Zappiti NAS RIP

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Zappiti 4K HDR Range (player / server) – Winner of Product of the Year Award 2018

We have watched Zappiti’s collection of movie players evolve from full-HD to Ultra High-Definition and now to delivery of High Dynamic Range too, all the while maintaining their effortless and attractive user interface which rivals the world’s most expensive server systems, yet comes together at a fraction of their price (the mid-level 4K HDR player/server is AU$550). They can be used with internal hard drives to store and serve both movies and music, and Zappiti also has available multi-bay NAS drives to provide enormous storage capacities for media which can then be served all around the home, and which can also come with a disc drive to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray straight to storage. For movie collectors, or for anyone wanting to clear their shelves of movie boxes and get things instantly accessible, we reckon Zappiti provides the most cost-effective high-quality solution available.

Alles Over Film

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR – 5/5

The NAS RIP 4K HDR can be described as a beautifully finished NAS that includes an optical drive to rip all your optical media to Blu-ray Ultra HD discs. This way, you can make a secure backup of all your disks and, with the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR, you can watch your movies on up to four devices simultaneously in your home. Based on my user experience, I highly recommend it!



Zappiti NAS RIP „Must AVCESAR. 5/5 stars.

In the end, even if the Zappiti NAS RIP is a budget, it proves a success by easily competing with much more expensive video paperless systems. Its ease of use and offers large storage capacity, and amazing image quality (through Zappiti Player 4K), low cost of adding additional zone. The system is now finalized and available with Premium Support. This is all assets that make it a reference product in the field. You will understand, experience Zappiti NAS RIP is a true happiness. It allows to live his passion for cinema, in any room of a home, via a successful ergonomics, without the constraints of physical discs. DVD and Blu-ray discs will be able to join your vinyl stock in a closet or on a shelf.

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Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR) – Hit Matériel. French magazine „Les Années Laser“ Number 252.

Never again have to search the collection for a movie you would like to watch: this is the promise from the Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR solution. (…) And on that, Zappiti adds two exclusives: the system of navigation and home indexation of a „dematerialized“ discs collection, skated by its many years of existence, and suddenly of a very rich indexing database. And second exclusivity (in such a solution), as its full name evokes, the Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR dematerializes directly CD, DVD, Blu-ray 2D & 3D, but also Ultra HD Blu-ray. (…) And it adds features that are not accessible to discs, such as simultaneous viewing in multiple areas of the house. It is a trend in audio today largely spread (multi-room sound), but much more complicated to set up video. Not with the Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR.


CEDIA Expo – Best of Show

The French brand Zappiti received the Best of Show Award for CEDIA Expo in Dallas by NewBay Media’s Residential Systems and TWICE. These awards honor outstanding products exhibited at the show. Manufacturers submitted products for nomination prior to arriving in Dallas, then a panel of anonymous professional integrator and journalist judges evaluated the entries based on written submissions and visual inspections on CEDIA show floor.


Zappiti NAS RIP „Best Buys Audio & AV 2017“.

The Zappiti NAS and player are seriously impressive bits of kit. It’s not just that they work, but that they work smoothly, with most aspects of the system thought through to deliver maximum convenience to the user. The NAS is flexible to grow with your storage needs, since you can start with a couple of drives (they can RAID for data protection) and add more as required. This is good stuff.

Zappiti 4K HDR

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Zappiti One SE 4K HDR. Best Buy

The best media player – It is impossible to list all the features of the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR media player, but we managed to visualize the most basic of them. The advantages of Zappiti One SE 4K HDR are multiple compared to other media players available on the market. Build quality, intuitive on-screen graphical display, a multitude of AV inputs, wired / wireless connectivity, recording option via HDMI input, support of all AV content, sound and picture capabilities, etc. are just some of the great qualities this media player offers. Users who want a high-end multimedia player will not need to look elsewhere because the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR offers everything a demanding user expects from a media player.

Alles Over Film

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is a very well finished multimedia player that looks really high-end (…) In terms of compatibility with file formats, I will not mention everything. But believe me, this device can read everything! The most common formats but also the most exotic. Even the MQA format is supported. (…) The proprietary Zappiti software works really well and offers a much better experience than the famous KODI. (…) Absolute absolute quality!


Zappiti One SE 4K HDR – AWARD 5/5 stars.

In conclusion, this new model is not a revolution but rather a nice evolution of the Zappiti One 4K HDR which, for 50€ more, will allow the most demanding fans to enjoy interesting options like the dual HDMI output and benefit better separation of audio-video signals. But it is especially the owners of old-generation home theater amps that will benefit the most from this second HDMI output and can enjoy a 4K image on their TV, without the need to change their AV receiver. Brillant!

