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Dune HD: New Premium 4Kp60 HDR Media Players And Portable Smart Projector

October 22, 2018

Dune HD has launched three new premium 4Kp60 HDR media players (Pro 4K PlusMax 4KUltra 4K) and a portable smart projector (Traveler).

Media Players

The new models extend the functionality of the Dune HD Pro 4K model with various new features, such as: HDD rack, USB Type-C, second HDMI output, Hi-Fi digital audio outputs, Hi-Fi analog audio outputs, ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End DAC (ES9038PRO), built-in headphone amplifier, Hi-End PSU with toroidal and R-Type power transformers, IR in/out ports, 12V trigger in/out ports, RS232 port, etc. 

All the functions of Dune HD Pro 4K model are preserved, including full support for the latest video standards (4Kp60, HDR, BT.2020, HDMI 2.0a), Hi-End video quality, BD3D support, HD audio support (including DTS:X and Dolby Atmos), Blu-ray menu support, the famous Hi-End Dune HD GUI, Widevine L1 support for premium online video services, etc. 

The new models include two remote controls -- a premium large IR remote control with learning function and an additional Bluetooth remote control with AirMouse function.

Dune HD Pro 4K Plus

A premium compact media player with HDD rack and fanless brushed aluminum case.

Specifications: RTD1295 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, 3.5-inch SATA HDD rack, SD card slot, 1 GBit Ethernet, 802.11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.x, HDMI 2.0a output, HDMI 2.0 input, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs, A/V output, front panel display. 

Dune HD Max 4K

A premium full-sized media player with two HDD slots, fanless steel case with brushed aluminum front panel, 2nd HDMI output, Hi-Fi digital audio outputs, Hi-End toroidal power transformer, advanced connectivity.

For audiophiles, this model includes Hi-Fi digital audio outputs: coaxial S/PDIF output and professional I2S-E output. Built-in XMOS audio processor provides bit-perfect audio processing with original sample rate, reclocking, and ultra-low jitter. 

To ensure excellent video and audio quality, Dune HD Max 4K uses Hi-End toroidal power transformer which provides high-quality power to all circuits. 

Specifications: RTD1295 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, 3.5-inch SATA HDD rack, 3.5" SATA HDD slot, 1 GBit Ethernet, 802.11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0a output, second audio-only HDMI output, HDMI 2.0 input, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs, Hi-Fi coaxial S/PDIF and I2S-E audio outputs, A/V output, IR inputs and outputs, RS232 port, Kensington security slot, front panel display. 

Dune HD Ultra 4K

The flagship premium full-sized media player with 3.5-inch HDD rack, fanless brushed aluminum case, second HDMI output, Hi-End audio DAC, Hi-Fi analog audio outputs, built-in headphone amplifier, dual Hi-End R-type power transformers, Hi-End components, very advanced connectivity.

For audiophiles, this model includes Hi-Fi analog audio outputs based on ESS flagship SABRE PRO Hi-End audio DAC (ES9038PRO), which gives extraordinary sound quality with industry’s highest dynamic range of 140 dB and extremely low distortion. Built-in XMOS audio processor provides bit-perfect audio processing with original sample rate, reclocking, and ultra-low jitter. Music in the most advanced DSD (Super Audio CD) format can be played with the best possible quality due to Direct DSD support. The DAC can output analog audio to high-quality RCA connectors, professional balanced XLR connectors, and built-in headphone amplifier. S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital audio inputs allow using this model as a standalone DAC. 

To ensure outstanding video and audio quality, Dune HD Ultra 4K uses two Hi-End R-type power transformers which provide totally separated power for digital and analog circuits. Power rectifiers use high-speed Schottky diodes, digital and analog audio circuits use low-noise voltage stabilizers. Top-quality components from famous vendors are used, such as audio connectors from NEUTRIK (Germany) and capacitors from Vishay Roederstein (Germany), WIMA (Germany) and Nichicon (Japan). 

Specifications: RTD1295 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, USB Type-C port, USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, 3.5" SATA HDD rack, external SATA port, 1 GBit Ethernet, 802.11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0a output, second audio-only HDMI output, HDMI 2.0 input, optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs, A/V output, Hi-Fi RCA analog audio output, Hi-Fi XLR analog audio output, headphone amplifier with 6.35mm audio output, optical and coaxial S/PDIF inputs, AES/EBU digital audio input, IR in/out ports, RS232 port, 12V trigger in/out ports, front panel display. 

