[Feedback] Egreat A10...Quick review

Discussion in 'A10 Enthusiast 4K HDR Blu-ray HDD Media Player.' started by OlivierQC, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello All,

    I present to you the new Egreat device.

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    My equipment

    Sony 65X930C (HDMI enhanced)
    Onkyo 656 (4k/hdcp 2.2/HDR)
    Cable Monster Ultra HD Platinum
    Focal dome 5.1.2 ou 7.2 according to the tests
    NAS personal cloud / SMB (5TB)
    Orico 9558RU3 (24TB)
    HDD Seagate Baracuda (8TB 7200rpm)
    Wired Gigabit Ethernet

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    unboxing

    the A10 is in a small suitcase

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    the multimedia player is well protected

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    Usual cables are there

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    The user guide and a Quality Control card

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    The user guide is printed in color


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    The casing

    It is a black aluminum casing with good finishes

    I am very impressed by the quality.

    that's just my opinion but for me the egreat A10 is a premium product



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    The front panel rotates to access the internal Hard drive


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    Dimensions

    31 cm wide
    25.5 cm depth
    6.5 cm height


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    input/output

    The A10 has all the inputs and output which you need

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    the HDD installation is quick and simple

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    The HDD is quickly recognized by the A10

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    For your information :
    The a10 recognizes the hard drive NTFS/GPT format and up 8TB


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    The remote is good qualities, the keys are backlit,

    The keys are rubber and all functions are available on the front panel


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    The user guide for the remote

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    Settings


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    There is also an option for the display to shut off when the movie starts and goes back on when the movie ends. (only functional with the Egreat TV.)

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    Video Youtube




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    AutoScan Network

    Autoscan NFS/SMB finds all my devices in my network in 2 seconds. All works properly.

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    Scrapper/player Egreat TV

    The scrapper/reader of Egreat has a nice presentation and works very well.
    It finds (it uses the information from imdb) and displays the good posters and information.

    For the moment, it is not very personable for my liking.

    There is a flag that indicates the video format.

    - BD and BD3D : blue Flag
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    4K : yellow Flag
    -UHD 4K : ...


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    There is a very good filter to find a movie in our videotheque,
    searchable by : type, years, country, etc...

    it is very efficient.



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    The Egreat TV supports :

    - HD and UHD Blu ray menu interactive
    - DTS X and Atmos
    - ISO 3D
    - 3D MVC MKV

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    Vidon xbmc (kodi 16.1)

    Vidon xbmc used to read all types of videos and
    i have no problems of bugs or freeze or not responding.


    Vidon xbmc working properly.
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    While conserving characteristics and functions of Kodi such a the OSD menu with stop button that people who use the external Kodi player miss.
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    The vidon xbmc v1.6.1.2 supports :

    - HD and UHD Blu ray menu interactive
    - DTS X and Atmos
    - ISO 3D
    - 3D MVC MKV

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    Iso 3D with Vidon xbmc


    Interactive menus of Blu-ray with Vidon xbmc (and Egreat TV)


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    Tests

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    DTS X OK
    DTS HD OK

    Dolby True HD OK
    Dolby Atmos OK

    3D ISO OK
    3D MVC MKV OK
    Subtitle 3D OK
    Flip eyes 3D with Egreat TV OK
    Flip eyes 3D with Vidon 3D flip eyes with player Vidon xbmc does not work

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    For the test of 23.976 support, i plugged the A10 directly to my TV, i do not trust my receiver Onkyo 656

    23.976 pendulum test OK
    FPS test 1080p23.976 L4.1 MKV OK

    video VP9 OK

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    UHD / UHD HDR

    For the tests, i plugged the A10 directly to my TV, i do not trust my receiver Onkyo 656
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    All Demo UHD and UHD HDR works properly on my TV.


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    Picture Quality

    The picture quality is excellent after some adjustments

    I turn off the imprex processing engine V2



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    Note:


    the picture with Egreat Tv and Vidon xbmc is free of video noise it allows me to increase the sharpness contrary to Zidoo which has a lot of video noise
    after making a comparative.

    I used the following TV Sony settings :


    Nettete: 60/ Reality Creation: 35


    I also change the contrast and color on my TV.

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    Supplementary information

    Here is a link to the Web site minipcdb, which compares the two devices.

    https://www.minipcdb.com/articles/Egreat-A10-vs-Egreat-A5

    Thanks MiniPCDB

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    Conclusion

    - The box is very stable, no bugs to declare since I have been using it. (as with the Egreat A5)
    - we find the same qualities as the A5 and is defaults (issue)
    - it is the only device that offers many features
    - the quality is excellent and we can say that it is a high-end device, in my humble opinion.


    to be continued
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello

    you have options to manage the internal fan :

    by default the fan is on SMART

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    You can choose between 3 options : SMART, CUSTOMIZE, OFF

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    with the option CUSTOMIZE, you can choose the operating temperature of the fan

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    be careful to choose the appropriate setup or you may lose the warranty

    See you
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  3. 808bluray

    808bluray New Member

    Do I have to buy a vidon xbmc subscription to achieve blu-ray menu navigation all the audio pass through types? thanks!
  4. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello 808bluray,

    VidOn XBMC v1.6.1.2 Pro license is included for all Egreat A5/A10 users

    This is an exclusive version for devices Egreat

    see you
  5. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello All,

    Information from Pcristi about the flip eyes 3D with Vidon xbmc :

    - flip eyes for 3D for Egreat Player and for moment limited to SBS format on VidonXBMC.

    i hope to have some good news from Egreat about the flip eyes 3D with iso 3D on Vidon xbmc :)

    see you
  6. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello all,

    the Egreat A10 boots up in just under 26 seconds, it's excellent.



    see you
  7. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello All,

    My Egreat A10 is in place in the cabinet, this is my main video player

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    I did some tests with Demo UHD and UHD HDR.

