Iomega ScreenPlay TV Link Reviewed: Convenient Solution But Lackluster Design
Iomega's ScreenPlay TV Link is an ideal solution for those who need to quickly transfer video content from the computer to their television, according to the reviewers at CNET. It's just a simple USB dongle that allows you to simply transfer nearly all popular video, audio, and image files onto the drive, plug it into the TV Link which connects to your HDTV using either HDMI, composite, component or even SCART ports. It'll upconvert standard-definition video content to 720p/1080i, but while there is apparently a noticeable difference between 480i and 480p, it's not nearly as noticeable between 480p and 720p.
The only real issues with the ScreenPlay TV Link look to be a matter of design, not functionality or performance. Because it uses an IR remote, its front-face needs to visible and the USB port is located in back causing a little bit of cable clutter. Other than the placement issues, CNET gave it a 3.5 out of 5, deeming it an effective computer-to-HDTV transfer device not requiring any type of media center hookup.
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Posted by Justin Davey at October 13, 2008 8:49 PM