AMP1000 Android Media/App Player Gets Reviewed, Priced at $130 (Video)

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  • 04 Sep 2012
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  • If you’re looking for a hot media player with Android and a nifty remote control, I suggest you get the Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 a look. The device looks like a USB DVD Drive, but it packs in the component of your average Android tablet or phone. You can connect it to the TV and use the wireless remote to run Android apps on the big screen. The folks of Liliputing gave this baby a spin and a review came out. Let’s see what it’s all about.

    The product sells for $130 and can also work like a streaming device, streaming video from a computer via Home network. It brings web browsers and games to your big screen TV, as well as Netflix and YouTube. The reviewer considers this an alternative to the Google TV device and you should know that this product runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and offers access to the full Google Play Store. It’s able to run basically most of the apps available on Android tablets and phones.

    Diamond Multimedia also promised an Android 4.0 software update for it. In case you wonder about hardware, know that the AMP1000 offers 2 USB ports, a SD card slot, Ethernet jack, HDMI port and audio + video ports. It supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and has an antenna that improves signal strength. The remote control is a wireless RF one, so it doesn’t need to be pointed at the media player. It comes with a QWERTY keyboard and special function keys (Menu, Back, Notification and more).

    The remote can also be used as a mouse, but more about that and the final verdict can be seen in the review below and source link.

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    • ProeE Pro

      Just bought one at NewEgg for $105 after a $15 rebate (also same price on Amazon.com, deadline end of September). I like it – fast enough, access to all Android features, can play network shares (DIVX AVI and MKV so far, pretty well over N-wireless, HD is a little choppy, no ISO support without downloading a different media player – having trouble using DLNA but should work once updated to ICS). Not sure where the ICS update is – the player doesn’t see the need to do an online update (says it is running the latest, but it is 2.3.4). Remote/Keyboard works well, very Wii-like in the cursor motions.

    • brendan

      In the 1+ year I’ve owned this I’ve found it to be _much_ less useful than my ancient 1st gen Roku.

      The hardware’s under-powered (for ICS anyway) and the UI, quite frankly, sucks!

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