BOXY with Dune HD Media Center

US$89.00

2-in-1 Netflix-certified Streaming Media Player + Dune HD Media Center.

Netflix in 4K Dolby Vision & Atmos, AV1, USB3, Ethernet, ISO 4K DV P7 FEL.

Newest Tech in affordable Android TV Box.

 


Key Features 


Highlights

    Unique 2-in-1 combination of Netflix-certified Android TV streaming media player and advanced Dune HD media center

    • Using just this one device, you can both watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and various other streaming services in maximum quality (up to 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos), and play local library of media files in the most advanced formats (up to ISO 4K Dolby Vision FEL and full disc menu) - via the advanced Dune HD media center software.

    Official Netflix and Google Android TV 11 certifications

    • The official Netflix, Google and other certifications ensure excellent support for Netflix and other streaming services (such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and many others) with best possible audio and video quality (up to 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos). The modern Android TV 11 OS version with the official Google Android TV certification ensures excellent compatibility with all Android TV applications and features, and also gives a very powerful "Chromecast built-in" technology.

      Dune HD media center

      • In addition to all standard Android TV features, you can also use Dune HD media center software, technically implemented as a concurrently running (in a special virtual container) Linux-based Dune HD OS, and easily accessible via a special app. This software provides functionality similar to standalone Dune HD media players and includes a lot of features which were developed for standalone Dune HD media players during more than 14 years. This includes advanced file browser, advanced file player, full menu support for movie ISO files and disc structures, advanced support for playback of Dolby Vision files, ability to view the local library of video files as a nice-looking Netflix-like catalog, Dune Control mobile app, smart home integrations, and many other features.

      Newest technologies (AV1, Dolby Vision & Atmos, ...)

      • This media player includes a lot of newest technologies: AV1 video codec, VP9 profile 2 video codec, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby MAT. Many other media players do not have some or all of these technologies.

      Rich connectivity (Ethernet, USB 3.0, ...)

      • Contrary to simpler devices (such as simple "dongles"), this media player provides much more connectivity options. Besides of the usual HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth interfaces, this media player has also Ethernet port, two USB ports (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0), micro SD card slot, S/PDIF output port and A/V output port. 

      Hardware and Technologies

      S905X4-J media processor (special version with all Dolby licenses)

      • S905X4-J media processor is an advanced version of the latest media processor from Amlogic which includes all Dolby technologies and licenses: Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Many other media players based on S905X4 use a stripped down version without all or some of these licenses.

        Dolby Vision and HDR10+

        • The media player supports not only HDR technology (supported by the previous generation of media players), but also the most latest and advanced Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technologies. In conventional HDR technology, the brightness range is set at the beginning of the film and does not change during the film, so completely dark and completely bright scenes may have insufficient detail. In the latest Dolby Vision and HDR10+ technologies, the brightness range can vary from frame to frame, so the maximum picture detail is provided even in scenes that contain only dark or only light elements.

        Dolby Atmos

        • Dolby Atmos is the most widely used advanced technology for surround sound. Dolby Atmos draws you in deeper, so you hear more and feel more, for a more realistic and immersive audio experience. This media player supports Dolby Atmos sound both when watching streaming services such as Netlix and when playing files from your local library (in formats such as ISO, BDMV, MKV, and so on).

        Newest Dolby MAT technology

        • This media player includes the newest Dolby technology for multichannel surround sound - Dolby MAT. Using Dolby MAT technology, the media player does not just output the fantastic Dolby Atmos audio to your TV or A/V receiver, but also performs partial decoding of the audio directly on the media player. This improves A/V synchronisation, reduces latency, and improves compatibility. Nowadays this approach for audio output is recommended by industry leaders such as Netflix and Google.

        AV1 video codec

        • The media player supports the very newest AV1 video codec, which helps to get up to 50% video quality improvement without increasing video bitrate (or requires up to 50% lesser bitrate for the same video quality). This new video codec is already used by YouTube and will be increasingly important for various services. Many other media players do not support this new video codec.

        YouTube 4K HDR and VP9 profile 2

        • The media player supports the modern "VP9 profile 2" video codec, which is used by YouTube for HDR content. Some other media players do not support this video codec and thus do not support HDR in YouTube. 

