Summary: I bought this at time where there were little alternative. I didn't want the WD media player built with a hard drive. I have two 2tb drives that I want to use as storage for my movies. This was the perfect choice. HOwever, when playing movies, I noticed there were a slight lag in moving pictures. If you watch it close enough, a lot of action scenes, would leave you with a headache because it wasn't smooth. I can play the file on my computer and it's ultra smooth.
Summary: I have writen to the costomer service email address for more than 3 times but never got any reply regarding to my question and request. I have purchsed this item in advance for my sister's birthday. When she open her gift it couldn't to link to wifi. This machine became useless without wireless internet connection. I have wrote you as soon as I foundout from her and I have requested an exchange but never hearfrom you. please reply!
Summary: many problems i found. 1-when i use hdmi connection the sound is cuting. 2-the netflix doesn't work in canada with this product. 3-doesn't support flash for live streaming. 4-loading take long time. 5-not read real player folder.
Summary: - Very slow when you open. - The internet browser is not working. - The remote control doesn't respond from the first/second press,also you should be close from the gadget like 1 meter otherwise you can'not the r-control wont work. - Seller delivery was on time.
Summary: I bought this set top box hoping it would work with the movie files that I have shared across the network as samba shares(says in the specs that it supports samba). I host my samba shares from a Ubuntu box that has all my movie files (all my samba shares work will all my other devices on the network).
Summary: I will make this as short as possible. As others have pointed out, it is full of bugs. Viewsonic is a large corporation with many other products that are high quality, this is not one of them. It appears they have ignored this product and further development of it. No firmware updates in sometime to fix problems and include advertised features. I didn't purchase this for web browsing as there are much better efficient ways to do that.
Summary: I purchased this unit in August and received it quickly. Plugged it in that night and tested it. NetFlix app is slow starting and exiting back to the main menu, would scan my network but not play any of the files I have, I had multiple types and they all were listed on the box, still would not play one. Had issues accessing other service like radio and YouTube and they would lockup most of the time requiring me to remove power to get back to the main menu.
Summary: I exchanged this unit after a week thinking that all the problems and bugs meant I had a defective player. Nope. The second one had the same problems. I originally purchased this unit to replace my Asus O!Play so I could stream Netflix, but have given up and gone back to the Asus player which I adore.
Network media player that doesn't play media from network shares
J. Gantert, Amazon
17 September 2010
Summary: Viewsonic VMP75 is supposed to be a network media player. However, it does not have the capability to find media on network shares (XP simple shares, or Ubuntu linux samba share). I guess if you want to connect a USB drive to the player, it would work. Netflix seemed to work fine, and has the 2.0 interface (allows playback of movies in your queue, and other movies, but no search). YouTube interface is horrible, as it uses the web browser and is cumbersome to navigate.
Summary: The spec's of this device are impressive for the price. I had difficulty getting the first unit to access Netflix. ViewSonics assistance did not cure the problem. I had Amazon replace the first unit. The second unit accesses Netflix with out difficulty. Neither the first or second unit will access the shared folders on my desktop. I could not access the web with either unit. Both units will access the network storage device where my videos are stored.