Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer

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  1. ditoy_eagle

    ditoy_eagle Well-Known Member

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    The Xtreamer media centers feature state-of-the-art digital playback that brings all the media content from your PC to your living room. With a dizzying array of file-format support, it is engineered from the ground up for high performance networking and hi-definition playback.

    This comprehensive, feature-packed device provides a near-complete entertainment experience for you, your friends and family. For the cheapest price in the market it offers truly brilliant, hi-definition video output with vivid colors with support for internal 2.5" SATA HDD and USB slave functionality to improve connectivity and transfer rates. It can also be supplemented with a Wireless antenna.

    The HDMI has been configured to the 1.3a spec, allowing full support of HD Audio pass-through for DTS HD-HR, DTS HD-MA, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD and DTS Downmix. The device has also been configured with two USB ports at the rear panel, composite audio/video ports and an optical S/PDIF connector.

    The Xtreamer allows you to pull in digital video, audio and photos from various sources for your enjoyment on your HDTV or Home Theater setup.

    You can stream or playback your digital media content from a variety of sources, such as your PC, NAS, digital camera, USB mass storage devices (Flash drive, HDD, DVD drive), internal SATA 2.5” HDD (optional) and even directly from the Internet via the Internet Media Service.

    The Xtreamer supports the latest high bitrate video formats (MPEG2 [email protected], H.264 [email protected], VC-1 [email protected] in TS of at least 40Mbps) to give you up to 1080p high-definition videos.

    In recognition of advances in Internet TV, the Xtreamer supports FLV file format so as to enhance your experience of Internet LIVE streaming featuring popular internet TV such as YouTube, Picasa and Yahoo video.

    The Xtreamer firmware is upgradeable to support future media containers, codecs and features.

    Connectivity

    * WIFI
    * UPnP SSDP
    * UPnP AV
    * NTFS

    Web services

    * Video : YouTube, Picasa, Yahoo Video, CNN, NBC Today, CBS Face the Nation and more
    * Audio : Live365 Radio, iPodcast, Radiobox, ABC News, BBC Podcast, CNN News , Indiefeed, Jamendo
    * Photo : Picasaweb
    * RSS feed : Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Xchange, MSNBC News and more

    Video containers:

    * MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
    * MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG)
    * MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
    * VOB
    * AVI, ASF, WMV
    * Matroska (MKV)
    * AVC HD
    * MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
    * FLV - Flash Video

    Video codecs:

    * XVID SD/HD
    * MPEG-1
    * MPEG-2
    * [email protected]
    * MPEG-4.2
    * [email protected], 720p, 1-point GMC
    * WMV9
    * [email protected]
    * H.264
    * [email protected]
    * [email protected]
    * [email protected]
    * [email protected]
    * VC-1
    * [email protected]
    * [email protected]

    Audio containers:

    * AAC, M4A
    * MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA)
    * WAV
    * WMA
    * FLAC
    * OGG

    Audio codecs:

    * Dolby Digital
    * DTS (DTS DownMix Supported)
    * WMA, WMA Pro
    * AAC
    * MP1, MP2, MP3
    * LPCM
    * FLAC
    * Vorbis

    Audio pass through : DTS, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
    Photo formats : JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, HD JPEG
    Other formats: ISO, IFO, FLV, RM, RA, RAM
    Subtitle formats : SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA, IDX
    Streaming formats : RTSP, FLV

    Chipset

    * Realtek 128X (Special Edition)

    Memory

    * 256MB DDR SDRAM, 32MB Flash

    Audio/Video outputs

    * HDMI v1.3a (up to 1080p)
    * Composite Video
    * Stereo Analog Audio
    * S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio

    Interface

    * 1x USB 2.0 slave
    * 2x USB 2.0 host
    * Internal SATA

    Network

    * Ethernet 10/100
    * WIFI USB Antenna 802.11n (optional)

    Power

    * 12V DC, 3A

    Dimensions

    * Width 10.5"(180mm) x Depth 1.25" (32mm) x Height 2.25" (82mm)
    * Weight 2.2 lbs (1Kg)

