VonHaus Nano 3 : It will play pretty much anything

Remote is a little temperamental at times, it always works, just sometimes takes a few extra presses. It will play pretty much anything, it has had only one issue and the file was badly damaged anyway, just wanted to see if it could. But you can throw any video file type (container and video codec for those who know) and it will play it fine. It does as you would expect and it does it fine.

I read some of the comments on here claiming that some of these good reviews were bogus. For the price this is a great little product that has so far played every format i’ve thrown at it flawlessly, including ts folders ripped from dvd’s that i own. Yes the remote is on the flimsy side, but no more than other more expensive products that i’ve bought and thus far the remote works fine. The menus are a little primitive, but simple and functional, it includes a resume function which is nice, audio and video performance is good. For such an inexpensive product i’m more than happy with it. It seems to be a german product with a german instruction booklet. The supplier includes a4 translation sheets, but it’s so simple and intuitive to set up and use they weren’t really necessary to be honest. Fellow macusers take note, the hard drives you use with this product must be formatted in fat/msdos/windows, mac extended won’t be recognised. A great product at a great price.

I bought one of these a few years ago and loved it from the moment i got it. I then bought another one, and it didn’t work as well and only lasted a few months, but to be honest i didn’t mind as i was using it all the time. I then purchased two more under the vonhaus name and they have worked perfectly for the last few months. Plus the remote sensor is better and can be operated from a longer distance than the originals, and it works every time. Love these little boxes would recommend to anybody looking to play any kind of video file through your tv.

The software used it very old school, not exactly revolutionary. The media player does play a wide variety of media files. The product is very small, i personally see this as a problem since it moves about a lot due to overpowering wires lifting it up of the surface it lays. The remote is not of high enough quality either, and only works when directly in front of the media box and within a couple of meters. It does exactly what it needs to do. But it just isn’t of a high quality in my opinion.

  • It works but could be better.
  • Great player if you dont mind supplying the memory.
  • Does the job but the remote is rubbish

VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

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I bought this product and i must say my expectations weren’t high. I had ordered similar products before that claimed to ‘play every video format’ but they didn’t. However, i am very impressed with the box. I often download stuff from youtube or movies and no matter the format this nice little box plays the files straight off. The first one i ordered was for my living room. I’ve just bought another for the bedroom. I use a 32gb pen drive with it, but other external hard drives play equally well. A slight drawback is the fast forward and rewind. They’re not always fast enough either way, but there is a ‘goto’ button that locates an exact spot on the movie or tv programme easily right down to the minute and second.

Works very well having played nearly every video file i’ve tried to play on it including some that would not play well on my laptop. Contrary to some reports the remote control works fine. The only slight niggle is that the power plug for the player unit is a little flimsy and therefore care is needed with it and its cable when connecting to avoid the plastic splitting. Overall for the money this is a great media player and well recommended. It stopped working after 2 months but the seller replaced it without fuss. The replacement has worked fine with no real problems now for over 6 months. Only very occasionally has it not played a video file. I keep it connected by hdmi lead all the time to the one tv. ( i suspect that disconnecting and reconnecting a hdmi lead to the player may account for some of the problems, temperamental issues and faults others may have had)for the price this player is a bargain.

At the time i bought this it was the cheapest available on amazon, so i didn’t expect much from it. When it arrived i was pleasantly surprised that this handly little box could handle anything i threw at it, mkv/avi/divx etc, all payed without a hitch and the abaility to read subtitles was a good bonus. The remote button layout is a tad unconventional but works well and has good range, also works well when the ir sensor on the box isn’t in direct view which is nice.

This handy pocket-size device is for older “hd ready” televisions that don’t have a usb facility of their own, so you can play media stored on flash drives. I would however been prepared to pay more for a better remote. It runs on a button battery and the signal is therefore weak – you have to point it directly at the unit at short distance, which is kinda annoying. I can live with it though, and it does what i want it to do.

Bought this little box for my bedroom hd ready tv, but as it already comes with an av cable i tested it on my older tv first. Straight out of the box, plugged it into the mains and the tv and watching my avi files within minutes, love itthe remote works well, if using a usb drive then it can get in the way of the remote sensor on the box (due to the size of the box, it really is tiny so ports and sockets are all fairly close together), all you have to do is adjust the angle of the box a little so the signal reaches it ok. Would recommend this box as a low cost option for video file viewing, there are lots of other things it plays apparently but i can’t comment on those, plays my avi files flawlessly so am a happy customer.

I bought one unit some monthes ago, just to try it for playing slideshow and/or movies in a small museum. About movies, it play everything, even mpeg with erroneous timedode (split and paste excerpts of large movies). About slideshows, perfect transitions (some effects include), without any flickering. Read bmp format for cristal clear pictures in 1920 x 1080 with 10px writtings. And, “cerise sur le gâteau”, no need to switch it on when gone off by switching off power supply. Just press enter 3 times and it reads what was going on.

