Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Tv HD Media Player
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Not for HDMI Streaming
Lance L. Summers, Amazon
20 October 2013
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: 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.
"Waste of money for something that is just a money grab."
13 October 2011
Pros: it works sometimes.
Cons: Remote is useless, unit always locks up, you rarely gete to watch an entire movie before it locks up and then you can't control it with the remote. Most times you end up having to unplug it. Can't rewind or fast forward through divx movies, can only do it
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: PROS: Unit is very small, maybe smaller then a paperback. Can read USBs for pics/videos (USB port) Can do Netflix, YouTube, Paramount, vTuner, Mediafly, Picasa, Flickr, Video Feeds (RSS), Text Feeds (RSS), Finance Widget, Weather Widget Gives you component & composite cables since both use a 3.5mm 3 line jack. Give you a HDMI port & optical cable port (surround sound) Can do firmware updates via ethernet cable, USB, etc.
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 !
"Very slow and mostly unresponsive, crappy support."
29 June 2011
Pros: Simple setup to HDTV from network. Small sleek design, and the best part is the option to slide GoFlex drives for glitch/hesitation free streaming.
Cons: Where do we start: ? Remote control sucks, I always had to point directly to unit and double push buttons for response/action. ? No available apps. Official forum site states the apps are coming but nothing yet. ? Official forum support is a joke. Seagat
Summary: This media player has one good thing going for it. It will play ISO files from DVD without issues and Bluray rips without issues most of the time. Now for the cons: 1) No GbE connection, so streaming Bluray rips is completely out of the question. 2) Streaming low bandwidth media, even over a wired connection, will net you out of sync audio and video over time and eventually the system will crash.
Summary: I have purchased three of these units, this was the only unit that was bad. When heats up (about 5 mins.) you start to get IO Errors with Stop Playback message during the playing of your video on hard drive. At first it looks like the Goflex hard drive was the problem but after being able to switch unit, I was able to determined that it was the TV Media player that is giving the IO Error message. This product was sent back for a replacement.