Beta version v6.2.5 for Z9X/Z10 Pro/Z1000 Pro/UHD3000

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by mirror, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Cristiango

    Cristiango New Member

    I have the zidoo z9x, and my tv is a Samsung qled 80r, sometimes the CEC does not work, it fails quite a bit
     
  2. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

    Dear Friends

    First of all I would like to say hello to everybody! :)

    I'm looking for the best local player (USB 3.0 or SATA HDD) for ONLY .mkv files with specification: 3840x2160@23.976 BT.2020 10bit YUV 4:2:0 Dolby Vision/HDR (every known profile) and passthrough/bitstream of Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD/DTS:X/DTS-HD MA to my Onkyo TX-NR686. Files (lossless video and audio track) .mkv will be created from my physical UHD collection via MakeMKV, which is capable of preserving Dolby Vision.

    I have used NVIDIA SHIELD 2019 Pro earlier and it's OK for me, but I have sold it, before it's capable of playing Dolby Vision via modified Kodi 19.0 Matrix. As you can see in my signature, I have also Microsoft Xbox Series X, which is playing Netflix 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and also Sony KD-55XF9005, which is doing it much worse. YouTube with 4K HDR is also not a problem with Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony KD-55XF9005, so I'm not looking those two applications in Zidoo Z9X.

    ...but I need a honest answer, will Zidoo Z9X will do everything without problems (without stuttering, audio and video out of sync etc.) in the matter of playing via USB 3.0 or SATA connected HDD files like I described above + couple of movies .mkv 3840x2160@60 like Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Gemini Man?

    As for Sony KD-55XF9005 and Onkyo TX-NR686, will there be everything OK, when I connect Zidoo Z9X directly via HDMI to Onkyo TX-NR686, which is connected to Sony KD-55XF9005.

    Is there something I should know, before buying Zidoo Z9X?

    I post here in this thread, because I would like to know, if this new Beta 6.2.5 will do everything, what I asked above.

    Thank you in advance for your help and support.

    Sincerely
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
  3. cucnz

    cucnz Active Member

    id say the current firmware for the Z9X will cover you very well

    Check page 5 on this thread ,theres a couple posts listing DV movies tested so far with this new firmware

    ive been testing mkv , iso , and BDMV files so far ,ALL with zero stutter ,or audio synch issues

    Gemini Man is listed as OK played from BDMV folder format ,if that helps

    Atm the F/w doesnt support DV full movies via their menu , thou thatll probably be sorted soon , The Zidoo team seem to be very proactive with their support , so far for this new model range


    From the 4 or 5 different media players ive had im Extremely impressed with the Z9X performance ,especially with the latest f/w

    i use it to watch tv/movies direct from smb /or usb3 Hdds ,and DONT use it for the home theatre wall of movie posters type functionality

    its just clutter to me i dont need since i know what im wanting to watch usually , and am not interested in all the fluff added to the discs
     
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  4. Eleonor

    Eleonor Active Member

    Nobody can guarantee you that it will be ok, but it's okay
    Remember that this is still betta firmware :)
     
  5. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

    Dear Friends

    @Eleonor @cucnz thank you for your replies.

    Are there any Roadmap for Z9X, what features will be added or what need to be fixed? Any release date for new stable Firmware?

    Sincerely
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2021
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  6. Mariusz

    Mariusz Member

    UTAVATU
    Dear frend, as the predecessors wrote, there are no perfect devices, but the Zidoo works well for this time. As for the software, I have been using beta versions for several years, and they appear quite often and there are no problems with that.
     
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  7. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

    Dear @Mariusz

    I see, you've got Onkto TX-NR686 and also Dolby Atmos in 5.1.2 configuration. I have got the same receiver and configuration. Do you have connected directly Zidoo Z10 Pro to your Onkyo TX-NR686? Have you got any problems with such connection? Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are working without problems in RAW/Bitstream/Passthrought option?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Sincerely
     
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  8. Mariusz

    Mariusz Member

    All devices (including Ziddo) are connected to the receiver and then from the receiver to the TV.
    Everything works fine, no problems.
     
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  9. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

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  10. Mariusz

    Mariusz Member

    I have tested these files many times before. I have them
    on the disc. They run smoothly. All OK.
    For this also a video file of the Sony camp. Works fine too.
     
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  11. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

    Dear Friends

    I would like to ask about subtitles, I mean does Z9X can read .sup files (this is the format extracted directly from UHD), when it's in the same folder with the same name as the movie file?

    The same question about .srt files with Polish chars ISO-8859-2, Windows-1250, UTF-8?

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

    Sincerely
     
  12. Mariusz

    Mariusz Member

    Czyta polskie znaki, luzik;)
    He reads Polish characters, relaxed. The others too.
     
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  13. with .sub files all Zidoo Players have drawbacks.......with the native player. It will display only 60-70% of the pictures (.sub = pictures). With .srt all is fine an running. Downloaded .srt files can be adapted for instance at https://subshifter.bitsnbites.eu/
     
  14. Eleonor

    Eleonor Active Member

    The only meaningful subtitle encoding is .srt UTF-8 with BOM
    And the editing program is Subtitle Edit - in it you can do everything - literally everything related to subtitles ...
     
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  15. Movie78

    Movie78 Member Beta test group

    Has anyone tried connecting Nvidia Shield into the HDMI in on these boxes?
     
  16. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    ??
    Why if so you would only get 1080p
    Might as well just connect it up normally and get all working and in 4K .
     
  17. cucnz

    cucnz Active Member

    i did try my bluray player in the hope of dv on to my bluray content without having to makmkv them to hdd first ,but wasnt allowed ,HDCP threw it out
     
  18. ammar11

    ammar11 Active Member

    Still have no idea why there’s an HDMI input, could’ve saved some cost without it or replace it with another HDMI out instead (v1.4 is adequate for lossless audio only).
     
  19. Only linear correction maybe not :)
     
  20. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Member

    Dear Friends

    OK. I own Z9X from a few minutes, I will go and test it by myself, wish me good luck! :)

    Sincerely
     

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