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4.0 out of 5 stars Works Great! Great Price! Easy to Use!, April 2, 2011
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Like the the title says the Diamond Multimedia Mini Wonder MP700 Player
Works Great and at the price (I ordered at the $32.99 price and also got the
$20 mail-in rebate bringing the price down to a whopping $12.99 incl. shipping)
how could anyone complain - as the other reviewers stated 'it mostly does what is stated that it's capable of... That is it plays many formats streamed to ANY television. I could see how this would be a nice feature for older flat panel wide-screen TV's but It seems many of the newer LED Flat panel TV's have this technology built in - they come with USB and Memory Card slots to allow playing of data files.
Where this little unit really shines is for use with old-school analog tube TV's.
With only an RCA plug for L/R and Video I'm able to watch (with very nice quality I might add) all the content on my little 500GB WD Passport portable USB drive (no additional power supply needed - the Mini Wonder provides all the power needed to run your external USB drive). It also allows for plugging in your memory card at the same time and switching between the two via the remote. It brings photos up in thumbnail format for your choice of viewing and also offers slideshow ability with customizable
transitions and you can even have it play your choice of music (off the same drive/card) in the background while the slide show runs.

Format recognition is not very diverse but enough are recognized to make the unit more than useful. Another user mentioned using a DivX converter and that will come in very handy for the 10 out of about 100 movies I have on my external USB drive.
That's right only 10 out of 100 of my titles wouldn't play without conversion.
That's a decent enough ratio to make the Mini Wonder well worth the money.
If you get the Diamond Mini Wonder MP700 Multimedia Player expect to have a little learning curve about media formats. Not all AVI, MP4, MPEG etc. files are created the same. The unit DOES play all the formats mentioned but not every type of those formats.
As long as you plan on needing to convert some things and that most stuff will play fine this product should more than meet your expectations.
I also wanted to touch on the size and portability that many mention is important to them. Yes the unit is half the size of an iPhone; and yes it is extremely portable, perfect for carrying around with you. BUT, unfortunately the small size is somewhat negated by the fact that you must have the power adapter, TV patchcord and remote along with the unit for everything to work. So yes it very portable all things considered, but it's not like all you have to carry around is the little 2.5" x 2.5"
player.
At the current $32.99 price the Diamond Multimedia player is a good value, if you can find it for less it makes it a GREAT value! Buy one NOW!

Edit Addition:
Forgot to mention a few things which I find important features of the Mini Wonder.
The player recognizes and will 'play' (bring up on screen) plain text (.txt) files - great for lists, descriptions, reminders etc.
One of the major assets when using the Mini Wonder is having the ability to copy and/or delete files directly. You can choose single or multiple files (in the same directory) to delete or copy to the same device or the other device. So if you have
a new movie on a memory card and you have an external USB drive connected you can copy between the two. Copy and delete operations are pretty fast -almost instant (though I would think the class/speed of a given memory card has something to do with that speed).
Especially handy when you have a large drive that needs 'weeding' - you can just sit back on the couch and using the Mini Wonder remote, go through the drive to delete
what you no longer need/want. Also handy to delete the movie you just watched but don't intend to keep/archive.
All-in-all I'm liking the Diamond MP700 Mini Wonder Multimedia player more and more the more I use it.
I can't say much in regard to the long term durability and reliability of the unit since I've only had it about a week - seems fairly sturdy but I could imagine frying the thing if it is left powered-on 24/7.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2011 8:26:08 PM PDT
M. Campbell says:
Does this work with netflix?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2011 10:30:02 PM PDT
Where did you get the mail in rebate?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 12:08:16 PM PST
Is this a streaming device....such as Roku, etc. I need for Netflix.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 12:08:45 PM PST
Is this a streaming device....such as Roku, etc. I need for Netflix.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013 12:09:39 PM PST
Did you get a response? Does this work with netflix?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2013 11:15:27 AM PDT
DADEO says:
NO, THIS DOES NOT DO NETFLIX!
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