Summary: KIDS LOVE IT, works great as an in car DVR. i copied movies from our Tivo onto a seagate Go Flex drive plugged the unit into the vehicles auxiliary ports and presto hours of TV shows and movies for the road. this was a life saver for our road trips. just be aware that the text for the interface appears small so it can be a little tough to read but that is not the fault of the unit as it is meant to be used on big screen TV's.
Summary: It works and gets the job done, well priced an arrived quickly, I will definatly reccomend this unit to my friends However after 1 month >>>One of 2 failed and I have not recieved return auth.
fine as a stand alone, terrible with portable drive
2 March 2012
Summary: I have had this unit for over a year and have the latest firmware. Neutral: While the interface is a bit clunky it is logically organized and as is good as it can get w/o keyboard. Good: Plays almost everything. Connects to netflix, but at this point what doesn't? Bad: When used with Seagate GoFlex portable drive, the play time of an HD movie is limited to a bit under 1 hour. The Drive and/or unit will overheat and further playback will be intermittent at best.
Summary: I have been using this product for six months from now. Bought this mainly to watch my home videos from my Seagate external hard drive. Was not happy with it in the beginning, it took some time for me to understand the problems and find solutions. The unit tends to over heat causing the video to freeze, some times the audio continues to play with a frozen video. I noticed it freezes sooner when playing a movie from a hard drive and takes around an hour with Netflix.
Love this little box , Netflix interface is a let down
11 September 2011
Summary: Have been using the goflex tv for a few weeks now. I haven't had any problems with it playing any file type I've ran through it. It plays ISOs of dvds with full dvd menu, plays vob files, mkv avi everything ,, I really like the fact that the goflex hard drives fit inside the box , more aesthetic than having more junk piled up around the tv. And it even plays everything from my networked hard drive wirelessly (with the optional WiFi adapter) Netflix is where it fails me.
Summary: I purchased this unit about 3 months ago and it works great! I have it connected via ethernet over power adapter to my router upstairs. It sees my Dlink UPNP ShareCenter NAS, where I store my archived DVD collection in .mp4 (h.264) format, music and photos. It plays back Netflix and Pandora without interruption. I've even taken it a step further and installed a UPNP app on my Android phone (iMS) and now I stream content from my phone to my entertainment center as well!
Summary: As a drive reader/player, this device is excellent! However, if you're looking for a Netflix player, stick with your Wii or computer/iPad. Set up for Netflix is slow and it takes an entire day to actually register and have your account recognized. Then, when you try to play a movie via Netflix, the playback is choppy at best. I have yet to get it to play anything from YouTube or Pandora.
Summary: Pros: Plays anything, at least so far. Small footprint, some Go flex HDDs will dock. Easy set up. Excellent HD video picture play with .mts files. Cons: Random lock ups when running jpegs from a thumb drive. I just loaded the firmware update, perhaps it is a fix? To break the lock, remove the power plug. Light on front is nicely dim, unlike some that light up the whole room. However, it does not change color when you power it on so you don't know if the remote worked.