Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Tv HD Media Player
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Not worth my money
newnewyorker "egue1968", Amazon
18 August 2011
Summary: I bought this item thinking it was a great combination for a portable USB drive and would give my old Roku box a run for its money. Well, it only gave me a run for my money, wishing that I hadn't spent it. While the interface with the portable drive is seamless, a wifi connector is not included. You must buy that separately for at least $30 more. And then, once you do, the reception is plain horrible.
Summary: As said before, this device can play more files formats than WD media player, but some lack of features makes this device pretty anoying: - Share content: Plug this device into your network and you CANNOT access the USB HD connected to this UNIT. (WD does WFS / Samba sharing over the network what makes a lot easier to copy content). - Restrict features setup: The menus are not very friendly and no animations !
Summary: Wasn't very impressed with this unit, ended up returning it after I tried the Sony equivalent. I used the USB wireless adapter and the video was really choppy, while the Sony unit has built-in wireless and runs flawlessly on the same network. Also the GUI was really hard to navigate and didn't have nearly the options the Sony had. I wouldn't recommend this product since there are more superior products in the same price range.
Not supported OGG as claimed on the box, bad manual, +s & -s
amazon ngentot "hp153", Amazon
19 December 2010
Summary: I have three media players before this one, all from WD. I want this because on sale and has Netflix capabilities like WDTV Live plus. It took me 4 hours to figure out menu system and how to connect to my WDTVs because a lot of things are not covered in the printed manual, you have to go to web and search the knowledge base at seagate website. The positives of GoFlex TV compare to WDTV are: 1.
Summary: I bought this drive to play movies and slide shows on my TVs. I chose this brand and model over others based on a CNET review and because it has both HDMI and composite output, allowing me to connect it to both my HD and older TV sets. The unit itself is small and although it is made of cheap plastic, it is not unattractive. I do not have a Goflex drive and therefore can only attach via USB.