New beta firmware version for Dune HD media players (110511_2007_beta) Back
Dune HD GmbH has released a firmware update which brings a lot of improvements and new functions to all models of Dune HD media players.
The firmware update has version number 110511_2007_beta and beta status.
As always, this firmware update is provided for all generations of Dune HD media players, including both all new models and all outdated/discontinued models (14 different models based on 3 different platforms: Sigma Designs 863x, 864x, and 865x):
- Dune HD Ultra
- Dune HD Mini
- Dune BD Prime
- Dune HD Center
- Dune HD Base
- Dune HD Base 2.0
- Dune BD Prime 3.0
- Dune HD Base 3.0
- Dune HD Max
- Dune HD Smart H1
- Dune HD Smart D1
- Dune HD Smart B1
- Dune HD Duo
- Dune HD Lite 53D
The new firmware version includes a completely new graphical interface (with more advanced graphics, animation effects, support for skins, new main menu style, weather widget, many other user interface improvements), support for CUE-sheets, support for MKV-chapters, new improved version of DVD engine, SHOUTCast and RadioTime services (thousands of free Internet radio stations), and many other new features and improvements.
For Dune HD models based on the Sigma Designs 864x and 865x platforms, the new firmware version also includes extended support for controlling the player via USB mouse and keyboard, support for Dune HD Qwerty RF remote, and some other features and improvements.
The firmware update can be downloaded and installed via either the built-in online firmware upgrade function of Dune HD media players, or using the official Dune HD firmware web site:
Dune HD GmbH is also working on other new features and improvements which will be included into next firmware versions. The features which most probably will come with the nearest firmware updates include: “lite” Blu-ray playback mode for BDMV folders and BD ISO files (with full support for Blu-ray playlists, playlist choosing, audiotrack choosing, subtitles choosing, chapters navigation, bookmarks, zoom and other possibilities), FlashLite applications support and web browser also for Dune HD Lite 53D model, additional options for working with HDDs (support for 3TB+ HDDs, GPT, “advanced format”, EXT3/NTFS formatting, updated NTFS driver, etc), migration to the newest Sigma SDK, improved audio player, better integration of FlashLite applications, better integration of the web browser, extended DVB functionality (with EPG and other features), management of bookmarks and “recently played” movies, new Internet video/music services (and also an SDK for the addition of other Internet video/music services and IPTV/VOD applications).