Pros it works sometimes.
Cons Remote is useless, unit always locks up, you rarely gete to watch an entire movie before it locks up and then you can't control it with the remote. Most times you end up having to unplug it. Can't rewind or fast forward through divx movies, can only do it
Summary Junk, don't waste your money.
Pros small stylish unit
Cons constantly freezes during play back. Not all go flex hard drive fit inside of unit, and the ones that do stick out (destroying all of the aesthetics). Seagate usually turns out quality products but this is not one of them! The lack of support, and complai
Summary BUYER BEWARE
Pros Simple setup to HDTV from network. Small sleek design, and the best part is the option to slide GoFlex drives for glitch/hesitation free streaming.
Cons Where do we start:
? Remote control sucks, I always had to point directly to unit and double push buttons for response/action.
? No available apps. Official forum site states the apps are coming but nothing yet.
? Official forum support is a joke. Seagat
Summary I can not recommend this item.
Pros It seems to recognize many format, but I couldn't get it to recognize .iso files. Cheap and big remote control (unlike WD media player).
Cons - Couldn't get it output 1080p at al. It could only output 480p, which looks terrible on my 42in Vizio HDTV.
Summary Whatever i did, i couldn't make it to output 1080p. All i got was 480 SD. I even tried to connect it directly to my TV's HDMI port. Terrible. I am returning it to Micro Center. This is the 2nd Media player I returned. I tried out the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player yesterday. After 3 hours, I gave it up. It can play .mov and certain movie files really well, along with photos and music. But for certain files, it couldn't play audio, just movies. I just ordered the Iomega Director 1TB. Hopefully, 3rd time is a charm.
Pros 1. It works for viewing Netflix quite well with an ethernet cable attached.
2. It plays .flac. .wav, .ogg and quite a number of other file formats.
3. Small and portable size.
Cons 1. Cannot stream directly from computer's browser.
2. Would be nice if it upconverted to 1080p.
3. Needs to have wifi integrated into the box. Having to purchase a wifi dongle is a rip off.
4. User interface needs file search feature.
Summary In future versions of the GoFlex TV, Seagate needs to make the following inprovements and keep the cost well under $159.00, which is the discount cost of many Blu-Ray players that enable Netflix and streaming.
1. The Seagate GoFlex TV cannot stream directly from your computer's browser to watch Hulu and other sites. This device needs to be able to do that to be worth its price.
Seagate's documentation is misleading in regard to this. The only way you can stream a movie from your computer to the Seagate GoFlex TV is through a "hard file" placed in your shared folder. I want stream Hulu and other programs available on my computer's browser directly on my television and the latest version (avail Jan. 2011) of the GoFlex TV does not do this.
2. The Seagate GoFlex TV needs to be able to upconvert to 1080p. This device needs to be able to do that to be worth its price.
3. The price is ridiculous in consideration of the fact that you need to purchase a Wifi dongle to free yourself from an ethernet cable. Wifi should be integrated into the box itself for a more streamlined, less awkward appearance, useage and increased portability. Users don't need a bunch of extra objects hanging off their equipment. Streamlined and integrated is what is desired.
4. GoFlex TV needs direct links to more internet services, such as Pandora and Hulu.
5. Seagate needs to improve GoFlex TV's interface, because it takes forever to navigate to your desired files on an attached hard drive. A search and choose feature would be nice, but is not really a deal breaker.
6. The cheap-ee made in China remote control does not respond sometimes and skips other times.
Summation: Seagate needs to consider its direct competition, namely Roku Streaming Player, WD TV Network Media Players, and Sony Network Media Player. However, Roku and Sony will loose out if they fail to produce a media player that plays .flac and the other media formats supported by Seagate GoFlex TV.