Fusion HD – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Fusion HD – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What hardware platform is this based on?

The Fusion HD hardware platform is based on the Sigma 8650 series platform (Model 8655)
See http://www.sigmadesigns.com/uploads/documents/SMP8650_br.pdf for further information

What software platform is this based on?

The Fusion HD software platform is derived from an open source Linux platform supporting NTFS (system default), EXT3 and Fat32.

Does the Fusion HD support an Internal Hard Drive?

Yes. The Fusion HD supports SATA hard drive sizes up to 2 Terabytes.

Are USB External Hard Drive Hard Drives Supported?
The Fusion HD has two USB 2.0 Host Ports which allow users to connect External 3.5” Hard Drives and 2.5” External Hard Drives.

Can I use my USB Thumb Drive or Card Reader?

Yes. The Fusion HD supports most USB thumb drives, SD/CF card readers, and large capacity SDHC Cards. NTFS formatted cards will not work at this time (only FAT32 / EXT2). Then playing back media files and media with higher bitrates you may experience some freezing, lag or jitter that is directly related to the thumb drive/card. These issues are NOT related to the Nixeus Fusion HD.

What peripherals can be used with the Nixeus Fusion HD?

The Fusion HD will support USB HDDs, USB Card readers, Keyboards and mice, and external DVD Drives. At the present time there is no support for Blu-Ray drives.

What can the Fusion HD play?

The Fusion HD can playback a comprehensive range of digital media files consisting of Movies, Music, and Photos all of which you can play back on your Television/Monitor.

Currently, the Fusion HD supports the Video, Audio and Photo files formats listed below:

Video formats

Format DivX 3 File Extensions AVI, DivX
DivX 4 AVI, DivX
DivX 5 HD AVI, DivX
DiVX 5 SD AVI, DivX
DivX 6 HD AVI, DivX
DivX 6 HD AVI, DivX
DivX 6 SD AVI, DivX
H. 264 AVC MPEG4 part 10 (HD) MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI
H. 264 AVC MPEG4 part 10 (SD) MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI
Matroska MKV
MJPEG AVI
MPEG-1
MPEG-2 HD
MPG, MPEG, DAT MPG, MPEG
MPEG-2 SD MPG, MPEG
MPEG-2 VOB MPG, MPEG, VOB
MPEG-4 part 2 ASP MP4, AVI, M4V
VC-1 HD 1080i WMV
VC-1 HD 720p WMV
WMV 9 WMV, ASF
WMV HD 1080i WMV, ASF
WMV HD 720p WMV, ASF
WMVPro WMV, ASF
XviD HD 1080i/p AVI, MP4 AVI, MP4, MOV
DVD ISO, IFO

Video formats

Format File Extension
AAC+ AAC, MP4, M4A
AAC-LC AC3 / Dolby Digital 5.1 Downmixing AAC, MP4, M4A AC3
AC3 Pass through AC3
DTS Pass through DTS
LPCM WAV, PCM
MP3 MP3 (ID3 tag supported)
OGG Vorbis OGG
WMA WMA, ASF
WMA Voice WMA, ASF
WMA Pro WMA, ASF
FLAC FLAC

Note: WMA Lossless is not supported.

Photo formats

Format File Extension
BMP BMP
EXIF SUPPORT JPEG, JPEG, JPE, TIFF, TIF
GIF GIF
JPEG JPEG, JPG
JPEG2000 JPG, JPEG, JPE
PNG PNG
TIFF TIFF, TIFF
Windows Media Photo WDP, HDP

Does it require a hard drive?

The Fusion HD does not require a internal HDD to be installed; your media files can be accessed via your network shares using the WiFi or LAN to stream back your files.

How does it connect to my TV/Home Entertainment System?

Setting up the Fusion HD is a breeze. Just simply connect your Fusion HD player with your Television using a HDMI cable. If no HDMI connections are available, you may use the included A/V cable. For surround sound DTS and Dolby Digital quality audio simply connect your Fusion HD player with your Surround Sound System using an optical cable. Next, you can access your digital media files via 1) Network Streaming, 2) Installed Hard Drive, 3) USB Storage. Lastly, sit back and enjoy your digital life.

How easy is it to operate?

The Fusion HD has an intuitive High-Definition User Interface providing you with user friendly set up and navigation to enjoy your Media.

Can I view web content?

Yes. The Fusion HD incorporates the ability to surf the World Wide Web with an easy to use built-in Web Browser. Flash video is not currently supported, but will be integrated shortly.

Can it playback DVD’s?

Yes. The Fusion HD Player supports standard DVD ISO files (Full DVD Navigation Structure) as well as physical DVD Discs provided you use an External USB DVD Drive. We have plans to incorporate BluRay ISO files to be compatible with the Fusion HD Player in the foreseeable future.