        2 GB operating memory

        • Ensures excellent performance of Android apps.

        16 GB flash memory

        • Provides a lot of space for Android apps and other needs. 2x more than in many other simpler Android TV devices.

        USB 3.0 host port

        • Allows you to connect USB storage devices (such as flash drive, HDD or SSD) and ensures fast data transfer and smooth playback of high bitrate video. Connected USB storage devices can also be accessed from local network via SMB file server function built-in into Dune HD Media Center.

        Ethernet port (100Mbit/s)

        • Allows the use of a wired connection to the home network for stable data transfer and video playback.

        Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2T2R (2.4 + 5 GHz)

        • The built-in dual band 2.4 Ghz + 5 GHz Wi-Fi module supports the modern 802.11ac standard and 2T2R MIMO technology with two antennas for improved wireless performance.

        Bluetooth

        • The built-in Bluetooth interface allows you to easily connect various remote controls, wireless keyboards, mice, joysticks, audio speakers, headphones, headsets and other devices.

        Bluetooth remote with microphone and customizable app button

        • The remote controls the media player via Bluetooth (which means you do not need to direct the remote towards the media player and that the media player can be hidden). The built-in microphone enables Voice Search functionality. A special customisable app button can be configured to quickly launch any app. Besides, the remote can use IR channel to control TV and A/V receivers.

        IR control

        • The media player has the built-in IR receiver and can be controlled also by IR commands (Google IR codes). This means you can use 3-party programmable or learnable remote of your choice to control the media player, or integrate the media player with your smart home via IR. For example, you can integrate the media player with a smart speaker by using an IR emitter device controlled by the smart speaker.

        Chromecast built-in

        • The media player includes "Chromecast built-in" technology, that lets you stream your favorite entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your TV. This technology can be used on both Android and iOS devices (via Google Home app) and also on any laptop or a PC (via Chrome web browser). More details: https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/learn/tv/

         

        Dune HD Media Center features

        Dune HD user interace

        • The famous Dune HD user interface, developed during more than 14 years, specially optimized for the use on TV screens, tuned for the best possible usability, makes it easy and convenient to use the media player. It is a convenient, powerful and easy-to-use way to work with your local media library and other features of Dune HD media center.

        Dune HD movies organizer and movies encyclopedia

        • “My Collection” function organizes a user's movies collection into a nice looking catalog. A comprehensive movies encyclopedia provides the 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. More details: https://dune-hd.com/support/mycollection

        Integration between Dune HD media center and Android TV streaming apps

        • Dune HD media center not only coexists with Android TV in one device, but also integrates with Android TV streaming apps to provide unique conveniences, which would be impossible when using two separate Android TV and media player devices. For example, imagine that you just finished watching "Terminator" movie from your local library and want to watch "Terminator 2", which is not available in your local library but is available in Netflix. Dune HD media center can help you quickly launch Netlix to watch this movie. Or you can easily study the detailed information about all other movies of a director or some actor (or just about other similar movies), and then quickly start watching some of these movies in some streaming service. 

        Widest support for Dolby Vision file formats

        • Dolby Vision is supported for all popular file formats (MKV, MP4, TS, M2TS, ISO, movie folder structure). All popular Dolby Vision profiles (profile 5, profile 7 MEL and FEL, profile 8) are supported. In all cases, the important Dolby Vision information (Dolby Vision RPU metadata) is extracted and transmitted to TV to ensure the proper Dolby Vision picture on the TV.

        Dolby Vision profile 7 FEL

        • Dune HD media center supports direct playback of Dolby Vision profile 7 FEL double-track and double-layer files. This is the most advanced Dolby Vision format. Dune HD media center plays video in this format using both tracks/layers. The important Dolby Vision information from the second track/layer (Dolby Vision RPU metadata) is transmitted to TV together with video data from the first track/layer. The passed video data uses 10-bit color depth - the maximum color depth supported by OLED-panels in OLED TVs, i.e. this fully uses the capabilities of OLED TVs. Combined with the full use of DolbyVision metadata this gives an excellent Dolby Vision picture on the TV screen.

        Playback of Dolby Vision movie ISO/folder structures

        • Dune HD media center supports direct playback of movie ISO/folder structures in Dolby Vision format (Dolby Vision profile 7 MEL and FEL), including playback in full menu mode.

