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Brite-View BV-5005HD "CinemaTube" 3-in-1 1080p Full HD Multimedia Player/Streamer/Torrent Downloader, Black


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  • The Ultimate "Media transformer" that decodes all - The CinemaTube is tough. MPEG1/2/4, .MKV, H.264
  • Up to 3 Torrent downloads simultaneously-Torrent downloading with CinemaTube is as easy as 1-2-3:
  • UPnP streaming send CNN, ESPN, CBS and Hulu your way
  • Full 1080p HD hightens your sense - Are you a movie snob who can't stand anything that's not Blu-ray quality
  • DTS and Dolby digital ready - Surround yourself with high-definition sound. Crank it up - but be careful not to disturb your neighbors!
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameBrite-View
Item Weight9.9 ounces
Product Dimensions5.8 x 8.2 x 1.7 inches
Item model numberBV-5005HD
Color NameBlack
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB002CNOYRS
Shipping Weight3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 20, 2009
  
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Product Description

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The brite-View CinemaTube is your HDTV’s new best friend. The CinemaTube can save you the time and trouble of burning and sorting physical CD and DVD disks. What's more, its networking capability makes it easy to stream computer and Internet entertainment right into your living room. Just plug in a network cable--or directly connect an external hard drive--and start enjoying your high-definition movies, music and photos with your friends and loved ones.


The CinemaTube is easy to set up and use
Satisfy Your Senses with 1080p Blu-ray Video Quality and Advanced Audio Decoding
Are you a movie aficionado who demands Blu-ray quality? The CinemaTube will meet your high standards and satisfy your tastes. It supports a variety of HD-capable video formats, including H.264/AVC, DivX, MPEG4 and WMD9. It can also decode multiple audio output formats like MPEG I Layers 1, 2, and 3 (2-channel); MPEG II Layers 1 and 2 (multi-channel); LPCM, ADPCM, FLAC, AAC, WAV, WMA and OGG, RA, and Dolby Digital AC3. DTS (downmix) is also supported by CinemaTube, so you don't need an additional DTS receiver to enjoy HD videos with DTS tracks.

The CinemaTube also supports the direct access of ISO files, so you can navigate the DVD menu and watch your video exactly as a traditional DVD would behave. The intuitively designed remote and razor-sharp 720p user interface make changing the subtitle, language or selecting desired chapters easier than ever.


Intuitive remote control design
Third-Party Integration Lets You Stream Internet TV without a Subscription
Not subscribed to cable service but still want to watch television network content? The CinemaTube makes that possible. Install popular third-party applications on your computer and connect the CinemaTube to the same network--now you’re ready to enjoy internet and PC content in the living room via UPnP. Once you enable file-sharing on your PC or Mac, the CinemaTube can also stream existing content from your computer to PC.

Download Multiple Torrents Simultaneously with Energy-Saving "Green" Technology
The CinemaTube doesn't just play media, it can also download up to 3 torrents at the same time. The CinemaTube uses just 10 watts of power while downloading, which is far less than the 100 watts your PC requires to simply power on. It's simple to download with the CinemaTube. Just save torrent seeds on your network computer, or on the USB storage device, and let the CinemaTube do all the downloading. Note that only NTFS and EXT-3 file formats are supported in this feature.

Super-Size Your Digital Photo Frame
Imagine viewing your vacation, party and family photos--all on the big screen of your TV. The CinemaTube turns your HDTV into a super-sized digital photo frame, allowing you to share those wonderful memories with the people you love. You can even save background music to the same photo folder and enjoy the perfect mix with your slideshow.

One-Year Warranty
The CinemaTube BV-5005HD comes with a one-year limited warranty within North America. Please visit www.brite-view.com for more details on brite-View multimedia player warranty policy.

Supports a Vast Array of File Formats
  • Video: VCD 1.0/2.0, SVCD, MPEG1 (DAT/MPG/MPEG), MPEG2 (MPG/MPEG/VOB/ISO/IFO/TS/TP)/M2TS, MPEG4 (MP4/AVI/MOV) , DivX 3/4/5/6, Xvid (AVI/MKV), H.264/AVC (TS/AVI/MKV/MOV)/M2TS, VC-1 (TS/AVI/MKV/WMV)/M2TS, WMV9 (WMV), FLV, Real Video 8/9/10 (RM/RMVB up to 720p)
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF
  • Photo: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Subtitle: SRT, SUB, SMI, SSA
  • Bitstream or decode Dolby Digital and DTS Surround audio
  • USB Hard Drive File System: NTFS, EXT-3, FAT16/32 and HFS+
What's in the Box
This package includes the brite-View BV-5005 HD CinemaTube multimedia player, one composite (RCA) audio/video cable, one Ethernet cable, a remote control (2x AAA batteries included), power adapter, quick installation guide, and complete user manual.

Product Description

CinemaTube BV-5005HD is an advanced "Networking" multimedia player that brings full high-definition movies with fidelity audio to 1080p Full HD display. It can play media files stored on any USB storage devices (NTFS/FAT-16/32/EXT-3/HFS+ format)

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Customer Reviews

Again this media player plays the file with no problem.
Y. Wang
The product is very easy to use and the remote control that comes with it is in high quality and very responsive.
Patty O'Daddy
I would recommend this player to anyone who's wondering what to buy.
Emily Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

240 of 247 people found the following review helpful By mukhi on November 9, 2009
I have tried both WD TV and CinemaTube. For my review, I will be comparing CinemaTube primarily with WD TV since these are the media players having similar features at similar prices. Despite WD TV is the most popular media player, CinemaTube wins and I will show you why. To my belief, there are no other media player at this price right now which can beat CinemaTube. And, this is a statement from an advanced user.

