playlist of audio and video files
SMB clientBrowse SMB servers/shares, manually connect to SMB share, directly access (read-write) and play files (SMB v1/2/3)
NFS clientBrowse NFS servers/shares, manually connect to NFS share, directly access (read-write) and play files
SMB serverShare connected storage devices (internal HDD, USB HDD) and internal flash memory to local network via SMB protocol (SMB v1/2/3)
iOS and Android mobile appsControl the media player via the powerful Dune Control mobile application
IP controlUse the built-in IP Control interface to integrate the media player into Smart Home and Home Automation systems (such as Control4 and Crestron)
OS and Apps
OSLinux-based Dune HD OS + Android 11
OS kernel64-bit
Android apps32-bit
Support for HDDs larger than 16 TBYes
FilesystemsFAT16/FAT32 (read-write), EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 (read-write), NTFS (read-write), exFAT (read-write), HFS/HFS+ (Mac OS Standard/Extended) (read-only), BTRFS (read-write)
Widevine DRMWidevine L1
Google Android TV certificationNo
Netflix certificationNo
Compatibility with Android apps and streaming servicesVaries across particular apps and services, no guaranteed compatibility (no official Android TV certification, no official certifications by particular streaming services); the primary function of this media player is Hi-End media playback from HDD or NAS, support for Android apps and streaming services is additional non-primary functionality without guaranteed compatibility
Functions requiring Internet connectionSome functions require Internet connection to verify Dune HD license. 1. Internet connection is required to play video files in the most advanced Dolby Vision format (DV Profile 7); w/o Internet, such files still can be played, but in HDR format (like in most media players of other brands). 2. Internet connection is required to play BD images with Full Menu; w/o Internet, such files still can be played, but with Lite Menu (like in most media players of other brands). In the future, the set of functions which require Internet connection may change.
Package Contents
Package ContentsMedia Player, Wifi Antenna (x2), Bluetooth Remote, Batteries AAA (x2), Power Supply 12V 3A, HDMI Cable 8K Ultra High Speed, Quick Installation Guide

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