Iomega 34386 ScreenPlay TV Link
List Price: $99.95

Our Price: $79.95

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Product Description

Link up your digital media for high quality enjoyment! The Iomega's ScreenPlay TV Link is an ultra-compact multimedia player that allows you to connect your USB hard drive (NTFS or FAT32), flash drive or Iomega REV Drive (sold separately) to your TV and enjoy your movies, music and photos. With HDMI scalable to 1080i and the convenience of a full-function remote control, the ScreenPlay TV Link adds high quality multimedia features at a low cost to complement the digital storage you already own. Small enough to easily fit in your pocket, use the ScreenPlay TV Link to enjoy your media collections movies, photos and music files on any TV at home or when traveling in the latest media formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI/VOB), MPEG-4 (AVI/DiVX 3.11, 4.x, 5.x/XViD), MP3, AC3 (Dolby Digital Encoding), WAV, WMA, OGG and JPEG. Plus, an Energy Star qualified adapter for a better environment powers the ScreenPlay TV Link.

Features:
  • Home theatre quality: The ScreenPlay TV Link easily connects directly to your TV so you can enjoy your movies, music, and photos without being tied to your computer
  • Cost-effective: Economical way to add high-quality multimedia features to the digital storage you already own
  • Ultra-compact: The pocket-sized TV Link fits easily with your home theatre. Take your ScreenPlay TV Link along with your portable storage drive to enjoy your movies, music, photos with friends, or when you travel
  • Versatile: Plays content stored on your USB hard drive, flash drive, or Iomega rEV drive

Customer Reviews:

  • Garbage
    DON'T waste your money. Device is a complete waste of time. Great for showing pictures on your TV.......big deal!!!!!!!...more info
  • Simply the best gadged I've ever owned!
    Tested with 160GB, 320GB and 500GB WD passport drives, and all of them worked perfectly. This is a great product overall....more info
  • Great item for the price!
    I bought this after buying the 500GB Screenplay. I love both. My only gripe is that, until today, none of the 6 thumb drives I tried worked with the ScreenPlay TV Link. I got a free thumbdrive with a netbook I just bought at [...] and what-do-ya know!!! The thumbdrive actually works with the ScreenPlay! Hallelujah! Finally. The brand is "X-Digital Media 4GB Travel Warrior". ...more info
  • Great buy
    Does exactly what it says and works perfectly. Was setup and running after 5 minutes. Very happy with this buy!...more info
  • Iomega ScreenPlay Review
    The product delivers pretty much as promised. I've got a hard drive full of my music, tv shows and movies connected to it. It was a cinch to hook up to my stereo and wide screen monitor using the stereo and component video jacks. Most of my video/audio files play on it with no problem at all. Mind you, it won't make up for crappy encoding but the newer stuff out there looks excellent. I encoded my cd collection using Windows "lossless" and it sounds great over my stereo. I don't notice any difference between the encoded and original files.

    It is "very" convenient to have move of my video/audio collection in one place and the fact that I now have a very portable media player I can take with me while traveling. Just pop the files onto a flash drive, hook it up to the device and pug it into w/e TV is available.

    If you don't read any further I would say that to make this unit "perfect" they should have s/pdif support and add additional codec support for .mkv files.

    Videos with Subtitles
    It supports subtitles as long as they are in the same directory as the video file and have the same name. I've used it with .srt, .sub and .sub files with a .idx files with no problems.

    Critiques
    Ports
    Most of the specs on the internet state that it has a s/pdif output port. It doesn't. Only the hard drive versions of the product has this. I don't really care but it would have been nice since my stereo accepts s/pdif input. If you don't know, s/pdif is a digital format that sends the raw data directly to your stereo, including surround sound info. Most stereo's support s/pdif via a RCA-looking jack while most media devices have what looks like a mini-mono audio jack. If you ever need to plug one into the other, avoid the $100+ converters on the internet and buy a $5-10 mini-rca jack (mono) connector from Radio Shack.

    Documentation
    The documentation shipped with the product is, shall we say, a bit on the light side? You'll have to play around with the menu settings to figure out what you can and can't do. There's better documentation on iomega's support site.

    Codec/Video Support
    It plays most of the videos out there on the internet. However MKV and Apple's H.264 files are *NOT* supported. This is a shame since they are becoming more and more popular these days, especially MKV files. I'm hoping that there will be a firmware update to rectify this in the future or that they change the product so you could download and install codecs like with a regular computer.

