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HDI Dune Announces the Availability of Three New Lines of High-Definition Universal Media Players and HDI Dune Home Technology Upgrade
Each Dune HD media player takes a unique approach to enhancing the audio/video experience for the entire home
BERLIN, Sept. 3 — IFA Exhibition — HDI Dune today announced the availability of three new lines of high-definition multimedia players: Dune HD Max, Dune HD Lite, and Dune HD Smart, featuring three modular component players. Each of the lines represents a unique Dune HD approach to the networked media center. In addition, HDI Dune is offering an optional upgrade for Dune HD-level products that allows users to control and manage the networked devices in their home from the television.
Dune HD Max
The latest fully-featured, integrated media center from HDI Dune, the Dune HD Max expands on the feature set of the popular Dune BD Prime 3.0 and Dune HD Base 3.0 media players. Among the new components is a powerful Sigma Designs SMP8642 video processor and a built-in optical drive that allows the Dune HD Max to play anything from CDs to DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The player also has a 3.5” SATA HDD rack with hot-swap support, an SD card slot, and three high-speed USB 2.0 ports to connect external storage and extension modules.
One of the main features distinguishing this media player from its competitors is its special compartment for extension boards. The compartment is located behind a panel at the rear of the media player and allows up to 2 extension boards to be installed simultaneously, adding such capabilities as the reception of digital satellite, cable or terrestrial TV.
The MSRP for Dune HD Max is be 499 EUR (inc. VAT).
Dune HD Smart
The Dune HD Smart is the first media platform on the market to feature a modular system approach consisting of base module players that can be complemented by an array of extension modules.
Each of the base modules can be used as a compact and affordable Full-HD media center or as the foundation for a customized system using different extension modules of the user’s choice.
At launch, the following three base modules will be available:
Dune HD Smart H1 – a 3.5” SATA HDD rack with hot-swap support
Dune HD Smart D1 – a digital info display and an expansion bay to connect a 3.5” SATA HDD
Dune HD Smart B1 – a low-noise optical disc drive (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) based on Sony mechanics and optics, specially designed for usage in home cinema systems
All three players have three high-speed USB 2.0 ports, an SD memory card slot and an eSATA port for external drives. A USB Salve port is also available on Dune HD Smart H1 and Dune HD Smart D1 models.
The MSRP for Dune HD Smart players is between 249-309 EUR (inc. VAT).
Dune HD Smart HE – adds a rack for installing a 3.5″ SATA HDD with hot-swap support
Dune HD Smart ME – adds two slots for extension boards (also compatible with Dune HD media players)
Dune HD Smart BE – adds a premium-class Blu-ray drive manufactured by Sony, which incorporates low-noise mechanics and optics
The MSRP for Dune HD Smart extension modules is between 75-149 EUR (inc. VAT).
Dune HD Lite 53D
The Dune HD Lite 53D is the first player in the Dune HD Lite line of products. With a sleek, upright form factor and five colorful case options (black, blue, green, pink and white)*, the Dune HD Lite 53D is a friendly addition to the home environment, in addition to being one of the most affordable full-functioning universal media players on the market. While its big brothers, the Dune HD Max and Dune HD Smart players will be employed principally as the heart of the home cinema room, the Lite 53D players can expand the functionality of Dune HD players to other rooms. The player offers the flexibility to create an affordable A/V solution for the entire home.
The MSRP for Dune HD Lite 53D will be 169 EUR (inc. VAT).
HDI Dune Home (Available as an Upgrade)
HDI Dune Home technology taps into the home network to allow consumers to control and manage all connected devices over a unified interface. With standard monitoring and control services, consumers can adjust lighting, stream camera feeds and more, from the convenience of their television or mobile phone.
This software upgrade, developed in conjunction with 4Home, features an intuitive interface that is displayed on the television and accessed via the standard Dune HD remote. The software supports a range of services including home monitoring, remote device management, and alerts and access to the home network via the mobile phone. The package also includes a USB drive that enables Z-Wave compatibility, allowing the unit to connect to and control any Z-Wave devices in the home.
HDI Dune Home is a standard feature on the HDI Dune line of products. For Dune HD products and earlier models, the technology is available as an upgrade option for 99 EUR (inc. VAT).
For more information on HDI Dune Home visit: www.dune-hd.com/dune-home
* The set of colors for Dune HD Lite cases may differ when the product is in mass production
About HDI Dune
HDI Dune is a global leader in cutting-edge entertainment and lifestyle products for the home. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and has distribution in over 60 countries. Visit www.dune-hd.com for more information.