Cyclone Primus HDMI MKV Media Player Enclosure Caddy Media Centre 1080P plays MKV, Divx, DVD VOB, Mpeg, Divx HD, M2TS, MP3, AAC, AC3, DTS, Music, Pictures etc £36.85 + p&p - HotUKDeals
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The Sumvision Cyclone Primus Media Player Enclosure allows you to play videos, MP3s and view images through your TV by just adding a 3.5inch SATA Hard Drive (No Hard Drive Included). This may look a bit like a standard external hard drive enclosure, and it can be used as that, but this media player is in actual fact a great addition to your home entertainment system.

Sumvision Cyclone Primus Media Player Enclosure features:
Supports All Popular HD Video:
The Cyclone Primus supports many popular 1080p HD video formats currently on the market.
Formats supported include H.264/ MKV/ DivX HD/ MPEG 2-TS/ RMVB (up to 720p) and WMV9

Supports SATA HDD and USB Host:
Built-in storage unit allows you to add your own SATA HDD to store all your media files.
Supports hard drives of up to 2TB.
With USB 2.0 support you can plug storage devices such as HDD; flash drives or mp3 and play them directly through the Cyclone

HDMI Digital Output:
With the HDMI interface you can enjoy superb digital video and audio quality playback on your TV.


Sumvision Cyclone Primus Media Player Enclosure specifications:

Hard Disk Drive Support
Standard SATA 3.5" hard drive.
Supports up to 2TB.
Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB host x 2
Memory Support
2 in 1 card reader.Supports SD, SDHC and MMC.
Firmware
Upgradeable
Languages
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Dutch.
Audio
MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, LPCM, FLAC, AC3 and APE.
Video codec
H.264, MKV, WMV9, MPEG 1/2/4, HD DivX, Xvid, FLV and RM/RMVB
Video file
MKV, TS, M2TS, MTS, TP, WMV, VOB, DAT, AVI, MPG, MP4, MOV, RM, RMVB, DivX, Xvid and FLV.
Video Resolution
H.264, MKV, WMV9, TS and HD DivX supports up to 1920 x 1080p at 30fps
RM/RMVB supports up to 720p
Subtitle Text
SSA, SRT, SUB and SMI
Photo Format
JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF
Video Output
CVBS, HDMI
Audio
Stereo R/L, Coaxial, and HDMI Digital
LAN
No
Remote Control
Yes
Panel button
No
Power Adapter
AC 100 ~ 230V 50Hz

+ £6.95 for delivery.
- jukkie

these do not play DVD's correctly..

they cannot play iso's, and when playing the first .VOB file in the video_ts folder, though they do continue to play the next, there is a 2-3 second blank screen pause between each..

No seemless playing of DVD's unless in 1 big VOB file
- DudeyGeeza
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#1
Ordered one of these to house a 2TB extrernal backup drive. A regular external enclosure is around £20, thought worth the extra money for all the features this has. No more need to worry about converting MKV's and streaming to XBOX360 and PS3. Cheapest I have seen one of these, this is the latest model has very good reviews..

Direct Link as other one seems not to be working, http://www.envizage.com/products/sv--primus-cyclone-primus-hdmi-mkv-media-player-enclosure-caddy.html

http://images.esellerpro.com/2285/I/292/65/lrgscalec1.jpg
http://images.esellerpro.com/2285/I/292/65/lrgscalec3.jpg

More info here - http://www.sum-vision.co.uk/productinfo/cycloneprimus/primus.asp

Edited By: Hanktank on Dec 02, 2010 21:11: ...
#2
No LAN???
#3
I bet this can't cope with video releases that need CoreAVC v2
#4
definitely does dvd isos?
svp.co.uk about same prices from a quick glance
price should inc delivery too = 43.80

Edited By: brilly on Dec 02, 2010 00:26
#5
schizoboy
I bet this can't cope with video releases that need CoreAVC v2


This is the latest model released a couple of weeks ago I think? Should cope with all latest file formats. Plays Avatar 20GB DTS MKV Flawlessly, got fed up of streaming was getting choppy video even with 300mbps wireless n. This is ideal for me as was looking for an external hard drive case anyway. I see the media center functions as a bonus, it happens to be way better than my XBOX360 and PS3 video playback. Great value for the price imo..

