Summary: After experimenting with my WD MyBook 3 TB usb 3 drive I found if I partitioned the drive using Minitool to a 2 terabyte and a second partition of 1 TB the PopBox reads and plays the movies (MKV) without problems. Minitool works great because I did not have to remove my data.
Summary: Very excited when I first got the Popbox to stream movies and shows from my iMac to the TV. Was disappointed to find out that Apple no longer supports SMB file sharing in OSX Lion so most of the features of the box are unavailable to the Lion user.
Summary: 3 Stars for Movies 1 star for Music and other problems PopBox is going back... If you want just for movies then this box is OK but if for other stuff then think twice before buying it. I have some movies that the Box Locked on me.
Summary: I recently purchased the ZyXEL NSA221 2-bay Network Attached Storage and Media Server NAS Media server, 2x2TB Western Digital drivers, a PopBox and a Boxee box to see what provided the best media home setup. Here's what it comes down to.
Summary: I've been craving something to natively challenge the XBMC and Boxee scene and this device was promised to be such a contender. Unfortunately, amongst delays and near silence from the manufacturer when finally shipped this machine does not match up.
Summary: Almost every con is being worked on by Syabas they have taken notice to the problems and all major fixes can be done with software. The Hardware is amazing for the price and I do agree with everyone you should wait until the cons are fixed before you buy. Pros 1.
Unless You Want to Play the Role of Beta Tester, Don't Buy
Brandon Creek, Amazon
18 July 2010
Summary: After having the Popbox for the weekend, I can honestly say that it has the most potential of any media streamer I have purchased. However, the software in it's current state makes using the device a much less enjoyable experience than what was originally promised and expected.