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

Zappiti One 4K HDR

At U.S. $299.00, I consider the Zappiti One HDR a good deal. It’s easier to set up than a PC or Mac dedicated to video playback, and it has as much storage as you want to buy. My calculations are that my 4TB hard drive would hold more than 200 Blu-ray movies. The Zappiti can take up to a 16TB drive. If you want to try additional units to distribute video around the house, the Zappiti Mini units are U.S $250.00 and have no provision for internal drives, although you can mount external drives. With no storage attached, they are a great way to view your collection on your main Zappiti in other rooms of your house, assuming your home network can support the speed needed.I can’t think of an easier way to enjoy your videos, audio files, and movies. (…) However you use it, the Zappiti One 4K HDR media server has solid software and hardware, is being constantly updated, and the multi-room video and audio distribution features make it even more valuable.

Sound Image Magazine

Zappiti 4K HDR Range (player / server) – Winner of Product of the Year Award 2018

We have watched Zappiti’s collection of movie players evolve from full-HD to Ultra High-Definition and now to delivery of High Dynamic Range too, all the while maintaining their effortless and attractive user interface which rivals the world’s most expensive server systems, yet comes together at a fraction of their price (the mid-level 4K HDR player/server is AU$550). They can be used with internal hard drives to store and serve both movies and music, and Zappiti also has available multi-bay NAS drives to provide enormous storage capacities for media which can then be served all around the home, and which can also come with a disc drive to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray straight to storage. For movie collectors, or for anyone wanting to clear their shelves of movie boxes and get things instantly accessible, we reckon Zappiti provides the most cost-effective high-quality solution available.


Zappiti Duo 4K HDR – Highly Recommended Award 2017 – Score: 9/10.

Zappiti 4K HDR Range (player / server) – Winner of Product of the Year Award 2018

The build quality of the Duo is top notch with a metal casing that is passively cooled to avoid fan noise. (…) The processor is a bit of a monster and the networking performance of the Zappiti is excellent so we were treated to some excellent performance with video encoded at very high bitrates. (…) The included remote control is backlit – which we love – and sits easily in the hand, while offering a well planned button map and all the options you need, bar a dedicated stop button. (…) In terms of media playback, the Zappiti 4K HDR range is very, very strong in most areas. There is support for Ultra HD video, all the way to up to 60 frames per second as well as HDR 10 and HEVC decoding capability. (…) All in all, the Zappiti Duo 4K HDR is a cracking home media streaming solution which very nearly qualifies for the rare accolade of plug’n’play (…), it comes Highly Recommended.


Zappiti Mini 4K HDR – KICK ASS AWARD 4.9/5 stars.

The Zappiti Mini 4K HDR is a fantastic media player that has an exceptional build quality to it. The device comes with all of the connections that you could possibly need and is very simple to setup. The GUI is intuitive and well thought out, allowing the user to be able to access their content quickly and easily. The Zappiti Media Center clearly has had a lot of thought put into its design and is a great alternative to Kodi and Plex as it does not require as much setup and tweaking as they do. (…) There is one thing that is clear however and that is that the Zappiti Mini 4K HDR is not just another Android box. It doesn’t pretend to be the same as other boxes on the market and the reason they are using the Android operating system is so that the user has more options available to them with the device. The Zappiti Mini 4K HDR is an outright killer media player, not an Android box that has poorly developed apps built in or re-skins of existing apps. (…) The Zappiti media player is intended for those that want a seriously high quality media player that is both simple to use and feature rich.

Diapason Magazine

Zappiti One 4K HDR – 5 stars

Zappiti MagicPixel v2.5 video processing improves the picture quality with high performance 4K UHD upscaling. The startup is fast and the media player offers high transfer rates, the picture and sound quality is at the rendezvous. It is easy to use (plug and play), the Ultra HD 4K works wonders and Dolby Atmos is supported. Huge improvement for this media player compared to its predecessors, at all levels. And best of all, it has an after-sales service in English in addition to French …


Zappiti One / Duo / Mini 4K HDR – GOLD AWARD.

For several months now, we have been using what we can easily describe as a „Swiss knife of media player“, we particularly appreciate the movie identification system but also the picture quality delivered. (…) and it is to pay tribute to the work of the developers who have succeeded in proposing an interface of use efficient and especially accessible to the majority, that we award a PJHC Gold Award to this versatile champion of the picture quality.


Zappiti One 4K HDR – Favorite GamerStuff

Today, there are few box to offer so many features. This case is ultra complete and really multimedia, even its price in terms of its features is well placed. You will have to choose between the version without hard drive Zappiti Mini 4K HDR (249 €) or hard disc (s) Zappiti One / Duo 4K HDR (from 299 €). In addition, the brand is now well established on the market, and the Zappiti community continues to grow, which normally guarantees a good guarantee for the evolution of the applications and updates the box. The player Zappiti One 4K HDR wins the „Favorite GamerStuff“.


