The Good Networked media streamer; playback up to 1080p; built-in Internet channels like YouTube and Flickr; support for Play-On; room for a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive; two digital-audio-outs (optical and coaxial); HDMI, component-, and composite-out; supports BitTorrent; wide range of file-type playback; can act as a file server.
The Bad USB Wi-Fi adapter sold separately; BitTorrent client is a bit rough; bulkier than other similar products; confusing onscreen and remote icons; some services rely on separately purchased hard drive.
The Bottom Line Priced competitively with similar products, the M200 is a great networked media streamer for the do-it-yourself content guru.
Uebo M200 Media Player
We've recently taken looks at both the Seagate Free Agent GoFlex TV and Western Digital TV Live Plus streaming media players. While we thought both deserved similar ratings in terms of functionality, each player boasted an exclusive feature or two. The GoFlex offered a slot for Seagate hard drives, while the TV Live Plus went heavy on Internet-based amenities.
Priced competitively at $130, the Uebo M200 Media Player offers a lot of the same bells and whistles as the two products mentioned above, but we think the M200 might serve do-it-yourselfers even better.
First thing we noticed unboxing the M200 was its size. It's by no means a burden to your home theater setup; it's just a bit bulkier and heavier than other products in the same category. Measuring in at 2.5 inches tall by 9 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep, the box should have no problem fitting on a shelf. Its black-and-white exterior is certainly unique for products of its ilk, but it shouldn't clash with the bevy of electronics it will reside beside. As for its size, the trade-off here is the ability to bring your own internal hard drive and the large amount of connectivity you get around back, though it's not leaps and bounds beyond the competition. Instead of just an optical audio connection, the M200 offers digital coaxial as well.