Reviews and Problems with Verbatim Mediastation Pro
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Verbatim MediaStation Pro 500GB Review (4)
23 January 2013
Conclusion: Let us summarise the most important positive and negative points below: The player comes with everything most users need to get started including HDMI, coaxial audio, component and AV cables. With its size about that of an external 3.5” hard disk, it can easily fit into tight spaces where even a slim set-top box would not fit, such as placed vertically standing next to the TV. It is also very quiet in operation and does not have any fans either.
Pros: Very compact at roughly the size of an external 3.5” desktop hard disk., Bundled with a wide variety of cables, including a HDMI cable., Media browser and menus are simple to navigate and switch between media file types., Menus load up quickly and most file listing pages appear instantly., Multiple HDD access methods: USB, FTP server and built-in FTP client., Data can also be copied to an attached USB drive via network using its FTP client or remotely via its FTP serv...
Cons: Player not that stable, especially with navigation during playback., No support for H.264/AVC video or FLAC audio files., Remote control buttons cluttered, difficult to use in low light., Limited support for samba (Windows) network folders., No support for password protected network folders, except FTP shares., XviD and especially DivX files are slow to start playing or resume from pause., Internet Radio only indexes a few stations from Shoutcast or from user-prepared...
Excerpt: Mediastations, PVRs, wireless media and files from the internet need to be stored securely until we need it again. Verbatim specializes in storage media all the way from the blank CD to the product we have with us here – a 500 GB media station which can store and play music, HD videos and photos on your flatscreen directly. It is called the Verbatim Media Station Pro.
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