This month marks the 2 year anniversary i've been using the Mede8ter as my primary media device. I'm always moving this to different parts of the house so I decided to pick up another model.
They no longer sell the 'flying saucer' edition, the latest model is the MED800X3D. Basically the same except for the form factor. The nice thing about the oval shaped model is the easy drive swap. The top pops open and the drive can be quickly removed with no tools.
The MED800X3D looks a little more at home in the theater rack. It's a nice compact design that can hold a 4TB drive.
Why do I like this device so much? it's easy to use and works great for exactly what I'm looking to do, quick playback of my movies and it handles 3D like a champ. it also comes with a great remote control, not cheap at all.
I dusted off my old Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD (top left below) that I bought in 2008 to see if it would still play current blurays (surprise, it does). I was so excited to get this, but it was terribly slow. That same year I got a hold of the Popcorn hour A110 and found out it could play full M2TS files from BD with full HD sound and the Pioneer was quickly put away.
I'm glad we have quick and relatively inexpensive ways to archive a BD collection with no loss in quality and fast, random access playback.
Pioneer history quiz.. who can identify the unique player below the Pioneer BDP-05FD?