MKV X264 - 1080p Media Player With DTS Downmix - £33 Delivered @ Deal Extreme - HotUKDeals
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As far as I am aware, this is the cheapest 1080p MKV Media Player with built in DTS down-mixing to Stereo. It plays all the common media formats up to 1080p with ease.

The only issues I came across are that the subtitles are a bit small (and can't be changed) and the plug needs a US/UK travel adaptor.

My Youtube Review - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN7qFOwbbaQ

In the interests of full disclosure - I must point out that I made this video review. I have no association with dealextreme - I just like reviewing cheap gadgets in my spare time.
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#1
Good review OP. :)
#2
Well made review.
Seems a good player and not far off being on par with my V Bridge (Hi Sense) MP800
#3
Great review!
#4
Agree, very good review.
#5
Where is the Sumvision Cyclone micro 2 available from?
#6
dcx_badass
Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 does the same, is £33.50 delivered and no chance of import tax or having to wait about a month for it.


Just had a look at the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 and it doesn't support NTFS so you can't play movies over 4gb. The deal extreme control system is pretty awful though with no dedicated play/pause/skip buttons. So i guess it's a choice between flexability of file sizes (most 1080p mkvs are over 4gb unless you split them up) and user interface! Both are good for the price though.

EDIT - Apologies for duff info, posts below say the Sumvision does support NTFS!

Edited By: BraveSirRobin on Feb 19, 2011 02:57: Wrong Info!
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BraveSirRobin
dcx_badass
Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 does the same, is £33.50 delivered and no chance of import tax or having to wait about a month for it.
Just had a look at the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 and it doesn't support NTFS so you can't play movies over 4gb.
Don't feed people crap information. The Cyclone Micro 2 DOES support NTFS (via the USB port, which most people would be using). Only the memory card slots don't support NTFS, but who the hell keeps 1080p movies on memory cards?
It's also a lot better than the DX unit, so cold from me.


Edited By: jukkie on Feb 19, 2011 02:29
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BraveSirRobin
dcx_badass
Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 does the same, is £33.50 delivered and no chance of import tax or having to wait about a month for it.


Just had a look at the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 and it doesn't support NTFS so you can't play movies over 4gb. The deal extreme control system is pretty awful though with no dedicated play/pause/skip buttons. So i guess it's a choice between flexability of file sizes (most 1080p mkvs are over 4gb unless you split them up) and user interface! Both are good for the price though.


the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 DOES support NTFS, more info HERE

Edited By: marvmikey on Feb 19, 2011 02:29
#9
marvmikey
BraveSirRobin
dcx_badass
Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 does the same, is £33.50 delivered and no chance of import tax or having to wait about a month for it.


Just had a look at the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 and it doesn't support NTFS so you can't play movies over 4gb. The deal extreme control system is pretty awful though with no dedicated play/pause/skip buttons. So i guess it's a choice between flexability of file sizes (most 1080p mkvs are over 4gb unless you split them up) and user interface! Both are good for the price though.


the Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 DOES support NTFS, more info HERE

Apologies for duff information, took specs from Amazon where it said FAT/FAT32 only! Will research a little better next time!
As for the Sumvision Cyclone I have the Micro v1 and have problems with audio synch, hopefully this has been fixed with the v2.

Edited By: BraveSirRobin on Feb 19, 2011 02:59: changed mini to read micro
1 Like #10
Damn brilliant review. I nominate you official reviewer for hduk!
#11
dandabyron
Where is the Sumvision Cyclone micro 2 available from?


but they are crap and unreliable. i would never buy sumvision again.

Edited By: Picard123 on Feb 19, 2011 07:36
#12
Good review well done :) going to keep my hisense player though I picked up for 29 on a deal but if you missed that this is close
1 Like #13
Ordered a media player from Deal Extreme a month ago. It has not arrived, cannot be tracked and no replies to emails. Of course they took the money . I suggest avoiding this Chinese dealer.
#14
I've just sold my Xbox 360 which I used for movies in my living room. I guess this would replace it nicely.

Edited By: greenfeld on Feb 19, 2011 08:08
#15
Although t is a cheap product for an item that is going to be used on a regular basis i would pay the extra and get a branded one from a reputable u.k dealer, i appreciate it is only £33. Great review by the way.
#16
Great review, but player nothing special have cyclone and it is the BOMB!!!!!
#17
I've bought loads of stuff from Deal Extreme and never had a problem. You just need to understand what you are buying and wait about 10 days for it to be delivered. I've also used their RMA process a couple of times and found this works fine too.
:¬}
1 Like #18
Good comprehensive review.Particularly liked the package delivery :)
1 Like #19
Excellent piece of reviewing, I wish there were more like that on YouTube. Most 'reviews' seem to consist of people taking 10 minutes to remove something from a box.

