Now that we have taken a quick look at the main unit and gone over what it is capable of, let's set this beast up and see what it can do for real.
The first thing we need to do is to tell the device just how we want it to communicate with our television. To make changes, you use the included remote control, or you can use the joystick on the front of the main unit. I found that the remote is much easier to use and pretty much idiot-proof. Just make the appropriate adjustments to the settings and you're off. For those who need a PAL output signal, fear not; the MX-760HD is fully compatible with either the PAL or NTSC standards.
The "Network" tab has nothing unexpected so we'll move on to the next one in line. While there isn't anything out of the ordinary here, I wanted to point out this product is fully capable of connecting to your home network even if encrypted with a WEP key. I'll be the first to admit that it was a bit of a pain to manually enter this key into the device, but it was to be expected given that I was using the remote. After entering the key, I was able to connect with no problems at all. Just make sure that you have the directory you want access to set as a shared resource so this device can get to your video files.
The Playback tab allows you to make adjustments to how your content will be displayed on screen. It also lets you enhance the manner in which subtitles are displayed.
The Misc tab gives you some general administrative type functions and also gives you a place to update the firmware if this becomes necessary.
After we get the unit set up to work with our audio and display components, we are ready to kick this thing into high gear. Above shows your initial screen where you choose the source of where you want to get your content from. The "HDD1" choice is the hard drive I installed into the unit and the "Movies" choice is a wireless connection to my primary computer. Select the appropriate location and hit the OK button on the remote and you will be presented with a listing of all supported files. As noted a little earlier, this list will scroll the entire file name, unlike the front LCD panel, so you can make sure that you are selecting the movie that you really want to see.
So how does the MX-760HD handle video files?