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October 16, 2009

CinemaTube: 1080p HD Media Player

The CinemaTube is yet another networkable HD media player. I got a review unit ahead of launch date from a local distributor. Check out some photos and specs after the jump.

This 3-in-1 multimedia device can play HD videos, stream content over the network and also serves as a torrent downloader.

  • Supports full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution
  • Play media files off external USB storage devices (in the ff. formats: NTFS, EXT-3, FAT and HFS+)
  • Supports ISO files so you can play DVDs thru it
  • 1 HDMI, 2 USB ports and 1 LAN port
  • DTS + Dolby Digital Ready

The option for wireless can be had with a compatible WiFi dongle from brite-View. The CinemaTube only uses 10 watts of electricity when downloading torrents (up to 3 simultaneous torrent downloads).

UPnP Streaming allows you to connect to other PCs in the network and stream from Windows Media Library.

The CinemaTube is very similar to the Western Digital TV Media Player since they both don’t have external storage. You will need to hook it up to an external HDD or Flash Drive via USB. It will retail for about Php6,000 when it becomes available near the end of the month.

You can check out their site at http://www.digilivingph.com


22 Responses to “CinemaTube: 1080p HD Media Player”

  1. berkano says:

    Yuga, a very important feature is that it also downmixes Dolby Digital and DTS audio to stereo for those without AV receivers. Seems it doesn’t bitstream HD audio though.

    I wonder how it fares if it goes head to head with th Xtreamer , HDPro, and WD TV Live.

  2. goosebumps says:

    wala bang HDMI output to?

  3. J Rosauro says:

    Which among the following is more practical to buy? This one, or the iOmega Screenplay?

  4. sylv3rblade
    Twitter: sylv3rblade
    says:

    @goosebumps
    It has an HDMI port

  5. sting6ph
    Twitter: Filpolitics
    says:

    Dexter!!!

  6. sani says:

    Hi Yuga,
    What are the codecs that this unit can play?

  7. speedster says:

    Found out that it can downmix DTS! yey! hehe. This is their website. http://www.brite-view.com

  8. sylv3rblade says:

    Well, we know that it plays files from drives attached via USB. What about ones from the network, say an NAS?

  9. Vance says:

    @abe betwenn popcorn, wd and this which do you think will be the best one to get?

  10. Calvin says:

    vance, popcorn trumps the other two. layo ng price difference nila. although this is better than wdtv and wdtv mini because this can be connected to a router for streaming and bittorrent support.

    wdtv live might be better than this just because of its huge support community. masmahal lang nga ng P500 siguro

    cinematube is a nice entry player for dmp’s.

    abe, found anything that can be improved on this one? UI maybe? how about firmware support?

    i notice that there’s the poor placement of the usb ports unless you place this unit somewhere accessible.

  11. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Does this support the Matroska (MKV) container format?

  12. Vance says:

    @calvin thanks..

    the usb ports seems to be right. Most players have them at the back.. siguro aesthetic or for better cable management..

  13. Tonton Jamias says:

    Just wanted to know where can we get a unit here once it’s available. Tried looking for a CinemaCube but to no avail. Thanks.

  14. sycy says:

    Where could we buy this?This is a good substitute for a Popcorn hour that is twice he price of this one.

  15. digilivingph says:

    The Cinema Tube will be available in the 1st week of november. You can buy it in most major computer store such as PC Express, Accent Micro, etc.

  16. cooldude75ph says:

    Too bad it doesn’t support nzb downloading just ordinary torrent downloads…

    Proof:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=17225268#post17225268

  17. speedster says:

    That’s fine by me. I still download through torrent:)

  18. Dc
    Twitter: iamnotfrodo
    says:

    Hello.

    Who is the local distributor of Brite-View?

    Dc

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