Summary: I bought this little guy specifically for transmitting an ATSC free HD broadcast directly to my 108" Panasonic projection screen. It is absolutely perfect for this - the signal is captured by a Silicon Dust converter, that sends the signal into an ethernet port on a local router. The quality is actually better than what I get from my cable provider - and I can also stream Netflix into the same box.
Summary: This was great for what we needed it for. Just some simple data input and some light internet use. Whenever I tried watching a video online it had trouble with it. Very choppy and laggy. Video performance is the biggest problem with this computer. Otherwise it's a great little PC.
Summary: Ultra compact Home Entertainment computer. It's right. Watching your picture and HD-video records on the big screen 40" HDTV. YouTube and more... . And additional computer for internet browsing in case problem with own laptop computer.
Summary: I love this Eee box! I am using it in a house without cable and this little guy does everything. From streaming Internet to DVDs to home videos - for me it works as a computer and full cable TV, phone (with MagicJack) and DVD player replacement. Setup was a breeze, HDMI works great with my 36" TV, and I've had no hardware faults or problems.
Summary: I've got this connected to a new Dual Tuner HDHomeRun for Over The Air HD with an external drive serving as my media storage and DSL. I have the factory setup - Win7 32-bit w/ the standard 2 GB. The included mount would not fit on the back of our LG 42LH50 television, because the LG's mounts were spaced too far apart and the screws were too large. (Perhaps LG is not standardized) I connect to the TV using a single connection: 1 HDMI cable for audio and video.
Summary: I bought it for what it is so I wasn't expecting something powerful. If you need this to read copied DVDs, you will be disappointed. It read some DVDs but wouldn't read other copies. Since this is not really considered defective, I bought external dvd roms and they read those dvds fine.
Summary: I ordered this computer believing that it contained the 'Express Gate' dual booting feature. Don't believe everything you find on the web as the E-box family does not contain this feature. Also, there is no documentation that comes with this computer. You have to download from the ASUS web site, althought they don't even tell you that. I like the size, quietness, multiple interfaces, and low power consumption. Its functions well as a 'basic' home computer.
Summary: My planned use of the ASUS EeeBox EB1501 was strickly as a media device. First to handle the Logitech Squeezeserver for my two Squeezebox units and also to stream movies and TV from the internet. For these purposes it has been excellent. When sitting idle, but turned on, it draws 21 watts and is suitably quiet. The processor is adequate for the above uses but not much more; nor is it planned to be.
Summary: I researched media center computers for a long time. The Asus EB1501 seemed to have everything I wanted at a good price point. It set up flawlessly until it was time to get the audio output. I hooked up the S/pdif adapter to a Toslink optical cable to optical input on my Harmon Kardon receiver.I set the receiver to recognize the input. No sound not even from the earphone connection on the front panel. Tech support answered my call promptly .
Summary: After some tweaking and in the installation of flash 10.1 with hardware acceleration for H.264 I finally got this little guy running pretty good. The price could have been a bit cheaper for this with all things considered, or atleast give us 4gigs of memory or a bluray player. Enough with the nitpicking! This system is quiet, small, energy efficient, and among other things FUN.