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Dune HD Ultra Vision 4K


Version "220915_0010_r20" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_220915_0010_r20.dff
Changes since 220819_1253_r20:
This is a small update with important fixes. Bigger changes and new features will come in next firmware updates.

• All models: Fixed bugs in SMB client/server functionality (regressions introduced in version 220630_0727_r20).

• Realtek models: Bugfix: When playing some BD images in Full BD Menu mode, some menu items could be invisible in some cases.

• Realtek models: Bugfix: When playing some BD images in Full BD Menu mode, timeline bar could be wrongly shown when not needed in some cases.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Bugfix: When playing some Internet streams in engine:1 mode, playback hangup could happen on playback stop in some cases.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models with Hi-Fi audio: Bugfix: When Hi-Fi audio output was enabled, Voice search via Bluetooth remote did not work.

• All models: Improved support for PNG images in PHP plugins and some other cases.

• All models: Updated some UI translations.

• All models: Minor other fixes and improvements.

Version "220819_1253_r20" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_220819_1253_r20.dff
Changes since 220630_0727_r20:
This is a small update with important fixes. Bigger changes and new features will come in next firmware updates.

• All models: Fixed bugs in SMB client (regressions introduced in version 220630_0727_r20).

• All models: Fixed bugs in handling of music file tags (regressions introduced in version 220630_0727_r20).

• All models: Fixed bugs in "Edit Movie Information" function in file browser.

• All models: Fixed bugs in handling of folder settings (sort order and view mode).

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Optimized audio buffering and support for A/V sync correction.

• Traveler model: Optimized handling of lamp power and battery time.

• Real Vision 4K Duo model: Optimized fan handling.

• All models: Updated/improved UI translations for some languages.

Version "220630_0727_r20" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_220630_0727_r20.dff
Changes since 220317_0257_r20:
• All models: New GUI: Global search function: it now searches not only for movies, but also for persons. Persons in search results can be browsed similarly to movies.

• All models: New GUI: Dune voice search UI: added a possibility to switch the voice recognition langauge between the choosen UI language and English. Useful when searching for English movies and the UI language is not English.

• All models: New GUI: Dune voice search UI: added a possibility to launch Google assistant from Dune voice bar.

• All models: New GUI: My Collection: Automatic reindexing can now be done more frequently than once per day (up to once per 4 hours).

• All models: New GUI: Various improvements for watch progress indication. Watch progress is now shown also for movies which are not part of the movie collection.

• All models: New GUI: Recent menu: improved handling of TV shows; some other improvements.

• All models: New GUI: Movie screen now provides "More.." button when there is more than one to watch a movie.

• All models: New GUI: Restored the possibility to search for movies also when using the old GUI version of My Collection app.

• All models: New GUI: Improved video preview. It could work wrongly and wrongly cause auto framerate function in some cases.

• All models: New GUI: Improved handling of absent or bad Internet connection.

• All models: New GUI: Improved possibilities for hiding uneeded UI functions by disabling built-in plugins in "Setup / Misc / Plugins" menu.

• All models: New GUI: Improved display of long texts in Netflix-like view.

• All models: New GUI: Improved handling of "No Internet" cases. Ensured that My Collection and other local content can be always accessed w/o Internet.

• All models: New GUI: Performance improvements and internal improvements for interaction with applications which embed their data into the new menu.

• All models: New GUI: A lot of other bugfixes and internal improvements in specific cases (various issues found during internal testing).

• All models: New GUI: Internal changes for next planned big improvements (such as media tags) (not ready yet, will come in next versions).

• All models: Added a special support for 2.35:1 displays (such as 2.35:1 projectors). It can be enabled in "Setup / Appearance / Advanced" menu. When enabled, the UI is scaled to fit into 2.35:1 area (with special handling of UI background) and subtitles are by default moved into this area.

• All models: Added a new parental control function: lock schedule (see "Setup / Misc / Parental Control" menu). Allows locking media player access during specified time periods. During these time periods, media player access can only be temporarily unlocked by a parental code (locked again automatically when entering standby or after 10 minutes on inactivity without media playback).

• All models: Online subtitles: Improved handling of episodes of TV shows.

• All models: Online subtitles: Can be searched in 3 languages now: chooses subtitles language, choosen UI language, and English.

• All models: Online subtitles: Many other improvements and bugfixes.

• All models: Improved compatibility with SMB1/SMB2/SMB3 protocols when browsing and mounting SMB shares in specific environments.

