orvil01 wrote:just what i needed. Christmas shopping done...I hope
I dont trust reviews for items like this, a lot of people who post these reviews don't know there way around a computer, and get frustarted and blame the device. Looks like a good unit at a pretty decent price to me.
You have a point, many reviewers don't know squat, and in this case the number of reviews is limited. That being said, I'd rather spend a little more on a known quantity than potentially waste this much on what is really a complete unknown. If the manufacturer had a reputation for quality stuff, I'd take the risk on a new model, but here you're getting a third rate brand and a new model with little feedback out there from the real world. Perhaps not a bad buy, and if they turn out to be good units, great. Not quite compelling enough for me to buy, although tempting. Too much of a total risk for me when I have other things to spend the money on that are more of a sure thing. I see the appeal here, though, and good luck to those taking the leap tonight. You may have a good buy. Good job, Woot, on finally bringing something out that is interesting. Ultimately, to me this is half the price of something I really want, like an Apple TV or something, so can't quite make myself click the buy button.