Summary: I purchased this product specifically for Netflix. Good and Bad news: Good News. On non HDMI, it works as advertised and provides a fairly clear picture. It was easy to set up and works great with my Avermedia HD EzRecorder Plus. Bad News. Will not play HDMI without constant pauses and eventually will hang up entirely.
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: The product is advertised as having connection to Netflix but is restricted to the U.S. market and it is only disclosed in the fine print. If no restriction connection in other countries, should not be sold outside the U.S..
Summary: The Good: it plays about anything you give it it reads both mac and pc formatted drives the mostly good goflex port, if you have the right drives for it. the ios app is better than the built in menus (thats just barely a 'good') acceptable bootup and loading times. The Bad: The UI reminds me of a bios menu. its functional but not very attractive. It doesn't understand folders or file structures. it understands them from a network though.
Summary: Ok, I'll admit it, I'm stumped. I got this because I thought I'd be able to show my art work and photos on my HDTV. But, the directions that come with it are vague and I haven't been have to figure out how to use it. I've even gone on-line and search for better information, but I haven't found anything that breaks it down simply. What I have determined is that is is merely a case and needs to have some other part inside of it to be of any use.
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.
Pricing; Streaming Issues; Netflix Software; and Firmware Updates
Kevin Gallagher, Amazon
30 April 2012
Summary: I am puzzled by the current pricing (4/30/2012) on Amazon.com of this Seagate TV Media Player. The Seagate web site, as of 4/30/2012, [...] sells it for the advertised list price of $129.99 with free shipping. The prices listed here are all quite a bit higher. Here are a few remarks based on what others have said in their reviews: 1. Having sufficient network bandwidth is critical to experiencing satisfactory streaming with this device.
No support. Freeze constantly. Horrible for Netflix
28 March 2012
Summary: Pros: Plays most file formats. Cons: No support, all they ever tell you is to update firmware no matter what's the problem No firmware updates in over a year Freezes constantly Audio cuts out Terrible quality nexflix, even with 20Mbps download speed I can't get an HD picture. Very slow remote response.