Here is my first report after testing the Syabas Networked Media Tank (NMT) for a week.
First off,let me point out that the player is a work in progress and the firmware is in early alpha status.So there are a lot of things that don't work yet, but I will keep you informed on the things that DO work.
Based on FW 00-36 from 7 june 2007:
Don't work yet:
streaming from network/adio section/picture section/DD5.1 output/Front panel display/DVD-Drive (delivered to MPC without drive)/DVD ISo/Raw support
*SMB server: you can reach the internal HDD from you PC without any further software.Downside: the transfer rate is 2-3Mb/sec at the moment.
*I am able to play the files located on the internal HDD with my other syabas player (Transgear DVX-700)
*Divx video file playback from internal HDD.
*Subs (*.srt) on Divx/Xvid and even *.MKV files work!
Downside: They are not outlined.
*Now, What everybody eagerly wants to know: Does the Tank play the standard *x264.mkv files, like you can find them on bittorrent sites like mininova, eztv...:the answer is YES
The tank plays them great, even with subtitles added (*.srt)!!!!!
So you can get an idea what it plays: Here are some titles I downloaded off those sites and play perfectly:
That's it for now, but will report back soon because 2 days ago we received another FW update...