I am impressed with this media player as generally it plays all supported files seamlessly. I would suggest keeping mains adapter easily get where you can easily unplug so you can move media player to computer to erase and download new media. The only reason for dropplng a star from 5 is it does not play some formats of video which was a bit annoying but i suppose easily rectified by converting files on computer first a good buy.
I got this as a replacement for my i-omega which broke down and needed to get used to the menu first. The advantage is that it reads files in different formats,like mp4,avi etc.
Very handy unit for old tv’s without a usb port. I use this in the bedroom where i have an older tv so we can watch shows and films from the hard drive. The real bonus with this product is that it has a built in hard drive. The downsides are that it’s operating system is quite poor, the remote control is lightweight and often have to press buttons twice, the unit does make a bit of noise and can take a while to close down. Overall though, i really good unit that does exactly what i want to do, the complaints are only minor.
Ideal easy to use,, gives you the capacity to put all your dvds in easy storage and easy viewing,,,fantastic,,,you do not have dvds stacked on shelves,,.
- Cyclone Primus Media Player
- Not as good as I thought it would be
- Excellent for showing films through my projector.
Cyclone Primus 1TB Media Player
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- Audio/Video Outputs: HDMI; Composite A/V; SPDIF Coaxial (digital audio); SPDIF Optical TOSLink (digital audio) – Interfaces:USB 2.0; USB HOST; HDMI; SATA HDD.
- Cyclone Primus V2.0 Full HD 1000GB Media Player supports many of the most popular 1080p HD video formats currently on the market.
- Package Contents: 1 x Enclosure fitted with 1000GB Hard Drive, PSU, Remote Control, UK Power Lead, Instruction.
- Video Codec Support: MPEG-1; MPEG-2; MPEG-4; H.264; XviD; DivX; WMV9 (VC-1); RealVideo – Audio Codec Support: WMA; OGG Vorbis.
- Firmware: Upgradable – Media Cards:SD; SDHC; Micro SD; MMC – Power DC: 5V 2A .
I have purchased 6 of these now for myself and family members,have had no problems up to now with them. Format to ntfs if they aren’t already and they are fineone of these units now has playback issues involving “ghosting around the playback ” on all files. Will try re-format to try and solve. They play every format although i haven’t tried vobs.
Just great loads easily with all my files plays almost anything brilliant value for money. Easy interface although very basic it works a treat, arrived on time generously packed or protection.
A great media player that puts just about every video format onto my telly. This version needs updating as it’s unable to connect to external drives larger than 2tb. I’m looking forward to a usb 3 version to arrive, so i can connected to my 4tb external drive. Typically it comes with little or no documentation, which caused a slight problem when i first used it. The player needs to be disconnected from the pc to enable videos to be played on the television. Once that was sussed, i’ve never had a problem with it.
I have had cyclone media hard drives in the past but from my short experience so far of this new one is by far the best. I am well impressed & will probably be buying another soon as i am transferring my movies & music to it, & it will soon be full up. Great sound reproduction, both movie & music, the best so far & i have had other makes as well.
At first had problemes putting subtitles on but looked on internet(how to put subs on primus) and managed to do it it can be finicky at times and wont accept str subs all the time also would not reconise optical cable when first pluged in but went in to settings put every thing in highest resolution for video play back and audio now works like a charm great media player good playback for movies and outstanding when riged up to sound system via the optical out. Only had two days so hope it still working good after i send this review ???. A whopping 2tb hard drive i have only put movies on it so far but i am very happy with this media player worth the cost still working great, still having isues with putting subtitles on apart from that a realy great media player.
Great media box so very useful especially on holidays.
Good product great price only problem i had was deleting movie have to connect to laptop for certain files, the instructions could be explained better but apart from that am happy with my purchase.
Good media played for storing all type of media files have bought 2 of these using one for my son have hundreds of hours of programs that he likes, and have one for myself storing all my transferred dvd’s easy to use works great.
