Summary: Enjoyed this unit for the first two years as it worked flawlessly. Then it began to fail reading the USB content from a flash or a hard drive. Several reboots and a very slow responding tech support email suggsted a firmware upgrade.
Summary: FAT+ should have been called HD-Ready Media Player because it can play only low quality stuff and HD content up to about 720p. When it comes to higher quality HD or high bitrate videos (example 1080) it falls short and can not play without frame skipping.
Summary: I picked this box up about 18 months ago and have had mediocre luck with it. I have it connected to a network drive and the FreeAgent works well with that. It has netflix. However, it seems to have serious problems working with an external hard drive which limits the usefulness of the player.
Summary: Update 1: I am changing my review from 5 stars to 2 stars. This thing is just plain awful. Shows files that arent even on my drive, SLOW INDEXING, remote is worthless....overall junk. Returning it soon. If you really want a HTPC, build one yourself and run Boxee.....
Summary: Im a computer guy, but Im also 40. I have had enough with the tinkering. If I wanted to tinker, I'd put back the Myth TV computer next to my TV. I paid for this because I want it to work, and someone else to do the tinkering for me. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
Summary: I have a Sony Blu-ray player (BDP-N460) that I had been using for Netflix streaming content but as more and more titles are becoming available in HD I found that I was experiencing too many episodes of pausing to download content (i.e. buffering).
Summary: I really wanted to like the FAT+. I wanted a player that would support Netflix streaming, streaming content from my PC, and play files via a hard drive or flash drive. Unfortunately, the FAT+ did none of these well.
Summary: I was having problems with movies disengaging while being played on my Western Digital multimedia player (WD). (They'd just disengage & go back to the main menu, for no apparent reason. When I'd go back to play them, they'd restart from the beginning).
Summary: This is a product for highly qualified installers. A senior citizen like myself is left having to get expert advice due to the poor quality of the instructions. They should be as simple as possible not assume extensive familiarity with the media.