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[10 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, UI Presentation, TFT Demo
12-07-2011, 12:48 AM (This post was last modified: 12-07-2011 12:50 AM by espocartoons.)
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-07-2011 12:22 AM)m6rtg Wrote:  PCH should be focusing on getting the NMJv2 working to a reasonable standard on the A-300, and writing user guides to accompany products already shipping before launching another NMJv2 enabled device.

Also, wondering what the purpose of a built-in 2.5" low-res TFT screen is when it's most likely already connected to a > 50" HD TV?

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I see a lot of people annoyed about this being released but they are a business and need to bring in extra revenue to support the cost of the firmware for all the other devices not being sold anymore.

I must admit I am dissapointed about it not playing 3D BluRay so i see no reason to buy the 300 series just yet.

I have a A200 which plays all my files from a Synology NAS 210j mainly

MKV 720p TV Releases
MKV 1080p DTS Movies
BluRay DTS-MA/TrueHD ISOs passed through to my AV Receiver

I have NMJ running on two shares loading the movies screen automatically and my 500 films are updated manually using NMJtool and I have experienced not a single issues with my box which requires a firmware update?

I think after the next update it will only be maintained for playback issues of upto date files.

Does the 300 series play ALAC files now Apple have made it available?
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12-07-2011, 01:13 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation

Also, wondering what the purpose of a built-in 2.5" low-res TFT screen is when it's most likely already connected to a > 50" HD TV?


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12-07-2011, 02:10 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
Jakamal and Sledgehamma:
I was not aware that Marvell doesn't support NFS, I wonder why?
Sigma's SDK isn't perfect either, compared to RealTek SDK 4.5, but isn't it the firmware devs job to make good firmware for their product?
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12-07-2011, 02:37 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-06-2011 06:53 PM)Dave_D Wrote:  Netflix is a dead issue.

Netflix will not allow their service on a product that will play backups.

How come boxee box has netflix then?
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12-07-2011, 03:24 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
Then get a boxee. Oh wait... boxee doesn't do BD Menus... nor HD Audio... nor this nor that. You can't win them all.

It's not a technical issue preventing Netflix to run.

Netflix's terms to allow it to be put on the firmware would have required Syabas to lock the player down to the point it will impact it's other core functions that Syabas just deemed to be not worth it.

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12-07-2011, 03:54 AM (This post was last modified: 12-07-2011 04:03 AM by Dream Media.)
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
I got my C200 at launch, nothing but bugs in firmware.
Next media player will be HTPC with i5 2500k and with 8 Gig ram,120 gig SSD Drive,Nvidia video card that will play 3D Bluray and PC Games.Running XBMC on any OS & Streaming anything off the net.

Better Bang for the Buck.
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12-07-2011, 04:04 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
Should have way better specs since it is the flagship.
C300=A300 in a bigger box , with bd licence (worse for cinavia?) , hdd/bd tray , +/- inputs and more expensive still remaining without 3d frame packing support.

From my point of view , C-300 should have been released somewhere in mid 2012 with the new sigma 8910 (with or without the scaler)
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12-07-2011, 04:09 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-07-2011 12:48 AM)espocartoons Wrote:  I see a lot of people annoyed about this being released but they are a business and need to bring in extra revenue to support the cost of the firmware for all the other devices not being sold anymore.

Last I checked (today) the C-200 was still for sale, so this excuse doesn't hold water. There are still bugs that impact playback that have been in there from day one, so we're quite reasonably pissed off with Syabas and their crappy support this past 12 months.

(12-07-2011 12:48 AM)espocartoons Wrote:  I have NMJ running on two shares loading the movies screen automatically and my 500 films are updated manually using NMJtool and I have experienced not a single issues with my box which requires a firmware update?

Then you are clearly lucky with how you use yours. Have any MKVs with more than 63 chapters because that's what the original BD or DVD contained? Oh, none of the chapters work any longer.

Use forced subtitles in your MKVs because you have users who want to watch films in more than one language? Let's see, it'll pick a random language from the different forced tracks to display, and not the one corresponding to the audio track you're listening to.

Stop and resume a 16:9 DVD ISO? Oh look, it's now playing it 2.35:1.

I could go on with a big long list. And none of these feature requests; they are basic bugs in playback that should have been fixed long ago before they even began dreaming of developing the 300 series.

(12-07-2011 12:48 AM)espocartoons Wrote:  I think after the next update it will only be maintained for playback issues of upto date files.

I think we'll be lucky if we get that.

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12-07-2011, 04:17 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-07-2011 03:54 AM)Dream Media Wrote:  I got my C200 at launch, nothing but bugs in firmware.
Next media player will be HTPC with i5 2500k and with 8 Gig ram,120 gig SSD Drive,Nvidia video card that will play 3D Bluray and PC Games.Running XBMC on any OS & Streaming anything off the net.

Better Bang for the Buck.

Except you lose out on HD audio with an htpc unless you use retail disc's and powerdvd, an ffmpeg /xbmc truehd support is iffy at best. HTPC is not the way to go over everyone. if you want online content get a roku, if you want a fancy UI go with htpc if you want good playback go with hardware player. Its simple as that, but a lot of people want a little bit of everything and nothing comes close.

(12-07-2011 04:04 AM)vadergr Wrote:  Should have way better specs since it is the flagship.
C300=A300 in a bigger box , with bd licence (worse for cinavia?) , hdd/bd tray , +/- inputs and more expensive still remaining without 3d frame packing support.

From my point of view , C-300 should have been released somewhere in mid 2012 with the new sigma 8910 (with or without the scaler)

You cant sit around and wait for a chip to be available you have to have incoming revenue. and who is to say the 8910 even sees the light of day it was supposed to be out by now, So to say hey lets wait for it it might not be out for another year or even at all.
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12-07-2011, 04:41 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
no 7.1 analog output? why?

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12-07-2011, 04:57 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-07-2011 04:41 AM)geekuix Wrote:  no 7.1 analog output? why?

Because, contrary to the comparison chart Werner published, it doesn't decode HD audio fully, so the 7.1 output would be of limited use for the likes of FLAC audio. Note that Dolby TrueHD is pass-through only, for instance.

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12-07-2011, 04:59 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-07-2011 04:41 AM)geekuix Wrote:  no 7.1 analog output? why?

Doubt its much of a selling feature anymore. Not many analog audio people left. so waste of money for people that dont use it. remember you are charged per channel on analog output.
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12-07-2011, 06:22 AM
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
(12-06-2011 06:53 PM)Dave_D Wrote:  Netflix is a dead issue.

Netflix will not allow their service on a product that will play backups.

what does "backups" mean? on an LG BD player you can play MKV's and other ripped file types and it has netflix.
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12-07-2011, 06:28 AM
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^^ it doesnt have anything to do with playing backups, netflix wanted some things on the box to change no one but syabas knows what it was. but they figured it was not worth it just for netflix, Remember most pch customers are EU so netflix doesnt concern them.
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12-07-2011, 08:00 AM (This post was last modified: 12-07-2011 08:30 AM by buzzbuzz.)
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RE: [6 December 2011] C-300 Announcement, Specifications, Screenshots, UI Presentation
I guess this one is mainly for people that don't already have a C-200. This one doesn't offer that much news and is simply way to expensive, seeing that the competition gives you a BD-drive included for this price.

C200 + 4GB USB stick + LiteOn BD-rom and A400 without internal storage via HDMI to Yamaha RX-V767 receiver to LG 47LW650S full HD TV and Panasonic PT-AE3000U full HD beamer, all media on Synology DS414
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