Summary: 4 years and still going strong. Very simple to use. Supports hard drives, external and internal as well S USB. No hiccups during playback. Remote buttons could be bigger and easy on the eyes but hey...
It's dated by today's standards, but still deserves a good rating.
MXP "Buddhasystem", Amazon
5 December 2013
Summary: Plays most formats I ever heard of. We got a LOT of mileage out of this thing, we have two in the family, one for kids and their cartoons and party music, and one with separate storage for some films and photo backup. Network transfer can be slow but serviceable.
Summary: Bought this as a christmas present for my brother so we wouldnt have to stretch an hdmi cord across the living room from the pc, has hdmi, plays pretty much every audio/video format out there.. even .iso, never seen that anywhere... has ethernet as well...
Summary: For anyone who has a library of digital files, whether its music, photos, documents and especially videos. This little player is for you. The storage you can plug or put in a hard drive or a solid state drive. Attach a hdmi cable, for both audio and video straight to your flat screen.
Summary: I'm on my 3rd remote. They just keep dying on me. You can put in new batteries a hundred times, but the emitter just stops working on these. (You can check the emitter by looking at it through a digital camera, which makes the infra red light visible so you can check it. Really, Google it).
Summary: A few of these reviews seem to be before the recent firmware updates, I have had my PBO for quite awhile and have used two other players and this one it the best for the value, seriously, you all should get it. I am a big fan, but I only have a few suggestions for their next firmware update. 1.
Summary: I have used this since 09' and it currently resides at a uncle's house. He is not computer literate so I try to set movies up for him in a HDD through this box. He does not watch many movies so I haven't the need to replace this box. I have to say my rating for this PBO is mixed.
Summary: I've used my PBO for over a year, and it's been an absolute pleasure. I can't imagine not having one of these set top boxes. I believe this is one of the original ones to come out, and if you keep and eye open you can get it for close to $50 after rebate (patriot honors their rebates).
Summary: I bought a PBO 3 years ago and heard about some new features in the newer BIOS, so I flashed it according to the directions, and it became a brick. Apparently this happens often. The box says 1-year warranty. So I contacted Patriot customer service, and they approved an RMA.