Dune Firmware Zone

Web Browser

General Information

NOTE: All recent Dune player models based on new Sigma Designs 864x/865x/867x/875x platforms (Dune BD Prime 3.0, Dune HD Base 3.0, Dune HD Max, Dune HD Duo, Dune HD Smart H1, Dune HD Smart D1, Dune HD Smart B1, Dune HD Lite 53D, Dune HD TV-101, Dune HD TV-301, Dune HD TV-102, Dune HD Connect, Dune HD TV-303D, Dune HD Base 3D, Dune HD Solo 4K, Dune HD Solo Lite, Dune HD Duo 4K) include browser based on a different engine. This web browser version has some differences (in particular, it does not support handling of torrent files).

Some Dune player models (models Dune HD Ultra, Dune HD Mini, Dune BD Prime, Dune HD Center, Dune HD Base, Dune HD Base 2.0) have a support for browsing Internet web sites directly on the player-attached TV using the built-in web browser. The web browser is not part of the main user interface of the player; it is a dedicated application, that should be launched separately (besides, the installation on an extra software package may be needed before the web browser may be used).

The web browser is based on Mozilla/Gecko web browser engine and provides a similar level of compatibility with web sites. It is quite a general purpose web browser, allowing to browse general Internet web sites (including web sites using rather advanced HTML and JavaScript features), rather than just very simple web sites or web sites specially developed for the usage with the player.

However, since the web browser is a very general and advanced software application, and the player hardware is rather limited, the performance of the web browser is rather limited too (both the performance of initial startup and the performance of loading and working with web pages). Besides, not all web sites are supported; in particular, complex web site may be unsupported due to memory limitations (web browser may even crash on an attempt to view such complex web sites). So, the web browser is only useful in specific scenarios, given that all of the following takes place: it is highly desired to work with a web site on the player-attached TV, the web site is well supported by the web browser, and the limited performance (slow response to user actions) is acceptable. It should be taken into account, that the web browser of Dune players is not a substitution/alternative to web browsers on personal computers, and its performance/limitations are rather different from those of web browsers on personal computers.

Web Browser Installation

If you use Dune BD Prime or Dune HD Center player, perform the following steps:

If you use Dune HD Mini or Dune HD Ultra player, perform the following steps:

Web Browser Usage

To launch the web browser, press "URL" button and type any web site URL you want (e.g. "http://google.com"). After that, the web browser will be launched. Web browser startup may take up to 10-30 seconds. You can also keep the URL field empty, then the web browser will start with an empty page shown.

Besides, you can configure the player to show the web browser item on the main screen (Setup / Applications / Web Browser), and just press the web browser item to launch the web browser (in this case, it will start with an empty page shown).

To work with the web browser, the following input methods can be used:

When working with the web browser, you can use the following buttons on the remote:


Not all features of regular PC web browsers are supported. In particular, the following features are not supported:


Here are some additional hints: