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Insignia™ - Infocast 8" Internet Media Display - Multi-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews

79%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for anyone!

    Posted
    ScottP1984

    I got this for my girlfriend for Christmas and she uses it all the time to play pandora radio. It has great features and a lot of flexibility with apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Missing an important feature

    Posted
    GadgetMonkey

    As a previous Chumby User, I was familiar with this gadget. Bigger screen, better sound. In all it's a great product, but one previous important feature is missing in edition. With the Chumby classic you can set the alarm clock to wake you up with music, may that be from a sd card, USB, fm radio, Internet radio, news, pandora, shoutcast etc etc. With this version firmware the only option is 5 different sounds, like beeps, rooster, gong etc. If this feature was included in the next update firmware this product would be a 5 star in it's category.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good for the price and the features.

    Posted
    lossona

    This product is really good easy to connect and the quality is acceptable the price is very well too. After I connected this one I don't use any more my XM radio. this is to much better. never lost the signal etc etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good features, some bugs

    Posted
    Phredster

    This is certainly the device I was searching for when I decided to purchase a wireless digital picture frame that could get pictures from the 'net and supported places like Flickr and Picasa. It overall works pretty well, but it'sn't perfect. I like that it's totally customizable to run apps that display the weather, calendars, and other things, but that flexibility is also some of the downside. The apps can be buggy, and that destabilizes the frame overall. The frame has locked up or crashed a couple of times now and I suspect that's a result of bad apps. Overall, it's pretty good, although I think it might be too hard for the non-tech-savvy users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    IT's Fun but not what I bought it for.

    Posted
    Shelala7777

    Don't get me wrong, I do like my Insignia Media display. It has a lot of features I didn't know I wanted until I had it. But I thought I could Google and search and watch netflix but unfortunately I can not. BUT I can watch a lot of web cams or find silly trivia. But I also have found I have a hard time with customizing some of the apps. But I do like it, I would not return it or sell it. The alarm works great, I wish I could plug some better speakers in to make it louder but it is a great start and the price was right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Chumby on Steroids!

    Posted
    jhechotek

    I owned a Sony Dash and I returned it, the annoying advertisements would not go away. Then, I bought a Chumby Classic and it was better as well as cheaper but the LCD screen is/was tiny...this Insignia Infocast is just right. It even linked to my Chumby account and found the apps I had stored from Chumby Classic (now in my bedroom @ bedside table). The Insignia Infocast resides in my living room within plain sight of any/all viewers. The bright 8" LCD touchscreen is clearly visible from any angle. I have the clock/weather/finances/stocks & Flickr apps revolving every 2-3 minutes. I have no comment on the internet radio features...if I wanna hear a radio, then I'll turn on my home entertainment system. The "night" mode dimming feature is really sweet for heading off to bed. A quick finger tap in the morning and it resumes instantly. All-in-all...it's an excellent buy, a welcome addition!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, Not Great

    Posted
    cz9h3d

    I purchased both a 3.5" and 8" infocast to determine which was a better present for my 10yo daughter. At the time, it was only $30 more for the 8" screen, which seemed like an easy decision. However, Best Buy / Insignia have missed the boat on this unit for a couple key reasons. @@@@@@@@ 1) Poor Alarm Clock Implementation: The 3.5" blows this unit away. This thing is basic, and really shouldn't be purchased if you want to use it as a bedside clock/alarm. @@@@@@@@ 2) Hobbled Music Options: This thing only has 4 music options, vs. something like 13 on the 3.5"! You have very limited options in regards to streaming content off the internet - you might think it's fine, until you see what the 3.5" (or a real Chumby) has to offer. Other than that, the 8" screen looks really good. The touchscreen seemed very responsive - if it's a cheaper resistive screen, it's a very good one! There are a lot of video options added to this unit (compared to the 3.5"). However, I didn't really see the point in taking advantage of them. Lots of clips (i.e. Letterman Top10), trailers, Youtube, etc. But if you really want to watch video, it's much much easier to do on a computer. I would have liked to investigate the Sony Dash - a cousin and fellow Chumby-like unit. It offers Netflix (and Hulu Plus I think), which at least provides a reason to have video - but I don't want my daughter having unfilter Netflix access in her room. I suggest you read up on the forums at Chumby. They provide the web services on this unit, and actually designed the motherboard and software - but the implementation/features were determined by Best Buy / Insignia. And for some reason, they elected to not include the very useful clock features, as well as the many music options that are included on the 3.5" Oh - let's not forget its photo frame features. They are okay - I didn't have it long enough to look into the web-steaming options, which I assume work. But the basic slideshows were pretty basic, and couldn't compare to my Kodak Pulse frame. Again, maybe it's because I've been exposed to better executions, that I wasn't able to accept poor ones on the 8" infocast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend