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Kiss DP-1600 HiDef Media Player instore at Maplins for £50
Kiss DP-1600 HiDef Media Player instore at Maplins for £50

Kiss DP-1600 HiDef Media Player instore at Maplins for £50

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The KiSS 1600 can stream your digital multimedia files from your computer or other digital devices disc directly to your TV and/or entertainment center.

The KiSS 1600 will upscale standard definition DVDs to 720p or 1080i resolution to provide a high definition entertainment experience using the HDMI connection.

Moreover, the KiSS 1600 DVD and media player is designed to harness the power of the Internet. Users can access the unique Internet connectivity capabilities of the Linksys online service (for example, applications and services such as Internet radio stations, online gaming, etc.).

Play everything in your digital library. The KiSS 1600 is compatible with many media formats (so you can, for example, access your favorite movies, music, picture slideshows, games directly from your TV). Watch Windows Media 9, and Nero Digital files in standard definition or high definition, and enjoy your collection of movies, music and pictures from DVDs, CDs, USB and the network.

Use wireless or Ethernet connections with the KiSS 1600 player to instantly send data to your TV. Of course, the USB 2 port also allows you to connect a hard disk, MP3 player, digital camera, etc.

For me the key features that mean it is an upgrade to my upscaling Philips DVD player:
1) wireless upnp streaming so you can stream direct from your computer (SW supplied but the Mac is better running macupdate.com/inf…ink instead)
2) the USB port on most players is USB1 leading to occasional stuttering when playing back some divx files.
3) AVC/H.264 playback (after firmware update) - shame it isn't AVCHD but that would be asking it to outperform my main computer!
Was £150, last seen on hotdealsuk at £100, now only £50.
Bought one instore at Maplins (Beehive branch, Cambridge), 7 left in the back at the time. Not in the latest catalogue nor can I find in online today.

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Original Poster

Sorry, I haven't given a comprehensive list of codecs - shame it isn't listed on the player's menu pages.
For video, it supports DVD, WM9 HD, H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, 4, DivX 3.11, 4, 5, Nero Digital and XviD, while for audio it supports WMA, WMA9, AAC, MP3 and Ogg.
NB I haven't tried .sub and .srt yet.

Are the Kiss DP-1600 Maplin are selling and the one below the same?

dabs.com/pro…N72

http://www.dabs.com/images/Product/UNI2/DigitalContent/4N/4N72_0F9C9D0E-A717-497E-8A2A-CC18CBA647C9_large.jpg
http://www.dabs.com/images/Product/UNI2/DigitalContent/4N/4N72_5AE72145-E34C-4B1C-8DAA-F681E2BBCE69_large.jpg

If I hook an external HDD to this, will it stream the contents over the network? ALso, can the PS3 see it?

Original Poster

SUMMONER;4515301

Are the Kiss DP-1600 Maplin are selling and the one below the … Are the Kiss DP-1600 Maplin are selling and the one below the same?http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4N72



Yes, that's the one.

mminghella;4515386

If I hook an external HDD to this, will it stream the contents over the … If I hook an external HDD to this, will it stream the contents over the network? ALso, can the PS3 see it?



No, it is a uPnP client not a server.

BTW I see the full manual is online
mediamania.se/med…pdf

Brilliant price then. Shame it's not available on their website.

None showing locally :-(.

Click here to check for yourself.

Will check my local in mornin, H&R to op:thumbsup:

1 in livingstone, and 1 in cumbernauld

There's one showing in stock in Luton! :roll:

There is also 1 showing in the London Queensway, Forest Hill & Wembley branches.

Will this work with a DLNA NAS box?

3 at Preston and they have in stock, quote A16GZ when calling anywhere or they cannot find, reserved one myself. Heat added, well worth £50 IMO

Original Poster

Baz8755;4519645

Will this work with a DLNA NAS box?


electronichouse.com/art…er/ says it is meant to be.
hardware.info/pro…00/ says that it is not DLNA certified.
DLNA don't list any Linksys/KISS products that have been certified dlna.org/home

Sorry that there isn't a conclusive answer - perhaps it is DLNA compatible but they haven't paid for certification.

