Received the 350 G2 a week ago. Nice unit, like others have noted the feet a bit un-even
but not all that bad.
I researched many other units but finally decided on this unit for the HDD capabilities and 1185 chipset (1080P). Looking at the 1185 specs, it looks like the chipset supports gigabit LAN so I'm surprised that the unit does not support gigabit LAN
No firmware update needed as the unit had the latest firmware.
Connected to the several NAS's I have without issue.
I'm currently using G wireless via a wireless bridge and all DVD rips play nicely, and rarely stutters. I have through-put that normally averages about 8k/sec. No blu-ray rips yet. When that happens, I'll move to N wireless.
I use the Harmony 770 and used the "Media Center PC" to get me started. However, I did need to teach the remote all of the settings to be sure it would function. Remote to remote has netted me the best settings, I think.
This is my first media server device. I have tried Plex, and Serviio, but I like the fact that I DO NOT need a dedicated server to perform these functions (looking to be a little "greener"). I am wondering if there is a way to gain ROOT access to the device?
Haven't placed a HDD into the unit yet as the NAS connection even over the wireless bridge seems sufficient.
I for one will be using a 3 or 4 TB drive, but I'm waiting a bit to see if the prices drop in a few months after whatever crisis is happening. I'll put several other drives into the unit just so I can see what kind of vibration sounds I get out of the unit before I make a final decision on what speed of drive I want to install.
When it is really quiet in the living room I can hear the device fan. To quiet the device I placed it on a shelf that has a glass door.Don't hear it much anymore
A question for Jack@Micca, can I connect the 350 to an XBox via USB and use the HDD as storage for saved games?