Bought this product instead of having to buy software and waste time converting files to play on a tv that will only play avi files. Although it doesn’t play all my collection it does a great job with mp4 and mkv files that i have. Very small and unobtrusive easy to set up came complete with hdmi cable so no messing about.

I wanted something for my parents to play the films and view photos that i had available on my pc. Instead of continually burning videos to dvd for them i decided to purchase this and add an old usb hard drive to store the pictures and videos on. I set it up and in no time they were viewing pictures from their cameras and watching videos. I gave 4 stars as the remote is a little fiddly and all the buttons being the same colour does not help. The unit however has played stutter free videos up to 1080p with no problems. Its a shame that the usb port is not on the side or rear, but this should not detract from the overall value for money this unit represents.

Reading other reviews i had high hopes for this media player. I have found that whilst it will play standard definition pal video files ok it stutters whilst playing hd (1080p) mpeg2 pal files and won’t play hd mp4 at all.

I have purchased 4 separate nano 3. 0 media players, and every single one has been perfect. All the files i throw at the nano 3. 0 work without a problem, and i have tried the media player on several different tv’s from lcd to plasma and the old fashioned crt too, sony, toshiba, pioneer, samsung, lg. 0 works flawlessly on all , either via the provided leads or with a externally purchased hdmi cable. 0 is child play and my technophobe uncle of 77 years, got the hang of it in no time. The one fault, and its a minor one, is the lack of a light remote control, obviously this is to keep costs down, and i suppose once a file (i use it extensively for movies) is loaded it loaded, so the need to use the remote is lessened. I have used a lot of different external hard drives and usb sticks with the nano 3. 0 and it has accepted all of them, from 4gb flash drives all the way upto 2tb external hard drives.

Does what it says on the tin , worked really well , playing all file formats inc mp4’s which many similar products don’t. Then after about 2 months it suddenly stopped working , seemed like no power to the usb port. Sent back faulty unit , but ‘apparently’ a week later its not been received so chances of a replacement not looking good. So all in all has been waste of time and money edit (upped from one to four stars) – i was eventually sent a replacement , which works absolutley fine. So – despite poor customer service – the product is good , and i use it daily.

The 2nd one i have purchased, because i know this piece of kit works. Except this time the change of hdmi cable that was supplied (i know the description says not included) was poor with connectivity. Using for an installation it cannot withstand any movement when using the remote control to play my preferred media. I have to switch to another cable as supplied with a projector. At least i know the limitations and will have to scrutinise other kit before purchasing again.

I vacation fairly often with my position to none english speaking countries. There is only so a lot cnn/bbc/sky news you can view in hotel rooms. I might believed about purchasing a media player for some time so i could hook it up to resort tv’s. Watching dvd’s on my notebook is good but when i observed this for sale at £20 i imagined i might give it a go (i also bought a independent 64gb usb stick also for roughly £20). The box is genuinely tiny and light-weight. It really could in good shape effortlessly into your again pocket. For the past month its been operating terrific on our household tv. I’m not so fussed about absolutely excellent audio/picture quality i. I would hardly ever imagine to buy surround speakers for instance but from what i’ve witnessed/read so much, this very little box is actually good.

When i opened the box i have to acknowledge my shock as to how little the player was, but this is no terrible point as it takes up quite minor room and can be produced to be extremely inconspicuous. It fortunately normally takes usb products (sticks and drives) and sd cards, and plays again any media you treatment to operate by way of it. I am extremely happy with this obtain, extensively recommended.

I received my designer habitat nano three on christmas eve. It is really effortless to established up (i related it to the tv with a hdmi cable and that was it. I had loaded my memory adhere with a choice of 1080 blue ray quick sample files as very well as an. Avi file and they all played. Later on viewed a total 1080p blue ray movie without the need of any challenges at all and the picture good quality was really good. Might be a touch darkish for some but this is conveniently rectified in tv configurations. This is a genuinely helpful gadget for the selling price and it is really tiny and unobtrusive. The only disappointment (and the motive it gets only 4 stars) is that it is stereo only. Amazon get be aware – it does not output five. It obviously states that in the consumer handbook. My technique routes the seem by way of hdmi into the tv and then by using an optical cable into a five. All i got was stereo that in truth sounded a lot more like mono. one seem to it and charged a more £10 then this would be a total winner as in other methods it is good. The distant is simple but does have pretty a good deal of helpful capabilities and configurations. You have to issue it directly at the device for it to function but i uncovered that it offered no issues. For the price a excellent unit – only enable down by not outputting five.

Required this to change my worn out sumvision cylone. This one labored great straight out of the boxthe problems with these products, in my possess practical experience, is that there are commonly two weak details. One particular is, the remotes can be be at situations a small flaky and two the ability link can be flimsy. The very last 1 formulated a break in the power cable which proved to be a true painthe distant far too, often was a little bit temperamental. So, what i’ve done with this a single, is to make all the cables safe ample not to be bent back and forwards which generally effects in a break. The remote seems to be undertaking very well at the minute.

