Awards

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR

Sound Image Magazine

Zappiti 4K HDR Range (player / server)

Winner of Product of the Year Award

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.

Secrets of Home Theater
and High Fidelity

Zappiti NAS Rip 4K HDR

"It’s a totally unique solution for home theaters"

The Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR is a terrific, one of a kind product. It is easy to use, and I saw no issues at all while ripping movies to it. For what is a complicated software-intensive device, it’s really plug-and-play for the end-user. (...) for the collector of films, it’s a fabulous solution that works as advertised. To use the Zappiti NAS is to want one if you have an extensive home theater setup. (...) the ZAPPITI NAS is a breakthrough product with capabilities and ease of use that no one else offers. I want one in my home theater system.

Sound & Vision

Top Pick Award

Zappiti 4K HDR (complete solution)

The Zappiti 4K HDR media system provides a scalable multiroom solution with very little compromise when it comes to browsing and playing back movies and music. Other solutions on the market offer similar features, but most of these require that you use a PC for playback and do most of the work to fill in the data for your collection. Also, Zappiti doesn't have the boutique prices of similar hardware solutions with a more locked-in infrastructure like Kaleidescape. I was really impressed with not only the video quality of the Zappiti players, but the system's overall ease of use, from ripping titles in my disc library to the NAS, to navigating and selecting a movie. If a multi-room digital media solution is on your shopping list and you don't want to have to rebuy your movie collection in digital-only format, Zappiti's solution is definitely worth a close look.

Alles Over Film

AOF Award

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR

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!

AVCESAR

Must AVCesar Award

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR

In conclusion, even if the Zappiti Nas Rip 4K HDR represents a budget, it is now the only 4K Ultra Blu-Ray dematerialization solution in the world to date, which makes it a unique product. its simplicity of use, its large storage capacity, its high quality video processing (via the Zappiti 4K HDR), its low cost of adding additional area, its film cover system now completely finalized, its French manufacturing and its premium support offered are all assets that make it a benchmark product in the field. As you can see, the Zappiti Nas Rip 4K HDR experience is a real treat. It allows you to live your passion for cinema, in every room of a house with the original video quality, via a successful ergonomics, without the constraints of the physical disc.

Your CD, DVD, Blu-Ray (2D and 3D) and 4K Ultra HD discs can join your vinyl records in a closet or on a shelf.

LES ANNEES LASER

Hit Materiel Award

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR

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.

TWICE

CEDIA BEST of SHOW WINNER

Zappiti NAS RIP 4K HDR

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 Pro 4K HDR Audiocom Cinema Edition

HCFR

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR Audiocom Cinema Edition

"a fabulous impression of relief, which would almost make believe on certain plans, that one is in 3D"

The most surprising, however, remains the more subtle details accompanying these changes: the quality of the stamps, the gain in perception of the micro-details, and above all the overall homogeneity! (..) Even in the acoustic surges of violent action scenes with loud noise, everything is in place. There is neither projection nor aggressiveness, nor feeling of "confusion", everything remains stable, controlled in a way, in the good sense of the word. I think the work of the clock has an important role in this result. (...) This results in excellent readability, with voices, whether on films or sung in concerts, which inevitably gain in presence and clarity of understanding.

(...) The second element that appeared to me is a gain in fluidity. (...) And then, as the running-in progressed, the characteristic specific to this device, the most important and the most impressive from a less point of view, began to appear: it is the absence of digital structure of the image! (...) Add to that a grain of film which becomes extremely pleasant, as if the space between each grain, where one often has the feeling that the digital artefacts are lodged, was absolutely cleaned, empty any defect. And the direct result of this effect, is a fabulous impression of relief, which would almost make believe on certain plans, that one is in 3D, with a staging of the various plans towards the depth of the image new for me and that I had previously perceived with such a presence, only in the cinema (IMAX projection in particular). Again, and without having sufficient technical knowledge to justify the visual experience regardig the technical improvements implemented by AUDIOCOM, I nevertheless think that the implementation of the clock has a lot to do with it.

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

EISA

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

HOME THEATER MEDIA PLAYER 2020-2021

Zappiti’s flagship media player is designed for home theatre owners with extensive film and music collections, replacing the traditional disc library with a graphically rich interface that grants instant access to content. The beautifully designed full-width chassis houses twin bays for up to 32TB of HDD storage, plus inputs for local USB drives, while networking functionality enables streaming from NAS devices and PCs. Format support covers 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for movie playback, plus hi-res audio to 192kHz/24-bit. Backing up these AV credentials is the Pro 4K HDR’s flexibility – from running a multiroom 4K system to letting users customise its GUI, this is a machine with a can-do attitude.

Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity

"Zappiti has included an excellent video processing solution and high-quality audio output"

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

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!

Sound & Vision

"Zappiti has included an excellent video processing solution and high-quality audio output"

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

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!

Best of high end

Sound & Vision

"in the end, it's the near-perfect high-end media player"

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

Zappiti is a sympathetic French brand with a very respectable worldwide reseller network. Their mission is to provide products that allow you to experience home theater at its best! They strive for the most immersive, dimensional and emotional home cinema experience on the planet. Zappiti offers a range of high-end multimedia players, engineered to provide great picture and sound performance. The brand's passion for cinema and commitment to deliver 'the original' resulted in unique hardware, software and a user-friendly interface. They want to deliver an unbeatable price to performance ratio to their customers. Convinced to get started? I was. Very. (...) The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR is a real bargain. It's a one-box-does-all solution for music and movie lovers, who want to manage their content in a way, proper to 2020. First this means digital storage on an external server or the internal HDD's. Second you stream your digital content over separate HDMI cables to your screen and AV processor. The Zappiti operates as an intermediate to facilitate the 'managing' part in the most pleasant and simple way possible. During this process, the highest possible image and sound quality is pursued. The Zappiti Pro 4K HDR checks off almost all boxes. So, in the end, it's the near-perfect high-end media player.

Les Années Laser

" high-level performance "

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

In cinema, the Magic Pixel diffuses its magic with lightness, for example on Alita in UHD HDR. And that's not bad, because the image is never hard, with particularly well cut outlines. The color intensity is strong but without excess, accentuating an effect of depth which will be sublimated by a good diffuser. (...) On the sound side, on the HDMI 2 output, it is flawlessly precise, delivering all the dynamics and absolute clipping of the effects of the 5.1 to 7.1.4 mixes, which we have chained together for fun with unprecedented ease thanks to its great dexterity in collection management. (...) As long as we have a nice dematerialized personal reserve, the Zappiti Pro 4K HDR player is quite breathtaking with its piloting agility and high-level performance.

Zappiti Duo 4K HDR

AVForums

Highly Recommended Award 2017 - Score: 9/10.

Zappiti Duo 4K HDR

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.

PJHC

GOLD AWARD

Zappiti One / Duo / Mini 4K HDR

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.

Audio Video HD

AVHD

Award AVHD. 5/5 stars

Zappiti Duo 4K HDR

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.

HDL Blog

HDL Award. 5/5 stars

Zappiti Duo 4K HDR

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!

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

AVForum

Highly Recommended Award.

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

The Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is a genuinely impressive media player that also provides access to the company’s entire Media Center ecosystem. It provides a clean and intuitive method of organising your locally and networked stored media collection. (...) In terms of media playback, the Zappiti 4K HDR range is exceptional, with support for Ultra HD video, all the way to up to 60 frames per second as well as HDR10 and HEVC decoding capability. (...) Ultimately, the Zappiti One SE 4K HDR is a superb home media streaming solution which is well made, intuitive to use and has near-comprehensive file support. The basic model and chipset has been around for a while now, but thanks to some recent price drops it represents great value for money. As such it comes Highly Recommended.

Must AV Ceasar Award

AV Cesar

Winner of the MustAvcesar Award. 5/5 stars.

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

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.

Hifimedia

Best Buy

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

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.

The Streaming Blog Award

THE STREAMING BLOG

4.7/5 Stars

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

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.

4PDA

"The picture quality is excellent in Full HD and 4K."

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

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.

HDL Blog

HDL Award. 5/5 stars

Zappiti One SE 4K HDR

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!

Zappiti One 4K HDR

Secrets of Home Theater
& High Fidelity

Product of the year award - Secrets Thumb Up

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.

Gold Award PJHC

PJHC

Zappiti One 4K HDR

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.

Diapason Magazine

5 stars Diapason

Zappiti One 4K HDR

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 ...

HDL Blog

HDL Award. 5/5 stars

Zappiti One 4K HDR

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!

AVCesar

Award MustAvcesar. 5/5 stars.

Zappiti One 4K HDR

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.

Zappiti Mini 4K HDR

PJHC

Zappiti Mini 4K HDR

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.

The Streaming Blog

Kick Ass Award

Zappiti Mini 4K HDR

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.

HDL Blog

Zappiti 4K HDR Range

HDL 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!

IXBC

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 porta