Edited By: Hanktank on Dec 02, 2010 00:30: ...
#6
brilly
definitely does dvd isos?
not sure this is that cheap as svp do a 2tb version for around price of this +cheapest 2tb drive
price should inc delivery too = 43.80


Haven't tried DVD iso yet, just added info I found on the net, the model this replaces supported DVD iso's so this one should be fine. I bought this primarily as a way of playing backup 1080P MKV's with that my 360/PS3 couldn't handle. This uses hardly any power and is silent during playback in comparison to those aswell :)

The harddrive included in the 2TB model is an older Samsung f3 2TB, im using a Samsung F4 2TB, faster and lower power use, If you buy seperate I think it works out good value if you want the faster drive, or if you just want to house a spare hard drive. Novatech are selling 2TB f4's for £65.99 http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/harddrives-internal/sataover1tb/HD204UI.html

Works out a tiny bit more than the 2TB bundle model but better drive might be worth it for some?




Edited By: Hanktank on Dec 02, 2010 00:36: ..
#7
whats the difference between the Cyclone Micro v2 Media Player, except the the hard drive enclosure part.
#8
Teqnophile
whats the difference between the Cyclone Micro v2 Media Player, except the the hard drive enclosure part.


The Primus model supports firmware updates, the cyclone Micro 2 media player doesn't. Primus comes with decent size remote control, think the micro ships with a mini remote? Internal HardDrive support on Primus. Think the file support is the same on both models but the Primus might get more with future updates? Apart from that they have the same features?


Edited By: Hanktank on Dec 02, 2010 01:37
#9
I'm really iterested in a media player. I have hundreds of DVDs and a Samsung 2TB F4 hardrive in a drop in caddy at the moment. I don't want to convert all my movies to MKV/avi/xvid etc because of the length of time for each conversion (2/3 hours), I just want to use the VOB file structure of the DVD itself. Someone suggested that I should create an ISO file and play it through a media player.
Q: Will this Cyclone Primus HDMI MKV Media Player play ISO files, and what program/method do I use to convert my DVD VOB structure files to an ISO file. I would really be interested to know the answer.

Any ideas, thanks.
#10
Home page here:
http://www.sumvision.com.cn/searchResults.aspx?ptype=47&theid=1954#1954

All the sumvision Micro and other players do support iso. Ah, found the info on ISO.

http://www.sum-vision.co.uk/productinfo/cycloneprimus/primus.asp

It says "ISO - only supports above media files " which I think means, as long as ISO contains known formats, it will work. Does support VOB but I wonder if it can handle the menus...etc

Edited By: Sin_of_nature on Dec 02, 2010 08:24: new info
#11
Looks good !
#12
Hot

Nice deal
#13
Does this pass the 5.1 audio via HDMI?
#14
gone for one, its for a kids bedroom, so wack a drive in and it should be fine, and pretty easy to update..
#15
tempting - over £100 on SVP. Does anyone know if this supports AVCHD produced by camcorders?
#16
One on SVP comes with HD installed
#17
Its £65 plus postage at SVP with a 500gb drive in it.
#18
Just as an aside, I bought a Western Digital WDTV Live player the other day for LAN access t my media store and it's diabolically bad at networking (in case anyoine like me is looking about for a media device).

I really want something that can look reliably at file shares, I think the AC Ryan device looks like a possible runner, but interested in general observations...
#19
I just got what looks like the network-able version of this for my dad for Xmas. It's a fairly new model so probably the same board but with LAN.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rnr75vmBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I'm pretty astonished with it so far. It's managed everything I've tried pretty much. MKVs, AVCHD, TS, M2TS, MP4. The only thing it hasn't managed was some ridiculous ~30GB version of saving private ryan. Just don't think it could manage the bitrate. Keep it below 20GB and it's brilliant.
#20
I'm looking for a media player that I can plug my Xbox 360 HD DVD drive into, anyone know if this will allow that or can suggest an alternative if it doesn't?

Looking on Wikipedia, hd-dvds are encoded with VC-1, H.264, and MPEG-2 and this supports 2 out of those 3, so that would suggest it will playback?
#21
Anyone used Envizage before? Never heard of them.

Also any reviews of the media centre about?
#22
The Governor
Just as an aside, I bought a Western Digital WDTV Live player the other day for LAN access t my media store and it's diabolically bad at networking (in case anyoine like me is looking about for a media device).

I really want something that can look reliably at file shares, I think the AC Ryan device looks like a possible runner, but interested in general observations...


