I purchased this as a stand-alone player for my 4K Samsung TV. Documentation is lacking and the questions I sent to the e-mail address for customer service went unanswered. Initially I could not figure-out how to see the device on my home network. On WIFI I could not see the device and was sadly disappointed, as uploading files to it would require removing the HDD and attaching to a tower. I could find no way to see it on my WIFI. Fortunately I had an ethernet switch nearby for my livingroom computer and my solar power inverter, and it had an empty port. Once hard-wired to my Gigabit LAN the device appeared on the network! Problem solved, but WIFI connectivity would be nice, too.
As for performance it's smooth as can be. I had previously recorded some high bitrate videos using my Go-Pro 3 Black in 4K 30FPS. The computer choked playing them and evening using a lite player like VLC helped, but still did not stop the jittery motion. The Zidoo didn't blink an eye and reproduced them faithfully! The remote is easy to use, has decent range unlike some other players like the AIOS (PIVOS). The Zidoo has apps built-in, but I have not utilized these as my smart TV encompasses most of what I'd use like Amazon Prime Video. Entering log-in information using the remote can be a rather daunting task... just be warned.
The unit presently has a 6TB HDD and has zero problem navigating files and I understand it's capable of a bigger HDD so it's got room to grow unlike my older players which are capped at 4TB. Another HUGE benefit is that it handles .265 format video so less of a huge HDD is required as these files are very small in size compared to .264.
I've had a few videos start and shortly halt returning to the file menu. Assuming there might be an error, I merely re-copied the file in question from another computer on the network and Voi-La, Problem fixed! I must honestly say that I've had several corrupted files with Android media players on a Window 7 home network, but the Zidoo seems to have fewer than my older AIOS and Rapsody Android-based Media HDD players, but it appears something sometimes doesn't always line-up when copying files. Also note that initially I copied files onto the HDD directly in the tower holding the master files, so I have ruled-out WIFI errors... and besides, this appears to be communicating with my network using the Ethernet Hard-Wired connection and not the WIFI, so why the errors I will never know.
These are not inexpensive units, but so far this is the nicest Media Player with HDD capability I have owned to date. Just understand that if you do run into problems, there seems to be no support available from the manufacturer. That aside, if you are a problem solver and have the slightest self-starter tendencies this unit probably will work-out nicely for you! UPDATE: Network (Wired LAN) became flaky then died completely! Without a network connection you cannot upload files to this machine. Wasted $300 for a few months of a great unit... short warranty, CRAP customer support! DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT... TOTAL JUNK!
|商品尺寸||19.8 x 19.8 x 7 cm; 1.69 公斤|