        Best-in-class movie ISO/folder structure playback

        • Dune HD media center has the best-in-class support for playback of movie ISO/folder structures. A special playback engine provides full menu support and helps to ensure smooth playback of the entire movie w/o any audio/video interruptions even when playing movies with complicated structure.

        Automatic framerate/resolution switching

        • Dune HD media center can automatically switch output framerate and resolution to match the played content. This helps to ensure absolutely smooth video playback in all cases and use the best way for video resolution upscaling (resolution upscaling by the the media player or by the TV). Dune HD media center implements an advanced approach for video mode switching, which bypasses the limitations of Android TV 11 (many other media players which use Android TV 11 can not support automatic framerate/resolution switching at all because of these limitations).

        Flicker-free framerate/resolution switching

        • Dune HD media center implements its own advanced flicker-free approach for automatic framerate and resolution switching, which switches video mode before the start of file playback (rather than after). Many other media players switch video mode after the start of file playback, which causes unpleasant flickering.

        Dolby and DTS audio

        • Dune HD media center can play Dolby and DTS audio tracks in all formats (up to Dolby TrueHD with Atmos and DTS X). All formats can be output as multi-channel audio (output is in formats up to Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos and DTS). All formats can also be output as stereo (downmix). See specifications for more details.

        DSD and other advanced music formats

        • You can play music in various advanced formats, including Super Audio CD (SACD), FLAC, WavPack, APE, ALAC. SACD music files, encoded using the advanced DSD audio codec, are supported in all popular formats (ISO, DFF, DSF) (stereo) including files which use the DST compression. DSD files can be output to HDMI and S/PDIF as stereo PCM.

          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.

          Linux-based Dune HD OS

          • Dune HD media center runs a Linux-based Dune HD OS in a special virtual container. This Linux-based OS helps to ensure stable operation and smooth media playback.

          Dune HD ecosystem

          • Based on open Dune HD SDK and APIs, 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 the user's community.

          Dune HD mobile app

          • The unique Dune HD mobile app (Dune Control) for iOS and Android mobiles devices provides full access to all functions of Dune HD media center in a very convenient and powerful way. It fully replaces the standard remote, allows browsing and choosing the media content directly on your mobile device (the menu shown on the mobile device mirrors the menu shown on the TV screen), and includes Now Playing section for convenient media playback control. More details: https://dune-hd.com/support/dunecontrol

          Smart home

          • Dune HD media center provides the powerful IP Control interface and has a lot of options for integration into Smart Home and Home Automation systems, such as Control4 and Crestron.

          Built-in SMB file server

          • Dune HD media center has a built-in SMB file server, which allows access to all connected storage devices (such as USB HDD) and internal memory of the media player from local network.

          Parental controls

          • Dune HD media center has a built-in parental controls functionality. You can use it to lock access to the entire media player (including all Android TV apps) by a schedule (or example, allow your kid to use the media player only from 14:00 to 16:00 and from 20:00 to 22:00).

          Proven history of software updates during a very long period

          • Dune HD is known for its reputation to listen to user's feedback and provide software updates for many years. For example, for some old models, software updates with additional functions are provided for more than 10 years already. This is possible due to the unique "single code base" approach, which means that software for all Dune HD models is based on the same code base (continuously developed and improved according to user's feedback).

          Many other features

          • Dune HD media center software has been developed for more than 14 years and includes a lot of various features. For more information see "Specifications" and "DUNE HD Interface" sections.

          * To use Dune HD media center functions, an app should be installed. The app is under development. Some of the listed features will become available in future app versions. See here for more details about the current app status and updates: https://dune-hd.com/app

           

          Specifications

           

           

          Media processor: Amlogic S905X4-J with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos licenses

          CPU: ARM Cortex A55 4-core

          Operating memory: 2 GB

          Flash memory: 16 GB

          Ethernet: 10/100 Mbit/s

          Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n/ac, Dual Band 2.4+5 GHz, 2T2R

          Bluetooth: 5.0

          USB ports: 1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0

          HDMI output: HDMI 2.1 up to 4Kp60 HDR / HDR10+ / Dolby Vision, HDCP 2.2

          Analog A/V output: 3.5mm minijack (composite video + stereo audio)