Compatibility quirks I found today (NB I'm a newbie to media streaming)
1) XBMC DNLA client could not see the kiss-maclink server.
2) Tried using the TwonkyMediaServer which is meant be Kiss 1600 compatible - browsing the files was okay, but when it sent them to the KISS, it appeared as unsupported codec (it was a slower server so maybe it was transcoding the files into something useless).

PC World have these at £99 and should pm Maplins shaving a few quid off.
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Flynn Jack;4526646

PC World have these at £99 and should pm Maplins shaving a few quid … PC World have these at £99 and should pm Maplins shaving a few quid off.http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdcadegiigdleicflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=051228&category_oid=



Unfortunately Maplin is not on the list. :x

Actually it is. I am blind!
:oops:

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SUMMONER;4526749

Unfortunately Maplin is not on the list. :xActually it is. I am blind! … Unfortunately Maplin is not on the list. :xActually it is. I am blind! :oops:]Link



If your up for a challenge try it on at Currys £127 there

Flynn Jack;4532960

If your up for a challenge try it on at Currys £127 there


That would be what.... £42.28? Kewl!

Maplin in London/Forrest Hill shows 1 in stock.

Currys Oxford Street & The Strand show stock. Someone try their luck for a proper bargain!

SUMMONER;4533990

That would be what.... £42.28? Kewl!Maplin in London/Forrest Hill shows 1 … That would be what.... £42.28? Kewl!Maplin in London/Forrest Hill shows 1 in stock.Currys Oxford Street & The Strand show stock. Someone try their luck for a proper bargain!



Or a good stand up fight:p

thanks to the op, the person who provided the stock check link and the person who pointed out the pcworld price match.
i picked one up from swansea store fo £50 yesterday, was labelled on shelf at £140 !!!
referred the assistant to google "kiss 1600 maplin" and from the hukd page the stock levels for swansea store.
to make it even better when i went into maplin for a hdmi cable i could not actually see the player on the shelf.
have spent 4 happy hours today testing and configuring.
heat added all around

PM says must be available for home delivery, as this is not on the Maplin site, would they honour it?

No stock anywhere near me in Kent :-(

I can't find this on the Maplin site anywhere and the link to check store stock doesn't tell me the Maplin code number.
I phoned a branch that was showing one but they wanted their stock item code for it!

goderic;4520068

3 at Preston and they have in stock, quote A16GZ when calling anywhere or … 3 at Preston and they have in stock, quote A16GZ when calling anywhere or they cannot find, reserved one myself. Heat added, well worth £50 IMO



Code here m8 :thumbsup:

has it been taken off? i cant find it on the maplin site, link is to homepage and nothing on the search

abomination;4515731

None showing locally :-(.Click here to check for yourself.



Use this to check stock locally, if it says zero then you're out of luck!

none left in maplins.. just called forest hill and they're out.. got him to check the main system and it's out of stock in all stores and the warehouse.

TheGimp;4550340

none left in maplins.. just called forest hill and they're out.. got him … none left in maplins.. just called forest hill and they're out.. got him to check the main system and it's out of stock in all stores and the warehouse.



There's one showing in Kidderminster :thumbsup:

I now have the Popcorn hour A-110, I did have the Kiss DP-1600.
It states it will play MP4, DIVX etc etc.
HOWEVER.
It's VERY VERY fussy about what it will play.
Certain flavours will not play, and it was never consistent.
After banging my head against the wall trying to find a consistent method for converting or encoding movies, I gave up.
There is NO support from Linksys, no updates have been posted for the firmware in ages.
I paid nearly £200 back in the day, but even £50 may be too much.
There is still a user forum floating about, but its just full of forlorn abandoned users asking the wind for answers.

Pretty hot this one if you can find it locally. I had an old KISS player a few years ago but got fed up with the constant FW updates. Now formats have settled down a bit I'm sure this will be fine - especially as it supports H.264 which my PS3 won't :-(

It's a stonking deal as i've been looking for something like this that can play h264 files. although it doesn't play mkv, Theres still one left in harrow though! shame i'm miles away

smokin' - managed to bag one....

SpamJavelin;4550535

Pretty hot this one if you can find it locally. I had an old KISS player … Pretty hot this one if you can find it locally. I had an old KISS player a few years ago but got fed up with the constant FW updates. Now formats have settled down a bit I'm sure this will be fine - especially as it supports H.264 which my PS3 won't :-(



PS3 most definitely can understand H.264.

where does everyone get their HD videos from? Newsgroups etc?

joshtbh;4550568

where does everyone get their HD videos from? Newsgroups etc?



