I’ve been using the HUB for about three months now and I will admit that I’ve been fairly disappointed with its image rendering performance. Specifically two things bug me…
1) Image Quality: High-res jpegs display poorly with many jagged edges (poor anti-aliasing). They look acceptable from over 20’ away, but the moment you get closer you really see the edges start to break down.
- Performance: When navigating between photos it takes 3-5 seconds for an image to render (load) on screen. This is especially annoying as the lag leads you wonder if the HUB received your command from the remote. I really expected much better performance given the images are stored locally on the HUB’s internal HDD.
I will admit that I am probably pushing the limits of the HUB’s abilities as most of the images I am attempting to view are 10-18 megapixels in size, but I guess I am just a bit surprised by this as my old xBox 360, which is now broken, handled these with ease even when the images were accessed over the home network.
Perhaps I am simply expecting too much, but I guess I would just like to know if anyone else has experienced the same issues.
I realize that producing lower-res versions of the images tailored for the HUB would probably help, but I don’t see this as a practical solution.