After some discussions last year with the owner Eric, I decided I would beta test the media player and remote software, and have done so for a little over a year now.
To me, the best part was that the remote software could control not only the media player but also my TV, AV Amp, and DirecTV HD DVR.
Anyway, I have been wanting to show off “my” system, and was finally given the green light from Eric to show some screenshots of my system. So without further ado…
I did a screen capture of the Home screen with a capture of the view on the remote together.
Once you select Movies from the Home screen, you are brought to the Options - Movies Screen. Here are where you can click through to the library, play a disc in the drive, or do a backup of the disk in the drive. It's a one-click backup NICE!!!
Clicking on the library let's you scroll through your library either on the TV or right there on your remote. For me this was great. If my then 3 1/2 year old wanted me to put a movie on for him, I could do so from any room in the house since it works off of WiFi, and not RF or IR. And the software resides on my Android smartphone so, I always have the "remote" with me. Over the course of more than a year though, my almost 5 year old can now navigate the remote and pick his own movies, as well as kick my butt at Angry Birds.
Just a better view of the remote navigation of the library. This is just the cat's ass if you ask me.
Once you select a movie, it gives you the synopsis and options to play the movie, or cancel and go back to library.
You can also go right to the "internet" from the player as well with just a click of the button. The remote software has a surfpad integrated into it for navigating the screen and webpages, as well as keyboard, etc.
Absolute best part to me is integration of DirecTV DVR control! YES!
Other plus is included "Favorites" screen with channel logos.
The system has some other neat features like photo album, and music library, but the movies and Sat tv are awesome. Except for Kaleidascape, I don't know any other system that does all this. And not all of us have tens of thousands of dollars for the Kaleida.
I have to add, Eric is a top-notch guy and was there to get me up and running, and on point ever since to address nuanced suggestions for DVR nav, etc.. And extremely fast at answering questions and updates to the system and remote software.
Thanks again dude!