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What should I replace my Photobridge with?

Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:09 pm

My HD1000 died on me, doesn't appear to be a bad power supply.

What is a good replacement for the HD1000?

-Scott
 
mlknez
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Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:57 am

right now the answer would be another used hd1000. Nothing better out there yet. I am going to the CES in January and will let you know if I see something better.
 
WeeboTech
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I purchased...

Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:59 am

I replaced one of mine with a Rhapsody N-35.
I also picked up the Zensonic Z500.

I'm pretty happy with both. I find myself using the N-35 the most.
What I miss is the ability to write my own programs and tools.

However, everything else does work better.
The rhapsody sounded better the moment I installed it.

http://www.divxtech.com/rapsody_n35.html

http://www.cnet.com.au/wireless/streami ... 980,00.htm
http://www.mediawestdistribution.com/vi ... D_Player/4
 
mlknez
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:04 pm

The Zensonic is a Sigma-based player and thus has all of the issues that comes with that chipset. The interface also cannot be extended and does not use thumbnails for video selection. It cannot handle high-bitrate files streamed correctly either.
 
WeeboTech
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Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:13 pm

All of the aboive is true, yet I've not hit any of these issues (others may have) Perhaps it's my own use.

I still find it hard to recommend getting another unit of something that is discontinued and only supported by the gracious work of a small community.
 
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Re: I purchased...

Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:17 pm

WeeboTech wrote:
I replaced one of mine with a Rhapsody N-35.


Thanks for your feedback.
Does the Rhapsody support network file playing as seemless as the Roku?
Can it function without a hard drive option as well as the Roku?

Thanks,
ScottZ
 
WeeboTech
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Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:15 am

The N-35 is not as seamless because there is a default account required on the SMB server.
You can not set up user / password like the Roku.

In addition the first menu allows a choice of
NDAS (local and on network)
PC (SMB)
USB (locally attached)
PLAYLIST ( a static directory on the local ndas hard drive)

It takes a bit of setup and a few extra menu choices to navigate, thereafter it works smoothly.

The menus and choices are accessible faster then on the Roku.

A nice feature of the embedded NDAS and drive.
You can be ripping to the drive over the network and reading/playing from the drive on the N-35 simultaneously.

Network access is pretty fast over the wire too.
 
jmsaul
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Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:14 am

What's wrong with the Mvix machines as a substitute?
 
daveb
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Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:48 pm

I've been reading the threads on the AVS Forums regarding the N35. It seems that there has not been much success playing back HD mpeg 2 files with high bitrates (10-18 Mbps). What has your experience been with these type files?

Has anyone tried the TVIX HD M-5000U? The specs look good.
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WeeboTech
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Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:55 pm

I can not comment on the HD aspect of the machine.
 
jmsaul
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:03 pm

And now we've got another possible option: the Apple TV.
 
PSmith
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Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:05 pm

crap - only 720p :(
 
mebby
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Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:44 am

Can the N35 play DVDs in ISO or VOB format or do you have to tinker with your file structure to get them to play correctly?

I ditched my HD1000 and went to a modded Xbox and have never looked back. But if HD is important to you then this isn't an option. I realize that most of the HD1000 users used it due to it's HD functionality.
M1000 wired running WMC and Rhapsody servers
M1001 wireless running WMC and Rhapsody servers
HD1000 wired
 
WeeboTech
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Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:39 am

The N35 can play DVD's in ISO format.
I have never tried VOB's.

What I like is the screen zooming modes which switch from Basic to Full Screen to Pan & Scan. Lets you rapidly switch to whichever mode suits your tv.

Also, upon immediate hookup (via analog connections) I heard an improvement in audio.
 
mebby
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Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:00 am

By the way - I've got a perfectly good HD1000 revA (with a compact flash card that boots automatically to provide more memory) just sitting around. I keep saying that I'm going to sell it on Ebay but I've just been too lazy to do it.

If someone is interested just PM me and maybe we can work something out.
M1000 wired running WMC and Rhapsody servers

M1001 wireless running WMC and Rhapsody servers

HD1000 wired

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