    Package Contents

    * Xtreamer (HDD not included)
    * 100~240V Power Adapter
    * 1.5M length HDMI cable (optional)
    * WiFi 802.11n USB Antenna (optional)
    * Audio & Video Cables
    * Remote Control with 2 "AAA" batteries
    * USB Slave cable
    * Quick start guide
     
  2. ditoy_eagle

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    I was able to testdrive it earlier today, this is definitely the WD TV killer! Here are my observations:


    Positives:

    1.) The best GUI for a realtek player I have seen so far. I love the red logo, the look, also the length of characters on screen mahaba, so you can easily view long file names!

    2.) Very fast speed in browsing, preview and bootup!

    3.) DTS Downmix to stereo is supported. So you can playback video files with DTS without an AV receiver.

    4.) This model has the only Realtek 128x chip, better than the other realtek players as mentioned by other forums. On my 32" LCD, I feel PQ is better than my egreat 34a and previous WD TV! I felt that images were focused more, or have better contrast.

    5.) No hiccups playing huge .mkv and .mt2s files (20-30Gb per movie) via usb Mybook 1Tb

    6.) Better zooming options, you can set to 1% increments both horizontal and vertical and saves the setting. No more cropped videos unlike the WD TV!

    7.) Navigation pressing the direction buttons goes +/- 30sec or 3min instantly (wala sa HD Pro!) You can also go to a particular time that you wish by pressing Goto and the numbers.

    8.) Vs the WD TV, you can put an internal hard drive but only a 2.5" laptop HD

    9.) Optional wireless adapter (wasn't able to try this, walang kuryente 2pm onwards today)

    10.) This product is popular in the AVS/AV forums. There's immediate feedback by manufacturer in the threads there. They have announced their future improvements in the coming firmware updates.

    11.) The cheapest realtek media player that's available now!


    Negatives:

    1.) 2.5" HDs are more expensive than 3.5", still good to have an internal hard drive option than nothing at all. Good if you have the extra laptop hard drives from upgrading a macbook or macbook pro.

    2.) internal fan a bit noisy, but you can turn it off in the system settings.

    3.) No component outputs, no coaxial for those who need it. I personally don't since I use HDMI even on the audio side.

    4.) No power on/off and front panel buttons, so don't lose or break your remote.

    5.) As of now no support for HD audio streaming like Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-MA, PCM multichannel, BD .iso but the manufacturer promises these things in future updates.


    Estimated Street price is P7500 in the malls, if there are at least 15 Philmug members interested to purchase we can get it for P6200 nonVAT.

    Company website, where you can see developments, link to their official forum and download the manual:
    www.xtreamer.net

    Youtube link here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSaoNTSNn0g
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    Warranty is one year, against factory defects in material or workmanship, 30 days for an outright replacement of defective units. We will be getting this from the local distributor of Xtreamer.


    People interested:

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    this is interesting...
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    I assume ito yung list so far:

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    3) arkiesg


    FREE 1.8m HDMI cable din pala ito. The usb wireless Wi-fi antenna is an option for P1,100. It's good for transferring files only, for playback kasi there are hiccups when using wi-fi.
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    No HFS support?
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    For mac users, we can use the free NTFS-3G driver here so we can read and write to NTFS formatted drives.
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    still thinking which to get, Xtreamer, HD Pro, or Cinematube..

    hmm...
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    If you have a sata laptop hard drive not being used, ito na. :) Any of those models are good as of now, but the Xtreamer has the best GUI and better Realtek chip. We will see its power in future firmware updates
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    Sama na ako sir! :)

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    tamang tama! buti out of stock ang wd tv kundi i would have bought it last week pa.

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    Will there be future group orders? I'm interested in a media player but I was targeting one for a holiday purchase. :redface:
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    I don't think so. Just pray that prices are not high during the holidays
     
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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    join na ako dito..

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    Re: Xtreamer Media Player and Streamer: WD TV Killer!

    I just got an HD Pro yesterday :( Would have wanted this better.
     
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    Hi Ditoy,

    Does this have torrent downloading?
     

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