Summary: This product has not been user friendly at times. Clock changes randomly Needs to be rebooted often. System is slow and music very difficult to browse through. I thought about returning the product. Its really only good for Netflix and even that is questionable.
Not completely viable, but does have some function
Sparky Jones, Amazon
17 March 2011
Summary: I have been kind of mixed on this product. I've taken so long to review because I wanted to give Viewsonic firmware updates a chance to fix bugs. I was excited about the features of this, but I found the internet browsing awful, Youtube so-so, and the radio streaming non-existent, and the menus a little clunky too. However, I've been impressed with the Netflix streaming. It's been flawless and the quality is great.
Summary: I still have not used all the functions but so far the Netflix and Web browser even though lagged and buggy are my favorite features. Having to hunt down a specific usb wireless could be a pain as the mfgs are lesser known and do not stock them locally.
Summary: The ViewSonic NexTV VMP75 is a real mixed bag of tricks. At first glance, the device is feature packed. Not only do you get the typical features (like Netflix, internet browsing, etc), but you get playback of ISO files, which until recently has been hard to find. This device has many things going for it, but the negatives really take my excitement for the VMP75 down a notch.
Summary: I got this a couple of weeks back and here's my experience Pros: - Netflix streaming - absolutely super AND also allows direct browsing of the instant play by category. I have >5mbps bandwidth - Radio streaming worked pretty well - Streamed pictures and music from my HP EX490 without any additional set up - set up is pretty simple Cons: - Youtube was a big let down. Interface is pathetically slow. Huge downside.
Summary: I was interested in this as a media player for my older TV, without HDMI input, because it also supported composite AV. Unfortunately, the AV cable was missing from my box. Since I received this via the Amazon Vine program, I was unable to return it for a replacement (they had none left), so my choices were to purchase an AV cable, or use the supplied HDMI cable on TV#2, where I really didn't want to place the unit.
This is a nice idea for someone without a gaming system
Jerry Helsing "jlhelsing", Amazon
13 September 2010
Summary: Okay, my review is a little biased because I am in the demographic that would have one or more current gaming systems. That being said, anything you can do with this, you can also do with PS3 and wii. So if you have one of those systems, then save your money and use these. If you do not have one of those gaming systems, then this could be a great way to connect the internet to your tv, as long as you are willing to run an ethernet cable from your network.
Summary: Setup: setup of NexTV was very easy. Only took 10 minutes and that includes connecting wirelessy to a secure network. Networking: I wasn't able to see my shared folders on WinXP through this device but I was able to see a hard drive plugged into the "Share" Belkin router. Streaming video's wirelessly from a hard drive was painfully slow. If you are looking to do something like that, I would skip NexTV.I ended up simply connecting my hard drive via USB cable to NexTV.
Summary: The VMP75 out of the box worked well, menus worked everything worked properly. I connected the VMP75 to my network so that I can view internet, netflix and my networked shared music, pictures and movie files which after some network configuration (Windows 7) I finally was able to use everything I bought the box for and it worked well we could look at pictures family videos and music files and I was happy until I started having issues with Netflix.