Ellion review: Update
Ellion has read the review made by MPC on the HMR-700A and has sent us some corrections on features we missed and offered some deeper explanation about features we found awkward or missing. We will be making an update to the review in the coming days (time is my enemy) but already offer you a short update using this news bulletin, including the comments we sent back to them about the corrections.
About the subtitle limitations we discussed, it seems there is actually a function to make subtitles bigger and assign colors to them by using the Left/Write arrow buttons (size) and pressing "enter" (white, yellow, red, blue). Also moving the subtitles is available. All options should be used while subtitles are shown in display. The only missing feature is thus a Time Sync option when subtitles become OOS. The Aspect Ratio of the images discussed in the review, according to Ellion, is caused by incorrect TV settings. One should set the TV to 4:3 to reach full screen even on a 16:9 TV.
The missing options for setting resolution in the setup menus is done on purpose to avoid frustration from customers setting wrong resolutions. Even though with implementing the setup options the TV MODE could resolve the issue, Ellion has chosen to nor implement these and stick to the TV Mode only. The following settings apply to TV Mode button:
*1) Interace SD (480i, 576i) : Composite (RCA or SCART), RGB (SCART), YCbCr (Component)
*2) Progressive SD (480P, 576P) : YCbCr (Component)
*3) High Def : (720P or higher) : Component, or HDMI
The question on deleting files is resolved as well. The files cannot be deleted directly but "moved" to the recycle bin which is actually causing the files to be deleted. It is a slightly different approach but does offer the ability to remove files as far as the read/write partitions are concerned as the NTFS is read only.
The new version (RC2) will be launched tonight or tomorrow at the latest. Reflecting an even more thrutfull interpretation of the Ellion HMR-700A.