- by Pivos Technology Group, Inc. @Sep 28, 2011
What is AIOS HD Media Center? Built with the latest embedded technology, AIOS HD Media Center is a hybrid media center that bridges Multimedia and Internet to your big screen TV. Capable of playback of all the latest video and audio formats from local, USB storage, Flash, networked PC and NAS devices , the AIOS HD Media Center also features hundreds of internet media sources such as YouTube, Picasa, Flckr, Yahoo Weather, Finance, Radio, CNN, NBC, Anderson Cooper, RSS feeds, and more. Now with the latest HTML 5 browser, you can freely roam the web at the comfort of your couch.
Languages: - English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Russian, Thai, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Connections: - 1 x Card Reader (MMC/ SDHC/ MS Pro) - 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Data - 1 x 3.5" SATA I/ II HDD Drive Bay - 1 x HDMI 1.3 out - 1 x Components Video Out - 1 x RCA A/V Out - 1 x S/PDIF Digital Audio Out - 1 x Coaxial Digital Audio Out - 1 x Gigabit Ethernet - 1 x DC-IN 12V Power
Contents: AIOS HD Media Center, Remote Control, Battery Set, Composite A/V Cable, USB 3.0 Data Cable, A/C Power Adapter, A/C Power Cable, Quick Installation Guide, User Guide.
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Is the Aios worth purchasing? If you are looking to dabble a bit with the idea of an HTPC but do not want to spend several hundred dollars, this product is an excellent choice as a foray into that realm. Its modest price and more than sufficient ability as a dedicated media playback machine with a f
First Look / Unboxing vid: Last week I ordered a Pivos Aios HD Media Player. It came in today (thanks for the fast shipping NCIX) and I ripped into it. As this is a fairly new product I couldn’t find much info about it around the net so I thought “it’s time for another video”
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Plays all video formats flawlessly, no matter the container. While the Aug2012 firmware upgrade improved the interface, I still find it rather slow and buggy. The video quality is excellent though. If it can handle youTube it should have no problems handling Netflix. I hope Pivos adds Netflix support in the near future.
Have been using this player for a while and so far has performed fantastic, has played every file format I've thrown at it without a hitch. Works great in all aspects, only have 2 complaints. First the reception for the remote control is horrible, you have to point it directly and have a perfect clear line of sight at the media player. The second is no built in wifi which would be great for convenience purposes. But still very happy with the player.
I bought this unit to use it with an old Color Television
I Didn't check the internet capabilities of this one . I am not worried about that .I used my WD 500GB external HDD with this one .everything working fine ,will add a 2TB internal HDD later .I have submitted the rebate request .
Overall I fell in love with this device. Plays all my videos like a charm. Internet access sucks! Internet access is slow and wen using just the remote, it's not a simple task. More likely to be try and error to find good buttons to move with the webpage. Mouse does help a lot but when it comes time to type, it's not straight forward. My wife watches programs over the WEBTV option and it's simple. With this device you have to try a few things in order to find out how it works. Not much in documentation.
First off I DO NOT use the networking options. I personally don't want to bother with it as then I'll need to either buy a powerline adapter, run a long cable through my house, or use wifi which would give bad streaming options when watching full HD videos anyway.
Product is okay to my requirement as i do not use it for internet. However the rebate offer is not valid because 'The postmark of your submission is beyond the required date for this offer'
This is the first time i do not get a rebate. I follow every rule and i mail the rebate next day when i received my media player, there is no way that it is beyond the required date. Anyway I will not buy any product from this company in the future.
The many flaws of this box detract from its potential. The menu system is rather clunky (even after updating to latest firmware) and slow. The jukebox feature is very confusing and I cant seem to get it to work very well.
If you choose to install an internal hard drive, the transfer speeds over the network (using SAMBA or FTP) is slow, around 3-5 MB/s. The hard drive is formatted as NTFS and following the pivos forum suggestion to format as ext3, the speed temporarily went up to 6-8 MB/s. However after transferring a few movies via SAMBA the speed dropped to 2 MB/s until i did a hard reset on the box, and then it would consistently get slow again after transferring a couple big files. I am using all gigabit switches, etc. The problem lies somewhere with the networking in the box, since copying a file from a USB stick to the internal HDD using the menus goes very quickly, about 20 MB/s. NOTE if your format the internal drive as ext3, then hooking up the box to your windows computer via usb3 wont recognize the device.
I read several reviews trying to find a media player, and I had narrowed it down to the WD Live and the Pivos AIOS. I regret buying the Pivos AIOS. I have all my media on a storage server, so the hard drive feature was a nice to have, not a requirement. The user interface feel's cheap, the menu has a full screen stretch, but no files have this option. You can get it close, but you'll never have a full screen stretch, or on 4:3 ratio files, it'll never use the full height of the screen. This is very annoying, and makes my 46 inch TV look smaller. The update process is so complex, and mine actually broke the DLNA feature of the AIOS. Also, it constantly forgets my windows logons for my shares. However, if you are a developer, the source code is available on their website, so you can develop apps and stuff really easily, and share them through their forum. Never the less, I purchased a WD Live after the fact, and I really wish I'd just bought it in the first place, simple update process, full screen movies, mindless operation, it simply plays movies, and offers a lot more features that are easy to use. Also, still never received my mail in rebate. I'd give this 1 star if I could, but I bought this in store without an orderID.
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