Zappiti Player 4K HDR Press Reviews and Ratings


Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"Overall video performance was generally excellent and in line with my Oppo UDP-203."


The player software does most of the heavy lifting to fill in all the title data needed for your library, including poster art, movie info, even soundtrack music, which cues up when you hover over a specific movie when browsing the interface. I didn't note any quality loss during movie playback compared with playing a disc directly using my Oppo UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, regardless of image resolution or frame rate. For the most part, I left the system output in source direct, which means the video was not being processed by the Zappiti software. When I set the player's output to a fixed resolution, I didn't see any glaring issues with the software scaling/de-interlacing. Overall video performance was generally excellent and in line with my Oppo UDP-203.

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Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"Zappiti has included an excellent video processing solution and high-quality audio output"


The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR Media Player has gone where home theater PCs and DIY movie servers have failed to go. (...) Thanks to its 32TB storage capacity, you can add the contents of 600 Blu-rays or 300 Ultra HD discs. And through its networking capability, you can add more boxes if your library grows larger than that. Since it also serves up music and photos, it truly can be a one-box solution for delivering media in the home.Zappiti further adds to the Pro 4K's cred with the careful thought and engineering given to its audio and video output. While many other products stop after they get the software working, Zappiti has included an excellent video processing solution and high-quality audio output. Regardless of your content, or your display's resolution, images will always be sharp and clear with accurate color and maximum contrast. With the bit-for-bit representation coming from ripped discs, you'll sacrifice nothing for the convenience of simply browsing and surfing through your movie library. (...) Bravo Zappiti!

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The Streaming Blog

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
Kicks Ass Award - 10/10


Overall, the performance of the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR was exceptional. Videos were clear, colors were crisp and vibrant, and there were no issues, lags, or problems throughout the whole testing period. Because of that, we’re giving the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR two solid thumbs-up (...). With this, we no longer need home theater PCs and DIY movie servers. Zappiti has an intuitive interface that is easy to use. It beats the UI of some of the best streaming devices around. Plus, it offers a secure and almost unlimited access to a vast range of content. All in all, it’s a single box that acts as a complete solution for home media. We loved how the company made the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR with careful thought and engineering. Aside from almost unlimited access to media and user-friendly interface, they truly delivered unmatched resolution and high-quality audio output. Regardless of your content, Zappiti will display your media files sharp and clear, with accurate colors and contrast. Overall, we enjoyed using the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR, and we highly recommend it for everyone who is looking for a full home media solution.

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Media Player Reviews

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"The Pro 4K HDR is probably the best available media player."


Zappiti Pro 4K HDR is a top performer. Price may be high for many users (in the 700€ range), but this is usually the case when you get special features and a high quality build not usually existing in the (media player) competition. The beautiful aluminum quality chassis with the high quality power supply, the direct output video mode with the resolutions limiter, the great image quality, the three HDMI ports, the extended connectivity options and the excessive software tweaking is not something you can easily find. Even "branded" UHD disc players of equivalent pricing cannot match the local network streaming capabilities of this media player and usually lack most of the capabilities that Zappiti software has to offer (Movie/TV Shows collection, Smartphone/Tablet usability, Menu navigation). (...) As far as build quality (power supply, PCB board and quality components) and design is concerned, the Pro 4K HDR is probably the best available media player.

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Le Blog Son-Vidéo

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"The image displayed is always smooth, clear and perfectly detailed"


With the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR, the tricolor brand offers an ultra-comprehensive solution that supports the vast majority of audio and video formats. The image displayed is always judder free, clear and perfectly detailed. The MagicPixel v2.5 image processor does wonders by bringing finesse and subtlety to the image. The upscaling system is also very convincing to optimize the display in 4K videos natively in 1080p, provided that the original file is not excessively compressed. The excellent indexing system for movies and TV shows is extremely efficient and makes the use of the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR a breeze. So many reasons that make this Zappiti Pro 4K HDR the perfect companion to fully exploit all its movies and series on a 4K UHD TV or a 4K projector.

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HDL Blog

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"Impressive digital audio sound quality and incredible picture quality."


The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR deserves its title of "Pro". Its nearly 8kg chassis, exemplary finish, wide compatibility, multiple features, and complete connectivity make it a truly premium media player. With impressive digital audio sound quality and incredible picture quality combined with a fully customizable "Source Direct" mode, the Zappiti Pro gets the best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players of the moment (Pionner / Panasonic / Oppo ). Moviegoers will also enjoy a quality headphone output with dedicated amp, a high-end remote control and a host of options that make the difference such as the output "zero signal" or the soundtrack of films and TV shows played during navigation. Coupled with the world's finest quality film and TV show indexing system with high quality covers, the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR is the perfect choice for anyone who wants the best in their home theater.

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Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
"The picture quality via HDMI is just perfect."


The picture quality via HDMI is just perfect. The image is soft and offers a lot of detail without any artificial effect.
(...) The picture processing is at the same level as the reference player used; the OPPO UDP-203. The fluidity is also very good. The sound quality via the separate HDMI output is remarkable and, in direct comparison with the OPPO UDP-203, there is no difference. (...) The Zappiti recognizes a Dolby Atmos soundtrack much faster than the OPPO. (...) The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR has rightly received the "pro" label. It brings all those little extra things that less expensive media players do not offer. If you have placed many media files on your home network and want to enjoy more of your files, this versatile, high-quality device such as the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR is definitely recommended.