Zappiti Duo 4K HDR review – Award AVHD. 5/5 stars.

The Zappiti Duo 4K HDR is an unquestionable success, the new reference of 4K HDR media players to date. With full multimedia and network support, a Zappiti MCE interface that combines aesthetics and ergonomics, a wide range of connectivity options, but also, and above all, a high-quality 1080p, 3D and 4K; the Zappiti Duo 4K HDR is a great achievement.


Zappiti One / Duo / Mini 4K HDR – AWARD 5/5 stars.

In conclusion, while the new Zappiti range takes on the overall design of the previous range, the 3 new media players of the Zappiti 4K HDR range go much further than their predecessors with improved video and sound quality; perfect auto-framerate, increased performance, many new features, and broader connectivity. The media players also offer reliable performance, a tablet app, programmable backlit remote control and a remarkably simple and intuitive media center with movie cover system. The Zappiti 4K HDR is the ultimate choice for anyone wishing to enjoy the best of multimedia!

hxos+ Sound Vision magazine

Zappiti One 4K HDR

The Zappiti ecosystem plus the hardware that the company has created to support it (media player & NAS) form the most complete solution we ‘ve seen to this day, with unrivaled library management, exemplary ease of use and excellent image and audio quality. Given their attractive prices, the Zappiti range of devices – simply put – have no competition!


Zappiti Duo 4K HDR – 91%

The Zappiti Duo 4K HDR is a clear category leader in the field of the Android Mediaplayers. The flagship player from Zappiti offers powerful video processing and outstanding compatibility with a wide variety of formats are only a few of the crowd favorites of the Zappiti Duo 4K HDR. The Zappiti Mediacenter User Interface, is truly magnificent and a primary reason why Zappiti has received so much international acclaim from the CE Industry, media center enthusiasts and end-user customers.


Zappiti One SE 4K HDR – AWARD 8.5/10

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is the 4K HD Player which based from the success of the Zappiti One 4K HDR, whether playing a 4K HDR Full Rip file with the big size ( almost 100 GB ) with Dolby Atmos audio or just basically MP4 files, still provides great sound and picture quality. It can play any file formats smoothly. The Android version 6.0.1 can be used as a smart TV, HDMI OUT 2 and RCA gold plated and IR Receiver enhancing the sound quality as well. Overall , Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is fully function media player -could be one of the best nowadays.



Zappiti Mini 4K HDR

The Zappiti Mini 4K HDR holds in one hand. But like his big brothers, he is full of qualities. The network installation was tedious, but with this new model, it’s much simpler. It is not necessary to install the media center on the PC anymore to share the video files. Or to name them well so that the media player recognizes them. (…) Transferring files from the PC to your TV is very fast: thanks to the new generation Gigabit Ethernet bus, the data transfer rate is up to 115 MB/s. (…) The Zappiti-specific system of movie covers has been updated for greater fluidity. The navigation is fast and the movie covers grabed from the Zappit database are beautiful. (…) For 249 €, it is a condensed of technologies.



Zappiti Mini 4K HDR – Best buy 2017

Although the solutions mentioned in this guide are a good (or very good) compromise in terms of use, it is however more difficult to obtain results comparable to those found on more dedicated multimedia solutions. (…) It is precisely on this niche that Zappiti is positioned. (…) In the idea, the principle is identical to what we find on Kodi, however the interface is much clearer and more pleasant, but especially easy to handle for the uninitiated user. On the other hand, although Zappiti uses TMDb to „scrap“ information (synopsis, cast, director, etc.) and movie covers, the manufacturer also relies on its own database named ‚Zappiti Db“. Also note the presence of a particularly practical and thoughtful parental control feature. In terms of multimedia support, the Zappiti Mini 4K HDR is definitely one of the most complete solutions on the market.


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Zappiti One – Gold medal

First at all, the Zappiti One 4K HDR is not just another Android box. It is designed by a major player in the multimedia player domain and provides access to the entire Zappiti Media Center ecosystem, which provides a relatively easy way to organize your video library. It also includes cloud synchronization, a mobile application and optional server software for NAS, MAC and PC. This model of the 4K HDR range also includes an internal HDD bay. The quality of construction is excellent and offers a silent user comfort thanks to passive cooling. The player provides a very complete connectivity. The backlit remote control is easy to use and very ergonomic. Collecting information from movies in your collection via Zappiti Media Center is an efficient and easier to use process than Kodi and its derivatives. In conclusion, the Zappiti One 4K HDR is truly a European product with a high quality software and construction (…).




