The A.C.Ryan Fluxx is one of the most powerful media streamers slated to hit the market in the first half of 2011. In fact, it will probably end up being classified more as a premium set top box, rather than a plain media streamer.

The company also seems to have an exciting refresh lined up for their Realtek based products. The UI on these models is one of the best we have seen implemented on the Realtek platform. That said, we do have some gripes with respect to the fact that there is no official support for DTS-HD passthrough in the Realtek models, while the Fluxx is OK in that respect. AAC also doesn't seem to have multi-channel decode to LPCM unlike the Fluxx. BD-ISO support looks likely to be BD-Lite in nature for both the Fluxx and the Realtek models. While disparity in the GUI and responsiveness of the user interface is expected when compared to Fluxx, it would have been nice to have the same codec compatibility / supported features across the board. Will our wishes be granted? We will know soon when the models hit the market.

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  • Koets - Saturday, March 5, 2011 - link

    Hey guys, i had a compiled list of questions from different users and -"to be"-users.

    Yesterday at Cebis i got the answers for y'all:


    • hdmi 1.4? No, 1.3
    • adjustable GUI? (skins) Yes, background, themes, and settings
    • web availability? How/what Yes, including streams and full browser
    • MSRP? Euro and USD for different markets. 249 both in euro and dollar
    • Release date? Aiming for June
    • Subtitle shift? If YES, follow up which formats, imbedded and/or external? Yes, most and both
    • Size? Not defined yet, approximate size of the DVR, but rounded of
    • Backlit remote? Yes and probably with full keyboard
    • HDMI-In to be usable as?? Passthrough
    • 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 60? Yes, all
    • Display to show info/navigation? No lcd display for this
    • Variable settings for fan (turn off if no HDD inside?)? Yes
    • Can we get an xbmc interface No
    • TV-Series Jukebox with automtic information retrieval? Yes, as well as movies and music
    • Price for barebones Fluxx in US will be $249
    • Euro 242? 249
    • ATSC tuner built-in as well? No
    • Will these do full hd pass through? Yes
    • Fluxx does have USB 3.0? (usb slave??) No, 2.1 (yes)
    • LPCM 5.1 or 7.1? Both
    • remote ctrl via symbian? Apple and Android already, working on Symbian and all others
    • drm bypass? No, moviemakers wouldn't be too happy with that..

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