[Attention] Android 7 info updating

Discussion in 'A5 Professional 4K HDR Blu-ray HDD Media Player.' started by Radoslaw Smetana, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    i contacted egreat via FB and told them we are all leaving this forum and their devices...and the only answer i got is

    "please be paintent , our team are working on that"....

  2. Martin

    Martin Member

    Well the NVidia Shield TV Pro is comming out, so long and thnx for the support here from the members of this forum
  3. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    farewell !
  4. andrej657

    andrej657 New Member

    Hello , Egreat ! So what about Android 7 firmware at "flagmans" A11 ?
    For 500 euro price so poor quality product .
    I'm so happy for regulary crashed google play market as U know ...
  5. Nuckyt77

    Nuckyt77 New Member

    In the past I have mentioned several times that the Egreat A5 and A10 I had were not completely to my satisfaction. Promissed was a lot but not delivered. I just read this whole Android 7 saga here and again...promissed but still not delivered. I can fully understand that buyers get frustrated. If you paid the firm price Egreat asks: yes then frustration starts coming in soon.

    So last year I bought me a Zidoo X10 and later a Zidoo Z9S...............and guess what.................also there were and are a lot of promisses but not all were/are kept. But Zidoo keeps updating and at least tries to make their players work better. I used my Egreats in the past for mainly 3 things: Kodi, music files and play Full menu Blurays. Kodi was and is still shit on Egreat. Music files: a mess. But the full Menu option Egreat offers was and still is (when compared to Zidoo) good. So after now nearly a year with only the Zidoo's I bought me a used A5. And....I never thought I would say this.......I am happy with it. The price I paid was ok and sinceI decided to only use it for what it does i.m.o. best( play Full Menu and Remux files) I not complain. No audio-files...no Kodi. Even the Cover function works better then before.

    So what I learned is that NO company delivers THE player. Zidoo is ok but for me (full Menu is a hit and miss as well as their musicplayer) no option anymore. Would I ever buy an A11 or A13.?...no way. The prices Egreat asks for these two just are too high if one compares them with A5/A10 and A8 pro. They look great but I think in their fuctionality there is not so much difference.. Saw the Egreat A8 pro just yesterday......looks nice but no USB3.0, so again no reason to change.
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  6. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    ok here goes nothing people !

    i just chatted with egreat twice today; and it seems they ARE STILL ALIVE; they confirmed to me that ANDROID 7 final is imminent ! well they say this since 2017...i know; they are confident enough that it should be released in a few days from what i understood ;

    well we have waited for 2 years and many have abandoned egreat since then...so what the hell, i can manage a few more hours of my life...since i am not buying another player as of now
  7. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

    Haha Good one... “imminent” and “few days”. It’s like they copy and paste the same anders over and over again. Plus they don’t even bother being active on the forum. If you don’t to destroy a business, that’s exactly how to do it. Even IF they deliver:
    • Way beyond “too late”
    • I doubt that it will have no bugs, so waiting for further fixes will go on
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  8. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

  9. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Will give it a go, if it comes! I know the company is alive for sure, so it might happen one day.
    To be honest Poster Wall 3 is quite good in finding my (a bit older) movies just not the very recent ones.

    It still has the best BD Menu processing and no Seamless Branching problems. Happy to keep them in the rack for just those goodies. But for e.g. Music Player, CD-ROM (optical drive) support and above all External Subtitle support it has been passed by Zidoo by miles today.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2019
  10. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @Nice Monkey i never had real issues with external subs...since i got the A5 ! the only small niggle is that sometimes i have to change the sub on the PC "save as" and sometimes choose UT8 or something, in order to display subs that have french letters like "é,à or ô" etc...
    even in beta...android 7 does not cause me real issues
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  11. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    I am talking above all real time downloading external subs! Use that a lot, very convenient finally:
    - I can specify/filter which languages to look for (English, Spanish and Dutch in my case)
    - These can be stored where the movie was found as an option
    - They are stored unpacked and changed to a movie matching file name
    So on the next play these are automatically found and implicitly work with Egreat or other media players too.

    That is how I like to see it: The player finally does all the work for me. I just need to select and can try them real time! :p
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2019
  12. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    ahh true then!
  13. briguy65

    briguy65 Member

    Nice Monkey -- I have seen this feature on my Egreat, but I don't know how to do it -- how is it accessed where you can find subs somewhere while remaining in front of the television. Instead of going to a computer, downloading them, and then moving them to the media player's hard drive.
  14. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    The feature hardly works on Egreat if at all? This is an illustration of the backlog Egreat FW got in about 2 years time. They were on par with different goodies 2 years ago. It is for sure a pity as I really like the HW and the general look and feel of the FW too.
  15. briguy65

    briguy65 Member

    I see. No problem then. I have to agree with you regarding the general feel of the FW. And definitely I love the HW, the look is so clean and it fits very nicely on a rack. Some of the other players with their small form factor are nice, but that form factor looks so out of place when you have nice rectangles of your receiver, blu-ray player, etc. That said, no cable box here --thanks to Egreat have cut the cord and stayed away from the evils of a DVR. I know too many people, including my own mother, who acts like their DVR is like the "one ring" from the Lord of the Rings. The precious, you mustn't take away my DVR, I can't live without it even though I end up paying over 100 bucks a month for cable. So I'm in the minority, along with you guys, who steadfastly avoids paying the cable company too much money :)
  16. And what devices will get the miracle android 7 if it ever appears can't say I believe them
  17. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    guys just got news from egreat...

    they are not back from their holidays..because of CORONA ! same for AQARA and XIAOMI and many samsung workers ! this virus is starting to have HUGE repercussions !
  18. depmesh

    depmesh Active Member

    Let us hope everyone will be able to return to their jobs healthy and that this threat is dealt with effectively and as quickly as possible.
  19. Gaia

    Gaia Member

    Bullsh@t, two years ago good firmware.
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  20. Crrispy

    Crrispy New Member

    Aha covid-19.... yeah for sure. Let's summarize the situation: latest officiel A5 firmware on the download page is an old Android 5, from 2017....
    The Android 7 beta firmware has not been updated for something like 6 months now, and will probably never be. It is super bugged , and the posters application is the worst that I ever had on this box, half of the scraping is ridiculous with wrong results, not even using properly the filenames (used to work not too bad with old versions!). Brightness settings reset randomly, the HDR setting also is not kept like you would like, you can't set the timezone, some titles are simply ignored in the posters list, etc, etc, etc.... pitiful!
    Will never buy an Egreat box again.
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