I was searching round for a media player to play all types of media. I read up on this and was sceptical at first as one or two said it didn’t play a video. However, i didn’t need to worry. Connected up no problem to my tv easily enough. Transferring all my data i wanted on it does take time but you don’t mind really as once it was transferred it is amazing quality. All blu-ray files are crystal clear and no need to convert videos from hd cameras 🙂 which for me is a bonus with videos from my phone as i was constantly having to convert them to view them on my pc. One thing i would suggest is setting this up near to your pc if you want ease of transferring with the cable provided. However you can copy from a usb stick to the media player easily enough. If you ain’t sure, simply look on youtube for a guide on how it works. Really does help (as the guide provided isn’t in great detail).
Bought this after my other one had a fault with the hdmi port as it was used every day for 5 years. All my data was still on the hard drive on the old one and was easy and quick to copy all back to my pc.
Great box works fine and arrived on time.
Watch that it does not get muffled , it does need air.
When i omega screenplay hd dx media player would not enjoy any media files and my sharp 70′ aquos tv set would not pick up the omega i opted to acquire the cyclone and i am exceptionally happy. I have an imac and a windows seven laptop so i hooked it up to the windows laptop computer, didn’t will need to format it and copied numerous file styles and sizes straight on to it, without any issues. I then connected it to my tv set, via a onkyo amp and was observing 1080p movies in seven. The added bonus is that omega connects to the cyclone, through usb and i can access all the media files on the omega and enjoy them via the cyclone. I now have 4tb to engage in with, i can accessibility all the documents on my omega and the cyclone is very simple to established up and use. I are unable to fault the cyclone at all and a fantastic value. It truly is played all the files i have lobbed at it, apart from flac, which was a bit of a disappointment.
I made use of to have an archos tv set+ which i applied to file television set and to retail outlet films on to enjoy on my tv set. Soon after a difficult generate substitution on my television + the unit turned unstable, so i made a decision to glance elsewhere. Stumbled throughout the cyclone and believed i would give it a try out. Sadly it can be not as fantastic as i assumed it would be and i was contemplating on sending it again but for the rate of which i paid out which was just more than £100 i thought that i would retain it and pray for a firmware improve (i can not see that going on though)no delete purpose. It gives it but you cant basically delete anything at all, so you check out a film and so forth and then if you want to delete it you have acquired to get you’re notebook out and hook up it up to the cyclone. It states that it plays vob information of which it does participate in vob information but just about every now and then (more usually or not) you have to wait around a honest number of minutes for the film to load and participate in, helpful if you want to go make a cup of tea prior to sitting down down to enjoy that blockbuster. For price tag, i are not able to actually fault it but for seeing films and so forth it just doesnt match my outdated archos tv set+.
Purchased the a single terra version, and am effectively amazed, but the two terra is miles far better, but the two units are a fantastic addition to my pc/film experiance. And youd not be dissapointed.
I have had this primus 2tb media player for just more than a week and so far it has been excellent. I wished to enjoy a good deal of mp4 documents by a projector and finding something to do that has been challenging. This was noisy to start off with, but now that i have put more than 1tb of information on it, it is considerably quieter. The photograph top quality is fantastic and it commences up straight absent each individual time.
I observed this to be of fantastic gain for motion picture storage and screen. I store only mp4 format motion pictures so i simply cannot remark of the other people formats mentioned in the the guidance. The absence of a cat5 connection is disappointing as it would make it easier to transfer flicks from my personal computer without having the have to have to unplug, hook up to computer system, transfer, unplug and then re-link to tv. The guidelines say that you can copy from sd cards or connected usb units but going the the method always fails with the concept ‘unable to discover resource file. Even with the niggles, i enjoy this and it helps keep all the motion pictures in a single location that can be viewed whenever.
I locate that it is actually simple to upload movies onto it. Nevertheless only with some of the films i find that the brightness is turned way down reduced. I’m not certain if this is a fault from the media player or the hdmi cable i am employing for the reason that i have checked the television and the brightness is fantastic on all other channels. For instance i was seeking to check out the new godzilla movie and most of that movie is in dim envionments anyway and the final struggle was genuinely really hard to check out as it was like viewing a black monitor. Other than that it functions really very well.