• All models: Improved automatic configuration of available services and preinstalled applications based on country.

• All models: Improved handling of country setting in Location menu (both country codes and country names are supported now).

• ALl models: Improved video framerate detection in some cases.

• All models: Music playback: Information from CUE sheet now has bigger priority, than information from the audio file.

• All models: Bugfix: Music banner could be wrongly shown for a short time when starting video file playback.

• All models: Bugfix: When playing video files, photo files present in the same directory could be wrongly shown in Dune Control mobile app as covers for the played file.

• All models: TV plugins: PLAY button on TV plugin in Favorites menu now works the same as in Apps menu (can be used to quickly start TV playback).

• All models: TV playback: added support for HLS streams of type "Event" (available when using "engine:1" playback engine), including the possibility to pause and timeshift the playback.

• All models: Added correct handling of external storage devices formatted as Android storage. Previously such devices wronly appeared in Sources menu.

• All models: Bugfix: Text in Right-to-Left languages (such as Hebrew) was wrongly displayted in Dune Control mobile app.

• All models: Bugfix: Switching IPTV channels via P- did not work in some cases.

• All models: Bugfix: Adjusting subtitle time offset did not work in some cases.

• All models: Bugfix: Shortcuts to NFS folders in Favorites menu did not work in some cases.

• All models: Bugfix: When adding a shortcut to a movie to Favorites menu, movie poster could be lost in some cases.

• All models: A lot of other bugfixes and improvements when playing specific files and streams (various issues found during internal testing).

• Realtek models: SMB server: upgraded to a newer Samba version.

• Realtek models: SMB server: improved compatibility with newest Windows versions.

• Realtek models: SMB server: added new setting: SMB1 support enabled/disabled (by default, it is enabled; when enabled, SMB server supports all SMB versions: SMB1, SMB2, SMB3; when disabled, SMB server supports only SMB2 and SMB3).

• Realtek models: SMB server: added new settings: user name, password, password enabled/disabled (by default, it is disabled; enabling password may be helpful when accesing Dune SMB serfer from newest Windows versions, which prohibit password-less access by default).

• Realtek models: Added automatic firmware update for the new Dune Remote R3 Bluetooth remote (fixed the problem that this function, which was added in previous firmware versions, was not actually working.)

• Realtek models: Improved handling of external USB DAC when used together with USB microphone and in some other cases.

• Realtek models: Added support for user fonts for subtitles (like it was previously available on Sigma models: choose a .TTF file in file browser, press ENTER, and choose "for subtitles"). Removed wrong mentioning of this function from the menu of other models which do not support it.

• Realtek models: Improved compatibility with specific HTTP/HTTPS streams.

• Realtek models: Bugfix: Playback of TS files via HTTP (such as from a streamed torrent) did not work in some cases.

• Realtek models: Bugfix: Auto framerate and auto resolution could work wrongly for Android apps in some cases.

• Realtek models: Optimizations to improve BD Menu playback performance in specific cases. Not well tested, so disabled by default. Try to enable in case of problems.
    • For experimental needs, these optimizations may be manually enabled/disabled using the following DSF utility files (can only be used on the new firmware; effect is preserved till settings reset):
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_bdmenu_perf_mode1_enable.dsf
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_bdmenu_perf_mode1_disable.dsf

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Optimizations to improve SMB (CIFS) client performance in specific cases. Not well tested, so disabled by default. Try to enable in case of problems.
    • For experimental needs, these optimizations may be manually enabled/disabled using the following DSF utility files (can only be used on the new firmware; effect is preserved till settings reset):
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_smb_perf_mode1_enable.dsf
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_smb_perf_mode1_disable.dsf

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Optimizations to improve overall system performance; solves performance problems with playback of very high bitrate 4K DV content in specific cases (known to help, in particular, with playback from SMB shares and NTFS HDDs). Enabled by default.
    • For experimental needs, these optimizations may be manually enabled/disabled using the following DSF utility files (can only be used on the new firmware; effect is preserved till settings reset):
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_memory_perf_mode1_enable.dsf
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_memory_perf_mode1_disable.dsf

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Optimizations to improve NFS client performance. Enabled by default.
    • For experimental needs, these optimizations may be manually enabled/disabled using the following DSF utility files (can only be used on the new firmware; effect is preserved till settings reset):
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_nfs_perf_mode1_enable.dsf
        • http://dune-hd.com/support/misc/dune_service_rtd1619_nfs_perf_mode1_disable.dsf

