I'm a Mede8er fan... I just don't know the reason why and what should I say to anybody who ask something about it. Anyway, a friend of mine told me that their user interface (GUI) is dull and/or not so good as Mede8er.
For a start, support. I bought my Mede8er a few months ago and when I was researching which media player to get, I ran across a unit that uses 2.5" hard drives. That made it smaller and arguably sexier than the Mede8er
. However, it didn't support all the formats that the Mede8er did, including some that I desperately wanted like MKV. So I thought that maybe they'll add support with a later update. I did some research on the unit and found out that since it's launch some 11 months before my research, they haven't released a single update! No bug fixes, no new features, no new formats supported, nothing. In the meantime the Mede8er has constantly gotten better and better. In fact, of my entire video collection there was three files that couldn't play on the Mede8er. After going to 3.0 a few weeks ago it can now play those files.
Good interface, multiple output options including HDMI, full HD, support for near every video format, an included HDMI cable (which is surprisingly and IRRITATINGLY rare). Tell everybody who asks that you love the fact that even though it's a fantastic product now, it's constantly getting better.
In my circle I now have two friends who have Mede8ers at my recommendation and I'm ordering one for another friend in a few days.
Keep up the good work, Mede8er team!