ZIDOO Z10 PRO - Z9X - Z1000 PRO - UHD 3000 - NEO X - Dolby Vision VS10 Owners Thread

rrs

Standard Member
If I wanted to go back to 6.2.5 Should I follow your procedure for returning FW as outlined on your web page (My Zidoo Z1000 PRO.... (FW 6.2.5)) Then use the .img file listed and if I'm reading this correctly the .img file will reset the Z1000pro to FW 6.0.22. Can I then go directly to FW 6.2.5 without installing the other FW updates in-between?
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
@Sodesfuex

hopefully a firmware friday ……..and a few more tick boxes have been resolved 👍
 

ian34g

Active Member
I’ve been reading various threads and reviews but it just ends up a right muddle.
I currently have a Oppo 205 and rip 4K movies to bdmv folders on a Nas box, these play perfectly as though I’d put the disc in the player, menus / forced subs / HDR etc.
likewise up to 1080 my htpc with Jriver plays back folder rips flawlessly but stumbles on 4K. Between the two I can cover most cases but I would like a media player to do the same (if possible) in a second location on the network, is this possible?
I don’t need DV ( screens don’t handle it) and only need forced subs.
which media box out of the Dunes/Zidoo or Zappiti gives the best folder playback?
or am I better off buying a nuc that can run 4K folders via Jriver?
Hopefully someone can give me the straight answers I need please.
Thanks.
 

marcos1975

Active Member
Hi, the HDR to SDR for 4k files downgrade gives a really dark image on my Optoma HD80 projector. Native 1080p files are fine.
isn't there an adjustment setting in the player to compensate for that? in saying that my projector is a jvc dla-x7900.....looks i'm stuck with the HTPC/Madvr. solution for HDR TO SDR. for now.
 

John7

Well-known Member
Is my post above not visible? Not being funny but it doesn't show up in my "your content" tab which I have reported as a Forum bug.

Yes, there are adjustments for the HDR conversion in the Zidoo - I've not had a play with them yet but I will later and report back......
 

marcos1975

Active Member
Is my post above not visible? Not being funny but it doesn't show up in my "your content" tab which I have reported as a Forum bug.

Yes, there are adjustments for the HDR conversion in the Zidoo - I've not had a play with them yet but I will later and report back......
yes that was visible, but i was just looking for more details , as the above user has got projector, and wanted to hear from him if he treid those setting with any success on a projector, please if u could report back your finding about HDR. TO SDR bt2020. thanks.
 

John7

Well-known Member
SDR is REC709, not BT2020 AFAIK so the Zidoo needs to do colour-space conversion.

I'll check later when I get a chance (tied up sorting out bath waste pluming ATM)!
 

marcos1975

Active Member
SDR is REC709, not BT2020 AFAIK so the Zidoo needs to do colour-space conversion.

I'll check later when I get a chance (tied up sorting out bath waste pluming ATM)!
im sure that the zidoo has (HDR to SDR Rec.2020 mode) it's there in the setting options if u look for it, so what it do's exactly in this mode, is that it convert HDR TO SDR, but keeps the color space (rec2020) untouched
 

Griffith400

Active Member
Hi, the HDR to SDR for 4k files downgrade gives a really dark image on my Optoma HD80 projector. Native 1080p files are fine.
I find the same.
I have an Epson TW3200 (1080p) and I find the images quite dark for the 4K converted files. Not found any setting or tweak that helps yet.

Displaying on my 50” 4K HDR TV and the image is stunning but a bit small compared to the 120” Projected Image.

Its not comparing like for like though and the old Epson PJ isn’t that bright. However, it’s fine for BluRay and DVD playback.
Guess it might be time to replace it or get a bigger TV!

Steve.
 

mtenga

Distinguished Member
I’ve been reading various threads and reviews but it just ends up a right muddle.
I currently have a Oppo 205 and rip 4K movies to bdmv folders on a Nas box, these play perfectly as though I’d put the disc in the player, menus / forced subs / HDR etc.
likewise up to 1080 my htpc with Jriver plays back folder rips flawlessly but stumbles on 4K. Between the two I can cover most cases but I would like a media player to do the same (if possible) in a second location on the network, is this possible?
I don’t need DV ( screens don’t handle it) and only need forced subs.
which media box out of the Dunes/Zidoo or Zappiti gives the best folder playback?
or am I better off buying a nuc that can run 4K folders via Jriver?
Hopefully someone can give me the straight answers I need please.
Thanks.

Simple straight answer is that none of these android boxes will be as good as the Oppo for BDMV folder playback. But if you have to choose one then Dune is the best of the three for folder playback. These days I mostly use just use my Cambridge Audio player which like the Oppo is efficient as a Blu-ray player, albeit without picture wall.

