ZIDOO Z9X

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  1. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    Yes of course that would be helpful thanks.
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    Just noticed that on latest firmware if I have HDR set to auto and enable the new Dolby Vision compatible mode (Force Standard DV) it outputs many Dolby Vision files @ 4k 23hz RGB 8bits Dolby Vision on My LG C6. This is great and looks really good. :D
     
  3. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    Is there any way to set a shortcut key on the remote to Subtitle offset to adjust timing without searching this function on submenues?
     
  4. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    I'm not sure what you are asking for. Do you mean Subtitle Settings/Position?
     
  5. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    No I'm talking about shifting the subtitle apearance back or forth some miliseconds to corect matching with the audio.
     
  6. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    There is no shortcut. Would be great if Zidoo would add those settings to he mobile app.
     
  7. Eleonor

    Eleonor Member

    Menu , Playback , Function Keys - Up and Down keys - subtitle delay ?
     
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  8. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

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  9. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    Thanks for that.Unforunately in the Up&Down keys I already set the Subtitle position.Is there any alternative to have both (Subtitle delay and Subtitle position) in different quick keys?
     
  10. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    Also I have problem with access the Home Theater from my smartphone.When I set the zidoo IP (192.168.178.x:9528) on my PC browser I have access but on my smartphone I get a message to put a password.I didn't set any password at all.I checked the zidoo Settings - Network - Samba Server and the Enable password switch is disabled.
    How do I get thrgough this ? I'm I missing something?
     
  11. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    The first time you set the password.
    In case you need to reset the password check my guide.
     
  12. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    Thanks.That worked just fine!
    In some movies in Home Theater Collection , even if the name of the file include the film resolution , I have wrong icon resolution in posters.For example I have some movies in 1080p and istead of that in poster has an icon of 720.Is there any way to edit that?
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  13. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

    in the margins I wonder why such manufacturers of equipment as zidoo and other companies producing such multimedia players will not follow the way of manufacturers of satellite decoders and will not allow enthusiasts to make enigma2-style software for satellite decoders ?? I have a vu + zero satellite decoder myself and I know how much enigma2 gives and how fast such software develops ... after a few months, zidoo would read everything, including paving slabs in dolby vision :)
     
  14. Eleonor

    Eleonor Member

    I do not know what you are writing about, I am very confused by translations and mistakes
    As for functionality ...

    I had and have a lot of equipment and Zidoo discouraged me from the very beginning.
    I knew that it would not be good, maybe they would refine the firmware in a year ... but in a year there will be another model and all over again ...
     
  15. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    Not true, enigma2 is Linux based but it still requies hardware support and kernels from chip manufacturers such as arm and broadcom, if Zidoo had had the hardware to process two video streams into one output Dolby Vision wouldn't be a problem, but it doesnt, the chip manufacturers can't get a licence for this technology and as such kernel (sdk) support.
     
  16. SolarGlider

    SolarGlider Member

    I was away for a while, just got another Zidoo Z9X today in exchange. Unfortunately this one suffers from exactly the same problem. The Speedtest was a good idea. I got 256M max out of it with Ookla browsertest. Futureland in France explained that they had complaints of Z9X's and Z10 pro's inexplicably being limited on 100 Mbps when streaming. I've read some of the previous posts and could Windows have something to do with it since most of you are using a NAS? Also just updated the device to the latest firmware fyi. Also I have a Nvidia Shield Pro now connected on the same network and with Kodi it plays all the files like a champ (not in the same great picture quality though)
     
  17. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

    I have more than a month of z9x and I will say that it is a good player, but very capricious when it comes to playing dolby vision, there is no way in the commercials that it actually plays a few movies with dolby vision, that having copies of its ultrabluray discs in iso you can not count on playing with dolby vision, that you have to convert to mkv and you still have to be careful whether it is mel or fel, because fel does not play, it's quite unpleasant with a player whose main bonus is playing movies with dolby vison, it actually plays only a few . It is in a way like buying a car that can only drive forward and turn right only, and in company advertisements nothing about it, of course, the company can explain that it does not write that dolby vision works in all situations, it's such understatement, it is not entirely fair to clients, they should make it clear what files dolby vision supports, to make it more fair.
     
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  18. DIKKE

    DIKKE Member

    Well, yes, of Speedtest gives you normal readings, you Z9x LAN network is fine.
    Windows can be a pain in the *ss if it comes to network shares, and indeed, most of us use it with ext stash aka NAS. So basically the z9x is just a front end player. I must admit that writing for example from Win10 to a Z9x a USB 3 drive does not get above 15 M max. That incoming and writing seems to be wonky.
    But if speedtest is ok, there is something messy with the windows /router/ switch/ whatever is in between part?
    And that can be a lot. Can be DHCP, some LAN port somewhere that switched to 100 instead of Giga ( had that here with a NAS ) , so many factors that can mess up your setup.

    Edit : just did a test moving data from the Z9x to win10, speed is 80 M , so thats ( also ) ok.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
  19. SolarGlider

    SolarGlider Member

    Thanks @DIKKE for the explanation. The only thing I can think of since two other media players are playing nice with my network is that when I connect the Zidoo it's not recognized as gigabit capable. It's possible that with the SMB setup on my pc in my specific network setting it gets configured on 100M. Since I have very limited capabilities to make changes to my network the last resort would be to try NFS again. It's a pain to set up on Windows if you don't have experience. When that doesn't work out I'll get the second gen Dune and sell the Zidoo. I'll try setting up NFS tomorrow.
     
  20. kfpanda

    kfpanda Member

    on my v8 remote w z9s, there is a button to bring the menu up wo stopping the video. my guess the same (or holding certain key briefly) might be avail on the standard remote.
     

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