Beta version v6.4(7).20 for Z9X/Z10 Pro/Z1000 Pro/UHD3000/NEO X/NEO S/NEO Alpha

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by mirror, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. bkwashby

    bkwashby New Member

    I feel like your problem is the HDMI CEC. I have a Samsung TV also and they just updated the software to activate the eARC and ever since, I had problems with the audio. Turn off the CEC on the TV and I bet it will fix your problems. I did a factory reset on my tv and it made a big difference but the problem is not the TV, it's the CEC in the zidoo box. Even if the CEC is turned off in the zidoo box, it still messes with the receiver and TV's CEC connection. I've mentioned the CEC problem a few times here and they don't seem to care. Even tried a lindy CEC blocker on the zidoo and it didn't block it. so I just leave it turned off on the tv and the receiver and the box and everything seems to be fine with the sound.
     
  2. Visconti12

    Visconti12 Active Member

    I think that's a normal behaviour. Auto leaves Zidoo to find the best signal to the info content and display but it doesn't means the brightest. You've to choose your preference and LLDV is known as more brilliant than others.
     
  3. DHP

    DHP Member

    As reported here I have discovered a huge issue for those of us who buy and rip a lot of "boutique label" UHD 4K Blu-Ray discs from; Arrow, Shout, 88 Films and many others, when playing back via the menus, and the problem have been confirmed by other forum members after some back and fourth.
    When you play back full 4K UHD Blu-Ray rip, from Arrow, Shout, 88 Films and many other "boutique label" manufactures, via the blu-ray, they play back in HDR10 and not their native DolbyVision format.
    If I play via the "direct" play option where you don't get the menu, they play back correct in the correct HDR format, either DolbyVision or HDR10 and so on.
    Discs from major manufactures, Sony, Warner, Paramount and so forth, work as the should, both via direct play and via the menus.

    The full description and confirmation from from other members can be read here in this thread:
    http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?thr...issue-is-driving-me-insane-please-help.94419/

    And are confirmed here by another forum member:
    http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?thr...e-insane-please-help.94419/page-2#post-178621

    I am not sure where to report this, so if this is not the correct way to report the firmware issue, please let me know :cool:

    I will be more than happy to provide all the info needed to hopefully get this fixed as soon as possible, so let me know what to do ?

    Cheers Dennis
     
  4. mattmarsden

    mattmarsden Active Member

    Thats really strange, LLDV shouldnt be doing anything to the 3D signal. I’ll have a test myself.
     
  5. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    What does the Zidoo say if you press the info button?

    My guess (and it is a guess since I don't use 3D) is that it's using VS10 SDR - it can't be tone mapping since that would only apply to ST.2084 content using PQ gamma and with 3D content there's nothing to tone map.
     
  6. damagedspline

    damagedspline New Member

    Zidoo say SDR 709 12bit...
     
  7. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Doesn't say VS10 at the end?

    Definitely 12-bits?

    And where does it say SDR??

    This is the screen I mean:

    upload_2022-9-22_13-14-1.png
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2022
  8. damagedspline

    damagedspline New Member

    I am seeing SDR in the HDFury input info.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. DzigiBau

    DzigiBau New Member

    Did you set up your television or projector HDMI settings properly?

    There are situations where you have to set up HDMI settings in order to use its full potentials. You can find it easily in Settings, Display/Watching TV, External Inputs, HDMI Signal Format and there you could find Standard, Enhanced, Enhanced - Dolby Vision and Enhanced VRR. You need there to chose Enhanced - Dolby Vision or just Enhanced to be able to use full bandwidth of HDMI, of course if you are using proper cable. One would say HDMI 1.4 is good enough, other would say you need HDMI 2.1 cable for Dolby Vision format, but without intention to start debate, chose HDMI 2.1 just to be sure for your needs. If you connect Zidoo through some AVR receiver, I would recommend trying direct Zidoo-Television connection directly first. Anyway, there are talks here that firmware have a problem with BD playback via menus, but you can try this television setup first, just to check it once again.
     
  10. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Odd - not sure what's going on there then - but as I say, it's not tone mapping because it's a Rec.709 signal with power gamma, so there's nothing to tone map. Just looks like black level (brightness) or white level (contrast) has been adjusted maybe?
     
  11. dwalme

    dwalme New Member

    In the image viewer application I added a folder of about 15,000 images. I then selected that folder to be used for the screen saver. Now my screen saver rolls through family pictures and it has been a hoot with the family.

    However, after I do this anytime I go to watch a video there is a 15-20 second delay before the video starts to change frame rate/resolution and then start playing. This happens any time you go to play a video. If I remove the folder from the image viewer application videos start playing immediately.

    This is not related to the delay you can set when changing frame rate/resolution. That delay starts after this delay.

    Anyone else run into this?
     
  12. vddan

    vddan Active Member

    Yes for a while (several firm) the reactivity period for access to the NAS or hard drive is far too long!
     
  13. richtomp

    richtomp New Member

    Thanks for your consideration.

    DHP stated
    "When you play back full 4K UHD Blu-Ray rip, from Arrow, Shout, 88 Films and many other "boutique label" manufactures, via the blu-ray menu, they play back in HDR10 and not their native DolbyVision format.
    If I play via the "direct" play option where you don't get the menu, they play back correct in the correct HDR format, either DolbyVision or HDR10 and so on.
    Discs from major manufactures, Sony, Warner, Paramount and so forth, work as the should, both via direct play and via the menus.
    "

    I have the same issue with no DV via Blu-ray menu playback on Donnie Darko, Pitch Black, etc. It only occurs with the boutique labels. Since we get DV from direct play (no menu) and we get DV from Sony, Warner, etc., with Menu Playback, settings and cables don't really come into play.
     
    DHP likes this.
  14. papirus

    papirus Member

    Hi,

    I have installed the new software and will track this issue in the new software.

    If it continues in this software, I will share it again.

    Thank you
     
    Mentor27 likes this.
  15. DHP

    DHP Member

    Yes I have everything set correctly, the issue is already confirmed by and replicated by other forum members and is therefore reported to the firmware development team by an Admin (Markswift2003) so keeping my fingers crossed that it will be fixed, but thanks for your consideration :)
     
  16. Miki1971

    Miki1971 New Member

    hi guys, sorry for the inexperienced question, why isn't there a firmware version with google play for the Zidoo NEO family? I would like to put Google play store on my Zidoo Neo Alpha and I don't know how to do it
     
  17. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    No, there are no plans to introduce Google play to the Neo players.
     
    Miki1971 likes this.
  18. rozel

    rozel Well-Known Member

    So no UAPP (& TIDAL) then - blimey!
     
  19. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    You can side load easily enough, but I guess it's to discourage folks from load a bunch of Android crap to the high end boxes - personally I don't think there should be a G firmware for any of the boxes.
     
    Phil181, Miki1971 and blenky like this.
  20. rozel

    rozel Well-Known Member

    What does this mean exactly? Do you mean loading unofficial .apk files from say a USB stick?
     
    Miki1971 likes this.

Share This Page