As far as I am aware Jriver creates its own menu structure and does not support Java BDMV folders, so the experience would not be the same.
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
System
1. Optimized system stability.
2. Added "Play Selection Time" function for colorful shortcut key.
3. Optimized the long press function for remote control.
4. Optimized audio and video synchronization and response speed for Dolby Vision files after fast-forward.
5. Added the support for a variety of Dolby Vision formats as below:
BDMV/ISO:
Direct playback, P4/P7 MEL/FEL, dual track
Blu-ray menu, P4/P7 MEL/FEL, dual track

M2TS/TS:
P4/P5/P7/P8 MEL/FEL, single track, dual track

MKV:
P4/P5/P7/P8 MEL/FEL, single track

MP4:
P4/P5/P7/P8 MEL/FEL, single track, dual track


Player
1. Added the function of skipping title and cast for TV series.
2. Added time selection shortcut key.
3. Fixed the problem that subtitles cannot be turned off by default.
4. Added title display for MKV subtitle.
5. Optimized playback stability.
6. Optimized more information for movies and display DV content.
7. Optimize 3D menus playback.
8. Optimized the problem that audio and video are out of sync for Dolby Vision after fast-forward.
9. Optimized subtitle download.

Music player
1. Fixed the problem that DSD format bit depth was wrong.
2. Optimized the disorder code problem of several audio files.
3. Optimized the speed and accuracy for searching lyrics.
4. Optimized lyrics parsing.
5. Modified a part of the translation.
6. Optimized the singer picture interface.
7. Optimized the stability of music data parsing.
8. Optimized data acquisition on cell phone app.
9. Optimized the acquisition of local album pictures.
10. Fixed the problem that song data is not removed when storage device is removed after suspending scanning.
11. Fixed the problem that the details interface does not refresh after modifying the singer's picture.
12. Optimized playback stability.
13. Added the function to change the artist and album cover manually.
14. Optimized the background display of the playback details interface.
15. Optimized the display of album pictures.

Poster wall
1. Fixed the problem that TVmaze cannot manually modify the poster.
2. Added clearlogo for TV series.
3. Fixed the problem that the poster background of certain TV series cannot be changed.
4. Optimized the problem that posters from Douban cannot be obtained.
5. Optimized application stability.
6. Optimized the matching accuracy of animation.
7. Optimized the display of poster replacement interface.
8. Modified a part of language translations.
9. Optimized TMDB matching accuracy.
10. Optimized the acquisition of trailers.
11. Fixed the issue that the trailer cannot be matched in Traditional Chinese.
12. Optimized NFO episode matching.
13. Fixed the problem of incorrect recognition of several TMDB animation.
14. Added Rotten Tomatoes score display.
15. Added the function of skipping film title and cast.
16. Added the function to play film and enter the detailed settings when clicking posters.
17. Fixed the problem that the movie will automatically skip to the end of the movie when replaying.
18. Optimized the details interface display.
19. Added PLAY button in listing interface.
20. Fixed the problem that there is no sound in trailer occasionally.
21. Added selling points in details interface.


UHD3000:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161621_ota-package.zip
MD5: F55088EABD10C1EC84C287F695547EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_202106161554_ota-package.zip
MD5: 7EF09B29D1D8F1322856B7E34C20C75F


Z1000 Pro:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161421_ota-package.zip
MD5: 47856EEC6B493279B9AFA7F9FE5EF4AE

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161406_ota-package.zip
MD5: 81CE99708E77006BFA406473C8CBD2B5


Z10 PRO:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161450_ota-package.zip
MD5: B5CCF27072AD76A56461EF6146AA1EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161204_ota-package.zip
MD5: 543DF2966C890B52D59FC9C4DA6D3D8C


Z9X:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161134_ota-package.zip
MD5: 4B61E729741792492C856EB3F922EC31

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_202106161051_ota-package.zip
MD5: E515A5E25D27006162234F31232FA282
New Firmware Beta : v6.3.12
Dont forget to reboot several times and un plug if you wish
after firmware install . 😎😎

Z10 PRO:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161450_ota-package.zip
MD5: B5CCF27072AD76A56461EF6146AA1EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161204_ota-package.zip
MD5: 543DF2966C890B52D59FC9C4DA6D3D8C


Z9X:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161134_ota-package.zip
MD5: 4B61E729741792492C856EB3F922EC31

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_202106161051_ota-package.zip
MD5: E515A5E25D27006162234F31232FA282

Z1000 Pro:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161421_ota-package.zip
MD5: 47856EEC6B493279B9AFA7F9FE5EF4AE

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161406_ota-package.zip
MD5: 81CE99708E77006BFA406473C8CBD2B5

UHD3000:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161621_ota-package.zip
MD5: F55088EABD10C1EC84C287F695547EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_202106161554_ota-package.zip
MD5: 7EF09B29D1D8F1322856B7E34C20C75F
 
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Coulson

Distinguished Member
New Firmware Beta : v6.3.12
Dont forget to reboot several times and un plug if you wish
after firmware install . 😎😎

