MED1000X3D High Definition 3D Multimedia Player Announced!

by Damian on July 16, 2012 · 46 comments

in News

Earlier this year I had a chance to review the Mede8er 500X2, one of the more solid media players I have come across in a while. Some people had asked why Mede8er went with the Realtek 1185 instead of the Realtek 1186 (which supports Blu-ray 3D). Well, it looks like Mede8er has an answer in the form of the MED100X3D. Of course I hope to get one soon to provide a review, but for now here are some pictures of the MED1000X3D as well as specs:

Mede8er MD1000X3D Landing Soon

The long awaited 3D Multimedia player from Mede8er is landing soon.

Mede8er has achieved the ultimate balance in design and functionality with the all new MED1000X3D High Definition 3D Multimedia Player. It may look like an alien spaceship from outer space, but we can assure you that it was designed and developed by very passionate people right here on Earth.

Quick and simple is the Mede8er way. No need to install special brackets etc. Create a bookshelf of Hard Drive storage and you will never be short of space again.

Ergonomic IR remote with full active backlighting and user programmable function button. It is normally very difficult to see the remote buttons in a dark TV Room. If you are wearing 3D glasses Its near impossible. The MED1000X3D remote with active back lighting makes it so simple without the need for removing the glasses every time you want to use the remote.

3D VIDEO Support – Full BDISO, Side by Side, Top & Bottom, Frame Sequential, Frame Packing

Main Features

  • Full 3D – HDMI 1.4 – Play 3D BD-ISO
  • Complete Aluminium Die Cast Casing – Fanless Design
  • Mede8er Xbay – Easy Hard Drive Change  – Up to 3 TB
  • Active Backlit Remote with Self Learning Hot Button
  • Mede8er Developed Movie & Music JukeBox – Database Driven
  • Web Services, YouTube XL , Web Browser
  • Built in Mede8er Favourites Manager
  • Community Skins and Ways Backdrop Customization
  • HD Audio – 7.1 DTSMA & Dolby True HD
  • Fast USB 3.0 & Gbit Network Port
  • 0dB Noise excluding internal Hard Drive

Features

  • Music Jukebox Local and Network support
  • Built in View Manager
  • Compatible with MAC HFS+ USB Drives
  • Movie XML Med Data in Media Library
  • Video JukeBox XML Search
  • All Aluminium Body – Fanless Design
  • Hard Drive Spin Down Function
  • Alpha Search in Media Library
  • Xbay – easy Hard Drive swop
  • Internal Hard Drive up to 3TB
  • Built in Favourites Manager
  • Internet Media Streams
  • Social Media
  • Watched Indicator
  • Built in Web Browser
  • Optional WiFi USB / PCIE
  • Internet Radio (Shoutcast)
  • Full Parental control on Folders
  • SD Card / Sony Pro Duo Card Slot
  • Samba Server – NAS storage
  • Photo slide show with background music
  • Photo slide show with background music
  • Subtitle: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI format
  • Network – Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps port

Specifications

  • Processor: RTD1186 • 750Mhz • 512 SLC Flash • 512 DDR3 SDRAM
  • Video Formats Supported: AVI / BDMV Light / BDISO Light / MKV / TS / TP / TRP / M2TS / MPG / MP4 / MOV / M4V / VOB / ISO / IFO / DAT / WMV / ASF / RM / RMVB / FLV resolution up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p
  • 3D Video: 3D BDISO, Side by Side, Top & Bottom, Frame Sequential, Frame Packing
  • Video Codecs Supported: MPEG-1-2 / MPEG-4 SP /ASP /AVC (H.264) / XviD / DivX / WMV9 (VC-1) / RealVideo 8/9/10 (up to 720P)
  • Audio  Codec Supported: Mp3 / Mp2 / OGG Vorbis / PCM / LPCM / AAC / RA / Dolby True HD – DTS MA Passthrough on HDMI / AC3 – DTS 5.1 / FLAC up to 24bit 192Khz / WAV / WMA Standard (DRM, & Advanced Profile not supported)
  • Photo format Supported: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG  File System Supported: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ (Mac) Video output resolution: NTSC, PAL, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p 24hz Input /
  • Outputs: HDMI 1.4 • Component Video • Composite Video • Stereo RCA • SD • SDHC • Sony Pro Duo Card Slot • SPDIF Optical • Co-Ax Digital • Slave Port USB 3.0, HOST Port x 2 USB 2.0 • IR Jack
  • Optional WiFi: MED10WFB or MED20PCIE (WiFi is optional unless otherwise stated on the packaging)
  • Optional Hard Drive: Internal Hard Drive is optional unless otherwise stated on the packaging.
  • Contents: MED1000X3D, RC, 2 x AA Batteries, AC Adapter, HDMI 1.4 Cable, AV Cable, USB3.0 Cable, HDD Securing Screws.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc.

