Joined on 04/20/07
Better than expected
Pros: Plays everything I have tested it with so far. Video output quality at 1080p is without hiccup or glitch. The set up was super easy and quite obvious. I bought it and a 1TB hard drive. They went together easily. The player came without screws installed which added more convenience.
Cons: The menu speed is a bit slow. The navigation is simple enough but could use more eye candy. There are no previews of any of the media you browse which would be a rather nice feature if it were present. Audio playback does not shuffle but will repeat. I haven't tried any M3U playlists, but I suspect it will not work. Internally it is Linux I believe and the file system references may be a point of confusion for some.
Overall Review: I have the M2TVD (the second generation which is apparently better than the first) and have been quite happy with it. The menus are slightly better on the M2TVD. The M2TVD also has sample playback of media which is quite nice. But the M2TVD is feature shy. No network (though a wireless adapter is available through mfgr) support and no internal hard drive like the Argosy unit. Output quality on the Argosy is better, however and when playing MKVs with multiple audio or subtitle streams, the Argosy switches on the fly without problem. The M2TVD doesn't like switching language and subtitle streams and causes playback quality problems. This Argosy HV335T unit beats Mediagate's M2TVD in all respects except for the menu navigational interface.
No DVD play-through?
Pros: Affordable. I didn't feel as though it was much to risk at the time. It consumes less power than the unit I am replacing which was my purpose.
Cons: Fairly easy to set up but a little confusing to figure out. For example, I cannot get my HDMI DVD player to play through this unit. I have a component video DVD player that will play, but only when I connect component out to my TV and select that as my input source. So source type in = source type out. Okay, but what if I wanted to use both HDMI inputs? Can't really in this case. I connected my XBox360 to the DVD HDMI input and tried to play a DVD. "Secure HDCP link not found" is returned and won't play a DVD. Basically, I can't get what I want out of this device.
Overall Review: This device is destined to be replaced. I can make use of it, but not in the way I want to use it. It will have to be replaced but only after I have done my homework. This is a new experience for me -- a learning experience to be sure. If you already know what you want and how to use it, you are probably not going to buy this unit.
Works in Dell E7470
Pros: I ordered two of these (a set of two was slightly more expensive than two singles?) and installed them easily and all RAM recognized and working. Good price.
Cons: None that I see yet.
Overall Review: Did a lot of searching as Dell and Intel do not agree on this. Dell says the maximum RAM is 16GB for Latitude E7470. Intel says the chipset can handle up to 32GB. Searched different stories on different brands and while one inexpensive brand had reports of bad display and other erratic behaviors, this one had no such mention so I gambled on this one and won. Still waiting on my NVMe drive to ship...Intel releases it on 28FEB2017.
Best Ever Laptop Drive
Pros: Amazingly cool and quiet. Larger buffer and rotation speed makes data lots more available. I used to buy the least expensive drive with the most capacity. But no more. It makes your programs and operating system faster. You will notice the difference if you had been using a slower drive.
Cons: No cons... I have never been convicted of any crime.
Overall Review: This is a 300GB drive, not a 320GB. When the computer industry started, a "byte" was 8 bits and still is. A kilobyte was 1024 bytes and it STILL IS unless you are talking about hard drives. How ridiculously fraudulent is that? But it works for men too. Six inches on a ruler is six inches, except when it comes to measuring manhood... then it is anywhere from 8 to 10 inches.