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Hornettek Phantom MP-2020 1080P HDMI 2.5-Inch HDD Media Player


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  • Full-HD 1080P video play back on your TV system
  • 2.5-inches HDD can be easily install into Phantom unit
  • Browse photo with background music playing
  • Stream and transfer files through Ethernet and USB 2.0 Host port
  • Support various multimedia formats such as RMVB, MKV

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: HornetTek
  • Model: MP-2020

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 5.5 x 5.7 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002YTGBKI
  • Item model number: MP-2020
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,072 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 26, 2009

Product Description

Hornettek Phantom MP-2020 1080P HDMI 2.5" HDD Media Player

Customer Reviews

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Goodbye DVDs & CDs!!
Eduardo Perez Mancia
All this can be found at the PBO forums which I suggest you join if you purchase a Hornettek or a PBO.
BrewDude
You'll learn there how to add additional functions like internet radio and video streaming.
Chi S. Ho

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chi S. Ho on August 19, 2010
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I got this box when it was on sale. It is basically identical to the early batch of Patriot Box Office (Patriot Box Office 1080p High-Definition Media Player PCMPBO25 (Black)) and is very similar to a bunch of other network media players using the same RealTek 1073DD chip like Brite-view CinemaTube, ASUS O!Play, ACRayn PlayON!HD, etc. It comes with bootcode 16 and firmware 02 (or 01?), but it can be easily updated using Patriot's firmwares (and even other firmwires after patched). I had it flashed to FW053 after initial testing. It plays the mkv, rmvb, and other file types as described that has a better compatibility than the WD LiveHD. I hooked it up to a router set as WDS bridge. It can stream video files (even 720p) from my network drives or share folders connected to a separated wireless router smoothly. Once I put in a 2.5" SATA2 drive, I can enable the BT client and SAMBA server function. The BT client works as describe but it has very primitive settings or functions. The BT performance is comparable to my laptop, while file transfer to or from the box (and connected HD) is rather slow. It would be much better to transfer files to another NAS drive and stream to the box. The subtitle support is very good. It decode embedded as well as external subtitle files in multiple languages (including Asian languages) with the options to change color, size, and position.
If you get this box, make sure you go to Patriot's support forum to learn updated information. You'll learn there how to add additional functions like internet radio and video streaming. Check out other reviews on Patriot Box Office too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BrewDude on December 26, 2010
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Just bought a new LCD TV and was looking for a way to play all my HD .mkv files stored on my computer. Did all my homework and decided on the Patriot Box Office. Then somehow I stumbled across the Hornettek Phantom MP-2020 for just $48.00. Found out it was a PBO knockoff and could accept all the official and non-official firmware updates so I bought it. I now have it hooked up to my TV via HDMI cable with a 500 GB hard drive in it and everything plays flawlessly. MKV, ISO, VOB, M4V, FLAC and MP3 are what I've thrown at it so far and all play great. I bought a "N" dongle and can stream standard definition video and music all day long wirelessly. I'm going to buy a "N" router next so maybe I'll be able to stream 720p HD content. According to the PBO forums this is possible, we'll see. Flashing the firmware is a breeze as long as you follow the directions laid out at the PBO forums. I have "BRICKED" mine twice but that was my own fault. I just ordered all the cables and was able to restore the Hornettek using the serial method. I also upgraded my bootcode from 16 to 27 which was very easy using my homemade serial cable. All this can be found at the PBO forums which I suggest you join if you purchase a Hornettek or a PBO. You'll find tons of help and answers there. Bottom line is I love this device and highly recommend to anyone looking to play HD videos on there HD TV. BTW...the samba shares work great but I didn't try the BT client.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hans L. Cruz on April 21, 2011
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Very easy to setup. I just popped-in a hard drive and it worked right away. The menus are simple enough for my kids. So far it has played all formats that I've thrown at it.
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By Andrew I. Munro Sr. on October 10, 2010
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I have been through many Media Players, Mede8er's, BriteViews, IOBox, and I actually own an Xtreamer and a WD Live.
I needed another Player to stream HD video content from my Computer to my loft and I didn't want to spend a fortune. This little device does everything I need. Yes I did flash it with the latest firmware from Patriot, as they are basically the same unit. But Hornntekk don't upgrade their firmware as much as Patriot.
It doesn't have the bells and whistles of Xtreamer, but much of what Xtreamer promised has fallen by the wayside, as we still await the 3.0 firmware and have done for many months.Plus the Xtreamer remote is THE worst, you have to be basically on top of the machine for it to respond. Also the User Interface is not as smooth as the WD Live, but it's easy enough to navigate.
I was lucky enough to pay half as much for this, compared to the WD, Xtreamer etc and it was worth every penny. But if you are going to spend over $100, wait for the Boxee Box, it's going to blow all the other Media Players away !!
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By johny on December 20, 2010
I purchased this from another retailer a couple weeks ago for roughly sixty dollars w/o rebate because it was the cheapest media player I could find w/o rebates and it was a re-badged patriot box office media player. The unit I received actually came with bootcode 18 so it is compatible with the latest firmware being released by Patriot (I have yet to try the latest though).

I run movies from a wired connection and everything I've tried has worked so far - mkv, xvid, divx, dvd iso, mpg

Only flaw that I have so far (w/o the latest firmware) is having to manually switch between audio output (e.g. SPDIF RAW/LPCM) for certain files I have. It would've been great if that could be auto detected but its just somewhat of a minor inconvenience more than a show stopper.
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