For $89 dollars this player it just plain awesome!!!
Hooking it up to my AVR = 1 min.
Turning it on, enabling samba shares, etc = less than 2 min.
Connecting it to my wired network and finding movies shares = less than 2 min.
It played every m2ts file I threw at it with HD sound. Picture quality just as good if not better than the A300.
It played every SD MKV file I threw at it. Picture quality just as good as DVD quality.
It can play folder structure with multiple file formats, which is okay since I'm making all my SD folder structure into MKV main movie.
It make a crackling sound whenever you move the cursor or selection. I guess it is supposed to sound like a click, but it sounds more like an awful crackling sound to me. However, you can turn this off under set up options.
Another issue with my shares (not the players fault): I've got a bunch of folders and drives that are being shared in my PC W7. So, the player sees all of it, which makes it a little annoying to find the two drives with my movies.
However, I will fix this later by condensing the shares into two big folders / drives
Also, a lot of my movie folders have left over cover / fan art left over from the A-300 NMJ, and the AIOS displays them as folder art...its cool.
All in all, I am very happy and satisfied with the AIOS. Next thing I will be doing is to flash it with the xtreamer UI and make it look even more awersome!
If the me8eder I've order has issues, I will be returning it to buy another AIOS!