• Realtek and S905X3 models: Extended auto framerate setting with new option "prefer double framerate".
    • When it is used, 25-30p content is played in 50-60p modes; otherwise 25-30p content is played in 25-30p modes (if the required 25-30p modes are supported).
    • Note: it useful only when 4K video mode is used (25-30p modes are supported for 4K resolution on all platforms), and also on RTD1619/RTD1619DR models when 1080p video mode is used and 25p content is played (only RTD1619/RTD1619DR models support 1080p25 video mode).
    • On S905X3 models, this new feature is supported only for internal player; on Realtek models, it is supported both for internal player and for Android apps.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Added support for 1080p25 video mode.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Improved detection of 25p and 50i content for auto framearte.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: The number of volume level steps increased to 32.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Improved subtitles display for some languages (arabic, thai, hebrew).

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Added support for playback for specific MP4 files with huge number of tracks.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Improved compatibility with some Blu-ray images.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Optimized 3D depth effect when playing BD3D (it could be slightly wrong in some cases).

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Added possibility to manually switch "left/rigth eye first" mode when playing BD3D in Menu mode (it was not working before).

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Improved automatic detection of "left/right eye first" mode when playing BD3D in Lite mode.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Improvements in DVD-Video playback engine.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: The setting "Playback / Control / UP/DOWN buttons" is extended with a new option "Fast forward/rewind". It allows using UP/DOWN buttons as FF/REW for file and BD Lite playback (DVD-Video: FF/REW were already available via UP/DOWN; BD Menu: FF/REW were already available via P+/P-; UP/DOWN are reserved for BD Menu navigation).

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR models: Bugfix: Volume control via HDMI CEC did not work properly in some cases.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR/S905X3 models: Warning about Bluetooth remotes which require firmware update but have low batteries is now shown less frequently.

• RTD1619/RTD1619DR/S905X3 models: Bugfix: Google voice services did not update to a newer version.

• All models: PHP API: Improved HTTPS support (SSL libraries updated to a newer version). 

• All models: Minor changes in the list of preinstalled applications.

• All models: Updated/improved UI translations for some languages.

Version "220317_0257_r20" (BETA version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_220317_0257_r20.dff
Changes since 220625_0359_r17:
This firmware version is the same as the alpha firmware version 220317_0257_r20.

Includes a new version of the user interface (New GUI). More details: New GUI.

The new version of the user interface is used by default. The old version can be chosen in "Setup / Misc / Appearance" menu.

Includes a lot of other bugfixes and improvements. More details: history of alpha firmware versions.

Version "220625_0359_r17" (the latest stable version)
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_220625_0359_r17.dff
Changes since 211224_0317_r17:
• All models: Improvement: Improved autoframerate handling for 720p23 content (prefer 1080p23 in this case, when possible).

• All models: Bugfix: Subtitles in some languages (such as Thai) were displayed with too small glyphs in some cases.

• All models: Bugfix: If a huge HDD was formatted by the media player into ExFAT filesystem, it could be not accessible on Windows 10 PC.

• All models: Bugfix: when playing video files, the initial audio track could be wrongly chosen in some cases.

• All models: Bugfix: NFS UDP could be wrongly used instead of NFS TCP in some cases.

• Realtek models: Bugfix: Wrong subtitle/audio track could be chosen automatically in some cases.

• Realtek models: Bugfix: picture adjustment settings were not remembered in some cases.

• RTD1619DR models: Bugfix: Playback crash could occur when playing DolbyVision or HEVC files.

• SmartBox 4K and SmartBox 4K Plus models: Bugfix: "P-" button did not work in some cases.

• Added support for new SmartBox 4K Plus II and Real Vision4 4K models.

• Minor other fixes and improvements.

Version "211224_0317_r17"
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_211224_0317_r17.dff
Changes since 210612_0044_r17:
This firmware version is the same as the alpha firmware version 211224_0317_r17.

A lot of bugfixes and improvements.

More details: history of alpha firmware versions.

Version "210612_0044_r17"
Download: dune_firmware_tv994a_210612_0044_r17.dff
Changes since 210423_0333_r17:
• The first firmware version recommended for this model.

Version "210423_0333_r17"
Download: N/A (it not available / is not recommended for this player model)
The first official version ever shipped with production players.