"A poor compromise between a Smart TV and a HTPC."
28 August 2012
Pros: The keyboard/remote Good for online video Small and stylish
Cons: Very limited range of apps available Limited online content in Australia "Live TV" feature needs another stand alone set top box Struggles to play some local HD content Local playback sometimes goes out of audio/video sync Browser is slow
Summary: the unit can connect to one TV at the time. I can recommend the Vbox XTi (its obtainable on Amazon or on www.vboxcomm.com) which is a device which can stream free or paytv content from satellite or cable (its a replacement to the service from Sky or Virgin Media) it will stream multiple channels, and multiple users all at the same time, through the wifi at home. its a one-off purchase which will release from the costly monthly charges.
Summary: I bought this item as it stated 1000s of apps on the playstore. However the apps that work with it are very few must of the apps that I like will not work with it. I believe they either should stop advertising it have google playstore or state the apps that work with it is limited. Also it does not have flash.
Summary: Bought this Player to Replace my old unsupported Boxee Box and returned it a week later after giving it a good workout. The apps they have available work great but are also greatly lacking for canadian tv and websites. Popular sites like City TV will not work inside the chrome browser to view a missed episode. Some others work well and some work sub par. The player itself is quite slow to navigate but is a very easy interface to get around in.