ZIDOO Z9X

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

  1. 2B.

    2B. New Member

    Thanks for the info, i think that will be the best solution or get new rips now I'm using X9X for movies but for anime i need to use my Xbox One X and play it with VLC but sometime i have some crashes and the UI is not very good.
    How is Z9X vs X9S? I saw it has better HDR support and improved remote control. I have the original remote control and is not that great, buttons are hard to press and it looks and feels very cheap.
     
  2. gogo789

    gogo789 Member

    Dolby vision in FEL is not supported by zidoo, it plays as HDR10 as explain in this post : http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?thr...other-useful-stuff-for-rtd1619-players.82695/
    The only way to play FEL files is dolby vision is to convert it in MEL (profile 8.1 or not) as explain here : https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=18602&p=96282#p96282
    But some people are not convinced it keep all infos from the FEL so you can try it if you want.
     
  3. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    The Z9X is a big step up from the X9S and yes, HDR handling is a lot better.
     
  4. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    Can anyone know how to activate Netflix application? When I first open the app it gives me a code that I don't know where to use it.It has no other options.
     
  5. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    Are there any working media tags for Dolby Vision content in HT 4.0?

    Also I noticed that HDR+ files are played in HDR10 when HDR is set to auto on a Dolby Vision capable TV. Shouldn't they be converted to Dolby Vision by default for better picture quality?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2021
  6. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    As far as I know there aren't any tags for Dolby Vision.

    No - With <HDR> set to "Auto" all HDR modes will play in their native format, so HDR10+ will play in HDR10 or HDR10+ (depending what the TV supports) regardless of whether the TV supports DV or not.

    If you want to convert to DV on a DV TV then set <HDR> to either "Dolby Vision Low Latency..." or "Dolby Vision VS10 Engine" depending what flavour of DV the TV supports.
     
  7. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

  8. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    Okay thanks Mark, but is the VS10 engine capable of reading the dynamic metadata in HDR10+ and outputting it in Dolby Vision or does it just take the HDR10 data with no real improvement over just outputting in HDR10?
     
  9. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    No a clue, but I doubt it! Only Dolby know their secret sauce...

    Try both with a scene you know well and see which looks better, but if your TV doesn't support HDR10+ the Dolby option may be better due to better image processing than the Realtek engine.
     
  10. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    Because my C6 Oled doesn't have active HDR and other processing improvements introduced in the C7 series and later, HDR does look better when using the Vs10 engine and outputting in Dolby Vision. With DV 4k now working and 3D playback the Z9x is really the perfect player for this TV. :)
     
  11. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Good to hear! That's the idea of the VS10 engine - provide the best output regardless of source or display.

    If we can get HDR and SDR sorted then it'll make a big difference to a lot more users particularly with the "VS10 for SDR" and "VS10 for HDR" options.
     
  12. kirkinezi

    kirkinezi New Member

    How can I do screen mirroring from my smartphone to Z9X?
     
  13. Rob W

    Rob W Member

    The device doesn't support Miracast or GoogleCast but you could plug a Chromecast into the HDMI In port if you wanted to keep it all through one device/remote.

    Edit - Might not work without HDCP on the input port i'll test it today with a Chromecast and a Roku stick.

    Edit 2 - Both the Roku and Chromecast can show menus at 4k 60hz. When casting Youtube the Chromecast ultra switches to 1080p 60hz and works. HDCP apps like Netflix and BT sport don't work.

    Screen mirroring from Android phone to Chromecast ultra works at 4K 60hz and is good for showing pictures and presentation etc. Recording doesn't work for mirroring says copywrited content detected which is wrong but okay..
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
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  14. RIKO14

    RIKO14 New Member

    Hello,
    I would like to come back to this post and to the answer given to the guide.
    Unless I am mistaken, I do not see any mention related to this password problem that I also encounter without having inserted a password ...
    indeed, I created cascading collections with the Zidoo Control Center because I couldn't do it with the remote control.
    when I want to access to some collections with ZCC, I am asked for a password although I have not created a password (I believe it's the cascading collections only).
    What is this password?
     
  15. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    @RIKO14 What password dialog are you talking about?
    There's one for children lock in Home Theater. The default password is 123. The other one is for the web frontend.
     
  16. RIKO14

    RIKO14 New Member

    @McBluna
    this password when I use ZCC :
    https://zupimages.net/up/21/03/7fpg.png,
    and you partially answered my problem: thank you ! The password is 123.
    but there remains the problem of access to the collection in cascades :
    I created cascading collections with the Zidoo Control Center because I couldn't do it with the remote control (Iron Man collection, Thor collection, etc .., in Marvel collection for example [
    which also contains MARVEL movies without collection : Black Panther, Doctor Strange, etc.. for example too]).
    First I click on Marvel collection (in first time with the 123 password, the following times the password did not ask me anymore), in this Marvel collection I have movies like Black Panther and collections like Iron Man (1, 2 & 3)
    BUT
    When I click with the remot control on a collection (Iron Man for example) in Marvel collection it says "There is no poster in the collection, we will automatically exit the interface". So cascading collections don't work. I can only have one collection and all the movies in it.
    https://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=21/03/84qr.jpg
    https://zupimages.net/up/21/03/84qr.jpg

    Is there a way to fix the problem ?
     
  17. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    @RIKO14 I'll try cascade collections myself tommorow and will report my experience.
     
  18. chinkw1

    chinkw1 Member

    When we switch on power, Z9s/Z9x will boot to home screen automatically.

    Is there anyway to set it to remain in off mode (so that it can only be on by pressing on button in remote control)?
     
  19. Markswift2003

    Markswift2003 Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Beta test group Contributor

    Yes - Setup/Other/Power Mode
     
  20. chinkw1

    chinkw1 Member

    Thank you.
    My Z9s doesn't have Other/Power mode option. :(

    I think only Z9x has.
     

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