If you've got a shiny [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/section/tvs/|new TV]] and [[artnid:376750|a Blu-ray player]], but want to play back music or photo or video files from your [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/section/desktop_pcs/|desktop PC]] or [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/section/notebooks/|notebook]], a media player is the way to go. You can load up these devices with media files and easily access them, or you can connect them to your [[xref:http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/section/networking_wireless_voip/|home network]] and stream video easily. We've put together a list of what we think are the best media players in Australia.
2 / 14
While the concept - to make stored digital files easily playable at higher quality over a hi-fi system - is a very worthy aim, the Olive Media Olive 2 fell short of our expectations for a product at this price. It's limited to playing last century's 16-bit files, which it does competently enough once you've navigated its clunky interface. Ultimately though it's that awkward, dated and slow user interface, lying just below a cramped and insensitive small touchscreen, that deterred us from turning to the Olive 2 for regular music playing duties at home. In its present guise at least, this is not audiophile technology we'd recommend for your investment.
- Review Date:
- 25th Jan., 2010
- Andrew Harrison