Originally Posted by emedwhat
Does it play AVI files? What kind HD does it use such as SATA , Ultra ATA etc? Is there anybody who compared Mg-35 with TVIX M3000u?
I've had the Tvix for nearly a year. Let's see...
The DVD image quality seems comparable. They will both resample (up-convert) to 720p or 1080i.
With the latest Tvix firmware (and maybe even before that...), I have had occasional glitches in DVD playback where it just freezes during playback. I quick FF-Play sequence resolves it.
I can't play ISOs with the MG-35, 'cause I can't stream with the 1.4.0 firmware, so I am converting ISOs to files...
If you want to stream, the UI is a bit more involved with the MG-35. You need to browse through several screens to get to yout network location. It would be nice if you could specify a few specific locations to look in (like the SONOS does), but you have to drill down through the entire network. This can take some time, especially the initial network discovery phase. Also, if you leave the unit browsing the network, it times out and goes back to the main (startup) screen, so you have to start all over again.
The remote on the MG-35 is a bit flakey. It helps to be very close to straight on with the box. IOW, you have to point the remote right at the box AND the box should be pointed right at the remote... This flakiness, coupled with some poor and inconsistent UI feedback can be frustrating at times.
My process is this: I rip DVDs at 1x directly to my Terastation. While this is happening, I can view at one DVD stream on the MG-35 and play two FLAC streams on the SONOS boxes with no dropouts anywhere.
This was my objective with this unit and it seems to have met it. I have another one on the way and am anxious to see how adding a second DVD stream affects things...