sumvision cyclone micro 2 media player £38.44 delivered @ Bigpockets
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sumvision cyclone micro 2 media player £38.44 delivered @ Bigpockets

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Found 16th Oct 2010Made hot 23rd Oct 2010
Plays mkvs, avi, rmvb, flv output at 1080p seems to good to be true. Its a relatively new product so there arent any reviews, anybody got any comments as I really want to buy this considering its the cheapest mkv+rmvb player.

Manufacturer: Sumvision
Model: Cyclone Micro 2
TV system: Compatibility with PAL, NTSC,
Video Codec Support: H.264, H.263, MKV, RM/RMVB, WMV9, MPEG 1/2/4, Xvid, DivX, FLV
Video Container: MKV, TS, M2TS, TP, WMV, VOB, AVI, MPG, MP4, M4V, MOV, RM, RMVB, DIVX, XVID, FLV and PMP
Video Resolution: H.264, MKV, RM/RMVB, WMV9, TS and DivX supports up to 1920 x 1080p at 30fps
Audio Support: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC, AC3, ATRA and DTS
Video Output: Composite Video, HDMI
Audio: Stereo, Digital HDMI
Image Support: JPEG, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitle Support: SSA, ASS, SUB, ACSII and UTF8
External: External Storage Support:external HDD, USB pen drives, portable, via USB Host
Languages: English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
Power Consumption: DC 5V, 2A
Input power: Universal AC 100 ~ 240V 50/60Hz
around £35 on ebay and amazon marketplace but they are not recognised retailers.
sum-vision.co.uk/pro…asp
youtube.com/wat…ded

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i have the first version of this (sumvision cyclone micro), which is available for under £25, a really good piece of kit for the price, the new one is in full hd whereas the mk1 is upscaling.

Well I can't personally comment on this model, but if it's as good as the previous one then it'll get a thumbs up from me. That was a great little unit, I've got 2 myself in the kids bedrooms. They are really small, nut the build quality is really sturdy. The remote control still looks small (similar to the one used by Western Digital), but it looks better than the first model.

At £38.44, it's about double the cost of the previous model, but covers a lot more codecs. I may consider getting one of these.

At last mkv h.264 support and a decent RC by the looks.

Original Poster

do you guys think i should go ahead and buy it or wait for reviews?

quick search revealed £34.98 delivered here:
envizage.com/pro…eps
Edited by: "pet2000" 16th Oct 2010

Original Poster

its £34.88 delivered at ebay.

£33.49 delivered ochw.co.uk/ind…309 never heard of em so i choose ebay still.

Edited by: "Computerman" 16th Oct 2010

Do you thunk they'll include a better remote this time?

Original Poster

Grimulus

Do you thunk they'll include a better remote this time?

the remote has been updated.

woo,

seems to support NTFS as well.

SPECIFICATIONS
Media Storage Support: USB devices with file systems: FAT, FAT32 and NTFS only.
SD, MMC, SD and SDHC Memory card devices with file systems:
FAT and FAT32 only.
Video: Container (MKV, AVI, TS / TP, MP4 / MPV , MOV, VOB, PMP, RM / RMVB, MPG,
M2TS, FLV, WMV)
Codec (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID, DIVX, H.264, H.263, WMV / VC-1
and RMVB).
Resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (30fps)
Audio: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, AAC, AC3, ATRA and DTS
Photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF” Support 1080p when using HDMI output to TV
E-book: TXT, LRC and .C
Other Formats: ISO “only supports above media files”
Subtitles: Subtitle Support:SSA, ASS, SUB, ACSII and UTF8
Functions: Playback
Input Connections: 1x USB2.0 and 1x SD / MMC / SDHC Card
Output Connections: 1x HDMI 1.3 and 1x Composite (AV)
HDMI: Up to 1080p
OS Language: English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
DC Power: 5V 2A

Original Poster

5 star user review from envizage.com
"used a memory stick, hard drive and DVD/CD disc drive. Everything I've played up to now except iso (which isn't mentioned) has been 100%. Also used HD files, avi movie 720p, mp4 game demo 1080p and mkv doc 720p with perfect results. Using AV output is very watchable but HDMI is superb. The player is factory set to HDMI. It will not output AV and HDMI together (audio and video). You need a HDMI tv to put it into PAL (for UK) before you can use it on a tv without HDMI. If you want to play your media files on a TV and are not bothered about an internal hard drive, why pay more than you need to. At this price it does what the expensive ones do and it's a steal."

The only drawback i can see from the youtube video is the interface looks very basic.
Edited by: "Computerman" 16th Oct 2010

Original Poster

topcap69

£34.98 … £34.98 herehttp://www.envizage.com/products/cyc-micro-2-sumvision-cyclone-micro-upscaling-media-player-adapter-hdmi-1080p.html

we already know that. as mentioned earlier its £33.49 cheapest.

Edited by: "Computerman" 16th Oct 2010

this is tempting, but it doesn't seem to have optical digital output to a 5.1 amp, so you only get surround sound if you have an hdmi amp/tv

Banned

Was thinking about getting the original sub £25 one as my nets far too slow for HD stuff anyways!
I was looking on 3000rpm as I was after some other stuff.
Anyone know if its a good site?

