Summary: The Eminent EM7280 hdMEDIA RT3 media player manages to deliver all the aspects of a latest generation model. With a fast processor, the playback and navigation is absolutely lag free. On top of that the unit ships with a unique and refreshingly good looking interface, which is easy to understand and offers plenty of functionality to make sure the EM7280 fits perfectly into your home theater setup.
Pros: Quick boot time, Extremely power efficient, Excellent, clean menu, Easy to use, Plays back media from many different types of storage devices, BitTorrent downloader and Samba Server, Plenty of "apps" to pass the time, including Internet Radio, Podcasts, Trailers and more, Quick and lag free operation, Easy assembly, USB 3.0 interface - can be used as an external hard drive, SD Card reader included, All types of cables to get started are included, Clean and understated...
Cons: No passive cooling solution, Availability, Remote control a bit bulky
Excerpt: While many of our readers probably don’t have a Media Player, for others, it has become an integral part of their entertainment within the house. Primarily, these devices allow you to store all of your Music and Films in one central location which can then be accessed by your TV or other computers. In theory, it eliminates the need for a DVD player and a large stack of DVD’s, or more recently blu-ray discs.
Summary: This box connects to your TV via an HDMI lead. Then the box connects to your network. The box itself can also have a hard disc or just stream content. It can also attach other hard discs with content or USB sticks to play music or video.