|Bluetimes Coopa BT3550B|
3D MKV+BD-ISO, ANDROID, INTERNAL 3.5" HDD SUPPORT
UK STOCK. FAST DELIVERY
NEW FOR 2012
Incredibly cost effective route into the performance and features of the Realtek 1186 media processor. Internal 3.5" HDD tray, Gigabit LAN, 3D, Android, HDMI 1.4, 7.1 channel HD-Audio, media library, internet services, and more..
Realtek 1186 (2011)
3.5" Internal SATA
HDMI 1.4 Video
If you are looking for a great value route into the features and performance offered by the Realtek 1186 chipset, then the Bluetimes Coopa BT-3550B is the answer. It offers all the features of this new chipset including 3D, Gigabit LAN, HDMI 1.4, and Android in a great value package.
Realtek 1186DD-3D Chipset
The Bluetimes Coopa BT-3550B uses the latest Realtek 1186 media chipset, released in October 2011. The 1186 builds on the success of the 1185 (Xtreamer Sidewinder, HiMedia 600) but adds more brute power, the ability to display 1080p frame-packed 3D, and Android dual-boot. The 1186 chipset is the same as used in the HiMedia 900 series.
RM/RMVB, H.264, VC1, WMV, MPEG 1/2/4, DIVX, XVID, BDMV, BD-ISO, MKV, TS, M2TS, MTS, FLV, AVI, DVD-ISO, VOB, MPG, DAT, ASF, TP, TRP, SWF, 3D-SBS, VCD, DVD, AVCHD, MINIBD, RBD, BD-3D, 3D BD-ISO, FRAME PACKED 3D
FLAC, APE, LC-AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV, AC3, DTS, DTS-HD MA, TRUEHD, CD
JPG, HD JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
SRT, SUB, IDX+SUB, SSA, SMI
3D. Including Frame-Packed Blu-Ray 3D.
Because the BT-3550B uses the latest chipset, it supports the latest 3D video formats. Side-by-side (SBS) 3D, top and bottom 3D, and frame-packed (real image size 1920x2160) 3D are all supported. The last of these is particularly important as it is used for Blu-Ray video. The BT-3550B can play Blu-Ray ISOs in full 3D exactly as you would get from a Blu-Ray player (BD-Profile 1.0 menus / BD-Lite only). Note that all equipment must be HDMI 1.4 for frame-packed 3D.
Massive Format Support
With the BT-3550B you can play virtually any media file type you could ever find. The 3550B will cope with high bitrate MKV, Blu-Ray ISO rips and folder structure, DVD ISO rips and folder structure, MP4, h.264, x264. In fact, pretty much everything.
DVD and Blu-Ray ISO
DVD ISO files (DVD backups) will play exactly the same as the original disc with full menus. Blu-Ray ISO images will play as the original disc for Blu-Ray profile 1.0 discs (those without BD-Live) or will play with a custom internal menu (BD Lite) for all the rest. The custom menu gives full access to all subtitle / language / chapter options.
Gigabit LAN + Optional Wi-Fi(n)
The Bluetimes Coopa BT-3550B supports 10/100/1000 Gigabit networking. In practical terms this means that you can transfer large file between your network and the player at lightening speeds. The BT-3550B is capable of streaming video over a network at transfer rates of around 14 MB/s (~ 130Mb/s). Wi-Fi can optionally be added by purchasing an inexpensive USB Wi-Fi adapter.
Robust Hardware with Easy Access HDD Tray
The BT-3550B has a compact and solidly built casing with a discreet+quiet cooling fan. An internal 3.5" hard drive of up to 3TB is supported via an innovative loading tray. You click the hard drive into place on the tray and then slide the tray into the player. Inserting and removing drives is very simple.
Uniquely, the BT-3550B has a USB port and an SD Card slot mounted into the side of the front panel. This allows for easy access to these often used ports. At the rear there are a further two USB 2.0 host and a USB 3.0 slave port, giving a generous total of four USB total. The player rear also has full composite and component ports as well as HDMI 1.4a for video. To enable connection to older digital audio equipment there are also both coaxial and TOSLINK S/PDIF ports. Finally, there is the Gigabit LAN Ethernet port.
Samba, NFS, UpnP, and DLNA networking are fully supported. Samba and HFS allow connection to your home network or NAS, whilst DLNA and UPnP allow for easy access to content on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device as well as streamed content from popular PC / MAC applications like Windows Media Player + Hulu.
7.1 Channel HD Audio and Lossless FLAC
The BT-3550B offers total support for all HD-Audio standards. It can downmix or bitstream DTS, DTS-HD MA, True-HD, AC3/Dolby Digital as either RAW or LPCM, and with 7.1 audio selectively downmixed to 5.1 or left alone. Virtually every digital audio format is supported including very high end audio such as 24bit 192Khz FLAC.
You can optionally have Android 2.2 run in paralell to the usual operating system. This feature opens up a whole world of new uses via installing Android Apps. The web browser used by default is the stock Android browser as you'd find in other Android 2.2 devices. Note that Flash is not supported.
Web Services, Youtube XL, Last FM, Youtube Leanback, Web Browser
Web services include Youtube XL, Youtube Leanback, Last FM, DailyMotion, Youtube, Picasa, Yahoo Weather, Flikr, Facebook, Yahoo Finance, video podcasts. etc. The web browser is quick in loading pages. It is good for browsing simple websites like Facebook, Twitter, and news sites on your TV.
Comprehensive Subtitle Options
As is usual for a Realtek player, you get very comprehensive subtitle size, colour, positioning, and delay settings. All European languages are fully supported including the special characters used in Danish, Norwegian, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew.. etc.
You can browse photos according to directory or let the player index for sort/search. All popular formats are supported with no practical limit to images size. There are a huge range of photo transitions, music can be selected to play in the background of a slideshow, and zoom/pan are smooth and fast. The easy access front SD Card slot makes the BT-3550B a great choice for displaying photos or playing video from a camera.
Attractive and Fully Featured GUI / Firmware
The Bluetimes Coopa BT-3550B user interface is very attractive to look at and provides a wealth of options. It is closely based on the stock Realtek firmware, which in this case is no bad thing. Options such as custom wallpaper, lip-sync, and the weather widget are all enabled by default. You have the useful option to either scan media to the library automatically or to select when to scan.
Bluetimes are a large and respected company who have previously concentrated on making OEM (for other brands) players. Many of the Media Players you'll see for sale from western brands are in fact made by Bluetimes. They have many years of experience developing Realtek firmware.
Power Supply Information
We have stock of both UK 3-pin and European 2-pin power supply units. The BT-3550B will ship with the appropriate PSU for the country you order from.
You will receive a UK 3-pin PSU.
You will receive a European 2-pin PSU.
All the products we sell are in stock in the UK. This means that you and are covered by a UK warranty, all UK+European import taxes are paid, you can be sure you are getting a correct UK/European specification product, and delivery will be fast and reliable. We run the world's leading Media Player comparison site, iboum.com. This wealth of knowledge allows us to pick the best products and to offer high quality technical support.
Thinking of buying direct from China / Hong Kong?
All of the products we sell are in stock in the UK. Buying from the UK has the following important advantages over buying from China / Hong Kong:
- UK+European VAT and Customs Duty fully paid. You are legally required to pay customs duty and VAT on all items imported into the UK above £36. A similar situation exists across all of the European Union. In the UK this is usually 13.9% duty + 20% VAT, so for an item costing £100 you are legally liable for an extra £36.80 in duty and VAT. The delivery company (DHL, FedEx, Royal Mail. etc) are likely to demand this charge from you before handing over the item. All products we sell have had duty and VAT paid by us, so there will no extra charges payable anywhere in the European Union.
- UK Warranty. If an item is faulty or you simply want to return it then you are protected by UK consumer legislation. You can return any item within 7 days under the distance selling regulations and UK warranty law provides you with considerable protection. You will get none of this protection from China / Hong Kong sellers.
- UK Return. Returning an item to China / Hong Kong will be expensive and slow. China / Hong Kong sellers will not pay return postage, leaving you with a bill for perhaps £20-50 to return an item. In many cases this high cost renders any China / Hong Kong warranty useless.
- UK+European Specification. China / Hong Kong sellers might not know what a UK or European power plug is and most probably won't care either way. See the above about return costs and zero warranty protection. Items bought from us are guaranteed to be the correct specification for your country.
- UK+European Fast Shipping. UK stock allows us to offer reliable next day shipping to the UK and 2-5 day shipping to Europe.
|Release Date||October 2011|
|Max Resolution||1080p [Full-HD]|
|Chipset Family||Realtek 1xx6 (2011)|
|Chipset Model||Realtek 1186|
|Memory ||512MB DDR3 2GB NAND FLASH|
|Internal HDD||3.5" SATA|
|USB Version||2.0 / 3.0|
|File Systems||FAT, EXT3, NTFS, HFS|
|Wired Network||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Wireless Network|| Optional Wi-Fi(n)|
|Stereo L/R Audio||1|
|Video Formats (Codecs)||MKV,TS,M2TS,TP,WMV,IFO, ISO, VOB, DAT, AVI, MPG,MP4,MOV, RM, RMVB, FLV etc|
|Video Extensions (Containers)||AVI / BDMV Light / BD-ISO Light / MKV / TS / TP / TRP / M2TS / MPG / MP4 / MOV / M4V / VOB / ISO / IFO / DAT / WMV / ASF / RM / RMVB / FLV|
|Audio Formats (Codecs)||Mp3 / Mp2 / OGG Vorbis / APE - APE Cue /PCM / LPCM / AAC / RA|
|Audio Extensions (Containers)||MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, LPCM, FLAC, AC3,APE CUE |
|Image Formats||JPG/JPEG /BMP/GIF/TIFF|
|Subtitle Formats||sub, smi, ssa, srt, idx + sub|
|3D Top Bottom|
|3D Frame Packing||No|
|3D Frame Sequential||No|
|DVD ISO||Yes (original menus)|
|Blu-Ray ISO||Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)|
|Dolby Digital Downmix||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Passthrough||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus Downmix||Yes|
|Dolby Digital Plus Passthrough||Yes|
|Dolby TrueHD Downmix||Yes|
|Dolby TrueHD Passthrough||Yes|
|DTS-HD HR Downmix||Yes|
|DTS-HD HR Passthrough||Yes|
|DTS-HD MA Downmix||Yes|
|DTS-HD MA Passthrough||Yes|
|Web Services||Loads + Android 2.2|
|Power Usage Standby|