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Patriot pbo alpine

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Overall 2

What a waste of time and money!

David O, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: I have owned two PBO Core media players and have been very satisfied with their performance. Recently the fan on one of those units started making a noise like an inexpensive used truck every time it started up. So I purchased the PBO Alpine unit and it was a HUGE mistake. If you think I am joking, go to the PBO user forum and check out the hundreds of posts about problems. I spent more than six hours trying to get the unit to access file shares on my network.
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Overall 2

Junk.. No support from Patriot

At1bob, Amazon
28 September 2013
  • Summary: This unit is not ready for Prime Time. The firmware was supposed to be developed by patriot to fix all the bugs. There will never be a software upgrade, Patriot has given up on the Alpine so don't waist your money.... Very disappointing after owning a PBO Core unit and being very happy with it and all the community support. If you want to see how people in the PBO community feel about it check out the forums on Patriots website. I threw mine away.
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Overall 2


shoebox, Amazon
16 September 2013
  • Summary: No support from Patriot on this box! This thing is collecting dust. My Mom still uses my original Patriot Core Media Player...that thing is a beast...but stay away from the Alpine.
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Overall 8

Unable to sync audio

Arno Kuntz "Enlarge Your Shadow", Amazon
2 September 2013
  • Summary: If you have a large audio library like I do filled with sub folders for each artist ranging in the neighborhood of 5000 folders or 50,000 mp3's this unit cannot handle that kind of load. It will time out not good with large audio packs with subfolders; Android platform with limited RAM. And the no support from Patriot, which I was not aware of until I found this thread here on Amazon. How lame!
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Overall 2

poor movie playing

Mike, Amazon
13 August 2013
  • Summary: The movie playback is not smooth. It kind of sticks (or jumps) every now and then. Definitely not expected when I made the purchase for this product.
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Overall 10

simple and effective

JRaynor, Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: This is my fourth Patriot Media Player. I think the other three must be three or four years old. One failed the others still work. This one looked a bit "cheap" when I opened the box (?different plastic?) but works just fine. Didn't add any software, just plugged in the hard drive and TV HDMI cable and that was it.
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Overall 4

ok but not the PBO core

D. Le, Amazon
18 February 2013
  • Summary: This was a step backwards into Patriots media player series. The core could play everything that was thrown at it and had a spot for a internal hard drive. This on the other hand lacks the necessary power and memory to run some stuff and some video stutter. It is about half the weight of the original and feels cheap.
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Overall 2

PBO Alpine

Popcorn, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: I wish I would have NEVER bought this piece of junk.It has to be the lowest of the lowest.Spend your money on another player.
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Overall 6

it works, but it can be a pain

Dagaroth, Amazon
22 January 2013
  • Summary: it plays anything I can throw at it, for sure. It's a pain though, to have to map folders over the network. Also, even though it's Android, dont expect anything on the market to work unless it's extremely basic.
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Overall 2

A BIG Step Backward from the Patriot PBO Core

DAJ, Amazon
1 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this because I had a Patriot PBO Core and loved it, and thought the Alpine would be a step up because it is several years newer technology. Android is a great OS for phones and I love it, but I hate it on this box, especially the way they've implemented it, and triple-especially on the way they've implemented it on the video functions. The preview box takes up so much of the screen that combined with the ridiculously large font (that you can't change!
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