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tumbleweed blows through! LOL.
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Its completely beside the point but my XBOX360 is by far the best media server i've used (IMHO). Its not comparable to this in price etc. but for £100 you get a brilliant server and a gamesconsole. Will get rapped for this (i'm sure) and there are formats it wont play, but it replaced £200worth of equipment and hassle in one move.

Plus, there's nothing like winding up PS3 fanboys ;p

Only one in stock near me - doubt it will even be there now!

H&R

I get my HD vids from newsgroups and stream to my PS3 using TVersity. The files are usually in an MKV container which is easy and quick to convert to a PS3 friendly format:-D

just get the western digital TV media player for £90 odd quid and it plays anything i have thrown at at, will even play ISO files of dvds.

one problem is u need an external HD or memory stick but if you already have one your fine!

much better!

buttonz;4550624

............................................. @tumbleweed blows through! … ............................................. @tumbleweed blows through! LOL.__________________________Its completely beside the point but my XBOX360 is by far the best media server i've used (IMHO). Its not comparable to this in price etc. but for £100 you get a brilliant server and a gamesconsole. Will get rapped for this (i'm sure) and there are formats it wont play, but it replaced £200worth of equipment and hassle in one move. Plus, there's nothing like winding up PS3 fanboys ;pOnly one in stock near me - doubt it will even be there now!H&R


lol

Great price if there was stock

rnem170;4550562

smokin' - managed to bag one....



hmm, I take that back.. just read threads on avsforums, avforums...

The player is not region free and can't be hacked to be so.... (unless google is failing me)
It can't play mkv files directly (see below).

I pulled this from a thread of avforums:

Ups:Fast power on times (2-3 secs)Videos in general and especially low … Ups:Fast power on times (2-3 secs)Videos in general and especially low quality videos have much better quality when played from the kiss than my computer (probably because of the sigma processor)Plays HD content as long it is transcoded into:a) h264 video with aac audio in a mp4 containerb) mpeg-2 video and ac3 audio in tranport stream containerc) i think HD divx is playablea few tests I made with a few other combinations didn't work.HD quality is great.No frames lost even in 1080p content, smooth reproduction of video.Subtitles (srt) playable as long as they have the same name as the video file (very good support for the greek fonts - 1253 codepage)99% of video files are playable in generalThe 100MBps ethernet line is more than adequate (The most bandwidth consuming content is HD video -up to 14Mbps). I have seen a 14Mbps transport stream played really smoothly. The Kiss is more like a client and draws content over the ethernet network to play it. It is not a server, so a faster line would be useless.the audio is greatNo 2GB file limitation neither in media server mode nor in the disc or usb modeNoiselessElegantCons:Quite basic menusrare firmware updates (this should read non-existant if the linksys forum is anything to go by)mkv files are unplayableimage files (jpg): portrait mode pictures are displayed sometimes in monochrome and corrupted (when I rotated some camera pictures), landscape pictures were displayed okDifficult if not impossible to run the kiss pclink software when using a firewall on the server computer.Multisession DVDs are usually problematic. The kiss works better with one session disks



Another thread says:

I got one for 150 at PC World.... What a dissapointment. If it was 50-70 … I got one for 150 at PC World.... What a dissapointment. If it was 50-70 I could put up with it, but it's not. Nice looking interface, but can get really thrown with excess button presses and the menu jumps 30 places when you get frustrated, file formats are limited. the upscaling is no where near waht my PS3 can do. The set up was the worst I ever encountered.You have to set up via scart before HDMI. If you do HDMI first, you need to navigate through the LCD pannel to turn it on. then you need to use scart to set it to 16:9 as the option is locked, otherwise everything is letterbox.Selecting 5.1 out is a pig. you have to manually set it every film you play.



I have one reserved at Farnborough.. I'm not sure if I want it now if it can't play my files without hours of transcoding... I'll decide for sure tomorrow, but if it can't be region free, I may have one available....

Doesnt work with the popular MKV codec. Hence my reason for returning it last year. Also remember different types of HD videos being quite choppy. If you want it for HD, I recommend Popcorn Hour.
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