Originally Posted by kanone
actually i find this product extremely buggy:
-It has a poor interface,
-the remote or actually the IR receptor in the aios is faulty making the control of the unit infuriating
-the unit has very slow transfer rates between the AIOS HDD and other HDD on samba or other protocols (my AIOS is hooked via LAN 1000)
-browsing internet is relatively slow and most videos are no go (facebook video for example)
-the unit reboots randomly when transferring large files from or into the internal HDD
-the BT client is buggy (some files can't be downloaded others crash the unit)
-ftp didn't work for me, it is asking me for a password! and it is not 123
-you can't access the HDD outside the network (not necessarily the goal of the unit though, but it would be good to access your database when your not at home).
-the time on the LCD keeps going back to GMT randomly after restarts.
I think a little bit of pre-purchase research would have saved you lots of post purchase disappointment.
- videos of the original interface, semiofficial and unofficial ones are already posted over youtube and linked in many reviews.
- Though I didn't have any remote related issues on the 3 boxes running at home but I have seen others reporting similarly, for some a harmony remote fixed the issue (stronger signal transmission).
- It not an AIOS issue, yet its reported and documented that the LAN speed is between 4~7 MB/s which works fine for more streaming purposes (even HD) but not any where acceptable for bulk transfer.
- speed of internet browsing is related to the richness of the contents you are trying to load, there is only so many things the 500mhz SoC can do. For videos, the AIOS browser is an HTML5 one, as listed on the box, this means that no flash support and no silverlight support. This will resolve itself once sites move to a 100% compliant HTML5 content delivery.
- which firmware are using, make sure you are on the latest firmware/bootcode and also do panic recovery if you noticed stability issues.
- If you are using the default BT client, try using transmission instead.
- username for FTP is root and there is no password.
- you can certainly do given you expose the AIOS over WAN (assign an external IP and/or port forward SAMBA services).
- true, if you wait 30 ~ 60 seconds it will apply the time zone settings.
Its not the holy grail for media players, but the price/feature ratio is certainly more than good enough for most users out there (speaking of price is $78 this week at ncix.ca including a wifi N adapter).
Originally Posted by sgvroadster
Can you confirm that the Pivos Aios supports the full 3TB HDD as advertised?
It does and it was confirmed by severals on the pivos support forums. Some reports mentioned a WD Green drive.