As far as availability:

The X3 will be released in certain regions like South Africa and some Asian countries end July / early August

It will be released at the IFA Show in Berlin and stock will be available in Europe from 1st Sept at SRP of Euro199 for bare bone unit.

Stock  shipment to USA dealer mid to end August.





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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


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Gus July 18, 2012 at 1:39 am

Awesome. I used to own a Mede8er MED500X2, and it was a good media player. I regret selling it. I can’t wait for this one to come out and see how it performs. I am hoping it doesn’t have the same issues as Micca, HiMedia etc.

Brajesh July 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The only real issue with Micca/HiMedia’s 1186 players is 24.000 with 23.976 film content. In real life viewing, it’s a minor annoyance as you notice frame skips every so often. That issue and lack of a proper jukebox, which Mede8er will have. That’s it really.

Damian July 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

What will be interesting though, the 1186 fw that Mede8er will be using won’t be the Android version. This should hopefully be a lot more stable and allow Mede8er to do their own customization. Definitely excited for this one (I have to finally put my HiMedia on ebay!)

Brajesh July 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

Good to hear; Android on 1186 is really just a gimmick. It’ll be nice to finally have a 1186 player with a proper jukebox, but if it doesn’t accomplish the following (the first three below at least) for 3D specifically, then it’s steps back from what HiMedia/Micca have achieved…

Ability to select which playlist to play. Crucial for titles like ‘Cars 2′ 3D, ‘Toy Story’ series 3D, etc. in which the Spanish credits playlist is largest/longest and plays by default in 1186 players I’ve tried, and titles like ‘Grand Canyon (IMAX)’ 3D in which the largest/longest playlist is the making-of extra, not the main feature. HiMedia and Micca players have fixed this via playlist select using BD-lite option.

Ability to invert synch. Crucial for titles like ‘Rio’ 3D, ‘Drive Angry’ 3D and others which are right-eye first, not the usual left-eye first 3D BDs. HiMedia and Micca players have fixed this via ‘Menu’ button pop-up options.

Proper 23.976 for 3D film-based BDs, which is most of them. HiMedia and Micca players have NOT fixed this; it’s still 24.000 for 23.976 material.

Support for forced subs. Crucial in ‘Avatar’ 3D for those of us who don’t understand native Na’vi wink.gif. HiMedia and Micca players have NOT fixed this. Maybe this is a Realtek issue as I don’t see forced subs supported in any 1185 and 1186 players to date.

Gus July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I don’t like minor annoyances because these do not make my wife happy. Furthermore, I need a jukebox because of my kids ;). I wonder if this is going to cost the same as the Mede8er X2 line or more?

Damian July 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I doubt the issue will be an annoyance for the wife and kids. Mede8er is the way to go with Realtek.

Right now pricing is EUR199, not sure with USD yet

Gus July 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Well, if you do the currency conversion EUR199 will be approximately $245 USA.

Damian July 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

Doesn’t always work that way though, I have seen places priced then same in EUR and USD, some the USD is the EUR @ spot, etc…

Gus July 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

I understand what you are saying, I converted the price to try to get an idea how much it could cost.

robnix July 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Does anyone know if the chipset in this player handles forced subs in MKV files properly?

Brajesh July 23, 2012 at 7:48 am

That’s one of the big questions. To date, I don’t know of any 1185 (including Mede8er’s) or 1186 players supporting forced subs.

Gus July 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

My AIOS (1186 chip) recognized forced subs such as the Na’vi from Avatar just fine.

Damian July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am

Are you sure Gus? I thought we discussed this previously and you confirmed that on y our AIOS you had the subtitles turned on by default? If so then that renders the concept of forced subtitles useless

Brajesh July 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm

AIOS uses 1185 chip, but it had the same subtitle issue when I tried it with the semi-official firmware. Only had it for a week, but this was several months ago.

joeychizzel July 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

this looks like a really bad-ass machine! it even plays rmvb! what i’m curious is to what will be different between shi machine and the popcorn hour a-300 or the future dune players that are coming out. is this an affordable alternative to the expensive dune player that was announced in CES? thanks for any info

Damian July 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

If you look at my previous Mede8er review that will give you a good sense of what to expect. One difference with this player versus the PCH or Dunes is that this one supports Blu-ray 3D

The expensive Dune player announced IMO was more a concept player that will most likely end up being vaporware

Gus July 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Oops the AIOS is 1185 chip sorry. Yes, it did recognize the Na’vi force subs, which I was surprised it did because everyone told me it wouldn’t. I don’t have it anymore since I sold it and replaced it with a PCH-A210.

