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Top specification player from Media Player veterans HDI Dune. Uses the latest Sigma 8642 chipset so has bags of performance. Offers support for Blu-Ray ISO images with full menu (also available with internal optical Blu-Ray as the Dune BD Prime 3.0). In addition it offers massive expansion, every output under the sun, and eSATA. The Dune firmware is highly developed and provides a smooth and effective means of control. Third party applications like Zappiti and Dune Explorer provide movie cover art browsing / synopsis. Dune have a good track record of providing regular firmware updates for their players. None of the Dune players have any on-demand support, and the default interface is very basic. The Dune Base 3.0 is now superceeded by the Dune D1/H1 models.Official Website Youtube Firmware Updates AVSForum MPCClub Bevix BV8078 Bevix BV8088 Dune Max Dune Smart D1 Dune Smart H1 HDX BD-1 Kaiboer K750i Netgear NeoTV 550
I bought one of these when they 1st came out...I haven't regretted it once - It has played everything I've thrown at it so far, except some very low bitrate mpg files!
It could really use a nice music GUI, but this is being looked at (hopefully) in the next FW update (Mentioned for later this month)
I run 3rd party TVixie for movie artwork/metadata & overall it looks great.
Can anyone tell me if Dune Base 3.0 can output all 5.1 channels from AAC coded MKV files , through the 5.1 analog outputs?
Hi, Does anyone know if the Dunes are able to keep playing started music while changing to a slideshow of pictures for the purpose of having background music. The Asus O!Play HD2 did so. I found that to be a great feature, but unfortunately i had to return it because of a firmware chip problem and I want to use this chance to go for the dune (the best?) player now. Thanks !
For Dune 3 they are saying that NTFS write support will be provided in the next firmware. This is good news.
Why are Sigma 8643 based PCH A-200 and C-200 listed as having Ethernet 1000 while Sigma 8643 Dune 3.0 Base listed as Ethernet 100?
Ethernet 1000 support is shaky for all 864x players. But since it is present on the Dune 3, and is in exactly the same state as the other players you mention, for consistency the specs have been changed.
Thank you for updating the specs. I agree that the Ethernet 1000 is not any faster than the 100. It is rather interesting to note that Sigma only claims the 8642 as 10/100. Where did the Ethernet 1000 speed come from, marketing?
This industry is full of misleading claims on specifications. It is pretty shocking really that these manufacturers state 10/100/1000 when, as you say, Sigma don't even claim this. The player manufacturers may know something we don't though?! The only saving grace is that 10/100/1000 is overkill for video anyway.
Wonder how this compared with HDVision N3?
Just picked up a Base 3.0...waiting for my new Samsung LCD now...good to see so many positive comments and I can't wait get it set up and running!
This Great product !!!! very special !!!! only mini details in software !!
Without a doubt, the best media player I have ever used. This, combined with yaDIS, makes a compelling experience, with NO technical issues. It's just awsome. I am happy to have paid 450 for the Prime, as it has been worth every penny. Congrats to the HDI team on creating such an awesome consumer device.
I've been looking for a media player that could eliminate the need the have a blu-ray player. Dune base 3.0 is that product. It has freed me of the need to have all those expensive blu-ray discs around to provide theater quality movie viewing at home. There are a lot of players out there but one is the best. Support of their product is great.
What a fantastic player! Yes it cost more than the average player, but it does EVERYTHING!
BluRay ISO over a network with BluRay menu support. That should say enough right there.
This is the one!
I'm a bit confused by the listing of the audio formats twice; once in Audio Formats and then again indivudually just below Image Formats. Further confusion that the second listings are blank for this player but not for the PCH C-200.
Same it true in the table ...
HD Solo 4KFebruary 2016Sigma 8758
HD ConnectFebruary 2013Sigma 8674
HD TV-103DDecember 2012Sigma 8673
HD TV-203DDecember 2012Sigma 8673
HD TV-403DDecember 2012Sigma 8673
HD Max 2 3DDecember 2012Sigma 8673
HD Base 4 3DNovember 2012Sigma 8673
TV-101September 2011Sigma 8670
TV-301September 2011Sigma 8670
MaxNovember 2010Sigma 8642
Lite 53DSeptember 2010Sigma 8653