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HDI Dune HD Duo Review

Building on the success of the Dune HD Max, HDI is giving us a model with a slightly different concept, the Dune HD Duo. While you get Blu-ray playback on the first, on this second model the accent is put on storage. We’ll also be taking the opportunity to re-test the HDI Dune platform and interface, which has changed since our last test.

We’re not going to go back over all the different aspects of the machine as it’s identical on all points to the HD Max, with the exception of the Blu-ray player which has been replaced here by a second slot for a 3.5-inch hard drive.

 

Pros

Two hard drive slots

Excellent support for various multimedia formats / Advanced audio and video configuration

Video jukebox (films and series)

SDHC reader / 7.1 audio analogue outs

Good SD upscaling / DTS HD MA and Dolby TrueHD support

 

Cons

Noisy fan

VFD screen limited to 1 line

Remote not up to the finish of the centre

The interface still has missing features

 

Conclusion

It’s no surprise to see another excellent media centre from HDI. The multimedia support is virtually faultless and there are numerous possibilities, notably when it comes to the video jukebox. We’d now like to see the manufacturer really getting to grips with the photo and audio aspects of its interface.

Read the full review at digitalversus.com.

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