R_Volution’s Player One, NAS and R_Video Media Center Might Be An Alternative to Zappiti With Some Caveats

In early October 2023, Zappiti abruptly exited the market leaving its worldwide consumer base in a state of confusion. Users of its media players were left holding the bag. It also created an opportunity for someone. Fast forward to the beginning of this week and suddenly a new brand, R_volution, has announced two possible alternatives; The Player One, NAS, and R_Video Media Center

Tip: R_volution is a new brand specializing in consumer electronic devices. In the US, R_volution will be distributed by Let’s Get Physical Distribution Inc. In Europe, R_Volution products are distributed by HD LAND. What is ironic is that Let’s Get Physical is also handling any remaining warranty service for Zappiti products. 

The Player One

The Player One is a 4K Ultra HD Media Player equipped with a quad-core Realtek RTD1619DR chipset.

The chipset and other supporting circuitry Player One media player supports advanced image decoding and processing technology, with 4K Ultra HD and HDR support, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+.

Its exterior design incorporates an elegant, but durable metal body.

R_Volution PlayerOne Core Features

  • Chipset: Realtek RTD1619DR.
  • HDR Support: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR to SDR Conversion
  • Color Support: BT.2020/BT.709 color space support.
  • 4K Upscaling: Convert low-resolution video sources up to 4K 50/60Hz.
  • Internal Drive Support: HDD 3.5’’ up to 16TB.
  • Internal Power Transformer: high-power noise transformer with high-quality filter design for the best possible audio-video performance.
  • Video File Formats: UHD ISO, 3D BD ISO, BD ISO, DVD ISO, BDMV, M2TS, MKV, MKV 3D, MK3D, AVI, MOV, MP4 and many others.
  • Home Theater Audio: DTS X Pro, Dolby Atmos, Auro3D, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD.
  • Subtitles: Download missing subtitles, change the color and position, play the forced subtitles, set the subtitle language preferences, adjust the synchro during playback, Multiple external subtitles supported, PGS support.
  • Dimensions (WHD): 43.0 × 8 × 28.5 cm / 16.92 × 3.14 × 13.5in 
  • Net Weight: 6Kg / 13.22 lbs 
  • R_video: Modern, convenient, and fast Media Center included.

Tip: Check out the full Player One Features/Specifications and User Guide

R_Volution NAS

R_Volution NAS

Although Player One does provide up to 16TB of storage (optional purchase), adding the R_Volution NAS (Network Attached Storage) greatly expands both storage and content access. 

Working in conjunction with PlayerOne, the NAS provides all of the source content for the player which is delivered over a network connection. 

The NAS incorporates a built-in optical disc drive compatible with 4K UHD Blu-ray/Blu-ray, DVD, and CDs. The disc content can be ripped to one of 8 installed 3.5 SATA drives (the number of drives installed is up to user discretion). 

Whilst all of this looks good on paper, many of us remember the legal situation Kaleidescape faced years ago when its system let consumers rip movies to their movie servers, incurring the wrath of the movie studios.


  • Hot-Swap: 8x Hot-Swap Tray.
  • Hard Drive: 8x 3.5″ SATA (not included).
  • RAID: 0, 1, 5 and JBOD (hardware based-RAID)
  • Disk Hot Swapping: Only one at the same time.
  • Optical Drive: UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray (2D & 3D), DVD and CD.
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mb/s.
  • Power Supply: 250W 1U Flex/1U – 100V-240V 50/60 Hz.
  • Consumption: 62W
  • Noise Level: 25dB
  • Coming Soon: Roon Compatibility for Music.
  • Dimensions (WDH): 316 x 285 x 208 mm / 12.4 x 11.2 x 8.2 inches.
  • Net Weight: 9 Kg / 19.8 lbs (without hard drives)

Tip: Check out the complete NAS specifications and User Guide.

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R_Video Media Center

R_Volution R_Video Media Center Display Example Lifestyle

R_video provides content management for the entire system.

R_Video incorporates a visually pleasing, fast user interface for users to explore movies and TV shows and can analyze video files located on a local disk connected to your Player One or on a NAS via the local network. 

Using that as a starting point, R_video collects the cover art, background, and various information such as cast, director, release date, and rating.

Once that take is complete, just sit down in your home theater with your friends or family and easily choose your movie or TV show. Browse a genre. Sort movies by rating, duration, or release date. Read a summary. Play the trailer. Then press PLAY to enjoy your movie. After the end credits, wait for the next episode of your TV show to automatically start.

Tip: Check out the full Media Center Features

R_Volution R_Video Media Center One of the Submenus

Price and Availability

R_volution PlayerOne with R_Video Media Center

  • US Price: $899 (us$, tax not included).
  • EU Price: €799 (euro, tax included).

Available through authorized dealers and distributors

NAS (Check distributor or dealer for the price – depends on removal drive configuration) 

R_Volution Network Setup Example

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