Ok, so I have the eGreat NMT M34A already and i decided to give you guys a long review..for you to decide wheter to buy it or not: First, here are some pictures I took: Now, this is my setup: The small eGreat is at the bottom on top of the DVB-C STB...and the 1TB Seagate SATA II USB2.0 HDD is on the left. I have the NMT connected through HDMI on the front panel of the TV. My TV is a Panasonic 42" Viera Plasma, is 1080p, 100Hz and supports 24p, and has HDMI 1.3. The eGreat is very small. When booted it up, it had October 2008 firmware installed. It was smooth. But i plugged in a FAT32 2GB USB stick, and updated to the February FW version. The HDMI output worked flawlessly from start, just like the fw install. It took about 5minutes to update, then it rebooted. The boot-time is about 1minute, affirmitive. But, I dont really care. In the mean time, the logo shows up and i can bring in some snack while it loads. Voila, it loaded and i connected the external drive. It took 15 seconds to detect. Now i went to the setup menu and set the video output to 1080p, 23.976fps...and the framerate sync to NTSC/PAL/24p....at that point i was all set. I had alot of stuff i wanted to try, so i started: 1) DVDrips (.avi - xvid/divx, audio mpeg/ac3, with external .srt subs) i tested 4 files, didnt have any problems at all, all played fluently, subtitles synced, default white color, pretty...what impressed me right of the bat was the ability to actually sync the subs yourself if they should be off-synced. Also, you can adjust the subtitle size and color while playing. The subs i tried were in Czech and worked no problem, no bad symbols or anything. So, i was pleased, eventhough i did expect it to work fine. 2) Round 2...i went to Movies - 720p (.mkv files, 1280x720, with multiple subtitles and dual audio) I tested about several files... i tested Dark Knight (AC3 5.1 sound, h264, bitrate around 10Mbps, internal english subtitles, file fps: 23.975fps)...nice picture even on "full screen zoom"..(default is "fit to screen having bars on top and bottom, which is completely fine). It played smooth. Then i tested Matrix Reloaded... again, same specs, bitrate this time around 14-20Mbps. Again, no problem. Then i tested Transformers.2007... same result..then i went for a cartoon...tested Transformers 1986 movie... looked really really crisp, my eyes almost hurt lol..so, this time the M34A won again. 3) Round 3...i tried Star Wars Episode 3...in 1080p...no stuttering whatsoever, good job 4) Now i went to try trailers, which were all quicktime .mov files in 1080p with AAC sound, from Apple..Star Trek trailer, Disctrict 9 trailer, Transformers 2:revenge of fallen trailer.... all of them worked well, the Transformers trailer had external .srt subtitles in Czech...so yeah.. mov+subtitles works... there was only one issue... when i played it, it lagged...the bitrate was 17-26Mbps...i thought it shouldnt and you know what was the trick? I only had to pause the file for a second and then resume it, then it played completely fine. Dont know why that is, but it played great in the end, so why bother thinking?... Picture was great, no need to comment. 5) Now i went to TV Shows...random files..some .avi, some .mkv I started off by testing cartoon shows... from resolutions of 320x240 up to 720x480..in avi, it played great. I tried also a dual audio file with OGM audio and internal subs, no problems. When you change the audio on any file, it takes about 2 seconds. So, i went and played National Geographic Channel HD documents in 720p, .mkv...worked, both PAL and NTSC versions (NGC UK/NGC US)...i moved on to IMAX Coral Reefs 720p..which was .avi (divx)..it worked fine... i tested Stargate Atlantis Season 5 in 720p .mkv...no problems...WMV HD 720p videogame trailers..worked greatso, I said: "hm, your pretty good dude, but lets see how will you play with this..." and i played Band of Brothers.. in 1080p, videobitrate from 11Mbps to 30Mbps..one episode has 7Gb !...the picture was flawless...the audio didnt play, but thats because it was DTS..so ill have to wait for new firmware for that..the last thing i tested was Samsung Demo.. 1080p...the water one.. bitrate 40Mbps !... ok, first 7 seconds were fluent with audio, but then it started to stutter...audio fell off...and it was a slideshow..but i knew it was a extreme file..this demo doesnt play fleuntly even on my PC..and i have a Core 2 Duo 3Ghz, 4GB RAM, GeForce 8800GTX...so yeah.. 6) Features overall.. the playback overall is great, the respond time is very fast, loading a movie takes 5-8 seconds...boot time is 1 minute..subtitle features are impressive, zoom function is good.... there is a FF8x feature..so that is good, worked on all files... or you can just tap "right" or "left" and seek in 30s time ahead or back..or, yes, or..you can jump to any particular time you want...works..its fast..takes 2-3seconds on .avi..and about 5 seconds on .mkv 720p/1080p...menu is normal, quite pretty..network features i didnt test because i dont have a free internal SATA drive...and about the red button on the remote..when i pressed it, the NMT shut-down and my HDD stopped spinning aswell..so in the end, the M34A (eGreat) is all i wanted..and i am really happy i didnt buy a WDTV.. Now, words sometimes arent enough, so, I decided to record it for you, here is a 2 part 20minute demonstration, in HD: PART1 (HD): YouTube - eGreat M34A: Testing playback & features (PART 1) - HD Part 1 shows: GUI + RC device response avi - playback, playing with subtitles, ff8x, go to time mkv 720p (h264, ac3, animated) - go to time, playback, 30sec ffx mkv 720p (dark knight) - playback, with subs, go to time mkv 720p (transformers, h264, aac) - playback, go to time, with subs mkv 1080p (sw:ep3, h264, ac3) - playback, go to time PART2 [Bshows:[/B] mov 1080p (transformers 2 trailer, mpeg4, h264, aac) - playback, with subs mov 1080p (star trek trailer, h264, aac) - playback, ff8x mov 720p (mirrors edge trailer, h264, aac) - playback + stuttering (pause/unpause) wmv 720p (MKvsDC trailer, asf, wma) - playback mkv 1080p (samsung demo, h264, ac3, 40mbps bitrate) - playback (slow) mkv 1080p (Band of brothers, h264, dts...) - playback, go to time + freeze avi (640x480, dual audio OGM, mpeg) - playback, go to time, audio doesnt change mkv 720p (Stargate atlantis, h264, ac3) - playback, 30sec ffx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHGaSvsIvv4 I hope you enjoy it and leave a comment !