Dune HD Unveils 5 Entry Level to Premium 4K HDR Linux + Android Media Players & Set-Top Boxes

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Dune HD is known to make high-end digital media players that often costs several hundred dollars such as Sigma Designs based Dune HD SOLO 4K or Dune HD Solo Lite. The company has now sent out an email announcing new models classified into three categories with most models based on Amlogic processors:

  • Neo Series – Entry level
    • Dune HD Neo 4K – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box
      • Amlogic S905X
      • 1GB RAM, 8GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
    • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 1GB RAM, 8GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
    • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 Plus – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 100Mbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • Sky series – Models with satellite receiver
    • Dune HD Sky 4K Plus – 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box + DVB-T/T2/C receiver + DVB-S/S2 receiver
      • Amlogic S905D
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash, 2.5″ SATA HDD
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 1Gbit Ethernet, Bluetooth, 2.5″ SATA HDD
      • Slot for CI/CI+ Conditional Access Modules to access premium DVB channels
  • Pro series – Premium models with high-end audio/video
    • Dune HD Pro 4K – Premium 4Kp60 HDR media player + Android Smart TV box
      • Realtek RTD1295
      • 2GB RAM, 16GB flash
      • 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2T2R, 1Gbit Ethernet, Bluetooth
      • USB 3.0, SATA HDD port, HDMI input
      • Hi-End video quality, BD3D support, full support for HD audio

All models listed above support HDMI 2.0a, 4Kp60 with HDR and BT.2020, and run the original Linux based Dune HD software and Android OS simultaneously. You can also run Android apps while Dune HD media center is playing music or a video in the background. Widevine Level 1 DRM is also enabled for premium online video services such as Hulu+, Netflix, and others.

The devices are said to support various various TV-optimized applications, plugins, extensions, GUI skins, collection management solutions, as well as integrations with home automation systems via the official Dune Store, 3-party vendors, or the one-million+ user’s community.

You’ll find more details on Dune HD website, including price information (MSRP):

  • Dune HD Neo 4K – $99.90
  • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 – $124.90
  • Dune HD Neo 4K T2 Plus – $149.90
  • Dune HD Sky 4K Plus – $209.90
  • Dune HD Pro 4K – $199.99

So you’d still pay a premium compared to equivalent Android TV boxes on the market due to software support, and features like Widevine L1 DRM. Dune HD boxes are usually sold through distributors, and I could not find the new model for sale online, and very few of the older models.

 

 

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Their website also has a Dune HD Pro 4K Ultra model with RTD1296 chipset.

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hi , WHEN COME NEW MODELS DUNE IN UK ??? WHEN ?