Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
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Seagate Media Player
Michael Spencer Gludish, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I have been using this media player for the past several months. It integrates well with my television and internet capabilities such that it is easy to understand and utilize. There have been no problems with the unit and I am totally pleased with it's performance.
Summary: I am giving -5- stars because - compared to Windows Media Center it plays more formats and better, and because my wife ( who is tech ignorant ) can use it without any problem! I primarily use this on a wired network connected to a windows 7-pc. The -7- sharing was harder to get right than this boxes setup. I have owned this for approx a year and regret waiting the first two months to spring this onto my wife. This even plays DVD folders that I copied to my hard drive.
Summary: I got this thing as a Christmas present to myself December 2009, so I've owned this for a while. Like another review said it felt like I've been waiting for a device like this for years, pretty much since my original Xbox (with XBMC) became obsolete. I wanted a video player that was (a) small, (b) plays just about every type of file, (c) silent, and (d) a low power draw. All reasons I was frustrated using my PS3 or Xbox 360 as video players.
Pros: Shared file over the network works amazing. My 55 year old mother (who is quite tech savvy) could use it with easy. All she had to do was switch it on and point at the shared folder on the laptop all from the onscreen menu, and viola, it plays her movies
Cons: Hangs a bit, now and then. No Wifi integrated.
Summary: I love both of my Seagate Theater boxes! I bought one and decided to buy another one, very easy to use. I store movies TV series, and music, on the portable drive (also segate external drive) and now I have everything in one area and can take it room to room with ease. I will be buying another one as a gift to my son, I am confident when buying Segate products.
Summary: I'm giving the FAT+ 5 stars because in the months since we got it, this little device has proved itself to be a great little media client. We have 2 set up in the house, one in the family room and a second upstairs in the rec room. Both are configured to stream Netflix, which is our primary source of online video (we dropped cable TV last year and went OTA for most live content). Although I've got a high capacity thumb drive in one, we really don't use it.