Reviews and Problems with Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link DX HD
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Does not play video files listed
E. Miller "F O X .D I E", Amazon
29 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this for the sole reason that on all the sites I looked, even the Iomega site, said this device could play .MKV video files. Well when I hooked everything up and set it up on my network to stream videos from my computer to my TV the .MKV files would not show. I went to Iomega site and found out that they say it supports some .MKV but not all. To me this seems like a blatant case of false advertisement from the company.
Summary: This product is a bit dated - you get what you pay for, basically. Here's the deal.. it is slow to start up and respond, and the remote is flaky (takes multiple tries to get it to work most times). And, it does get very hot. Documentation is very poor. Also, it only supports external drives up to 2TB, and only USB 2.0. So, if you have your movie collection on newer USB 3 drives, or with capacities > 2TB, forget it - this product WILL NOT WORK.
THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT RECOGNIZES SUBTITLES IN MOVIES
9 July 2012
Summary: I RECIVED MY SCREENPLAY TV LINK DIRECTOR AND I TRY TO SEE MOVIES I HAVE SAVED IN ONE HD. EVERYTHING WORKS OK BUT IT DOES NOT RECOGNIZES ANY SUBTITLE. THEN IT IS NO USEFULL FOR ME. I WHOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TO DO. MEABE THE SELLERS CAN HELP ME.
Summary: Says it plays .iso and .mkv files. Recognized them, but did not play them. Says it puts out 1080p. 1080i was the highest I was offered. After not finding any helpful tips via Google, I put it right back in the box and returned it. I'm going to try the WD product.
Summary: This is a horrible product. I have used competing products- Asus media players etc. So I am able to compare this unit to competition. (1) Horribly slow processor, every action takes a long time. To begin with when you turn it on, it blinks for about one minute before you see anything on TV. All actions are like that. (2) Comes with a quick start guide, which does not even tell you which remote button does what.
No FLV file support, no YouTube support, freezes, slow
19 April 2012
Summary: PROS: Can play DviX video files. CONS: Many! No support for FLV video files. The Iomega website still falsely advertises that this device will play H.264 with FLV file type, but it is just pure misleading information to get customer to buy the device. The only "support" for FLV file you will get is in the Answer for Question ID: 22933 on the Iomega website. It states that it is a temporary technical issue that will be fixed with the release of firmware update.
Iomega 35045 ScreenPlay TV Link DX HD Media Player
7 January 2012
Summary: I received the unit today and have spent 2-3 hours trying to connect to the network. I am not pleased with the instructions and support I am getting in regards to setting up the network. The online manual is vague. Other than that, I don't know what the unit can do.
Summary: I purchased this right after its release. I was tired of connecting my HDMI and optical cables from my computer to my TV, and this looked like it would do the job. The power supply gave out the first week. After no help form tech support, I put it on the shelf for awhile. The first firmware version would not play ISO files, which is the way half of my moves are stored. I finally found a compatable power supply and booted it back up a few weeks ago.
Summary: Regret to purchase this gadget without further research. This is a bad product which does not have enough memory to take care of the vast amount from tv serials. It is good only for tv program scripts and almost worthless to it. It seemed only trying to push sales for netflx and wonder whether it is funded by this. Will throw away this piece of garbage costing me $120.00.