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In the world of Apple TVs, Rokus Roku 3 Review and Giveaway Roku 3 Review and Giveaway As more content becomes available online, the need for a traditional television subscription may not be enough anymore to justify the costs. If you’re already subscribed to services like Netflix or Hulu Plus, now may... Read More , Fire TVs, and generic Android TV sticks or boxes, is there room for one more? VidOn.me’s AV200 Android Blu-ray box is a $120 option with one unique feature: it supports Blu-ray menu navigation. How useful is this feature and how often will you use it? Does it justify choosing the AV200 over an Apple TV or Amazon’s Fire TV? Let’s take a look.

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Introducing The VidOn.me AV200 Player

It’s not a very familiar brand, I’ll admit. VidOn.me is affiliated with DVDFab, one of the biggest names in DVD and Blu-ray ripping software. As such, the VidOn.me AV200 player contains DVDFab technology which allows it to support Blu-ray menu navigation — it’s unique and key selling feature. Other than that, the AV200 is pretty much similar to any generic media player running on Android.

At $120, the AV200 isn’t exactly cheap. It’s approximately $20 dearer than the Apple TV, as well as Amazon’s Fire TV; as a media player, that’s not a very attractive standpoint. However, neither the Apple TV nor the Fire TV supports Blu-ray menu navigation. In fact, the AV200 is the only media player among the three that’s capable of playing 3D content. If you consume a lot of 3D content, in Blu-ray format, stored on a local device like a USB hard drive, then the AV200 is perhaps the best option for you.

Design and Technical Specifications

The VidOn.me AV200 Android player is a sleek-looking device. At 190 x 124.5 x 45.4 mm, it’s about the size of a novel. With its anodised aluminium case and shiny plastic front panel, it will feel right at home on your entertainment console. It does, however, have a sizeable external vertical antenna, which will prohibit you from storing the AV200 in an enclosed space, especially if you have a cluttered console. Although it bears no resemblance to the low-profile design sported by the Apple TV or Fire TV, I still wouldn’t consider the AV200 bulky at all.

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Internally, it features pretty modest hardware, which includes an ARM-based Cortex A7 quad-core chip running at 1.3GHz manufactured by AllwinnerTech, PowerVR SGX544 eight-core GPU, 2 gigabytes of DDR3 memory, 8 gigabytes of storage, and 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n wireless. Out of the box, runs Android 4.2, designed to feel like a media center.

As mentioned earlier, the AV200 has a shiny plastic front panel, with a single silver power button. When powered on, a blue LED lights up in the middle of the panel. Around the back, you’ll find the port which holds the enormous antenna, air vents, audio out, microUSB, power, HDMI, LAN, USB, and optical audio output ports. On its left side, there’s yet another USB port as well as a SD card reader.

The AV200 ships in a rather mundane-looking white carton box with an infra-red remote controller (although no batteries were provided), power supply, “high speed” HDMI cable (standard not printed) and some documentation to help get you started — illustrating how to power the device and connect to your local wireless network. Notably missing from the package is a user guide. At the time of writing, the AV200 is out of stock from its vendor, and unfortunately, its product page isn’t quite ready for prime time as the user guide and FAQ links seem broken.

Getting Started

Setting up the AV200 is a piece of cake. Connect the power cable, attach the HDMI cord, and you’re in business. There’s no pairing involved, no extended setup processes — it simply turns on.

VidOn.me AV200 launches and presents with a media center interface upon boot. Navigating the interface is quite simple using the directional buttons on the remote controller. Alternatively, a Mouse Mode is also provided, which is pretty standard with most Android-based TV sticks Rikomagic MK802 IV and MK812A RK3188 Android Smart Mini PC Review and Giveaway Rikomagic MK802 IV and MK812A RK3188 Android Smart Mini PC Review and Giveaway A complete Android system for your TV - not a Chromecast, not an adapter for your phone – no additional hardware required. Android "TV sticks" are mini computers running Android. They have no screen, instead... Read More and boxes (what are Android TV boxes Android TV Boxes: What Are They, And What Can They Do? Android TV Boxes: What Are They, And What Can They Do? Companies like Apple, Roku and Western Digital have already capitalized on this with their set-top boxes, but now a new wave of Android options has hit the market. Typically available for between $60 and $100,... Read More ?).

