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Just a warning for those interested in a Prodigi, they haven't really thought out how well it plays with a Mac. If you have a PC you should be fine. I've kind of been left to figure stuff out for myself. They claim to have a MacBook to test with, but I don't think they've gotten around to it. I've gotten to the point where it does everything I need it to do. If I want to use other features, I'll figure it out when I get there. For the moment, I can transfer files to the NAS from my MacBook Pro and play them from there. I haven't attempted to stream anything or download a torrent directly from the device. It's just quicker to download to my MBP, transfer the files to the NAS, and watch from there.
That being said, I couldn't be happier with the picture and sound quality. I've played a lot of mkv files downloaded off the internet as well as .iso files ripped from my own DVDs. It really works well. The GUI is very basic, but it gets the job done. The only complaint I have is that the remote needs to be pointed directly at the sensor in order to work. With all the other devices in my home theater, I just need to point in the general direction and it is good enough. The Prodigi is definitely the exception.
Apparently there was supposed to be a firmware update on Friday, but it has not shown up on the website yet.