Summary: Pros Lots of memory Cons Glitchy USB connections Slow booting Slow response Remote navigation is tricky & unintuitive Remote sometimes unresponsive This is a partial list, mind you. I no longer use this product.
Summary: I purchased this to watch movies thorough my Epson projector EX70. Also I wanted to replace my external HDD drive. However, I had to deal with disappointments. It basically doesn't support multi-language subtitles which is one of the most important things for me. So I returned it.
Summary: The concept seems perfect: large external storage combined with an HD media player. Unfortunately, it does not work that well. First and foremost (for me), it is limited to Windows -- Mac users, beware. This thing will NOT work with files that you rip on a Mac.
freezing of a video scene leads to the freeze of the entire unit
24 October 2010
Summary: I intend to point out one most disturbing problem of freezing while playing a video on the Iomega ScreenPlay Director Multimedia Drive, rather than discuss pros and cons. Iomega ScreenPlay Director tends to freeze up due to irregularities while playing a video or movies downloaded via internet.
Technically delivers most of what is advertised, but is awkward to use.
Nathan S., Amazon
3 June 2010
Summary: Although this media player technically delivers what it is advertised to, several things made it difficult to enjoy: *Although it is advertised as playing AVI video files, it will not play the AVI video files generated by my digital camera (Fujifilm S1000FD), (additional Iomega documentation...
Summary: Although this seems to play most formats it completely fails to play a DVD folder - the format most of my videos are - so I am ripping out the hard drive and putting the case unit to pasture and buying an XTreamer.
Summary: It started working ok when connected to the TV. IT doesn't read subtitles in sync, so I had to convert my videos and embed the subtitles. I bought the wi-fi antenna and started sending files over the network. One day, it stopped working.
Summary: Avoid this product! One of the products I sincerely regret buying. The specs sound very impressive and this would be a very good product if it worked as advertised. Slow to boot up, flaky WiFi network connection even after buying the expensive Iomega network adapter for this product.
Summary: español: verdaderamente una porqueria como media player, tarda horas en encender, es lento, y lo peor de todo es q casi no lee ningun archivo, una lastima y un desperdicio de dinero, ahora solo le dare el uso de un disco duro. alejense de este producto.