Author Topic: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?  (Read 14690 times)

Offline jer1956

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2016, 03:54:46 pm »
I contacted the official support before I bought the MED. And that is what the majority of customers will do.

Now you say (generalized) that the official support has no clue of his company and their products, wow! Sorry, but this is a lousy excuse! And it is really "great" that you blame the support guy and the customer for the disinterest of the dev team. :o >:(

It's wrong when Tech Support go beyond using the product as it is. They aren't in the loop at any company. Same with sales. Both can only comment on the product "as is".

So you ring to find out what it can or cannot do. They are no position to say what it will do in the future...at any company. They shouldn't even imply it might. 

Not implementing features  created out of thin air by Tech Support is not a question of disinterest. It's the tail wagging the dog.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 04:07:16 pm by jer1956 »

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2016, 04:27:10 pm »
Not implementing features created out of thin air by Tech Support is not a question of disinterest. It's the tail wagging the dog.

In my humble opinion there is a big difference between the comments "they are working on it" (= will be realized) and something like "maybe in the future" (= speculation / thin air).

But it is ok for me - I resigned to the fact that this feature will never come.

Anyway, thanks for your replies.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 08:24:23 am by APMichael »
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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2016, 04:37:44 pm »
I get the impression Tech Support are confusing firmware upgrading with the features of a new player. So the Med Brand may have a player in the future which does it, and that is being worked on. But it doesn't mean the X3D will have flak meta data support without using tagscanner.

I am also out of loop with future players, and can only comment on the X3D "as is".

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2016, 10:29:12 am »
Yes, 2-3 beta versions.
But beta version is not release version. I am waiting for official release.
Beta phase generally begins when the software is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs.  :D
Software release life cycle

Huh..??

There has been numerous releases and in between some beta releases.

Look here: http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,127.0.html
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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 11:22:14 am »
Huh..??

There has been numerous releases and in between some beta releases.

Look here: http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/board,127.0.html

Count together since 2. jan 2015:

(1.) 4.0.0
(2.) 4.0.1 (maybe)
(3.) 4.0.2

Beta version is for testing and not for me. I would like to use my player, and not to test ;D



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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2016, 07:21:14 am »
Lets be serious - This player was released to the public in 2012...... we are now in 2016 - that is 4 years!

Now compare with other media players from that period and how the development cycles of the firmware were on those and are still available for sale .....

We can then only conclude that Mede8er did an outstanding job to support their product to their consumers and yes, the product is after 4 years now reaching the end of sales point - simply because the manufacturer of the used chips and development kits for this HW stopped production (Realtek). And still there are people that want to buy the kit because of the great (3D) play quality compared to all the cheap Chinese Android media player boxes that are around.

This is just my personal honest opinion and has nothing todo with being a Moderator for Mede8er.

To be very honest - I have delivered many years my moderator and beta testing skills to Mede8er - for free - just because I so much liked the Mede8er products they introduced since 2009 and their outstanding focus on their customers.
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 07:36:23 am »
In this case, are we looking at successor for the MED1000X3D ?

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2016, 07:46:40 am »
Lets be serious - This player was released to the public in 2012...... we are now in 2016 - that is 4 years!

Now compare with other media players from that period and how the development cycles of the firmware were on those and are still available for sale .....

We can then only conclude that Mede8er did an outstanding job to support their product to their consumers and yes, the product is after 4 years now reaching the end of sales point - simply because the manufacturer of the used chips and development kits for this HW stopped production (Realtek). And still there are people that want to buy the kit because of the great (3D) play quality compared to all the cheap Chinese Android media player boxes that are around.

This is just my personal honest opinion and has nothing todo with being a Moderator for Mede8er.

To be very honest - I have delivered many years my moderator and beta testing skills to Mede8er - for free - just because I so much liked the Mede8er products they introduced since 2009 and their outstanding focus on their customers.
Agree and still the number one. try it 2 Android media players and throw in garbage after 3 months trying to get 1 more X3D  my bad-luck did find in Dubai.
Playing all format of Movies and Audios ( ATMOS DTS-X ) what more we need 4K how cares.
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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2016, 11:30:35 am »
In 2012 was hardware really well and firmware was fine.
Now in 2016 is HW still sufficient but FW is obsolete. Too bad that good HW must die.  :'(

Sorry,but raspberry pi 3 plus KODI  (with HDMI CEC plugin)  is a better option.

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2016, 08:19:21 pm »
I have a minix u1 and still prefer my 600xd for movies!

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2016, 03:38:11 pm »
The Mede8er works, and works well. What more is needed? I see people asking for updates, but what needs to be updated? It plays all my video formats fine and supports HD audio perfectly. I connect to a Synology NAS that has over 1000+ non-compressed movies and tons of TV series. I love this thing!

There are no support for mkv 10-bit coding. I have several movies which my MedX1000 cannot play. Also some very old codecs are not supported (I cannot remember which ones). I can accept the very old movies cannot be played but the new ones. I believe there will be new fw. Or am I wrong?

All other works great and I am happy user for 2 and a half years.

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2016, 05:11:19 pm »
Codecs cannot be upgraded. Neither can the mkv library.

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2016, 12:43:09 pm »
Well, Realtek has a new chip: Realtek 1295DD
The competition is already using this chip in their mediaplayer.
So I think Mede8er is also building a new player based on this chip.
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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2016, 09:24:44 am »
hello everyone, med 600x3d  is absolutely fantastic,the best real 3D better then raspberry PI3  ,better then pc solution like powerdvd etc. and much better then any android tv box .  realtek 1295 or hiSilicon Hi3798   in new mede8er is my dream, and stay away from android ,PLAESE
« Last Edit: November 05, 2016, 09:34:21 am by seba1970 »

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Re: Hallo! Mede8er is dying?
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2016, 09:32:30 am »
hello everyone, med 600x3d  is absolutely fantastic,the best real 3D better then raspberry PI3  ,better then pc solution like powerdvd etc. and much better then any android tv box .

I'm afraid the 1186 chip was the last of the Old School chips. The future is Arm running Android. Android before was a toy. With Google now wanting us all to pay for streamed content they need this new generation of players to work well. It's overkill for those who want to play mp3. But there is no money to made from the first generation of Arm based chips. Players go for 50. The future is offering 4k VOD at a higher price.  It's the only way to break from the mobile 720p limit current devices have. So even HD users get an improvement.