Summary: I really really wanted to like this media player, especially since I've been following the AVS Forums for over 4 years just to keep abreast of the new developments and features. I mainly watch all of my movies via USB from external HDDs.
Summary: Here's the problem: I have a large collection of DVD's & blu-ray discs that I hate messing with and media carousels are notoriously difficult to keep balanced (leading to scratched discs). I also have dozens of different formats of home video files from the various cameras I've owned. What to do?
Summary: This is a sweet media player. It plays just about every media file there is. Tons of settings in the menus, great on firmware updates (you can backdate to any prior revision). It's lightweight (when no drive is inside; supports up to 3TB).
Steep price for trying something that is not working
23 March 2013
Summary: Disclaimer: Mediaplayer/streamer manufacturers always use an excuse to blame home network when something does not pop stream correctly. In my case I used two streamers in turns but connecting to exact the same Ethernet port. Dune Smart vs. PopcornHour A300.
Summary: Although this player has many features, I purchased it primarily to replace an HTPC that was only being used to play DVD & Blu-Ray ISO files. It has been performing flawlessly and is much less cumbersome than using a PC for that purpose.
Summary: Excellent network media player. Over the years, I've tried many devices and technologies, including building my own systems with Media Center and Sage. The Dune devices play everything and very realibly.