    My parameters :


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    With demo 23.976, 24P and 29.970, the Egreat switch to RGB 4.4.4 10Bit instead of ycbcr 4.2.0 10Bit, it's perfect.

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    DEMYSTIFYING 4K, UHD BLU RAY, WIDE COLOR GAMUT, HDR, 4:4:4, 18GBPS AND THE REST!

    http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/uhd-101-v2/

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    UHD/HDR 23.976

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    UHD/HDR 24P

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    UHD HDR 29.970

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    UHD/HDR 59.940

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    And a video to show you the interactive blu ray menu with the Egreat A5/10 :

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    See you
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
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  8. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello All,

    My equipment :

    Sony 65X930C
    Onkyo TX-NR656
    Egreat A10
    Focal Dome 7.1/5.1.2
    NAS Seagate personal cloud / SMB
    Wired Gigabit Ethernet

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    I tested 4 UHD movies this evening (only UHD full rip BDMV).

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    Everything works, nothing to report for now but it seems to me that the Blu-ray menu was more smooth with the FW 1.1.2.0, it is just my opinion.


    Note:
    As everyone knows, the inferno movie has an Atmos soundtracks problem, but the Atmos soundtracks of the smurfs 2 and La La Land works properly with the Egreat.
    I do not know if the problem comes from the egreat or not


    No problem with La La Land and Patriot Day and the HDR aspect ratio bug.

    Here is a video (Sorry about the bad video quality) :





    See you
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2017
  9. Great thanks !
  10. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    @Xavier Roy-Bois

    I'm not an expert and i make a report of what I see on my tv.

    about the ISO 3D, everything seems to works properly,

    tell me if you see something not normal

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    i made a video :



    see you
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  11. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello,


    Today I played in the "POSTER".

    And Egreat team has made very big progress since the first version of their scraper "POSTER", they listened to the users even if there are still small details to change

    I am a user of kodi but now i am seduced by their scraper.

    There is a small thing that would be good, for example replace BD and 4K by a movies section because in this case it is also possible to add an MKV section.

    But I prefer to have a movies section that regroups all the format (BD,MKV,4K), i find it more logical.

    ALL OK
    collection OK
    TV serie OK
    3D OK
    Movies


    And if possible an animation section too.

    it is just my opinion, the "POSTER" v 2.0 is almost perfect.

    see you
  12. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    To know if inferno sound really works..why dont you test it on the zidoo? o_O
  13. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    good idea nenito2k

    the atmos soundtrack works with the zidoo but i do not have any picture on my tv just a black screen.

    i made a video



    see you
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  14. Thanks Olivier but the problem is not that the EGREAT player doesn't find the 3DBD's. He can show them with the infos and I have exactly the same settings than you for the video display. The problem is that my TV must be in '1080p 24hz' mode to activate the 3D fonctions ( at this moment the TV is displaying on the screen '1080p 24hz' ) . The fact is that there is NO '1080p 24hz' mode in option when choosing the 1080p resolution, only available for the UHD resolution. So, when a video file with 1080p 23.96hz or 1080p 24hz is playing, my TV should normally display at the screen '1080p 24hz' but she doesn't with the A10. She always displaying '1080p 60hz' even if the AUTOFRAMERATE is ON ! I always let the autoframerate 'ON' but my TV doesn't seem to catch the signal and display '1080p 24hz' at the screen. Visually the framerate seems to be good but in theory, the TV never activate it !
    I never have this problem with VidOn box player OR Minix X8H-Plus because those box have already a 1080p 24hz mode available to choose in the video configuration !
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  15. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    so, inferno does not work on any player perfectly ?
  16. Kam

    Kam Member

    Oppo UDP-203/205 play without any problem.
  17. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @OlivierQC ok HOW do these movies look vs 1080p SDR ?!
  18. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello nenito2k,

    I will make a comparison with inferno movie, i have it in 1080p iso and UHD bdmv.

    I will check with the magnifying glass if there are any differences

    see you
  19. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello all,

    I made a comparison between versions 1080p and 2160p.

    We see immediately the difference on my TV 65", sharpness, contrast, colors, everything is better with the UHD HDR.

    The HDR makes a nice difference (my tv is not a real HDR like the new HDR TV), but we see the difference with and without the HDR, i blinked several times during the movie.

    When we return to the 1080p, there is something missing and we want to return to the uhd version

    This is only my impressions with my equipment

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    see you
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  20. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Active Member

    Hello All,

    Sorry for my english

    A small update of my review that begins to be old, and it will be useful for future buyers,

    Each user uses the box in a different way, and depending on your use of box and bugs still unresolved, you will be satisfied or not with the egreat A5/10.

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    For my part it meets my expectations, but....

    - I do not use games or apk with the Egreat.

    - I do not use subtitles.

    - I only use artwork downloader with Vidon and the skin aeon nox available in kodi.

    - 99% of my collection is in 1080p

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    I like their POSTER V2.0 but there are bugs that do not allow me to properly use it (Library path disappears for example), it is a shame.

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    Currently :

    I use Vidon, and with my parameters (1080p60 / YcBcR 4.4.4 / 10Bit / HDR auto), I have no problem with the playback of my movies, no crash. no freeze, no stuttering...with my 1080p movies.


    I have 4 UHD BD rips and i use the player Egreat (with the following parameters 2160p30 / YcBcR 4.4.4 / 10Bit / HDR auto, Vidon is not compatible with the uhd rips Menu) to enjoy the blu-ray menu.

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    I start the A10 on Vidon and I use the A10 to see my movies, nothing else.
    The egreat has a long list of bugs, but with my use of the device i have the chance to enjoy it without having problems.

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    see you

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