ZIDOO Z9X

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

  1. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    SAR/DAR - basically the same thing as anamorphic squeeze.

    Ok - so if you haven't already, I'd set HDMI Range to 16-235 on the Zidoo and then check the PJ's settings - Auto should work fine, but I always set to 16-235 as a belt and braces approach.
     
  2. vaskorn

    vaskorn New Member

    Oh, my dear guru, doesn't matter where - you still here to help :), thanks again!
     
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  3. Thank you so much, sorry but, I've only seen now ......

    Ok, I can put the backups in the internal memory but, there is no way to add a special folder in the internal memory, a "Backup Poster" and another "Backup Library"?

    So everything stays tidier and can be seen in the blink of an eye !!!!!!!!

    Also because, if I only write "Storage: //", when I need a "restore" from backup, I would like to have a folder "where to point" to perform the "Restore" ..........

    In any case, you are always ready to help everyone and this really does you honor .......... Thanks again, Andrea.
     
  4. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    The backups are completely different - that image just shows the location of the posters etc. You can save backups wherever you want.
     
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  5. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    According wikipedia are not rely same. Back to Android players is common problems to get corect play for PAL 4:3 and PAL 16:9 contend their are usually play both format as PAL 4:3.
     
  6. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    The reason is simple as DVD's often used black bars as part of the 4:3 image with an effective 16:9 picture inside. That would show up correctly on the 4:3 TV's of those days with options to crop (cutoff top/bottom) or stretch (deformation) which some still prefer today.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2020
  7. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    Sorry - yes, you're absolutely right, I was being a bit loose with language - anamorphic content is the most common example of a particular SAR requiring a different DAR - it's one of those things we used to have to take into account in production but not anymore. And anyone who's shot in 4:3 with an anamorphic lens will tell you that's a good thing :)
     
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  8. parlapipis

    parlapipis New Member

    Hello everybody , i am a new owner of zidooZ9x . i got one issue, when i turn off my zidoo my tv also turns off!!!! (sony xh95). Anybady with an idea?
     
  9. RudoSK

    RudoSK New Member

    HDMI CEC off
     
  10. parlapipis

    parlapipis New Member

    it's already turned off , thats the point...
     
  11. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Turn it on and next turn off all sub settings, last turn off again. Next reboot the box as this is actually an Android setting.
    If that does not help a HDMI-CEC blocker is last remedy.
     
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  12. parlapipis

    parlapipis New Member

    thanks!! it seems it worked...
     
  13. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    But will revert back you will find :(
     
  14. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Moderator Beta test group Contributor

    Always had CEC turned off and never had a problem with it.
     
  15. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    I’ve just plugged mine in and CEC has re-enabled itself - grrr
     
  16. cucnz

    cucnz Active Member

    A nice feature to add would be the ability to add HDR Mapping function to one of the programmable hot keys
    ie watch one thing in Auto Mode...then on next item ,hit the button to set forced DV,and then 1 click back to auto mode after
     
  17. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    Oppo 203/205 and Clone have dedicated button for this, it can be useful depending on your display capabilities.
     
  18. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Member

    Just use the mobile app for that.
     
  19. vddan

    vddan Member

    Gentlemen 'beta testers',
    I again have the same problem that occurred with my first Z9X after about 1 1/2 months, however this time with the second brand new Z9X kindly exchanged by 'FUTEKO' barely 15 days ago ...... I find a black screen randomly and becoming more and more accentuated !!!
    Explanation: When switching on it lights up correctly, I read a file without any problem, on the other hand if I want to read a second file I have a black screen (some of the files: HD, 4K etc ...) and j No matter how many times you try yours!
    I turn off the player and turn it back on and try the same file again, sometimes it launches, sometimes black screen ............ and the more I try to read files the more I have Black screen !!
    I factory reset the device without improvement, I checked my settings, no problem they did not move, I tried several positions for the HDCP, nothing helped and I came back To HDCP 2.2!
    And all this has been happening since last night, without warning, having watched series in the afternoon, all exactly like the first device!
    The first one had been delivered to me, I believe with firmware 6.018, I then put the following betas up to 6.045G, thinking that my problem could come from the beta firmware, the second device was delivered to me with the Firmware 6.027 and I'm still with this one because at the beginning everything was perfect !!
    There, I do not know what to do, put the beta firmwares I do not think that it comes from there, I would rather believe in a defect of the 'internal reader' or the HDCP which cuts without that not appearing in the settings .. .......... in fact I don't know what to think anymore !!!
    Thanks in advance for your ideas before I refer the reader to 'FUTEKO' again, but I'm not sure I'll take another one unless a Z10 pro or a Z1000 pro is more reliable than the Z9X ?? ??
     
  20. Whitfield

    Whitfield Active Member

    I'm experiencing this very often too. After watching file 1, it refuses to playback file 2 or 3 etc. Very annoying. Indeed sometimes a reboot works, sometimes not. It is as if the auto-framerate feature "hangs". Also am I wondering if codec changes makes the player go refuse to play certain videos.
    Also, when you play a file, a screen pops up where you can choose to "continue" your video or "start over". Sometimes, when choosing to start over, it replies with a message that with this video can't perform the action. Weird.

    I can imagine that Zidoo is very occupied with current DV issues, but they should get their act together on basic abilities that even +10-year-old mediaplayers don't suffer (anymore).
     

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