HD Audio

The folks at XBMC has been quite busy leading into the holiday season. Earlier this month the beta 2 version of XBMC Frodo was released, notably with the long awaited support for the Android platform.  What do you know, two weeks later Frodo has left beta mode and is now out as a Release Candidate. […]

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Review: Dune HD TV 301

by Damian on August 2, 2012 · 28 comments

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As you may already know, I am a big fan of the Dune series of media players (such as the Dune HD Smart D1 and Dune BD Prime 3.0). Well, next up in the Dune family is their “Compact Series”, which is made up of the Dune HD TV 101 and 301. In this review we […]

One component that has been missing from XBMC has been the ability to bitstream HD Audio. Well, it looks like that feature might be right around the corner. In the recent XMBC blog the developers talk about AudioEngine, a complete re-write of the core audio sub-system of XMBC. Features of AE include: - support for DTS-MA […]

mythTV, the open source DVR project, just released version 0.25 Although we may not be known for using a witty naming scheme, and the version number only increments itself by a single “hundredth” every major release, we’re extremely proud to announce the immediate release of what we loving refer to as – “0.25″! It’s been […]

Over a year ago I put together a quick guide on how to set up Bitstreaming HD Audio using FFDShow. At the time FFDShow was really the only game in town for bitstreaming HD Audio from a PC, but slowly over the past year things have evolved and more solutions have come about. One solution […]

About six months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the Dune BD Prime 3.0 BluRay Media Player. The player has been rock solid in my setup, and with the addition of third party jukeboxes such as Zappiti it has provided an experience in certain respects equal to an HTPC. Shortly after reviewing the Dune […]

I have highlighted several different programs such as MakeMKV, Another EAC3To GUI, and Ripbot264 which can be used to create an mkv. Unfortunately most mkv programs out there either do encoding or lossless ripping, but not both. I mostly do lossless ripping so this is not an issue, but I do occasionally encode a media […]

Quite often I am asked what media player I recommend. Often, the question usually turns in to “Would you recommend the PCH C-200 or the Dune Base/Prime?”. Up until now I have been unable to answer this question as I have never used a Dune Base/Prime. Well, thanks to Mike @ Duneplayer.com for providing me […]