I have tried both WD TV and CinemaTube by hooking it up with my 1.5 TB external hard disk drive (HDD, Seagate 7200 rpm inside) via USB and then connecting the player to my 720p plasma HDTV via HDMI.

What CinemaTube CAN do:

# Plays virtually any file you are aware of. I have many different files in my HDD, namely, x.264 coded MKV, DivX/XviD coded AVI, WMV, RM, MP4, MOV and so on. None of them failed. It even played .MTS files (from my HD camcorder) flawlessly. Unless the file specs are unusual and/or not supported by CinemaTube, it should play well. Other than WD TV Mini, none of the WD players play RM files.
# Can play upto 1080p although I could be able to test upto 720p as my TV does not support 1080p.
# DTS + Dolby digital ready. Could not test it as I do not have a dedicated surround system.
# Video preview. Very nice feature. Not available in WD players.
# Resumes playback. WD players does this too, CinemaTube does only in a nicer way.
# Edits playlist.
# Plays DVD menu with dedicated button. This means if normal DVD disk is copied into the HDD as VIDEO_TS folder or ISO file, CinemaTube plays it as if you were playing a DVD in normal standalone DVD player (for example, if I want to turn on/off English subtitles or go to a specific scene (scene selection), or extra features). None of the WD TV have this great feature.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Chih-tao Hou on November 18, 2009
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Before I bought this media player, I did my research on AVS forum. Here were the major reasons helped me make up my mind.
1.Inexpensive.
2.Support rmvb format files.
3.Support .iso DVD menu with button on remote.
4.Support online update.
5.BitTorrent download support...you know what I am talking about...

After I got my toy,
1.Remote is amazing! Quick response! Very user friendly.
2.UPnP function works well. No problem plays video from my Playon app.
3.Smooth PC connecting.
4.I have tried to play rmvb, avi, and DVD image file without any problem.
5.Fantastic image and sound quality, totally worth it!!
6.The last and the most important one for me, fast and stable BT downloading!! (I have AT&T 6MB DSL)

By the way, I did contact customer service to ask a couple technical questions, and they responded nicely and quickly.

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my new toy, and surprisingly, even my mom knows how to use that!!
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Zerauskire on April 9, 2010
I like to wait awhile before I review a product so that I have enough time to really get a good opinion of it. A lot of people just rate it as soon as they buy it and don't give themselves time to see all the little quirks the product may have. So after using this device for awhile here are my pros and cons.

Pros
- Updatable firmware via internet connection
- Plays almost every file you can think of
- Very easy to configure (even if you have to do it after every update)
- Smooth interface (after recent update. First interface wasn't so great)
- Great picture Quality
- HDMI port
- Comes with HDMI cable and a few extra cables as well
- The unit is very compact and light
- The unit looks pretty cool
- Reasonably priced

Cons
- The button layout on the remote control isn't very user friendly and the video control buttons are very small.
- For this item in particular the wireless adapter and CinemaTube are shipped separately. My wireless adapter arrived 10 days after the CinemaTube did and that was only after emailing them to let them know I never got it. (They were very nice about the situation though so this made up for this issue completely)
- Power cord is pretty short considering most people may be placing thing on top of their entertainment center and it's not long enough to reach the standard plug height.
- Every time it updates you have to re-configure the wireless settings.
- Loading the video preview slows down the system and causing scrolling through movies to lag.
- There should be an option to load the preview manually or put a slight delay on it loading.
- Every now and then the directories when browsing UPnP device show as "Empty" and you have to reboot.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Patty O'Daddy on November 6, 2009
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I own the last gen device (CinemaCube; BV-5003) too and the CinemaTube (BV-5005HD) is definitely a notch way up. It now comes with full HD 1080p support in all file format, and acts as a streamer and P2P downloader. The product is very easy to use and the remote control that comes with it is in high quality and very responsive. I am especially happy they decided to go with the black design this time (it does tend to "attract" finger prints, though).

- I connected the CinemaTube to my network; its very easy to configure and connect the files in my pc (I have Windows Vista Home Premium).
- I watched movies via network and CinemaTube works fine without any problem.
- I watched most HD videos (Xvid 720p, mkv 720/1080p,) stored on the hard drive attached to the BVCT as suggested; it works like magic. No problems so far.
- The online firmware option is GREAT! Very easy breezy.
- The UI is basic and simple. To me it's really great and easy to use, but the brite-View guys are working on the improvement of GUI according to this brite-View rep on a user forum.
- The subtitle configuration is great.
- ISO and DVD file support is pretty good with all menus working.
- Being able to create a playlist is pretty nice, although it only works with the attached drive (not with file on the netowkr)
- USB Connectors on the rear is much better than the CinemaCube design
- Torrents can actually be pulled from the networked PC now (I had to put them on a USB drive first and feed it to the CinemaCube before).

Overall, it's a great product with great price, with very friendly and responsive tech support.
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