I use a WDTV Live and it works fine, no problems what so ever. Point to shared folder\NAS and it just plays them. Most problems are people not understanding networking.
#23
I see this supports SSA subtitle files, does that include attached subtitle files on MKV files? Also, would that include ASS subtitles?
#24
Never had one of these before.Can they be connected to a home network or does the pc have to be next to the tv ?
#25
Does anybody know if you can plug an external hard drive into the USB and play the files directly from that?
1 Like #26
Looking at the pictures there doesn't seem to be an optical out, and does this support DTS downmixing or is it just passthrough? Even if it's a no it's still a good deal.

@The Governor: I think the playon HD is pretty similar in network performance to the WDTV live it just depends on how your network is set up. Using my Playon HD for the internet feeds work fine but trying to get it to recognize my upnp media server is a pain, in the end I just bought a 2-bay external usb 3.5" HDD caddy which gave me all the space I needed to keep my media. (Oh and I know it's a lot more expensive option but a ps3 or 360 are probably 2 of the best devices for streaming media over a network using the ps3mediaserver program the main problem I had with that solution was they are power hungry devices by comparison plus if it's an MKV file your PC will be transcoding on the fly meaning CPU usage and yet more power.)

Edited By: wastedcolumbo on Dec 02, 2010 10:02
#27
christopherkilgo
Does anybody know if you can plug an external hard drive into the USB and play the files directly from that?


Yes you can.
#28
The Governor
Just as an aside, I bought a Western Digital WDTV Live player the other day for LAN access t my media store and it's diabolically bad at networking (in case anyoine like me is looking about for a media device).

I really want something that can look reliably at file shares, I think the AC Ryan device looks like a possible runner, but interested in general observations...
AC Ryan all the way.
#29
Gazzie
tempting - over £100 on SVP. Does anyone know if this supports AVCHD produced by camcorders?
I currently convert AVCHD using Koyote soft Free hd converter on my PC.
Inside this AVCHD file under BDMV and STREAM are MTS files.
So I'm assuming that this can cope with AVCHD because inside they are essentially MTS files.
Hoping someone can confirm this for me also , but i'm fairly positive it should work.
#30
Does anybody know if you can plug an external hard drive into the USB and play the files directly from that?
#31
No optical out, might be ok for some but not me then.
#32
christopherkilgo
Does anybody know if you can plug an external hard drive into the USB and play the files directly from that?


Again, yes it can (see picture half way down)
http://www.sum-vision.co.uk/productinfo/cycloneprimus/primus.asp
#33
Hi what HD format does it support? Can handle 20GB file so i presume it's NTFS?

Thanks.
#34
IMO don't waste your time. WDTV is better, supports everything plus a higher likelihood of firmware updates from then than Sumivision.
#35
Can u use it as a pvr to record from s set top box?
1 Like #36
joeb
IMO don't waste your time. WDTV is better, supports everything plus a higher likelihood of firmware updates from then than Sumivision.


With all due respect the WDTV is nearly double the price, it is not an enclosure and so if you want to use it as your home media centre you will need at least 2 plug sockets and the remote is terrible. Hell if we are going to ignore the fact that this is only £44 I might as well recommend the Playon HD or why not go the whole hog and recommend a Popcorn c200?

Edited By: wastedcolumbo on Dec 02, 2010 10:30
#37
I use a WDTV Live and it works fine, no problems what so ever. Point to shared folder\NAS and it just plays them. Most problems are people not understanding networking.

Actually it's not :D I have built plenty of LAN/WAN networks in my time and am CCNA certified. It's actually because the WD TV Live is very poor at networking, and a combination of this and W7 makes it a very haphazard enterprise :D

To those that recommend the AC Ryan, cheers, hopefully that's a bit less pinickety, cheers.
#38
Question (Prepared to be shot down in flames for asking!!)

I currently play any downloaded or converted film on my tv using a USB stick.


Apart from the size of some files, what will this do that my method wont?

As you can probably tell, I dont have a huge library of vids.
#39
rizla01
Question (Prepared to be shot down in flames for asking!!)

I currently play any downloaded or converted film on my tv using a USB stick.


Apart from the size of some files, what will this do that my method wont?

As you can probably tell, I dont have a huge library of vids.


I think if you have a media player already built into the TV then fine, you might not really need this. I guess this is perfect for people who don't have a media player, or don't want to keep copying files onto a USB stick before using them, as this can take a drive internally. One of the really good things about this is ISO support (with menus?) I doubt the TV would support that.
#40
What's the GUI like because I've used 2 diff media players in the past and the software was awful, nearly unusable. It is so slow. If we could get something similar to the PS3 media player software (can't remember the name) then I'd buy it this second.

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