Originally Posted by Hoary
To all of us, waiting for the information on VMP75/VMP74, it looks like Nixeus Fusion HD is it's closest relative. The remote is identical and I suspect that hardware is close enough (more to VMP74, as it uses Sigma 8655). The GUI looks exactly the same, except Nixeus doesn't have Netflix like VMP75 or BBC Player like VMP74. So, we can at least read the thread about Nexius and assume that VMP75 would behave similar.
What still puzzles me is the fact that Nexius Fusion HD is $220, while VMP75 is $130
(Yes, I know Nixeus has wireless and a room for internal HDD, but still...)
I agree with you, I owned both and the GUI Looks the same
... But about behaving the same is a very different expereince. I experienced the same issues with the VMP75 as this other user: See below quote:
Originally Posted by MrJKuta
updated the firmware
Shipped with 01.13.03.21
updated to v01.13.05.21
so the file on the website VMP75_v01.13.05.21.35.zip is NEW
it still crashes when u push different media buttons too fast
or when it's trying to stream u have to be patient or it crashes
Youtube looks great but everything HTTP does take LONG to load
SHoutcast doesn't work for most of the stations,
i think i figured out why: Live365 shows some as
requiring a login account, Shoutcast does not.
It just briefly tries to load & then freezes ,
U have to push the back button to un-freeze.
Shoutcast worked w/ the stations Live365 played
The Viewsonic VMP75 also freezes if you set the media files on its menu to icon mode - it seems as you scroll through files on SAMBA/UpnP Servers (My PC and Nixeus) to get to the one you want to play it freezes until the preview mode comes up in the icon of EACH file you're trying to scroll past- if you don't wait until the preview shows up sometimes the unit locks up and you may have to turn it off and turn it back on. I fixed this by changing it from icon view to LIST VIEW... Also when it is streaming or buffering you have to be patient because it may lock up if you try to stop it or exit out... and I still expereinced the other issues listed above by the other user even with the new firmware update.
I didn't experience all these freezing issues with the Nixeus Fusion HD. It also doesn't crash when you push any media buttons too fast (Better beta testers?). In icon view they have no preview feature (Maybe they removed it?) Some of the ShoutCast stations and FusionTV don't work (Maybe they will implement more later?) But I didn't experience the slow HTTP loading features on both (Maybe I have better internet connection?).
Anyhow, my parents are the main users of the VMP75 and I am the main user of the Nixeus (because I download and transfer all the media files to the internal HDD I installed for the Nixeus for them to stream to their VMP75). Both GUI are easy enough for my non-techy parents to use (I set the VMP75 for Chinese for them, too). But they are fed up with all the freezing and buggy issues (I can deal with it, but they can't)... so they're asking me to return it and eat the 15% restocking fee before my 30 days are up...
... I may try again later when Viewsonic releases a firmware that will stabilize everything (Or Popbox). Until then I will have to keep moving the Nixeus back and forth from my room to their room...