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Still wondering if Samsung HomeSync is for you? Samsung details its ease of use and features in new video

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Still wondering if Samsung HomeSync is for you? Samsung details its ease of use and features in new video
Samsung’s new HomeSync hit the shelves earlier this month after we got to see it in action at MWC 2013 back in February. The field of connected set-top boxes and DVRs is very crowded, so Samsung has to make a pretty compelling value proposition for a $299 piece of equipment.

Fortunately, when you are a conglomerate like Samsung, a company that makes nearly everything, this is not an insuperable proposition. Indeed, the folks in Korea probably see this as par for the course.

Now we are not saying HomeSync is not selling, but when your competition is practically giving away similar full featured devices, it is important to know how easy it is to use and what you get for the money. Given that most of the smartphone toting world uses a Samsung device, it is not a bad play.

HomeSync is more than an entertainment hub, it is also your personal cloud. With 1TB of storage, you will have plenty of space to store and share content across multiple devices. You can imagine that if your whole portfolio is Samsung branded, it is really going to hit a home run, though it is compatible with a variety of devices from different manufacturers.

Samsung’s new video does not have a lot of flash and whiz-bang production quality to it, but it does show the integration Samsung is building on top of the Android operating system.

source: Samsung (YouTube)


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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 17:55

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


No thanks I will keep my 15TB NAS I just recently put together, 1Tb is $300 is a ripoff. Know how much you can find a 1TB drive FOR? Around $60-$70. WD Red and Seagate NAS HDD is the minimum that should be in these and they put cheap 1TBs in that are not optimized for those small boxes with anti vibration + low energy use + low heat. A 2TB WD RED/Seagate NAS is $110 but it is actually made for these type of boxes.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 19:25 2

2. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Pretty neat, i like.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 01:20

4. dratomic (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I use wd tv. and I find it interesting. homesync is my dream come true. because of android I can install an mx player and then everything is good to go

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:44 1

5. steve5909 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


@shatter, you do realize that the HomeSync is far more than just an external hard drive.

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