ZIDOO Z9X

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by DELUCAS, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Bill-Z9X

    Bill-Z9X Member

    I found a cheaper alternative (page in German) https://feintech.eu/hd-audio-ohne-hdmi-2-0 , around 70 € on Amazon . I ordered a splitter and I'm excited to see the results
     
  2. Joao Franco

    Joao Franco New Member

    But my problem is with HDR+ and this box don´t have it.
    With sound i´m ok
     
  3. Bill-Z9X

    Bill-Z9X Member

    Look at the comments on the page, the last one asks for HDR + and the manufacturer confirms it
    I have a 1 year old Denon X4500H and I don't want to buy a X4700H
    You can wait until I get the splitter and test it
     
  4. Joao Franco

    Joao Franco New Member

    Ok
    I wait.
    Tks bro
     
  5. Joao Franco

    Joao Franco New Member

    Received my Zidoo Z9X yesterday.
    My first impressions for now are the difference I noticed in the sound compared to Zappiti.
    The sound seems to have more life, more detail and deeper basses.
    The feeling I also have is that in the same volume of sound between one and the other equipment it seems that with Zidoo I gained another 5 db.
    As for the image for now, I didn't find it substantially better.
    Maybe need to improve settings at this point.
    But in any case it has an excellent image.
    I had very little time to try the box and only saw a few excerpts from movies in 4k.
    Home theater 4.0 was also a pleasant surprise although the scan of some (quite a few) films was not resolved right away. I had to do it manually but it is quite simple.
    I haven't walked back from the apps yet, but that also doesn't take away my sleep because the box will be almost entirely to watch movies through external disks.

    Now there is something that is puzzling me.
    When I turn the box off or on using the remote, the television switches off.
    Any way this doesn't happen?
    Probably some setting that has to be turned off in the options.
     
  6. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    its a common issue etc mine does the same even though all cec is off and my monitor does not have any cec functions
    Try enabling and disabling cec and see if resolves .
    But mine came back again odd .
     
  7. Polypenko

    Polypenko Member

    My set up is as follows.: Zidoo Z1000pro connected via hdmi cable to Marantz Receiver hdmi cable to LG Oled TV.

    Use a Logitech Elite remote to control my entire HT setup.

    If I set up the startup sequence as TV / Mediaplayer / Receiver, the TV Switches on the Mediaplayer switches on but the Receiver
    does not switch on but remains in standby mode and I'm able to view a film. (this should not be possible since my receiver is set up
    to only passthru my Setup box in standby mode, when I'm not using Receiver / Subwoofer and 7.1 speakers.

    If i change the start up to TV / Receiver / Zidoo - all three units start and it works like it should.

    On my TV / Marantz and Zidoo all CEC settings are switched off completely.

    Did a test and switched off the z1000pro whilts TV and receiver were switched on, but in my case only the Zidoo switches off, so eventhough
    I do not have the exact same problem as the above users the sequence of switching on the units is quite relevant and what is happening
    in my case should not occur when all cec are switched off.
     
  8. rozel

    rozel Member

    Thanks @Polypenko - very hlepful. I too use the Harmony Elite, best thing I've ever purchased, but have had difficulty intergrating the Zidoo to work along with my other equipment (Yamaha AVR & Samsung TV). My main issue is that I have an Egreat A11 Media Player also and the Zidoo Remote controls that too!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  9. Polypenko

    Polypenko Member

    Rozel do I understand correctly that certain commands of your Egreat remote are equal to same commands of the Zidoo, than indeed I believe there is
    nothing you can do.
    I agree that the Elite was also my best buy, had almost all previous models but the Elite is my best remote controller to date.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  10. rozel

    rozel Member

    Yes I'm told that similar "types" of devices can use the same IR commands and this applies to Media Players unfortunately. Following advice I'm currently experimenting with using one of the 2 mini-blasters, dedicated for sole use of the Zidoo but my equipment spans a good width and the othe mini-blaster doesn't quite reach all the rest of my equipment. For some reason I've never had any issues with CEC settings, so right now I cannot throw any light on your issue.
     
  11. moal

    moal Member

    hello, here are the few bugs I found:
    - DV mkvs with TrueHD tracks do not work. The Z9x is blocking.
    - The Z9x is finicky with HDMI cables (I had to try 6 to find the right ones)
    - I have jerks on Remux MKV HEVC (peak flow rate of 89 Mb / s)
    - Only take MKV DV profile 8 encodes
    - CEC disabled not functional (when the Z9x is switched off, the TV switches off)

    Procedure to make mkv dv profile 8 encodings, source UHD DV FEL (saved with MakeMKV 1.15.3):

    1. Extract the base layer and the enhancement layer

    ffmpeg -i path\to\the\file.m2ts -map 0:0 -c copy path\to\BL.hevc
    ffmpeg -i path\to\the\file.m2ts -map 0:1 -c copy path\to\EL.hevc

    2. Encode the BL.hevc file with x265 with the dolby-vision-profil options

    3. Using the tool (yusesope), double click on the MUX_AND_CONVERT_TO_PROFILE_81.bat file and follow the instructions on the screen.
    You will get a BL_EL_RPU.hevc file.

    4. Simply, create an ISO using BL_EL_RPU, DTS audio tracks (for ac3 or TrueHD there is a procedure to transform them into ac3), subtitles in srt and TsMuxeR.

    5. Open the ISO with MakeMKV 1.15.3 and create you're mkv
     
  12. Oldirtydog

    Oldirtydog Member

    Same problem with me :) truehd with DV not playing always...why do you change the hdmi cables?
     
  13. moal

    moal Member

    because the dolby vision didn't work I had a black screen generally, and sometimes green screen
     
  14. Oldirtydog

    Oldirtydog Member

    Only on the Venom DVmkv sound is not work at first,but when a change to other and then change one again to truehd atmos is ok,
    Spiderman DV,ghost in the shell DV,hobbs and shaw DV are ok with Atmos truehd.But my problem is LG C9 :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  15. moal

    moal Member

    Be careful, I'm talking about mkv dv Encodes, by backup or remux. My MKV DV are in x265 dv codec. So these are the ones that don't work with a TrueHD track.
     
  16. Oldirtydog

    Oldirtydog Member

    I also speak for this movies .Mel with makemkv 1.15.3 and Fel with ts muxer,fel to mel,iso and the mkv.
     
  17. moal

    moal Member

    No, I'm not exactly following this procedure. The BL layer I encode in x265 dv profile before muxing BL + EL.
     
  18. Oldirtydog

    Oldirtydog Member

    What is the difference?
     
  19. Oldirtydog

    Oldirtydog Member

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  20. moal

    moal Member

    the difference is that in one case the BL is not changed in the other though
     

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