Sumvision Cyclone Primus 2 Media Player with a 2TB Hard Drive delivered for £75.98 from the 7dayshop.
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Sumvision Cyclone Primus 2 Media Player with a 2TB Hard Drive delivered for £75.98 from the 7dayshop.

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Found 6th May 2016
All your movies and music in one place. Super portable, huge capacity and plays back pretty much every major format.
Pugs into almost any TV via HDMI or composite (camcorder) sockets.
Ideal to take on holiday for use in a caravan, chalet or hotel room or to use at home.
£72.99 plus £2.99 P&P.
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Been this price for some time
Not keen on the UI on these Media players, nothing compared to Kodi/Plex. I've had a couple over the years but now feel I wasted my money as they now sit in a cupboard.

I now have a NAS serving several Kodi boxes, raspberry pi's and Amazon TV sticks.

Can't complain about how these boxes function or this price but it's far from the best experience.
Baldieman64

and plays back pretty much every major format.


Don't think it supports x265/HEVC and certainly falls over with 10bit content which makes it dead in the water for me, although if you're not interested in playing recent format or effectively doubling the storage space then fill your boots.
MrWani

Not keen on the UI on these Media players, nothing compared to Kodi/Plex. … Not keen on the UI on these Media players, nothing compared to Kodi/Plex. I've had a couple over the years but now feel I wasted my money as they now sit in a cupboard. I now have a NAS serving several Kodi boxes, raspberry pi's and Amazon TV sticks. Can't complain about how these boxes function or this price but it's far from the best experience.



Have to agree. Would prefer to use an Android box like the Mini M8s with a large SD card or an external hard disk storing your content locally while travelling - infinitely more flexible and functional.
MrWani

Not keen on the UI on these Media players, nothing compared to Kodi/Plex. … Not keen on the UI on these Media players, nothing compared to Kodi/Plex. I've had a couple over the years but now feel I wasted my money as they now sit in a cupboard. I now have a NAS serving several Kodi boxes, raspberry pi's and Amazon TV sticks. Can't complain about how these boxes function or this price but it's far from the best experience.



Agreed, can't beat the kodi boxes
Sorry for hijacking the thread but can anyone recommend a decent Kodi box that can be connected via Ethernet to stream .m2ts files from a NAS box please? There are so many around I don't know what is good or what is rubbish, cheers :-) Good price for this streamer though.
bara03

Sorry for hijacking the thread but can anyone recommend a decent Kodi box … Sorry for hijacking the thread but can anyone recommend a decent Kodi box that can be connected via Ethernet to stream .m2ts files from a NAS box please? There are so many around I don't know what is good or what is rubbish, cheers :-) Good price for this streamer though.



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bara03

Sorry for hijacking the thread but can anyone recommend a decent Kodi box … Sorry for hijacking the thread but can anyone recommend a decent Kodi box that can be connected via Ethernet to stream .m2ts files from a NAS box please? There are so many around I don't know what is good or what is rubbish, cheers :-) Good price for this streamer though.



I'm now using an Nvidia Shield was using a kodi box and it's a night and day difference so much more responsive and quick and you also get the benefit of streaming from your pc.

It's expensive but worth the extra in my opinion
Arsenal1234

I'm now using an Nvidia Shield was using a kodi box and it's a night and … I'm now using an Nvidia Shield was using a kodi box and it's a night and day difference so much more responsive and quick and you also get the benefit of streaming from your pc. It's expensive but worth the extra in my opinion



Cheers and you can use the Nvidia Shield to stream films from a NAS box ok?
bara03

Cheers and you can use the Nvidia Shield to stream films from a NAS box … Cheers and you can use the Nvidia Shield to stream films from a NAS box ok?



Yes you can either use Kodi and add it in as a network location or use the NAS as a plex server or use ES file Explorer and navigate to the NAS.
,,,and back on topic....