    Notes:
    Playback
    I have a 16x9 dell monitor I'm using as a display and I find I have to switch video output between 720p and Standard depending on the video being played. i.e. When watching a regular tv show (4:3) I set the video output to either "Pan & Scan" or "Letter Box" (it doesn't matter which). Then I get black bars on the sides, otherwise it gets the stretched, the opposite is true when watching wide screen videos(16:9). ...more info
  • Great item for the price!
    I bought this after buying the 500GB Screenplay. I love both. My only gripe is that, until today, none of the 6 thumb drives I tried worked with the ScreenPlay TV Link. I got a free thumbdrive with a netbook I just bought at [...] and what-do-ya know!!! The thumbdrive actually works with the ScreenPlay! Hallelujah! Finally. The brand is "X-Digital Media 4GB Travel Warrior". ...more info
  • Great buy
    Does exactly what it says and works perfectly. Was setup and running after 5 minutes. Very happy with this buy!...more info
  • Iomega ScreenPlay Review
    The product delivers pretty much as promised. I've got a hard drive full of my music, tv shows and movies connected to it. It was a cinch to hook up to my stereo and wide screen monitor using the stereo and component video jacks. Most of my video/audio files play on it with no problem at all. Mind you, it won't make up for crappy encoding but the newer stuff out there looks excellent. I encoded my cd collection using Windows "lossless" and it sounds great over my stereo. I don't notice any difference between the encoded and original files.

    It is "very" convenient to have move of my video/audio collection in one place and the fact that I now have a very portable media player I can take with me while traveling. Just pop the files onto a flash drive, hook it up to the device and pug it into w/e TV is available.

    If you don't read any further I would say that to make this unit "perfect" they should have s/pdif support and add additional codec support for .mkv files.

    Videos with Subtitles
    It supports subtitles as long as they are in the same directory as the video file and have the same name. I've used it with .srt, .sub and .sub files with a .idx files with no problems.

    Critiques
    Ports
    Most of the specs on the internet state that it has a s/pdif output port. It doesn't. Only the hard drive versions of the product has this. I don't really care but it would have been nice since my stereo accepts s/pdif input. If you don't know, s/pdif is a digital format that sends the raw data directly to your stereo, including surround sound info. Most stereo's support s/pdif via a RCA-looking jack while most media devices have what looks like a mini-mono audio jack. If you ever need to plug one into the other, avoid the $100+ converters on the internet and buy a $5-10 mini-rca jack (mono) connector from Radio Shack.

    Documentation
    The documentation shipped with the product is, shall we say, a bit on the light side? You'll have to play around with the menu settings to figure out what you can and can't do. There's better documentation on iomega's support site.

    Codec/Video Support
    It plays most of the videos out there on the internet. However MKV and Apple's H.264 files are *NOT* supported. This is a shame since they are becoming more and more popular these days, especially MKV files. I'm hoping that there will be a firmware update to rectify this in the future or that they change the product so you could download and install codecs like with a regular computer.

    Notes:
    Playback
    I have a 16x9 dell monitor I'm using as a display and I find I have to switch video output between 720p and Standard depending on the video being played. i.e. When watching a regular tv show (4:3) I set the video output to either "Pan & Scan" or "Letter Box" (it doesn't matter which). Then I get black bars on the sides, otherwise it gets the stretched, the opposite is true when watching wide screen videos(16:9). ...more info
  • Recognizes Too Few Video Formats
    It's a cute little unit, but it just can't read very many video formats. It looks OK when you read the specs, but when I actually tried to get it to play videos from my collection as they are (downloaded from a wide variety of sources). Virtually NONE of them would play.

    All of them would have had to have been transcoded (a slow tedious process) to work with this thing.

    So, if you're imagining yourself loading a bunch of videos you already have onto an external drive and watching them with this - forget it. If you're planning on ripping or transcoding videos to use with it, it might be just the thing

    I'm returning it. I need more format flexibility.

    BTW, I had very good luck with it recognizing external drives, which seems to be other people's main complaint. Worked every time with the 3 varied drives I used it with. (SanDisk Flash or Western Digital Hard Drives).
    ...more info
  • Sniff sniff
    I heard about this from a WD media player review and bought this because it is cheaper. It played 1 out of 10 movies I tried (mp4 and avi). I was too busy to return, so I lost. The WD has played over 100 movies without one failure. So it would take at least 100 of these to equal one WD. ...more info