Summary: Great concept product for folks who have converted their VHS tapes to MPEG-4 files. The world needs this type of product. My unit failed, probably a simple electronic issue. More strange; the company discontinued this product.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Fast, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I purchased the LeCie to use as a stand along music server connected to my audio system along with a small monitor so I could view and make music selections. I had contacted the manufacturer and was told it could be used for this purpose. And, yes it can, BUT it can only play music selections individually or as an album/CD.
Summary: sounds ...ok. does it support MPEG-4 with H264 codec? all my movies are in this format, ecluding a few divx. Tried otehr styles of this type of unit - very very repeat very dissatisfied. none support good musc playing none support good phot display.
Summary: I needed an external 500gig hard drive for my music, films, and pics. This does the job fine, and it allows me to view them all without a pc. Sounds brilliant. So I bought one. Remember I'm mainly using this as an external hard drive, and only occasionally using the media player.
Pros: Really easy to use. Perfect for films (Although I only have about 15 on there at the mo!)
Cons: I have a music library of about 100gig, and this unit takes about 30 seconds to view the music library (once plugged in to TV). Whenever I play an album, I can't view other files (so I can't cue up another tune), and I can't set up a playlist unless I do it through my PC. VERY FRUSTRATING. Picture quality is **** and the menu looks pretty dated.