Tvix 4100sh Plays Ripped Blu Ray Files?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by mick2006, May 12, 2007.

  1. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    For those of you waiting for a media streamer that plays ripped blu ray files, the Tvix 4100sh might be our dream come true. Some have reported on AVS forum that the rips play from their pc to the Tvix 4100sh with little to no stutter. I have one of these units myself and have just ordered the Sony blu ray burner so I will report back with my own findings shortly. Anyone else out there with one of these units care to comment?
     
  2. clareman

    clareman Well-Known Member

    will be waiting to hear your results...i noticed after a quick search this seems to be only available from the UK? would be really interested to hear how it makes out with h.264 bluray streams...

    thanks for the info!
     
  3. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    No, I live in the states and purchased mine from DigitalConnection-I think they are located in California. I will post reslults once I get my blu ray burner.
     
  4. clareman

    clareman Well-Known Member

    yeah I see backordered...interesting, there's a "1080P" check mark next to it on the main ad, but the specs say "up tp 1080i"


    i assume it't a 3.5 " sata internal? how easy to install and remove? would be great for adding files quickly
     
  5. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    It took less than 5 minutes to install the 3.5 sata drive, you basically just pop it in and then transfer whatever you want from your PC onto the 4100's sata drive. This is a great feature since many times you don't want to boot up your computer so you can watch something. By the way, I did see a post on AVS forums that tvixbox.com might have some units.
     
  6. clareman

    clareman Well-Known Member

    does this play .ts files direct?
    anyway, I ordered where you got yours, they are expecting a big shipment in a couple of weeks (i can wait ) the price is cheaper, although they said order now as it's going up another $20 by June 1st.

    thanks again for the info!!
     
  7. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    Wise choice, yes they play .ts files directly over LAN, or you can play them by putting them on a usb jump/hard drive. This device gives you many options for playing your files. Like I said however, I can't wait to test the ripped blu ray files-that will be the ultimate test since their bit rates are up around 45 mpbs.
     
  8. colinhunt

    colinhunt Well-Known Member

    No support for VC-1? Fuggedaboutit! I'll wait for a product that does H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 at high bitrates, with support for Matroska container. This new generation of media players don't fit the bill, so it'll be another year of waiting. Oh well.
     
  9. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    Ok,
    I have had limited time to work with the material since I got my blu ray burner, but so far this is what I have found:

    1) Blu Ray MPEG 2 rips will stream without flaw and look just like the disc!! (I ripped Terminator 2 and it was a mirror of the disc)

    2) I ripped Chicken Little AVC/MPEG 4, and I couldn't stream it (it seems to play but there is no picture or audio, just a blank black screen). I transfer the file over to the 4100's hard drive and try and play it from there. I will let all of you know how it goes. I don't think that it will work because the bit rate is too high with AVC transfers, but I will give it a shot.
     
  10. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    Some more info.:
    I can not get the main movie stream (MPEG 4) to play either via LAN or the 4100'2 internal hard drive. However, I can get many of the smaller clips that are in MPEG4 to work (at least I am assuming they are also in MPEG4-definatley high definition). For example, the intro. stuff plays beautifully, but when I play the main movie file all I get is a black screen with no audio. If anyone has any ideas let me know. At the moment I am ripping all my blu ray MPEG 2 discs to the 4100's hard drive.