Setting up networking was the first thing on my to-do list. However, using the remote controller to input keystrokes proved to be frustrating. The buttons on the remote controller were much too stiff, and there’s a slight — probably half a second — delay between pressing a button on the remote and the actual on-screen event, which is disorienting. Perhaps I should also point out that my wireless network password wasn’t masked and readily available for everyone to read.

Interface

The VidOn.me AV200 home screen was designed using a very straight-forward, no-nonsense approach. It provides you with the basic options for which you might want to use the device. Of course, it works like any Android device, so you can dive into the Play Store and install any app you wish. It comes pre-installed with a few popular apps for consuming media, for example, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Pinterest, and Spotify.

Using the remote controller to navigate the user interface generally works. However, conflicts do happen, and there will be some menu items that the remote controller just can’t seem to reach. That’s when Mouse Mode comes in handy. With Mouse Mode enabled, the directional buttons on the remote are used to move a cursor around the screen. I do have to point out that a single press on the remote controller results in the cursor travelling two paces — it’s not exactly smooth scrolling. At one point, I was pretty annoyed because there were elements that neither the remote controller nor the mouse pointer could get to.

XBMC

The AV200 utilises XBMC to play media files, and that’s no surprise as most Android TV devices depend on XBMC. You can expect to use all of XBMC’s core functions here, there’s really nothing special about this particular installation. To find out more about XBMC, read our guide on setting up XBMC.

Playing Media

Of course, in order for the AV200 to work, you’ll need to have local media in any of the common file formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, VOB, TS, WMV, etc. The AV200 can access media from its built-in memory, connected USB hard drives, SD card, or from local network-attached storage devices. Generally, there aren’t any device-specific restrictions on accessibility. As long as XBMC supports the source, you can add it to your library.

As I have all of my media stored on a NAS device, I instructed XBMC to search for SMB folders. Disappointingly, it didn’t manage to find my server. After manually adding the network address as a source, XBMC imported the media files and listed them in my library. Despite the bit of manual manipulation, the setting up process was rather painless. At least, I should say it was expected, since all networking-related procedures are bound to face issues.

Playback — through WiFi — was horrendous. Despite its large antenna and wireless-N connectivity, I can never seem to get the AV200 to play any of my local media files smoothly when connected to WiFi. One of the test files was a 720p WEB-DL TV episode at around 1.3 gigabytes and I could never get past the endless buffering. After switching to a network cable, the issue was resolved. Still, this is a rather major blow, especially if a wired connection isn’t an option.

Playback quality is acceptable — PowerVR SGX544 GPU does the job with decoding 1080p media files pretty well. Although I didn’t have any Blu-ray media files to test, I did play a bunch of 1080p MKV files. Watching movies with the AV200 was smooth, but I did notice a minor glitch: the audio would fall out of sync after seeking or changing chapters. This would happen no matter which file I played. Luckily XBMC has a feature to alter the audio offset, which allowed me to re-synchronise the audio track.

Note: after consulting with a representative from VidOn.me, they’ve assured me that the audio sync issue would be fixed in a future firmware update.

Remote Controller

Like I mentioned, the buttons on the remote controller are much too stiff to use comfortably. Pressing a button lightly doesn’t invoke a response, and sometimes pressing harder doesn’t result in anything either. The buttons also don’t provide the satisfying click found on most modern remote controllers. Instead, it’s stiff and squishy — if that makes sense.

Since it communicates through infra-red, the remote controller must establish direct line of sight with the media player. Unfortunately, this means that whenever you’re using the remote controller, you’ll need to lift your arm up and point it towards the media player. In today’s world of Bluetooth and WiFi Direct, that’s pretty much unacceptable. It also means that you can’t have the media player enclosed in a cabinet somewhere, unless you also use an IR blaster to relay the signal.

There are quite a few buttons on the controller and without a manual, it’s puzzling to figure out what each button does. I did randomly press on a few of the more mysterious buttons to see if they’d invoke an event on the screen, but nothing happened. Some buttons outright won’t work. For example, the subtitle button brings up the subtitle menu in XBMC, and will run through the list of subtitles, but it will not select an option.

There also aren’t any dedicated volume control buttons to be found. Instead, there’s an “audio” button which you’ll need to first select, then use the directional buttons to increase or decrease the volume. Not the most intuitive layout, I must admit.

