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  • The compact "CinemaTube Mini" (dimensions : 4 X 1.4 X 5.5 inches) is a networked 1080p HD media player featuring multi-format decoding; outputting via HDMI and composite video. Streams contents from computers and NAS, or via UPnP. Bonus features include built-in torrent downloader, Flickr and MUZEE Internet Radio. A HDMI cable is included in the package for better HD video quality output.
  • It supports multiple Audio output formats: DTS (7.1-channel surround sound can be decoded, but only is downmixed and output to 2 channels on TV), Dolby®Digital AC3, MPEG1 Layer 1,2,3(2-CH), MPEG2 Layer 1,2 (Multi-Channel), LPCM, ADPCM, FLAC, AAC, WAV, WMA, OGG, RA. Photo formats supported: HD JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG.
  • 2 USB ports; 1 eSATA interface to boost the data transfer speed up to 3 times faster than the USB 2.0 interface. Content playback from locally attached USB storage device, including hard drives (R/W: EXT-3 and NTFS; Read only: FAT/FAT32, HFS+), digital cameras, digital camcorders, Flip..., etc. Comes with playlist/preview/thumbnails/slideshow features. Ethernet port for wired internet access, and optional USB Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately) for Wi-Fi access.
  • Bonus features: Built-in torrent downloader for PC-free downloading; 3 torrents can be downloaded simultaneously (with up to 20 torrents in queue). Built-in MUZEE Internet Radio can live broadcast tens of thousands of sports, music, news or talk show channels from 210 countries, and Flickr for easy online album access.
  • It can decode 1080p video formats in MPEG1, 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), Real Video 8/9/10(RM/RMVB) up to 720p, FLV (M-JPEG:640x480x30,FLV(H.263): 352x288). Subtitle support includes Unicode (UTF8), Simplified Chinese (GBK), Traditional Chinese (BIG5), Western, Turkish, Central European, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, SE European; "Subtitle Menu" to support "Subtitle Encoding", "Time Sync", "Color", "Size", "Offset" functions.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • ASIN: B003VAWII8
  • Item model number: BV-5005HD Mini CT
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Product Description

OVERVIEW

brite-View CinemaTube Mini is a compact (dimensions : 4 X 1.4 X 5.5 inches) full 1080p HD networking media player/streamer features HD playback from removable USB/eSATA HDD, streaming contents from remote computers.

Full 1080P HD

It supports 1080p video formats in 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(AVI/MKV),Xvid (AVI/MKV),H.264/AVC(TS/AVI/MKV/MOV)/M2TS,VC-1(TS/AVI/MKV/WMV)/M2TS,WMV9(WMV),Real Video 8/9/10 (RM/RMVB,to 720p) and FLV. Note:Media files protected by DRM are not supported.

DVD Menu

It supports ISO files, so you can navigate the DVD menu and watch your video as if there was a regular DVD.

Playback Features

You can play media files directly from removable USB/eSATA storage devices (HDD,Digital Camera,HD Digital Camcorder,FLIP Video) with zooming. A preview function with video playback, panoramic photo slideshow with background music and editable playlist to play preferred files continuously!

Streamer

Built-in wired connection with an Ethernet cable included (Or an optional dedicated USB WiFi adapter which is sold separately for easy wireless connection), it can stream contents stored in shared computers (with or without password-protected), or stream online contents like YouTube and Hulu etc from UPnP devices (*3rd parties apps like PlayOn installed in computer*). Due to the "best effort" nature of networking, the streaming playback quality might not be in HD .

BONUS FEATURES

Built-in torrent downloader, you can download torrents without turn PC on.Built-in MUZEE Internet Radio can live broadcasting tens of thousands of sports, music, news or talk show channels from 210 countries.

