HDI Dune Launches HD Smart Component Media Players

  • Posted on: 20 August 2010
  • By: chw staff

HDI DuneRemember the Niam UnitiSystem, well except for the wireless multiroom functionality HDI Dune has launched a similar range of media center components that offers a modular approach to building your home entertainment center. Called the Dune HD Smart, the new line offers users the option to buy one of the three starter modules (Smart B1, Smart H1 and Smart D1), which are media players and act as the base unit. The starter modules are slightly different, you have media player with or without hard drive or built in display.

For more functionality owners can buy extension modules (Smart HE, Smart BE and Smart ME) with the function they need; with one exception The Dune HD Smart ME is the only one for the time being with Extension boards for DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, and DVB-C (terrestrial, satellite and cable TV).  HDI Dune said we can expect more extension modules in the future.

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A cool feature about the Smart series is; they don’t connect vertically as other entertainment systems; they connect horizontally.  So if you have three modules connected they will look like the Dune HD Max and have the same front size. Also if you install two Smart HE modules, one ME and BE module to the Dune HD Smart D1 base module, you would even surpass the capabilities of the Dune HD Max media player.

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User feature are too many to mention here, only to say they are pack full of features. The series supports most audio file formats and standard and high definition video formats and play DVD and Blu-ray discs (Smart B1 or media player with the Smart BE module) and images with ease. They offer Internet Radio functions, IPTV as well as the built-in torrent-client and Internet browser.

Each Dune HD Smart base modules has three USB 2.0 ports for external storage and extension devices, as well as a USB slave port (excluding the Smart B1).