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AVerMedia AVerLife HD Studio review

AVerMedia AVerLife HD Studio - Simple Does It

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Overall rating 8/10
Design:
7.5
Performance:
8
Features:
7
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Compact size
Clean and speedy UI
THE BAD
Small remote, even smaller buttons
Issue with displaying subtitles


Conclusion

Conclusion

As an entry-level HD media player we could not find any glaring faults with the AVerMedia AVerLife HD Studio. Considering that it's coming in at the more affordable end of the spectrum, we deem the feature set and format support made available to the user to be decent enough. Of course there are a few niggles that bother us: the remote is too small and the buttons, even smaller. And let's not forget the problem we faced with subtitles.

If you prefer something that is built more sturdily or has a more comprehensive video format support, the AC Ryan Playon!HD Mini 2 is a good alternative. Still, at a price of US$95 (about S$120), the HD Studio does offer good value for casual users who just wish to watch their videos amassed from various sources with minimal fuss.