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: Did not realize that you needed a wireless adapter. Had to run a wired eithenet cable at a long distance to the unit. Cannot get on line as if there were no connection. Checked cable with a lap top and was able to gain access to the net. Waste of time. I am sending it back.
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).
Skip this product. It's not even worth time for looking
3 December 2010
Summary: I buy this product because 1. this product can access youtube. 2. It supports 1080p 3. It has netflix access. But after using for few weeks. I was very disappointed because its internet browser is terrible. User interface is worst. How they dare to sell this product with that bad interface. I try to play youtube several time. It took a long time to response and it stopped working several times. Moreover, it dont support full function of youtube website.
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.