The enthusiast MPCClub site has a very detailed review of the new SageTV HD300. They go into just about every detail possible including a very thorough look at the HD300 HD Theater as a standalone media streamer. They are mostly very positive about the device with praise for the HDMI 1.3 inclusion, the online capabilities, small form-factor and low price. Here’s a couple of excerpts:
“From initial perceptions the HD Theatre 300 is what its predecessor should have been. It now has the right stuff to truly call itself a FullHD media player. On the surface the player simply looks like a hardware refresh and YES at this stage it is. However the player holds a lot more under its skin and once it loses its current legacy façade and allows its more powerful underlying code to embrace any future UI upgrade being developed, I believe the player will outshine most if not all media players currently on the market.”
“I would unreservedly recommend this player as a must for the standalone enthusiast and the user who would take the time and effort to develop its overall experience by incorporating the backend application aspect."
Definitely worth a read if you’re considering purchasing a media player or extender any time in the near future.
You can check out the full, MPCClub review of the SageTV HD300 here and the forum discussion of the review here
And head here for the complete GeekTonic review of the HD300