I obtained this as because of to the tiny variety component – and even however the testimonials mentioned the build high quality of the remote wasn’t as very good as the major device (which is legitimate) for the funds its an absolute deal. It plays quite a great deal something you can plug into it. Handles each individual file together with 1080p mkv information with no troubles and the interface, even though straightforward, is efficient. The principal device is about the dimension of a pack of cards and manufactured of steel so it has a awesome weighty experience. You can plug any formatted drive into it and happily play songs, online video or check out your shots. My only small gripes – my remote has two skip ahead buttons. And a person of the buttons just crashes the product. The writing on the button is rather significantly difficult to study anyway, but to be good – i use the up down buttons, play and pause and alright.The gadget does not default to 1080p and on change off this demands resetting – but to be sincere for the cash these things are seriously not that crucial.

I have just acquired this as i want to incorporate usb access to my tv. It will work fine but it is not ideal. The remote is significantly to little and feels very flimsy. The buttons are extremely tiny and the legends on each button are scarcely legible. Anyone necessitating eyeglasses to go through will likely come across it hard to go through them. In buy to entry the on display menus necessitates extended presses of buttons this kind of that it is likely the people will commence to question if the distant is performing, endurance will be rewarded as very long as the ‘blue’ gentle is on it will actuality eventually. The equipped ‘user menu’ is frankly worthless, it is all over again far to compact to examine in regular mild, i had to go into the back garden to be ready to go through it. Nevertheless, given the past statements, the media player performs nicely when setup for your tv and if the distant and consumer manual experienced been improved i would possibly presented it five stars.

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VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player - 1080p - MKV - Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 832 reviews
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One Comment on “VonHaus Nano 3 : It will play pretty much anything”

  1. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Very pleased was well worth the money, using it all the time .
  2. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Great product pity that the remote control is not so good.
  3. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Love this small machine plays any format file i throw at it.
    1. Very good product, i use it to watch movies and maybe music. It’s quick to start up, played every file i hoped it would play and is very easy to store because of it’s size. The price is very fair and would highly recommend this to anyone.
      1. Very good product, i use it to watch movies and maybe music. It’s quick to start up, played every file i hoped it would play and is very easy to store because of it’s size. The price is very fair and would highly recommend this to anyone.
  4. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Plays music in great quality – nice way of listening as it doesn’t get stuck like cds can, but after playing a list of songs from a folder it often crashes and i have to re-set the device which is a bit of a pain.
    1. Plays music in great quality – nice way of listening as it doesn’t get stuck like cds can, but after playing a list of songs from a folder it often crashes and i have to re-set the device which is a bit of a pain.
      1. Works fine with usb thumbsticks. Don’t bother if you’re going to be using an external hard drive, atleast usb powered ones. Also, the ui is pretty tacky, and to say it’s bare-bones feature wise would be an understatement.
  5. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Works fine with usb thumbsticks. Don’t bother if you’re going to be using an external hard drive, atleast usb powered ones. Also, the ui is pretty tacky, and to say it’s bare-bones feature wise would be an understatement.
  6. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    I have found the player capable at playing the bulk of videos i’ve thrown at it with the odd exception for avi files. I have found it to be very capable but two things really irritate me:1. / the remote is weak – so weak the ir blaster has to be pointed “just so” and you need to be within 6 feet of the tv for it to register the signal. / the power-on light is so bright it is a distraction and actually, i’ve had to stick blu-tack over it as i can’t hide it away without ruining the remote receiver positioning in light of number one aboveother than that i can’t quibble at the price point or the actual capabilities of the nano.
    1. I have found the player capable at playing the bulk of videos i’ve thrown at it with the odd exception for avi files. I have found it to be very capable but two things really irritate me:1. / the remote is weak – so weak the ir blaster has to be pointed “just so” and you need to be within 6 feet of the tv for it to register the signal. / the power-on light is so bright it is a distraction and actually, i’ve had to stick blu-tack over it as i can’t hide it away without ruining the remote receiver positioning in light of number one aboveother than that i can’t quibble at the price point or the actual capabilities of the nano.
  7. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    But the instructions are printed so small that i need a magnifying glass to read them. Also tried to contact them with a technical question using the email address on their website and it bounced back. Will not deal with domu again.
    1. But the instructions are printed so small that i need a magnifying glass to read them. Also tried to contact them with a technical question using the email address on their website and it bounced back. Will not deal with domu again.
      1. Works great and so small i could just do with an in car power lead and the kids would be happy everywhere.
  8. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Works great and so small i could just do with an in car power lead and the kids would be happy everywhere.
    1. Takes up to 2 tb hard drive , easy interface and good range of video codes and types. Easy connection to tv and handy remote.
  9. This review is from : VonHaus Nano 3.0 Media Player- HD TV Digital Mini Media Player – 1080p – MKV – Play any file from USB HDDs/Flashdrives/Memory Cards

    Takes up to 2 tb hard drive , easy interface and good range of video codes and types. Easy connection to tv and handy remote.
    1. Had some teething problems – on my part with my memory stick, which i can easily resolve.
      1. Had some teething problems – on my part with my memory stick, which i can easily resolve.

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