Z10 PRO:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161450_ota-package.zip
MD5: B5CCF27072AD76A56461EF6146AA1EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z10_PRO/v6.3.12/Z10-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161204_ota-package.zip
MD5: 543DF2966C890B52D59FC9C4DA6D3D8C


Z9X:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161134_ota-package.zip
MD5: 4B61E729741792492C856EB3F922EC31

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z9X/v6.3.12/Z9X_P_v6.3.12_202106161051_ota-package.zip
MD5: E515A5E25D27006162234F31232FA282

Z1000 Pro:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161421_ota-package.zip
MD5: 47856EEC6B493279B9AFA7F9FE5EF4AE

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/Z1000_PRO/v6.3.12/Z1000-Pro_P_v6.3.12_202106161406_ota-package.zip
MD5: 81CE99708E77006BFA406473C8CBD2B5

UHD3000:
v6.3.12_G
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_G_202106161621_ota-package.zip
MD5: F55088EABD10C1EC84C287F695547EDB

v6.3.12(without google play)
http://apidl.zidoo.tv/uhd3000/v6.3.12/UHD3000_P_v6.3.12_202106161554_ota-package.zip
MD5: 7EF09B29D1D8F1322856B7E34C20C75F
Well besides the fact that I did factory reset cause it tries to boot from the USB I used to flash the firmware with lol, the Blu-ray menu seems to work well.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Well besides the fact that I did factory reset cause it tries to boot from the USB I used to flash the firmware with lol, the Blu-ray menu seems to work well.



OMG! Not you too.


I did the same.




Note to anyone doing an update via the USB input, see here:



And read onward :)
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
Well besides the fact that I did factory reset cause it tries to boot from the USB I used to flash the firmware with lol, the Blu-ray menu seems to work well.

I always just reboot box a few times then unplug from the Mains
then power back on .
Never have had any issues .
There seems to be a lot of fixes and options in H.Tv4 settings . 😊
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
OMG! Not you too.

I did the same.
I always just reboot box a few times then unplug from the Mains
then power back on .
Never have had any issues .
It can apply to Windows as well, it's just something I forgot about. No big deal, the source scanning is very quick and the matches are very accurate with only a few incorrect matches for each of my shares.
 

ian34g

Active Member
Simple straight answer is that none of these android boxes will be as good as the Oppo for BDMV folder playback. But if you have to choose one then Dune is the best of the three for folder playback. These days I mostly use just use my Cambridge Audio player which like the Oppo is efficient as a Blu-ray player, albeit without picture wall.

As far as I am aware Jriver creates its own menu structure and does not support Java BDMV folders, so the experience would not be the same.
Thanks for that, trying to get straight information from the net sometimes is a very frustrating task.

I had been looking at the Zidoo/Zappiti/Dune models but couldn’t work out which did what and having had several of the smart series units way back for MkV and BDMV streaming with decent results its good to hear they are best for folder playback and I can stick with a brand I know.
You had me doubting myself with Jriver as I haven’t played much 1080 stuff lately but having just checked it plays with full menus and not menu lite as far as I can tell, in that the options are not just generic. Unless I don’t know what I’m talking about 😂 very probable.
But with the lack of availability of PC gear at the moment I might put that side on hold for a while and do some more research into whether onboard graphics can do 4K hdr.
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
Simple straight answer is that none of these android boxes will be as good as the Oppo for BDMV folder playback. But if you have to choose one then Dune is the best of the three for folder playback. These days I mostly use just use my Cambridge Audio player which like the Oppo is efficient as a Blu-ray player, albeit without picture wall.

As far as I am aware Jriver creates its own menu structure and does not support Java BDMV folders, so the experience would not be the same.
Thanks for that, trying to get straight information from the net sometimes is a very frustrating task.

Yeah that's no longer the case. I have an Oppo clone box which has served me well and is a brilliant DV ISO/Folder playback device. But todays firmware release for the z1000 pro makes this just about on par with it.

I've just noticed a subtle but important improvement to how the device handles multiple discs from the same movie or movie series now. I'm pretty certain I won't be bothering too much with Kodi, especially if they get TV series scraping sorted.

@ian34g the Oppo you already does exactly what you need. The Oppo for me was only part of the solution along with the Shield. I think the latest firmware has clinched it for me. This offers me the most complete movie playing environment and hopefully in the future that will also apply to TV series.
 
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John7

Well-known Member
No mention of a fix for the CEC problem 😢

Don't know why this box (Z9X) has the issue, my old X9s never had any CEC problems and none of my kit has changed since then.....
 

Coulson

Distinguished Member
No mention of a fix for the CEC problem 😢

Don't know why this box (Z9X) has the issue, my old X9s never had any CEC problems and none of my kit has changed since then.....
I think most of us always turn off CEC features as they are always problematic. For those of us with Harmony remotes (which also can be a PITA) CEC is a thing of the past.
 

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