Summary: While i love the WD visual interface vs. the Asus O! and other first generation media players, my big issue here is that the remote is way too small and unintuitive, has no volume control, and you have to do a little button dance (if you can figure it out...) how to jump ahead and there's no way to make that better. I bought an aftermarket remote (a larger version of this one) and though more ergonomic (and less easy to lose...
Cons: I had trouble getting the media player to recognize the local USB storage device (WD), but when it did, I found that it would only play a portion of the movie then pause and load up more information. I have no idea why this happens.
Summary: I bought this guy over a year ago, and no problems thus far! Updates ARE available from Western Digital, so go take a look at their site Also, I don't know if this applies to everyone or I just had a random one, but the one I got is the European model. At first I was like, "Great, now I can play PAL movies on my 50hz tv... NOT!
Summary: I already had one of these and really liked it but the reason I purchased it was to get wi-fi with it but it doesn't work so I just have the same thing I already had. The product is good and eliminates having a bunch of CD's laying around. I use it with a 500gb passport.
Pros: -Plays lots of different types of files -good picture
Cons: -slooooow - always seemed to be overloaded -cheesy interface -FF, RW, & Pause slow to respond to input & imprecise -file management options never worked properly -after 6 months it stopped recognizing my WD hard drive. After trying solutions sugge
Pros: Easy install. The internally installed programs work great! Works they way it says it will. Quality of the display is as good as your TV will do. Doesn't come with a lot of complicated extra wires.
Cons: It seems to prefer being connected (wired) to devices over working wirelessly. Had to spend extra $ to make it work wirelessly. The 1 we bought quit working after a week, we took it back. Couldn't get it to work with my MacBookPro wirelessly.
Summary: This is a very handy device to watch your photo's, video's,or movie's that you downloaded on your external hard drive. You're even have the option to review the movie before you actually watch it! Your external hard drive connects directly to the Media Player then from your Media Player via HDMI cable to your HDMI connector behind the HDTV. Simple, Easy and fantastic with the REMOTE CONTROL!! Don't forget to buy your hard drive!!