Thursday, December 4, 2008
Posted by Timothy Huber in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:30 AM
"At the title states, the Blockbuster OnDemand MediaPoint 2Wire box just isn't ready for prime time. While the pricing is extremely reasonable ($99 for the hardware, including 25 movie rentals), the interface looks pleasant, and the content selection is solid... the device is in need of a software update before I can recommend it."
It looks like the Blockbuster OnDemand set-top box might not we quite ready for public consumption. Dave over at ZatzNotFunny.com rented one movie and after unresponsive hardware, manual reboots, DRM errors, video artifacts, stuttering, and loss of audio/video sync he has packed the box away in the closet. For a box that only does one thing, it doesn't seem to do it very well.