DVDFab Movie Server from Fengtao Software

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Conclusion

DVDFab Movie Server is an excellent 4K UHD Blu-ray Media Player from both hardware and software perspectives. It literally plays back anything you throw at it, from DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays, and all the other digital files, including H265 encoded videos and 4K 10-bit HDR10 videos. It can be a perfect replacement of your home Blu-ray player and serve as your digital multimedia hub.

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Pros:

  • Excellent build quality with affordable price;
  • The Poster Wall feature really makes it pretty user-friendly to display your media library;
  • Deeply tailored UI design that is specifically optimized for the Movie Server;
  • Support navigation menus on DVDs, Blu-rays and 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays;
  • Support playback of H.265, 4K UHD, and HDR10 videos;
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master and DTS:X audios;
  • Rich connectivity and expandable possibilities.

Cons:

  • The hardware specs, despite they say are top-level, are a little bit outdated today, 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM, in my opinion, are just the minimal standard. After all, most Android phones are employing 6GB RAM and 32GB ROM nowadays;
  • During my test, the Wi-Fi connection and Ethernet connection sometimes do not work simultaneously, and when streaming hi-res videos from NAS, it’s better to use Ethernet connection, as Wi-Fi might occasionally cause jittery problems.
  • The 8TB maximum capacity of the 3.5 inch SATA hard drive is quite limited. With the prevailing of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, that space will surely be eaten up quickly.
  • The Poster Wall feature is great, there is no doubt. However, during my experience, a few of my movies failed to get the correct Meta information. Hopefully, this will be addressed through the future firmware updates.
  • There is only one HDMI port, which to me, is not enough. But, it might still can meet the demand of most people.

Bottom Line:

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Considering the price tag of only $299 (plus, there are also holiday coupons), DVDFab Movie Server is quite worthy of your money. Compared to the similar products with the same price level, its performance is quite amazing. I also have a Dune HD Sole 4K, I personally think my experience with DVDFab Movie Server is far better than that one. Besides, the 4K video image is quite sharp on my Samsung 4K TV. Time to ditch your old home Blu-ray Player machine.

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