          S/PDIF output: Optical S/PDIF

          Micro SD slot: Micro SD slot

          Power input: 12V DC IN

          Power supply: External, DC 12V (1A), AC 100-240V

          Case: Plastic

          Dimensions (W x H x D): 100mm x 20mm x 100mm

          Remote: Bluetooth remote with microphone (voice search), programmable app button, TV/AVR control via IR channel

          IR control: Built-in IR receiver, supports Google IR codes only (Note: because of certified Android TV solution, Dune HD IR codes are not supported)

          OS: Android TV 11.0 + Linux-based Dune HD OS (available via app *)

          Netlix certification: Yes

          Google Android TV certification: Yes

          Widevine DRM: Widevine L1

          Streaming services: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, YouTube and many others (includes all services available via Android TV apps in Google Play Store) (depends on region and policies of particular services)

          Filesystems: FAT16/FAT32 (read-write), exFAT (read-write), NTFS (read-only)

          Video decoding: AV1, VP9 profile 2, H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VC1, MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG1

          Video upscaling: Upscaling of SD and other resolutions up to 4K

          3D video: Side-by-Side, Top-and-Bottom

          Audio in streaming services: Up to Dolby Atmos (depends on a particular streaming service)

          Audio in Dune HD media center: Most popular formats can be played, up to Dolby True HD with Atmos and DTS X, FLAC and SACD (DSD); see Dune HD media center specifications for more details

           

          Dune HD Media Center specifications

           

          Video file formats: MKV, MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, M2TS, VOB, AVI, MOV, MP4, QT, ASF, WMV, ISO, movie folder structures

          Dolby Vision playback: Profiles 5, 7 (MEL and FEL), 8; various containers (ISO, movie folder structure, MKV, MP4, M2TS); DTDL (double-track double-layer), STDL (single-track double-layer), STSL (single-track single-layer). Double-track/double-layer video (profile 7 MEL, profile 7 FEL) is played with the use of data from both tracks/layers: video data from the first track/layer (with 10-bit color depth - the maximum color depth supported by OLED-panels in OLED TVs), extended Dolby Vision information (RPU metadata) from the second track/layer

          Automatic framerate and resolution switching: yes

          Audio decoding: MPEG-1/2 layer I/II/III, AAC, LPCM, FLAC, FLAC, Vorbis, WavPack, APE (Monkey's Audio), ALAC (Apple lossless), SACD DSD (stereo), stereo PCM, Dolby and DTS formats

          Dolby and DTS formats: Audio tracks in the following Dolby and DTS formats can be played: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby TrueHD with Atmos, DTS, DTS HD HRA, DTS HD MA, DTS X. All formats can be decoded by the media player and output to HDMI as stereo uncompressed PCM (48KHz). Multichannel-audio can be played by outputting the bitstream in the following formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Plus with Atmos, DTS. Dolby formats can also be output as multichannel-audio using Dolby MAT technology (multichannel PCM with Atmos) when the receiver supports it.

          Audio file formats: MP3, MPA, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis, WavPack, APE (Monkey's Audio), ALAC (Apple lossless), SACD ISO (stereo), SACD DSF (stereo), SACD DFF (stereo), AC3, DTS, DTS-WAV

          Subtitle formats: SRT (external), SUB (MicroDVD) (external), text (MKV), SSA/ASS (MKV, external), VobSub (MP4, MKV, external SUB/IDX), PGS (ISO, TS, MKV)

          Online subtitles: Automatically download subtitles from Internet

          Picture file formats: JPEG, PNG, BMP

          Photo viewer functions: Slideshow, transition effects, picture rotation, zoom, view playlist, repeat, shuffle

          Playlist file formats: M3U, PLS, CUE

          Playlist functions: Build playlist from selected folders and files, build playlist from selected playlist files, view playlist file, view current playlist, quickly jump to next/previous or selected playlist item, repeat, shuffle, playlist of photo files, playlist of audio files, playlist of video files, mixed playlist of audio and video files

          NFS client: Browse NFS servers/shares, manually connect to NFS share, directly access and play files.

          SMB client:  Browse SMB servers/shares, manually connect to SMB share, directly access and play files. Guest and password-protected access.

