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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 PM
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Default NETGEAR NeoTV Prime with Google TV Reviewed

Good Review!!!

From the review:

"the NeoTV Prime can't browse SMB network shares to access content. Networked content must be served via DLNA."

This is the reason I dumped my google TV system from Logitech, and all other Google TV appliances. This limitation is unaccptable, even PLEX cannot do SMB. This feature has been in XBMC for a decade.

Q: Were you able to confirm if you could decode a ripped DVD? Most Google TV appliances cannot do this due to the MPEG 2 licencing issue.
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Default Decode a ripped DVD?

I hate to admit it, but I havenít ripped too many DVDs. Most of my content is streamed from online sources. I'm guessing it would depend on the output format that you choose for your DVD ripping software.

In the past, I have ripped DVDs to the .mp4 file format, and that's on the supported file list. In my testing, mp4 files played without an issue. Mpeg-1 and Mpeg-2 are also on the supported file list, but I didn't test those formats.

I'm glad that you liked the review.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:33 AM
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Default browse smb shares

Any Google TV can browse SMB for media files. I do it on my old Logitech Revue. It just needs the right app from the Google Play store such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ox.videoplayer
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I'll have to check that out, thanks. My old Logitech Revue is in a box somewhere picking up dust.

Say, did anyone ever get skype working with the revue?

for my Logitech Revue, I was hoping to:

--be able to manage my HDhomeruns

--Access SMB media like using XBMC

--Use skype to chat with family

After not being able to do these three things after much hacking and other attempts, I tossed the unit in a box.
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Default Vimu

Thanks for the post.

I followed your link and found the Vimu Video player app which is a $2.99 app.

I purchased it and installed it. It does find network shares, and will play video and music files. I didn't try a whole gamut of video file types, however. It doesnít appear to find any pictures however.
It found all of my network shares, and I successfully logged into one of my NAS boxes. It did display all of the directories. However, the photo directories were empty.

If anyone is considering purchasing it, you should check out the supported file types/platforms at http://www.vimuplayer.com/formats/

Since it wasn't included in the factory installed apps, I didn't include it as part of the review. Of course, the GTV platform is (somewhat) extensible, and it's nice to know that SMB capabilities are available from third parties.

It would have been nice if the included aVia app had included SMB capabilities. At least it played photos.....
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