Originally Posted by Skitz1967
2200 is karaoke based aka same as 180 or 150 but with a mic and a little different firmware.
JHBrandt been doing this stuff way longer then I have but I have tested much more intensively different models recently. I wouldn't get anything iview or other then homeworx. Of the homeworx models I prefer the 150. Why? It has extra ports the 180 doesn't have, but more importantly its a metal case so cooling is way better. Mine doesn't even get warm. Also if you care the 150 has some dolby 5.1 support the 180 its not supported and never will be. Also if you talk to tech support at mediasonic and ask the differences between the 180 and 150 they basically tell you the 180 is a stripped down version of the 150.
BTW there is also a 130 model now which is a rather stripped down 180 which is newer and smaller but since its so new the firmware is not as stable.
Again get the 150 its the best model out there
Ok, so far 4 Homeworx models, 130, 150, 180 and 220. All the same price except the 220 is $20 more.
I don't need karaoke, and no desire to spend more, so unless someone can convince me the 220 has a better timer setup, program log, program guide or less playback stutter.
I'm taking that one off list.
The HW130, stripped down model for the same price, tossing that one also.
I see the USB connector is on the front of the 150, that's good, because it will get used daily with a flash drive, not just connect a hard drive and forget it.
I see the 150 has an extra set of audio and video connectors, is that it? Just more of the same audio/video out
What does the coaxial output do?
Any difference in the timer setup, program log, program guide or less playback stutter, between the 150 and 180.
I'm leaning to the HW150, I thought it was an earlier version, but now it doesn't seem so.
Thnaks for yor time, Mikek