:D

PS. What video editor did you use to make the vids?

Edited By: Jaffo on Feb 19, 2011 08:40: Addendum
#20
I have seen this guys other reviews before this was posted and thought great straight to the point reviews, he has a website i advise going to..His revo aerial upgrade is brill diy video and for few quid is great!!!

Hk
#21
is this better quality then plugging laptop in to tv using hdmi and playing mkv using vlc?
#22
cap8000
is this better quality then plugging laptop in to tv using hdmi and playing mkv using vlc?
Dedicated units are often better for the task they are designed to carry out. Not sure of the quality of this item but now the prices are dropping i would certainly recommend getting a media player.
#23
what an ace video review! well done!
#24
bargain price for an excellent video player hot from me just the delivery time will take 2-3 weeks
#25
Sorry to be a bozo but how do you get the video on to the hard drive in the first place? For my motorhome at the momen I just play dvds. The TV Aerial is crap. I would get sky if they would do the multiroom deal but no...I have to pay again
#26
ringo?

nice review!

Edited By: lmaolmao on Feb 19, 2011 09:26
#27
Sorry to be a bozo but how do you get the video on to the hard drive in the first place? For my motorhome at the momen I just play dvds. The TV Aerial is crap. I would get sky if they would do the multiroom deal but no...I have to pay again
1 Like #28
Bad time to be ordering around Chinese New Year, had similar problems last year with another supplier. You might find it's all backed up.


griffiths143
Ordered a media player from Deal Extreme a month ago. It has not arrived, cannot be tracked and no replies to emails. Of course they took the money . I suggest avoiding this Chinese dealer.
#29
To OP, I see you also have an Acer Revo Aspire.

How does this compare PQ wise to the Revo?
#30
MickKnipfler
Sorry to be a bozo but how do you get the video on to the hard drive in the first place? For my motorhome at the momen I just play dvds. The TV Aerial is crap. I would get sky if they would do the multiroom deal but no...I have to pay again

Unless this is somehow different to every other player on the market, you can usually either copy your existing DVD's to MKV, AVI etc or download them (not that anyone on here would do that of course!). Then you just connect the Hard Drive to your PC and drag n drop the movie files over. When its finished, unplug the drive from the PC and connect to the player.
#31
I paid £78 for my WDHD live player and its a fantastic piece of kit, was thinking of getting my little lad one too but this might be a cheaper alternative! Cheers OP!
#32
what is the storage space on these?
#33
Excuse my ignorance but why would you get a file with DTS sound then want to downmix it to stereo??
Isn't that a bit like a 1080p player that downgrades to vhs quality?

Why bother getting a file of higher quality and then downgrading it?
#34
Great review as always
#35
dcx_badass
Sumvision Cyclone Micro 2 does the same, is £33.50 delivered and no chance of import tax or having to wait about a month for it.

...there's always one isn't there
#36
Satan_Claws
Excuse my ignorance but why would you get a file with DTS sound then want to downmix it to stereo??
Isn't that a bit like a 1080p player that downgrades to vhs quality?

Why bother getting a file of higher quality and then downgrading it?


As far as I know, my TV isn't capable of doing anything with DTS in its raw form, so reducing it to stereo is a good thing for me?
#37
great video review. item looks good. have some heat.
#38
Looks nice but what is the best Media Streamer that plays DivX, Avi etc?
#39
slimy31
Satan_Claws
Excuse my ignorance but why would you get a file with DTS sound then want to downmix it to stereo??
Isn't that a bit like a 1080p player that downgrades to vhs quality?

Why bother getting a file of higher quality and then downgrading it?


As far as I know, my TV isn't capable of doing anything with DTS in its raw form, so reducing it to stereo is a good thing for me?


That makes some sense, but then why bother downloading/creating a file that you then have to downmix in order to play? Why not just get a file with only stereo sound in the first place which would be quicker and easier.
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That makes some sense, but then why bother downloading/creating a file that you then have to downmix in order to play? Why not just get a file with only stereo sound in the first place which would be quicker and easier.


If your a member of the p2p community with some elite trackers, the top encoders only usually rip in dts so with no av system the file would have to be downmixed :)




Edited By: RyanC on Feb 19, 2011 10:57

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