Damian July 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

But if I recall you said it recognized it with your subtitles turned on. This is not the same thing as recognizing forced subs (which have been confirmed to not work with the 1185 and 1186)

Gus July 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

No, my wife had the subs on in my Dune player. However, I’ve changed the subs from external to internal in my Dune set up, and it recognized the Na’vi force subs too, but the movie that do not have force subs turns on the subs automatically ;(.

Damian July 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

idk, something doesn’t add up as the 1185 does not support forced subs (it is an sdk issue, no way around it)

Gus July 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I don’t know you, but I member this. My wife had the subs on on my Dune, and I stated that the Dune would recognized force subs with MKV files, and that’s when I noticed the subs were set to on.

Gus July 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

For some reason or another, my AIOS with the semiofficial FW I believe the R18 would play the Na’vi forced subs. I wish I still had the AIOS to confirm it and take pictures, but it doesn’t matter anyway :P

Mediaconcept July 24, 2012 at 5:52 pm

The Mede8er MED1000X3D will be available in the USA in mid August 2012 from MediaConcept at http://www.MediaConceptUSA.com

Mediaconcept July 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

The Mede8er MED1000X3D will be available in the USA in mid August 2012 from MediaConcept at http://mediaconceptusa.com/mede8er.html

Jaremy July 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

What’s the meta data format for these? Can it use local images and data for meta display?

Brajesh July 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

For movies, it uses moviename.xml. Yes, it will use your local images and NFO files when outputting the appropriate XML and about.jpg (movie sheet) for each movie. Mede8er has its own tool called Y2M (YAMJ-to-Mede8er), which uses YAMJ to scan/process your movies/folders. It works quite well, especially if you have local images and NFO’s. If any need editing, you can directly edit the XML files in the output folder of Y2M.

For TV shows, Mede8er relies on ThumbGen (using a Mede8er profile file) to do similar to above. I wish they had stuck with Y2M as I find ThumbGen cluttered and not user-friendly.

robnix July 30, 2012 at 7:59 am

Damian,

Any idea on when you may be able to review this device? I really liked the 450X2 except for the forced subs issue.

Thanks!

Damian July 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

I should have it by the end of the week :D

I am assuming based on the other 1186 players I have the forced sub issue is present as well. One I get I will confirm.

robnix July 30, 2012 at 9:37 am

Thanks Damian, I’m looking forward to it. Unfortunately I found on the mede8er forums that forced subs are still an issue.

Brajesh July 30, 2012 at 10:18 am

Yes, appears to be a Realtek SDK issue. Mede8er told me they’re trying a workaround.

robnix July 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I really hope so. I like their products and the people from mede8er as well.

Gus July 30, 2012 at 9:36 am

Can’t wait for that review. I hope the 3D issues are fixed!

Jaremy July 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

One more question, looking at this device I’m not seeing anything about TV Show presentation, organization, or meta data support. Does it lack show/season-based TV show management?

Brajesh August 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

TV show jukebox support is there, but it isn’t elegant. You need to use ThumbGen (instead of Y2M), which I find clunky, cluttered to use. If you look at Damian’s review of MED500X2, he has screenshots for TV shows.

robnix August 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

Well….I just ordered one of these and should have it by Friday. Any good workarounds for the forced sub issue?

Damian August 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

Right now no workaround. I have had the X3D for a little over a week testing so far. I did confirm that forced subs on my Avatar 3DBR did not work.

robnix August 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’m a glutton for punishment I guess…I’ll figure something out. Out of 700+ movies I think there’s maybe 10% where subs are needed.

I know your review isn’t final yet, but how’s the interface speed?

Damian August 21, 2012 at 9:17 am

So far interface speed has been good, similar to the 500X2 I had reviewed. The good news so far is for some of the movies I did a quick test on there was no stuttering or audio dropouts. Not very detailed testing, but files that I have had issues with on other players.

robnix August 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

Thanks Damian. Hopefully I can get this one to pass the WAF. I need simple, fast interface, and playback without additional steps like turning subs on and off. :-p

Damian August 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

Good luck :D Any comments or questions feel free to ask here or we could always start a thread on the forum to discuss further.

robnix August 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Good point – Once I get the unit in I’ll do that. :-)

Brajesh August 27, 2012 at 9:50 am
Diin August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/giada-a51-mini-pc-launches-with-amd-t56n-g-series-cpu-and-ati-radeon-hd-6320-graphics-23-08-2012/

I was leaning on ordering the MSS then I found this on geeky gadgets. It costs more with the add-ons: window 7, Total Media Theatre 5, Power DVD 12 ultra if you want great quality.

Which would u recommend in terms of flexibility ?

Damian August 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I honestly have never heard of the AMD T56N G-series 18W dual core processor. It really comes down to wanting a PC or wanting a media player to be honest. HTPCs are great in terms of flexibility and options, but can potentially take a lot of work to get them where you want to be, etc…

Diin September 2, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks,

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