I use standard audio/video equipment. Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 Zidoo Z9X Sony 77A9G Focal Dome 5.1.2/7.1 Monster Black Platinum (27 Gbps) ------------ You should know that : I subscribe to several video streaming services that I use only with my Sony TV and my receiver that are linked in eARC. I subscribe to Spotify premium which I use with my tablets, cell phones and Nest hub Max and I am not an audiophile either. My video collection only includes ISO, MKV Remux and MKV in Full HD and UHD HDR format. I don't have any video in DVD or HD Ready format. I never use subtitles except for forced subtitles with some movies. My movies are on 3 NAS in SMB. In summary, I use my Z9X as a platform to view my movie collection. That's it & that's all. ------------ I'll tell you right now... Not everything is perfect and depending on your needs or expectations, you may encounter some irritants with a Zidoo device. If I can make a suggestion, inform yourself as best as you can by going for example on the Zidoo forum, you will have a wealth of information that will allow you to make a decision on an ad hoc basis. And of course, many people think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence at the neighbor's house but it is not the case, on the other hand they may correspond more with your expectations/needs. Trying several brands and models of multimedia box to find the one that suits you best in your daily use is a good idea if it is possible for you. And I repeat, my opinion on this device is based on my own experience and may not be the same for other people. ------------ Where to order your Zidoo multimedia box ? To find out where to order a Zidoo device and questions about customs duties, here's how I do it. Personally I've been ordering directly by email for a long time (and I did the same with Egreat and Himedia at the time), I like to have a contact person to talk to and get good service too. Here are the 2 emails you can use to order a Zidoo device, you will get excellent service, they are courteous and listen to customers, personally I use David's email. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Do not hesitate to write to them for more informations. ----- Zidoo Official Store https://shop.zidoo.tv/ Zidoo German Store https://www.zidoo.de/ Zidoo Aliexpress Store https://www.aliexpress.com/store/all-wh ... 1234gUyM3i ------------- Why choose a Zidoo RTD1619DR Zidoo's previous generation of devices have proven their quality and the new generation is no exception, retaining all the qualities of their predecessors while adding new features. Currently, the Zidoo system is one of the best choices, there is no major issues and the main characteristic of Zidoo products is to focus on local video playback, and they do it very well. Zidoo is looking to the future to provide you with a multimedia system that will allow you to enjoy the new video formats available, but Zidoo is not forgetting those with older TVs (depending on your TV's capabilities) that do not support the new formats. Whether it's for advanced users who own a previous generation Zidoo box or for people who are new to the Zidoo ecosystem, this is currently one of the best choices. Choosing this generation of Zidoo multimedia box, it is also to perpetuate your purchase when you will replace your old TV by a new model... Why ? The excellent ''VS10 engine'' allows older generation TVs that are not compatible with all the new formats (Dolby Vision for example) to improve the image depending on the capabilities of your TV to give you a show that will make you realize that your old TV still has potential. You already have a recent TV or you plan to change it in the next months... The support of the latest video formats like Dolby Vision will allow you to enjoy your new TV in the best possible condition. ------------- ----------------- VIDEO (FW6.2.5) Nothing special to report, all works Zidoo devices are now compatible with different Dolby Vision video file formats offering improved image quality compared to HDR and honestly the difference is immediately noticeable without having to make a comparison with the same movie in HDR version on my Sony TV. In the last few days I had the opportunity to check if the fix for the "problem of the 76th minute" was resolved and I used my Z1000 PRO for that. Note: I am using a Gigabit Ethernet network with an entry level NAS that is in the basement, the RJ45 cable runs through a Dlink switch that serves several devices including my Z1000 PRO and my Z9X. My TV is a 77A9G and uses LLDV. I use Markswift2003's advice for my settings which are available on my thread. http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?threads/my-zidoo-z1000-pro-work-in-progress.86630/page-6#post-149370 ------------- I checked movies in MP4 DV, MKV DV and ISO DV with various bitrates (the highest being 95.7 Mb/s). I also tried several times the pause/fast-forward/rewind functions and nothing to report. I didn't have any problem of Audio/Video LAG ------------- Reminder : As stated in the previous FW 6.2.0 changelog, BDmenu with DV ISO is not supported at the moment. ------------- Currently, all my video files are properly supported whether it's movies or TV shows and whatever the video and audio format, everything works and this only confirms what I've already said several times about the latest generation. I would even say that everything is perfect in my case because I have no particular problem to complain about. ------------- AUDIO Nothing special to report, all works The Z9X decodes all the audio formats available in my movie collection and therefore all the variations of DTS and Dolby. As for the previous generations, the decoding of the different sound formats is accomplished without problems whether it is with my movies/TV shows or my Atmos and DTS demos. In Settings/Audio I use... Audio/HDMI Audio/Auto -------------------- My opinion on the Zidoo Z9X As usual I will only talk about my experience related to my equipment and my viewing habits. The Z9X and other Zidoo RTD1619DR devices are part of a platform... or should I say a plug and play multimedia system that combines their media box with a movie poster management system called PosterWall (HT4.0) to enjoy your movie collection and in my experience is a winning combination, designed and developed to make the most of the possibilities offered by their devices and see your movies in the best possible conditions. Currently, the Zidoo system is one of the best choices for those who need a device to use with a local network or one or more external hard drives. You can't go wrong with this eco-system... not to mention its excellent quality/price ratio which is currently unbeatable. That's my humble opinion. OlivierQC ----------------- Don't hesitate to look at the pages of my thread to discover additional information or tips.