Summary: I had the older unit that required connecting to a computer via USB for file transfer. With this unit plug in a thumb drive and then copy and paste. Very simple to use. Very happy I upgraded to this model, use primarily for digital event signage.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Good Remote Control, Thumbdrive accessibility
Summary: At a price of 1TB external drive, it's a good buy, great for storing digital pictures. out of the box it only supports very limited video formats, not a true Media Plyer. Wish there will be firmware upgrade available to support more video formats.
Summary: Overall a nice product. Two formats I regularly use on my computer and like to see on the screenplay are MKV and RMVB. I expect to get the software update free of charge from iomega. Anyway this has good features at attractive price. I will buy one more to gift to my dad.