Honestly, I would have preferred a more minimalist approach — perhaps similar to the Boxee’s remote, with a few dedicated and directional buttons on one side, and a keyboard on the other. As grateful as I am that VidOn.me provided a remote controller with the AV200, it couldn’t be harder to use.

Performance

When using the AV200, it found the performance to be quite sluggish, even while navigating the user interface. There’s probably a half a second delay between the input on the remote controller and the event on screen, but that’s amplified by the sluggishness of the device. The graphical transitions are also slightly jerky, and not as buttery smooth as I’d hoped.

Running AnTuTu confirmed my doubts — it return an average result of 11379, which is poorer performing than Samsung Galaxy S3, a smartphone released in 2012. Coupled with the wireless woes I faced during testing, I was left with a bitter experience.

Should You Buy The VidOn.me AV200 Android Media Player?

The VidOn.me AV200 media player is by no means perfect. However, it is an entirely capable media player that should be considered. Wireless networking issues aside, the user interface is intuitive, a remote (albeit a confusing one) is provided, and setting up is really easy. The beautiful thing about Android TV boxes is the boundless capabilities — just hop on the Play Store and download any app you wish. If XBMC isn’t working for you, then download another media center application. With Android, you’ll always have options. If only it was $30 cheaper.

Our verdict of the VidOn.me AV200:
Buy only if you can find a good deal.
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  1. MayJessie
    November 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The first time heard Android Blu-ray Player,

  2. Morrison
    July 19, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Compatible formats, interface, picture and sound manipulation features... The list goes on...

  3. heather c
    July 19, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Two are most important: ease of use and quality.

  4. Dave N
    July 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I'd like to say other factors are involved, but honestly price is usually the only one.

  5. Antony Praveen
    July 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Stylish to complement my TV . It should be able to support a wide variety of formats.

  6. Robyn Norris
    July 18, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Quality!!!

  7. Anupam
    July 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    The most important things are the Price-to-performance ratio and ease of use.Also it should support all the common formats I throw at it.Finally the warranty period should be at least 6 months.

  8. djw
    July 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    features & ease of use

  9. Jeevan R
    July 17, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Price and performance

  10. John Nowe
    July 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    The ease of set up and operation as well as streaming speed and quality will determine what I buy.

  11. Richard Bonifacio
    July 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Performance and quality

  12. M. Rogers
    July 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Compatibility with as many file extensions as possible.

  13. joel
    July 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I think that Usability is the biggest factor to me. Does it do what I need it to do?

  14. lyman
    July 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    performance and ease of use along with price

  15. Rebecca P
    July 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The most important is always price.

  16. Alin
    July 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Features and price.

  17. Paul Yates
    July 15, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Price, performance, functionality, features.

  18. Donald Ajaps
    July 15, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Features/functionalty: I love a media player that does more than JUST play multimedia content

  19. Joao
    July 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Formats supported and capacity.

  20. Mikhail R
    July 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    The quality and easy to operate and friendly user.

  21. Bogdan
    July 14, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Price.

  22. Dmitriy S
    July 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Price to performance ratio!

  23. Ion
    July 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Must be must versatile, not just like mediaplayer from smart tv

  24. Jack
    July 13, 2014 at 5:59 am

    That it can play all the media I have.

  25. Zak L
    July 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    The most important factor that determines which media player I use or buy is price.

  26. raymond crisostomo
    July 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    i always consider the price, the brand, and of course its quality

  27. raymond crisostomo
    July 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    i always consider the price, the brand, and of course its quality

  28. Jon T
    July 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Customization

  29. puneet
    July 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Support For Multiple Formats

  30. Jacob
    July 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Honestly, the most important part to me is ease of use for people in the house wo are not so technologically savvy

  31. kelly nicholson
    July 11, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    asy to use,,thanks

  32. Bártfay Meszike I
    July 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you very much giveaway!

    Inke

    Hungary

  33. Mandip Das
    July 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Picture and sound quality

  34. Alex
    July 11, 2014 at 7:48 am

    What video formats can it play and the energy it needs. Noise has also to be very low.

  35. Jerri
    July 11, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Support For Multiple Formats

  36. Ronald S
    July 11, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Price-to-performance ratio. I have to have good balance between those. Also, the warranty is a huge deal for me. I have a Roku 2 XS and it was fine until the warranty ran out (90 days, woohoo...), then it started with all kinds of issues.

  37. Jill Carroll
    July 10, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Platform and cost

  38. Endracion
    July 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    For me, it's always been speed and reliability.