Zappiti One

The Zappiti One 4k HDR media player is a quality product offered by a serious European brand with a rich history. Excellent quality of construction, absolute silence, unique and simple cover software, convenient control panel, good WiFi reception, rich functionality and an almost total absence of problems in operation are the assets of this multimedia player. Another great advantage of this multimedia player is the excellent user support provided by the manufacturer. Zappiti programmers constantly improve the software, fix bugs and regularly publish new firmware versions. On the official site, you can find almost all information about Zappiti media players, including instructions for using, configuring, updating the software (…). There is also a huge database of questions and answers. Such care for users is impressive and suggests that the product is truly sustained and constantly improved.




Editor’s Choice AVForums

Zappiti One, Duo, Mini 4K HDR – Media Player Remote of the Year 2017

For the time being, at least until we all start using voice control wholesale, the handheld remote control unit is our primary interface with AV devices so we feel there should be some recognition when the manufacturer gets it right. In all honesty, most remote controls we get with media streaming device samples leave something to be desire but the one that comes with the Zappiti 4K HDR devices – Duo, One & Mini – is much better. It curves in to the middle from either end, which makes it comfortable to hold, and features a backlight which automatically triggers when you press a button – it shouldn’t be underestimated how useful an illuminated remote can be when you’re watching a movie in dimmed conditions, especially when the remote has a lot of buttons as the Zappiti does. There are dedicated buttons for powering on and off, launching the Zappiti Media Center app and Zappiti Explorer, all the usual playback and transport controls, barring a dedicated stop button and ones to set aspect ratio and engage/disengage the 3D output mode. In the centre are the navigation buttons for menus while, just above those, are a mouse pointer function, Back, Menu and Home keys. Towards the bottom are genuinely useful number buttons – you can numerically enter a percentage point at which to join the video content and, below those, are some basic controls for your TV (Power, Volume, Input Selection) which can be used with the IR learning function of the remote.




Zappiti Player 4K

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Zappiti Player 4K Duo – „Recommanded“

One of the major plays Zappiti makes in their advertising concerns is over their MagicPixel technology (…) the quality of the MagicPixel processing is evident with great scaling and some pixel luminance tricks giving images a real stand-out quality.





Zappiti Player 4K Mini – Audio Video HD – 4/5 stars

Controlled by Zappiti, the Realtek RTD1195 SoC offers a beautiful decoding capacity. It burst the screen! The Zappiti Player 4K Mini offers very interesting results. During video playback, MagicPixel’s contribution is undeniable, regardless of the type of video, starting with the beautiful quality of the upscaling mechanism (…) with an awesome, clear and sharp picture! (…) The main interest of the product is its Zappiti user interface, which remains one of the most successful of its category.





Zappiti Player 4K „Must AVCESAR. 5/5 stars

Ultimately, despite the many problems of youth and a slow start, the French manufacturer has proved responsive to user feedback and has always shown great responsiveness since the product launch with regular updates. It now appears a reliable and easy to use media player, compatible with the latest codecs, offering incredible image quality worthy of the best current Blu-ray players and -we reserve we are still some- full of surprises to come!


T3 Magazine

Zappiti Player 4K – „Elite Product 2016“ award in Streamer TV category

The most high-tech of the selection. A real war machine capable of just about anything you can imagine. The ideal solution for home theater enthusiasts.


Diapason Magazine

Zappiti Player 4K Duo – „Recommanded Product“ in Audio-Video category

In Zappiti family, big brother arrives with a lot of new features. The most important is the ability to store up to 16 TB of data via two racks enclosures for Sata HDD 3.5 inches. (…) A complete media player, with good audio video results, and a great Zappiti onscreen user interface.

Zappiti Player

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„We were expecting to see top-end file support in this media centre and the Zappiti Player didn’t disappoint, breezing its way through all kinds of files. (…) The Zappiti Player is easily up there with the best media centres on the market right now. The interface is well designed and it’s easy to set up a media jukebox system.

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HD Fever
„We have here a powerful media player, very pleasant and easy to use every day with a great and astonishing GUI. Design, GUI, fast reactivity, full management, video settings, and the cover art system are a big extra value of this Zappiti Player against to compete!“

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„With powerful chipset and a full Zappiti licence, the Zappiti Player offers a most affordable universal solution with a great Media Center compatible with Movies, TV Series and Music. In addition, Zappiti Media Control app for tablets and smartphones offer a search engine with filters, and play your music files TV free.“

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Award PC Update
„Zappiti Player’s GUI is so easy to use. It is very good interface and it is possible to change the GUI by using personal skins (…). The broswing in video files is fast. We like the autoframerate option, the advanced video setup options, the image quality and the deinterlacing quality“.

„The Zappiti Player is a reference media player in his category. With its astonishing design style such as Blu-ray player the Zappiti Player is easy to place in your home theater system. The firmware is very stable and the file compatibility is huge without almost any issue! In facts, after a few long weeks of use we can’t hesitate to deliver an Award „Must AVcesar“ to this great media player!

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