If no spdif, I will need confrmation it downmixes dts.
At this price sounds too good to be true!

Anyone know if a firmware update is planned for the original cyclone micro?

Original Poster

bought a asus hdp-r1 from scan at £56 delivered as there just arent enuff reviews for this.

This looks like a good unit, not sure about the price though. I bought the Xenta one that was on here recently for 15quid and have been rather pleased with it, agian a crappy remote.

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Danny2009

It's a good price. But not good … It's a good price. But not good enough.http://www.memorybits.co.uk/shop/movie-&-media-players-sd/sumvision-cyclone-micro-hd-movie-player-/19245



Thats the old version....hence cheaper price. I have the old one and its great....but this new one does MP4 which is much better for me as many of my movies are in this format. Wish I had waited for this to come along.

mjo

Thats the old version....hence cheaper price. I have the old one and its … Thats the old version....hence cheaper price. I have the old one and its great....but this new one does MP4 which is much better for me as many of my movies are in this format. Wish I had waited for this to come along.



Oh, didn't see that. This is still hot from me anyway

Maximum output resolution? It says it can handle 1080p, but that doesn't mean that what you are getting on the screen is 1080p.

Difference between this one and the £20 model on Amazon, is that the old one?
Edited by: "imdave" 24th Oct 2010

Original Poster

KVM007

this is only £19.79 in zoombits.co.uk. Check the below … this is only £19.79 in zoombits.co.uk. Check the below linkhttp://www.zoombits.co.uk/movie-media-players/movie-media-players-usb/sumvision-cyclone-micro-hd-movie-player/19245I am using this for the past 4months... its awersom player...

check again this is th newer version 2.

Computerman

check again this is th newer version 2.


Any new features on the new model that warrants double the price?

Thanks for the post Computerman.

Was interested in this as have the origonal version (from zoombits) and its a fantastic gadget but just ckecking out this Bigpockets website and it looks like they class Northern Ireland as being part of Europe and will surcharge me by about a fiver even though they say they may use Royal Mail (meaning a light weight item like this could be sent using a couple of stamps). oO




Midge

Midge it looks like they class Northern Ireland as being part of Europe … Midge it looks like they class Northern Ireland as being part of Europe and will surcharge me by about a fiver even though they say they may use Royal Mail (meaning a light weight item like this could be sent using a couple of stamps).



Don't you just hate it when the b*ggers do that?

The thing is, it's just a stupid & short-sighted total invitation to go elsewhere......and fortunately these days there usually is an elsewhere.
I often find Amazon the cheapest (thanks to their free deliver) even if the initial price is a little higher.

Midge

Thanks for the post Computerman. Was interested in this as have the … Thanks for the post Computerman. Was interested in this as have the origonal version (from zoombits) and its a fantastic gadget but just ckecking out this Bigpockets website and it looks like they class Northern Ireland as being part of Europe and will surcharge me by about a fiver even though they say they may use Royal Mail (meaning a light weight item like this could be sent using a couple of stamps). oOMidge

It's nothing to do with the cost of postage, sending stuff via Royal Mail doesn't include insurance against loss or damage in transit so companies take out policies with the banks. It can be a lot cheaper to insure mainland only than to include NI. Blame the bankers.

Anyone know if this handles avchd (from a HD camcorder)?other players like wd's media player have gap issues between files.

Looks good think I'll get one and flog the old one

Went for Amazon in end its a bit more expensive but free delivery and if you take out there credit card then they knock off £10 so overall only £26.99
Edited by: "Moviestar" 24th Oct 2010

HUK

MSE

Keep well away from zoombits/memorybits etc, you may never see your cash or the product like many others in the last few weeks.


Edited by: "neutron" 24th Oct 2010

sorry for a complete dumb question
Is this just like the Apple TV box? I was looking for a media player that can stream videos and allows me to watch youtube on TV.

imdave

Any new features on the new model that warrants double the price?

Yes, the new one plays mkv hd files and has proper HD output. The old one upscales and doesn't play as many file formats.

Wow, that's very tempting. Might just wait and see if they bring out a DVD player version with mkv support, like they did with the old Micro.

Can you connect it to a monitor?

Original Poster

kam1nsk1

Can you connect it to a monitor?

yes as long as ur monitor has hdmi input otherwise it needs a converter.

Could pick up a cheap hdmi to dvi cable to connect it to your monitor

mikehoche

Yes, the new one plays mkv hd files and has proper HD output. The old … Yes, the new one plays mkv hd files and has proper HD output. The old one upscales and doesn't play as many file formats.


So the new one actually outputs at 1080p, not 480/576p like the original? If so then it definitely warrants the price difference.

Just out of curiousity, has anyone tried playing any foreign language mkv's on this. Reason I ask is my Dad loves foreign films and recently bought a tv that plays mkv's, because his old media player wouldn't, only to find that the tv only recognises video and audio on mkv's, not subtitles, which was disappointing to say the least. Possibly an awesome christmas present, just need to know first. Thanks : )
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