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Салон AudioVideo

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR
" high level of performance of signal processing circuits"


The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR differs fundamentally from all its predecessors. Its main feature is an extremely high level of performance of signal processing circuits and its construction; Proof of this, the Pro 4K HDR is the only market player in its field to have received ISF professional certification. Not surprisingly, the 2160p image delivered by the Pro 4K HDR on our 86-inch projection screen was flawless: color, dynamic range, fluidity of different frame rates (including 23.976 fps) .. everything went perfectly without no problem. In conclusion, top-of-the-line home theater systems have a serious role to play as a high-class, universal video source.

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Zappiti One SE 4K HDR
"The picture quality is excellent in Full HD and 4K."


The picture quality is excellent in Full HD and 4K. Superb clarity, natural colors and no visible noise. Zappiti Video is perhaps the most important part of the proprietary software. French programmers have succeeded in what many competitors have never managed to do. They have created a jacket system that does not need to be manually administered by the user. The software does everything independently and in automatic mode, while having a nice interface. The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR will delight moviegoers and music lovers.

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Zappiti One SE 4K HDR review - Award MustAvcesar. 5/5 stars.

If this special edition Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is not a revolution compared to the first model of the name, it allows to go even further in terms of audio-video possibilities and offers an even greater supply of connectors responding to the demand of users. On the other hand, the software part has evolved a lot and many new options allow the HDR range to raise the bar even higher against the competition. Thanks to its new exemplary Zappiti MagicPixel v2.5 image processing, its new perfect HDR / SDR conversion, a complete and backlit remote control and easy-to-use and complete media center functions, as well as free support for French, the device of the French brand is on the top step of the podium with a Must AVCesar well deserved.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Stereo & Video
Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

The decoding of video formats is of a very high quality - the images provided by the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR are very clear, devoid of any "digital" appearance, artifacts or profusion of video noise, typical of entry-level media players. Overall, it is an excellent multimedia player (...): broad compatility in terms of multimedia playback, two HDMI outputs, rich connectivity for connecting external drives or devices, a convenient interface for searching and cataloging files.

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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.

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Sound Image Magazine
Zappiti 4K HDR Range (player / server) - W
inner 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.

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Zappiti One SE 4K HDR - 4.7/5 Stars

The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR media player is a pleasant device to use and we did not experience any lags or issues when we tested it. We also didn’t experience any issues when we watched MKV 1080p AVC, as well as 2160p HDR 10-bit files; and while at it, our TV instantly switched to the HDR mode which was pretty neat. We also compared the image quality delivered by the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR media player with the one from nVidia Shield TV – Android TV player, and the Emby Android. None of these two featured a video post-treatment function unlike Zappiti. As for the Magic Pixel technology – which is always activated along with the Zappiti media player – offers you extra brightness and contrast, as well as allowing the image to benefit from more detailed textures without overdoing things. This is to make your entertainment experience more enjoyable. Overall, it’s a very good HDR media player and we’re definitely recommending the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR media player to you.

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Zappiti One SE 4K HDR - Maxima Award

The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is an extremely complete and versatile device able to answer almost all the problems related to the playback of audio and video contents. Thanks to a beautifully designed, beautiful and practical menu and an exclusive video content cataloging system, which the specialists of the company have taken more than a year to create, the work of setting up its video collection becomes a game of 'child! Separately, it is worth noting the impeccable video image quality. And most importantly, in our opinion of course, is that Zappiti players allow you to build a multi-room system with minimal effort, with the ability to read independently not only audio, but also video in different rooms of your house.

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Zappiti 4K HDR Range.

These media players are distinguished by a high-quality finish, efficient passive cooling, a cloud database storage service and full connectivity with Bluetooth support for headphone, joystick connection gaming and remote controls. All the advantages of the devices can only be appreciated after a long period of use, but their obvious advantages include:

- Reproduction of all popular codecs and containers
- Auto-framerate output according to the frequency of the video being played (from 23.976 Hz to 60 Hz)
- Amazing performance and stability of the proprietary software
- Wide range of supported file formats
- Server functions
- Remote control with learning functions
- Supports all USB devices, including webcams
- USB 3.0 and USB Type-C port

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Zappiti Pro 4K HDR - AWARD "Gold Status".

The Zappiti Pro is in my opinion a real pro player. The player really grabs every file that sends to it (which I have been able to test) is fully prepared for the future with nice scaling but also direct outputs, supports the super important cinema frame rate of 23.976 (believe me that is really vital for perfect movie watching), and also has support for H265 and 4K 50/60. Add to that all the connection options and just extremely good performance and we have a real winner here. The Zappiti is a hit. (...).. and in my opinion definitely deserves the title pro .... then the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR is really more than worth it. HIGHLY recommended.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Zappiti One 4K HDR review - Award MustAvcesar. 5/5 stars.

The Zappiti One 4K HDR takes the main features of the Zappiti Player 4K with a more powerful processor, more memory, more complete connectivity, a 4K/60p, 10-bit and HDR compatibility, an user interface in 1,080p, Zappiti MagicPixel v2.5 picture enhancement, a backlit remote control, easy-to-use and advanced media center features, and free English-language support. The device of the French brand, thus climbs on the highest step of the podium with a Must AVCesar amply deserved.

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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".

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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.

> Read the review of the Zappiti Duo 4K HDR (French)..


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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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TV Box
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 (...).

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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.

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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.

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