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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: 2 out of 5 stars

    A waste of a lot of potential.

    Posted
    yetanothertoy

    The only complaint I have on a hardware side is that I wish the screen had an adjustable tilt. Other than that, one really can't ask more for a sub $100 device. However, the software turns a rather pleasant hardware device into a marginally useful, but incredibly annoying item . It seems that they couldn't decide whether to build a picture frame, alarm clock, or a widget player, so they decided to do them all rather badly. As a picture frame, the number of transition types are few, and of the ones it does have are not smooth. The alarm clock function is the real head-banger, since the many clock widgets don't integrate with the clock functions (like dim, status of alarm setting...), nor can you control the alarm type. Some chumby widgets are useful, but a large chunk of the 1300+ apps are clocks or things that could have been done with a web browser (rss feeds, webcams) had it had one. To add insult to injury, the user interface is awful. For an 8" screen, the buttons for functions are way too small. There are no quick/easy way of skipping to the next widget, thus limiting the usefulness of their app channels. In short, nothing can be done trivially with the UI. Since all of the issues are with the firmware, it's possible that they can be resolved, but I'm not holding my breath. Until then, I think a cheap android tablet would be far more useful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality LCD

    Posted
    Raquor

    This device is a great concept that ultimately failed in execution. I purchased this device primarily for it's ability to access multiple flickr accounts and that works great. I also really liked the ability to make use of the chumby applications on the device. Where the device fails is it's screen. When looking at the device straight on everything looks wonderful. However from across the room the screen has a bit of shadow. Due to the angle of the screen I feel like I'd have to put it on the floor to view it comfortably from the couch. From the side you again run into the shadows caused by a poor quality LCD. I expect a lot more from LCD screens at this point and this device just doesn't deliver.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    just ok

    Posted
    julie4737

    Well, I bought 2 for my parents at Christmas. They have been in use now a little over a week, and the apps are being deleted by Chumby w/out warning. The apps are being replaced with not so great apps. I got hooked into buying for certain apps and now they are being deleted. SCAM!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend