I got this bought for Xmas, its a magical system. I have the WD 320GB portable hard drive and downloaded all my music, photos and numerous videos. They all work so easily, make sure you use a HDMI cable between the box and the tv and the clarity remains perfect, i used to connect my laptop to the tv, with HDMI clarity is as soon on the laptop screen, this does the same but is so small and hidden below the tv can hardly see it, the only thing I do is ensure every time I finish using it, eject the external hard drive (files cannot be saved to the box just connected through it), the reason for this is the external hard drive still has power even if the box is off, so ends up getting hot; I cant afford to lose everything I have!. Go to the WD website, download the updates, put on a USB pen drive, the box recognises the updates and installs. I have had no problem and am amazed by it, I have had some music videos not play the sound, but having changed their format to avi all are perfect. This is an ideal mans toy as can connect any hard drive and watch movies, or listen to music while the screen is filled by the photos you have. Treat yourself, you will not be dismayed.