Philips HD Media player HMP3000 HDMI USB 2.0 SD/SDHC card slots is rated
Rated 4 out of
Nice and easy with all the compatability one needs in the Internet age
It took me a while to find out but I think avid audiofiles should know It's not bad Quality at all and yes with the latest upgrade at least, it's full 24bit 192KHz which I found a very good match for my Behringer MS20 Speakers that support a 24bit 192KHz Optical input to which the HMP3000 of course has optical out.
After ordering the HMP3000 I read some reviews on Amazon and found people liked this media player but thought it was slow at getting to and loading up media content. This actually scared my off buying a new external USB HDD !big mistake. When I tried it with my old USB HDD it worked a lot faster and smoother than I was expecting.
Once the HDD was loaded in which didn't take long at all about what it would with a reasonable PC I cruised around my Hard drive as smoothly I would on a PC.
I had the same experience when calling up the Videos not a problem. Maybe the earlier batches sold were more of a prototype no idea but the product is fully on it's feet now in my experience.
The media player does include the ability to search your drives SD cards ect for media content in the background while you do other things placing all the media found in folders for the different types of media like Music, Video ect. I actually turned this option off but when I get my new Hard Drive I will probably turn back on as the drive will be actually for the media player not like my other one for the PC.
All in all I found the HMP3000 a good universal device for media.
It does take a little while to turn off.
Date published: 2012-10-26