Wasn't expecting much from this, and I've really liked it.
Pros: * It works -- yes -- it's just like a tablet (except, of course, you can't multitouch, pinch, etc) * It has HDMI video out which really works, and delivers better than bluray * It has Optical Audio out -- which really does work well. I direct the optical audio straight into the soundbar * It has 4 USB ports * It takes a standard USB PC webcam -- giving you sound and video for Skype * It takes any external HDD -- even TB ones * It has DNLA to read from my computer * It doesn't seem to crash. I just leave it on. I'm not sure if I've even turned it off in 2 months. * BBC iPlayer, NetFlix, TuneIn Radio, di.fm -- all work great * It's totally silent. * It's played any movie file format I've thrown at it so far.
Downsides: * Like other reviewers, wifi seemed lacklustre. Didn't affect me as I plugged in an RJ45 * NetFlix progress bar seems to disappear as soon as it arrives. From forums, this seems to be a specific NetFlix and Justop Droibox issue. You get used to it, but it's not elegant. * It's not multitouch (as you'd expect). Some apps which need pinch etc won't work. It's not an awesome gaming device when you're using a wireless mouse/keyboard. * Some other apps claim to be incompatible -- none that I can remember that mattered to me, but I remember wondering why * it looks ugly: but that's OK -- it's so stable, you don't ever need to touch it or look at it -- the remote sensor is even on a wire so that you can have that sticking out if you needed to.
I highly recommend this simple box as very flexible replacement for just about every other video box you might have cluttering up your TV space.