  39. andre sinclair
    July 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Support For Multiple Formats and to stream.

  40. Jitendra A
    July 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Multi-format and price

  41. Zeus A
    July 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Support For Multiple Formats

  42. Gildogg
    July 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    To me the most important factors are flexibility and price.

  43. lukas
    July 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Sound/video quality and features/connectivity with other devices

  44. Paul B
    July 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    the most important factor in a media player is internet connectivity, can it run Plex, and what other apps or features it may have.

  45. Carolyn Berg
    July 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Capabilities, warranty, longevity & design

  46. Kathy Detweiler
    July 10, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Video quality and sound quality is the most important factors for me.

  47. Darrell Bowman
    July 10, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Ease of use.

  48. Peter H
    July 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    The most important factor is Ease -of- Use.

  49. Anant S
    July 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    price

  50. Emil
    July 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I am considering the display quality of it and the color resolution

  51. Emil
    July 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I am considering the display quality of it and the color resolution

  52. AlSam
    July 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    features

  53. Gaurav Bhargava
    July 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Sound quality has to be the best.

  54. Thiagu M
    July 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Supported file formats, Maximum video file size supported, resolution and additional facilities if any

  55. Ray M
    July 9, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Only one? In that case, the ability to all the files and sources I want.

  56. Anthony
    July 9, 2014 at 2:48 am

    support for multiple formats

  57. Varun
    July 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Good looking/ easy to use software and video quality.

  58. Ben
    July 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Ability to stream in HD without lagging or stuttering.

  59. Amit Konstabler
    July 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    video and sound quality

  60. arijana
    July 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    image and quality and audio

  61. MikeB
    July 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Networking and ease of use.

  62. DanQ
    July 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Image quality, how it handles buffering, price

  63. Helen W
    July 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Easy to use! I don't want to have to keep going through the manual every time I want to do something with the video player.

  64. Mario
    July 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Ease of use!

  65. Robyn Palmer
    July 8, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Easy to use & good quality

  66. Robyn Palmer
    July 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

    For this old chook it has to be easy to operate. :)

  67. Beh H
    July 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Networking compatibility and smooth performance.

  68. Nikša
    July 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

    ease of use and playable content suport

  69. Jarek
    July 8, 2014 at 8:46 am

    File types it plays.

  70. Ramona
    July 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

    As long as the player exceeds the tv, then it is perfect.

  71. Ramona
    July 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

    As long as the player exceeds the tv, then it is perfect.

  72. Jon Heil
    July 8, 2014 at 5:08 am

    The file type it can play and picture quality of the playback

  73. Alfred Chan
    July 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Ease of use and different type of files it play. :)

  74. Lawrence Wolfson
    July 8, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I could use this as my current DVD player broke. Pick me Pick me

  75. Bill
    July 8, 2014 at 1:22 am

    price

  76. Chaitali Das
    July 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

    How many types of files it can play

  77. Dave Wells
    July 7, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Value for money.

  78. Dorothy H
    July 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    cost

  79. Cindy
    July 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    compatibility with existing equipment

  80. Ashwin Parshotam
    July 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Specifications are important to me

  81. Bill
    July 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    price

  82. peppe
    July 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    stability and quality of wifi

  83. Shemp D
    July 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    The most important thing for me these days is the method of connection. My TV has reached it's limits. Until I can save up enough for the new one I want, I deal with this sort of thing.

  84. Betty B
    July 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    ease of use and reviews

  85. Ben Leverett
    July 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I don't have one, have never used one extensively, and, also haven't given it much (if any) thought. So, I'd have to say n/a.

  86. Ken P
    July 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Easy to use

  87. Gord M
    July 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Price would be my first followed by quality.

  88. TRUNG NGUYEN
    July 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Quality, ease of use, and price.

  89. Julio Cesar R
    July 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Price and ease of use.

  90. Kim M
    July 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The quality of the playback is important to me.

  91. Evan
    July 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    easy user interface.

  92. BKL
    July 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Sturdiness (longevity): We don't buy a lot of electronics, so we get things to use for a long time.

  93. Mark Larson
    July 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    The devise needs to have decent streaming capabilities and have the latest access to online content.

  94. Charlita M
    July 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Ease of use as well as compatibility features -- OH and having a remote that's actually packaged with the BluRay player is a feature I appreciate since the last devices I purchased did NOT come with remote (yeah I know how weird right?) I want a Blu Ray player that plays whatever I put into it without me having to struggle or reburn discs I've made at home.

