VidaBox LiivNAS Gets Rackmountable Dune Edition


When it comes to no-hassle media playback it’s quite easy to recommend picking up one of Dune HD’s media streamers. They provide a simple “just works” content experience, but there is still some work to do when it comes to unified file storage and delivering a rich, navigable UI. Which is where VidaBox comes in with the “LiivNAS: Dune Edition”.

The rackmountable NAS‘s 500GB of storage is a bit limited out of the box, but as that’s fixable we’ll agree to look the other way when considering its support for bi-directional control with metadata and MyMovies integration. No word in the PR (after the click) on the hardware/software inside, so the $1700 price tag could be on the high side (although to be fair, not to the CI market), but if you’d rather not DIY – convenience is a feature worth paying for.

VidaBox Introduces LiivNAS: Dune Edition with Powerful Media Management Features and NAS Support

Highly affordable LiivNAS: Dune Edition offers out of the box Blu-ray and DVD library management with direct support for Dune HD media players

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY — May 10, 2013 — VidaBox announced a new LiivNAS model today dubbed “Dune Edition” with direct support for Dune HD media players and specific features for supporting third-party storage devices such as NAS or USB hard drives. Available in an installation-friendly 2U rack-mount form factor, the LiivNAS: Dune Edition includes a choice of third-party drivers for two-way movie metadata integration with Control4, Crestron or RTI. LiivNAS: Dune Edition is exclusively available for purchase in the United States from  

“LiivNAS: Dune Edition is highly unique as the only archiving and storage solution with official external/NAS storage device support, plus integration with popular control systems,” states Steven Cheung, President of VidaBox, LLC. “We listened to the feedback of consumers, dealers and integrators who universally requested an out of the box experience that works directly with the award-winning Dune HD line of media players. With LiivNAS: Dune Edition, DVD and Blu-ray media management is now accessible to anyone seeking an alternative to mechanical multi-disc DVD and Blu-ray changers.”

To streamline library creation, the LiivNAS: Dune Edition features a Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive, internal 500GB hard disk drive and expandable storage capacity with inexpensive USB or NAS external hard disk drives. The unit is highly energy efficient, using as little as 15-25 watts of energy during peak usage, which allows for an always on instant response user experience. 

“We are excited that VidaBox selected Dune HD as their primary media player partner,” comments Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO and Founder Dune HD. “Our focus is always to provide Dune HD users the most engaging and compelling entertainment experience, and the LiivNAS: Dune Edition perfectly satisfies all requirements for a high performance, cost effective media management and storage solution.”

About Dune HD

Dune HD is a global leader in hybrid and full HD media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. The company was the first to introduce a product in the StickSTB™ category, and over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the industry. Dune HD products support the widest number of digital formats, from Internet-based digital streaming and download, to disc-based MVC 3D, Blu-ray and DVD ISO, and support IPTV, VOD, OTT and interactive services. Designed exclusively by world-class engineers from Russia and Ukraine, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries. More information on Dune HD is online at

About VidaBox LLC

VidaBox LLC digital entertainment and control solutions seamlessly combine premium media centers, audio servers, and integrated home control and automation products into complete A/V distribution ecosystems to provide an unparalleled user experience. The company’s reliable multiroom Blu-ray™ and DVD media server products support the latest options, including Netflix and streaming video, and enable comprehensive yet intuitive control of any device on any iPad®. As highly scalable systems that integrate smoothly with multizone audio and smart home technologies, VidaBox products can be installed simply and cost-effectively all at once or over time. Competitive pricing of the full VidaBox line offers exceptional value to professional integrators and their customers. More information is available at or by phone at +1 516-730-7500. 

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  • Funny how adding the term

    Funny how adding the term “Rack Mount” to a product description garners an “enterprise” price tag.

    Price breakdown:

    $700 for hardware

    $1000 for codec/DRM licensing.

    Media Center’s seem destined to remain a “built by geeks for geeks” solution.  I feel sorry for Dune and others who wish to bring these “easy to use” solutions to the masses.  The market for such a device at such a price is almost non-existent.

    • Andrew Van Til

      This product is primarily for

      This product is primarily for the CI market, so that’s where most of the $$$ comes from.

      That said, there could also be additional SW on the box that streamlines the experience which isn’t available at retail.