"Sometimes Great"1.0 starson by NoFenceGoodEnough
Pros: -HDMI and analog out
-Connects to many streaming services
Cons: -Remote is worthless
-Randomly stops streaming and goes to home screen
-Built in wireless is terrible
-When browsing titles you cant read the covers unless you are 3 feet from your HDTV (Mines 46")
-Bravia Sync doesn't work with my Sony Bravia TV?!?!
Summary: You probably won't have too many problems with this device if you have it hard wired with ethernet, but the built in wireless is almost worthless. Besides getting terrible reception no matter how it is placed (even when close to router) it took me over a week to get it to connect to my network. I have set up many devices on my WiFi before, many of which required a lot of work, but this one brings it to a whole new level of difficulty. The WPS (WiFi protected setup) does not work at all, requiring you to enter a security password manually, which takes forever with the crappy remote especially if you use WPA2 (the only worthwhile means to protect your WiFi). If you ever want to set it up on a different network you have to reset it. It takes an eon to connect to the network when you start it up, even after it is 'sleeping'.
The Bravia Sync function does not work with my Sony Bravia TV for some reason. But the worst part about this device is that about once a week it randomly stops whatever it is doing and goes to the home screen, which always seems to happen in the middle of a movie or a song. I am confused why there are so many positive reviews about this device, maybe people reviewed it the first day they had it. I however have owned this device for 6 months and have only found more problems the longer I have it. It would be much easier to get a cable to hook a laptop or desktop computer to your TV, because 90% of the time this thing is only slightly more useful than a paperweight (in fact I unfortunately got two of these at the same time and one of them is serving this function).