  95. Gregori G
    July 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The most important factor for me would be a lot of compatible apps that can stream. Is also important that navigation be fast!

  96. Bart B
    July 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The most important factor is compatibility with file types. If it is not compatible with the file type my media uses, then the player is useless. Easy network connectivity is a close second.

  97. Hani A
    July 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Comfort and the ability to play all formats & the various handy features too

  98. MarkTGT
    July 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Ease of connecting to the cloud and my network.

  99. Tate S
    July 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Cheap and convenient

  100. Dante
    July 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Price & Quality

  101. Evandro
    July 7, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Quality and capacity of play several types of media.
    Evandro.

  102. Anthony R
    July 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Price mostly.

  103. Rachel K
    July 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Price, ease of use and reviews!

  104. Joe W
    July 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    The most important thing is the quality of the recorded image.

  105. Scott T
    July 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    In general, I look at supported filetypes. I like the idea of being able to play Blu Ray ISO files. MKV is another big plus!

  106. Leeanne Berntson
    July 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Quality, price and user friendly!!

  107. Costel S
    July 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Must run the ultimate video formats, to have regular updates, easy use.

  108. Todd H
    July 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    There are so many devices out there competing with each other that I have to go with "Bang for the buck". In other words, how many and what type of features am I going to get for the price.

  109. Stephan H
    July 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

    How comfortable it is to use.

  110. Gerald Shimizu
    July 7, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Ease of use.

  111. mark Thompson
    July 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

    being able to view what I wish and not being limited by a certain brand of tech.

  112. Ed
    July 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Price, XBMC, 1080p smooth playback.

  113. Faaria
    July 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Quality level as well as supported formats

  114. Hannah L
    July 6, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Price, plug and play, supported media formats

  115. Jimmy Naidoo
    July 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Price!

  116. Florentin
    July 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I buy it for a vesatile menu, extended functions/applications that makes differences from a smart tv

  117. Isaac C
    July 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    easy to use

  118. Kendall B
    July 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Price and supported media formats

  119. Nik A
    July 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

    plug and price, price...

  120. Emh-el L
    July 6, 2014 at 5:15 am

    It should be easy to navigate and can use different app through a different 3rd party.

  121. Theo E
    July 6, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Smooth playback and connection speed are the most important to me. I can fix other issues.

  122. Alan Tong
    July 6, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Price and apps

  123. Julian
    July 5, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Plug and play, out of the box easy setup/functionality

  124. Kiril Golov
    July 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I won't lie - the price.

  125. Ashwin
    July 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    The price and compatibility.

  126. Graeme
    July 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Easy casting from a computer

  127. ??????? ?
    July 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Price.

  128. Stoja T
    July 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    support for movie and subtitle formats, easy of use, price

  129. Mile Z
    July 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    plug and play, price

  130. Nikola T
    July 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    picture quality and price

  131. Ana Vukasin
    July 5, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    good connectivity and price

  132. Dragana Todoric
    July 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Subtitle support

  133. Carol Oddy
    July 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    A TV would be a great start, price and features.

  134. Tyler M.
    July 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Price, UI, compatibility, etc.

  135. Catherine R.
    July 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Must support all media formats and be reasonably priced.

  136. Travis Faulkner
    July 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Good connectivity and decent UI

  137. Georgiana
    July 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Must recognize all my movie formats.

  138. Paul Werner
    July 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Responsive media playback

  139. Valery
    July 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Good connectivity, smoothish play and of course, price

  140. Alexey T
    July 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    quality, different formats.

  141. Andrew
    July 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Support for a variety of media formats is most important to me.

  142. nitin hassija
    July 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The ability to use any market apps for streaming content services.

  143. Serg
    July 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Support for all media formats.

  144. Vincenzo
    July 5, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The possibility to be extended with new features

  145. Ann
    July 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Price and intuitive controls are both important!

  146. paulie b
    July 5, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Support for all media formats.

  147. Howard B
    July 5, 2014 at 8:15 am

    The most important features of a media player are media compatibility and smooth playback, some of which this player does and some that don't - the WiFi woes and lousy remote kind of kill this for me...

  148. Brady W
    July 5, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Price, ease of use, and support for all formats.

  149. Jasmin
    July 5, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Having able to play other formats is more than enough reason.