Portable Smart Projector

Dune HD Traveler

Very compact portable projector (330g, 11x11cm, built-in battery and speakers) combined with powerful 4Kp60 HDR Dune HD media center and Android Smart TV box.

With this projector, you can easily get a huge screen (with the screen size up to 3 meters) anywhere -- in apartment, house, hotel, tent, at a wall -- and immediately watch TV channels, movies, TV series, cartoons, video / music / photo files, business documents, web pages, etc. 

The content can be watched directly from Internet, from built-in memory, from USB devices, from mobile phone or tablet or notebook or other devices via Wi-Fi (using SMB, NFS, UPnP/DLNA, Miracast, etc), from any devices having HDMI output (such as TV tuner, Blu-ray player, game console, etc). 

The media center part includes all functions of the latest Dune HD media player models (such as Dune HD Neo 4K Plus), including the possibility to play video in all modern video formats up to 4Kp60 HDR HEVC 10-bit, the famous Hi-End Dune HD GUI, various Dune HD plugins, millions of Android applications (Internet video, games, video conferencing, social networking), Widevine Level 1 DRM support for premium online video services, etc. 

Audio can be output to built-in speakers or to external speakers or headphones (connected via Bluetooth or minijack port). 

The projector can be controlled via touch buttons on the casing, via Bluetooth remote control, or via Wi-Fi (from mobile phone, tablet, notebook, or PC). It is shipped with Bluetooth remote control with AirMouse function, and with a tripod mount. 

Specifications: S905X SoC, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB flash memory, USB 2.0 port, 802.11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.x, HDMI input, audio output port, 330g, 11x11cm, screen size 0.25 to 3 meters, 16:9, 150 ANSI lumens, contrast 3500:1, battery 7500 mAh, speakers 2*1W, automatic keystone correction, manual focus. 
 

Key Advantages

Comparing to other media players and portable smart projectors on the market, Dune HD models have the following advantages:

1. Convenient Dune HD GUI:

  • The famous Hi-End Linux-based Dune HD GUI, developed and polished during more than 10 years, specially optimized for the use on TV screens and operation via a standard remote control, tuned for the best possible usability, makes it easy and convenient to use the media player, and hides the complexity of Android OS.

2. Dune HD Ecosystem:

  • Various TV-optimized applications, plugins, extensions, GUI skins, collection management solutions, integrations with home automation systems are available via official Dune Store, 3-party vendors, and from huge users community (over 1 million of users).

3. My Collection, Movies Encyclopedia and Other Advanced Functions:

  • My Collection function organizes user's movies collection into a nice-looking catalog. A comprehensive movies encyclopedia provides information about hundreds of thousands of movies with detailed descriptions, posters, cross-links between movies and persons, trailers, direct links to online video services, etc. Advanced file browser automatically recognizes movies. A lot of other unique functions.

4. The Most Advanced DRM Technologies (Widevine Level 1):

  • Widevine Level 1 DRM (the most advanced level) support makes it possible to watch premium online video services (such as Netflix) with High Definition video. Most other Android Smart TV boxes on the market do not support Widevine Level 1 and can only output very low quality video in such services (or cannot support such services at all).

5. Dune HD Android Playback Accelerator Technology:

  • This unique technology intellectually manages the resources of Android OS to minimize the influence of Android OS on the media playback engine and ensure smooth and high-quality video and audio playback.

6. Built-in Convenient App Store for Android Applications:

  • Android applications can be easily installed from any source, including APK files or the built-in App Store which is directly accessible w/o the need to use any user accounts and can be conveniently navigated via a standard remote control.

7. Regular Software Updates With New Functions and Enhancements:

  • Dune HD is known for its reputation to listen to users feedback and provide software updates during many years. For example, for some old models, software updates with additional functions are provided for more than 9 years already. This is possible due to unique "single code base" approach, which means that firmware for all Dune HD models is based on the same software (continuously developed and improved according to users feedback).

For more details and full specification please visit Dune HD web site.

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