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A lot of hidden limitations
on 6 March 2014
First off. I have an up to date Quad core 16gb win 7 desktop pc.
I plug this in, and the first time i do this, it works perfectly.
It does drag and drop, but quite slowly. USB3 here would have been great.
Every other time i plug it in, it comes up with a non-recognised USB device, and i have to restart the pc with this plugged in, and it works straight away. (until i unplug it, then have to start the pc up again)
Second, and the biggest bugbear,
The copy/delete/paste functions DO NOT WORK if you have the disk formatted in NTFS. You have to plug it into a pc to carry out these functions.
The only way around this is to re-format the device as FAT32.
BUT (and it's a big but for a media player) is that you cannot use any file larger than 4gb.
So there goes your 1080p Full HD films (again, pathetic for something advertised as a Media Player)
So my idea of storing it in my motorhome, and taking films to upload to it via USB are ruined.
I've tried looking for a firmware update, but nothing on the Sumvision site.
All in all, well, made but let down by its limitations.
I'll probably send this back for a refund and buy a better system.