  150. Kishor B
    July 5, 2014 at 4:43 am

    The slickness of its interface is a major factor I consider.

  151. Adly Asraf
    July 5, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Compatibility with different formats

  152. Joe
    July 5, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Ease of use and price.

  153. Robert
    July 5, 2014 at 3:17 am

    price

  154. Alexander Genvarev
    July 5, 2014 at 2:59 am

    price

  155. Bill M
    July 5, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Tha ability to play multiple formats

  156. Nabil Z
    July 5, 2014 at 2:07 am

    ease of use

  157. Justin K
    July 5, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Price and video quality. I also like customization options.

    Nice review Jackson!

  158. Vic L
    July 5, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Affordable and can play almost all media formats.

  159. Candice Montgomery
    July 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Price, ease of use, features I want to use

  160. troy
    July 5, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Price and functionality

  161. John A
    July 5, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Picture quality.

  162. Tri N
    July 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Speed and Connectivity

  163. Mark Dwyer
    July 4, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Features and value

  164. Tom S
    July 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    First off the price, then specs and quality.

  165. Andras K.
    July 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    performance and price

  166. Chris K
    July 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Format support

  167. Thomas A
    July 4, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Ease of use and price

  168. deepak
    July 4, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    ease of use would definitely be the most deciding factor for me

  169. Vc N
    July 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    The ability to watch and stream what I want, not what the device tells me I can.

  170. Dan D
    July 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Ease of use. It has to work and not be a hassle using it.

  171. Va D
    July 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Selection. I have to be able to watch the shows I want and like.

  172. Denis K
    July 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    usability

  173. Florian
    July 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    It must be easy to use, benefit from updates and to play as many formats

  174. P Saunders
    July 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Format, format, format

  175. Heather B
    July 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    2 things equally important - ease of use and reliability

  176. Sam K
    July 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    The media player should be able to play all formats with any issue. Plus should play any region restricted media as well.

  177. Radite P
    July 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Features and prices

  178. Keith W
    July 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Video format support

  179. Brian K
    July 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Image quality and video format

  180. Shashank Kadia
    July 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    It's price and what kind of device and files it supports.

  181. Jonathan S
    July 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Good performance and easy operating inteface.

  182. Aleksandr C
    July 4, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    most important factors to me are price and supports alot of formats

  183. Antonio R
    July 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Image quality and video formats.

  184. Sean M
    July 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Most important thing is ease of use

  185. Laurel N
    July 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    MUST be closed caption compatible. Many seem to ignore ADA today by only offering HDMI connections, which do NOT carry the analog caption signals. (Subtitles are a graphic overlay and are a whole other matter--talking about true captioning here.)

  186. Gino
    July 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I'm looking for a mediaplayer that has a good price, and is able to stream from my network. The software is important so it can be upgraded to support new codecs. Because it is in the living room it has to be quiet, small and have a slick look.

  187. Ruben
    July 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Fast,responsive and supports alot of formats.

  188. Alexandru S
    July 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Performance.

  189. Youssef B
    July 4, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    i don't know ,i never consider buying one

  190. Darwin
    July 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I'm easy. As long as it has the channels I need, I'm good.

  191. mklopez
    July 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Easy of use!

  192. John C
    July 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Everything, seriously, I like it to run smooth, nice interface, to be speedy etc etc.

  193. Sérgio Miranda
    July 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The most important factors are price, performance and ease of use.

    You should have mentioned in the review that this VidOn.Me player is also one of the very few Android boxes that can do 1080p 24Hz output on HDMI (most are locked to 60Hz) and HD audio passthrough.

  194. Raul Jara
    July 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    ease of use

  195. jim forrester
    July 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    easy to use

  196. Airidas
    July 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    It has to be easy to use, but with a nice interface, because i hate the clunky UI some android powered media players have.

  197. Maarten D
    July 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Processor

  198. Paul Harris
    July 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ease of use, price and online reviews help me decide on purchases.

  199. Jared Turner
    July 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Has to run plex

    • Greg Dalton
      July 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Have to agree...Plex is a must.

  200. Aaron
    July 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Does it have the channels I want and the processor not to take forever to watch them.

  201. Nicolette C
    July 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Most important to me is ram and processor so I can have the smoothest playback possible.

  202. Krzysztof K
    July 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I use my LG blu-ray player and Synology NAS via lan.

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