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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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Kathi16844

    Bought this for my daughter and she loves it. She uses it to listen to Pandora, display pictures, and plays several apps. It was very easy to set up. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice information center

    Posted
    dszlucha

    We use our Infocast as an "information center" in the kitchen. It displays the weather forecast, Google calendar, and Facebook status. On occasion we use use Pandora radio or Shoutcast. The unit was very easy to set up and after initial registration online we can choose apps/widgets right from the Infocast touch screen. Every evening we have to dim the clock and I would like to see a feature that would automatically do this at a set time. Overall we're please with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty neat little gadget...

    Posted
    StlJoe58

    I decided to give this device a try since I got it at a great price. I'm a bit of an electronics junkie so the thought of a device that connects to my home network with the wide variety of functions was very appealing. We have had it up and running for about a month and the first thing we learned was that you have to find the right place for it. Place it in a place that you will be able to see it often and thus make the content come to you instead of you going to your computer to get it. The setup isn't hard but it's time consuming to get the right apps in the right place. Pandora is great but the speakers aren't. The picture frame function works great also. They say it makes it easier to share pictures but it's no easier than up loading to any other picture sharing site. So, the bottom line? It's pretty cool but I don't know if it's worth $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device but needs a few more features

    Posted
    KenV

    I got the Infocast after some research for a internet media player for our kitchen. The device works great for streaming radio, news, weather, photos, and playing MP3s. Setup was very easy, but the Chumby site is a bit clunky to use. Configuring each of the apps has to be done individually and most options have to be set from the website and not on the device interface. For those a bit more technically inclined, the device has a linux underpinning and many things can be adjusted connecting SSH to the player. So the bad: unlike other standard devices the Infocast does not include the standard Chumby "My Streams" to play custom streams or recognize my home media server for music. Video and photos will play from the media server but is not stable with large collections. Hopefully this will be updated in a future update. I would like to see a built in FM radio tuner in the infocast from some local stations that do not support streaming radio. None of the devices in this class of device has a built in tuner, so it is not limited to the Infocast. Overall this is a great little device that I would recommend but it does have a few limitations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kinda cool... but didn't knock my socks off

    Posted
    IveFallenAndCantGetUp

    I bought this unit at the $99 sale price with intent of using a few apps including weather, sports news, stock ticker, photos, and clock. I did readily find the applications that I had intended and also found the setup to be relatively easy. I find the applications functionally alright but find that navigating to applications is not as straightforward as anticipated (my 11-year old son quickly picked it up so switching applications is less an issue of being intuitive versus being expedient). If you like Facebook you may like the application that scrolls through what your friends are posting and that lets you click to "like" and to respond. You may also like the app that displays photos within a single Facebook photo directory that you specify (I like this because it effectively works as a digital photo frame, showing whatever you load into your targeted Facebook photos folder). I like to see the weather forecast and radar as the family gets ready in the morning and find this valuable. Also like to see sports headlines and scores scroll by on gameday. The screen resolution is alright but not great. I give the unit a B grade overall. This is about the highest grade that I expected giving it for the price. Overall, it is kinda cool but don't look for anything to overwhelm you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is cool

    Posted
    rick647

    I was looking for an internet radio and saw this on Black Friday. So I thought what the heck and bought it while there was still some left. This thing is fun!! I can listen to NPR and read my local newspaper's RSS feed. Listen to Christmas music with a crackling fire on the screen. Read the Headlines of the New York Times or check my local weather all from a touch of the screen at my kitchen counter. Or I can use it simply as a picture frame. I Found a hack on line to make it a web browser, and although clunky it does work. The unit was easy to set up and the touch screen is very responsive. There are all kinds of forums out there for this device and the future looks great. In my opinion, for a first generation product, this unit is well worth the money and I hope with future updates it will have more useful apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty nice gadget to have

    Posted
    Brianinnorfolk

    I was looking at both the Chumby and the Sony product and decided to go with this. It was a breeze to set up. It quickly found my home network, asked for my key, and connected with no issues. You do have to set-up an online account to use applications, but that was pretty simple. The screen seems quite large and easy to use. Images are clear in a normally lit living room. It does wash out some in direct sun light. It can be a bit unresponsive to touch at times. Plenty of applications to choose from, all for free. The built in speakers seem fairly loud and clear given their size. It works great with internet radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very useful device with lots of FREE Apps.

    Posted
    Jacobs
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    Usually I don't write a review before using the item for at least 7 days. However, I thought it would be fair to review this product within hours. Pros: - Price I paid - less than $60 with some coupons after BB's current sale price of $99 - Easy to set up - Easy responding touch screen - Easy to navigate - 1352 FREE apps as of today - Pandora, Shoutcast, Weather Channel, NY Times and many more very useful cool apps. - Google Calendar integration (very cool) - Facebook, Picassa, Photo bucket, PHP Photo and more photo apps. Cons: - Poor quality plastic case - Screen resolution is just average - Most apps has stretched icons or interface (I believe most of the apps initially written for some low resolution devices) Other thoughts: I wish there was framechannel integration with this device. May be I am addicted to framechannel after using Kodak wifi enabled photo frames for a while now. If you willing to pay some extra money, Sony Dash would be a better choice I guess. I saw the Dash demo at the store, but the screen resolution is far better on Dash. Since both devices using Chumby Apps, I believe you get pretty much everything same on both devices. Also an option for setting up On/Off timer would be nice, so that the device will turn off at a given time particularly at nights. As of now, you need to turn off the device manually or activate the night mode manually. Overall, I am very happy with the 8" Insignia Infocast. Definitely worthy for less than $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend