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Crackin' little machine
on 26 October 2012
One of the best gadgets I own. Simply plug and play. I had Version 1 of this neat little box and I didn't know how they could possibly top it. Well they gave it a facelift and a single on-device button (power button, meaning you no longer need the remote to turn it on but still need it to navigate the drive) and they didn't really need to change anything else. It's definitely more attractive than it's predecessor and wouldn't look out of place with any set-up. It can be used as an external HDD with the USB cable which is handy and is compatible with HDD's up to 2TB. A little annoying it doesn't do 3TB's for a little future proofing but that's nit picking. This device will play anything you can throw at it. I am yet to come across a single file type that it won't load with ease. Connected to a TV with a HDMi cable it makes the perfect Media Hub and is great for those with a laptop and a TV and no way of watching stuff on the bigger screen. It will play even the largest blu-ray files and it's full HD picture is simply stunning. The zoom button is particularly handy for those of us that don't like black bars (1080p letterboxing). "Zoom" is misleading because this button actually alters the aspect ratio with 16:9 filling the screen.
The USB feature on most TV's these days does in effect mimic the actions of this device but not to anywhere near the same standard and you'd still need to get yourself an external HDD. Plus I guarantee it won't play even a tenth of the files the Primus will, especially without lag. Do the right thing and buy one of these, hell buy two.