Just read some reviews there. yikes...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading advertising! Beware of false reviews!, June 3, 2010
By Nate Printy
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This review is from: Zinwell ZIN-5005HD "ZinTV" 3-in-1 Networking-Ready 1080p Full HD Multimedia Player/Streamer/Torrent Downloader, Free Internet TV/Radio, Black (Electronics)
i received it today and i'm extremely disappointed and upset about this purchase.
first of all, this thing was advertised as a newer version of cinematube Brite-View BV-5005HD "CinemaTube" 3-in-1 1080p Full HD Multimedia Player/Streamer/Torrent Downloader, Black. i was supposed to buy cinematube, but then i saw an ads on the cinematube page (now it's been removed, GOOD, no more misleading!!!) saying this thing was a newer version of cinematube and it costs only $5 more, so i bought it instead and it turned out to be a totally wrong decision.
misleading advertising one : it claims to support NTFS/FAT-16/32/EXT-3/HFS+ format hdd. i have both hdd in ntfs and hfs+, only ntfs is supportive, it can not recognize my hfs+ at all (i don't know if the latest firmware would support b/c this thing was down after update)!
misleading advertising two : i could not find the advertised muzee internet radio/tv when i turned this thing on, and i could not find any instruction about how to activate this in the user guide (btw, you have to download user guide from amazon, i can not even find company's website for this thing). however, after i read one of the reviews i realized it needed to be updated and i did. it took about 15 mins to complete the update and after that it froze. my tv just went blank and this thing was dead. this thing was not preloaded with advertised muzee program which i think is the only feature to be called "newer version". the update just put this thing down forever.
false reviews : as of now, there are two 5 stars reviews (by S. Huang and by Ryan J. Doria) which virtually copied the most two popular 5 stars reviews (with a little modification) of cinematube (by "mukhi" and by Chih-tao Hou "paw baochun"). the people that gave these 5 stars reviews probably work for the company that makes this thing, so shameless and misleading!
i'm going to return this to amazon and mark the reason as not as advertised!! if you are looking this thing now, don't waste your time and money, go get a cinematube, o!play or wd tv, just stay away from this thing. BUYERS BEWARE!!
UPDATE on Jun 5 : amazon has removed the false reviews by S. Huang and by Ryan J. Doria, but now i saw they came back again and this time they learned the lesson with sth of their own. this is funny only to prove my doubt that "they probably work for the company that makes this thing". take my advise again, you can go buy o!play or wd tv live, but if you are more interested in this thing, then go buy cinematube which is cheaper and with better community support!