          SMB server: Share local storage devices and internal memory. Guest and password-protected access.

          iOS and Android mobile apps: Control Dune HD media center via the powerful Dune Control mobile application

          IP control: Integrate Dune HD media center into Home Automation systems via IP Control interface.

          Control4 and Crestron: Integrate Dune HD media center into Smart Home installations based on Control4 and Crestron technologies

          Android TV specifics: Because of certified Android TV solution, some functions work with some specifics and limitations. In particular, due to security requirements, all network functions (such as: SMB server, IP control, NFS client) use so-called "non-privileged" ports. This imposes some restrictions on the use of these functions. For more details please see https://dune-hd.com/app

          * To use Dune HD media center functions, an app should be installed. The app is under development. Some of the listed features will become available in future app versions. See here for more details about the current app status and updates: https://dune-hd.com/app

           

          Package Contents

          Media Player x1

          Bluetooth Remote x1

          Batteries AAA x2

          Power supply 12V 1.5A x1

          HDMI cable x1

          Quick installation guide x1


          Notes
          Some of the listed features may not be available in the initial software and may require to install a software update.

          The support for particular media formats and codecs and playback functions may depend on the used application; some formats and codecs and playback functions may be supported only in specific applications and may require to install a specific application.

          Compatibility of the player with particular media content (files, streams, etc) may depend on specifics of media content encoding, specifics of the configuration of the player and player-connected equipment, and other factors; compatibility of the player with arbitrary media content is not guaranteed.

          Compatibility of the player with particular applications (Dune HD plugins or Android applications) may depend on specifics of the application, particular usage scenario, and other factors; compatibility of the player with arbitrary applications is not guaranteed.

          Compatibility of the player with particular equipment (A/V equipment, network equipment, storage devices, etc) may depend on particular equipment model, specifics of equipment installation, specifics of the configuration of the player and equipment, and other factors; compatibility of the player with arbitrary equipment is not guaranteed.

          Product images may be imprecise and may have some differences in comparison with the real look of the product.

          Accuracy of the information is not guaranteed; the information is subject to change w/o notice.



          DUNE HD Interface

           

          Famous Dune HD interface: convenient and smooth interface optimized for TV screens and remote controls, developed and polished during many years; now even more smooth than before and with additional features

          Direct network access: directly browse and play files stored on PC or NAS in local network via SMB, NFS, UPnP/DLNA

          My Collection: organize your movies and TV series into a nice-looking and convenient catalog

          Automatic movie recognition: easily view movie descriptions and find related movies when browsing your movies in the file browser

          Netflix-like view for your local library: view video files from your local library using Netlix-like nice-looking user interface

          Movies encyclopedia: find any movies, even those which are not in your collection, via common unified catalog with detailed movie descriptions, trailers and cross references between movies and persons

          Direct links to online video services: quickly start watching a movie via connected video services directly from the movies catalog

          Advanced file manager: easily manage (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort) files directly in the file browser

          Favorites menu: easily access your favorite items: files, folders, movies, persons, applications, etc

          Auto start: configure which favorite item to open automatically on player boot

          Recent menu: see what you played recently and easily resume the playback or switch between latest items

          TV browser: watch TV channels (Internet TV, when configured) via a convenient Dune HD TV Browser

          Extended EPG: when watching TV channels, see extended EPG information automatically downloaded from the Internet (when available for a TV channel)

          Playlists: build playlists from selected items and folders or load playlists from files

          Customizable user interface: enjoy a variety of user interface skins, customization options and Jukebox applications

          Plugins and extensions: full support for Dune HD PHP plugins API, Dune HD skins, dune_folder.txt mechanism

          Dune HD applications: install various applications and plugins with additional functionality

          Jukebox applications: use various 3-party Jukebox applications to organize your media collection into a convenient user interface

          Android applications: launch Android applications directly from Dune HD interface, install Android applications from APK file

          Background playback: play music, radio, TV channel or video in background while navigating through any menus of Dune HD interface or even when using Android applications

           

          * To use Dune HD interface, an app should be installed. The app is under development. Some of the listed features will become available in future app versions. See here for more details about the current app status and updates: https://dune-hd.com/app