Originally Posted by Hi-Jack
optik, hope you won't start making reviews
How well does your KiSS "stream" ISO DVD from network or play them from internal drive? How well does your Trans-Gear "stream" ISO DVD from network? Does KiSS or trans-gear have SMB support so you are not limited to rubbish UPnP media browsers for streaming content? Want to compare how many DVD drives and PSU fails in kiSS vs Ziova? Want to compare the hardware between all players? How's the Web Radio on Trans-gear?
Answer those questions and you'll know why we said Ziova is the best DVD
player out there in the EM8620 range... The only serious flaws is that Ziova
makes no progress on FW anymore after the last final release, does not
deliver upon NTFS over USB on these units and failed on some other
It still is the most featured EM8620 player out there...
You are comparing only the features you need, try comparing the global unit and you will end up with saying the added functionality of SMB is worth more than wireless WPA (use hard cable or power plug and use router for security / protection).
Too bad it doesn't work out for your needs... Does not mean it is worse
than another just because it does not have "some" options as it has many
the other two don't have...
That said, the DVD lockup issues happens not that often.
It was not a review.
I raised points in Ziova against DVD players i use and to a specific isues that i am faicing in what i use thid DVD for.
Tranggear radio is good enough for me, and it has Google video too
How is you google video on Ziova?
Streaming of ISO DVD i personaly do not use... But at least my Kiss conects to my network, how can i stream something to my Ziova if it would not connect to the wireless network!
I thought this is a advice topik where you exchange different experiances of Ziova DVD players. And there it is my own opinion.
I do respect your review by all meanes!!!!!!!!!
Please do not take me wrong, and do'nt take it so hard on me.
I use the DVD player to watch my video from the USB hard drives and watch DVD films. I like playing around with firmwares (i own a lot of man-toys)
My points though might be to someones use...
Ziova is not that good after all, it has good points( you have mensioned), but also fails where cheaper DVD's are doing their duty.
Ziova does what i want it to do, and it has a potential to do more, but on the other heand, i have cheaper alternative that does what i need...
I just want to share my experiance.