The Diamond 1080p Android Media Player turns your TV into a smart TV for more versatile entertainment options. Now you can view your favorite media on your TV screen, rather than on your computer! Powered by an Android operating system, this HD Android media player transforms your TV into an Internet browser, game player, multifunction smart TV, media player and Internet video station. Built in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and the RJ-45 10/100M Ethernet interface ensures that you'll always have a fast and easy connection. The Diamond Media Player is easily upgradeable to the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system, and supports any USB mouse and keyboard. Enjoy all that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more have to offer — all on the big screen.
Review 1 for Diamond HD 1080p Android Media Player
Good choice if you want an Android based player
By ProePro ,
This is a new product (early Sept 2012), and there isn't a lot of info on it yet, so I wanted to add my experiences as an early adopter. I think it does what the write-up says it will - connects to my wireless home network easily without dropping connections, launches web pages, youtube and downloads/installs apps from Google just fine, and can play media on network connected devices (network shared folders worked after browsing for them, DLNA servers show up, but only easy to use after installing the free MediaHouse app). Some people don't like the remote, but I think it is pretty good - wireless RF (not IR), so you don't have to aim it at the box. Works a lot like a Wii game remote, where accelerometers measure the angle and motion. If you're technically inclined, this device is shipped with root access, so you can pretty much install or modify anything you want, but it is the older 2.3.4 version of Android. HOWEVER the latest update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 is ready to download (as of 2012-09-07) from the Diamond website. I unzipped it to an SD card, but am waiting to upgrade because I want to know if it will still be rooted after the upgrade. The original Android image is not available for a downgrade, and the device works pretty well even if it is only the Gingerbread version. Nearest brand-name competitor is the Vizio Co-Star; it follows the GoogleTV standard, which adds features but removes some flexibility in usage. Been out of stock, but just started shipping again. I think I prefer the Diamond in comparing their specs.
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
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Review 2 for Diamond HD 1080p Android Media Player