Mvix Ultio 1080p Bit Torrent Media Player

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mvixDon’t get a migraine from thinking about the number of digital media set-top boxes and let the good people at ThinkGeek help by offering the Mvix Ultio 1080p Bit Torrent Media Player. This device basically comes with the industry’s kitchen sink, accompanied by the following features that
will definitely make you extremely tempted to part with $169.99 for this bad boy.

  • Native 1080p video output at up to 1920×1080 resolution
  • Incredible variety of video and audio codec support including MKV
  • Built-in BitTorrent client for sharing and downloading video files
  • HDMI, composite or component video output
  • Optical SPDIF 5.1 Channel Dolby Digital audio output
  • Takes up to 1.5 Terabyte STAT hard drive
  • Built-in samba server with UPnP implementation

Just make sure you have your own 3.5″ SATA hard drive to get things going before you start since the Ultio obviously isn’t accompanied by one of these thingamajics.

11 reviews or comments

ur_fate Says: July 17, 2009 at 1:51 am

Spectacular features I discovered as I am playing with my Ultio for a couple of days since I bought it. It really worth your money for great features it provides for a media player. It plays all codec specifically MKV and H.264 format flawlessly with good video quality. I was also fascinated with it’s ability to transfer my data from my PC to the Ultio. Wirelessly I can watched You tube, CNN, Hulu etc. because of its networking features – UPnP and SAMBA. Reasonable cost!

chris.v Says: July 17, 2009 at 1:56 am

Can DTS be played to it? I am looking for a media player that also supports ISO beacuse most of my movies, data are in large segments.

mjbc34 Says: July 17, 2009 at 2:03 am

When I was playing with my Ultio I was wondering if it can stream DTS though not included in the support list. Whoala! It does work, all codec I have streamed with the Ultio and it’s really amazing. ISO is not a problem with it because I do Tried to play some and just run smoothly.

Take note that the audio out on the mvix is set to RAW in
the SETUP settings.

chistelle Says: July 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

This product(Mvix Ultio) is really a “Multi-functional” item that gives an unending capabilities. It has the ability to read different file formats, internet-ready, and ability to upgrade.

I got mine just last week and I am totally satisfied with its capabilities. This product is really a great buy.

Daniel Flick Says: November 23, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I received mine as defective from a pre-order in July (no video) and after waiting a month to repair, I got the unit back. I had video this time but the unit did not function. I would only see USB drives from time to time and the hard drive formatted once but was never seen by the unit again. After a month of tinkering with this and that at the direction of support, I finally lost patience and returned it hoping that I would get it back fixed. A month later, I got a note that they did not receive an RMA form (my fault for not reading the fine print). I questioned why it took a month to get that reply and they told me that they wait for the customer to contact them! I demanded a refund but they countered that the unit was beyond the 30 day refund policy. Never mind that they were repairing it for over the first 30 days! Lesson learned. My strong advice is to purchase another brand but if you really want an Ulto, you will find mine on eBay when they return it to me again. I finally broke down and filled out the form and hopefully it will return fixed this time.

Edwin Says: November 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Sorry to hear about your awful experience, Dan. Hope you will have better luck next time

Bob Says: November 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I’ve owned an Mvix Ultio for about 3 months now and the following are my issues:
1. My 1.5 TB hard drive currently overheats the unit and the power button blinks blue and red.
2. The unit stops recognizing my hard drive and files are unreachable.
3. After problems with overheating, their support team told me to revert back to a previous firmware which caused the screen to lock on the firmware menu. When the update failed to finish, a subsequent reboot just brought up a splash screen but no menu.
4. HDMI no longer works.
5. MVIX wants me to pay for shipping their faulty hardware back to them.
6. MVIX won’t refund your money if you wait longer than 30 days to determine the device is crap
7. Promise of itegration with hulu and netflix never worked
8. Menu is aweful and to find anything requires navigating a file tree a number of nodes deep.
9. The unit will not shut down when the power button is pressed

I own a MVIX 9500U portable device that has been greeat but I was sorely dissappointed in this unit.

Edwin Says: November 30, 2009 at 2:17 am

Sorry to hear about your user experience, Bob, better luck with your next purchase in the future! :)

Roque Says: December 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Lo compre hace un mes y estoy teniendo problemas:
Tengo que desconectar la corriente para que inicie bien el disco y llegar al menu principal. Si arranco desde Stanbay, no se inicia bien.

saludos

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