What's in the Box

BV-5005HD Mini HD Media Player, Ethernet Cable, RCU, HDMI and RCA cables, Power Adapter, Quick User Guide.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sometimes it doesn't turn off.
Tom Thumb
I ordered this stupid thing and when I plugged it in it wouldent even turn on... This product is %100 useless. dont waste your time..
Nick_Lee
The third issue is firmware updates.
S. Chervets

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Chervets on March 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
Recently switched to recording over the air TV and needed a media streamer. I tried Asus, BriteView WD, Boxee Box, and the old Popcorn Hour (a110) box. Here is a summary of what I found:

BriteView

o This is the streamer I kept
o Plays everything (except for DVD VOB directories)
o Doesn't show subtitles automatically (needs to be turned on per show)
o Plays audio through HDMI and optical simultaneously
o Audio control available on the remote
o Best remote of the bunch
o Can't play VOB directories, although it can play ISO files

Boxee Box

o nice looking device and remote
o can download DVD box art if the files have exact names in the right format
o RF Remote doesn't require line of sight and is very responsive
o Slick, smooth interface (but menu system is convoluted) and too few dedicated buttons
o Very responsive
o Has problems decoding Dolby Digital Audio from a variety of file formats
o skipping problems for HD TV recordings (.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By mukhi on July 29, 2010
I have previously tried WD TV (1st generation) and CinemaTube and compared them since these were the media players having similar features at similar prices. Despite WD TV was the most popular media player, I had shown that CinemaTube was the winner.

Read my review for CinemaTube here:
http://www.amazon.com/Brite-View-BV-5005HD-CinemaTube-Multimedia-Downloader/dp/B002CNOYRS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280036605&sr=8-1

Now that both WD TV Live Plus and CinemaGo are out to fight, I can see CinemaGo is still going to be the winner for similar reasons. Although this time I did not try WD TV Live Plus (I didn't feel to), but after comparing their available features, from my previous experience with WD TV and CinemaTube and current experience with CinemaGo, I must say it will be hard to get a better product in the market at this price point.

Don't care about wireless? Save money then! You can get CinemaTube Mini now for less, which is nothing but CinemaGo sans wireless. You can still buy a wireless USB adapter in future to make it wireless (Brite-View recommended adapter desirable).

Read my review for CinemaGo here:
http://www.amazon.com/brite-View-BV-5005HD-Mini-Networking-Multimedia/product-reviews/B003TUB2VE/ref=cm_cr_pr_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

CinemaTube Mini can do "everything" that CinemaGo can do!!!

NOTE: Muzee now offers some TV channels for free! I liked some of the channels and added to my favorites. Quality is standard internet quality. Parenteral control can be done by using a password.

Some bugs need to be fixed through firmware updates:

As someone else also reported,
# ISO's DVD menu is still kinda buggy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By araknid_x on September 16, 2010
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I'm primarily using this to watch Videos stored on a NAS. I'm using a wired connection from CinemaTube to a Router that has a 10Mbps pipe to the Internet and a 1Gbps pipe to the NAS. The CinemaTube mini will be replacing a 2 year old A100 from Popcornhour and my review will provide some comparisons between the two devices.

First the Good:
No fan or any other noise from the device.
Plays video and audio from my Flip camcorder (A100 could not play the audio track)
Plays video and audio captured with my Sony DVD camcorder (A100 could not play it)
Resume function to continue from where you left off, the U/I prompt is for Resuming is somewhat clunky.
Quick FF/RW. On my A100, after Fast Forwarding a bit it would take 2-3 minutes to continue with playback.
Remote response is quick.
Logitech Harmony has this remote in their database and works great.

Now the Bad:
Clunky U/I almost a deal breaker. After power up, I have to press "Ok" four times to get to the Folders on my NAS, then I have to press "down" several times to get to the Folder and then "Ok" to get into the folder and again press "up" or "down" several times to get to the actual Video file. The A100, allowed me to set up shortcuts on the Home Folder, it also added numerical labels to Folders/Files and using the numbers on the remote I can directly select from one of the 10 Folders/Files displayed on the screen..
No quick skip/jump to get to say 10%, 20% of video, fast forward is the only option to move forward in video (The A100 has a 30 sec skip and direct skip to 10%..90% using the number keys)
Gets hot, might be a problem in enclosed spaces.
Internet TV has some potential but is mostly unusable because of long (2-4 minutes) buffer time and frequent stutter.
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