My Zidoo Z9X...

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by OlivierQC, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    It has a problem with LG for any Dolby output at 4K 23.976khz, including VS10 and LLDV.
    On top of that Gemini Man which is 4K 60hz worked on the previous firmware but doesn’t on the latest firmware.
    It’s very poor really that they have never tested this box with the best selling OLEDs on the market,
     
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  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Zidoo will fix this with the next FW, i trust them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
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  3. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

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    Here is my settings which will allow me to use my Zidoo Z9X without having any problems with my current movie collection.



    See you​
     
  4. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    hi,

    For Sony TV owners, nothing to report Gemini man MP4 DV works properly with the last FW.

    See you
     
  5. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    Here are some video files available on the MakeMKV website and on the Dolby developer website (dolby-vision-streams).

    Dolby developer website

    MakeMKV website

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    I watched them with my Sony 77A9G and the Zidoo Z9X (FW 6.0.35)


    And here is the result with my settings by default

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    P4_LG_Dolby_Trailer_4K_Demo = SDR/DD
    P5_Dolby_Amaze = Dolby Vision/Atmos
    P7_FEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = HDR10/DTS-HD
    P7_MEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = Dolby vision
    P81_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59_94fps_15200kbps = Dolby vision/Atmos

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    iOS_P5_GlassBlowing2_1920x1080@59.94fps_15200kbps = Can't play video
    iOS_P5_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59.94fps_15200kbps = Can't play video
    P81_GlassBlowing2_1920x1080@59.94fps_15200kbps_fmp4 = HDR10/Atmos with stuttering
    P81_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59.94fps_15200kbps_fmp4 = HDR10/Atmos with stuttering


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    And here is the result by forcing DVLL mode instead Auto mode (VS10 Engine)

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    P4_LG_Dolby_Trailer_4K_Demo = Dolby vision/DD
    P5_Dolby_Amaze = Dolby Vision/Atmos
    P7_FEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = Dolby vision/DTS-HD
    P7_MEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = Dolby vision
    P81_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59_94fps_15200kbps = Dolby vision/Atmos

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    iOS_P5_GlassBlowing2_1920x1080@59.94fps_15200kbps = Can't play video
    iOS_P5_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59.94fps_15200kbps = Can't play video
    P81_GlassBlowing2_1920x1080@59.94fps_15200kbps_fmp4 = Dolby Vision/Atmos with stuttering
    P81_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59.94fps_15200kbps_fmp4 = Dolby Vision/Atmos with stuttering

    See you
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
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  6. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

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    With HomeTheater 4.0 you can choose a vertical or horizontal mode, I created with photoshop a photomontages for this presentation.

    Zidoo improves and fixes HomeTheater issues regularly, Zidoo works hard to give us the best experience with their multimedia box even if there are still improvements to be made

    Personally I use HT since the beginning and I love it

    (I do not have the movies present on the images below)
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  7. Tomasek

    Tomasek New Member

    QUOTE="OlivierQC, post: 132911, member: 6448"]

    And here is the result by forcing DVLL mode instead Auto mode

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    P4_LG_Dolby_Trailer_4K_Demo = Dolby vision/DD
    P5_Dolby_Amaze = Dolby Vision/Atmos
    P7_FEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = Dolby vision/DTS-HD
    P7_MEL_GIJoe_The_Rise_of_Cobra = Dolby vision
    P81_GlassBlowing2_3840x2160@59_94fps_15200kbps = Dolby vision/Atmos
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    Hi, please may I ask you what is your setup for FEL Dolby Vision? I like MEL in Dolby Vision. Thank you very much for the advice.
     
  8. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    Hi, you have missed the point, he is only getting HDR10 base layer converted to Low Latency Dolby Vision, he isn’t actually getting FEL Dolby Vision.
     
  9. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello,

    As DaMacFunkin says, it is with the VS10 Engine but according to markswift2003, the results are very good, and for me too but this is only my opinion.

    See you
     
  10. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

  11. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello Zidoo Team,

    Another Homecinema.fr member who is happy with his Zidoo device, he had a Zapitti before he got the Z9X.

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    See you
     
  12. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hi,


    For those who visit Zidoo Worldwide and who also come to the zidoo forum, I copy my message here too.

    there are comments in my previous post and i will give an answer.


    Zidoo devices support all major audio formats (output in RAW via HDMI), what more are you waiting for?

    Some peoples have replaced their DP-UB9000, their zappiti or Dune to use the Zidoo and they have OLED diffusers or a great video projector ... in your opinion why they did this ?

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    Why there are serious website reviews that make comparisons like for example with a Zappiti Pro 4K HDR modified by AUTHENTIC CINEMA (€ 1240) VS a UHD2000 without modification (€ 791) and despite the modifications made on the Zappiti the 2 devices have a similar result...

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    Zidoo offers with the RTD1619DR series the support of some applications which are reserved for Android TV boxe and it is only the beginning, so be patient and this is a step forward compared to the previous generation and there are people who are not still satisfied, if your daily use is to use apps like Netflix, Youtube, Prime video, etc...with the best quality, you need to buy a box with Android TV.

