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Argosy HV675

Argosy HV675
alaScore 82

16 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Argosy HV675. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Argosy HV675 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Argosy HV675

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Argosy HV675 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Doug Aamoth (crunchgear.com)

Video Review: Argosy HV675 MediaPlay

 

Short Version: The HV675 walks the line between ease of use and speed when it comes to getting video content from your computer onto your TV. There's no complicated networking to set up, no CDs or DVDs to burn, and most readily-available file formats...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: popeye (newegg.com)

I Love This Black Box!

 

Just neat!

First, Newegg had it to me the next day with regular shipping (I am close to their shipping center) ; This thing is awesome. I can now play the video files on my TV that I used to only watch on my laptop ; Seems to be well made ; I don't understand the...

Support for USB adapters would make it almost perfect. And I see it has a knock out piece of plastic where the LAN connection should be. Is this in the works

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: EG from MI (newegg.com)

Great product from a great company!

 

First of all, the product works awesome! Could not be happier, I love downloading movies, shows, whatever, and being able to play it on the big screen... I did have an issue in which the unit stopped recognizing any USB device... I contacted Argosy...

Someone mentioned this before, the remote is kinda cr@ppy, but, you really only use it to hit power and play/stop... so, no big deal

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Device - Terrible Remote

 

If it just had a Quick Step (~30 seconds forward) and Instant Replay button (~10 seconds back), it would be much easier to deal with.

While a few exceptions have been noted in other reviews, the device has played every file format I've thrown at it with ease. It's also very easy to hook up, and you can use any sort of thumb drive, flash drive, or external hard drive you so choose

I would give the thing 5 stars for the stuff I said in the "Pros" section, but then I have to factor in the remote control, which I give 0 stars. You have to use the remote to work the device and remote is horrible. It you fast-forward or rewind, you...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: kool420deathstar (newegg.com)

Great Device\Tech Support

 

From my experience, a powered external hard drive should be used. 2.5 external and flash drives with out external power may cause problems, due to (in my opinion) forcing the media player to provide the power to the drive. If you have a library of...

Small, well built, well programed, easy to use and setup. This thing is pretty cool ; Argosy's tech support makes up for every bad tech support experience I have ever had! shortly after I setup the unit I believed that it was malfunctioning. I setup an...

These aren't really cons more opinions, as they could be considered Pro's ; The unit is small and light. You will have to secure it to the surface where it will be installed (Velcro) or else it will end up dangling behind your TV ; The remote is very...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

the best works great easy

 

Getting Another This Weekend For Mothers TV And Another For Kids Later

This is great Plays DVDs Strait From Hard Drive Menus And All the Extras Just Like A DVD player Have Had No Problems Playing Anything Great Sound And Picture ; Mine Dosnt Get Warm Like Other Reviewer Said And It Stays On All The Time

NONE At All ; This Is Great

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: JP (newegg.com)

Great

 

I bought this here - open box - for $48.00. Best money I ever spent! I had my PC connected to my SD TV to play back movies - nothing but trouble. I connected this device to a small passport external HD and transfered my video collection. FANTASTIC! Now...

No major issues. I wish you could "zoom" on letterbox video files (but some TV's can do that). It does get warm. You do have to go into standby to swap out HD - but the unit starts back up in about 10 sec or less. The instruction manual that comes with...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Chad (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Appears to use same decoding chipset for decoding as INOI hard drives, that has worked great for me so far.

Plays most avi and mpeg files without issue. Lightweight and portable. No moving parts

Very warm to the touch

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: The Sho (newegg.com)

Very Good Device!

 

I elected to choose this over the other Argosy devices that have built-in HDDs because this device also supported flash drives. As to the HDD, I use a WD Passport 320GB, which only needs to be powered by USB. On the go I carry this in a small napsack....

This device will play everything that it says it will. It may not support HD media, but it surely upscales to it in good quality. The remote is good, as well the interface ; Also, the device itself is small

The Component out control in the menu controls all video output except HDMI. Therefore, if you have that set at anything but SD interlace, the composite video is inoperable, so this should only be changed when using component with EDTV or HDTV, and if...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Ron (newegg.com)

Awesome Device

 

Play all my DVD folder movies. I gave it five eggs

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Jan, 2009
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Product Specifications

Portable HD entertainment!Play your digital media files directly from a USB hard drive or flash drive with the Argosy HV675 MediaPlay! This device features a USB interface for plugging in your mobile hard drive or flash drive as well as HDMI and Component video outputs for connecting to high-definition displays! The HV675 MediaPlay plays all kinds of digital media content types, from DVD video to MP3 audio and JPEG photos! It supports FAT32 and NTFS file systems and includes support for NTSC and PAL TV systems. Video output can be scaled up to 1080i and it even supports full DVD menu!Order yours today!