Getting ready to dump my hub after just over a years use and I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on a replacement unit. Unfortunately, outside of building my own HTPC there are no other options.
What I’ve found is that the extreme low-end of the market is utterly saturated with media streamers and there are a number of choices in the upper low-end / low-end midrange. Anything outside of this is homebrew.
I like the Hub and I think the concept is sound, but the physical limitations of the device are becoming too much to bear.
So… if you had a hand in green lighting features for a higher end version of the Hub - what would you include or change?
My short list:
Faster processor that can actually support a gigabit data copy and play a movie at the same time
Additional USB ports & USB 3.0 support
Removal of the included HDD in exchange for 2 hot swap SATA bays
Redesign of the Media Library database – the database should be stored locally on internal storage and not polling external devices continually
Caching of all content on local storage, device should not need write access to remote resources.