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Xtreamer Unboxed


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A couple of weeks ago we posted about the Xtreamer.

Well, my one has just arrived and I thought that I would post a few pictures of what it looks like.

Xtreamer box front Xtreamer box back Xtreamer box open Xtreamer Xtreamer back Xtreamer front Xtreamer side Xtreamer views Xtreamer remote Xtreamer bits Xtreamer and remote

As you can see it is very small, and it weighs next to nothing.

Expect a full blown review in the next few days while I play with it 🙂

So far, very impressed.

If you want to read more about the Xtreamer, and to order one, click here.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


    • Nope 🙁 they are hopefully on the case! Did you get yours?

      First impressions?


  1. That's no good is it!

    Nope – Santa's sleigh (AKA Interlink Express) apologised but it got stuck at their distribution hub. It should arrive tomorrow.

    Did you call tranquil?

    • Oh dear, sorry 🙁 I got lucky and they were just leaving as I pulled up at home!

      I've dropped them an email – I think it was an honest mistake and I bet yours is there 🙂


    • It appears that I did have the Wifi antenna in the box – it was wrapped in bubble wrap so in all the excitement to get it open I missed it!


  2. Fongers crossed. I'll find out tomorrow I hope.

    How's the fan noise? I've a HDD media player at the moment which has a pretty noisy fan. I'm curious as one early report commented this fan was noisy too and wondering if the fan runs if there's no HDD in it? I might just stream with it.

    • I havent had a chance to plug it in, hopefully tonight 🙂

      I will let you know.


  3. My Xtreamer arrived today!

    First impressions are good and it did have the wifi antenna in a seperate little box in the bag. Phew

    The unit looks good, neat and slick.

    Away to play with it.

  4. So far I'm well impressed.

    Took me less than 5 minutes to get it up and running, connected to my wireless network and streaming video and music.

    Video is not HD but your standard stuff. AVI stream very well with absolutely no interuptions over a 802.11b network. MP4 streaming no so good, wonder if there's a way to increase the buffer? All to be found out I suppose.

    Couple of nit picks – the power adaptor is by default a 2 pin with an adaptor to 3 pin UK, making the whole thing a little large. Light on the front of the unit is not blue as pictured on box and media, but green.

    Fan has 4 settings – low, med high and off. Low is acceptable, medium barely but high is noisy. Not sure about turning off completely even though I've not inserted a hard drive as yet.

    Menus are fairly easy to understand as are the settings. Not ventured into file transfers etc yet.

    How are you fairing Andrew?

  5. Addendum

    My last post reads 'Video is not HD but your standard stuff". This relates to the fact i don't have an HD ready TV and not to the fact that the Xtreamer doesn't handle HD. It can, it's just I cannot make use of it at the moment.

    As with other reviews I've been reading and my experience so far, it's clear that streaming HD over a wireless network has its challenges in terms of speed. I'm only using a 802.11b router so I'm sure that's where the limitations lie when I tried to stream a file encoded with MKV H.264. In time (and when I finally get an HD TV) it's likely I'll go down the network route for the streamer and cable through the house wiring.

    But for the moment I'm well pleased with the Xtreamer. Small, neat and slick on looks, it's versatile in delivering streaming, HDD or USB content at a price that's oustanding compared to the competition.

    Improvements at this point? Nit picks only really. A quieter fan unit is a must if your using an HDD in it, a re-designed UK plug, and a blue light on the front would be nice!

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