Noontec MovieHome V8 NAS Media Player
EXAMINE
Noontec MovieHome V8
NAS Media Player
Download & Enjoy
Text // Jeremy Cheong
at a
glance
HDD
1x 2.5” / 3.5”
Internet
Connectivity
10/100Mbps
Ethernet, Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Remote
Control
Yes
Price
RM480
The V8 is highly compatible with newer
and also older TVs
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HWM
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have made it super easy for users
to swap-out HDDs as the HDD tray
is located on the front and hidden
behind a push cover.
We are definitely fans of easy
access and we are sure users will
be too as the V8 doesn’t just work
as a media player but also doubles
as a Network Attached Storage. Not
only will users be able to stream
media from computers on the
same network but they will be able
to download their favorite shows
and movies via BitTorrent, FTP and
more, directly onto the HDD.
To set these features up, users
will have to rely on a web-based UI
from a computer. It isn’t too difficult
and is quite straight-forward.
Users with a little bit of experience
should be able to set it up with
ease. Another nice feature that
comes with the web UI is the virtual
remote control, which allows you to
control the V8 virtually.
As for the V8’s very own userinterface, it is nicely designed and
very user-friendly. We liked the
fact that icons are nice and large
and text is easy to read. The UI is
also quite snappy and doesn’t take
too long to load. The only thing
we didn’t quite like is typing with
specifications I/Os 1x RJ-45 LAN, 2x USB2, 1x USB3, 1x 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC), 1x HDMI, 1x
Optical S/PDIF, 1x AV, 1x Stereo R/L, 1x YpbPr, 1x Coaxial // Video Decoding MPEG 1/2/4, Xvid, H.264,
VC-1, RM/RMVB // Video Formats AVI, MPG, TS/M2TS/TP/TRP, ISO, IFO, VOB, DAT, MP4,FLV, WMV, MKV,
MOV, RM/RMVB // Audio Formats APE, MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, OGG, FLAC, Dolby Digital, DTS Digital //
Subtitle Formats SSA, SMI, SRT, SUB, SUB+IDX, TXT // Picture Formats JPG, BMP, PNG, GIFF,
TIFF // Power Supply AC Input: 100V~240V, 50Hz / DC Output: 12V, 2A // Dimensions 270 x 200 x
41 mm // Weight 890g (without HDD) // Warranty 1-year // Contact Hersheng Corp Sdn Bhd //
Telephone (03) 5633 6991 // URL www.noontec.com
the wireless remote control as it
doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard;
so typing is a bit of a hassle.
Like previous Noontec products
we have tested before, we
have to say that Noontec has
done quite a good job with the
MovieHome V8. It played most
of our test files flawlessly and
these covered the majority of file
formats mentioned on its spec
sheet. So, for individuals who have
been waiting for a feature-filled
yet affordable media player, the
Noontec MovieHome V8 may just
be the one to satisfy you.
Verdict:
8.5
physique: 8.0
Features: 9.0
user friendliness: 8.5
value: 8.5
A handy media player for those
who love to download movies
Available at
verdict scores are out of 10.
Partition Type
FAT32 / NTFS
Noontec is fast becoming a
well-known brand in the
industry as they continue to
produce good quality devices at
affordable prices. One of the areas
we find them focusing on is the
media player segment which is a
good thing as it continues to grow
rapidly. This month, we got to try
out a more conventional media
player, the MovieHome V8.
In terms of design, the V8 is
not fancy but is decent looking.
For its size, it is quite slim and
lightweight but may be a tad too
bulky to be portable. However, we
do like the overall design as it has
what most users will need. The
ports on the back are all nicely
aligned and it even comes with a
USB3 port. While this feature does
provide high-speed data transfers,
users may be slightly disappointed
as it is a Type-B connector, so it
will only be able to connect to
computers and not external HDDs
or USB flash drives.
Besides the ports on the back,
there is also another USB2 port
and 2-in-1 card reader on the
right side of the device. Like most
media players, the V8 can also be
equipped with a HDD and Noontec
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