Originally Posted by krinderb
Hi - jack,
I read your review of the IAMM NTD35HD with interest as i have one myself.
Firstly i a agree for video this player is top notch.
I also have to say this is a excellent player for streaming content from a shared folders on a computer over the wlan connection. There is actually no software required to do this but you do have to ensure that the guest account on the pc is active as it is disabled by default in xp.
once you have activated it you will also need to go to 'Control Panel' > 'Network connections', and select Local area connections' properties by right clicking the mouse.
Remove Guest from the User Rights Assignment' > Deny access to this computer from the network'option.
Move to Access this computer from the network', and then select Properties' by right clicking the mouse or double clicking it.
Click Add User or Group'
Type in Guest and then click the OK button, and Guest will be registered.
once the above has been done all you have to do is share a folder on the pc and give the guest account read access and the IAMM will stream from it no problem.
Also one thing you missed off on your reviw that i really love about this toy is that you can connect a external dvd-rom to it via a usb host connection and it playes thye dvd with menues and all.
Well, let's give you a long long reply now :-)
My review did comment it is possible to use a DVD USB Drive... It is not the
purpose of the device though as stand alone HDD based media player. I said
somewhere it is something amongst other things for the customer to discover if
he/she decides to grab one... :-)
The user Right assignments should be done from the Policies, not Network Connections :-) (Control panel, Administrative tools, Local Security Policy on Windows XP...) I have no clue why you refer to calling properties for networking unless it is on Win2K...
I already enabled Guest and changed PC policies and still no shares. ig micht be due to some settings but here's where I play reviewer... In the first place this is as you say not user friendly. Second, it would have been easier offering a User/password setting in the IAMM Setup menus for this purpose or at least provide some more info in the manual then just refer "sharing PC Folders" and make it sound easy...
I also slightly dissagree the Wlan option is "great". It's ok. It won't perform well
enough for ISO or Transport Streams... If only for Music, Pictures and normal DivX,
it will be great but we have to look at the whole range of possibilities when
deciding a function is fully useable or not, and wlan isn't... (on any player by the
Off to a reboot as i changed tons of other policies now too.
I'm going to crack this little bugger... :-)