Four big concerns with this unit:
-It has no x265/h265 support (no firmware update to add 265 support afaik)
-it has no 4k support (again no firmware update)
-it is usb2 transfer which is very slow (around a minute per gb transferred as it seems to run at 30mb/sec down to 10mb/sec)
-it is heavy with the 3.5 inch hdd

You can get more modern boxes with usb3, 265 support, 4k, and grab one of the many cheap 2tb external 2.5 inch hdd's to plug into this for around £30 for the player and £50 for the hdd. It will be lighter in weight and less bulky than this.
for about £15 more u can get a WD one
seems good for the price 2tb drive, i have an old wd live hub 1tb and was looking to upgrade to something similar
what would you recommend, iv seen the slice media player bit over priced for what it is though.
watched a video review of this box, i dont like the menu system, rather ugly and not like my wd live hub menu
Edited by: "fender62" 7th May 2016
MeneerSmith

,,,and back on topic....Four big concerns with this unit:-It has no … ,,,and back on topic....Four big concerns with this unit:-It has no x265/h265 support (no firmware update to add 265 support afaik)-it has no 4k support (again no firmware update)-it is usb2 transfer which is very slow (around a minute per gb transferred as it seems to run at 30mb/sec down to 10mb/sec)-it is heavy with the 3.5 inch hddYou can get more modern boxes with usb3, 265 support, 4k, and grab one of the many cheap 2tb external 2.5 inch hdd's to plug into this for around £30 for the player and £50 for the hdd. It will be lighter in weight and less bulky than this.



​Possibly four big concerns of yours, maybe not someone else.
headworx

​Possibly four big concerns of yours, maybe not someone else.



Should I have just said this was a decent unit five years ago but now it is just not even worth £75?

Avoid this and buy something modern in the same price range.
Can anyone recommend a modern box that plays the more recent format in this price range? Well, up to £100.
Thanks.
jukkie

Can anyone recommend a modern box that plays the more recent format in … Can anyone recommend a modern box that plays the more recent format in this price range? Well, up to £100.Thanks.


The more modern options are not a single unit, player plus internal hdd, like this deal is.

Your choice depends on precisely what you want to do with it. The unit in this deal has no wireless, streaming, kodi, and is just basically a player that you copy data onto from your pc or mac then you watch it. Up to 1080p. Lots of optionsare out there based on your precise needs but something like this is pretty good if you need what it offers...

amazon.co.uk/Sum…+4k

sumovision x4+ around £35 from flubit. The sumovision x4, without 4k support, is around £28 from flubit. The prices are around 10% more on Amazon.

A 2tb external is £55 to £65 on Amazon, less if you get lucky with flubit or pick up a deal.
MeneerSmith

The more modern options are not a single unit, player plus internal hdd, … The more modern options are not a single unit, player plus internal hdd, like this deal is.Your choice depends on precisely what you want to do with it. The unit in this deal has no wireless, streaming, kodi, and is just basically a player that you copy data onto from your pc or mac then you watch it. Up to 1080p. Lots of optionsare out there based on your precise needs but something like this is pretty good if you need what it offers...https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sumvision%C2%AE-Android-Cyclone-Bluetooth-Streamer/dp/B01BLJJ9Q4/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1462635966&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=sumovision+4ksumovision x4+ around £35 from flubit. The sumovision x4, without 4k support, is around £28 from flubit. The prices are around 10% more on Amazon.A 2tb external is £55 to £65 on Amazon, less if you get lucky with flubit or pick up a deal.



2TB's are much less if you use this site

Most of the boxes have gotten pretty good these days. If you have the cash and intend to use it a lot go for Nvidia Shield, you get a lot of extra perks and usually much better experience and software then with cheapo boxes. Although sum x4's are very good at what they do.
For those that would consider a NAS setup, you can argue android boxes are better for kodi due to multiple use, but I find the sumvision ones to be slow and bulky in practice. Personally I'd go with a RPi3, it doesn't do as much but it's a lot slicker on the kodi side. I've got Plex for most devices (PS4 mainly) but kodi on the pi picks up my FTP server and works like a charm. Hard drive wise, you're better just buying a 2.5" external, then at least you know what you're getting (plus it's portable).

If you could cast to one of these it'd be a different story...
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Sumvision don't honour their guarantees.
Be warned.
For the lazy amongst us asking what is a good kodi box, perhaps look on the kodi forums. Too much effort, here you go : forum.kodi.tv/sho…916
guys can you help I need a media player can anyone recommend one please?
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