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    Zidoo devices have an excellent price-performance ratio.

    So are you serious when you write this kind of comments or do you bashing ?

    See you
     
  13. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

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    For new owners of a Zidoo and who need to update their device, here is a brief guide that should do the trick.

    Pour ceux qui ont besoin de mettre à jour leur appareil, voici un guide qui devrait vous aidez

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    Download the FW and copy the compressed file to a USB key, plug it into one of the device's USB ports

    Téléchargez le FW, copiez le fichier compressé sur une clé USB et branchez-la sur un des ports USB de l'appareil.

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    Go to '' ABOUT '' tile and click on '' UPDATE ''

    Aller dans ''about'' et cliquez sur ''update''

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    Click on '' USB update ''

    Selectionner ''USB update''


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    Open your USB key and double click on the FW compressed file.

    Choisissez votre clé USB et double clicquer sur le fichier correspondant au FW.

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    The update procedure begins

    La procedure de la mise a jour du boitier démarre.


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    Confirm the update by clicking on ''UPDATE''

    Confirmez le lancement de la mise à jour en cliquant sur ''UPDATE''


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    Zidoo finalize the update and restart the device

    Zidoo va finaliser la mise à jour et redémarrera l'appareil a la fin.

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    And voila, your box has the last update.

    See you​
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  14. rozel

    rozel Active Member

    Brilliant, thank You. I have been looking for something like this - not usual that you place a .zip file on a USB stick is it, rather than an .img file?

    But I'm on it now for tomorrow now
     
  15. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Hello rozel,

    The zip or rar file is used for updating the device

    The .IMG is used to flash the box and this is my next tutorial.

    See you
     
  16. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    Here is the procedure to make a flashing of your Zidoo Z9X, it is easy and fast.

    useful if you need to go back to a previous FW


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    NOTE :

    About the .IMG file, choose the one for the Z9X and not for the Z9S or X9S, this has already happened to people.

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    Download links below


    With Google framework version: https://mega.nz/file/Hc9hAZ6J#WryxHI0BgCbfPoZJWjZgIz2pFsbBAtbV0ARG6pTTsC0

    Without Google framework version : https://mega.nz/file/XY1FlThL#mEQuIubWNxNKjW7Lt9RIUFvDBI6yTP-pcEh1wAG9l44

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    You need a USB key formatted in Fat32.


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    Rename the .IMG file to "install" and copy it to the usb key which is formatted in FAT32

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    You have a USB key in FAT32 and the file renamed to 'install.img', as well as a paperclip, we can start.

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    Turn OFF the device with the switch on the back, place the USB stick on one of the USB3 ports and insert a toothpick or paperclip into the reset hole by pressing lightly (you will feel a click), and turn ON the device.

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    The Zidoo boot, HELLO appears on the VFD and Zidoo on the TV, you can remove the toothpick or the paper clip.

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    HELLO will stay a few seconds on the VFD and Zidoo on the TV as well.

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    The flashing procedure will begin, the box reboot once finished and you have a brand new box, of course it will be necessary re-configure your box.

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    Here is a video


    See you
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
  17. mutt

    mutt New Member

    Hi, I have a question about updates. If there are new updates, why do I have to do this manually? I dont understand that.
    Why online update reports "up to date" if there is a new verison?
    thanks
     
  18. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Beta's need to be installed manually and Final's are made available via real OTA updates.
     
  19. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    Having to re-scrap your movie collection for some reason can be long and tedious.

    Once you are satisfied with the modifications you have made to your movies collection (choice of poster, saga, etc.) you can make a Backup to keep an "image" of it.

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    In HT 4.0, go to options

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    "Library / Backup & Reset" click on "Backup file save directory"

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    And choose a location for your backup, do not choose a location that is on your Zidoo box, I personally save it on one of my NAS.

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    You have chosen the location of the backup, click on Backup and wait

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    A message informs you that the backup was successful, you can click on "OK".

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    Don't forget to make a new backup when making changes to your collection.

    See you​
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
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  20. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group


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    For those who wish to access the hard drive connected to their Z9X from their PC and that your Win10 network settings are properly configured.

    Pour ceux qui souhaitent accéder au disque dur connecté à leur Z9X depuis leur PC et à condition que vos paramètres réseau dans Win10 soient corrects.


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    Activate ''Samba Server'' in the Zidoo network options

    Dans les options réseaux du Zidoo, activez ''Samba Server''


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    Right click and choose ''Refresh'' in the Network page of win10.

    Dans la page réseau de WIN10 Faites un clic droit et actualiser


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    The Zidoo device (ZD_SAMBA) will appear

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    if your Zidoo device does not appear, check in Windows Features that the SMB 1 client is activated and ZD_SAMBA should appear

    Si votre appareil Zidoo n'apparaît pas, vérifiez dans les options de Win10 que le client SMB1 est activé....et ZD_SAMBA devrait apparaitre.

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    Double-click on it, the internal memory (storage) of the Zidoo is available.


    Double-cliquez dessus, la memoire interne (storage) du Zidoo est disponible.


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    Zidoo device (storage)

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    See you
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
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