Iomega http://www.stuff.tv/iomega/all en-GB Iomega TV with Boxee + Network Storage http://www.stuff.tv/iomega-tv-boxee-network-storage/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boxee&#039;s latest TV smartener banishes wireless worries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="665" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iomega-tv-boxee-main_0_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1503" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iomega-tv-boxee-2_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Boxee’s clever software is already at the heart of our favourite video streamer, the D-Link Boxee Box – and now Iomega has integrated its skills into a device with a load of built-in storage.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (1TB)/£390 (2TB) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iomega TV with Boxee – a dark horse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let’s be blunt here: the Iomega TV is a bit boring to look at. While the Boxee Box resembles a cube that’s melted in one corner, the Iomega is simply a dull black box. It could be a modem or a router. Still, it feels solid enough and is quiet in operation even when the hard disk is spinning up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="313" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iomega-boxee-hands1.png?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iomega-boxee-hands2.JPG?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iomega TV with Boxee – QWERTY remote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like the Boxee Box, the Iomega has a remote with a keyboard on one side and general command buttons on the other. It’s bigger than the original, which should make it easier to use, but works via infrared rather than radio frequencies — meaning you always need line-of-sight. It’s also a bit fiddly, with button presses sometimes registering too many times and sometimes not at all. Get the app instead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iomega-boxee-hands3.PNG?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iomega TV with Boxee – clever cataloguing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Boxee’s strengths are its usability and content gathering. Not only does it turn your messily-titled files into a beautifully-presented media library, it also provides links to web-hosted episodes and shows you might be missing. It’s like owning all of the world’s TV — or it would be if the UK had as many bundled apps as the US. They are coming, starting with iPlayer soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="293" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iomega-boxee-hands4.png?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iomega TV with Boxee – all formats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Iomega will play almost any format imaginable, including HD MKV videos and AVIs. It even supports ripped Blu-rays in all their 1080p, 24fps glory. Happily, 3D also gets a look in, but for some unexplained reason there’s no HD audio soundtrack support. That won’t impact the average user, but for audiophiles it’s a deal-breaker – especially as the Boxee Box does them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="304" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iomega-boxee-hands5.png?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iomega TV with Boxee – stutter-free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Streaming your media from a computer is OK, streaming from a NAS is better, but having it all stored internally is the only way to guarantee stutter-free playback at all times. Transfer your video and music files across your network to the Iomega’s 1TB HDD and they'll play flawlessly, without the need for any other network devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Iomega TV is a fine media streamer, but a lack of apps and iffy remote keep it behind the original Boxee Box</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/iomega-tv-with-boxee-network-storage </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/iomega-tv-boxee-network-storage/review#comments Iomega Streaming TV with Boxee + Network Storage Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:09:46 +0000 Tony Horgan 419844 at http://www.stuff.tv